Ear MIKI is an accessory that prevents cellphones from falling and breaking and earphones from getting lost. By inserting their finger in the ring shape, users can easily and securely carry their phone in their hand. Earphones are stored inside Ear MIKI; simply unfurl when they are needed.
Credits: Jun Hyun Kim, Byeol Shim and Young Jun Kim of Yongin University (South Korea)
LEOTUS A/C is a modular home air-conditioner that offers smarter energy consumption. It will benefit users by the restored use of windows, easier installation, modern aesthetics and quiet operation. The double loop system separates its working parts into two units linked together by a connector. The outdoor unit generates a cold temperature while the indoor unit stores and dispenses cold air inside.
Strait Power is a concept for harvesting energy from flowing water. This concept can provide a new industry and power to Detroit. With Detroit leading the way in this hydroelectric concept, it can show the world how to empower its people, carbon free. Inspired by the basking shark, Strait Power makes vast improvements over traditional turbine blades.
Credits: Anthony Reale of the College for Creative Studies
The Modern Glass Water Bottle is a stylish, reusable eco-friendly water bottle made especially to help urban dwellers retain the freshness and purity of their water while they are at work, at the gym, in transit or anywhere else where they don’t have reliable access to clean water. The bottle is a healthier alternative for portable hydration and is free from any toxic chemicals or metallic/plastic flavors.
Every aspect of the entire inflight cabin was redesigned, from the carpets the SpaceSeat, SkyCouch, Business Premier Seats, wall finishes, fabrics, lighting, galley, and even the lavatory finishes and graphics. The overall effect is a congruent, spacious, modern cabin that delivers an immediate sense of value, luxury and excitement to weary long-haul travelers.
Credits: Air New Zealand Design Team, Altitude Aerospace Interiors, Geoff Suvalko of Designworks, David Scott Design, Formworks Design (New Zealand) for Air New Zealand
The NOOKcolor accessory packaging system is a range of retail packages that market cases, electronics and other accessories for the NOOKcolor e-reader. The design challenges included creating the right balance between simplicity, perceived value and sustainability; portraying the NOOKcolor as a distinct device; and creating an information system that communicates which products are compatible with which devices.
Credits: Brett Wickens, Michael McQueen, Kenny Sweet, Xuan Shu, Sean McGuire, and Liisa Turan-Walters of Ammunition for Barnes & Noble
BoostApak is a booster seat that doubles as a fully integrated backpack, making use of the wasted space inside booster seats. It is ideal for holidays, car pooling and even the airplane. BoostApak eliminates the hassles of lugging a booster seat with you everywhere; when not in use it can be filled with all your travel essentials and simply carried as hand luggage.
Credits: Rob Law of Magmatic ltd. and Derrick Barker of JMDA (United Kingdom)
For it Myeongdong Branch in Seoul, Hana Bank wanted a flagship space that would embody the bank’s philosophical identity, focus on sales and service, and deliver a message of contributing to society. The design of the three floors was based on the concept of a “tree breeding bank” where growing a tree can be likened to growing customers’ assets.
Credits: Professor Jang Soon-Gak of Hanyang University (South Korea), Suh Young-Ji and Lee Jae-Jun of jay is working. Co. Ltd. (South Korea) and Communication team of Hana bank (South Korea) for Hana Bank (South Korea)
The Petrol Cambio convertible equipment bag is an all-in-one camera support system and carry-on bag. This well-sized smooth-rolling camera carrier transforms into a lightweight support system for both the home-user and the professional videographer, making it possible to travel lighter, avoid waiting for baggage and set up more quickly upon arrival on location.
Credits: Peter Clarke, IDSA, Javier Verdura, IDSA, Kevin Clay and Troy Starkey of Product Ventures for Petrol Bags
The Circulating Water Bath is a refrigerating and heating temperature control unit used for laboratory applications. The LCD touchscreen technology guides the operator through setup and operation, and a powerful pump circulates heated water throughout the reservoir to deliver consistent temperature control. Temperatures can be monitored from anywhere in the laboratory with the pivoting control head.