Set to come up in China’s Chongqing mountain area, the Eco Bridge is a structure we’d like more constructions to emulate. Life would be easier if all structures were built with a slight thought towards aesthetics as well, rather than just a hurry to complete the darned construction. Designed by Taranta Creations, the Eco Bridge is designed to be a slight match to its surroundings, rather than appearing as an ugly anomaly. It follows after dragon’s shape. A grid shaped roof on the bridge acts as a sun reflector and also adds to its aesthetics.
Lamborghini Mantis concept envisions a somewhat “tame” Lamborghini and we guess that’s what made designer Hazael Estrada choose the name, which is a departure of Lamborghini’s tradition of naming cars after bulls. The Mantis concept has a slightly futuristic design, and a very aerodynamic body that can apparently adjust with the airflow to stay aerodynamic. The designer envisions this car as a hybrid with a combustion engine powering the rear wheels while two separate electric motors power each front wheel.
Linger a Little Longer table and bench set loves having humans over. So much, that it apparently misses them after they have left. UK-based designer Jay Watson gave the table a thermochromatic finish, making it respond to body temperature. Once the people sitting on the table have moved, the change to the thermo-chromatic paint stays on for a while, giving the set its name and unique style.
We like design ideas that take us to a new clean, green world. We’re also intrigued by the fact that as awesome as these ideas look and sound, they sometimes seem to lack pragmatism to a certain degree. But they do make up for that in utopian vision and style, so we’re absolutely cool with that.
Minus 8 Watches are the brand new designs to come out of the mind of Dana Krieger at Astro Studios. The name is a pointer towards the US West Coast, whose time zone is 8 hours behind the UTC or the universal standard time. Krieger sees the watches as a perfect homage to the design and style of the west coast, and towards the very understanding of time.
Kids, it is important to protect yourself from the rain, but it is equally important to have logical solutions rather than going the way of overdoing things. And this brings us to the topic on hand, the raincoat/umbrella hybrid.
Nokia seems to be on the right path of innovation. Their new smartphones sound pretty good, and the ideas they have for the future seem to be pretty enticing as well. Nokia displayed this flexible smartphone prototype at the Nokia World 2011 in London. The phone maker calls it the “Nokia Kinetic Device” and it appears content and display on the device screen can be changed by flexing the OLED display.
The Business Self Defence Kit is a set of concealed pocket sized weapons that can be virtually indistinguishable from conventional office objects. It is only when these things get into action that it becomes apparent how deadly they are. The kit includes pepper spray, knives, brass knuckles and even a whistle. There is no harm in staying prepared. Designed by Hoang Nguyen and Anh Nguyen for CreativeSession.
Danish bread manufacturer Kohberg has got it right. There is absolutely no reason why bread should be packed any other way. And I bet the packing makes them taste better. Kohberg created this package to raise awareness and funds for the Danish Cancer Society, in a battle against breast cancer.