Blood Sucking but Life Saving

Blood Sucking but Life Saving

Blood type testing is a vital but often overlooked necessity in emergency medical situations. Unfortunately, anyone requiring a transfusion must wait for type results from the lab before one can be given. What if we could test at the location of the emergency, or even on the way to the hospital? Designed for natural disaster situations, the Emertest offers a solution that saves valuable time easily and conveniently. And what better animal to base the design on than…. the leech. Not as gross as it sounds – check it out!

0 Designers: Various

Shanghai's LightScraper

Shanghai’s LightScraper

Situated in the middle of a lake in south-east Shanghai, the SH Fish building serves as the focal point among 5 other proposed structures. The circular shape of the the floor plans was determined in relationship with the waterfront, giving it a 270° lake view inside. Thanks to its unique location at the tip of the peninsula, the design is reminiscent of a lighthouse. In much the same way, it serves as a beacon for anyone visiting this cultural hub.  

0 Designer: UA Studio7

Go Go Gadget iPhone Case!

Go Go Gadget iPhone Case!

With everything from built-in scissors to screwdrivers, the IN1 case is your one-stop-shop for all things utility! Like a Swiss army knife wrapped around your iPhone, you can use it to MacGyver yourself out of any situation, big or small! From tweezing splinters to rebuilding cars, it’s the perfect gift for any tinkerer. You can own it HERE!

0 Designer: IN1

The Slim Edge

The Slim Edge

Measuring only 4 mm, The Edge is one of the thinnest titanium watches in the world. You would think that only big bulky watches can look sexy but The Edge Watch forces you to rethink that notion. This fully jeweled analogue quartz movement displays a slim stature of only 1.1 mm. A skeletal design, sapphire glass crystal encasing the purist dial and plain hands, create a subtle impact.

0 Designer: Mahendra Chauhan for Titan

Electronic Mosquito Coil

Electronic Mosquito Coil

The E-Coil uses frequency waves and light without scent or fragrances to repel mosquitoes and keeping them at bay. The traditional coil leaves ash residue and may have an annoying scent. This new e-version releases frequency waves identical to the ones that male mosquitoes release when flying, and this wave apparently irks the female mosquitoes and keeps them away. Tell me about it!

0 Designer: Mosei Kim

Introducing, the cLamp

Introducing, the cLamp

This clever lamp design has a subtle vintage vibe thanks to its unique base composed of two clamps styled after classic clips of the past. Together, they hold and support the shade. To adjust the height and direction of the light, simply unclamp the shade and adjust! 

0 Designer: form|knast

A New Generation of Saddles

A New Generation of Saddles

Since 1866, the Brooks company has been known for its craftsmanship, durability, and quirky British insistence on doing things differently. When it came time to design the first new bike saddle in decades, they sought out IDEO to pay respect to this heritage. The result is a saddle with the same durability as traditional leather saddles, but with modern comfort and weather protection. Called Cambium, it’s a more dependable option for devoted traditionalists!

0 Designer: IDEO

The e-Bike we've all been waiting for...

The e-Bike we’ve all been waiting for…

Named after the 13th element that composes its unibody frame, the electric Bike 13 is both a feat of functional engineering and aesthetic integrity. Its hybrid engine is packed tightly within a robust yet lightweight, compact frame. Also built into the frame is a self-locking mechanism that freezes the rear wheel when parked to deter theft. It’s pure e-bike… nothing more and nothing less than what you need. Let’s crowdfund this thing cause I want one for Christmas!

0 Designer: Francois Baptista

Personalized Plate Cooking

Personalized Plate Cooking

The Plate Cooker is intended for busy working folks who can’t spend much time on cooking. It reflects a unique Korean culinary culture: preference for soup and rice as a breakfast, and cooking and freezing the food over weekends. This food is then heated and consumed over the upcoming week.

0 Designer: Ranhee Chung

A Good Tilt

A Good Tilt

I am sure there is a very good reason for cell phones to have a rectangular battery. I’m not going to dispute the reason but instead present Ji Hye Park’s idea. The Tilt Battery is simply designed with a sharp slope on one end. This is so that it’s easy to load in the battery and removes all ambiguity of which ways to slide it in! Awesome!

0 Designer: Ji Hye Park

A Touch of Sound

A Touch of Sound

Mórimo is a multi-sensory instrument which helps the “listener” experience music beyond hearing. The structure is covered with an elastic membrane connected to an amplifier and transducers around a wooden resonance chamber. The device can be attached to any instrument or other sound source. The input is converted into vibration which can be felt throughout the tactile surface!

0 Designer: Justyna Zubrycka

Sound Gestures

Sound Gestures

Using DigitalHabit(s)’ gestural interface, this twist on the desktop speaker encourages user interaction by reacting to movements of the hand. Manufactured in concrete and fir harmonic board, the resulting sound has a deep resonance with enhanced bass tones. Pair your favorite Bluetooth device to stream music wirelessly and set the volume, change the song, or pause/start with a simple wave!

0 Designer: DigitalHabit(s)

iFresh Scan

iFresh Scan

The I Fresh is a food scanner equipped with a camera that captures the barcode on the food packaging, just before you store it in the fridge or cupboard. It hooks up to the fridge like a fridge magnet and can store data like the date of purchase. The idea behind the device is to make sure you consume fresh food and don’t eat the spoilt.

0 Designers: Yang Fei, Chen Xiaofeng & Sun Yingjie