Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Leica M7 Edition Hermès



Leica M7 Edition Hermès is a special limited edition digital camera of the series with 35mm rangefinder in silver chrome striking calfskin leather finish. It comprises an anodized Summilux-M wide-angle lens which was specially developed for this model only. The top plate is imprinted with the name Lecia replacing the previous red Lecia logo. All control parts are made exclusively with metal and silver chrome has been used to furnish the back of this Lecia M7. The red color of the imprinted auto and 7 settings on the speed dial has been substituted with the particular color of the camera’s leather. Moreover, a leather made carrying strap with matching color of the camera presents the elegant finishing touch.

Designer: Leica via Engadget

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Honda Native concept




The Honda Native concept comprises an electric engine which is powered by heavy-duty lithium-ion battery and can house 3 persons including the driver. This ultra compact car with great aerodynamic features has been designed for the massively congested future traffic where speed will be ignored over low space riding efficiency. Its down to the ground design will allow the car to offer smooth riding experience to the riders. The exterior parts of the vehicle are made of photocromic materials that make it possible for the car to change its color according to the light, temperature and other surrounding environmental factors.

Designer: Liviu Tudoran

iPetals: Solar Charger




The iPetals is a solar charger concept that has been specially designed for charging an iPhone through solar power. This innovative design resembles a lot with a sun flower and was inspired by the great Sunny Flower design from Fandi Mang. iPetals has been envisioned as a bunch of petals that can be folded and unfolded with different color lightness which can be used as an iPhone stand too when all the petals are folded. Aside from the petals, the only peripheral it has is a connecting cable with iPhone charging port, allowing maximum convenience for the users. This gadget is ideal when traveling.

Designer: Mac Funamizu

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Lamborbiker Version II






Still remember with Lamborbiker ? Now, Flavio Adriani has come up with Lamborbiker version II which is still a unique bike concept which has been differentiated from other conventional bikes through its hub-less wheel design. The concept was inspired from the Ferrucio Lamborghini designed by Nicola Tesla which includes an electric engine to contribute with the environment. Both the rear and front wheel is rimless and uniquely designed to enhance the performance of the bike. The exhaust pipes are placed under the seat for better space management. The design doesn’t contain any speedometer and the handles have been placed below the standard height of a conventional bike. All together, the bike has it all to serve as a future superbike.

Designer : Flavio Adriani

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Arbo Moving Capsule Concept




The Arbo concept is a futuristic transportation vehicle that has been designed with an extremely extraordinary appearance. This capsule like electric car has two modes, when it is in driving mode, its quite hard to distinguish the front and rear end, and when its in arbor mode, the doors lift up with the roof above, making a perfect open place to enjoy the road. It comprises two batteries, the primary battery can be charged via usual 220v electricity, and solar energy has been used to charge the secondary battery. To make it more efficient, these two recharging system has been designed to share the resourced by supplying power to one another when anyone comes lack of power.

Designer : Jeongche Yoon

Pendragon






Let the record first show that this pen has a lamp on it. Potentially. The most important thing about this pen might not be the lamp (yeah right!) but I’m gonna go ahead and say that I know it is. This pen is crazy. First of all (wait are we still on first?) I gotta tell you that the name of this pen is “Pendragon” and it’s a construct-your-own pen. It’s name is Pendragon. What else you do you need to know!? Pendragon.

The pen has four parts. It’s got the Nib, the Central Unit, the End Part, and the Expandable Units.

The Nib is the writing part. it can be changed to a ballpoint, pen, fountian-pen, mechanical pencil, or digital pen. The Central Unit has, get this, the LED light – important!, a music player, charger input, memory card, and battery. The End Part has a bluetooth connection to whatever headphones you choose to use in collaboration with the mp3s youve put in the Central Unit. Expandable Units! Camera, microphone, laser pointer, chop, corrector, usb connetion, WLAN reciever to connect to computer, internet.

BONUS: pen-dock to connect to computer, charge, and work with the mic.

Designer: Peter Vardai

Touchtable: Creative Music Interaction







Touchtable is a PMP that is interactive and intuitive. It features a large controller wheel that surrounds the screen and performs just like a turntable. It’s even sensitive to touch and pressure and when you use it in combo with the surrounding function buttons, it facilitates absolute user control over a track, through precise position, timing and pitch manipulation.

