Flashkus flash drive concept stores data in cardboard


Flashkus concept flash drives are simple cardboard packages for holding the data. Envisioned by studio Art Lebedev, these disposable flash enjoy company of their peers in cardboard, and when you need to store data, you simply pull one off the board and use it. You can write information about the data directly on the drive (it is cardboard). Made from cardboard, these drives obviously won’t have a long life unless you’re utterly careful with them, so the idea of disposable drives can stick. But unless they’re dirt cheap as compared to contemporary drives, a disposable flash drive makes little sense.

Via: Art Lebedev, technabob

Mobile phone and tablet that can also cook, whip and drill


Apps play an important role in mobile devices these days, basically allowing phones and tablet computers to lend themselves to customization and for users to get the best out of these devices. These apps though, are limited to software application, limited by the character of the gadgets themselves. What if the apps could get some “physical” work done as well. That happens to be the area explored by Vil Tsimenzin‘s latest design, the PRAX concepts. The mobile phone and tablet for the “Practical Apps Optimization Enabled Devices” (PAOE) enable these gadgets to do physical work as well.

BMW shows the Vision ConnectedDrive for Geneva Auto Show


BMW will show its vision for the future, the tech loaded Vision ConnectedDrive concept at the Geneva Motor Show. The new concept car is a move forward from the EfficientDynamics concept BMW showed earlier. ConnectedDrive is a topless electric car packed with BMW’s advanced driver assistance and mobility networking systems. The automaker hasn’t released the full set of specs yet, those will probably come along as the auto show draws closer.

Via: Autoblog

Nokia’s Windows Phone 7 concept mobile phone


Nokia and Microsoft have gotten cosy, Symbian’s been sent to its grave, and Windows 7 is now Nokia’s preferred OS. Yes, that was quite a bit of action, and apparently, these are the mobile phone concepts that Nokia may be creating based on Windows 7. So yes, Nokia and Microsoft have been working together, and it seems they may be able to do something right.

Via: Engadget

Environment friendly Paper Tube chair and the shiny Interlux chair from Manfred Kielnhofer


The seating designs from artist Manfred Kielnhofer are unique and intriguing at the same time. The Paper Tube chair is an environmentally friendly chair that utilizes recycled paper in the creation of the tubes. Made in 2002, the paper tube chair has made an appearance at several events, which would be a testimony to its longevity.

Interlux chair, while with looks quite similar to the paper tube chair is a lot more shiny and bright. Transparent tubes on the chair have long neon contained, which gives the chair its light, and since the color of the light can be changed, the color of the chair can suit your mood or ambient lighting.

Pixel Wall concept lets you create easy new designs for your wall


Pixel Wall concept from designer Amirkhan Abdurakhmanov claims to give you the power to change not just the color, but even the looks of walls in your place. The concept would allow you to arrange the patterns on the wall to create something of your liking, and when you’re in the mood for a different setting, simply play around with the tiles on the wall to get a new look.

This coffin couch ought to spice up the living room


We can’t think of a reason why we shouldn’t be resting our hinds on a couch that has the appearance of a coffin; except that it’s friggin’ creepy and weird. Get this: it’s been made out of an 18 gauge steel coffing. It happens to be a luxury item by virtue of being handmade, airbrushed, covered in black Italian leather, and a laser engraved ID plaque. The Heretic couch is a limited edition item with just three set to be made. Couple it with The Thing and a few more spooky elements, and you’ll have the Addam’s Family living room. Costs $4500.

Via: LuxuryLaunches