Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Eggs Anywhere

Danny Cheng: "Yeh, can cook eggs without hot boiling water!"

The ultra-portable Heater Egg Card utilizes a wire-web and thin skin that envelops the egg to reduce heating time. The casing can then be “smooshed” together to make it as thin as a credit card. Small enough to take anywhere in your wallet, purse, or other compact carrier.

Designer: Jidanjiareqi Limian

Monday, December 12, 2011

Outta-the-door Reminder

Danny Cheng: "Yes, this should installed in all apt @Hong Kong"

So, you and the family is going on this big vacation and just as you finish locking up everything and shut the main door, your wife calls out – hon, did you check the gas and switch-off all the lights? Sounds familiar? How about if you had the ‘Off’ installed! It is a door handle with connections to your mains like gas supply and electricity. Simply switch off both or either one of the services by rotating the dial and flip it back to activate it all. Super cool and innovative I tell ya!

Off is a 2011 red dot design concept winner.

Designers: Eun Ah Kim, Jinhyuk Rho & Maria Rho

Monday, December 05, 2011

The Ultimate Green Hotel

Danny Cheng: "Would like to see this hotel in Hong Kong, London, Seoul and Toyko :)"

The Urban Hotel is a very well thought-out solar-powered ‘green’ hotel. It features rainwater recycling system and a bicycle in each room, to help visitors explore the city. Now the cool thing here is that there is a specific slot in the room to place the bike and you can use it as an exercise cycle. Stored kinetic energy from it gets converted to electricity and helps power small gadgets and lights. If you get enthusiastic enough, for all you know, you could end up renting the room for free! Apparently all your pedaled miles get converted to energy savings and can be redeemed against the room rent. Sweet!

Designers: Lo Li-Te, Tai-Yen Lee, Cheng-Yu, Tsai Zong-Huei & Hsu Song-Jung Chen

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Titanic Needed This!

Danny Cheng: "YES, GPS are really important!"

One of the biggest fears while evacuating a sinking ship is the possibility of survivors being carried away by the tide, and people getting lost at sea. The Network Tube is a rescue tube with magnetic properties and aims to form a floating cluster, bringing people together via GPS. When people huddle together, they not only boost each other’s morale, but they also increase their chances of survival.

Network Tube is a 2011 Spark Awards entry.

Designers: Son Kijo, Joon Hyoung Seo, Uhm Hyung Woo, Choi JinYoung & Kim Junpyo

20 Best of Best red dot award : design concept 2011

As expected this evening here in Singapore has turned out to be magical! I know most of you are curious to know which designs bagged the Best of Best honors. So before I sign out for tonight, here are my pick of 20 Best of Best red dot award : design concept 2011. Congratulations winners!

Air-curtain Shower Cabin by Liu Yi, Luo Jing & Jiang Yuning
A’konkret Furniture by Tjiang Supertini Yuwono
ARROW by Prof. Jeon Sung-su, Prof. Kim Ki-Pil, Han Kyung-Chan, Kang Kyung-Rok, Kang Dong-Woo & Jeon Ji-Yong
Creative Helmets by Igor Mitin
Digimo, Camera for Creatives by Lee Sang Ik
FRIDA Concept Robot by Kenny Wong
GEM by Jarkko Saunamäki, Dr. Hannu Nieminen, Marko Luomi, Yan Qifeng & Heikki Naulapää
Kulou Cigar by Prof. Gao Liqun, Wang Jun, Zhang Nan, Li Yulin, Liu Rumiao, Ding Ning, Du YaNan & Wang Yancai
Little Explorer by Chen Liao-Hsun, Chen Wei-Ting, Tsai Hui-Jou, Dai Siao-Ying & Chen Jia-Wen
Magic Carp-pet Rug by John Leung
Mole’s Hide and Seek Bike Rack by You Song Young, Park Soyoung, Hong Sung Min & Hong Se Won
Nursing Kit by Lee Sheng-Hung & Chen Yu-Lin
Paper Chair-piao by Lei Zhang, Christoph John & Jovana Bogdanovic
Parking Guide by Shih Chang-Chi, Huang Shao-Heng, Wang Shou-Yu
Piling Eating by Lu Ying-Jung & Chou Ya Shang
Microbial Home by Philips Design
SoundsGood by Tang Peiqi
Tea-Time by Yu Pengtao
Topless Shoes by Prof. Ying Fangtian, Zhao Xiaoliang, Han Like, Liu Peng, Meng Qingbao, Ren Mingjun, Yang Xiao, Chen Xuan & Lin Lin
Wormhole Folding Seat by Igor Lobanov

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Logitech Keyboard Case By ZAGG for iPad 2

The perfect companion for your iPad 2. The Logitech Keyboard Case by ZAGG for the iPad 2 has a thin, eye-catching design that gives your device durable protection, added functionality and style. You'll wonder how you ever used your iPad 2 without one.

The Logitech Keyboard Case by ZAGG for iPad 2 is made from aluminum with a high-grade finish, matching the design, look and feel of today's hottest tablets. Its simple yet innovative hinge provides multiple angles for viewing and typing in both portrait and landscape mode. A built-in physical keyboard allows for fast, responsive typing.

Sleek and stylish design with unique and useful features makes the Logitech Keyboard Case by ZAGG the essential accessory to buy for your iPad 2.

Mickey Light Bulb!

Probably the only time you’re going to get to screw Mickey is when you get this adorable light bulb. Simply called the Mickey Mouse Bulb Concept, this is a mouse that I want to bring home! Sign me up for three Mr. Lee!

Designer: Hong-kue Lee

Monday, November 14, 2011

Cool Air and More

Although we are heading towards winter, let’s not forget the folks from Down Under who are gearing up for their summers. I think escape from heat and reality should be more than just Kool Aid and popsicles; it should be funky like the Water Wave Air Conditioner. It features ambient lighting with moods like stars and water, matching sound effects and cool breezy air to lower your temperature. Now that’s what soothing summers should be like!

Designer: Min Seong Kim