Olive – Stress Management Bracelet by Hardy Simes

Olive is a twist on the fitness band that measures stress-related biometrics in real time to more effectively manage stress. It tracks changes in heart rate, reactions on the skin surface, skin temperature as well as analyzes habits such as sleep, physical activity, light exposure & even communicates with your smartphone to take into account your calendar & schedule. This info is meticulously stitched together to paint a more complete picture of the user’s lifestyle & create an actionable plan to balance stress. Vid after the jump!

Designer: Hardy Simes

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Olive – Stress Management Bracelet by Hardy Simes

Olive is a twist on the fitness band that measures stress-related biometrics in real time to more effectively manage stress. It tracks changes in heart rate, reactions on the skin surface, skin temperature as well as analyzes habits such as sleep, physical activity, light exposure & even communicates with your smartphone to take into account your calendar & schedule. This info is meticulously stitched together to paint a more complete picture of the user’s lifestyle & create an actionable plan to balance stress. Vid after the jump!

Designer: Hardy Simes

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Budsband Earbuds Band Organizer by Good Widget Company

Like most people do it, I too pack my earbuds neatly with my laptop in its bag, but whenever I pull them out, they are a tangled mess. For some odd reason they become unruly and unmanageable. Imagine a clients Skype call coming in and I pull out the earbuds but the wires are messed up! Im sore and disturbed, I need this Budsband NOW! Im sure you resonate with my story too!

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Codename Moon Guerilla Gardening Tool by Min Jeong Kim, Ga Young Tak and Min Jeong Choi

For those who dont know it, Guerilla Gardening is a livewire concept that sees folks planting and sowing seeds in abandoned plots or unlicensed places. The idea stems from the cottonseed story of Moon Ik Jeom, the first Korean Guerilla Gardener. The tool showcased here is a handy one that is discreet enough for such operations.

Designers: Min Jeong Kim, Ga Young Tak and Min Jeong Choi

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Shake – Dog Potty by Modko

The award-winning Shake Dog Potty is stylish, easy to clean, and portable. It’s there when you’re not, providing a comfy, familiar spot for your dog to go when you’re on the go. Its unique design enables you to effortlessly seal the unit tight for mess-free cleanup, and it’s so simple to fold that you won’t think twice about taking it on the road or stowing away when you don’t need it. Treated with ultra-fresh antimicrobial protection, it’s also hygienic, stain and odor resistant. Never use wasteful, expensive wee pads again!

Designer: Modko

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Richard – Dog Lamp by Formzoo Design

The title says it all! A combination of shock-art and lighting, this stylish dog-shaped luminaire features a light source in a rather cheeky location. Playfully modern, his crisp geometric surfaces have been designed with minimal, industrial, and urban spaces in mind. Better yet, the design is customizable as a canvas for drawing with pens, pencils, crayons and markers for a look that’s all your own. — As for his name? Well… it’s Richard. You get the idea!

Designer: Formzoo Design

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BONE – Hammer by Henrik Balzer

BONE is an innovative concept for the creation of tools through generative design and selective laser sintering. An algorithm for each type of tool is achieve in order to mimic bone-like structures which are lightweight yet durable. The internal structure saves up to 60% in material and weight without sacrificing durability and strength. The concept aims to provide a near infinite toolbox using a computer, SLS machine and medium like steel powder.

Designer: Henrik Balzer

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Gori Pet Camera by Chan Hong Park, Hyunwoo Jang and Ga-ryeong Seo

Pet cameras make up for candid home videos, and adding to the brigade is the Gori. What makes this one different from the existing lot of devices is that its got a leash integrated into the design. A very wise integration if you ask us. It helps take videos while you walk your pet and when away too. Just place it in its cradle and its ready to use.

Designers: Chan Hong Park, Hyunwoo Jang and Ga-ryeong Seo

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Avo – Self-Cleaning Fish Tank by Susan Shelley or Noux

It’s called Avo and it’s the first truly self-maintaining tank! Its unique filtration system creates a balanced ecosystem where the plants, fish and bacteria work together and thrive. It’s so effective in fact, the prototype has been going strong for 18 months without a cleaning and still has healthy fish, plants and clear, clean water! Lots of extras, including a discreet heater, magnetic color-changing light, and modular plant pods make it not only the easiest for owners to care for, but the happiest place for fish! The vid is a MUST-WATCH so hit the jump!

Designer: Susan Shelley / Noux

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RHINOSHIELD Crash Guard – Impact Bumper for iPhone by Evolutive Labs

Combine Evolutive Labs’ incredible RhinoShield Screen Protector with their latest product, the RhinoShield Crash Guard and your precious iPhone 5/6/6+ will be battle-ready! Exceeding military standard impact protection and absorption, the ultra-slim bumper can withstand the most damage a user could possibly do while simultaneously reflecting the original sleek design of the iPhone… in other words, no bulk! Watch the cringe-worthy tests for both and you’ll be sold!

The key to the bumpers strength is in the “honeycomb” pattern that lines the inside lining of the case. When combined with the new polymer blend, this feature adds another 10-15% to the material’s impact absorption effectiveness.

Designer: Evolutive Labs

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Reminder – Reusable Sticky Note by Sun Jin

This modern stationary concept reimagines the sticky note as a reusable, eco-friendly alternative to wasteful paper notes. Simply called Reminder, the gadget works similar to a kid’s magnet doodle board, where magnetic particles are brought to the surface and made visible with a magnetic pen. Better yet, you can assign a timed alarm to each note via the smart dock. When it’s time, the sticky note will light up as a reminder!

