1. The milk carton that changes color before expiring.
What a great idea designer Ko Yang has had with this milk carton that changes color telling us how fresh the milk is. The carton begins being white in color, and as the expiry date moves closer, it begins changing color to tell us we should drink the milk before its too late.
2. A cellphone that runs on Coca-Cola
Designer Daizi Zheng brings us an interesting concept: a Nokia phone that runs on Coca-Cola. Yes, you read right. It may sound incredible, but it seems this eco-friendly cellphone model really works. The designer has called it Nokia green phone and it works generating electricity through carbohydrates such as the sugar contained in this and other similar drinks. It does not pollute because the end-product of the process is water and oxygen. And to top it all off, Daizi herself assures us that this completely biodegradable battery can last up to 3 and 4 times the normal life of lithium batteries.We'll just have to find out.
3. A New Stop Thief Chair
This new chair's name is Stop Thief Chair and is marketed by Danish furniture manufacturer Dan-Form since September. They can be purchased through theirofficial website, in 12 different colors, for 38£.
The idea is really just a slight variation made to the seat, that allows us to place any bag or purse under our legs, but I would definitely love to see them at the cafes I go to.
4. Take a seat wherever you like with this portable seat
What a great idea it would be to always have a seat at hand to sit down and rest, something light and easy to carry. That's just what Dolmen is, this clever seat made of cardboard, which -as always- comes from Japan. It weighs only 360 grams and folds so that it can be carried in a purse or briefcase. Whenever you feel like sitting down and taking a breather, all you need to do is unfold it.
5. Shave anywhere, whenever you like
Small, light and simple. This is the perfect razor concept for today's hectic, dynamic life. With this razor you can finally shave anywhere you like. Its name is Carzor and is designed by Kuo Chia Hung. It is a portable razor, the size of a credit card, making it perfect for carrying in a wallet. It comes with two spare blades and, best of all, it includes a small mirror, so that you can shave at any time. It also includes a small filament that gives off scents such as mint, lemon, sandal, ocean or orange to avoid irritation and give some aroma.
6. The suitcase that becomes a scooter.
Do you travel frequently and hate having to run down never-ending corridors and terminals? Well, the people at Samsonite have joined forces with Micro Mobility to design this brilliant suitcase called Samsonite X Micro Mobility Trolley Scooter. It is a suitcase that transforms into an useful and amusing scooter. It takes advantage of the suitcase's two wheels, and the handgrip becomes a handlebar. This is the end of having to run to catch your flight.
7. The 25-dollar incubator
A group of scientists at Embrace have created a baby incubator that costs only 25$ and is specifically intended for use in developing countries, where close to 20 million low birth rate and premature babies are born every year. A traditional incubator we might find in any hospital costs over 20,000$, which is far too expensive for a developing economy. Embrace has the appearance of a sleeping bag and is activated with boiling water, it requires no electricity and is covered with a special material that regulates temperature. It can work for approximately four hours, after which it must be reheated. It can even be sterilized and reused.
8. The brilliant idea of the 3-D plug
Rozektus 3D design transforms one plug into five, each on one of the Rozektus faces so that none of the plugs is in the way of others. The concept for this cube-shaped socket was developed by Russian art collective Lebedev Studio. And, best of all, if you only need one socket, it can simply be pushed inside the wall and out of the way.
9. Stop smoking with the E-cigarette
The electronic cigarette is driven by modern micro-electronic technology, and is not flammable. It consists of a small rechargeable battery and one only safe and replaceable cartridge containing water, propylene, glycol, nicotine, and tobacco aroma. None of these ingredients are considered cancer-causing agents. When inhaling the cigarette, the air flux is detected by a sensor and a microprocessor activates an atomizer which, in turn, injects minute doses of the liquid compound into the air inhaled, producing a kind of vapor that simulates the effect of a real cigarette. The electronic cigarette is an alternative to traditional cigarettes. Smokers will be able to smoke anywhere, in a way that is more advanced and will not disturb other non-smokers. A fine discovery made by vanguard evaporation micro-technology, that works with a simple rechargeable battery.
10. A good idea to help people with limited mobility
It is called Slip Grips. It was designed by Stanton Burns, student of Auburn University (U.S.), and helps people with mobility problems in their everyday activities. Slip Grips allows these persons to carry out simple actions such as write, hold tools and many more movements that can sometimes become an obstacle. This idea will help them become a little more independent.
11. Pin anything down without ruining it: Magnetic Push Pins
They're called Magnetic Push Pins and I think they are a brilliant idea that will save many of us from having to push holes into all those important documents or photos we hang from cork boards and somehow need to keep within view. This invention is based on the simple concept of placing a magnet on a thumbtack. This allows you to pin it anywhere you like, using the magnet to hold whatever you pin, without ruining it.
12. Pajamas that can tell if your baby has a fever
This idea will make life easier for all parents who, sometimes, simply do not understand why their baby is crying, as well as help employees at hospitals and kindergartens at their jobs. These baby's pajamas called Babyglow, designed by Chris Ebejer, show us if our baby has a fever, by changing color when our child's temperature is higher than 37ºC. Parents will instantly realize what is wrong with their baby, and remedy the situation before it worsens. It comes in various colors, but turns white if the child's body temperature becomes higher than normal. The good news is that it is not just a good idea, but is already being sold in the United Kingdom for 20 Euros.
13. Bergmönch, the Bicycle that Folds into a Rucksack
For all of you who love riding a bike downhill but prefer to walk uphill, here is a revolutionary new bicycle design that fits in a rucksack! It is actually meant for going mountain hiking uphill, and then wheeling downhill. The name of this new invention is Bergmönch, which means “mountain monk” in German.