Posts Tagged ‘Good Idea’
Flatmate Desk saves space by letting you fold it away when you’re done. Designed by Michael Hilgers, this minimalist desk provides a temporary work surface for small spaces. With a slim profile, Flatmate Desk blends into your wall when not in use. The desk has a side storage compartment for keeping stationery and binders. Another
Originally a university design project, SolePower is the brainchild of Carnegie Mellon engineering students Matt Stanton and Hahna Alexander. They are developing a shoe insert that generates electricity from the swing and heel impact of a person’s gait. Worn on one foot, SolePower wraps around the ankle or on a shoelace clip. Because it is
Eyejusters are self-adjustable glasses designed to provide vision to the world. The Oxford-based company has devoted themselves to driving down the cost of getting a pair of glasses, by eliminating the need for lenses to be prescribed. A knob on the side of the frame allows the user to adjust the focus of the glasses.
The Spin Chill was developed by Ty Parker and Trevor Abbott, and motivated by their desire to cool beers in the fastest way possible. These mechanical engineers used the concept of heat transfer to create this prototype that cools any drink, whether it’s in a can or a bottle, by spinning it. Fear not –
Robby Cuthbert introduces a unique range of furniture sculpted and created using no glue, no nails, and no screws. How? Everything is held in place through the tension of cable wires. Keep your books organized with this easy to mount, mahogany and red oak Suspension Shelf. Support the environment with this Contour Coffee Table, whose
With the idea of preserving food longer naturally, Jihyun Ryou gathered traditional knowledge about food and designed modern storage units that keep produce fresh without refrigeration. First, keeping roots in their upright position helps them conserve energy and life. These sand boxes are designed to hold up root vegetables, while providing moisture to them hydrated.
In a fresh take on umbrellas, Liu Li-Hsiang fashions his Rain Shield Umbrella out of a single curved steel wire and a telescopic rod. With the lack of pointed ends or sharp edges, this umbrella won’t blow inside out like regular umbrellas tend to do on windy days. Its shield-like shape makes it a worthy adversary for windy
In hopes of contributing to the growing urban gardening movement, designer Patrick Morris has launched the Boskke Sky Planter, an interesting take on conventional gardening products. The product has two main objectives: one, to encourage a living environment with plants, which increases oxygen and filters air, and two, to provide “evolved gardening gear” with reference to
Recently funded Kickstarter project ORP is a smart integration of a loud bike horn with a LED bike light. It’s not a surprise that most accidents involving cars and bicycles could be avoided if the driver was simply aware of the cyclist’s presence. ORP aims to achieve this awareness through a dual tone, high-decibel horn integrated with a
Designers Hoyoung Lee, Youngwoo Park, and Seunghwa Jeong have created an idea for a flexible folding razor that fits inside a pillbox.