When Riding A Bicycle Just Isn't Green Enough

When Riding A Bicycle Just Isn’t Green Enough

If you’ve ever felt the urge to attach a fender to your bike just so you can wrap it in environmentally-aware bumper stickers, then you might like the Green Shadow. Developed by Mr. Onuff Studio for a video game, the bicycle still stands as an interesting study in form and function, presumably tracking mileage, heat rate and calories through the handle-bar mounted LCD. While only intended as illustrative work and not for actual production, I can only imagine a real version would incorporate fresh ivory, baby seals or endangered pandas to help snag that valuable pro-earth, anti-animal demographic.

0 Designer: Mr. Onuff Studio

LG Synthesis Belongs On Your Keychain

LG Synthesis Belongs On Your Keychain

Another beautifully rendered phone concept from our favorite 16 year old designer, Andrew Seunghyun Kim, his LG Synthesis concept presents a simple touchscreen based smart phone.  While subverted in this post’s title, the phone’s hole is actually intended  as a low-tech viewfinder and docking port on its tree-like recharging station.  Beyond that, it’s solar powered headset and Kate Moss-like form factor make this the most refined thing to have come out of any 16-year-old I know.

0 Designer: Andrew Seunghyun Kim

The Devil's Upside-Down Guitar

The Devil’s Upside-Down Guitar

Hear the words of Yi-Luen Tan, this guitar’s “an evolution of man’s quest to create a figure and form that resonates sonically, visually, and philosophically of the times in which he resides.” Whoa doggy. The balance is different – less weight in the neck. But the ability to tune from the body, is it worth it? How well will you strum? At what cost a new ax?

0 Designer: Yi-Luen Tan

Ski Boots For Comfort

Ski Boots For Comfort

Why do ski boots have to hurt? Shouldn’t skiers enjoy the same comfort as snowboarders do? The right design can make it easier to release pressure from the buckles when needed without having to undo the bottom of your pants. The POC Tarsus boots eschews buckles for laces connected to a tension wheel you dial in for the perfect fit. I’m a snowboarder, not a skier so I can’t comment on how comfortable this might be. Any skiiers wanna chime in?

0 Designer: Nils Löventorn

Fold & Go Headphones

Fold & Go Headphones

I’ve seen folding headphones before but this one is a little different. There are 2 joints from which you can adjust the headphone size and pivot them into a moon shaped packaged. The final collapsed package keeps the delicate speakers away from would be sharp objects and makes the entire thing much easier to pack.

0 Designer: Hanyoung Lee

Philips Astounds Us With Innovative Stuff

Philips Astounds Us With Innovative Stuff

Three more reasons to look at Philips with admiration: The Kitten Scanner, The Temparin DenTek and SBH 7110 Stereo In-ear Bluetooth Headphones.

Innovative products that will help make our lives better and provide us with sense and simplicity.

0 Design: Philips

Lights And Sound Show Right At Home

Lights And Sound Show Right At Home

Disco comes home with these shimmy speaker spheres that hang on the walls like a mural or artwork. Adorable and very sexy, the lights patterns displayed by the set go in sync with the rhythm and beats of the music being played. Beyond awesome is the graphic bars representation that corresponds to the equalizer of the speakers. The woofers coordinate perfectly with either your PC or Home Theater and put on an amazing lights and sound show for you.

0 Designer: Morteza Faghihi

Better Than Your Desk

Better Than Your Desk

A desk made for utilitarian efficiency that isn’t ugly, go figure! The Novanta workstation is some beauty, even if I think it’s a bit chunky. The MDF, aluminum and perforated metal SCREAM “only Macs please” but a sexier PC like the HP Touchsmart could probably move in without ruffling the neighbors too much. Drawers aside, there’s a bevy of features you won’t find elsewhere – namely the integrated speaker grills and the illuminated tabletop perfect for lightbox work.

0 Designer: Luke Riggall

What's French for LIFESTYLE INTEGRATION?

What’s French for LIFESTYLE INTEGRATION?

Fresh off the heals of top designers around the world voting the Citroen DS “The Most Beautiful Car of All Time”, the classic French automaker has released these subtly impressive lifestyle accessories. Cleverly integrating their iconic logo into raised patterns hinting at their French fashion heritage, Citroen’s line of everything from sunglasses to a snowboards will help launch the reintroduction of their famed Citroen DS.

0 Designer: Citroen

Fantasy Comes Alive With The JetBike

Fantasy Comes Alive With The JetBike

We don’t live in Utopia, traffic snarls and packed commutes are the stark realities that we live with. A lucky few get to satisfy their urge of zipping down empty streets, past peak hours. Those not so lucky, vent their fury by tinkering with their vehicles and displaying their prowess in arenas. Others like Norio slip into the fantasy world and conspire to ride/glide on a Jet Powered Bike!

0 Designer: Norio Fujikawa

The Zohan of Astromech Droids

The Zohan of Astromech Droids

I’m sure you remember R2-D2′s brief stint as a server on Jabba the Hutt’s sail barge. I bet you’re aware of R2′s fancy-smacy real-world cousin Bar2-D2. But do you know about Ciclope, the hair stylist robot? Hello there, friendly one-eyed comb holder, what are you uh- AHH! ALIVE!

Oh, you pour me haircut coffee. Excellent.

0 Designer: Maurizio Maiorana

File Under Robot Infrastructure

File Under Robot Infrastructure

In Leeuwarden, Netherlands they enjoy the comforts of a robotic overlord controlling a road bridge.  It looks less like a bridge than a giant transformer crouching next to the river, holding down a thin spatula of road surface.  From the road lines on the bridge arm it looks like cars just drive over the entire surface of the thing.  It’s a smart solution for a small bridge, even though its size is a bit ungainly, and they somehow thought painting cute post-modern pastel colors was interesting.

0 Via Jalopnik

Fridge on Top of Fridge on Top of Fridge

Fridge on Top of Fridge on Top of Fridge

Have you rented a house lately? I’ve noticed something about rental places. They all (most) have just those white or yellow full old fridges. Made for people who have eyes on long tendrils. Or for hotdish, which I do not object to. Anyway. What we’ve got here is what modern folks in living situations (everyone in the world) should get their paws on for kitchen time. The “Celsius” – modular refrigeration unit.

0 Designer: Angeline Meloche