This unique map created by Shulze & Webb (A London based creative design studio) is not something regular we are used to see every day. All Manhattan in a bent 3D (without a horizon) is just under your investigation. A realistic bent in the map makes this design as a real GPS product idea. Just imagine to have this in your Garmin device. It would be much intuitive and easier to locate the target building. By the way, S&W sells 1000 limited edition of the map as a big poster at their own website in two bending variations.
Human body is still the central figure for security and now we have a new biometric recognition member of the family besides fingerprints and eye recognition. Sony have announced that they have developed a system to identify a person by their finger veins instead of traditional fingerprints. Each person’s finger vein patterns are different from the others, even each finger to finger on the same person. The proposed Sony system is called as “Mofiria” and uses a combination of CMOS sensor and infrared lights. The result data then compressed into a small size which can even be stored on usual mobile phones. Sony’s algorithm is fast and accurate enough to be used in gateway security systems and personal devices like computers, mobile phones. Sony intends to manufacture devices which will use Mofiria in late 2009.
There is a useful design competition run by Electrolux to encourage undergraduate and graduate industrial design students to create innovative, daring home appliance product ideas. In 2008 finals, there were over 600 projects from 49 countries. The winner is really a useful product design for roommates who share the same refrigerator in the room.
Austrian Applied Arts University student Stefan Buchberger’s “Flatshare” refrigerator allows each individual user to have his/her own refrigerator space which can be recognized by different colors or skins. The refrigerator consists of four of detachable modules so there will be no more fights to clean the refrigerator or blame others being so much dirty. He has won € 5000 and a six-month internship at one of Electrolux global design centers. Practical, simple but effective idea, nice real life solution and it deserves the prize for sure. Put an electronic lock as well on each module, it would be a top seller.
Official Electrolux Design Lab Website
These are concepts but I would be the first to go into the queue to buy if manufactured, especially that bloody dripping red table. Enough saying. Here are the pleasure boosters for eyes from John Nouanesing.
Do we really need to put every available feature on gadgets together? I think the answer isn’t always a yes. These are some of the eating and drinking gadgets which are so simple but highly effective.
No more chocolate sufferings. You can get your last pleasure bits from the other side of the jar.
The delicious chocolate crème of all times (personal taste), Nutella should be sold in those.
Hey Ferrero, do you hear me?
Jar Design Source
The sister to our jar. This spoon will wipe out every last bit of liquid pleasure from the container. If you can’t reach deep to lick the yoghurt, it’s a solution. Source
For example, take this multi-purpose fork and spoon hybrid. Simple and effective. It is made of titanium. So, almost forever. I know you also want one of those because of highly individual feeling it gives. Source
Fridge Magnet Bottle Opener made from steel. I just wanna drink my Dark beer, not to look for damned little opener in the kitchen. That’s it. Source
Everyone mixes the hours time to time yeah! But what about people who have difficulties remembering on which day they are? Dayclock is a fun gift which will make your room ironically smarter.
We know that it is stupid but a unique idea. So we support it
Here are 2 cool gadget ways to show your appreciation to your family doctor whether he/she saved your life by doing an important surgery or just given some vitamins to fight against your influenza.
The first one is a brain lamp originated from an MR brain scan at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. The image was processed through a 3D-printer, and the result is just very impressive. Design by Alexander Lervik.
So, we go down from brain and reach to spine. Yeah, if we think that
doctors read much to develop their knowledge and skills further, the
spine lamp perfectly suits to our proposed logic.
Via Impact Lab
Mexican designers Javier Henriquez and Sebastian Lara from the design studio eos mexico really made a good job stimulating our corralative minds playing with black, white and birds. As for me, I suddenly imagined the legendary movies The Crow (Eventhough they don’t look like crows) and Hitchcock’s The Birds.
Ok, we all know about that ASCII portraits of Mona Lisa, Elvis and other images for many years in our computers. Even some talented people developed programs for generating these kind of images automatically by ASCII. Nienke Sybrandy has made a further step by pressing ASCII art on a usual curtain. From distance it looks like a beautiful tree. When you approach you understand that all are just ASCII characters. A good unique application of well-known concept.
Here is also another interesting concept that we reviewed before : Magnetic Curtains