We say beauty lies in simplicity, and the beauty of technology lies in making arduous looking tasks easy. Paris based designer Charlie Nghiem has created the Rotor Digital Camera. The concept does away entirely with buttons, using a stacked cylinder for operations instead.
Creative studio Bel&Bel loves to make furniture out of automobiles, cars and scooters. We find their line of Vespa seats to be so very cool. These seats are made from parts of the classic Piaggio Vespa scooter, now fitted to work well and comfortably as a real kick-ass chair. Chairs are made from numerous parts of the Vespa, most prominent being its front panel that shows up clear as day and shines in the glory of its unique design that some may call nostalgic.
Apparently, the Skipark 360° designed by C.F. Moller will be a “green” ski resort. Granted, it will be all powered by renewable energy resources like geothermal, solar, wind and hydropower, but we doubt an artificially created slope could ever be really eco-friendly, green-gimmicks aside.
We are all very familiar with high rise structures going out to touch the sky, and those skyscrapers now have something of an alt-ego in the Earthscraper concept, a building that goes into the ground rather than aiming towards the sky.
Layovers during flights are plain punishments that keep tired and sleep-starved passengers sitting hopelessly and staring at the clock. Sleepbox won’t magically improve everything, but it might help to take the edge off the wait. Each Sleepbox is about four meters square each, and could be placed at airports to provide commuters a few hours of rest as they wait for the next flight.
A design for the future, Project Utopia by BMT Nigel Gee and Yacht Island Design, this Yacht Island keeps its priorities straight. It looks fair and square into the future, giving up conventional naval design for what the “future” might hold. Project Utopia was not designed as a yacht you travel the oceans in, instead, it is more of a solitary, pleasurable and luxurious getaway destination.
Well that might be a long shot, because lets face it, fish don’t really enjoy the tiny confined space. On the other hand, this fishbowl will give them at least something to enjoy, while their human masters enjoy the implied landscape a lot more than the fish that swim in the bowl. Made by Gaia & Gino, the fishbowl is made of handblown glass, holds 2.5 gallons of water and while ostensibly enjoying the mountain landscape. They are taking pre-orders for $140.
Dyson made fans go sexy with the Bladeless Fan. Now they’re making a space heater around the same idea. Like the fan, this heater is a ring, although this one is going for a warm glow for your room. The space heater does not have any exposed heating elements. Air is sucked in quietly from the base, heated in the body, and let out through the face. That is one sexy heater. Also, it is one expensive heater at $400.
Mercedes unveiled its idea of the future with the F125 Concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show. F125 concept is a futuristic zero emission vehicle powered by hydrogen. The car is propelled by a hydrogen-electric hybrid engine and the fuel tank is the body of the car itself! Driving range for the concept is 650 miles, which beats competition by far. Especially since these won’t be throwing out any exhausts at all.
Apart from cars that obviously make grand appearances at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Audi decided to showcase an indoor test track built by the automaker in conjunction with German firm Schmidhuber + Partner. Audi Ring is 100 meters long, 70 meters wide, and 12 meters high and features 400 meters long test track where visitors get the joy of experiencing current and future vehicles in a ride-along.