Pontiac Solstice II concept car from designer Dejan Hristov is a design study that envisions a futuristic Solstice. The concept has strong lines, edges, and creases. We’ll go on to say it seems to have more creases than an unpressed shirt, but that’s a different story. At the front, the concept has vertical headlights, and the same creased hood as the rear. Just to make matters a bit more spicy, the designer has included a targa top for the car.
An independent design concept from Yuhan Zhang, Volkswagen Aqua Curvy Hovercraft concept is a futuristic all-terrain hovercraft that can easily maneuver on lakes, rivers and coastal waters, to the roads, wetlands and snow and ice alike. Four electric fans/motors provide the necessary thrust to the vehicle, drawing power from a hydrogen fuel cell.
First impression can make a big impact. So can a creative business card. These creative business cards were created by Joshua M. Smith for his business.
Minimalist and sweet looking lamp designed by Zhao Liping.
Ecco is a futuristic concept car in love with the idea of comfort and zero emissions. Designed by adNau, the concept car gets a bit of inspiration from the Airstream or the VW Camper, in the sense that it can become the “home” of the traveler during the journey. When parked, the car can expand to provide more space and comfort to the passengers.
Panasonic and eight other companies have teamed up to create a super green township in Japan. To be built on 19 hectares of a former Panasonic plant, the city will include the best of modern green technology and town planning. Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town aims to reduce CO2 emissions by 70% as compared to 1990 levels. The township will be home to nearly 3000 people, with about 1000 homes and other buildings relying chiefly on solar energy for power, possibly along with home fuel cells.
Putting the old into the new, the O2 lamps have a solid walnut or solid maple base, treated with teak oil and hold two Edison vintage carbon filament bulbs. Designed by Alper Nakri, the lamps are handcrafted into their unique shape and style. We don’t know much, except we just love the look of the Edison carbon filament lamps.
Beat is a gesture controlled music player that tracks your performance while running and gives you easier to use controls for your music player. Designed by Adrien Guenette, Beat won’t have you trying to operate a touchscreen with sweaty fingers while running, or trying to get hold of buttons while running. It has an intuitive gesture controlled interface to let you control the music player easy without having to interrupt your regime. The concept is a sleek wristwatch-ring combo.
Boris Bally makes chairs and tables out of traffic signs. Though recycled street signs make up a major part of his work, the artist also incorporates weapon parts and other found materials in his work. Edges of the furniture are rounded off for a smooth finish and avoided cuts. Since multiple signs may go into the construction of each piece, no two are alike.
Banking on the idea that touch interfaces are the best way for humans to interact with a machine, designers Jun-se Kim, Yonggu Do and Eunha Seo developed a concept for the Ecopad tablet PC. The environmentally friendly tablet does not rely on an external power source to charge it up. It makes use of a layer of piezoelectric crystals just under the screen to generate the requisite power for the device. Of course, piezoelectric tech will have to go a long way for an idea like this to ever see the face of production.