Monday, 21 June 2010

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Bio Robot Refrigerator

Posted: 21 Jun 2010 05:24 AM PDT

As promised, here are the details on the Electrolux Bio Robot Refrigerator, a concept that has been making quite a splash in the blogosphere! In lay terms, the fridge is a concept where the Bio Robot cools biopolymer gel through luminescence. A non-sticky gel surrounds the food item when shoved into the biopolymer gel, creating separate pods. The design features no doors or drawers, and the food items are individually cooled at their optimal temperature thanks to the robot. And since it can take any orientation (hung vertically, horizontally, and even on the ceiling), and can be modified in size, you can fit it in any apartment.

More details in the images…

Designer: Yuriy Dmitriev



Electrolux Bio Robot Refrigerator by Yuriy Dmitriev

Electrolux Bio Robot Refrigerator by Yuriy Dmitriev




First Aid First

Posted: 21 Jun 2010 03:07 AM PDT

Very few designers have ventured forth to re-deign the First Aid Kit. Even the mandatory school projects that my children did was a square, white box with a red cross plastered in the centre. The N. Nursing Kit designed by two talented students from the National Cheng Kung University adds a breath of fresh air to the mundane. If I were to mention the two most innovative items, it'd have to be the curvy scissors and the integrated flashlight.

The N. Nursing Kit includes the Curvy Scissors, Tape Dispenser, Tweezers Clip and Medicines Cap.

Additional Features:

  • When the device lifted for use, the emergency sign lights up.
  • To open the device, push down and then turn: The container separates into three sections for sterilization, medication and dressing.
  • The upper part is a light source for the nursing kit therefore it can be taken apart to be used as a flashlight. (Material of lamp cover sponsored by Industrial Technology Research Institute).

The Curvy Scissors

The scissors are designed with a curved handle about six degrees from a flat surface. No matter which side of the scissors, the curvature makes it much easier for us to lift and fit our hands better.

Designers: Sheng-Hong Li & You-Lin Chen

N. Nursing Kit by Sheng-Hong Li & You-Lin Chen



Square Cut Traffic Signs

Posted: 21 Jun 2010 02:06 AM PDT

When we were Re-learning the Traffic Lights and many feel that re-arranging shapes is not always the answer for good road safety. In situations like fog, poor visibility and rain, road lights like the Light Programmable Road Sign may work better. It employs a LED Video Display, consisting of RGB LEDs with the possibility of reprogramming. Jump in to learn more…


  • The sign post is rugged and resistant to different temperatures.
  • Display frame is in recess which creates a blackout and this will help make visible the road sign on sunny days.
  • Frames will protect display from rain and other foreign objects.
  • A protective glass in located on the front part. On the rear part are the mountings to standard holders of road signs.
  • The programmable LED Video Display make the sign very universal.
  • These signs can be centrally managed through dedicated special services on the Internet.
  • It will be possible to distribute the flow of transport depending on the workload of the routes, to make changes to the speed limit or traffic information on the detour without installing new and not dismantling the old signs.
  • Make a road signs (”Children”, “No Entry”, “Pedestrian Crossing” etc.) more visible by increasing the brightness of light, and possibly adding flashing-function to attract attention.

The sign may have autonomous power supply in order to save electricity by batteries stored in solar energy. At sections of roads with low traffic the sign can be equipped the sensor, which could switch on a sign for road users in advance. This could also help to save energy and prolong due date.

Designer: Alexey Chugunnikov

Light Programmable Road Sign by Alexey Chugunnikov


Food Cuts with Cute Cups

Posted: 21 Jun 2010 12:18 AM PDT

Actually they’re more like tiny bowls. This right here is a fantastic, I daresay essential tool for your kitchen if you’re really into chopping. I’ve got a major love for chopping, most people who love chopped up fruits and vegetables love chopping, we ALL love chopping. So this is the “Bowlboard,” where you can not only chop with ease, you can separate what you’ve chopped with ease into laid-in bowls. Then when they’re full, just lift em out and pour em. Such a brilliant little thing!

