Finally A Phone That has it ALL!

Finally A Phone That has it ALL!

The concept of slender phones with large faces was tossed out of the window thanks to iPhone and brigade. We like our phones meaty with healthy real estates and all the nuances; nothing short of a super-powerful computer in our palms. So here’s The “perfect phone,” one with a huge display, slide out keyboard, mouse-esque controls and Windows 7.

0 Designer: Lin Jian Feng

Wordy and Doodlely Ammo

Wordy and Doodlely Ammo

Ortie Design is proud to introduce the first object of their poetic-offbeat catalog. Bullet is a pencil in natural beechwood, with a graphite lead HB, in shape of M-16 bullet. Your life at work is hell? Your neighbors get on your nerves? Unsheat Bullet for a series of vengeful doodles… Or leave it carelessly lying around your desktop, in a conspicuous way…

0 Designer: OrtieDesign

Pen in Crack

Pen in Crack

Can you guess where the pen goes? That’s right! Right in the middle there, right in the crack. This project is known simply as “Notebook with Pen Holder,” and is designed by Teo Song Wei, a designer who, on the whole, enjoys automobile design the best. How does this lend to the design of a notebook? Simplicity above all else, then style, then aerodynamics. Not that this book is going to be racing a 500 anytime soon.

0 Designer: Teo Song Wei

Many Layers of Foot

Many Layers of Foot

Take a look at or just think really hard about the shoes you’ve got on, if you’ve got any on. How many layers of material do you think they’re made of? Maybe 5? Take a look a project here by the name of DYNAMIC FOOTWEAR HX1, a pair of shoes with 7 layers of shoe. It must be a world record. There’s the medial layer, support web, lateral layer, inner bootie, sockliner, PHYLON midsole, HEX TECH outsole, and TPU heel counter for good measure. What could possibly be the reason behind such a complicated set of feet?

0 Designer: Christoph Döttelmayer

Twisted and Molded for Sitting

Twisted and Molded for Sitting

The following is an exercise in sculpting. A project of carbon fiber proportions, one made when the designer Allen Chester G. Zhang was experimenting with shapes and materials. The project Zhang set for himself was a chair for hotels and cafes, and indeed that’s what’s appearing in the gallery inside this post. A lovely black and hopefully charcoal gray can be seen in each image. This is a chair made for sitting back and drinking up a cold soda or coffee all day long.

0 Designer: Allen Chester G. Zhang

Bookshelf Chess

Bookshelf Chess

Part of the “Imprints: Designing for Memories” exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore, “VERY BIG” is a bookshelf with accompany Chinese chess pieces. The joints are fitted with strong magnets to hold the chess pieces and offers a unique way to constantly change the visual display of books and whatever else you usually put on a bookshelf. Clever.

0 Designer: Kittichai Reawsanguanwong (Naa)

Solaris Watch

Solaris Watch

A concept watch for Tokyoflash, the Solaris features solar cells as an integral part of the design. It definitely has that almost “too hard to use” quality found on most Tokyoflash watches but theres something about this design I find extremely appealing. Perhaps because it looks like a device a sci-fi hero would use to jump through time.

0 Designer: Olivier Demangel

Signs on a Tree

Signs on a Tree

Imagine using a flexible LED solar panel as traffic signal! The idea is awesome. It can be installed on any existing circular base like a tree or a utility pole. So there you have a tree that’s a prime spot for a pedestrian signal, and here is this flexi strip waiting to be coiled around the tree! Easy urban and rural installation.

0 Designers: Gisung Han, Hwanju Jeon & Jaemin Lee

Patch of Coffee Green

Patch of Coffee Green

Mugs aren’t just plain ceramic objects that hold beverages. They have grown to become something meaningful with sentimental value. A whole industry thrives by selling us zodiac related goods, love messages and what not. Adding to that list is “Grow Up”, a set of mugs with grassy bottoms. The concept is good, I just got a Message Bean, which I am nurturing, so a gifted mug/ grass patch is most welcome.

0 Designer: Jinsik Kim

Spring + Gear + Motor = Energy

Spring + Gear + Motor = Energy

It’s completely brilliant! Can you take this idea apart? This is a portable spring driven power generator design concept by designer Satoshi Yanagisawa, one that says you’ll be able to recharge your daily portable gadgets anytime anywhere without further negative impact to the environment. Sounds alright! The name of this project is “Cyclus,” and it’s a spring driven personal electricity generator. A hand held device that, when its bottom is twisted, provides 30 minutes of energy via the inner located spring via “rotation energy.”

0 Designer: Satoshi Yanagisawa

Invisible Dome of Audio

Invisible Dome of Audio

Behold one wild bit of smoke and mirrors – in a good way! This is The Dome, an all-in-one stereo system that both plays audio CDs and can load music from musical devices such as the iPod. From a distance, this stereo appears to be a giant black disk. Once you approach it, the controls, the iPod, or the disks become visible for you to access and change as you wish. Such subtlety is magic.

0 Designer: Dragos Iliescu for Bowers and Wilkins

GitFit App With a Twist

GitFit App With a Twist

You’ll be twisting, turning, and flipping over how fun it is to interact with yourself and your friends and family as exercising is turned into a social media activity as enjoyable as Facebook, Foursquare, or even Twitter! This is GitFit, a conceptual set of weights and an iOS app that makes connecting with your other fit friends as simple as changing the music track on your iPhone or iPod Touch. The weights you’ll be using are 8 oz each and have built-in heart rate monitors and a Bluetooth transmitter so that you can work with the app wirelessly. Fun!

0 Designer: Adam Moller

Braille Punch Sticker

Braille Punch Sticker

The Braille Punch Sticker reminds me of the Label Maker we saw two years ago. Like all processes, innovation sometimes comes in refinements. This one comes in a sleeker package, no cumbersome wheel and an easy punching mechanism. What remains the same is the sticker aspect. Neat!

0 Designers: Kim Joonmin, Kim Seonil & Lee Eunjoo