With the many inventions that were promoted in 2015, there are a few that really caught our attention. Here are 12 awe inspiring products that made it to our list for 2015.
1. SaddleBaby Toddler Carrier
This contraption is the modern solution for parents and adults who intend to carry toddlers with them. This hands-free carrier features a foam padded seat and industrial strength straps that keep the toddler secure during leisurely walks as they enjoy the view overhead. Will this invention make parenting easier? This is yet to be proven.
2. The “Waltz” Mirrored Cups and Saucers by D-Bro
These tea cups and saucers took teatime to another delightful level. Mirrored cups designed by D-Bro are coated with Palladium, a precious and rare metal. The striking patterns on the saucer, reflected on the cup, make this set a great conversation starter. Collectors are sure to go gaga over these stylish tea sets.
3. The Tempescope
If looking out the window to see the weather is never enough or isn’t possible, then have this Tempescope on your desk. This weather box invented by Ken Kawamoto shows you real, live weather complete with raindrops and lightning. It does not show snow, though. If you find the presence and sound of rain therapeutic, this one’s for you.
4. Wearable Planters
Plants need not be confined in a static box in your garden or at home. You can bring a plant with you, no matter how tiny it is. The wearable planter is a jewelry or a trinket with a plant. It’s a great gift for green thumbs and treehuggers alike.
5. Minimalist Furoshiki Footwear
Inspired by the Japanese art of wrapping, Vibram released a shoe design called Furoshiki shoes. Feel like a ninja wearing these outdoors as casual footwear or as a camping gear. This shoe has a patented Vibram rubber sole and two large flaps that wrap around the foot and ankle.
6. Revolutionary Invisible Keyboard
This revolutionary keyboard does away with the physical keyboard. You will only need cuffs as sensors for typing. This invisible keyboard aptly named as the AirType learns your finger movements and types letters that you intend to input. After 150 years, typing habits will never be the same again with AirType.
7. The Cyclee
To keep the cyclists safe while riding, a device called the Cyclee was invented to project the intended actions as images on the cyclist’s back. The device will be mounted behind the rider’s seat. The signs can also be modified through a mobile app. This concept design can save a lot of lives. Let’s hope it goes through without a hitch.
Instead of seeing clock hands or numerals, the QlockTwo tells time with words, just like how most people say it when asked about the time. It is stylish and monolithic, but it does not come without a hefty price. It is a clock that is made to impress your classy friends and guests. If you think it’s worth it, then go for it!
You’re never too old to climb a tree or enjoy a treehouse that you DIY. The Canopystair makes this possible without having to drill holes into a tree. This contraption allows you to build a spiral staircase using only straps and birchwood planks, thanks to designers designers Robert McIntyre and Thor ter Kulve.
10. Merryme rings
Merryme rings, designed by Bangkok artist Mary Lou, are great for animal lovers. The rings come in sets of three and can either be worn on one finger or on three, depending on the animal design you choose. The squirrel set is best worn on one finger to look like it is chasing a nut.
11. The Bathsphere
Russian designer Alexander Zhukovsky took bathing to a whole new level with the Bathsphere. The name explains it all. You can bathe, shower and relax inside a glass sphere that seems to float in the middle of a room. It also has settings that can alter internal temperature, humidity, light, sounds and smell.
Amsterdam-based Studio Drift designed these hypnotizing and beautiful ceiling lamps that open like flowers as they descend and unfurl their silken petals in full bloom. This is a permanent art installation in Rijksmuseum Amsterdam. These lamps called “Shylights” mimic the opening and closing rhythms of natural flowers through the use of technology.