Simplifying Photography

Simplifying Photography

In this digital era and self-sufficient gadget loving folks, we rarely have to step into a photo studio just to print pictures. Photosensitive is a project that aims to simplify the self-help process where cameras need to hook-up with computers for the printing process. “The application becomes a dimension of the experience, from capturing to archiving and sharing images.”

0 Designer: Damien Arlettaz

Monocasco Again!

Monocasco Again!

The Monocasco Concept Bike is an electric version inspired by the original Ossa monocasco bike of Santiago Herrero. Reliving the legacy of the legendary Sabtiago, who died racing his Ossa in the 1970 Grand Prix, this bike is a fitting tribute. The story goes that Ossa abandoned racing altogether after this tragedy.

0 Designer: ART-TIC TEAM

Steampunk Style

Steampunk Style

The RESPONSUM LEVARE C Sub B3 Chair emphasizes a balance between form and function, blurring the line between utilitarian object and decoration. Its cog-like components and combination of latigo leather and maple dowels with high-tech Richlite fiber composite create a pseudo-Victorian “steampunk” aesthetic that’s sure to make it the focal point of any room. Eccentric, but very handsome nonetheless.

0 Designer: Kenneth Smythe

4D Table

4D Table

Inspired by Albert Einstein’s theory on time as a 4th dimension, this table’s steel-mesh glass top represents the space-time continuum and the supports represent four vectors. Even if you’re not big on theories of relativity, there’s no denying that this design’s craftsmanship and cable-work are outstanding!

0 Designer: Axel Yberg

Screaming Speakers

Screaming Speakers

The Soundmasters speakers are LOUD in both aesthetic and functionality! The cabinet resembles a screaming face with the speaker as the mouth and air vents as the eyes. A multi-angular body creates a unique look that makes each unit appear to sink into the desk and also allows sound to be pointed in different directions.

0 Designer: Akhil Thampuran

Da Lollipop!

Da Lollipop!

I found the original lollipop thermometer to be a good design, but like my doctor pointed out, it may not be a great idea to give children candies when they are unwell. Plus imagine having to take the temperature every hour or so! A perfect redesign is this new version that has the candy feel without being the real thing. Sweet!

0 Designers: Dano Su and Young Lee Kim

15 Amazing Best of Best: 2012 red dot product design

15 Amazing Best of Best: 2012 red dot product design

To quote Professor Dr. Peter Zec “Companies have realized that investing in design offers a considerable added value. In the end, the design of a product is the most important incentive for the purchase decision of a consumer.” We totally agree! The winners of the 2012 red dot product design were recently announced and like last year, the official Gala will be in July. Here is a quick look at the 15 products that won the coveted Best of Best 2012 red dot product design. Cheers to Good Design!

0 Designers: Various

Floating Artwork

Floating Artwork

A prime example of sophisticated design, the Amare looks like a luxury toy straight out of a James Bond flick. Stunning wood accents are met with polished handles, steering wheel, knobs and other fixtures in rich detail to create an elegant yet masculine aesthetic. For the thrill seeker inside, it also comes standard with a 350 HP water-jet engine. You couldn’t NOT feel sexy on this bad boy even if you tried!

0 Designer: Dawid Dawod

Wooden Perfection

Wooden Perfection

Inspired by the rings of a tree, the organic shape and texture of the GVAL chair’s alternating sheets of plywood serve as a visual and tangible reminder of both nature and memory. Perfectly nested inside the hollow chair are 2 additional segments that can be used as footrests, or combined to form another chair. Magnifique!

0 Designers: Various

Everything But the Kitchen Sink

Everything But the Kitchen Sink

Well… almost everything! This innovative mobile cooking concept provides a compact, all-in-one solution for preparing meals when there is no access to a kitchen. Made from a special shape-memory alloy, all utensils can be stored flat without losing their functionality. A great solution for catering teams, chefs, or business travelers who’d rather make their own meals than dine out when they’re away from home.

0 Designer: Merwyn Wijaya

Pre-packaging Intelligence

Pre-packaging Intelligence

The Virtual Intelligent Projector is a brilliant concept and a very helpful aid to designers. Umpteen hours go into designing the packaging of a product and the impact can only be known after samples are printed. This device basically eliminates the process of printing a sample as it projects the virtual packaging label to the box. It can cast color drafts onto six sides of blank color box.

0 Designer: Liliquan

Graphic Paper Weight

Graphic Paper Weight

In the perfect world, a weighing machine would be my friend that displays ego-friendly numbers and makes me happy and light. Sadly, this isn’t the perfect world yet. It can become one, when the numbers are replaced by sketchy graphs that show if I have slightly gained weight or lost oodles. This is the world of The Weight Recorder, a machine that tackles weight-issues in a sensitive manner.

0 Designer: Weiche Wu

A Timeless Yacht Design

A Timeless Yacht Design

The highlight of the Cronos yacht is stunningly intricate woodwork that almost seems to grow from within the opulent interior and extend across spacious decks before pouring over into the water. The elaborate flooring and siding leaves little to be desired from additional furnishings. This is recognized in its otherwise minimal, albeit somewhat futuristic, interior and exterior. I’d never want to leave!

0 Designers: Simone Madella and Lorenzo Berselli