Most Buzzed Designs of December 2018


Below you’ll find the most popular designs we’ve tracked over the last 30 days – an overview of designs you shouldn’t have missed in December 2018.

The Clip Art series features ten different paper clips from 1860 to 1934, recreated from ancient patent records.

Made from a single piece of flat stainless steel, the One-Piece Knife is exactly that. Minimalism at its best, the knife is strong and features a flat blade that curls into a pipe to form a handle that’s good to hold onto.

Simplistic yet multi-functional, this design consists of a metal X-shaped base that can be adjusted to three different height settings: coffee table, dinner table, and desk.

As we see with most conventional external hard drives, the casing is made from a rigid plastic, however, the ‘cushioning’ on Stripe is made from rubber, an excellent absorber of shocks, which is only emphasized by the air gaps between the ‘stripes’.

Carota Design’s Nike self-lacing sneaker concepts literally look like they’re from the future. With hard-shell components and gloss/matte finish contrasts, they don’t look or feel like traditional shoes at all, aside from the familiar silhouette, which definitely is a good thing.

THE BIRD is a beautifully designed alarm clock that allows for the user to wake pleasantly to the distinctive song of a bird, no matter where they live!

Vrailler’s braille printer is easy-to-use, small (it can fit into your pocket), and more importantly, affordable (imagine a personal braille printer, but $1200 cheaper). It uses two perforated slates, a third upper slate, and a set of pins that you drop into the base-slate to create indentations.

Primarily it’s a conventional hair dryer with an intuitive method of folding to allow it to fit in the suitcase, almost unnoticeably. However, located on the base of the handle is a water reservoir, that utilizes the hot air to allow it to become steam.

The Infinitum takes the existing guitar design and tweaks it to create a new and improved experience. The iconic sound-hole is bid adieu for four ‘vents’ on the front and back that allow the sound to emanate outwards in a way that makes it easy for the player as well as the audience to hear the music.

If you’ve started to see those one-wheeled scooter designs zipping around your neighborhood, you know they all seem to fall into the “futuristic” category… but not everyone wants to look like they’re filming scenes for Back to the Future. Designed with this notion in mind, the ESCIS unicycle harkens back to a bygone automotive era.

Today’s Stylophone features the same old lovable design, with a metallic set of keys and a metal-tipped stylus that allows you to play the most incredibly retro synth leads.

Dubbed the Honda Neo Fighter by Arik Schwarz imagines the cafe racer of the distant future as being melded together from spare robot parts!

Incredibly small (just about the size of a coin), the Nonda USB-C HDMI Adapter can be stashed anywhere, from pockets to compartments in your backpack, and can be pulled out at the right moment to convert your idle USB-C port into an HDMI input.

These projectors are small and powerful enough to cast a projection the size of your laptop screen, have the battery capacity of roughly 5-6 hours, allowing you to beam your smartphone screen onto a wall and binge watch a good 3-4 episodes at a time on a relatively big screen.

Not only can they call themselves ‘truly wireless’, but they can also say that they are unique; rather than fitting snugly into the user’s ears, they instead comfortably fit around the outside. This not only allows for an attention-grabbing design element, but also makes them far less intrusive.

Probably for the first time, spectacle wearers may be at a strategic advantage as North acquired all of Intel’s Vault AR patents. The company aims to build and launch, in the near future, smart AR glasses that are incredibly light and indistinguishable from regular glasses.

Imagine sitting at the table, just placing your phone on the counter and it begins charging. No pads, no branding, no products. Just the promise of invisible charging. That future isn’t far off, especially with the Archon promising to do just that.