Welcome Home, Telephone

Welcome Home, Telephone

I would like to take this opportunity to formally welcome the telephone back into the home. Not to the car, not to the park, not to the line at Subway (I HATE THOSE PEOPLE,) but to the comfort of your own home. Designer Bon-Seop, Ku has a design called the “WIPI Phone” that’s too large for a pocket and too cute to be ignored! Made for your countertop, your kitchen table, your bedroom shelf, this is the long missing medium-format communication device that’s the missing link between cell and laptop.

0 Designer: Bon-Seop, Ku

Capture Cleavage Pictures The Legit Way

Capture Cleavage Pictures The Legit Way

Aerial Capture is a digital camera that can capture precious moments of your life from a height of 20 meters above you. Hovering over your personal stratosphere, this quirky cam is attached to a helium inflatable balloon, which strings onto a hand-held reel and trigger. Some naughty boys would love to capture cleavage and I don’t really blame them for wanting an aerial view of the mountains! The only catch is that the camera doesn’t have flash, so sneaky pictures of folks in the dark are a strict no!

0 Designer: Matthew Clark

A New Set of P-Wings

A New Set of P-Wings

Designer Evan Jardee takes on a redesign project for one of the most well-known models of modern industrial design in the world. In the whole world! The polaroid camera. If you think about it, you can almost certainly pop up an image or two in your head about what the camera itself looks like. Everyone knows what it does. How about taking that instant-print concept though, and adding more functionality, then also changing the form almost entirely? Sounds like fun!

0 Designer: Evan Jardee

Kodak Brownie Revived For The 2012 Olympics

Kodak Brownie Revived For The 2012 Olympics

Reviving the Kodak Brownie for the future Olympics is quite exciting and traditional, since Brownies were often made to commemorate events and anniversaries. Just to skim through a few details: this 2012 Olympic Kodak Brownie has been modeled as a ‘box Brownie’; specifically the Brownie Flash 3 from 1962. Proportionate to the Flash 3, the new avatar is 66% of the scale, representing the tech advances made since the original was discontinued.

0 Designer: James Coleman

Never Get A Scratch On The LCD or Lens

Never Get A Scratch On The LCD or Lens

The agony of getting a scratch on a digital camera LCD screen is too close to home! One time I broke the screen while riding a coaster at Genting Highlands Park! And the other time, desert sand of Dubai ruined the lens. Only if my present Kodak had a 360 degree display protector as seen on this Zero Angle Digital Camera, I wouldn’t worry so much. The LCD screen is like a hard cover over the lens, that you flip 360 degrees to open up and use. When shut it’s like a sleek metallic blub, when its open…it’s a neat-o screen with all the camera navigation intact!

0 Designers: Sun ho Sin & Jeong eun Park

Only Photogenic Pictures Please

Only Photogenic Pictures Please

At times it’s the photographer’s fault that your picture came out weird and at times you’re plain ugly! Ha! So scrutinize and be in control over which picture of yours is groovy… So, Are you camera-shy? Not with this funky digital camera that has two separate sections, one is the Lens part and the other the screen. Both stick together via magnets, but when someone wants to click pictures, the screen part detaches and is kept with the subject and the clicked shot comes over to the screen via wireless USB.

0 Designer: Xi Zhu

Always Handy Cam

Always Handy Cam

It’s such a touristy thing to hang your camera around your neck, it’s a dead giveaway! Being sleek and discreet about you is more of the trend and HAN.DI Camera fits the bill. It’s the sort that fits snugly around the palm of your hand or around the wrist like a bracelet; plus it gives you the independence of taking your own pics via the detachable remote control. Two expanding joints allow its size to be adjusted, making it suitable for all shapes and sizes….of hands!

0 Designer: Zo Woo Geun

Polaroid Movie

Polaroid Movie

Taking our obsession for home videos and technology, designer Kim Hyun Joong has come up with an idea that explores the possibilities of instant gratification that Polaroid picutes gave us. The Movie Polaroid Camera prints movies on a flexible display that hopes to use Touch grapheme* technology to its advantage. The concept is a combination of analogue Polaroid film and digital touch technology and contains a built-in movie printer, which immediately “prints” the footage after the user has filmed it.

0 Designer: Kim Hyun Joong

Snakey Cam Gets To Those Odd Angles

Snakey Cam Gets To Those Odd Angles

Fleksimus Camera features a flexible tube fitted with a lens on one end, while the other end hooks on to a compact viewfinder or 3” Color Display. It captures both still pictures and video; promising to take photography to a whole new level! Sporting a very minimal style, the unit features bare-minimum controls. Even tho specs are not given, I can only imagine how the flexible tube will allow me to take pictures from impossible angles.

0 Designer: Art Lebedev

Camera for the Blind

Camera for the Blind

Well that’s just silly! Why would a person who has no sight take a photograph that’s only able to be experienced by a person with full sight? Well that’s just it, isn’t it? Does the fact that the originator cannot experience the product they create make it incorrect for them to make it? Think about Van Gogh for instance – made art, around 2,000 pieces of it, but never became successful for it until after his death.

0 Designer: Nadeem Haidary

Take In The Whole 180 Degree View

Take In The Whole 180 Degree View

Adding a new dimension to photography is the Intel Capture180 Camera. Taking a tangent from the mega-pixel war, and data storage issues, the Capture180 Camera brings in the news with its Virtual Reality imaging proposal. It uses a 180 degree fish-eye lens to capture 180 degree hemisphere and stores the information as meta-data within each shot, allowing the camera’s viewfinder, a digital picture frame, or your computer screen to come alive with the images.

0 Designer: Lucas Ainsworth

What? No Display On This Cam!

What? No Display On This Cam!

You got that right! No Display! So every time you take a picture it’s like throwing a dart in the dark, you never know what pose, angle or subject you may capture. Not knowing is sometimes better, because this ways you can capture “real” pics v/s artificial smiles. Oneshot Camera has more tricks up its sleeves: it needs a good shake to produce its own power (through piezoelectricity), no confusing buttons, just click pics like how you click a ballpoint pen.

0 Designer: Tino Klaehne

Camcorder In My Palm Is Good For Left And Right Handers

Camcorder In My Palm Is Good For Left And Right Handers

Yes, the form of the camcorders has certainly toned down, but the Pioneer Hi-def seen here takes the cake. It’s palm-sized, high-def, has a lens that pivots up and down with a display that is fixed at an ideal angle. What’s nice is that the form is symmetrical, so that both lefties and right-handers can use it conveniently. And since most of the controls are accessed via the touchscreen, they come alive only when required.

0 Designers: Dan Harden, Sam Benavidez & Hiro Teranishi for Whipsaw Inc.