Archive for July 2012

A new lifesaver that is more visible and more accessible

July 24, 2012


Life Light is the winner of iF Design Talents 2012 thanks to its innovative new concept based on the classic lifesaver. The idea transforms the lifesaver into an extremely visible element that is accessible to all, at the beach; in rivers… anywhere you can find water. It includes a fixation system so that it can be anchored to ground and LED lighting that makes it visible even at night.

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Maria Mazariegos from ideas4all

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The key to your house is now your fingerprint

July 20, 2012

Who has not thought of this at some time? Open the door to your house with your fingerprint. A far safer system that also means you can wave good-bye to carrying cumbersome sets of keys everywhere you go. One thing is certain: quite a number of our ideators have shared this same idea, with variations. We could use fingerprints to replace our public transport pass, open doors, or pay for our shopping instead of using a credit card.

From the look of it, it won’t be too long before we see this system implemented; some concepts have already been developed, like a simple and functional one called Grabit. Totally integrated in the door’s design, this is a fingerprint scanner that will let you in and out of any room it is installed in.


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Summer Challenge: Ideas to improve and protect our beaches

July 18, 2012

Practically all of us have been on a beach vacation at some time, while many live on the coast or have seen pictures of beaches that are packed with people during the summer. That is why we want you to share ideas with us that will improve our natural spaces next to the sea and help to protect and keep them the relaxing and enjoyable areas they now are.

Do you have ideas that will improve and protect our beaches?

You can share them from July 16th to September 5th.

Here is all the information on the Challenge.

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Choose where you’d like to sit. A brilliant design for the most functional of benches

July 17, 2012

We sometimes believe that everything has already been invented, and need to take another look at what already exists in order to give it another new twist. Such is the case with this brilliant new design for benches, an object we have all used at some time, to sit at a park, in the street, a station… With this simple variation to its base, the benches can now be placed one next to another on either side, joining several of them if we wish to sit with friends or want to look in a particular direction, or if we simply want to leave some space between ourselves and a stranger that sits by our side.

Wouldn’t it be great to see them in our streets?


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A suitcase that increases its capacity

July 11, 2012

No wonder Pumpack was the winning design in the Red Dot Design Concept awards in 2011. This suitcase vacuum packs clothes, compressing them in order to obtain a significant increase in capacity, as space used is reduced by 70%.

All you need to do is pack “soft” contents first, such as clothes, and extract air using the very same handle you’ll later us to carry the suitcase. Once compressed, free space is left for harder contents or objects that are difficult to fold like shoes, a toilet kit, etc.

We’re sure this idea will save frequent travelers much time, as they won’t need to think too hard about what to take with them and what to leave behind.

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What would you like to use? Tap? Fountain? How about both in one?

July 9, 2012

We already shared a very similar idea in the past; only on that occasion it was an adaptor for water taps, transforming them into a practical drinking fountain. Now the idea has been conceptualized as a complete water tap called Duo, which allows you to select where you want the water to come from.

However, if you just can’t wait for this idea to be out on the market, you can find the first idea, Tapi, for only 6$.
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The perfect redesigning of the ironing board

July 6, 2012


One of the most innovative entries in the IF Design Talents International is E-Board, a reinvention of the traditional ironing board that allows for very comfortable ironing of trousers and shirts thanks to its new and extremely simple design.

As simple as that.

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Water from the sink to the toilet cistern: full cycle, full savings

July 3, 2012

Bathroom product manufacturers Roca seem to have found the perfect way to save water from the sink in this innovative design that reuses sink water in the toilet cistern.

The design’s name is W+W and it is based on the simple concept of connecting the sink’s drainage to the toilet’s cistern, the only inconvenient being that both of these bathroom elements need to be placed next to each other, but the water savings are worth it.

This is something of great interest for our ideators, with many shared ideas focusing on how to avoid the waste of so much water that could be used more than once.

Here are a few:

(1684) System to avoid wasting water at home, cheap and simple
(40948) Wasting water
(124786) To save more water
(119607) Recycling
(94312) Tank for ecological water recovery
(91413) Saving water

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