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ALERT Staples: Every Office Needs These

Alert Staples

Everything’s all good until you run out of staples. What’s worse is when your office is truly out of staples because the guy in charge of supplies screwed things up. This happened last week at our office, and let me just say that the hour it took to buy staples was as tense as things can get in an otherwise boring office.

I’m sure it’s happened to you before: you’re stapling forms and documents, working up a good rhythm, until you hear that empty click that means your stapler is out of staples. Working to make sure that this doesn’t happen without your awareness is ALERT Staples. It’s a concept by Wei-Ling Hsu, Yu-Ren Lai, and Cyuan-Yi You, where your typical staple wires are inked with a red band at the edge.

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One Shot Transforms Into a Bike In Seconds

One Shot Bike

One Shot is the ultimate portable bike. It isn’t shaped like a typical bike, although it still rides like one. Obviously it’s not meant to be ridden on mountain trails either, judging by the size of the wheels on this thing. It is, first and foremost, a portable bike. It was designed to be used with the rail transit in mind, as the sleek design allows it to be stowed in the train when commuting.

Essentially, One Shot helps you get to the places where you need to be minus the emissions (if you were riding a car) and minus the sore legs (if you were walking or running the entire time.) It folds up easily into a trolley-type rolling case which you can lug around using the attached handle when you’ve reached the station or when you’re not using it for easy handling.

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Featuring the Men Who Love ‘My Little Pony’: The ‘My Little Brony’ Doll

There’s just something about My Little Pony that gets to even the toughest of men. These fans are called bronies and they’re so m larger in number than you think. So much so that College Humor took it upon themselves to create their very own commercial for My Little Brony dolls, just because. They’re not as cute or adorable as the ponies–I mean, they’re bros, for crying out loud–but the fauxmercial is pretty hilarious.

Neck beard? Check. Brushable ponytail? Check. Yep, that’s My Little Brony in a nutshell for you.

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Living Cube Combines Several Rooms Into One

Living Cube

Designers are constantly coming up with ways to make the most out of a limited amount of space. The more people there are on this planet, the less space there is for each person. And if you can’t afford more square meters for your living quarters, then it’s time to get creative with the space that you’ve got.

The latest in these designs is the Living Cube by designer Till Könneker. It incorporates a little bit of everything into what looks like several bookshelves combined into one.Continue Reading

Soup Straws Adds Suction As A Way To Enjoy Ramen Noodles

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There is a right and a wrong way to eat certain foods. Ramen noodles are meant to be picked up with chopsticks and slurped. That, fun as it is, doesn’t sit well with many wet-chin-averse Westerners, so Julian Lechner has created Soup Straws. These are hollow chopsticks with a series of holes at the tip to channel that tasty broth all the way up to your mouth, without making a messy detour through your beard. It’s a simple enough idea, but is sadly one that hasn’t been turned into a commercially available product just yet. We’re not sure what’s holding Justin back from Kickstarting this, but with a bit of effort, should be simple enough to do. Or, well, now that the idea is out in the wild and no patent on the design presumably exists, maybe someone else can get on it?

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ABC Syringes: No More Reused Syringes!

ABC Syringe

Every year, scores of people get infected with various diseases because they were injected using unsterile and reused syringes. It’s unfortunate but it happens more often than you think. Case in point: according to the World Health Organization, 5% of all new HIV cases, 32% of all Hepatitis B cases, and 40%of Hepatitis C cases are caused by unsafe injections.

Aiming to come up with safer, tamper-proof syringes is Dr. David Swann from the Huddersfield University in England. He designed the ABC Syringe, which comes in a nitrogen-filled pack, that has a special coating of ink in its barrel that turns bright red after 60 seconds of exposure to air. Apparently, the ink absorbs the carbon dioxide from the air, causing the ink to change in color.

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Forebruary is a Calendar For All Seasons

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One thing that hasn’t gone paperless yet is the calendar. Every year, these things need to be replaced and it adds to the solid waste piling up in landfills all over the world. Maybe it’s with this realization that designer Ilya Birman worked with to come up with Forebruary. It’s a calendar that you can use for all seasons, every month of the year, for many years to come.

It’s not a digital calendar either. The design is pretty ingenious, really. Basically the calendar is in the form of a movable frame that is adjustable to “fit” whatever month it currently is.Continue Reading

Slater Lounge is an All-in-One Privacy Pod While You Wait for Your Flight

Slater Airport

Airports are usually hubs of activity in every direction you turn. From harried travelers pushing over-filled trolleys to screaming kids at the check-in line, airports aren’t exactly places where you can get some peace and quiet while you’re waiting for your flight.

Designer Uriel Serrano aims to change that with the Slater airport lounge. It’s still a concept for now, but it’s basically an all-in-one privacy pod that gives passengers their own little private space while they wait.

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Unifold Folds Into a Pretty Nifty Shoe

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Shoes are among the bulkiest of objects travelers have to contend with when they’re packing. What can eliminate the problem entirely, though, is Horatio Yuxin Han’s experimental project called Unifold. It’s essentially leather with a die-cut pattern that can be folded into an actual shoe. It doesn’t take much skill to fold the shoe into form, as the shape of the starting material makes it easy to do.

Of course, you’ll need some adhesive to make sure the folded-up portions stay attached, but that’s about it. Hit the break for a couple more shots showing how easy it is to fold your own shoe with Unifold.

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Han came up with Unifold along with Professor Crowley.

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