Air Audio – Air Speaker and Distress Signal Balloon by Yu Jin Park

It doesnt matter if you are camping alone or with your Brady Bunch, the point of the matter is that you never know when wilderness can turn against you and leave you stranded. For distress times like this and more, the Air Audio offers SOS function like Morse code signals. In lighter moments it doubles up as a Bluetooth Speaker that syncs with your Smartphone. Super Awesome!

Designer: Yu Jin Park

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Google Nexus 360 Smartphone Concept by 91mobiles

Here is a very grounded look at what can be the future of a Google Nexus Smartphone. The concept – Google Nexus 360is rooted in reality and can be commercially viable in a couple of years, if we put our minds to it. The concept hopes to eliminate the need for multiple devices and takes wearable tech to the next level.

Inspired by innovative technologies like Molex, Dai Nippon Printing, Solicore and LG, this Google concept transforms from a mobile phone into a wearable Smartwatch device.

Flexible polymer OLED display: offers great usability and vibrant visuals.Embedded Bluetooth headset: can be docked on the side of the device, and draws power from it for charging.An integrated fingerprint scanner and heart rate monitor: take care of security, health monitoring and sleep tracking. Integrated sensors and apps capture related data.A tube camera thats on your wrist: makes shooting easy, and allows snapping pics from different angles. The same high-resolution camera doubles up as primary camera, along with shooting selfies.Always-on e-ink display on the side: makes sure users dont miss out on notifications.Designed for all-weather use: IP67-certified for resistance to the elements.

Hardware specifications of the Google Nexus 360:

5-inch Full HD resolution display but with a wider aspect ratio of 2.40:1Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, quad-core processor with clock speed of 2.5GHz3GB of RAM64GB / 128GB storage options (non-expandable)16- Megapixel rotating tube camera with LED Flash and software Image stabilization and support for 4K Video recording4G/ LTE connectivityDual Band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFCBiometric fingerprint scanner embedded under the home buttonOptical hart rate monitor at the back of the deviceIP67 certified device

Designer: 91mobiles

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Frigido – Appliance by Sakly Sadok

Frigido is a radical refrigerator that takes inspiration from our very own cardiovascular system! At the “heart” of the upright, circular design is a cooling system that distributes and circulates refrigerated air to each of 6 compartments that surround it in a pie-shape. Each compartment is used to keep specific food categories, each with their own temperature and humidity requirements. This brings more attention to food quality, freshness and overall organization that’s particularly ideal for smaller households.

Designer: Sakly Sadok

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Nanopack – Food Leftover Container by Ren Walk

This far-out design, called Nanopack, offers a new way to store leftovers in handy, cube-shaped packages. It consists of googols of tiny nano-robots which have the ability to rearrange themselves to create solid forms. Simply place a Nanopack on your food and it will spread out, enclose it and shape it into perfectly sized cubes! By squeezing around the food, it maintains the food form and quality, leaving no air or moisture pockets, thereby saving money and reducing waste.

Designer: Ren Walk

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Nanopack – Food Leftover Container by Ren Walk

This far-out design, called Nanopack, offers a new way to store leftovers in handy, cube-shaped packages. It consists of googols of tiny nano-robots which have the ability to rearrange themselves to create solid forms. Simply place a Nanopack on your food and it will spread out, enclose it and shape it into perfectly sized cubes! By squeezing around the food, it maintains the food form and quality, leaving no air or moisture pockets, thereby saving money and reducing waste.

Designer: Ren Walk

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NOOKRONO, Chronograph Watch by Nooka

You know I’m a huge fan of Nooka, purveyor of the most unique watches you can decorate your wrist with, but all their timepieces were digital, until now. The NOOKRONO is their first chronograph and true to Nooka form, it’s eye catching and minimalistic while retaining a sexy level of futurism.

The movement is neither Swiss or Japanese. Nooka has taken all aspects of engineering in-house. Not an easy task but their attention to detail and craftsmanship is reassuring. All hands will move smoothly around that beautiful face. I personally love the NOOKRONO MULTI (blue and orange) and the NOOKRONO NIGHT (black with stainless steel band).

So how do you get one? It’s already reach its funding goal on Indiegogo eclipsing its original 10k goal 6x. With 30 days left on the “clock” (bad pun I know), that means you still have time to get yours and lock in the special price. This is not a paid advertisement. I’m just a fan who loves the design. I don’t even wear watches but I’ll wear the hell out of these.

And if you’re wondering when you’ll get them – Decemberish 2014… what a nice holiday gift!

Designer: Nooka, Indiegogo

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MEDA – Motorcycle Backpack by Angela Wang

There’s no such thing as too much safety when it comes to motorcycling and riders will readily welcome any additional layer of protection, especially if it compliments their bada$$ biker look! The MEDA is an ingenious addition to any rider’s regular gear that gives them extra visibility to other drivers by using integrated lights that work in tandem with the motorcycle’s existing breaking and turn signal system. The backpack is so lightweight and ergonomic that riders will even want to use it when they’re not carrying cargo. See it in action —->

Designer: Angela Wang

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Tenth Dongguan Cup International Industrial Design Competition 2014

Someone rightly said, dont try and reinvent the wheeljust work on making it better than anyone else. The Dongguan Cup international Industrial Design Competition is a great opportunity for you to do just that. Dongguan is one of the most famous manufacturing cities in China and home to this competition since 2005. This year, you can participate and showcase your version of the wheel and take home a sizeable chunk from the 9 million RMB (approx. $150,000) prize money!

