XRays To-Go

XRays To-Go

Inspired by the designer’s own personal experience of waiting too long during a stay at the emergency room, the Radio portable x-ray was imagined as a way to cut back on time spent in the radiology process. The device uses the same dental imaging technology that exists currently and incorporates it into a compact, portable unit that can detect broken bones or other abnormalities. Radiologists can instantly read the screen or print radiographs via from the unit’s charging dock.

0 Designer: Francois Rybarczyk

Apple Camera Will Make Fanboys Happy!

Apple Camera Will Make Fanboys Happy!

Ever fantasized about an Apple Camera? I know they are doing a decent job with the iPhone and dedicated apps make the experience of going click-click even better. But just for a Moment, stop in your tracks and let go of all your reservations…and then picture the Apple Camera, is it as innovative as the QuickTake Concept? Maybe not, so step right in to know more….

0 Designer: Joseph Dumary

Celebrating Ten Years of Electrolux Design Lab

Celebrating Ten Years of Electrolux Design Lab

Electrolux Design Lab is in its tenth year and we are pretty excited about the 2012 competition. As Henrik Otto, Senior Vice President of Global Design at Electrolux puts it, “Ten years ago we set out to map the future. In what direction is our industry evolving? How will we cook, clean and wash our clothes in the years to come? What will the appliance of the future look like? To date we have reviewed over 10,000 design concepts but each year I’m seeing new concepts and ideas I never thought possible.”

0 Deadline: 1st June 2012, 23:59 CET

Chairs With a Kindred Spirit

Chairs With a Kindred Spirit

At first glance the collection of Berlin Chaos Chairs might not seem like they have a much in common, but take a closer look and you’ll see that they share what you might call a “common ancestor.” Unique cuts and simple changes in surface finishes transform an ordinary chair into endless variations that however different, are also proportionally and structurally identical.

0 Designer: EWID

Atypical Time Telling

Atypical Time Telling

Almost unrecognizable as a watch, the Round-the-Clock bracelet communicates the time with hour and minute rings that rotate around the user’s wrist. Made of stainless steel, plastic and rubber, this exceptional timepiece is modern and elegant with a touch of masculinity that an equally unusual wearer will appreciate.

0 Designer: Kőrös Benedek

Redesign The Micromax Mobile Logo and WIN a MacBook Pro!

Redesign The Micromax Mobile Logo and WIN a MacBook Pro!

Steve Jobs wanted to put the “ding in the universe” and he did. On the same page, you have the ding and need to express it creatively; allow me to give you that opportunity. Micromax Mobile needs a new logo that goes with their audacious, outgoing and dynamic appeal. The winner gets to take home an Apple MacBook Pro, acknowledgments and bragging rights for the rest of their lives! Head over to Talenthouse and submit your ideas now, because this ding-ling will expire on 6th Feb, midnight. Hurry!

0 Submissions Close: February 6, 2012, midnight

Magical Computing

Magical Computing

It is the future and we have invisible smart particles working over cloud computing, setting the standards for new-age gadgets and devices. With the flick of the wand, imagine drawing your gaming control or calculator with a pen-esque device called the Activator PC. Basically what you are doing is conjuring gadgets off thin air (infused with the smart particles) and activating apps and features according to your needs.

0 Designers: Zhong-fa Lie & Yoori Koo

Unexpected Wildlife Inspiration

Unexpected Wildlife Inspiration

To be honest, I saw a photo of this car’s inspiration before the vehicle itself and assumed it would be completely ridiculous… after all, who designs a Mercedes after a fish (a trout no less)?? But upon seeing the actual car, I had a complete change of heart! Though its inspiration is unexpectedly organic, the SLK Aphelios exhibits futuristic styling and a touch of fluid elegance that’s … well… very Mercedes-like!

0 Designer: Apostol Tnokovski

A Lamp for Sleeping Lovers

A Lamp for Sleeping Lovers

Avoiding having a grumpy lover is the inspiration behind designer Francois Rybarczyk’s Cinna lamp! The lamp was designed to be used when you’re reading in bed while your significant other is trying to catch some Zzzzzs. The opaque shell twists to reveal an adjustable, subtle glow emitted from below that won’t disturb. Gotta love the combination of ceramic and cork materials together!

0 Designer: Francois Rybarczyk

Lightwaves

Lightwaves

The SOL is a truly unique lighting solution that contrasts straight lines with flowing curves in an equally varied combination of materials: rigid steel and an über-flexible light panel. The EL panel is a mere 1.5 mm thick and its wave can be easily adjusted to direct light in any direction the user chooses.

0 Designer: Ahhaproject

One of a kind kettle

One of a kind kettle

The latest addition to the Peel series of kitchenware by HJC Design is this striking cordless kettle. The series is named after the way the surfaces appear to “peel” away to bring attention to the primary functionality of each unit- here the surfaces peels away to form the spout. Other features unique to the series are the kettle’s eye-catching LED accents and rippled surface that not only gives it a modern style but serve as an intuitive indication of where the user should fill with water.

0 Designer: HJC Design

Getting the Most Out of Compost

Getting the Most Out of Compost

Designer Adam Weaver describes Re:Fuse as an “anaerobic digestion unit” that reclaims gas from decomposing biological debris that would otherwise be lost. The gas collected can then be used for cooking. The user simply places food-waste in the unit and over time Re:Fuse will not only yield gas for cooking but usable fertilizer for growing more food!

0 Designer: Adam Weaver

Erascan Can Scan!

Erascan Can Scan!

Erascan is a whiteboard eraser that scans the written matter on the board while erasing and saves it onto an inbuilt memory chip. The idea is to keep a digital copy of the drawings or notes handy for future reference. The device is programmed to automatically recognize handwriting, identify emails and web URLs. What’s more, it can share the saved data via email wirelessly!

0 Designers: Various