It is the automobile season, with numerous auto shows coming our way. In preparation for the Tokyo Motor Show, Honda has come up with this tiny concept car they call the Micro Commuter. True to its name, the Micro Commuter is a tiny, electricity powered car aimed primarily at urban commuters who would just not turn to carpooling, despite all its advantages.
Multi sockets happen to be quite rigid when it comes to use. And lets face it, we love modularity if only for the feeling of adding and removing units at our own whims. Socket Like Brick design from Chih-Yao Chen offers a modular power strip, allowing users to add new sockets to the existing brick as per requirement.
One of the highlights of the annual LA Auto Show are the automobile concepts from the Design Challenge that accompany it. This year’s concepts moved around the idea of “Hollywood’s Hottest New Movie Car.” Of course, the idea saw quite a few interesting concepts, one of them being the Honda IH.
Honey bees are a very important part of our ecosystem, but for the past few years their colonies have been in a decline leading to drastically reduced bee population. Strangely, bees seem to be doing better in urban areas than in the countryside. For those concerned with the well being of our tiny friends, this new product from Philips may be something of a help.
Designed by Benedetto Papi, the Pac-in-time watch has an obvious inspiration from the classic Pacman game. The watch uses a yellow and black disc combo to tell time having Pacman’s mouth work as the arms of the watch.
The last time we saw Antrepo minimize product packaging, they stripped it off all colors and effects to leave the product at just the logo and name. For the second round, these guys have gone further, losing even the logo to write the name in a very simple font. We guess there’s a win for minimalism in there (somewhere).
Water and ice are things at a premium in most deserts, whereas sunlight is generally abundant in these areas. It is unlikely for any device to magically conjure heaps of water for the desert, though the SunGlacier does try pretty hard at the job. It is a 200 m2 elm-leaf shaped structure with a photovoltaic cell covered underbelly that creates power for the condenser to keep the leaf at a cooler temperature.
Flip Clocks, they’re freakin’ cool, and having one for the wrist would be kind of amazing. I’m not quite sure if flip watches have actually ever existed, so that kind of makes this concept quite desirable. Designed by Gordon for TokyoFlash Design, the watch kind of goes with its retro inspiration to show time in all its mechanical glory. And we totally dig that.
According to the laws of the universe written at the time of the Big Bang, things are supposed to go AWOL for absolutely no reason while we desperately try to find them. Keys, tv remote and pens are the worst offenders that love to go invisible at just the time they would be needed.