Modern gadgets would agree with USB wall sockets

Most of the gadgets we use these days, or those which are being produced, make use of USB power for charging, and not just for connecting to the computer. With the proliferation of such devices, it only makes sense that USB sockets become more readily available, and less dependent on other devices like computers or even USB hubs. With that, we come to the premise of USB Wall Socket concept.

Ostoure concept gets its inspiration from aircrafts, and history

Ostoure concept bike has its form inspired by aircrafts and the Persepolis. An unlikely combination for inspiration of course, but one with results that look good. The street bike concept goes pretty high-tech, with the HUD indicator embedded in the helmet, which features speakers, and displays information like fuel level and speed. As visible from the images, the handles are placed in somewhat of a non-conventional way. The vertical handles would probably aid aerodynamics, while keeping the bike true to its aircraft inspiration.

Via: The Design Blog, Dvice

Instant Cartridge Printer: A disposable printer concept

Instant Cartridge Printer is an idea inspired by disposable cameras. Potential customers can use the instant printer depending upon their requirement of speed, quality and the paper size. The printer itself is powered by an internal battery, and to get the environment friendly touch, it includes recyclable paper for packing, and certain recyclable parts in the printer itself. The concept from Yuexun Chen and Chia-Chen Hsiao is interesting, no doubt, but if your printing needs are minimal enough, we’d suggest some other option as a better choice to buying printers that simply add up to our e-waste mountain.

Via: Yanko Design

Space Invader Couch

The Space Invader couch is a design from Igor Chak, and will probably send our arcade-game-loving-nostalgia into a tizzy. As far as we are concerned, a Space Invader shaped couch is good enough, though for the boring details, the designer sees it all made of leather and lined with comfortable memory foam. Sadly, this is just a concept and unlikely to reach the realm of reality.

Via: Tuvie

Nadia digital camera gives no preview, tells you how ‘aesthetic’ the shot was

Mostly, digital cameras have a live preview that lets you see how good the shot went. The Nadia digital camera however, isn’t a fan of letting us week humans decide on the quality of the image, therefore, the camera does not include an LCD display or a viewfinder. What it does give you though, is a judgement of the aesthetic value of your shot, a percentage as the “aesthetic reading” is what the camera shows.

Grifo IR10 concepts follow the line of pure Italian supercars

Grifo IR10 concepts seek to remain true to the form of “pure Italian super cars” that ruled the roads in the ’70s. Created as successors the Iso Grifo, the concepts carry the name IR10 as the last Grifos to reach the road were IR8 and IR9. The concepts from designers Davide Panarella, Luigi Santibacci, and Patrick Sincich include the Iso IR10 coupe and the IR10 Spider. Both concepts strive to be true to their lineage, but manage to include modern technology into the mix as well.

Bicycle powered washing machine

Bicycle powered washing machine is an idea that can seem both insane and excellent. A concept from designer Mitch Shivers of the Philippines, the washing machine uses the motion of the bicycle as means to complete its washing duties. A 30 gallon steel drum with a built-in washing system is attached to the bike, and as the bike moves, so does the drum, washing the clothes. So there’s an environment-friendly way to washing clothes, but of course it adds a lot of stress and weight to normal bicycling, and a weird-ish sidecar to take care of.

Via: TheDesignBlog

Airbus shows its vision of the future airplane with a concept

Airbus recently displayed its vision for the future of airplanes, what airplanes could be like in 20-30 years. Use of lightweight “intelligent” materials in the construction of the plane was pretty much expected, since a lot of concepts refer to them and these materials actually do have a lot of potential. Other highlights for the ultra-long concept passenger plane include slim wings, semi-embedded engines, and a U-shaped tail.