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This Fits Me is a collaborative project that combines fashion with generative design, a technique most often used in architecture to make structures not static, but dynamic to adjust to the environment. Similarly, this digital process allows garments to adjust to the wearer. After a 3D body scan, the wearer’s precise measurements are applied to an algorithm so material can be laser cut & stitched for fitting. In just a few clicks, complex designs can be created that would otherwise be too time consuming to measure & manufacture. Vid after the jump!
Designer: Leonie Tenthof van Noorden & Eunbi Kim
This Fits Me – The design process from Leonie Suzanne on Vimeo.

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Posted: 07 Oct 2014 04:54 AM PDT
LOTO is a clever little mouse that goes from a flat disc to a conical device. It’s high on portability and compliments a laptop perfectly. Inspired by the leaf of a lotus flower, this wired mouse is impressive and should see the light of day!
Designers: ACE Group, iFace – Kim Jinseok, Jang Junyoung, Jeon Seyong, Koo Yoori, Park Jungjun & Shin Jungwon

Posted: 07 Oct 2014 02:46 AM PDT
Picture this – its a hot humid day, you come home and cool off with a chilled beer, switch on the air conditioner and relax on the sofa. Refreshing, as this seems, despite being technologically advanced, we still don’t make the most out of our ACs. The critical element missing in this perfect picture is a device that is intelligent enough to efficiently cool the room and save on energy bills while reducing our carbon footprint. The Ambi Climate is missing!

Make the change, and see the difference for yourself.
Ambi Climate is a small, sleek add-on device that works with your existing infrared remote-controlled air conditioner. The intelligence quotient is drawn from the fact that it features sensors for humidity, temperature, outdoor weather etc. and provides remote access via your Smartphone.

We have made so many tech advancements, however several common household appliances have remained jaded. According to Ambi Labs, “many user interfaces are outdated, based on design philosophies dating from the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s.” Hence the mission here is to “reinvent the usability of these appliances through add-on upgrades, giving consumers an easy and accessible path to attain the latest in smart functionality.”

Many of us do not realize this but almost half our energy bills stem from the use of air conditioners and heaters. And almost 30% of our carbon footprint too! We cannot stop using the appliances, but we sure can use them in a smarter way; the Ambi Climate way!
Why Ambi Climate?

Overruling any other choice currently available, the Ambi Climate is smartest of them all. The device automates your AC settings and takes care of it for future reference. In a very surreal way, the device is aware of your habits and environment at home; it takes into consideration several factors like – is it day or night; what temperature is it now outdoors, what will it be soon; what temperature and humidity do you have indoors; what temperature level do you like most; in essence it is all about you, your habits and adapting the settings accordingly. It will always find the right AC settings for you, so that you won’t have to fiddle with your remote.

As a result, the device prevents wasteful overcooling (saves energy), allow you to always have the right temperature setting (no freezing in the middle of night, cool home when you come back from work) and to have the convenience of not having to change your AC settings all the time.
Here are just a few ways Ambi Climate can help you to save time, money and energy:
Improved Energy Saving Awareness
Our well-insulated interiors may not showcase the weather changes outdoors, the Ambi Climate lets you know of these changes, urging you to open the windows and turn off your air con. The helpful app allows you to compare your favorite air con settings so you are aware of your AC consumption and can manage them for maximum energy savings.
Meaningful Insights
Understand your family’s air con consumption by placing several Ambi Climate devices in multiple rooms of your home. The app will record, compare and contrast your family’s overall usage and break down this information by room and family member.
Informed Decisions
Ambi Climate can estimate how your air con energy usage will impact your energy bill. This knowledge empowers you to make informed choices of your energy consumption levels. A number of other energy saving suggestions like asking you to close your curtains or install better insulation, help in energy savings.
To sum it up, Ambi Climate syncs your A/C with your smartphone, giving you complete access to monitor and control your air conditioner wherever you are.
To know more how you can optimize your comfort, and get your own device, support it on it’s Kickstarter venture.
Designer: Ambi Labs [ Buy it Here ]

Posted: 07 Oct 2014 12:01 AM PDT
A scooter with a built-in luggage… or luggage with a built-in scooter. Whichever way you look at it, OLAF is simply hybrid-awesomeness! The multifunctional design is available in two versions: a casual backpack for kicking around town, OR a more serious carry-on for business travel. Whether you’re a briefcase/suit kinda guy or hip, urban dweller, both models represent a unique vision of modern urban mobility that transforms in seconds! See em’ in action —>
Designer: Olaf

Posted: 07 Oct 2014 12:01 AM PDT
The fantastically simple Frida stool and side table are so sensibly designed they’ll make you say DUH! Each composed of just 4 flat-pack pieces, their clever construction is held together with just a single butterfly screw that locks the pieces in place and gives a touch of color. Easy to assemble and aesthetically adorable!
Designer: Zanocchi & Starke

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