A Soft Case for Your Hard Drive

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Why use an external hard drive at all if you’re not going to protect it entirely?! That’s the idea behind the aptly named Linked Case. It’s been thoughtfully designed to prevent falls, abrupt disconnects and the resulting file corruption.

Especially useful for laptop users who are constantly fumbling with cables and moving from place to place, it features an adhesive tab that stick to the exterior surface of the laptop. When the hard drive is wearing the Linked Case, it can easily slide onto this tab and be secured in seconds. Whether it’s during a fall or simply being thrown around in a backpack, the protective cladding will absorb impact and keep it safe from normal wear.

Designer: Donita Viktoria Salazar

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A Soft Case for Your Hard Drive

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Why use an external hard drive at all if you’re not going to protect it entirely?! That’s the idea behind the aptly named Linked Case. It’s been thoughtfully designed to prevent falls, abrupt disconnects and the resulting file corruption.

Especially useful for laptop users who are constantly fumbling with cables and moving from place to place, it features an adhesive tab that stick to the exterior surface of the laptop. When the hard drive is wearing the Linked Case, it can easily slide onto this tab and be secured in seconds. Whether it’s during a fall or simply being thrown around in a backpack, the protective cladding will absorb impact and keep it safe from normal wear.

Designer: Donita Viktoria Salazar

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Clean Water, courtesy Coca-Cola

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This past year we’ve seen some wonderful designs that have the potential to truly make an impact on a global scale – from portable newborn incubators to hard concentrate shampoo to name a few. But innovation doesn’t come with an expiry date, and Co-Life by Jan Tuomas Burakowski & Tuomas Jussila just shows that we’ll keep pushing the boundaries of innovation year after year.

Comprised of two plastic water bottles, a two-part connecting chamber, a ceramic filter and a bicycle pump – Co-Life forces dirty water through the ceramic filter from one bottle and collects the clean water in the opposite bottle. Seemingly simple, Co-Life has the ability to reach a wide user group around the world due to its low manufacturing cost and low part count. Not to mention the fact that Coca-Cola bottles remain one of the most readily available bottles on the planet. Open Happiness indeed!

Designers: Jan Tuomas Burakowski & Tuomas Jussila

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Clean Water, courtesy Coca-Cola

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This past year we’ve seen some wonderful designs that have the potential to truly make an impact on a global scale – from portable newborn incubators to hard concentrate shampoo to name a few. But innovation doesn’t come with an expiry date, and Co-Life by Jan Tuomas Burakowski & Tuomas Jussila just shows that we’ll keep pushing the boundaries of innovation year after year.

Comprised of two plastic water bottles, a two-part connecting chamber, a ceramic filter and a bicycle pump – Co-Life forces dirty water through the ceramic filter from one bottle and collects the clean water in the opposite bottle. Seemingly simple, Co-Life has the ability to reach a wide user group around the world due to its low manufacturing cost and low part count. Not to mention the fact that Coca-Cola bottles remain one of the most readily available bottles on the planet. Open Happiness indeed!

Designers: Jan Tuomas Burakowski & Tuomas Jussila

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Resurrected from the dead

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It’s not very often we see resurrection stories outside of The Evil Dead or various other TV programs, but this deadly manifestation by Death Machines of London (DMOL) is undoubtedly a notable mention. Aptly named ‘Up Yours Copper,’ this gorgeous design is a build upon a recovered 2007 Triumph Thruxton 900.

Intricately found along the bike are details that demand the love and affection that went into putting them there in the first place. There are only so many words that can be used to describe this animal, so I won’t even try – what I will do is point out its outstanding features. Up Yours Copper has an elegantly simple etched brass speed gauge which sits toward the nose of the bike – while the rest of the body compliments this material with a cloak of brushed and powder coated aluminum, not to mention the hand-carved American Walnut wooden seat constructed out of seventeen parts.

The bike greets you with hand-bent sweeping handlebars, knurled to perfection. Be sure to look a lot closer to prevent missing the details that truly accentuate this reborn rebel. With gorgeous detailing going into the brass grills and custom exhausts, this bike has been through a remarkable rebuild, and the guys at DMOL expressed this clearly when saying “Up Yours Copper wasn’t easy to build. Newly finished tanks got dropped, drill bits snapped, lathes broke, blood got spilled and always just when we really could’ve done without it. But no pain no gain right?” No pain, no gain indeed guys, great job.

Designer: Death Machines of London

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