Designer: Knirps, GermanyThe world's smallest umbrella, designed to withstand winds in excess of 80 kilometers per hour, constructed from a material that dries faster than the competition's. $60.GoldARGUS 3 CAMERA
Designers: Alloy; e2v technologies, BritainTwo handles make it easy for firefighters to hold and pass this thermal-imaging camera while wearing gloves. Used to see through smoke, the Argus 3 can be worn on a strap around the neck, freeing hands. $9,000.GoldVODAFONE INTERACTIVE CUBEDesigner: IDEO; BCA, Britain; Y-Dreams, PortugalThis four-meter cube on the surface of a shallow lake at the entrance to Vodafone's Lisbon headquarters expresses Vodafone's brand by displaying art, writing, and games called up by visitors using their cell phones.SilverELEGANZIA
Designer: Tupperware, BelgiumYou would never guess that it's Tupperware. Taking food storage to a whole new level, this container looks like high-end Italian glass. A watertight seal preserves food in refrigerators. $16.