Why Should I Want This MID

Why Should I Want This MID

Really, why would I want this MID (Mobile Internet Device) over the current iPhone I use? Lord! I know you’re up to your neck with Apple banging, so for a change let’s compare it to an LG Arena, Samsung I7500 or even BlackBerry Storm 2. Where does this MID score over the rest of these Internet efficient phones? Two places: Prime Real Estate i.e. a three screen setup that opens to 210 x 210 mm and an Integrated Stand.

0 Designer: Petr Kubik

10 Unique Designer Breakfasts

10 Unique Designer Breakfasts

So I hear you all, all of us, love to eat breakfast. Or wish. Wish we could eat breakfast every day. Check it out. Here’s ten amazing industrial design concepts based on that old timey morning ritual. Most of them are basically made for people who’ve got time to eat breakfast, but yes, there are fantabulous designs for those of you who’ve got no time at all! Designers!

0 Designer: 10 Wild Designers

Interactive Public Showers

Interactive Public Showers

Oh yes, showers indeed. Apparently when you’re at the public shower, you put your money in the slot, and you get a limited amount of water, just like air at the air pump. If you use the public shower a lot, no prob! But if you don’t, you don’t know how much water you’re gonna get. So check it out. The “Interactive Shower System” has a little pixel hourglass to tell you how much water you’ve got left to get clean. In the public shower.

0 Designers: Kwang-seok Jeong & Hyun-joong Kim

P.S. Pass the Salt and Pepper

P.S. Pass the Salt and Pepper

You’re a fine cook! You can even put the great likes of Anthony Bourdain to shame. I suggest you even take over Kylie Kwong’s show. And I’m sure Jamie Oliver and Nigella can shove their Brit Pies in the oven for good, coz you’re the next star at Hell’s Kitchen! And before you take a long walk off a short cliff, just remember to pass me some SALT & PEPPER! Coz you may be the finest cook in the world, but “P. S.” I like my dishes spiced to my taste. Post Dot Scriptum Dot!

0 Designers: Michael Paschenko & Maxim Avramenko

Blast From The Past Radio

Blast From The Past Radio

Are you still gung-ho about the days gone by? Me Too! Come, let me take you down memory lane with this ultra modern Radio Set. It screams RETRO on the outside and features all the goodness of modern technology on the inside. Alhambra Wi-Fi Internet Radio is a wireless internet radio receiver that streams in music to every corner of your home. As the designer puts it, “In contrast to its modern lines, it brings back details from old tube radios from the past.” I’m loving it!

0 Designer: Carlos Torres

Lunch Box Tray Transformer

Lunch Box Tray Transformer

Who wouldn’t enjoy an elaborate lunch, but to cook and carry a feast to work or school is next to impossible. Alright, even if you cook the hearty meal, how will you carry it? Spills, space, boxes…oh such a pain! Fret not; the new superhero of lunch service is here. Sunch! The lunchbox that does a transformer stunt and converts into a tray with an array of dishes to feast from. Impromptu picnic during lunch hour at work? Sunch will take care of the lack of picnic tables in the vicinity. Just open it up and arrange the tray across your lap and enjoy your meal!

0 Designer: Soo Kang Lee

Dear Diary, I Love My Robot

Dear Diary, I Love My Robot

Hi, I would have introduced myself, but I don’t recollect my name. This here is Memo, my personal robot, and my only companion. I think I have kids, but I’m not so sure. People say I have Alzheimer and I really think they are loony! Let me tell you more about my friend Memo, at first I had reservations about his geometric form, I mean robos generally have an anthropomorphic shape. It took me time to warm up to his hard lines, but I can vouch for this friend of mine, he takes total care of me.

0 Designer: Watinee Leewongjaroen

Wood Flat Seat

Wood Flat Seat

In the future, everything will be flat. Did you know? Everything will fold down into nothing. Also there will be no need for dust covers because we’ll have dust-repellant paper! But we’ll still need wood. And we can replenish our wood supply with trees. And we can replenish our flat stool supply with wood. Serdar Sişman’s made us a flat stool that’s made entirely of wood. Flat wood. Savvy?

0 Designer: Serdar Sişman

Ten Creative and Unique Apple Concepts

Ten Creative and Unique Apple Concepts

Instant Apple fame can be got by simply prefixing your design with an “i”; true? FALSE! It takes a lot more grit, determination, sweat and blood; and we can judge that by viewing the efforts of the following concepts. No matter how appealing and industrious they are, the truth is Apple wouldn’t touch them with a barge pole. Here’s a look at Ten Creative and Unique Apple Concept Designs that won’t come alive; EVER!

0 Designers: Various

Office Singularity

Office Singularity

So apparently there’s three different stages in the modern office work flow. I only thought there was one: Runnin’ Ragged! But lo! There’s three. And with this bit of furniture, the “Workflow,” you’ve got all three covered in one. The inverted cubicle. Workflow covers Social : standing up, meeting, Functional : preparing, organizing at the table, and Casual : summarizing relaxing, laptopping. One of these for the perfect office environment?

0 Designer: o4i

Quality Control On Air

Quality Control On Air

Unless you work at Google or a similar office, ventilating your glass-chambered chubby-hole room can be a slightly tricky situation. This also could be the reason why I see a surge in designs that feature air quality indicators. LULA here is one such device that collects data and indicates the quality of air around your space. When hooked to the net, it deciphers the collected data to pinpoint the potential health side effects and suggests how to rectify the situation with behavioral modifications.

0 Designer: Justin Gargasz

This Skateboard is No Good

This Skateboard is No Good

Folding a skateboard in half is ludicrous. Who Jin-Seok Hwang? Yes. What foolishness to make such a thing-but wait! This thang might actually work. Look, it’s got a folding mechanism that clicks secure when in use, one of the trucks is adjustable for when the board is in folded mode, and it looks mighty shiny! Notice anything under the board you’d find to fret about? I do.

0 Designer: Jin-Seok Hwang of NG Boards

Addictive Measure

Addictive Measure

I’m an instant coffee freak for the simple reason that I don’t have the patience to actually roast and brew my cup. But given a moment of insanity, I’d like to be doing the shindig on this fancy Coffee Maker by Tom Metcalfe. The guy makes it almost a ceremonial process of roasting, grinding and brewing of fresh green beans!

0 Designer: Tom Metcalfe