Time for Deep Reflection

Time for Deep Reflection

Being in my 30s, I have finally settled on an image in my head of what I look like. I know this image does not precisely resemble how the world views me, and that’s ok. Aesthetically speaking, I never seemed to be on the same page with my self image as how others saw me. I either thought I looked better than I actually did or worse. I had to learn to let go of such narcissistic thoughts and focus on pursuits that satisfy me on more intellectual levels.

0 Designer: Jean-Marie Massaud

Another Touchscreen Phone But Wait, This One Has A Surprise!

Another Touchscreen Phone But Wait, This One Has A Surprise!

Check out this concept mobile phone called the Mooon+. One too many “o’s” in there but I appreciate the clean design. It’s got that big gorgeous touchscreen, sleek design, sexy metal accents, and a digital camera. So what’s the big deal right? The mouth piece detaches and turns into a bluetooth headset. Ooh snap, I love it!

0 Designer: Sunman Kwon

Steve Jobs Interview

Steve Jobs Interview

In an exclusive interview, Apple’s CEO talked with Fortune senior editor Betsy Morris in February in Kona, Hawaii, where he was vacationing with his family, about the keys to the company’s success, the prospect of Apple without Jobs, and more.

Watch Out Mighty Mouse, Memory Mouse Is Here

Watch Out Mighty Mouse, Memory Mouse Is Here

No matter how awesome the Mighty Mouse is (Apple’s version, not the cartoon), it’s low on brains. Enter the Memory Mouse, you’re atypical hockey puck style mouse complete with 4 or 8 GB of built-in memory and a touch scroll wheel.

0 Designer: Miji Rhoe

Roomba's Rebellious Cousin

Roomba’s Rebellious Cousin

I remember being a typically angry punk growing up in Miami and admiring graffiti artists with the ability to reach seemingly impossible heights to express their teenage angst with the world. What death defying lengths they must have gone through to tag their alter-ego names on the underside of a bridge or any other impossible to reach potential canvas. They were my super heros growing up and to this day, I am still not sure how they managed to pull off these feats of high flying wizardry.

0 Designer: Stefan Rechsteiner

Video Gamer Throne

Video Gamer Throne

So somewhere between perfecting your gnome’s damage spells and trolling for a “lucky lady” on myspace, you managed to win the national lottery. Yay for you! So what is the first item you purchase to commemorate your new adventures into nouveau riche displays of ostentation? Of course, this beautiful one-of-a-kind video game inspired chair by Fredrik Olsson.

0 Designer: Fredrik Olsson

Infinite Loop of Style

Infinite Loop of Style

Most of us have only been exposed to the concept of infinite loops while on hold with your credit card or phone company, but infinite loops can also be a beautiful and less frustrating concept not involving a phone. Aesthetically popularized by M.C. Escher, Escher himself would be feverishly sharpening his pencil if got a gander of this infinite loop forming table.

0 Designer: Karim Rashid

Furniture concepts by Lime Studio

Furniture concepts by Lime Studio

Lime Studio will be showcasing new designs at the Salone Satellite, Milan from 16th-21st April 2008. They will be showing a range of furniture that explores material and their usability in furniture. Some of the designs to be seen include a triangular coffee table series mixing ceramic and metal; a bench combining wood and marble; an oak desk with an 8mm top; and a wall leaning shelving unit using LG Hi Macs.

0 Designer: Lime Studio

Wall Climbing A Cinch

Wall Climbing A Cinch

The C-Bot may be peering thru your office window soon. Based on biomimetics, it uses a gecko’s innovative foot design as a template to climb walls without any artificial adhesion. Tho it may not look like it, a gecko’s foot is hairy, fine enough to only be seen on the micro level. This molecular adhesion, combined with C-Bot’s array of ultrasonic sensors means costly (and ugly) scaffolding may be obsolete. Theoretically you can build them big enough to carry a human. Now wouldn’t that be something!

0 Designer: Niklas Galler

Tree, Wood, Teeth And All

Tree, Wood, Teeth And All

In 2005 a mighty hurricane smashed into Sweden leveling forests and destroying the livelihood of local loggers. Many of the felled trees couldn’t be saved and were left to rot. As a testament to her father whom tried to fight the big corporations looking to cash in, designer Eveline Johansson used wood from the fallen trees to create a chair with no screws or glue and names it after him, Roger Sven Jorgen.

0 Designer: Evelina Johansson

Killing Trees on the Go

Killing Trees on the Go

I have said it in the past and it still holds true, printers are one of the stupidest technologies on Earth. These single purpose machines are always screwing up. They process information like my grandmother on Valium and cost more to operate per use than smoking crack cocaine with a Belgian prostitute. That being said, printer design has (up until now) been very boring and unimaginative.

0 Designer: Hung Chih Wang

What Would Jesus Build?

What Would Jesus Build?

Some Chinese Christians have faith that Jesus might give his blessing to this accordion harkening church designed by Architect GMP. Serving as China’s largest Christian church, with repeating vertical lines reaching to the heavens, the architects have created an open and bright space that reflects their client’s openness and belief in their state of enlightenment.

0 Architect: GMP

Roomba Watch Out

Roomba Watch Out

There are some new bots called OSP on the drawing board. Using advance robotics, these guys autonomously work together to contain an oil spill by surrounding it with an inflatable barrier. Once contained, clean-up crews can jump in and suck the oil out. After reading this, my Roomba just quit.

0 Designer: Ji-hoon Kim