Love This Solar Bike!

Love This Solar Bike!

Ele is a solar bicycle with solar panels on its wheels that rotate 30 degrees on both sides, to face toward sun. This is to absorb as much sun-power that it can. This hybrid bike can be charged via electricity and the sun. It works in 3 modes though, muscle power, Semi- electric: electricity helps the user to ride easier and faster. Lastly, The Electric: here it functions completely like an electrical bicycle.

0 Designer: Mojtaba Raeisi

Walkie-talkie Get’s A Sexy New Look

Walkie-talkie Get’s A Sexy New Look

Almost every tech gadget now comes in a sexy new avatar except for the humble Walkie-talkie! Thanks to the Talky, hopefully some biggie (like SONY) will be inspired to redo the design and give it a fitting new look.

0 Designer: Pengfei LI

Like Bread and Butter

Like Bread and Butter

Wood and steel just go together! The Composite Stool earns its name from the marriage of these two elements that form its simplistic yet stylish construction. Plasma cut 4mm mild steel is pressed into shape and powder coated to form the top, while sapele or silver beech wood is machined and assembled by hand to form the legs. The result is so sleek you’d never guess they were handmade in designer Andrew Cassels’ very own garage! Get em’ here!

0 Designer: Andrew Cassels

Surprising Material Bonding

Surprising Material Bonding

Designer Einat Kirschner’s experimentation with techniques to combine metal powders and ceramics found similarities in their processing methods and heating temperatures which allowed for the creation of fascinating, otherworldly forms without the use of adhesives! The material combination, dubbed CeraMetal, might appear delicate, but its incredibly strong, making it ideal for a variety of applications. Iron powder and copper powder versions give each design a one-of-a-kind aesthetic with varied hues and organic shapes.

0 Designer: Einat Kirschner

Breathe Right with Help from the Earth

Breathe Right with Help from the Earth

The DSI dry salt inhaler enables a natural treatment of respiratory diseases by using natural salt crystals from Europe’s largest salt mine in Parajd, Romania. A special feature of this biocompatible medical product is its special membrane, which prevents air from being blown back into the device, causing condensation. The one-way safety valve prevents the salt from contamination and accustoms the user to the right breathing technique in order to achieve the maximum therapeutic effect.

0 Designer: CO&CO Designcommunication

My Weight Is For My Eyes Only

My Weight Is For My Eyes Only

I am very possessive about my weight; it’s meant for my eyes only! Weighing scales that make a public display of my weight are a big NO! The KOALA Digital Scale takes care of this issue because it directly sends the weight to your Smartphone app. As far as convenience goes, it adopts the principle of roly-poly to make it stand automatically when not in use. Very Smart!

0 Designers: Hyunseung Jang and Yongbum Lim of Plastic Irony

I Heart Stooka

I Heart Stooka

I am writing this article on the Stooka Chair, curled up in my hotel bed, from one of the trendiest boutique hotels of Singapore. The kinds that focuses only on chairs! It’s ironic that this hipster place has all kinds of seating options from eras gone by, but not one that boasts of being sustainable, multifunctional, portable, easy to store and more importantly eco-friendly. Perhaps I should talk to them about the Stooka.

0 Designer: Design Lot 5 [ Buy it Here ]

The Ferrari of Audio Amplifiers

The Ferrari of Audio Amplifiers

The new Devialet line of high-definition audio systems leads the pack with its combination of rare elegance and unimaginable performance. The same exclusive sound amplification technology, known as ADH, combines the power of digital systems with the fidelity of analogue. Additions such as USB ports, ethernet capability, wireless streaming and even a remote app for Android and iOS devices are the latest updates catered for the modern user. The question isn’t why you should get a Devialet, but which one you should have!

0 Designer: Devialet

The only time fake can be fashionable!

The only time fake can be fashionable!

The Impetus leg prosthetic gives sports-minded amputees not only the capability to play sports again, but to boost their confidence while doing so. 3D printed sections on the design can be interchanged and created precisely for the wearer’s individual taste and style or to carry uniform colors. Designed and shaped to bipedal physics and proportions, it gives amputees ability and aesthetics on the same level as non-amputee players.

0 Designer: Aurélien Dantin

15 Best of Best 2013 Red Dot Award: Design Concept Winners

15 Best of Best 2013 Red Dot Award: Design Concept Winners

Two kisses on the runway, plenty of dance moves, one South Korean traditionally dressed gal and loads of excitement later, I am finally back in my room. Its almost 2:30 am here in Singapore, and I cannot get sleep until I recap this Bedazzling red dot awards night! Ken Koo and Peter Zec took to the stage and set the ball rolling for an evening of celebrations. This year, many things were done differently; first off yours truly was the onsite video reporter and had a videographer follow me everywhere. Videos coming later…

Shower with a Clean Conscience

Shower with a Clean Conscience

A hot shower feels sooooo good! It’s no wonder that we often overlook how much water we’re using. The Refresh system helps cut back on consumption by quickly filtering and recirculating some of the water from each shower cycle. The system can be implemented into any existing shower for instant water savings. Slots for the user’s favorite bar soap are built into the design, so it doubles as a dish!

0 Designers: Various

The Pen Printer

The Pen Printer

Abandoned pens and other such stationery stand a chance at purposeful usage, thanks to the Pen Printer. The device uses the ink from discarded pens to print on paper. The current tech may not support such an ambitious idea, but it’s worth the exploration, since many of us have bundles of uncapped and discarded pens in our drawers for no apparent reason!

0 Designers: Tae-jin Kim & Su-in Kim

70s Lighting Fit for Today

70s Lighting Fit for Today

One look at the Faro lighting collection and you’ll be reminded of boogie, polyester, and peace! This 70′s inspired series breathes new life into mod style by recreating the plastic shell pendants that were popular almost 40 years ago. Thick transparent glass  diffuses light in layered waves for a groovy glow that subtly resembles a lighthouse lantern.

0 Designer: Marc Graells