Move Over Laptop, Meet Taptop!

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Even the skinniest desktop computer looks like a clunker next to the Taptop computer concept! This desktop PC design ditches the big box CPU that collects dust in exchange for a compact device that’s also at the center of the user interaction.

It fuses the usual cursor optimized desktop interface with a multi-touch control strip that also functions as the Dock and Touch Bar. This way, users can interact with he actual device, not just with peripherals. Better yet, it brings the familiar concept of having all your apps at your fingertips!

Designer: Louis Berger

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Swipe to open your gifts!

Our generation is so used to swiping at things that it only seems natural that something like the Nimble Cutter would exist! Cleverly named, the Nimble is a thimble that sits on your finger, but instead of preventing needle pricks, this little bad-boy comes with a blade that’s capable of being the best cutter you’ll ever own. Convenient in its design, the Nimble’s silicone cap shape allows it to comfortably rest on any finger. A tiny blade on the tip lets you simply slide across surfaces you want to cut, be it paper, tape, clingfilm, etc. The blade’s small enough to slice through packaging, but too small to actually cut skin, which means the most the Nimble will do is poke you a tiny bit.

Perfect for the upcoming festive season (what with all the unboxing you’ll have to do), the Nimble takes a natural gesture, something we pretty much do all day on our touchscreens, and converts it into something useful, so you can ditch those harmful boxcutters and deadly knives!

Designer: Version 22

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The ultimate dust-royer

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When you think of vacuums, there are probably a few images that come to mind – the engineering aesthetics of Dyson, the loveable face of Henry the Hoover or the old reliable clunky hard-shelled Bosch and Siemens of the past. Well, what if you were to take the brilliance of both the emerging Chinese and Korean design languages and transform the handheld vacuum – you’d stumble upon the Handy Vacuum Cleaner designed by Myeonghoon Lee & Yubin Choi.

This product is edgy, coming off as intimidating almost, something that you would pick up in the toughest of situations and never bat an eye. This handheld vacuum is a dust-royer. The cyclone and motor located just under the handle, have a visual appearance like that of a futuristic concept bike, adding a subtle flair with the orange highlight. There is one area that I feel Lee and Choi rushed, which was the charging unit. With the Dyson handheld vacuum, the charging unit can be mounted to a wall, like that inside a closet, and the interaction of docking the vacuum is an effortless process, a carefully thought out one. It’s features like the Dyson charging unit that make good products great.

Designers: Myeonghoon Lee & Yubin Choi

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The ultimate dust-royer

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When you think of vacuums, there are probably a few images that come to mind – the engineering aesthetics of Dyson, the loveable face of Henry the Hoover or the old reliable clunky hard-shelled Bosch and Siemens of the past. Well, what if you were to take the brilliance of both the emerging Chinese and Korean design languages and transform the handheld vacuum – you’d stumble upon the Handy Vacuum Cleaner designed by Myeonghoon Lee & Yubin Choi.

This product is edgy, coming off as intimidating almost, something that you would pick up in the toughest of situations and never bat an eye. This handheld vacuum is a dust-royer. The cyclone and motor located just under the handle, have a visual appearance like that of a futuristic concept bike, adding a subtle flair with the orange highlight. There is one area that I feel Lee and Choi rushed, which was the charging unit. With the Dyson handheld vacuum, the charging unit can be mounted to a wall, like that inside a closet, and the interaction of docking the vacuum is an effortless process, a carefully thought out one. It’s features like the Dyson charging unit that make good products great.

Designers: Myeonghoon Lee & Yubin Choi

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Meet the Bottle That’s Saving Our Planet

The design principles behind the Spain based company Closca are deeply rooted in preservation through efficient, useful problem solving. I say preservation because Closca’s first ever design was the Closca Helmet, an urban cycling helmet that would actually collapse into a flat-pack, encouraging you to never leave home without it (because it isn’t bulky), and in turn use the helmet to preserve your head and health. Closca’s aim is now much larger than self-preservation. It aims at preserving our planet.

Closca’s vision is a pretty mighty one. They want to absolutely banish disposable plastic bottles. How do they pull off such a mighty task and overthrow a convenient, everyday product that generates over 80 billion units in waste each year? They replace not just the product, but the mindset too.

The Closca Bottle is a rather slick, clean looking borosilicate glass bottle that comes with a very handy, flexible silicone sleeve. The sleeve acts firstly as a grip, allowing you to hold the bottle when the contents inside are hot. Secondly, it also comes with a unique magnetic fidlock closure that allows you to fasten the Closca Bottle to anything you may have around you… your bike, your backpack strap, or a baby stroller. Designed to make you want to integrate your bottle into your everyday style, the Closca Bottle’s strap takes the inconvenience of “carrying” out of the picture, making sure you can simply strap the bottle to yourself or belongings and commute with ease… therefore encouraging you to prefer the reusable, Closca Bottle for its designed convenience over the plastic bottle for its popular convenience.

The Closca Bottle comes made in a tough borosilicate glass that’s 100% BPA free. The bottle features dual openings on the top and bottom, making it easy to clean and maintain. It is also completely dishwasher safe. Along with the bottle you also have the option to add on a tea-infuser base that you can use to brew beverages while on the go. Closca’s most discernible design detail remains the strap and the magnetic fidlock at one end, that allows you to fasten the bottle securely… with zero worry of the bottle coming undone, or slipping around (thanks to the silicone strap).

However, the Closca Bottle’s greatest achievement is (like I mentioned before) in changing the human mindset, rather than just being a better bottle. To reach this goal, Closca has also introduced the Closca Water App. With over 56,000 registered refill stations worldwide, this complimentary app helps you locate the closest places where you can refill your bottle for free. This little masterstroke pushes you to pick the Closca Bottle every time over a readily available (but for a price) plastic bottle. Creating an application to find free water around you is exactly the kind of lateral thinking the plastic bottle crisis needs, and the Closca Bottle, along with its beautifully sleek, desirable, and convenient design, does a great job of reducing greatly (if not eliminating) the need of plastic bottles, and in turn, preserving our wonderful planet!

Designer: Closca

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Stretch the silicone cover and hook it easily to the magnetic closure. Patented Strap System.

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To open it, gently stretch and release the magnetized FidlockTM.

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Complete your bottle with our original accessories, like a filter for tea or coffee.

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