Communication is the key element in watch design and the Till Watch fulfils this norm by speaking to you visually. Exemplifying the relationship between now and then, this cool time-telling machine doesn’t believe in cold numbers. For example, its not 10:50, it’s “Ten Till Ten.” If you ask me, I’d like my watch to read… ’Till death do us apart!
Designer: Daniel Will-Harris [ Buy it Here ]
The Butler has arrived on Kickstarter. The space saving organizer that keeps your phone, keys, wallet and glasses in one place has reduced it’s price ($79) – that’s if it can meet its Kickstarter goal. The design drips with neo mid-century flavor, warm enough to work in traditional homes, clean enough to look handsome on the walls of a modern home. The entire piece is CNC’d from black walnut and baltic birch ply – definitely timeless. Compatible with all iPhone models, Samsung S3 – S4, and the HTC One. Get chu’ some!
Literally! It suctions onto any surface to keep your designer 316 Liner pen handy. Its sucker is both the base for keeping it upright and the cap for protecting the tip – so both parts are easy to keep together. I always forget how useful rubber-suckers truly are (even if they feel a bit 1991!).
Designer: Jeongbeom Han
Just rip them! Reuse of surgical cloves is strictly prohibited and yet we see many indulge in this malpractice. The only way to ensure that the gloves don’t get reused is to tear them. The Safe Cut Surgical Glove’s design has a provision to tear them from the palm-side. A tab cuts through the latex when the gloves are removed. This will prevent both unintentional and intentional reuse of the gloves.
Designers: Park Bomin, Jung Sumi & Chu Yeunho
Talk about futuristic appliances then the Kitchen Hub comes across as the top contender for the ‘ear better and reduce waste’ category winner. The device designed to work along with a food stock app that controls info regarding the ingredients you have at home and how you use it. The device even stores individual diets of the family, has a stock of recipes and a shopping assistance function. All I know is that to stay fit, you need to eat healthy, so bring this on!
Designer: Francisco Barboza Grasa
If it weren’t functional at all, I’d still be in love with the look of the Ois Espresso Cup. But it is. So I do even more. Its fine bone china nestles perfectly into the tropical wood saucer to stabilize the cup so you can move with it…. and what good is coffee if you can’t take it with you?
Designer: Martin Jakobsen
This clever gadget, called Activ, makes it possible to harness the kinetic energy created by your own body! The personal electricity generator was designed to be worn on the knee- with each step, it juices up the battery a little more. After it’s full, just attach a USB cord directly to Activ to power your cell phone or other device. Instead of plugging into the wall… plug into you!
Designer: Ben Azzam
For those who like flyin’ solo, the Peugeot Mini Car is the super-sub-compact to have. No longer and only slightly wider than a motorcycle, the Peugeot is characterized by a robust, animal-like stance and futuristic, Tron-styling. The driver can access the cockpit from either side or the front, depending on preference. Once inside, the driver has an almost complete view of the vehicle’s surroundings thanks to extensive glass on the top, front, and sides.
Designer: Bolun Wang
Apple Concepts are getting to repetitive these days so its great to see some Nokia indulgence. What we have here is the Nokia Lumia 999 Concept and it features a 4.3″ screen. Details include hardware buttons are pressure sensitive (not capacitive) and you can’t push it mechanically. The use of aluminum and return to the old Lumia design line offers a more symmetrical look. What do you think?
Designer: Phone Designer [ Jonas Dähnert ]
Only if the Titanic had been adequately equipped with rescue gear, many more people would have survived the sinking. The thing with disasters is that they are unpredictable and the only way to outsmart it is to be prepared. Life Guide is one such rescue equipment that takes advantage of technology to ensure safe rescues on a capsizing boat or ship.
Designer: Huang-yu Chen
The Leica ROBO was designed to minimize human error in the construction industry while saving money & time by preventing costly mistakes & reducing the number of workers. The device uses Leica’s EDM laser technology to determine where the device is located within the partially built building, then using a CAD model of the building, it paints lines on the ground where interior walls are to be placed. It also uses its laser to point to key mounting points on the ceiling for systems like fire supression & HVAC.
Designer: Ben Azzam
The latest from Toer, the Loops Clock, features a looped curl instead of traditional hands that reflect the continuous, circular nature of time! Each end represents the hours and minutes. Every now and then, when they overlap, the twist make a tiny jump to untangle itself! Check out the vid to see it in action!
Designed for the not-so-distant future, the C3 kitchen goes beyond the confines of average appliances and basic food prep. Instead, it aims to build a personal relationship with the user through interaction with its widespread interface that reaches from corner to corner. Skip to the vid to watch it come alive!
Designer: Orlando Mendoza