Features:

* One function button controls the simultaneous switching to a secondary track, allowing the user to mix records on the fly, or to scratch samples over a track.
* Through the cue output, each track is directed to either the left or right headphone, the beat and pitch can then be matched, a cue point created, and the combined tracks mixed out the main phono output.
* Two devices can also be combined wirelessly at the click of a button, to act similarly to the traditional DJ set up, just at around 1:8 the scale.
* This function also allows for multiple users to mix and scratch tracks together, combining their own Touchtable devices through one output.
* The device not only adds interaction to the personal listening experience, but can be used for performance.
* The Touchtable can be plugged into a computer, where it acts as a midi device, working with built in software, allowing complete creativity and control over customization and music creation.
* Touchtable allows for complex interactions, comparable to a complete DJ set up, however the device itself is very simplistic: designed for ease of assembly/disassembly, interchangeability and miniaturization through technology. It is not only ultra portable, but cost effective, easy and enjoyable to use.

Designer: Thomas Mascall

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Sticker Phone



The concept behind the Sticker Phone is quite simple; most of us tend to place our mobile phone near windows for better signal reception. So this concept takes it a step further by adding a solar panel to the back of the phone and giving it a slight arch so that it can stick (via suction) to the window glass for some sunshine. The phone is made with polysiloxane (silicone) and can be made feasible if some tries it.

Designer: Liu Hsiang-Ling

All Terrain Sport Coupe





The All Terrain sport coupe is a two seater, electrically powered vehicle with two driving modes helping the driver to run it on both smooth and rough surfaces. The first mode which is “Road Mode” keeps the car in a shape of a normal vehicle and allows it to travel along the traffic. When the user switches it to Off-Road mode the vehicle becomes higher and wider since the wheels come out and the chassis becomes higher to allow the car travel through rough terrains such as steppes and deserts. There are solar cells placed on the glassed door so that when the user stops the vehicle and lift the door, the cells can produce some extra power. Under the transparent bonnet there are two extra lights helping the user to travel through the desert during night.

Designer : Batyr Ospanov

only one fixed FM channel






Flexio is this really awesome radio that’s solar powered and portable. I’m willing to overlook the “only one fixed FM channel” stand for the cute little paper packaging it comes in. I’m sure the dynamics of manufacturing this are going to be reasonable, because one can even use it for promotions and gifts…like ask someone to advertise on its package. The innovative factor comes from the flexible speaker & flexible solar cell. It’s designed to be used within the station-waves range, but could be modified to receive internet radio via WiFi or WiMax.

Designers: Wu Kun-chia, Wang Shih-ju, Chen Ming-daw & Liou Chang-ho

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Mint Sputnik: Projection in Orbit!






You communist! You love projectors too. It’s been 52 years since the former USSR launched Sputnik. In celebration of the fabulous designtastic shape of the Sputnik, and due to the meaning of Sputnik: “traveling companion,” this entertainment companion is sure to get your eyeballs and mind straight into outer space – tout de suite! It’s a projector with a cuteness!

This design goes by the name “Mint Sputnik” and it’s just super cute as all heck. Not only does the projector look just like an alternate-reality Sputnik I, it’s got a little space center controller!

It’s got all your normal controls – on/off, next/previous, angle/focus/channel/volume, but then it’s got a quick clock switch, radio and music functions as well. Also a 1950’s feel. That display screen looking thing there is an actual display screen, info is shown in black and white on it, and it’s got the classic Cathode Ray Tube TV panel BULGE. On the control center’s backside there’s a USB port, SD card slot, and earphones jack. Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and ZigBee are all supported.

When not in use by parents, a child TV it will be.

When not in use by kids, a cat clock it will be.

When not in use by the cat, off it’ll be.

Designer: mintselect @ mintpass

Mechanical Mobile






Just give this thang a spin! This is the “Mechanical Mobile” by Mikhail Stawsky. He’s made it super simple to just spin around down the street while you’re waiting for that call from Mother. Two different models offer two different methods for power generation. Either spin the entire thing around your finger, or crank, crank, crank the tip. Both will leave you gladly accepting incoming calls.

The rest of the phone is all simple aesthetics and touch-screen technology. Nice enough to hold? Sure! Looks basically the same as the phone I have right now. Need to speak? Get those fingers exercising.

Spin.

or

Crank.

Choose your destiny!

Designer:
Mikhail Stawsky