Arts & Design

Syntes Domino Phone is no game

In an exercise to integrate old game playing and mobile technology, Domino Phone concept from Syntes Studio is a real storyteller. Everything from its packaging to its keypad is themed to remind us of how we used to feel when we whipped out the old dominoes set. In our world full of high-tech silver metal styled cellphones, the Domino Phone ...

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The Dark Blade case mod looks like alien hardware

We’ve seen the king of all case mods and we are bowing down in appreciation of The Dark Blade. The project started in 2004, so the case was a work in progress for over 3 years. We are proud to say the final product was worth the long wait. Everything from its base to its excellent lighting system oozes with ...

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So Watt!: Environmental design competition brews up ideas for the future

Our planet’s environment is definitely one of the hot topics of the moment. Two days ago, a bunch of designers came together to discuss what possibilities could help save our environment from serious endangerment. One of those design concepts was so impressive, we had to share it. This concept suggests adding a wind mill onto the iconic Statue of Liberty. ...

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The QW RTY K ybo r has no ” ” or ” “

Take a look at this keyboard. What do you see that is slightly off about it? It looks like an everyday QWERTY Keyboard, except it is made without an E, an A, a D, or an I. Are these the 4 most commonly used letters or something? While there seems to be no explanation for the redesign, this keyboard would ...

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Conference Bike is a ride for seven

[ev type=”youtube” data=”4cDDBM9gJts”][/ev] Not even your boss enjoys having a conference inside a dull office room when the weather is nice outside. If you know that your boss would much rather be doing something outdoors, you might want to suggest the Conference Bike, a bicycle that takes 7 people for a pleasant ride. This is also good for those who ...

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Storage in Stairs: The coolest thing since sliced bread

I can’t even begin to explain how much clutter fills my house at the moment. With the ever growing stream of gadgets I have flowing into my house, I’m simply running out of room to put shit. This ingenious design from Vogue Living Australia installs drawers into your stairs, allowing for a completely optimal use of space. We’re sick of ...

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Cellphone has no buttons to press, but plenty of holes to play with

Continuing their “design fiction”, which was first shown with The Pebble MP3 Player, nonobject in conjunction with branko Lukic presents their touchless cellphone design, Tarati. The Tarati concept design features no buttons, but holes you pass your finger through to activate the keys. Tarati “beckons” the user to reach out and touch someone, without having to actually touch the person. ...

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Throw away the stylus: Finger tip controlled interface coming soon

One thing that has always turned us off about PDA’s is the inaccurate control the touch screens actually grant you. They hand you a stylus and send you on your way, but they neglect to tell you that the touch control does more messing up than it does controlling. Some researchers for Microsoft over in Redmond are working on a ...

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Typo-Vac recycles an old typewriter and makes magic

Designer Chris Demino started this project with one problem in mind. Taking an old product and turning it into a functional product. The result is the Typo-Vac, an old typewriter which has been converted into a working vacuum cleaner. Concept design has taken a turn to the recycling of old products, and some of these ideas are ingenious. The Typo-Vac ...

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Nokia handheld concept has removable keyboard

A newly released patent reveals a new handheld device from Nokia which comes with a removable QWERTY keypad. The patent describes a UMPC device with dual touchscreens and a keyboard that sits on top of one of the screens until it is needed. They keyboard will slide out when needed for texting or web surfing. When the keyboard is removed, ...

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