Thursday, 1 July 2010

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Loop Makes The Difference

Posted: 01 Jul 2010 02:26 AM PDT

i-sound Transformable Earphones are simple! They are normal earbud-style and they don't presume that your ear hole will be a perfect fit. Hence they come with a cord-loop that goes around the earlobe. I told you the design was simple and easy to implement, why didn't Sony or Apple think of this? The earphones that came with my K750i keep falling out!

i-sound Transformable Earphones won the Bronze Prize at the IDEA Design 2010

Designer: Yong Lee & i-sound

i-sound Transformable Earphones by Yong Lee & i-sound



Internet Plate Transformer

Posted: 01 Jul 2010 01:03 AM PDT

How would you like to be able to download physical objects in the same way you, today, download internet apps? Someday! Designer Nick Smigielski presents “Morphware”, a plate-transforming internet-connected dish creator. What it does, in the same way you download and use items from the internet, is allow you to download designs for your food-holding objects, turning regular disks into the plate of your dreams!

That’s right! It uses what I call “magic technology!” Someday it’ll be possible, I tell ya.

You’ve got your Morphware. It sits in or on your counter, just waiting for your command. Get your standard dish disks ready, and use that panel to search the internet (or the plate-”app”-store) to find the plate you’d love to choose to use. When you’ve got it, place your blank plats on the dish, hit the go button, and wait for the transformation to occur. Power to the plate is transferred wirelessly by a power frequency resonator, a bit of technology that allows a non-radioactive energy transfer.

This is where the magic exists.

Each piece of dishware has it’s own “charge” or unique code. Once you’ve got the one you choose in there, the Morphware Plate rearranges the liquid piezoelectric polymer into your selection. Once you’ve used these new objects, just return them to the plate and press the “remove charge” button to flatten them back out for easy storage and cleaning.

Designer: Nick Smigielski





How To Fold A Bike Into A Cart

Posted: 01 Jul 2010 12:32 AM PDT

The concept of a folding cycle is not new to Yanko Design, and I really think the idea is worth developing, given the space constrains that bog us. Classifying the Ville as just another folding urban commuter cycle will not be fair. The design concept goes a step further by adding functionality to the folded form. It doubles up as a cart so that when you go grocery shopping, you don't leave this cool bike parked outside to tempt thieves, you take it along indoors.

Ville – The Urban Folding Bicycle won the Bronze Prize at IDEA Design Awards 2010

Designer: Hyuk-Jae Chang

Ville - The Urban Folding Bicycle by Hyuk-Jae Chang







One Sheet, One Lamp

Posted: 01 Jul 2010 12:03 AM PDT

That’s all you really need to make basically anything with no moving parts – one sheet of metal. It’d better be bendable though at some point or you’ve just got a shoe shelf. The project we’re talking about right here was bendable, now it’s all squared up! Yes indeedy, it’s a lamp! The “Qbik” lamp is a table lamp that was released during the Milan 2010 fair, designed by Enrico Zanolla and Andrea Di FIlippo for Miniforms Spa. It’s just 2mm thick, cut by laser and folded to boxy perfection.

An array of holes are punched in what becomes the top of the lamp, allowing the hot air from the lamp to escape as well as the light not flowing downward. Take your pick of white, yellow, or red.

I would imagine you might need some cork-corners if you’re gonna put this in a room with small childrens. They get cut, clonked, and bashed pretty easily when it comes to cornered edges. Stay safe when you’ve got design so good it hurts!

Designer: Enrico Zanolla and Andrea Di FIlippo for Miniforms Spa

Qbik lamp by Enrico Zanolla and Andrea Di FIlippo for Miniforms Spa




Cute Puppy Bowl Holders on the Bend

Posted: 01 Jul 2010 12:03 AM PDT

Hooray! I love me some doggie products, especially since my Fiance and I are getting our first puppy in less than a week! You know what that means? It’s time to start thinking about accessorizing. Not just collars and fabulous chew toys, those are a given, what about some nice doggie bowls? Every dog’s gotta eat, and the bowls have gotta be there somewhere in the house, so why not make them look fantastic? Here’s a solution: Roxie Doggie bowls!

Now, I’ve gotta say I’m doubly excited to write about these bowls and bowl holders because not only is the design excellent, but it’s also done by an alumni of my alma mater – the Minneapolis College of Art and Design! Maya Khaira is a graduate of the MCAD furniture program, which is right up there with graphic design as the most PRO of majors you can graduate with from this Midwest USA design college. It rocks, and clearly M.Khaira’s rockin it.

These bowls are super pretty, too. Imagine them sitting around in your modern wood-floored apartment or home. Imagine the look on the puppy’s face when you reveal the most amazingly fabulous food dish they’ve ever stuffed their snout into. Just imagine it!

So cute. So nice. So puppytastic.

Made as “Big Bend” or “Little Bend” and in Maple or Zebrawood.

Designer: Maya Khaira

Roxie Doggie Big Bend and Little Bend bowl holders by Maya Khaira




What Do FIFA Referees Lack? Third Eye

Posted: 01 Jul 2010 12:00 AM PDT

It only takes a stinky fish to dirty the entire pond, and this year FIFA has 2 fishes tainting their image. To rub salt over our wounds Sepp Blatter apologizes but still says FIFA has reservations over incorporating technology into the sport. I have only two words for him: England and Mexico! Even a money-spinning sport like cricket has adopted the third umpire into the game, because we are only HUMANS! FIFA too needs a "Referee Third Eye".

Andy explains:

I believe that the proper way out would be to use an additional referee who shall be monitored game on the screen. And after browsing through Bluetooth make a decision by the watch
“Referee Third Eye “. Accordingly, in a situation where for example it was offside, the video referee on the watch flashed to red light and the chief arbiter at once to make objective decisions. (See the situations in the picture).

“Referee Third Eye” – best decision.

Designer: Andy Kurovets

Referee Third Eye Watch Concept by Andy Kurovets




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