People often say don’t judge a book by its cover, but in sales the first impression created by the packaging of a product, sometimes it’s all it takes for us to want it. A packing design can be bizarre, cool, creative or unusual – overall it should be different.
A canvas shaped chair with a drawing of a chair by YOY Design Studio. The two-dimensional furniture can be used by leaning against a wall. A frame made of wood and aluminum is covered by an elastic fabric printed with texture of a canvas and a drawing of chair. It comes in three variations: a stool, a love seat, and a sofa.
Photos by Yasuko Furukawa
Architectural designer Victor Enrich created these intriguing works of art through a combination of photography and 3D digital rendering.
“A combination of photography and 3D architectural visualization is used. Once the object is chosen, it is shot from a point easy to recognize by users, not pretending to achieve the greatest picture ever, but instead, a picture that anybody could do. The shot is the basis to produce a replica of the building by using very detailed photogrammetric techniques that end with the creation of a three-dimensional model that fits almost perfectly into the picture.”
Wolke7 is a flying house concept, which has been conceived by designer Timon Sager. It’s the perfect combination of travel and feel at home. Like a yacht for the sky. Not just go everywhere everytime, also have all your needs of yours without any compromise.
Created by Chris Youn, the iPhone 6 design is based on 3D sound and 3D hologram interaction and it comes with a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus display.
Awesome pylon concepts, created by DesignDepot, design studio, located in Moscow, Russia.
Passing Cloud by Tiago Barros is a recently submitted project for the international ideas competition: Life at the Speed of Rail, promoted by Van Alen Institute and the Department of Cultural affairs of New York City. Although it wasn’t one of the winning proposals, Passing Cloud reveals a strong conceptual approach that is worth noting: It is a new vision on travelling, based on the old Zeppelins.
Have a hard time waking up in the morning? Try this alarm clock, which begins shredding a dollar bill (or your choice of banknote) from the time the alarm goes off.
Be careful, though – Mashable reminds us that willfully destroying American currency is a federal offense.
The clock is probably a design concept and it’s been doing the rounds in various tech blogs this past week with no mention of who made it.
Based on the idea of a mood ring, this futuristic cellphone integrates a keypad that changes color according to the emotional state, sensed from messages and phone calls, as the biometric ring transmits the body signals of wearer and sends data to the main device for interpretation. The goal is to create empathy for one another and strengthen relationships.
Designer Daniel Yoon
MORPHotel, a concept by Italian architect Gianluca Santosuosso, takes the luxury liner idea to a whole new level. The unique project is a floating system that slowly drifts around the world not only to move people around in comfort but to allow researchers to live and research unknown regions during the day and relax at night. The linear structure of the MORPHotel has been developed around the movement of the human spine, allowing it to survive mostly any weather experienced at sea.
The Nokia E-Cu by Patrick Hyland is a mobile phone charged by sources of heat therefore eradicating the need for a charger. The phone has a thermo-generator integrated inside, which converts heat energy into electric potential energy. It is surrounded by copper with engraved heat sinks in a dry earth pattern which represents the effect of heat on the natural environment. The phone can be charged by placing it on any source of heat e.g. a radiator, even inside a pocket.
Architects Matthew Johnson and Jason Logan have designed a unique project as an entry to the Land Art Generator Competition near Abu Dhabi. Called the Prism Cloud, it’s a cable-net structure that would hover over the desert and generate energy at the same time that it splits or diffracts light.
Concept Design by Antonio Pio Saracino
The house- designed for the Australian diver Matt Mitcham, who won the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics- is inspired by the architecture of the Sydney Opera house and the natural structural of seashells. The house’s shell made of reinforced concrete was designed using an algorithm describing the intricate geometry of a coral.The various floors of the house blend in with the stairs, which extend and turn into an intricate system of diving boards on various levels.
From Yanko Design and designer Anna-Karin Bergkvist comes this concept of a tree planting robot. The eco-friendly four legged machine can plant trees with the help of its long planting arm and the planting head. The legs reduce the pressure applied on the floor of the forest, enabling the robot to be smaller and move through rough terrain. By using hot steam to destroy competing vegetation (choking vines that kill trees, for example), it poses no threat to the animals that afterward come upon planting spots.
Petr Kubik has designed this all-in-one-piece that includes the glasses, intuitive stylus and expandable screens. The screen can be enlarged by sliding out the display from the center, and there are solar panels at the back of the display. The 3D apps support 3D movies and camera plus allow you to make surreal calls with family and friends that pop out of the screen!
Klip Collective, sponsored by Motorola and the NFL, transformed the Art Deco façade of the Edison Hotel in Miami Beach into an eye-catching 3D illusion for the Super Bowl in February 2010. Using light and shadows, the front wall flies away revealing the building’s interior where room-like vignettes transpire.
A very interesting concept design by Hoyoung Lee. This printer changes laser printer of ink powder to pencil powder. It grinds stubby pencil lead and mechanical pencil lead inside a cylinder. Then the stubby pencil lead burns by electricity, so pencil’s wood and lead can be separated.
The printer even contains an eraser cartridge that can erase the “print” on your documents.
Design and innovation company Seymourpowell has designed a giant, elegant “clipper in the clouds” airship, called “Aircruise”, that heralds a new era of luxury transport. Lifted by hydrogen and powered by solar energy, the Aircruise concept has obvious environmental benefits. Seung Min Kim, design director at Samsung C&T commented, “This was a dream concept project for us, helping to realize a future of sustainable buildings combined with innovative and luxury lifestyle. In an age where environmental impact is a key for architecture, we are keen to extend this vision of the future by searching for solutions that can be realised by 2015 – the year that many futurologists foresee as the turning point for the future.”
With a cruising speed of around 90mph, theoretically, it could ferry 100 people from London to New York in a leisurely 37 hours or from Los Angeles to Shanghai in just under four days .
Using magnetism technology, this non conventional concept from Baita Design levitates in the air to illuminate your living place. It features foot controlled buttons, including power, up, down and polarity inversion,
Russian designer Anastasia Zharkova has come up with an innovative cellphone that invariably becomes an integral part of your daily activities. The “Leaf Phone,” as depicted by its very name, resembles a natural leaf and flaunts an organic structure that is carved out of eco-friendly plastic.
Touch Hear is a futuristic concept developed by the Design Incubation Center, that would probably make pocket dictionaries a thing of the past. By touching a word or phrase in a particular piece of reading material, the user will be able to listen to its related information, like its pronunciation or its meaning. Totally useful whether you’re reading in your native language or learning a foreign language.