Half of innovation is observation. #redesign01
VODKA ICE BOTTLE
HOW THIS HAPPENED:
Good vodka is best tasted cold. Using ice to get the right temperature often just ends up diluting it.
IF WE JUST DO THIS:
Japanese designers have a special glass blown pourer designed with an ice pouch separate from the liquid.
ASTHESTIC & FUNCTION:
The result was a bottle that would both chill your drink and also easily be on display due to elegant form.
For a product that is found in many households and often left in the open, the design of Clorox Wipes’ packaging was not well enough thought out.
There is an excess of storage space that could easily be repurposed. Since the wipes are often left within easy reach, what else would benefit from high traffic?
By combining air fresheners and Clorox wipes, we have created a must-have for every homeowner. Everyone is a winner!
Everyday possibilities. #redesign03
Ironing boards are obstructive and
often an eyesore. People store them
after the moment they aren’t needed.
DID ANYONE SOLVE IT:
Ironing boards have been redesigned many times. The most effective designs combine it with another furniture such as a desk.
A door provides a sturdy surface that is deal for ironing. It can also be quickly hidden and restored to its original function of a door.
Research possibilities. #redesign04
MILK EXPIRY CAP
A MORNING ISSUE:
Too often have we caught a whiff of milk only to be unsure if it’s spoilt. A visual aid would be ideal.
Scientist have invented smart tags gel-like tabs which changes color based on bacteria present. They appear red (100% fresh), but over time, they change to orange, yellow and green (100% spoiled).
SIMPLE AND BARELY NOTICEBLE:
A transparent cap would allow users to see the color of the gel as well as allowing the gel exposure to the bacteria present.
Commuter Observations. #redesign05
IT IS A PROBLEM:
Millions of MTA Cards are discarded in Manhattan each year. It is part of our disposable culture.
New York has 60 million tourist each year. All of them take the MTA and love to talk about how they went to NY that one time.
Turn each MTA card into a foldable memento so that they will want to keep the card.
Your face is always a solution. #redesign06
SELFIE LUGGAGE WRAP
A GOOD OPPORTUNITY:
It is only too common a mistake another’s passengers luggage as your own at the airport pick up carousel.
HEY, THERE IS SOMETHING HERE:
One novel way of instantly recognizing your luggage was giant selfie stickers. But these have to be purchased in advance and aren’t very accessible.
DONE AND DONE:
By introducing a photobooth add-on, anyone at the airport can now easily cover their luggage with giant selfies again and again! The booth will print the photo you just took on the wrap used to keep your luggage safe.
Your clothes are dirty 101. #redesign07
THIS PROBLEM THOUGH:
Too many people have had to take whiffs of their clothes in order to figure out if it's dirty or clean.
There exist a color changing material, which is responsive to the composition of the micro-fluids found in our sweat.
I MADE THE WORLD BETTER:
Implement this technology onto the labels on the back of the shirt and one glance will instantly tell you whether it goes on your back or to the laundry pile.
Tradition with innovation. #redesign08
Many people don’t know chopsticks etiquette is that both chopsticks never criss-cross.
Many redesigned chopsticks have travel and mobility in mind. But none explored much in other areas.
A repelling magnetic force at the top would ensure difficulty should the user even try to criss-cross their chopsticks. Likewise, an attracting magnetic force at the base would help provide easier gripping of food.
Combination Combo. #redesign09
EASY HERB SHARING KIT
THERE WAS A NEED:
Growing fresh herbs in your backyard is a thing now. The only limitation is space and that can be overcome by sharing of produce.
JUST SOME INNOVATION:
Looking at existing kitchen products, we could take various details and combine it in a whole new way.
SHARING IS CARING:
With slight modifications, herbs can easily be prepared via the grinder and immediately stored in uniform containers that can be exchanged with others.
Reusable culture gang. #redesign10
REUSABLE CANDLE JAR
IT STARTED WITH A SPARK:
Candle jars (made out of glass) are often tossed out when the wax is burnt out.
The demographic which buy candles do so to spruce up their environment, which means it is likely they also appreciate greenery.
By adding holes that can be unplugged once the wax melts, the jar now converts into a pot for a small in-house plant.