The Design Miami/Basel 2013 show highlighted hip designs in the Swiss city of Basel. Several designers found new purposes for old gondola lifts from the ski resort town of Verbier. Baker Wardlaw's 'vending machine' displayed at this event. Baker Wardlaw turned one into a huge vending machine that dispenses toys, Cool.
The C.24 music keyboard transforms from an iPad protective cover into a piano-style keyboard at the touch of a spring-loaded latch. "“The use of anti-polarity magnets creates the semi-weighted feel of the keyboard. By using magnets instead of traditional springs reliability and longevity are extended. Each key press is sensed by an infrared emitter detector pair providing real time analog position data. Optical key tracking technology delivers MIDI velocity, monophonic aftertouch as well as detailed performance capabilities." The C.24 music keyboard project is currently on the Kickstarter website.
Tendem designed by Kaspars Jursons is a sink and urinal combo that saves water and encourages hands washing. The clever design will also saves users the trouble of waiting to wash hands if all the basin are occupied since every user will have their own sink right in front of them. In some degree, it saves time, water and space.
The Hand Tree by Russian student Alexander Kostin is a personal air purifier concept, which is cleaning the air around us with a wearable appliance accessory. If every inhabitant in a big city would wear such a device, we would be all to breathe easily in a smoggy air.
"Meet our son Indigo who was born on the 9th July 2012. From that day my wife and I videoed Indigo at least once a day, every day up to a year old. For his first birthday we've spent some time putting together a video of his entire first year."
Quartz is an armchair designed by CTRL ZAK and Davide Barzaghi, the result of a mathematical series applied to furnishings. The two-dimensional structure in beechwood – pentagons and hexagons – develops three-dimensionally in space thanks to the volumising effect of the stuffing, upholstered with natural fibres. Thus, a comforting, wraparound micro-habitat is created in this grid enriched with geometric shapes. $14,000
Boston-based inventor Steve Hollinger has invented the Squito, a throwable ball-shaped camera that utilizes position and orientation sensors to capture and process 360-degree images over the course of its airborne trajectory by the three panoramic cameras. It uses orientation sensors to know when to take the images before stitching the multiple pictures together to create a single panoramic aerial shot.