Media Quick Fix

Media Quick Fix

Downloading videos from the net and watching them on small computer screens is a pain. The R 2 2 Media Player Media Player gives you the convenience of downloading content in any of the available formats to it and playing back on your LCD/Plasma big screen TV. Its high-speed Wi-Fi compatibility transfers the files in a jiffy plus the accompanying programmable touch screen remote compliments the device perfect-o. More on the remote after the jump.

0 Designer: Gordon Yeh & Jason Su for Iota Creations

Ten Creative Re-Invention Of The Light Bulb

Ten Creative Re-Invention Of The Light Bulb

History suggests that over twenty inventors worked toward the creation and design of the light bulb. Of these, Thomas Edison’s version was the most efficient. We are not here to dispute any claims but to appreciate the various forms and representations it has taken. Coming to the present times (and a bit into the future), let’s look at ten creative re-inventions of this light source.

0 Designers: Various

How to be the Best Designer in the World?

How to be the Best Designer in the World?

Have you ever wondered how you could be the best designer in the world? How to be that money making Design Virtuoso? I know I have. What about you?

I sort of knew what it took, but I never really knew what it took, until today. According to Chris Guillebeau, the man behind The Art of Nonconformity, if you want to a virtuoso, or just be really good with anything (music, sport, design etc.), you will need to invest approximately 14,600 hours of practice or training to get there.

Futuristic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Futuristic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Designer Adam vows that he never looked to any specific design while conceptualizing the City Vehicle, but I think if we were to re-do the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car for the future urbanites then this would be it. Hosting all eco factors like solar technology on the surface of the roof, regenerative braking, electric motor and capabilities of harnessing wind power as well, this concept car is meant only for city commute. To keep the vehicle light and easy all high-tech gadgetry has been ditched and only the bare essentials incorporated.

0 Designer: Adam Palethorpe

Plate, Spoon And Glass, All In One Hand

Plate, Spoon And Glass, All In One Hand

Dinner parties and official gatherings are a time to mingle and do some serious networking. In such situations many of us (greedy/hungry) people have to give the yummy hors d’oeuvres and appetizers a miss, so that we don’t come across as awkward and messy. You know the scene: glass of wine in one hand and a plate full of goodies in the other! Mantara is the ideal solution for such social situations. It looks stylish and has a groove to hold your wine glass, a niche to secure the spoon/fork and the dish holds the appropriate proportion of food.

0 Designer: Gabriel Contino

My Body Paint Communicates With Lights And Music

My Body Paint Communicates With Lights And Music

Imagine painting your body with a specially formulated ink and your gestures, movements or touch allowing you to communicate with electronic devices directly. Bare is this new parasitic technology being explored where you apply the special paint to your body via brush, stamp, or spray. The paint acts as a medium to send information from a person to another, transmit data from a person to a computer, or power small LEDs.

0 Designers: Bibi Nelson, Matt Johnson, Isabel Lizardi & Becky Pilditch

Kitchen Island

Kitchen Island

Flamboyance in prepping the food, presenting and entertaining guests from the kitchen space is an art in itself. Pelago Kitchen Island is for those who like to show-off their cooking skills but have limited space. The workstation features multiple counter surfaces that slide away to reveal the sink and has drawers for specific tasks. Granite countertops and aluminum sinks are the obvious choice of materials as they are easy to maintain. It even has a niche space for 2 people to sit while you do the cooking.

0 Designer: Curtis Ma

Super Green, Super Dangerous, Super Bike

Super Green, Super Dangerous, Super Bike

So you’d like to have a tiny motorcycle. So you’d like to have a fast motorcycle. So you’d like to have a safe motorcycle. I am sorry you cannot have all three! What you’ve got here is a very fast, very dangerous vehicle. It’s called the Halbo, and it’s got a BMW stamp on it. It’s tiny and it’s got a front wheel motor combined with a sphere form rear wheel.

0 Designer: Pierre Yohanes Lubis

B- For Briefcase Baby Seat

B- For Briefcase Baby Seat

Styled as a sleek looking Samsonite Briefcase, the B-Seat is in fact a baby seat for infants and children up to 6 years. The focus of this concept is mainly on safety, ergonomic details, comfort and looks. Designed to be molded from strong plastic with chrome details, the guise of an elite briefcase befits the globe-trotting mamas and dads. Two things missing: comfy, cushioned seating that most baby seats require and handles to carry it. However the exterior design is totally with it!

0 Designer: Cesar Estrada

Zen Audi

Zen Audi

When I first learned to ride a horse, I was told that I needed to move with the horse, as if of one mind. I was bucked off twice before I finally let go and learned to let go and move with “Davis” the horse, as opposed to trying to force her to bend to my will. That lesson seems to be apparent in Designer Andrea Mocellin’s latest “EXO- AUDI” concept. Andrea feels that the best way to drive is to be at one with your machine.

0 Designer: Andrea Mocellin

Smokers Rejoice! Open Smoking Booth

Smokers Rejoice! Open Smoking Booth

Design to encourage a bad habit? Go figure! FRESH is an open smoking booth designed for airport terminals. This “bubble” of self contained smoke air is filtered and fresh air is released. It’s modern and sleek with a circular arm stand on the base embedded into the floor. A cylindrical glass ash bin with a metal top stands in the middle.

0 Designer: D.K. Wei

My Little Notepad

My Little Notepad

Aversion to new fangled technology? Wanna keep it old school but modern and classy? Don’t I sound the an infomercial? If you said yes to all the above, check out this credit card size notepad. It uses foil and rubber to imprint whatever you write using an included stick but any blunt surface will do. If you’re not familiar with the old tech, the built-in slider brings it to a clean slate. I believe this is concept only.

0 Designer: Piotrek Gorski

Best of June 2009

Best of June 2009

Every month we take a look around and select some of the most interesting designs that was showcased here. Below you’ll find the most popular designs we’ve tracked over the last 30 days – an overview of designs you shouldn’t have missed in June 2009.