Designer: Sun Jin

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Relieved Transfusion – Transfusion Kit Design by Zhao-Feng Wang, Jia-Hua Lv, Xiao-Rong Wu & Jian-Sen Su

Getting a transfusion is no fun and upon that the worry of the thang being administered properly is quite a worry amongst patients. To put ease on the situation and help out the nurses, we have here the Relieved Transfusion kit. It not only oversees a smooth transfusion, but also intimates the nursing staff that the procedure is about to finish up, so that they can take the next step in the process. Innovations like these are quite the requirement of the day!

Designers: Zhao-Feng Wang, Jia-Hua Lv, Xiao-Rong Wu & Jian-Sen Su

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Bright Pole by Tae Min Kim, Se Mi Kim and Hee Yeon Hwang

The Bright Pole is an innovative lighting system aimed at the hawking community and street stalls. The flexible pole not only features safe lighting but also holds sockets for plugging in electronic devices. The pole eliminates unsafe lighting practices like naked wires etc. that can lead to short circuits and fire.

Designers: Tae Min Kim, Se Mi Kim and Hee Yeon Hwang

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Puncho – Intelligent Boxing Glove by Emami Design

The Puncho is an innovative boxing glove that integrates sensors. These help make the gloves intelligent and measure details like the force of the punch, the speed and the result of the impact. Such feedback helps the athlete to measure their performance and improve their game.

Designer: Emami Design

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Theatre de Stoep in Spijkenisse by UNStudio

UNStudio’s completed design for the Theatre de Stoep in the Dutch town of Spijkenisse responds to the current cultural invigoration of the city by merging the archetypical function of a theatre- that of creating a world of illusion and enchantment – with the specific requirements to cater to the needs of the local community. The resulting venue is designed to fortify and inspire the magic of live theatre, providing at once a place of performance, a social gathering and experience of contrasting realities.

In the design of the 5,800 m2 building, a larger and smaller theatrical space (seating 650 and 200 guests respectively), several interlinked foyers, a grand cafe and restaurant, an artist’s cafe, a VIP lounge, numerous dressing rooms, multifunctional rooms and offices are all brought together within one volume. The placement of the various elements results in a building in the form of a flower, with a large, column-free foyer forming the heart of the structure.

Furthermore, the foyer serves to organize way finding and the linking of the different programs within the building. From the main foyer, a sculptural stairway forms the binding element toward the entrances to the auditoriums, while the handrail of the stairway seamlessly molds itself into functional surfaces and furniture elements.

The theater will play host to a wide variety of performance types, including plays, opera, cabaret, musicals, concerts, and dance performances. As such, versatility in the acoustic properties of the theater space are paramount. The recent rapid development of software used to control acoustics made it possible to engineer and optimize the sound quality within the space. Thus, the ceiling elements can be lowered and angled to adjust volume levels when required, while the acoustic wall panels reflect and increase the quality of the sound for every seat in the auditorium.

Designer: UNStudio

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Nurture – Living Fruit Basket by Hyunhee Hwang

The Nurture project began with an exploration into the usage of the term “fresh” in the food industry. Super-fresh foods are in high demand with the nutritionally-concious, but the delivery of some is limited because of short shelf life and storage issues. This unique solution allows fruits to be nestled within their own roots in the form of a basket in order to keep them alive and fresh efficiently until the time of consumption. Genius! Jump to the video to learn more.

Consumers can buy baskets weekly, and nurture them with minimal moisturizing. Also provided are utensils that are specially designed with instructions on preventing nutrition loss from the process of picking, washing and drying fruits.

Designer: Hyunhee Hwang

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Nurture – Living Fruit Basket by Hyunhee Hwang

The Nurture project began with an exploration into the usage of the term “fresh” in the food industry. Super-fresh foods are in high demand with the nutritionally-concious, but the delivery of some is limited because of short shelf life and storage issues. This unique solution allows fruits to be nestled within their own roots in the form of a basket in order to keep them alive and fresh efficiently until the time of consumption. Genius! Jump to the video to learn more.

Consumers can buy baskets weekly, and nurture them with minimal moisturizing. Also provided are utensils that are specially designed with instructions on preventing nutrition loss from the process of picking, washing and drying fruits.

Designer: Hyunhee Hwang

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Vacimi All-in-one Tableware

Vacimi’s cleverly crafted collection of tableware is the ultimate in space-saving design! Each nesting set includes 5 ceramic pieces and a handy bamboo board for draining and organization. No larger than a rice bowl, the set saves valuable real estate in the kitchen while providing the perfect size dish for you and your guests. Glossy on the inside, matte on the outside, their soft finish also gives em’ grip so they never slip!

Designer: Vacimi

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Launching My Clothing Line – TRANISM

Hello there YD’ers. As some of you may know, I’ve started a fundraising campaign for my men’s fitness clothing line called TRANISM. YES, I’m going to launch a clothing line! But I need your help. I have a $5000 goal I need to reach before sample production can begin. With the help of you loyal readers, I know that goal can be reached! Hit the jump for more info.

It’s called the #TILTforTRANISM campaign. Contribute a $1, $5, $10, it doesn’t matter. By contributing, you bring the clothing line one step closer to reality. Don’t have money to give? You can tell a friend. Use that hashtag. Spreading the word is just as important because the more people who know about the campaign, the better chance it’ll have at succeeding. It’s all safe and very secure.

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Little Fish Protector by JiaChen Du, GuangHao Wu, WenZai Ye, Jooyoung Joen

To reduce overfishing and help maintain the ocean’s ecological balance, the Little Fish Protector was developed to prevent the problem of bycatching (the accidental capture of untargeted species).The device works by emitting sound waves to herd non-target fish schools away from nets and major fishing areas. Though it doesn’t detect species itself, the stringed, floating units can be deployed by experts and fishermen within minutes to deter unwanted catches and preserve homeostasis.

Designers: JiaChen Du, GuangHao Wu, WenZai Ye, Jooyoung Joen

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