Energy Consciousness

Energy Consciousness

Do you know how much energy you use? Most of us don’t. Sure we have meters outside some where but those gauges only mean something to the trained city technicians that come by once a month. For the rest of us, we need something else that translates energy usage into laymen’s terms. Perhaps something like the Power Conscience.

0 Designer: Delroy Dennisur

It's Like Biological Twitter

It’s Like Biological Twitter

The Moody Sensiblog is a watch-like device that records and broadcasts your readings to a blog for all to read. Why would someone want to do this? The same reason why Twitter, the social community that asks one simple question, “what are you doing?”, is so addictive and popular.

0 Designer: Antonio Arico

Blocky MP3 Player, Oh And Modular Too

Blocky MP3 Player, Oh And Modular Too

If you hit the jump, try to ignore the emo haircuts and focus on that piece of tech hanging from around their necks. The BLOC MP3 player may look like another stylized DAP but there’s function to its Lego-like form. The core unit houses an OLED screen, 4-way directional toggle, and 50GB of memory.

0 Designer: Chetan Sorab

Personalizing That Phone

Personalizing That Phone

Customizable face plates for electronics is all the rage right? This clamshell phone is all about user customization. The grid lattice structure holds colored pins to mimic precious jewelry. Create all kinds of designs and patterns in full pixelated isometric glory. Limited edition versions with precious metals and gems could also be created to heighten the sense of personal style and design.

0 Designer: Nils Siegel

Nail Cushion Saves Fingers

Nail Cushion Saves Fingers

Sometimes nails are too short and small for our fingers to hold and we end up with swollen thumbs. The Nail Cushion is a rubberized plate that holds various nail diameters to allow an easy and safe strike. By default the plate also helps drive the nail straight in. No more swollen thumbs and safe enough for Tim Allen to use.

0 Designer: Arthur Xin

Lights, Music, Beauty

Lights, Music, Beauty

Lights Music Beauty is a speaker concept by designer Ian Murchison. He’s not so much concerned about speaker technology as he is with how it’s displayed. The system consists of a bar that holds 4 speakers with 2 on each side flanking your computer and a  remote.

0 Designer: Ian Murchison

Sony Ericsson Plays Nice With Thumb Drives

Sony Ericsson Plays Nice With Thumb Drives

You know, industrial designers seem to love conceptualizing what future Sony Ericsson mobiles will look like. Designer Vincent Palicki is just one of many but his design actually looks like it could be made today and fit right in with the SE family.

0 Designer: Vincent Palicki

Time for Plants

Time for Plants

Allowing ourselves to connect with nature creates a healing energy inside of us-a peaceful existence that allows us to slow down and become one with our surroundings. The plant clock adds a natural energy into our homes, making us feel we are being surrounded by a calming natural environment.

0 Designer: Ji-Hye Park

Visual Desktop Charger

Visual Desktop Charger

One of the holy grails of recharge technology is wireless and tho there are products now that do it via induction, they’re all oogly. That’s where designers like Sun Kyung Kim step in to infuse a little pretty. This charger doesn’t have a name yet but it’s quite endearing.

0 Designer: Sun Kyung Kim

Tok Tak Plug Plays Music

Tok Tak Plug Plays Music

The Tok Tak is certainly one of the most basic and smallest MP3 player concepts we’ve seen. The entire device looks like a standard audio jack, in fact that’s pretty much what it is. The plug dangles from your earphones when used on the go. People might mistake you for crazy walking around with what looks like earbuds attached to nothing but they’d be wrong.

0 Designer: Tae-wan Kim

Digitus Ring

Digitus Ring

As electronic technology advances to the sub-micron level, it’s hard to imagine what kinds of things will exist in the future. Designer Charles Windlin believes we’ll see inanimate objects like rings take on highly compact and intelligent devices. The Digitus Ring concept holds 1,400 magnetic spheres each able to rotate in place.

0 Designer: Charles Windlin

Not Just An Eraser, It's Ultraser

Not Just An Eraser, It’s Ultraser

Dry erase boards are fun and I’m not just talking about sniffing markers. I’m talking about writing anything you want without getting your hands all chalky and erasing it whenever you want. Problem is those rectangular dry erasers aren’t exactly ergonomic, especially when you have a huge board to clean. That’s where the Ultraser steps in.

0 Designer: Jaehyung Hong

Shooting Dice

Shooting Dice

I suck at rolling dice. If the game requires it, I know I’ll come in last. It’s like some celestial power is inhibiting any positive chance I have in what’s supposed to be a random result. Although maybe it’s because I’m a person of the computer age and numeric dice are just so yesterday to me. That’s where Jaehyung Hong’s keyboard dice come in.

0 Designer: Jaehyung Hong