Dome of Justice

Dome of Justice

This is one fabulous looking concept car, that I must say. Every once in a while a concept comes along that is not only fabulous in its plan, but fabulous in its rendering as well. Take a look at the realism in these digital illustrations and tell me you aren’t impressed by their excellence. Then lemme tell you about this car. It’s called the Astrum Meera, and it features several elements which play a role in safety, sustainability, and what the creators call “practical design.”

0 Designer: John Baltazar

3D Projections for Airplane Learning

3D Projections for Airplane Learning

Winner of the 2011 Gold Design Award of Germany (aka the country’s highest distinction for design, aka the “Design Oscar”) is the following project: Lufthansa Brand Academy 360degree Tower project. This architectural masterpiece was designed by Dan Pearlman, Berlin brand and experience group, and consists of a 360° projection in the tower of Brand Academy. That’s right, a spacial experience consisting of three hundred and sixty degrees of digital projection magic.

0 Designers: Dan Pearlman design agency

Friday Giveaway: Win An Icon iPhone Battery Pack!

Friday Giveaway: Win An Icon iPhone Battery Pack!

Last June we featured the Icon Battery Pack. It got people talking about how much they loved the idea. Well the good news is that Essential TPE is giving you a chance to win this Apple-approved iconic pack for your precious iPhone. Yes, this battery pack works with all iPhone generations. To WIN, tell us which App or phone-function you use drains the most battery!

0 Contest Closed

Exclusive For The Boys! Gift Ideas For Under $25!

Exclusive For The Boys! Gift Ideas For Under $25!

If you are in this zone with a guy and want to keep this Christmas budget-wise a low-key affair for him, it doesn’t mean you have to compromise on getting him something less-meaningful or great. Here are 6 wonderful ideas that stick with your budget of under $25! The goods are awesome with a price to match, so hit the jump and discover what you can get for your guy….

0 Designers: Various

Replaceable Earphones

Replaceable Earphones

DIY is a set of earphones that is very smart. Each and every wire in this set is detachable and hooks up to a central module. This means the left earbud, right earbud, central module and line out are all independent and replaceable when busted. The central module works as a remote control for the player and features basic functions like volume, play and stop. This module is proposed to come in two modes: basic and Bluetooth. Obviously the Bluetooth one connects to the player wirelessly!

0 Designer: Choi Hyong-Suk

Virus Beware, The Spuit Is Here

Virus Beware, The Spuit Is Here

There are two sides to a coin, on one side we have groovy gadgets and on the other we have hidden malware and virus to spoil our fun. To combat it we resort to many protective gears and a futuristic attempt is the Virus Spuit. This handy vaccine device is capable of detecting and removing virus in devices like a Portable Hard Disk. It even features the intuitive action of a syringe that draws in or releases liquid, to extract the malicious content.

0 Designers: Kim Hye-won, Kim Ji-eun & Park Na-hyun

This Phone Hovers in Space

This Phone Hovers in Space

Oh so you’re not satisfied with phones that connect at speeds almost as fast as you can click and hundreds of new applications that do everything under the sun each day? Well here’s something new for you then! It’s a concept design done by two industrious folks In-oh Yoo and Sun-woong Oh who want nothing more than to bring you a phone that spins in mid-air. This phone works in tangent with its charging cradle, its cradle, the phone and magnets creating a space where the phone spins while charging, creating a unique aesthetic experience.

0 Designers: In-oh Yoo and Sun-woong Oh for Metatrend Institute

Emergency Exits of Splendor

Emergency Exits of Splendor

Many gigantic cities in this modern wonderful world of ours have underground transit. Under the ground you’ll find tunnels with trains galore, traveling all around the city and sometimes even under great bodies of water. Required with these underground tubes are emergency exits where people can easily escape or simply walk up in an orderly manner. What Paul Raff Studio and IBI Group Architects have here in Toronto Canada is a series of emergency exits with lovely style: FOLLIES, for your pleasure.

0 Designers: Paul Raff Studio

Architectural Finger Bands

Architectural Finger Bands

This is a bit of jewelry from the school of thought that revolves away from the stacked minds inside the stuck in the mud world or normalcy. That’s right! These are jewelers who like to create objects of majesty outside the norm, inside the realm of oddity and excellence. These rings go by the name Mirador, each of them modeled after the geometry found in the city of Barcelona. Several different versions for your pleasure.

0 Designer: Bandana

Have An IDEA? Submit it & Win it!

Have An IDEA? Submit it & Win it!

Someone rightly said that Design is a mix of craft, science, storytelling, propaganda & philosophy. All it takes to tie all this up into a great presentation is a worthy platform. And that platform is the IDEA Design Awards. For over 30 years, IDEA has recognized design excellence in products, sustainability, interaction design, packaging, strategy, research and concepts. This year, it’s time for you to shine, it’s time for you to tell your story…. register here to enter the 2011 International Design Excellence Awards! Details inside…

0 Last Date: Jan 28, 2011, 11:59 PM PT

One Hundred Micro Cassettes Is All I Need!

One Hundred Micro Cassettes Is All I Need!

Question: How do you make a unique lamp? Answer: Use laser cut plexi glass and one hundred translucent micro-cassettes!

I’m talking about the Tape Lamp; gorgeous, snazzy and so DIY, yet classy! Fitted with a 40 watt Vida Large G-16.5 Globe A tribute to the 80’s kitsch style!

0 Designer: Transparent House, Inc

Convertible Shoes

Convertible Shoes

So you’ve got a pair of shoes for the sun, right? Do you have a pair of shoes for when it’s raining so much you’ve got to slosh through the puddles? Oh you do? Well how about a pair of shoes that are BOTH of those things upon a quick adjustment? A cool designer by the name of REN Fangying has a design like that. It’s called “Sunny and Rain” and it works both as a pair or regular shoes AND as a pair of overshoes, whichever you need!

0 Designer: REN Fangying

UPDATE: One Giant Muggie

UPDATE: One Giant Muggie

A quick note to all you tea & coffee buffs, the Slurp Mug can now be Pre-ordered on CKIE for a very limited time, so hurry!

How would you like to have one giant mug for everything you ever drank your whole life? How about all your soup? You know what gigantic mugs are most iconic in my mind? Those ones at Central Perk. You know the ones. These ones are much different, aside from the size. This one’s got a giant handle with which you can remember your soup tasting of yore. Taste everything your heart can possibly desire.

0 Designer: DEDE DextrousDesign