March 2, 2009
Lit Studios have now taken the production of mirrors to a new dizzying heights. The brainchild of Alpay Kasal and Sam Ewen, is an interactive mirror which uses Human Computer Interaction technology. Using your finger like a mouse you can manipulate the mirror to see what clothes would look like on you, play games, or you can decorate it to match any room. At the moment the only way to get hold of one is to contact Lit Studios as no cost or retail information is available. Photos of it in use.
January 23, 2009
The other day I saw a woman get hit by a truck while she was riding her bike. She laid next to her bike, unable to move before she was rushed to the hospital. I hope she is okay, and that products like this will help prevent bike accidents. Unfortunately there is no word on price or availability. [via]
May 9, 2008
Designed by Sovrappensiero from Milano, Italy. Each candle lasts 25 minutes and has a different scent. Before each candle dies it ignites the next in sequence. It’s one of five projects for blind people showcased at Salone del Mobile in Milano.
January 6, 2008
Sometimes a concept comes along and its such a fantastic idea you wonder “why the hell didn’t I think of this??” Introducing the Napkin PC Concept by designer Avery Holleman. The Napkin PC is designed to be used in a business environment to help groups collaborate on various designs or documents simultaneously. Data is sent to the multi-touch e-paper via the pen by RF and has the ability to communicate to all the various tablets. Unfortunately this is only a concept so we probably will never see an actual production unit, but it is nice to see that designers are finally starting to think outside the box for PC designs.
September 24, 2007
This year at the Tokyo Motor Show, Honda will be showing off their newest concept motorcycle. The EVO6 is powered by a 1832-cc horizontally opposed six-cylinder modified for performance from the Honda Gold Wing. A stock Gold Wing can pump out 118-hp and the EVO6 is only half of the Gold Wings dry weight. This bike is sure to fetch some serious speed, if Honda would only bring it into production. [via] View high-res images.
August 21, 2007
We like all things handy and this door handle is no exception. It was designed by Naomi Thellier de Poncheville. Made in France, the HAND-LE was featured at Designers Block 2006 during the London Design Festival. Currently it is only a prototype, there is no word yet on pricing nor availability.
August 6, 2007
This is one of the craziest announcements I have ever heard and if it turns out to be true it could change the world. Apparently scientist have figured out how to reverse energy fields and allow any two objects to repel each other using no electrical charge. While im not certain on all the technical terms, apparently scientists have been able to reverse the Casimir force allowing objects to repel one another rather than be attracted. Now the implications of this new discovery would allow for frictionless machines with moving parts that actually levitate, however in principle we could also levitate bigger object such as person or aircraft. Unfortunately this is still in the earliest forms of development and it will be some time before we will be able to levitate anything
June 19, 2007
The new Golf GTI W12 650 is a new concept from Volkswagen and it is one hell of a car. The GTI is by far the most extreme example of cuztomization in a volkswagen I have ever seen. The 650 has a 6.0L biturbo W12 mounted behind the front seats and puts out an oustanding 650hp and over 530ft lbs of torque. All that power is mounted to a 6-speed automatic DSG tranmission and some extra large tires. This powerful GTI has a claimed top speed of 325 km/h (201mph) and a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) of 3.7 seconds. In addition to the engine the entire car has been fitted with tons of carbon fibre in an effort to reduce the cars overall weight. However unfortunately this is a pure concept car and VW has no plans to put it into productionPhotos, and Press Release – Read the rest of this entry »
June 19, 2007
This is a new 30cm Fan and Heatsink Combo that was recently showcased at Computex 2007 as a concept design of a new cooling solution. The point of such a large cooling fan is that the larger the fan the slower it need to rotate to efficiently cool the heatsink. Therefore with a huge 30cm fan it will turn fairly slowly yet still be able to push enough air to cool just about anything. In addition the slow rotation of the fan allows for it to run nearly silent while providing plenty of airflow. Unfortunately this is purely a concept design so not much is known about it but I am glad to see new and innovative coolers and heatsink still being developedPhotos – Read the rest of this entry »
June 7, 2007
This beautiful laptop is a prototype developed by Intel dubbed the Metro. It is the worlds thinnest laptop 0.7 inches thick and weighing 2.2lbs, however is not for sale. It travels with Intel to various trade shows to show developers what can be done with todays technology. This laptop has two displays; the main one is a LED-backlit LCD, and the outer display is made from e-ink and can be used to view your email, calendar, and other information even when the laptop’s off. Hopefully more laptops like this actually come to production. Read the rest of this entry »