Sunday, February 14, 2010

Mighty Pedal Power With Electric Help


Hybrid cycles have been around but they rarely take into consideration the elements. This makes their usage restrictive to fair weather. Slotting itself into the “commuter vehicle” bracket, the Emcycle tries to overcome this limitation by including a roof and Velcro-detachable side panels.

Yet Another Folding Bike!

This is a 100% professional bike and becomes an eco-hybrid pedelec by turning on the power assistant system.

Printouts In A Jiffy, Anywhere


It was about time that someone came up with this.

Ten Unusual Shapes For Mobile Phones

Ten Unusual Shapes For Mobile Phones

The form factor of your cellphone is quite a defining factor on whether you approve of it or not. The grip, the interface and accessibility, all depend on this.

Little Lockie USBee!

Bills USB by Yun Hwan Sung
What’s the consensus, do you use external hard drives to keep your information safe, or do you trust the USB?

You Mouse Around Here Often?

G-Spot Mouse by Andy Kurovets
This mouse is called the “G-Spot”.

Refrigerator That Grows Plants

Kitchen Garden Refrigerator by Hanna Sandstrom with Green Fortune & Whirlpool

So you lack the green thumb but still love fresh green vegetables. Facts like light, water, temperature, space, moisture, nutrition, supervision and knowledge are all gibberish to you.

Studio Volpi: solar powered lawn mower

Studio Volpi is a small design studio based just outside of Milan who have developed a lawn mower that is powered entirely by solar power.

Google Goes Simple and Meaningful with Their TV Ad

What a well-designed and choreographed TV ad that tells a meaningful, heartwarming and simple story by just showing us enough information and getting us to fill in the rest.

The KOR ONE Bottle Changes Behavior by Beautifying Water


In 2005 a new company named KOR Water founded by Eric Barnes and Paul Shustak handed their dream down to Sawhney’s team: It was an idea called “Water ReDesigned,” and their hope was that they could get people to stop using plastic water bottles by changing the way people drank water. By Alissa Walker

The Newspaper Tablet Concepts

The newspaper industry is falling over themselves in the fight to come up with a ever more impressive newspaper tablet. By Thomas Baekdal

Phoenix Island rewrites Sanya City’s future


Introducing the Sanya City of Hainan Province in China as an international tourism destination, Beijing-based MAD Architects has developed an island surrounded by the sea that will be connected by a 395-meter-long bridge with the main island. By Naresh Chauhan

Denmark to reduce energy consumption by 75 percent

university of southern denmark_2

Slated to be inaugurated in 2013, the new building for the University of Southern Denmark by Henning Larsen Architects provides a study and work environment to the students and employees. By Naresh Chauhan

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Information is beautiful: 30 examples of creative infography

The perfect infography must synthetize complex information in a simple visual representation, which is not easy. The following examples take information architecture to another level by making it beautiful. By Mirko

15 Design Tips to Learn From Apple


There is no shortage of companies that follow popular design trends to appeal to a mass market. Much more rare is the breed of company that actually sets design trends. A company that occupies the top of the design food chain: Apple. By Joshua Johnson

The next step in interface design?

From pen and paper to typewriters we traveled onward to keyboards and input devices, and now further onward to touchscreens. But what's after the touchscreen? What new interface will Apple or its challengers be generating buzz about in five or ten years?

UI stencils

If you are a web designer you will probably find these UI Stencils very useful. By Jake Mize

50 Fresh Design Blogs You Should Be Reading

In this article, you will see a list of fresh and new design blogs worth subscribing to and reading. By Callum Chapman

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Nexus One: The Story

If you are into mobiles, gadgets and all the latest tech going on out there (especially Android), it’s almost inevitable you didn’t notice these series of short films, that came out lately, documenting the making of Nexus One. By Elephant Squared

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Value of Design

The catalyst for this report on the value of design in business was the outpouring of reader comments that arrived after a bad-tempered blog post. By Helen Walters

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Extreme Powersports Vehicle

extreme powersports vehicle

Inspired by various extreme vehicles around, the extreme powersports concept vehicle has been designed to make it a perfect recreational vehicle.

Why Design Matters

Good business outcomes treat design as a holistic process that pulls in savvy marketing and research, as well as smart ideas, says IDEO's Diego Rodriguez.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Inner city bike

Looks rather catching, but it's not the most practical bike in the world. By Thomas Baekdal

Apple iPad - First impressions

Yes, it's a tablet. Yes, it looks like a really big iPhone. Yes, it's slim. Yes, it's super light. Yes, it has 10 hours of battery life. And yes it can be used as an ereader. It even comes with a new iBook store. By Thomas Baekdal


Bike design concepts by Ciprian Frunzeanu.

Mobile phone concepts "floater"

Wouldn’t it be fun if your cell phone sits up by itself (or tilt up a little) when put on the desk and starts moving when there’s a phone call or an incoming message?

WIFI wall radio

Ilisten to podcast and internet radio quite a bit and wish to have a radio that I can use in my kitchen. This is the concept for that. It plugs into the wall outlet and therefore is very easy to install and no counter space is invaded. Basic control is done by the remote, but the set up is done through a computer. With a tripath amp and mono speaker the radio is compact and light weight.
This is the concept for that. It plugs into the wall outlet and therefore is very easy to install and no counter space is invaded. By Aki Hirota

7 Ways Amazon Could Make the Next Kindle Awesome

Kindle designs

Does Amazon have an exciting plan for Kindle 3? It's been keeping totally quiet about the next-gen e-reader, but rumors and leaks have started sprouting that suggest good things are on the way. But how could Kindle 3 be made awesome? By Kit Eaton

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

How to Create Creativity

How to create creativity

‘Creative’ is the most popular adjective in the design world. Everybody wants to be a creative individual, find a creative solution, or discover a creative book. By Martina Skender

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Chrome OS tablet

This page contains visual explorations of how a Chrome OS tablet UI might look in hardware. Don't overlook the mp4 file at the very end.