Sushi Roller by Osko + Deichmann

Sushi Roller by Osko + Deichmann

Traditional Japanese dishes have won many Europeans and Americans over with their taste and visual appeal, and none more so than sushi. The last decade has seen sushi shift from classy restaurants to the home kitchen with more and more people growing an interest in making their own sushi. Becoming a professional sushi chef requires years of hard work and experience. However, preparing the ingredients for a maki-roll or makizushi is actually quite easy. The traditional maki is a roll of rice stuffed with sliced vegetables, and then covered with a sheet of pressed seaweed called nori. The rolling itself, which involves a traditional bamboo-mat, is especially difficult to the inexperienced. The sushiroller grants anyone the power of making perfectly round, thick maki-rolls.

Sushi Roller by Osko + Deichmann
Sushi Roller by Osko + Deichmann
Sushi Roller by Osko + Deichmann
Sushi Roller by Osko + Deichmann
Sushi Roller by Osko + Deichmann
Sushi Roller by Osko + Deichmann
Sushi Roller by Osko + Deichmann
Sushi Roller by Osko + Deichmann
Sushi Roller by Osko + Deichmann via designboom.com


Credit Card Size Cell Phone Charger

Credit Card Size Cell Phone Charger

This light, cordless cell phone charger is uniquely designed to fit in a wallet’s credit card slot and provides an indispensable extra half hour on your phone battery life for those moments when we just can not afford to be cut off from the rest of the world. It is only a quarter of an inch thick and utilizes a lithium-ion battery and the phone’s micro USB port when time to stay put or traditional power sources are unavailable. Its 1-1/2”-long fold-out micro USB cord is compatible with most Android and Blackberry smartphones or other traditional cell phones. Recharges in a couple of hours via a USB adapter. It comes in brown or black. 3-1/4"W x 2"H x 1/4"D and weighs no more than an ounce.

Credit Card Size Cell Phone Charger
Credit Card Size Cell Phone Charger
Credit Card Size Cell Phone Charger
Credit Card Size Cell Phone Charger via bookofjoe.com. Buy it for $30 from thefancy.com


T-Shirt Folder

T-Shirt Folder

Most of the photos for this design are self-explanatory. This fool-proof T-shirt folding aid made from cardboard comes in handy to (mostly male) college students that like to keep their dorm room neat and tidy and conserve some space but lack the skills required to fold a T-shirt beautifully. It comes complete with simple instructions and covers a range of shirt sizes. With a few short steps you can have a freshly ironed T-shirt folded into a perfect square. Plus, you can hang the folder in the wardrobe when you need to store it.

T-Shirt Folder
T-Shirt Folder
T-Shirt Folder via bookofjoe.com. You can buy it $21.95 from cgets.com


Rinser Toothbrush

Rinser Toothbrush

“Rinser” is a toothbrush ingeniously designed to turn the mundane task of brushing your teeth into a fun and pleasant experience. This unique design, winner of the red dot design award, allows you to wash your mouth without bending over too much or using an old-fashioned cup by turning the brush into a power fountain. It comes in handy when you are on the road and the hotel bathroom tap is too low for your taste. The brushing part comes off which allows a prolonged use. This is just a prototype for now but who knows- it might soon hit the market.

Rinser Toothbrush


Rinser Toothbrush via swiss-miss.com. You can buy it for $22 at theawesomer.com


Collapsible Boat by Thibault Penven

Collapsible Boat by Thibault Penven

This collapsible boat concept reminiscent of a camping tent was designed by Thibault Penven of the Cantonal School of Art and Design in Lausanne, Switzerland. Based on the simple principles of the power of pushing and pulling at any of the number of point of contacts between the individual frames, it is quick to unfold, easy to use, lightweight and fit for an actual safe boat ride. It fits perfectly in the trunk of a car and there is still lots of space to spare for the oars and a cooler bag to make that day out at the lake just right.

Collapsible Boat by Thibault Penven
Collapsible Boat by Thibault Penven

Collapsible Boat by Thibault Penven via likecool.com


Magnetic Hammer by Jung Soo Park

Magnetic Hammer by Jung Soo Park

This interesting solution by designer Jung Soo Park allows you to gather those pesky nails without the bother of picking them up one by one. Very often there are crooked nails left after you have finished nailing anything, aren’t there? It could be at times hazardous to your health to try and pick them up by hand but the magnetic handle on this hammer lets you safely carry them to the trash bin. You can also store your spare nails under there, instead of reaching in the box for each and every one.

Magnetic Hammer by Jung Soo Park

Magnetic Hammer by Jung Soo Park via swiss-miss.com


Divided sleeping bag

Divided sleeping bag

Sleeping in the open or just visiting a friend requires a sleeping bag. But sometimes it is easy to feel trapped by the zipper, especially if you like turning in your sleep. This product allows you to move freely and stay warm at the same time. If you feel your legs need more “breathing space”, just reach over and open the zipper. You would like to free your hands in order to reach for a midnight drink of water or just to hug your Teddy bear? No problem- just open the zipper you need. Let yourself enjoy a warm sleep free of any restraint.

Divided sleeping bagBuy this Divided sleeping bag for $119.95 at hammacher.com


Folding ladder

Folding ladder

Most of us have one of those at home. But even if we fold it, it seems to always take up too much space. This innovative design turns the otherwise tough to handle ladder into a useful lightweight tool that is above all more than easy to store. As you can see on the photos, the lightweight yet durable wooden materials, the folding steps design and powerful hinges turn the folding ladder into a trusty, hefty tool that can be stored in the closet taking up little more space than a mop.
Folding ladder
Folding ladder
Folding ladder


Reel - customize your bike

Reel - customize your bike

“Reel” utilizes the bike frame triangle in any way you choose fit- you can customize it to your own needs and it comes in very handy when you are lacking a luggage carrier. It has sticky silicone buds to help you position the ribbon to let you ride around with anything from water bottles to books and groceries. In contrast to other devices with “Reel” your things will never fall out no matter how rough the terrain you and your bike are rolling through. “Reel” is simple to use and easy to store- when not used it can fit into most pockets.

Reel - customize your bike
Reel - customize your bike
Reel - customize your bike
Reel - customize your bike