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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
At the Domaine de Boisbuchet in France, fruits are delivered everyday in wooden crates, and since there is no use left of the crates once the fruits have reached, these were usually thrown away or burnt. Sergio Mendoza looked to reuse this wood, creating objects that would use this very wood as the main material. Finally, they crafted lamps from that wood, each of which takes just 60 minutes to construct and has a unique shape and style, owing to the unconventional origins.
Renderings of a search and rescue bot, created by designer Alp Germaner. The designer’s intention was to create the bot as a character, not a real life search and rescue robot. Checkout more at the designer’s portfolio.
As weird gadget designs go, this Asspeaker is very likely to be pumping out super weird farty sounds. It doesn’t just end at the weird shape, you’d be tapping and rubbing the butts to get this thing working. Tapping on the subwoofer will turn it on/off, and rubbing it with your hand will get the volume up/down. The small speakers connect to the subwoofer via Bluetooth. For added effect, the logo on the speakers has been designed to look like a tattoo. More images after the jump.