BlackBerry with Windows?

BlackBerry with Windows?

How comfortable will you be with a Windows backed BlackBerry? Nothing is too radical these days and when foes become friends, the new relationship blossoms into something big and spectacular. Concept Smartphone pro Michal Bonikowski sent us his thoughts on a BlackBerry Smartphone hosting Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 platform. The design not only simplifies the BB but also makes it a more fluid interface with Windows. I like the approach but I don’t think this partnership is ever going to happen, but then, you never know!

0 Designer: Michal Bonikowski for Mindsailors

Everyday Flash

Everyday Flash

The Apollo Flashlight is an attempt to blur the lines between a flashlight and a table lamp. Most often flashlights lead a sedentary life, forgotten in some obscure kitchen drawer. However giving it the meaningful life of a regular lamp, not only enhances its functionality but also gives it a dual purpose.

0 Designer: Zachary Moller

Refined Roadster

Refined Roadster

BMW X MPower concept adopts the same 5.0i v8 twin-turbocharged engine of the X6 (with some added tweaks for more power), but incorporates it into a two-seater roadster for some serious whip. Characterized by elegant bimmer styling at the mouth and a wild, sporty aesthetic at the rear,  it’s business in the front and party in the back for this bad boy.

0 Designer: Aldo Schurmann

Antisocial Chair!

Antisocial Chair!

The Booth lounge chair was designed for those times when all you need is a little darn privacy! A soft hood surrounds the seated individual to muffle sounds and keep them partially out of sight. The removable hood can also be detached for a more casual and approachable look.

0 Designer: ADDI AB

Pure and Light Wheels

Pure and Light Wheels

The Pure Light is a concept vehicle for the elite in China, especially aimed for cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong, where people can appreciate luxury. Inspired by Taoism, this 4-seater car uses superconducting magnetic levitation technology. The levitating feel and fluid form deceive you into thinking that you are gliding in space. It also uses light as a calming element and hologram technology. Simply elegant!

0 Designer: Lena Knab

Modular Braun At It’s Best

Modular Braun At It’s Best

The MK 01 is a set of four speakers crammed into a unique square; it offers you the possibility to use each of the speakers to their full potential, individually or collectively. Basically any combination will do. The speaker connections are wireless and are truly portable. The speakers even host individual battery packs and you don’t need to worry about plugs and switches. It’s a complete pack of Braun design with minimalist approach.

0 Designer: Antônio Lucas Celestino da Silva

Digital Data Printer

Digital Data Printer

While digital technology has made it possible to share books, music, magazines and other media on super-compact devices like phones and tablets, there’s still a certain something lacking by not being able to hand over a tangible representation of what you’d like to share. Oksu is a digital data printer concept taps into this level of sharing by making it possible to instantly “print” a tangible copy of a song, article, link or file that can be physically shared between individuals. Hit the jump to see just how it works!

0 Designer: Alex Zhulin

Avant-garde Guitar Tuning

Avant-garde Guitar Tuning

Because guitars must be tuned each time before being played, designer Hans Kim felt this should be an emotional and more interactive experience than the one offered by current digital display tuners. In his design, the interaction consists of spinning the dial on the ‘open’ end of the tuner to choose the note the user wants to tune. The tuner then wobbles left or right depending on the accuracy of the note played, with 90 degrees being perfectly in tune.

0 Designer: Hans Kim

Slim n Sleek Helium

Slim n Sleek Helium

Helium ‘The Easy Phone’ is quite something! It is slim and sleek, almost like a candy bar. The main purpose behind its ideation is to provide a handy device for hardcore business folks who need a phone to call. This is the reason why there was only a front camera incorporated initially. However market diktats have forced in some key essentials like a 5 – MP rear camera and quad headphones. Have look inside….

0 Designer: Imran Sheikh for The Power Machines

Stay Outta My Lane II

Stay Outta My Lane II

Cyclists can do with as much illumination help that they can get from getting accidentally hit at night. Akin to the Light Lane, the Arrow Zone performs a similar function of warning oncoming and follow-up traffic of your bicycle presence. However this sleek attachment hooks to the side and projects a distinctive arrow to the lane to the side of your cycle. It’s a detachable unit thus you can hook it to either side of the bike, depending upon which side of the road you drive.

0 Designer: Junwon Yang

An Intuitive Kettle

An Intuitive Kettle

The Celsius Kettle features a very intuitive design that looks at improving the efficiency in use and the over-all user experience in design. Employing both red and blue lights as temperature indicators, the controls linked to lighting systems inform the user about the stage of the heating process. The grip of the kettle has been designed to keep aesthetics and ergonomics in tact.

0 Designer: Craig Thurston

Most Buzzed Designs of June 2012

Most Buzzed Designs of June 2012

After experiencing the red dot product design gala and meeting such high profile designers, I’ve come to the conclusion that designing is all about how you chart your course encompassing form, function and reality. So hat’s off to all you designers, please take a bow!

The month of June saw some of the most predictable and functional designs gaining popularity. Here is a recap of what you people found outstanding, its all buzzing right now!

0 Designers: Various

iPad Surface Design

iPad Surface Design

Be honest, did it not cross your mind that what if iPad was the one with an integrated keyboard and not the Microsoft Surface? Well it did cross designer Luis Fonseca’s mind and apparently much before the Surface was revealed. So this is his take on the iPad 4 with all its innovations. He predicts a built-in keyboard, Bang & Olufsen speakers, 12-megapixel-1080p camera, and an aluminum frame. His idea is to design a complete laptop replacement and not just a tablet overhaul.

0 Designer: Luis Pedro Fonseca