This whole board is made of carbonized bambo, an “eco-friendly” type of situation for your home. I know you love that sort of stuff. This is the FUTURE. Save the whales while chopping the carrots!

Then the boals are white colored malamine which is mold resistant and non-porous. As you can see, they just sit in the board, removable for easy cleaning of everything by itself.

Chop chop chop!

Organize, organize, organize.

Designer: Kain Lucas of Ute Australian Design [ Buy it Here, Bowlboard is available for $69.00 @ YD Store ]


Bowlboard is available for $69.00 @ YD Store


D3’s Housing Tomorrow Competition 2010 Top 5

Posted: 21 Jun 2010 12:10 AM PDT

Who loves houses? Everyone. Everyone loves at least the idea of living inside their very own abode. Thusly, since I think you know that everyone also loved competitions, it’s always a fun time to look at the results of a housing design competition. Here’s one! This one’s held yearly by D3 and is called “Housing Tomorrow.” We’ve got the top five concepts right here, all of them housing, all of them hot, all of them architecture-tastic.

Seriously get your love eyeballs out because this competition calls for architects, designers, engineers, and students to bust out their dogs and apply their brains to residential urbanism, architecture, interiors, and designed objects. Make it awesome.

Designers: Entrants into D3 Housing Tomorrow 2010


First Prize: Home Spun: Water Harvesting Prefab Urban Housing for the Great Lakes Region by Liminal Projects, USA This project employs concepts from the Small House Movement which attempts to minimize the ecological impact homes have on the Earth by making them really small. This particular set of houses is constructed of lightweight carbon fiber and is capable of harvesting, storing, and processing water from rain and snow. Also they look like giant barrels, a look which has grown on me VERY quickly.


Second Prize: Hongquiao Station: Living within the Shanghai Subway System by Rafael Luna, USA A very complex project that basically boils down to reacting to the fact that about 50% of the world’s population living in cities. Through the subway system connecting with food, shopping, and entertainment systems, a singular structural logic is created with a flexible infrastructure in mind. Wild, yes?


Third Prize: Smallness: Rescripting Collective Housing in Shenzhen by Qili Yang, China Similar to the second prize project, this “Smallness” project focuses on urban density, studying specifically Da-xin Village, a natural town center in Shenzhen, China. To develop the area without neglecting the existing urban context, this project adds 30 percent more livable area, expanding the floor ratio from 2.7 to 3.6 at the site.


Special Mention – High-Density Housing: Double Stuff by Richie Gelles & Viktor Ramos, USA More mega-housing, this time lifting it up on some transparent legs so as to not make it look as terrible as modern skyscrapers. Go go awesome architecture!


Special Mention – Medium Density Housing: Eco-Chrysalis for Newcastle-Upon-Tyne by Paul Jones, UK Very similar (in a transparent way) to the other “special mention” project, this is an upward-looking housing structure that’s a lot more gorgeous than our everyday block-square apartment buildings.

Check out the rest of the entries at

Texas Chainsaw Chair Collection

Posted: 21 Jun 2010 12:02 AM PDT

I hate to be the first to tell you, but making furniture out of the skin and bones of human beings is just flat out illegal. Basically everywhere. So just forget it. What we’ve got here is almost as amazing. A lot less terrifying at least. This is the “Skin-bone Chair Collection” by Lin Jinhong. Made to replicate in a non-grotesque way the skin, muscle, and bone of the body. Not necessarily of a human being, but let’s just say that to make it as amazing as possible.

Now what Jinhong COULD have done here is make it out of deer bones. Deer are considered less than respectable in most societies in the world, so we can do basically whatever we want with their guts and such, and their blood, bones, just everything turned into stools and such.

These chairs look pretty sensual though, yes? I bet they’d be pretty comfortable, too. They’d go great on my black metal porch or my no-light-allowed sun room. Blacker than black!

Designer: Lin Jinhong

Skin-bone Chair Collection by Lin Jinhong






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