Tuesday, 13 July 2010

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Home Sweet Home

Posted: 13 Jul 2010 08:21 AM PDT

We’ve all done it – count the minutes, miles and blocks before reaching home. Temporary respite from a long, hard day is one of the first things I look forward to as the sun goes down. Far From Home is a GPS enabled bracelet that gleefully (been dying to use that word) displays iconoglyphs denoting the distance to home. Oh and yea, it’s a watch too. Hey it glows! Mmm, pretty.

Designers: Paolo Buatti & Alessandro Palombarini

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Far From Home - Navigation Concept by Paolo Buatti & Alessandro

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Wallet Delight

Posted: 13 Jul 2010 04:13 AM PDT

Men are more obsessed than women about their hair! I don't have handy stats to prove it right now, but when I look at my son, husband, father and male friends' behavior in relation to their mane…I totally get the drift. Pavel Sidorenko puts men out of their misery of finding a reflective window at every step, by designing this really neat flexible mirror for the wallet. The size of a visiting card, it slips into the wallet with ease, and is made from plastic. Handy and cute!

Designer: Pavel Sidorenko

Pocket Mirror by Pavel Sidorenko

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Window Seats, Wow What A View

Posted: 13 Jul 2010 02:51 AM PDT

Without looking out, can you describe the view outside your window? I bet you don't have the time to glance out there and take in the sights! What a shame, cause imagine if you did take out the time to savor a cup of joe, I would have installed the "Happy Window" for you. A super cool side table that opens up to reveal two chairs and a table to hang from the windowsill. It gives you instant service for the moment, and then wraps again to become furniture against the wall.

Designers: Yonghee Cho & Saehee Lee

Happy Window – Table For The Window by Yonghee Cho & Saehee Lee

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Replicators – How Real Today?

Posted: 13 Jul 2010 12:03 AM PDT

You’ve all seen Star Trek – at least pieces of it, here or there. You might even know what I’m referring to when I say this project we’re about to discuss is a real-world iteration of the original matter replicator. Truly an innovation that would change the world, that’s what this is. It’s called “The Joy Concept” and it’s designed by Ali (Jeff) Jafari. Replicate a stack of plates, just like that, then just as fast turn them back into dust.

The genius of this project is in its ability to destroy dirty dishes. Yes! That’s what the main example explains. It uses a “rapidly developing future technology” called Claytronic which utilizes smart particles called “CATOMs.” These particles are able, with the Joy Concept, to create any dish or cutlery piece the user desires. Use that piece of food-related matter once, then return it to the Joy Concept panel. Once there, it returns the particles to the receptacle to be used again. And not only that, it turns the non-CATOMS to ash.

So don’t jam your hand in there!

No water or chemicals are used in this whole process. No detergents of pills, no consumables, almost no maintenance, and apparently lots of fun to watch in action. Just think of all the extra space you’ll have when your cupboards are empty of all dishes, glasses, and silverware!

Next I need something to make me cookies.

Designer: Ali (Jeff) Jafari

The Joy Concept by Ali (Jeff) Jafari

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Two Hundred and Fifty Dollar Coasters

Posted: 13 Jul 2010 12:03 AM PDT

For your beer. For to be putting your beers onto. That’s what these are. What makes buying a pair of these Black Badger Advanced Composites coasters cost $250 is their limited nature (35 of them, total,) and their composition. They’re made of solid titanium and aetospace-grade carbon fiber, and each of them has their own individual limited edition number laser etched into their side.

That’s pretty swanky.

Designer James Thompson makes the joke that “in the interest of sustainability, these coasters contain 30% recycled Terminators. Ha ha.”

These coasters are going to be featured on July 23rd at the Envy Expo 2010 in California due to their high quality and the strange nature of Black Badger. Strange and powerful in their “high-end, precision crafted, low-volume production, and limited edition luxury for a select group of people that have a taste for exclusivity and the finer things in life.”

Each coaster is precision CNC-milled.

Designer: James Thompson of Black Badger Advanced Composites

Limited Edition Coasters by James Thompson of Black Badger Advanced Composites

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How Low Can You Cellphone Limbo?

Posted: 13 Jul 2010 12:03 AM PDT

AKA how simple can you design a mobile phone? Pretty darn simple. Designer Andrew Kim had a qualm with the HTC group, that being the fact that there’s no real perfectly simple way to differentiate between lots of “lower-end” phones and “premium models”, especially in the HTC line. So what’s he do? He simplifies. Don’t you see, everyone, we’re in the age of simplicity! The age of graphic design perfection, where the Bauhaus school of design handed us down the square shapes, so perfect in proportions that it took us 50 years to accept it! Here’s the “HTC 1.”

The Bauhaus was and is a graphic design (and industrial design, and lots of different kinds of design) school that pushes functionality. No frills! They used to go so far in that school to design chairs that people collect their old chairs as art pieces, never to be sat upon!

Yes, we are really in that age now, one where perfection must be achieved through simplicity. And Kim has a masterpiece right here. Look at this wonderful phone! Today’s phone world is all about the power on the inside and yes, as Kim completely understands, the flawlessness on the outside.

NOTE also how Kim uses an Apple sensibility when writing copy for his design images, but using Helvetica instead of the font Apple employs (Myriad). How very interesting!

Designer: Andrew Seunghyun Kim

HTC 1 by Andrew Kim

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