In the future your suitcase will follow you around the airport. Dragging your own roller bag is so 2011. “Hop” is the name of the newest design in luggage; it uses your smartphone as a beacon and follows you around, if you get out of range it sends you a text to let you know that your sad little bag is all alone behind you.
The Hop is designed to follow behind the user at a constant distance, but if the signal is lost the suitcase locks itself and a vibration is sent via the phone to alert the user. The bags can be programmed to follow one another or to be controlled jointly by any staff that may handle your luggage.
Life-altering, necessary for the success of mankind, ingenious invention.
Pringles are yummy, but they have one major flaw— the stupid, skinny cylindrical can. Sure, it keeps all the chips stacked nice and neat to reduce the number of broken chips, but unless you’ve got small hands and arms, getting the bottom third is a pain. The solution? The Bloom Chips can. Ingeniously, it transforms from a tube into a bowl for easier munching.
Young designer Dohyuk Kwon encountered the same problem we all have before: He was enjoying a package of Pringles potato crisps until, suddenly, he found the chip level had sunk to a critical expletive-laden stage just below the reach of his fingers. “So I sketched a more convenient package of chips,” he tells Co.Design.
His concept is called Bloom Chips, and it won a Red Dot Award for its obvious brilliance: Bloom Chips is a wrinkled cylinder that unfurls to create its own bowl. “Its mechanism is more complex than it looks,” says Kwon. “Simply speaking, it’s like a blooming flower.” The idea is so instantly impressive that it’s impossible to imagine why no one at Procter & Gamble thought of it first.