Designers are wonderful people. They think day and night about how to make our lives more comfortable, pleasant and interesting.
In order to recognize their achievements, we picked out some of the most ingenious things they’ve come up with lately.
The device which shows tomorrow’s weather
Ken Kawamoto is a software engineer who has the ambition to unite the digital and real worlds. He came up with the idea of a device which visually displays tomorrow’s weather. He calls it the Tempescope. If there’s going to be a thunderstorm, it shows flashes of real lightning; water drops fall down if it’s going to rain. It’s truly amazing! The only problem is it can’t quite show us snow yet.
A saddle for dad
Shoes with removable heels
The tap which makes saving water beautiful
A miniature garden around your neck
The spherical bath tub
The portable ladder for climbing any tree
Many adults regret that they’re already too old to climb trees without risking an accident. Sometimes you just still want to! But with the CanopyStair, you can easily get to the top of a tree without having to worry about how you’ll make your way down. The staircase can be easily fixed to any tree without harming its bark.
Superheroes to hold up your books
The coffee cup which gives you a kiss
Shoes which fit your feet perfectly
Japanese designer Masaya Hashimoto came up with an idea for a new pair of sneakers which perfectly wrap around every curve of your feet. Inspired by Furoshiki, traditional Japanese wrapping cloth used for transporting goods, the shoes have no laces and instead wrap around the foot, fastening with velcro.
The Armstrong Light Trap
This futuristic-looking lamp is both beautiful and mysterious. You can regulate how bright it is using a very simple method — everything depends on how many of the ’craters’ on its surface are left open. Named in honour of famous American astronaut Neil Armstrong, it was in fact invented by a team of Russian designers.
The invisible computer keyboard
Signal indicator for cyclists
The lamp made from an old tree stump
Decorative rolling pins
Rings that look like they’ve come alive
Weapons for a pillow fight
Designers are wonderful people. They think day and night about how to make our lives more com...