50 Free Registrations to Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014!

50 Free Registrations to Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014!

The Early Bird entries for the 2014 Red Dot Awards: Product Design is now open until 6 December 2013. However this editorial is to inform you more about the 50 Free Registrations made available to young designers. The so-called “Red Dot Young Professionals Application Day” is round the bend and if you think you are ready to be the “king (or queen) of the world”, then earmark the 11th of December 2013. On this date, career-starters have 24 hours to apply for one out of 50 free registrations.

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Movinkler, Say What?

Movinkler, Say What?

Yes, Movinkler! A self-adjusting fire sprinkler system that is simpler, smarter, and safer than most existing models. The design features a heat-detection camera and capacity for movement. Addressing existing issues like not operating until they reach a certain temperature, not functioning properly on dead spots and not controlling the water usage, the Movinkler offers solutions that seem acceptable.

0 Designer: Jin seon Lee

Tick Tock Message Spot

Tick Tock Message Spot

The Little Note Clock is simply ingenious! So simple, in fact, it’ll make you say “duh, why didn’t I think of that!” The only thing different between this and your average wall clock is its face made of dry erase board. Users can scribble anything from notes to numbers or doodles to reminders. Best of all, no two are just alike once you’ve added your own touch to it!

0 Designer: Tim Defleur

Seamless Studio On-The-Go!

Seamless Studio On-The-Go!

A seamless background can do a lot to make the focal point of a photo really pop! Whether you’re a seasoned photographer or just trying to get Instafamous on Instagram, you’ll fall in love with Foldio! It allows you to take your own seamless background on the go so you can photograph smaller objects anywhere. Flat-pack ready it fits in any bag or backpack and is super-easy to fold up when you need it!

0 Designer: ORANGEMONKIE-TEAM

Sphero, My Super Hero

Sphero, My Super Hero

It’s that time of the year when you get the jitters and start hunting high and low for the perfect gift. Allow me to put you out of your despair, and give you the heads-up on a product that appeals to all ages (young and old) across the board. Sphero. My Superhero! Yes, it’s that kinda thing that appeals to the gamer, the techie robotic kind, the shy, the friendly, the design freak, the outdoorsy and the indoors. In short…everyone! This sophisticated and programmable robot is the buzz-word for today!

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Auris Skye: Music And Freedom As It Should Be

Auris Skye: Music And Freedom As It Should Be

Mention Kickstarter in a room and see how people start off with their two cents on the pros and cons. The bottom line on this topic is that crowdfunding is here to stay and innovations like the Auris Skye are in our hands thanks to the concept. The pain of getting seamless WiFi connectivity especially when you move from room to room is a thing of the past. The device is a receiver for your Music Dock that Streams Music Using Airplay or DLNA.

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From the Masters of Mixed-Use

From the Masters of Mixed-Use

Ben van Berkel’s UNStudio in combination with OR else Landscapes comes out on top as the winner of a competition for a proposed focal point of the new Baumkirchen Mitte development in Munich. The nearly 200-foot tall mixed use structure features 140,000 square feet of office space, as well as 60,000 square feet of contemporary apartments. As for the exterior, horizontal rings of balcony and outdoor space are complimented by a larger, multipurpose green area that takes advantage of the expansive roof space.

0 Designer: UNStudio

The Qua Effect

The Qua Effect

Qua is a nightlight for children that exude a soothing effect thanks to its textured glass and looks. It even doubles up as a natural humidifier because of the water that you need to load in for the effect. The surreal effect of the rippled glass and water mimics the feeling of being comfortable in the womb, thus encouraging a peaceful night’s sleep. Sweet!

0 Designer: Somi Choi

Future Of Washing

Future Of Washing

A trip down the aisle of washing machines in an appliance store tells you that not much innovation has come about in the design language of these machines. Innova hopes to rectify this with its futuristic design language and innovative techniques. This washer-dryer concept uses only steam for cleaning, and consumes much less water compared to the current crop. Thanks to its ergonomic design, the drum of the machine is perched at an angle and gives a better view inside.

0 Designer: Rinaldo Filinesi

Keep your sound to yourself!

Keep your sound to yourself!

The OWN speaker was designed in response to the obtrusive nature of sounds in the increasingly loud urban world we live in. It goes beyond the limitations of directional speakers, using sound laser technology that works with an ultrasound transducer to pinpoint audio to the listener and the listener only. Working in tandem with your smartphone, it can be used as an alarm without disturbing others, in a pocket to play music as you walk down the street, and more. Do your OWN thing with this ultracompact portable speaker!

0 Designer: Simon Lauwerier

Say Hello to Urb

Say Hello to Urb

Urb-Garden brings gardening into small, indoor urban environments in a sculptural and aesthetic way! The unique form is actually the result of a design project focused around safety. Users will find that the pots are at an ergonomic height to prevent back strain and the materials used are thoughtfully chosen to be lightweight or heavy where it matters. Check out the vid to see an extra, interactive feature of this ingenious planter!

0 Designers: Various

One Toothbrush to Replace Them All

One Toothbrush to Replace Them All

Pairing up with designers/artists, Toothbrushes byDefault are focused on ever expanding personalized styles to match your modern lifestyle. Whether you prefer minimal/expressive, wood/aluminum, or manual/electric… there’s one just for you. Best of all, buying your first one opens up an entire online world of options to choose from as you outgrow your brush head, or the case. Even switching from manual to electric is as easy as pressing a button! Besides the head, never throw anything away! Just keep adding to your collection!

0 Designer: byDefault

Right Direction

Right Direction

Exit Guide is an evacuation system linked to the building’s fire alarm system. When the alarms go off, the green and red lights on the evacuation door light up, indicating which direction (or floor) you need to move to. For example, if the lower part of the escape door is red and the upper part is green, it simply means you need to go to the floors above you and there is danger below. The aim is to reduce panic and avoid confusion, so the speed of evacuation can be maximized.

0 Designer: Shang-Yi Lin