Friday, October 30, 2009

Crazy Camera Concept

The fact that it is only a concept must be off-putting to photographers whose mouths can't help but water at the sight of this Nova DSLR camera. Erin Fong designed this camera so photographers would have more versatility while in the field or in the studio.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Eggcellent Designs ~ Tired Joke

You no longer have to wait for the Easter bunny to have your pick of stylish eggs. EggStasy Creations is a company that takes jumbo sized ostrich eggs and crafts them into practical objects like lamp shades, or simply etches designs onto their surface for a creative artistic look.

Monday, October 19, 2009

The Fun Thing About Design Is...

A theory has been proposed circulating around the idea of "fun." That is to say that something as simple as fun is the easiest way to change people’s behavior for the better. This theory though, is crafted through a design catalyst. Thefuntheory[dot]com has taken this idea and developed a contest around it to see who can design the "funnest" concept in order to change people's behavior for the better.

Illustration & Modern Adaptation

It comes as no surprise that with emerging advances in design and technology, designers will tend to slip away from old practices. This is not the case for Matt Stanton. As an avid illustrator, he has adapted his skills and revived old techniques to impact the future of design in his own way. Currently, he has been working on customizable shoe designs for anyone who seeks his services.

[Stanton Shoes Unlimited]

Reinventing The Wheel

Do you recall the literal (and proverbial) "ups-and-downs" that came with learning how to ride a bike? The excitement, the fear, the bruises, and of course the falls. Well learning how to bicycle just became easier for first timers. Gyrobike, a small company from San Francisco, has rendered the need for training wheels obsolete. They have developed a product they call the Gyrowheel, which senses unbalanced biking and re-centers the bike underneath the rider’s weight at the point when tipping starts to occur. Now first time riders are able to experience a faster, safer, and easier way to learn to ride a bike.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Burton Goes From Film To Fashion

Keeping true to his cinematic style, Tim Burton has transcended the screen and landed on the runway. However, Burton does not actually have any formal training in fashion design. Instead, he has composed some of the most visually stunning looks by piecing together individual elements taken from high end fashion. Essentially, Burton is manufacturing his own creations by redesigning design itself.

Desktop > Laptop > Netbook > Rolltop?

This device concept is years ahead of its time. Designed by Orkin, the Rolltop is an all-in-one gadget that transforms to function as a 13-inch notebook, and a 17-inch multi-touch tablet or monitor. What makes the Rolltop so innovative is its ability to roll up into an ultra-portable compact cylinder. This is possible with the emerging OLED technology.

Liu Hidden In Plain View

Inspired by the changing hues of certain animals, Liu Bolin creates puzzling pieces of art by exploiting the principles of camouflage. In each photograph, Bolin situates himself in such a way that he becomes "lost" within the frame of the image. Though some are more convincing than others, he has effectively succeeded in blending in with his surroundings.

PhotoSketch: The Web 3.0 Rapture & Graphic Design Apocalypse

Get ready for a career change. Tao Chen's PhotoSketch just may eliminate the availability of graphic design jobs in the market. Essentially, the PhotoSketch operates as follows: the software takes any rough sketch (with the shape of each element labeled with its name), finds images corresponding to each drawn element, judges which are a best suited to match the rough shapes, and then seamlessly merges all the components into a single image. Cutting corners never looked so easy.