My Next iPad

My Next iPad

So the rumor mills are grinding out many new stories about a new iPhone and iPad; however none of them are impressive enough. Basically Apple has toted with shape and size more than anything else for the two devices. Designer Ricardo Luis Monteiro Afonso (love the name!) has his own vision for the tablet. It’s sleek, its sexy and its transparent! Now that’s something different right!

0 Designer: Ricardo Luis Monteiro Afonso

File sharing of the not so distant future

File sharing of the not so distant future

Dixie is an all-in-one file sharing device that makes it possible for all your gadgets to access files simultaneously via Bluetooth 4.0. Pair trusted devices wirelessly and seamlessly move files from one to the other using Dixie’s simple visual interface which is divided into four quadrants for each gadget. It’s perfect for use with tablets or phones that lack a USB port and great for carrying around and instantly accessing presentations or large music libraries.

0 Designer: Ardhyaska Amy

How's it do that?

How’s it do that?

No, you’re not losing your mind… the 2×4 lamp is just designed to deceive! A single 2×4, LED strip and frosted glass are suspended by near-invisible monofilament line, giving it the appearance of floating effortlessly before the eyes. Its decorative red cord is purposely left loose, dangling from the ceiling to enhance the illusion.

0 Designer: Alexandra Burr

Contemporary Craftsmanship

Contemporary Craftsmanship

The Made Collection from designer David Okum blends a beautiful, mid-century modern-inspired vibe with contemporary craftsmanship in a series of four distinct items – salt and pepper shakers, trivet, coat pegs, and desktop organizer. In a variety of materials ranging from American walnut and white maple to Coran and aluminum, each is an attractive addition to refined spaces.

0 Designer: David Okum

Vivacuum Varooomm!

Vivacuum Varooomm!

The Vivacuum is a compact cleaner for people who are visually impaired. The appliance gets its ‘Vi’ prefix by compounding the words visualize and vacuum. The way its works is very simple, the sensors in the vacuum perceive an object and then transmit it via vibrations to the user. One can choose the suction direction by controlling the steel-wheel of the handle. The Braille steel wheel makes it easy to work the thang. An interesting idea that can be further explored for this select market!

0 Designer: Namsun Do

For The Non - iPad Addicts

For The Non – iPad Addicts

The Blackboard Tablet is a simple reminder that we can use non-digital ways to communicate with family members and even make our famous lists. It offers good-old-fashioned fun and comes with a white bistro marker, although many colors of markers are available in craft stores. A considerate niche allows you to hang it up on the wall and its the perfect size to bring with you.

0 Designer: Jonathan Dorthe

Create your own binders full of women!

Create your own binders full of women!

The Eco Clip makes it possible to compose your own notebooks by recycling old drafts, clippings, or any other paper. The innovative design works with various sizes and paper thicknesses by simply folding the sheets at the edge and binding. It’s easy to create journals, doodle-pads, or custom presentations for use at home or the office. More importantly, there’s lest waste by reusing both paper and the plastic binder.

0 Designer: IGLOO Design

Vintage Fusion

Vintage Fusion

This original seating design called Statthocker transforms old-fashioned 1960s street lanterns into modern, stackable stools that pay homage to the repurposed material. Noticing that local discarded lanterns were the perfect seat height, the designers covered the tops in durable HI-MACS material and left the underside open for easy stacking. As an ode to the origin, LED lights are fitted into a milled recess beneath the seat, bringing new life and functionality to the recycled shades.

0 Designers: Oliver Bahr & Bastian Demmer

Best Keyboard Ever

Best Keyboard Ever

This E-inkey Keyboard Concept is pretty awesome if you ask me. Imagine using e-ink screens as keyboard buttons that allow us to use different layouts and customize keys as per our needs or program we are using at that moment! The use of E-ink technology gives it the power saving edge as well as the option of being wireless. Simply love it, what about you?

0 Designers: Maxim Mezentsev & Aleksander Suhih

Eco-Airliner

Eco-Airliner

The Ecologic Aircraft by designer Daphnis Fournier aims to be the first fully electric passenger plane, utilizing an inflatable structure above the main cabin that contains flexible photovoltaic panels to collect solar energy while flying above the clouds. For efficiency during take-off (when the most power is lost) the “balloon” remains flat, inflating only after reaching a maximum altitude.

0 Designer: Daphnis Fournier

Hiyaaaa!

Hiyaaaa!

The Samurai Chair’s striking aesthetic gives the illusion that it’s fallen victim to a samurai’s razor sharp katana. It will make you think twice before sitting down, but rest assure, it’s still capable of holding up to 330 lbs! Need proof huh? Hit the jump to see designer Seo Young Moon put it to the test.

0 Designer: Seo Young Moon

The Safest Place to Store Your Naughty Files

The Safest Place to Store Your Naughty Files

Sure, there are passwords and various encryption technologies that protect confidential data, but what about protecting the hardware itself from getting in the wrong hands? Influenced by “old-school” security like padlocks and combination locks, the PE external hard drive aims to secure memory by toughening up the hardware itself. Want access to the info? Gotta know the combination!

0 Designer: Jae-Hoon Lee

Too Many Cooks Make A Home

Too Many Cooks Make A Home

You would think that too many designers would end up making a huge mess of their project, however this enterprising bunch of students from Sejong University in South Korea, surprise us with their creativity. Called the GAZIGOGADA or The Carry Home Project, the concept addresses the needs of a budget traveler, especially students who like to participate in various events but don’t have funds to cover all expenses. They summarize the concept of “We don’t have a house. We bring our own house.”

0 Designers: Various