Speed Away On Speedway

Speed Away On Speedway

You wait till you’re legit enuf to drive and then you wish you didn’t have to! Truth is traffic snarls, parking woes, speedster and drunk drivers are out there to get you. So how about a future where cars no longer line the streets, they move magnetically, come in two modes and give you freedom from traffic jams. How about a future with the Speedway Concept Car? A future where we revolutionize the infrastructure facility by embedding the highways and streets with linear motors.

0 Designer: Christian Förg

Induction Iron

Induction Iron

The brief was to optimize the application of BASF’s plastic material ULTRADUR and the result was an Induction Iron. Utilizing ULTRADUR’s heat resistant properties to his advantage, Therese came up with a bare minimal design that has been “stripped down to the essentials.” This cordless induction heating iron works through an electromagnetic field that transforms the energy directly and heats only the ironing plate.You may recollect the ironing board that is being used here, it’s that same flip-mirror one we showcased earlier.

0 Designer: Therese Glimskär in collaboration with BASF

Wife Acceptance Factor (WAF)

Wife Acceptance Factor (WAF)

You read that right. The first technical term written in the “about” of this project sent to me is the WAF factor of this amp. It’s got a good WAF – it’s made for indoor use, not supposed for the garage. Aki Hirota’s made this amp to be for those who aren’t aiming to be in a band. The users of this particular bit of equipment are aiming to just jam on the singular personal tip.

0 Designer: Aki Hirota

Book Case Genetics

Book Case Genetics

Returning lumberjack slash designer Joel Escalona has a bookcase for us all that gets back to basics in a real metaphorical way. Or is it physical? What I DO have the real 411 on is the fact that this is definitely not for putting in the corner. Definitely this DNA is made for the center of the room. All seeing!

0 Designer: Joel Escalona

Pure Safe Water In The Tropics

Pure Safe Water In The Tropics

AquaIris Portable Water Purifier is meant for folks in the tropical regions and is packaged as a really sexy looking bottle. The reusable removable filter is attached to a lanyard that sports all the usage instructions. You need to fill the water into the bottle and insert the filter into the special slot. The water travels under a layer of converter crystals where germicidal UVC rays directly hit every water molecule passing by, thus making it pure and safe to drink.

0 Designer: Talia Radford

Gimme Shelter

Gimme Shelter

The Mongolian steppe is no place to linger but thousands of people still lead nomadic lifestyles in this harsh environment. Today’s nomads can travel farther and faster thanks to modern rails and road networks but still live in temporary tents or cave dwellings. Gimme Shelter is an improved cave dwelling taking advantage of the unique typology. It provides superior thermal protection while offering many modern amenities for traveling families.

0 Designer: Rojkind Arquitectos

Demolition Robot

Demolition Robot

Did you watch the Seattle Kingdome demolition in 2000? That stadium was brought down by implosion techniques; however it’s not necessary to resort to kabooms every time you want to bring down walls or buildings. To knock them off safely something like the Kaputt.R Demolition Robot should suffice.

UPDATE: Check out the video of the robot in action

0 Designer: Tony Weichselbraun, Erol Kursani, Bernhard Ranner & Florian Wille

Computerized Clay?

Computerized Clay?

What if a material could be manipulated both digitally and physically through a seamless two-directional interaction? As a designer you know that there are limitations to the sketching, renderings and imaging that one does. Despite the 3D images, you still need to translate your ideas into an actual physical form. The existing human-computer interface designs limit our “tactile faculties”. The Digital Clay is an attempt to surpass the physical and digital divide via touch.

0 Designer: Isabel Lizardi

Motion Sensitive Remote Control

Motion Sensitive Remote Control

When the Nintendo Wii came along, the world changed. The world of video games, the world of remote controls, that particular world. We got up, we went outside, and we started to play sports and do exercise for entertainment again! Oh wait that didn’t happen at all! We might go there again someday but for now, our world’s got things like Ryan Sorrell’s “Remotion” – Nintendo not affiliated.

0 Designer: Ryan Sorrell

A Very Relaxed Radio

A Very Relaxed Radio

You will never find a more chilled out radio than this. “Radio Valerie.” No buttons, no switches. At least none that are immediately apparent. Reveal to yourself the simplicity. To tune the radio, pull the antenna back and forth along the station markers. The speaker face turns the radio on, the speaker face turns it off, and the speaker face controls the volume. And of course the antenna increases the signal reception. Super chill.

0 Designer: Radio Valerie

More Than Words

More Than Words

Is your phone a camera or the camera your digital player as well? Confused? You ought to be! As newer generations in gadgets and devices come out, the clear demarcation of their lineage gets blurry for the sake of multi-functionality. In the name of salvaging individual identity, mintselect @ mintpass has designed a range of devices in the typographical form of their function. Called the “Used as Read” series, the stackable lineup includes a speaker, a remote control, a woofer, a music player and amp, a radio and a lamp.

0 Designer: mintselect @ mintpass

Ten Creative Camera Concepts

Ten Creative Camera Concepts

The camera is one gadget that gets me jittery. We have come a long way from the pin hole to the digitalized era; but the abundant options and navigations in the current ones leave me all confused. One time, I almost managed to ruin my African Safari photographs coz I forgot to switch the focus from manual to automatic! However, here is a look at ten concept cameras for the future that are conspiring to leave me as the amateur photographer, while you folks become the pro.

0 Designers: Various

Tenting Up A Kayak

Tenting Up A Kayak

Next trip to the lake, don’t carry a tent to pitch, instead hire out an ingenious Kahuna. This is an open top outrigger kayak that converts into a tent with ease. It features a Mirage Drive pedal/crank mechanism designed by Hobie Kayaks, plus an ordinary paddle to assist in maneuvering the boat. Detachable, folding seats make way for spacious comfy interiors, when pitched as a tent. The all-in-one takes away the bother of carrying extra loads.

0 Designer: Mario Weiss