Dongguan Cup International Industrial Design Competition is a renowned, influential and effective industrial competition in China. In the past 9 years about 15000 Universities, collages, design agencies, and enterprises and nearly 250 thousand business representatives have participated in the competition.

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FuelME Meal Carrier for Fitness Trainers by Han Huynh

I am training hard and on a mission to knock off some excess weight, so I totally understand the need to eat the right food at the right time. According to my trainer, the timing of our meals should be set, which is why the FuelME concept is apt for us. It is a customizable and sustainable meal box that features room for utensils, snacks and supplements. One can carry three to six meals at a time and the food remains fresh as ever.

Designer: Han Huynh

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eV Electric Wheelchair by Andreas Bhend

Because no two terrain types are the same, the eV (named for its V-shaped frame) offers those with paraplegia versatile driving modes for tackling different surfaces or simply for different driving experiences. The design is driven by two in-wheel electric hub motors and features an extendable, adapting subframe. Completely operable with dual hand controls, users have the ability to not only dictate direction but switch between indoor and sport modes all at their fingertips. See the prototype in action —>

Designer: Andreas Bhend

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JIM OLED – Lamp by Olga Kalugina

Olga Kalugina’s JIM lamp combines Apple-style minimalism with ultra-thin OLED lighting to achieve a modern, simplistic aesthetic that’s complimentary of your other devices! Lightweight yet rigid, the light source elegantly curves upward from the unibody base, keeping the direction OLED at a convenient and comfortable working angle. The only downside: its profile is so thin you might think it disappeared altogether!

Designer: Olga Kalugina

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GAIA – Smartwatch by Cristian Tomas Moyano

A large part of smartwatch appeal is the ability to maximize awareness to personal fitness. The GAIA smartwatch expands on this health-conscious functionality by monitoring what’s going on inside the body as well as what’s going on outside the body! Environmental sensors provide real-time data in regards to air pollution & other forms of basic contamination. This is gives valuable insight to wearer’s personal surroundings & an overall greater awareness to the larger population by providing real-time location data to a global network of wearers that anyone can see!

Designer: Cristian Tomas Moyano

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Slide The End of Tangled Earbuds by Zipbuds

In the evolution of earbuds, we first saw the wires and buds as the most fantastic innovation that was minimalistic and handy. Next came the zipper style earbuds that solved the problem of tangled wires. Now we have the Slide, which is an original design featuring cables that seal together and dont get entangled! Can listening to music get simpler than this! Nah!! Get yours here now!

Designer: Zipbuds

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Hot Product Shots Using KeyShot

As a designer, you know what goes into the creation and delivery of a product. The visuals play a huge role in that from initial concept to stacking them on the shelves. No matter what the product is, it’s got to look hot. These companies, along with many others, are creating the most striking images in there industry. They’re using KeyShot to do it. Here is just a sample of what they do.

Leap Motion

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Duplo – Ruler by Sneana Jeremi

Duplo might be a simplistic twist on the ruler but its basic redesign gives it much greater functionality! A sliding component makes it easy to draw predetermined line lengths in a flash. Just slide it to the desired position and go! It also makes it quick and easy to identify and save the length of measured objects without having to peer closely or line up. Just snap it on and slide it closed for perfect measurements each time!

Designer: Sneana Jeremi

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iLight – Desk Lamp by Idea Show

Throw out your alarm clock, radio and other lighting, because iLight leaves little else to be desired on your bedside or desk! It’s an all-in-one, interactive solution that syncs with your smart devices via Bluetooth to play your favorite tunes or sound your alarm. Through the remote app, you can also select the mood lighting of your choice from a whopping 256 color options. To turn it off/on, just give its playful, wobbly top a pat! Do want!

Designer: Idea Show

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Slide The End of Tangled Earbuds by Zipbuds

In the evolution of earbuds, we first saw the wires and buds as the most fantastic innovation that was minimalistic and handy. Next came the zipper style earbuds that solved the problem of tangled wires. Now we have the Slide, which is an original design featuring cables that seal together and dont get entangled! Can listening to music get simpler than this! Nah!!

Designer: Zipbuds

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Surphase – Cooking Appliance by Daan Hekking

Surphase is the ultimate in portable cooking! The multipurpose cooking appliance can be used to heat and cook or even to cool food. Thanks to its flexible form, the cooking process can be done either on a flat surface (like a hob) or bent to provide multidirectional heat like an oven. Users can even grill steak by wrapping the surface around the meat. The design’s versatility not only saves space and time at home, but its portability encourages users to prepare their own food while away or traveling.

Designer: Daan Hekking

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Design Turkey Conceptual Design Awards Welcomes International Applications This Year!

Dieter Rams rightly puts it, Design should not dominate things, should not dominate people. It should help people. That’s its role. To help progress in this direction, we have the Design Turkey Conceptual Design Awards. One that you can participate and take home name, fame, accolades and prizes. Hit the jump to know more.

This is one of the most prestigious awards in the world and is a design evaluation system organized with the collaboration of the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Economics, the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) and the Industrial Designers Society of Turkey (ETMK), within the framework of the TURQUALITY program endorsed by ICSID for 2014.

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Inside Out Hanger by A’postrophe Design

In its regular form, the Inside Out Hanger looks like any ol’ clothes hanger… but with just one twist it transforms into a dual design thanks to its elastic material and clever structure! The versatile design saves space in either position and makes it possible to hang two items independently without having to remove one to access the other. It’s perfect for matching clothes, organizing accessories, or simply making the most of limited closet space. Watch it unwind —>

Designer: A’postrophe Design

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