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September 4, 2009 Posted by | Architecture, Art, Articles, Cars, Concept, Design, Eco, Events, Film, Furniture, Gadgets, Girls, Mobile, Music, News, Products, Science, Shoes, Software, Sports, StartUps, Technology, Video, Watches | | Leave a comment

The Prince of Mars

Le Petit Prince by Martin Miklica

Little Prince machines are programmed to act with full life! They are made for Mars, each one holding a plant, caring for it as it finds a place more hospitable than itself. Each on these little pods is also capable of speaking with the others, learning as one unit, creating a huge collective consciousness of Prince knowledge!

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This design is one of the finalists in the 2009 Electrolux Design Lab.

Designer: Martin Miklica

September 1, 2009 Posted by | Concept, Design, Eco, Science, Technology | Leave a comment

Conceptual Watch by Max Germano

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Concept watch by Max Germano makes perfect sense. It fits across the back-of-the-palm and its selling points are easy access to the dial, and a clear view to the heart-rate, stats etc. The flip-side is that it could compromise the grip of the racket or whatever it is that you are holding as the straps may interfere. However, since the watchband is made from super-soft elastomer, it just may-be comfy.

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Designer: Max Germano

September 1, 2009 Posted by | Concept, Watches | Leave a comment

BMW Vision EfficientDynamics

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The Vision EfficientDynamics Concept that BMW will show in Frankfurt in a couple of weeks. The new concept is a plug-in hybrid with a three cylinder turbo-diesel engine. BMW claims a 0-62 mph time of 4.8 seconds while scoring 62.6 mpg (U.S.) on the EU combined test cycle. The concept uses a 1.5-liter turbodiesel, it is rated at a hefty 163 hp with peak torque of 214 lb-ft. The engine is paired with a 6-speed DCT derived from the unit used in the M3 and Z4.

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VIA: Autoweek

August 31, 2009 Posted by | Cars, Concept, Design | 1 Comment

The D-CATCHER

D-catcher Clothes Drier by Tian Lingrui

Here’s a solution to a problem I didn’t even know existed. It’s not uncommon to see lines of clothes strung up over balconies even in the most densely populated areas. It presents a problem for anyone who lives on the lower levels because their balcony becomes an instant pool from all the water dripping from clothes hung above. The D-CATCHER not only keeps garments stretched for even drying, but also collects all the water inside a tube for reclamation.

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Designer: Tian Lingrui

August 27, 2009 Posted by | Concept | Leave a comment

Maptor – Portable Map Projector

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Maptor is this wonderful combination of a map and projector that (predictably) projects the desired map onto any surface. Palm of the hand, floor, and walls included. What I really fancy about it, is its size. Small enough to pass off as a lipstick (or a chapstick for you guys), the device is discreet enough for you to quickly hop into a quiet corner, check for directions and make your way forth. All this without anyone knowing that you are lost or need help!

Another good thing about the Maptor is that it has GPS included; as a result there is this big red arrow on the map that points to your current location. Therefore getting your bearings and charting your course is easy.

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Maptor – Map and Projector Device by Jin-sun Park and Seonkeun Park

Designers: Jin-Sun Park and Seon-keun Park

August 26, 2009 Posted by | Concept, Design | Leave a comment

The Ultimate Clean Toilet

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The ultimate clean toilet is specially designed to be used for public toilets since they are normally dirty. The concept is consisting of two systems, one is the urinal part and the other is the toilet part. Male users can easily use the urinal part and if they want to use the toilet part, a button is there on the top of it which will allow the user to turn it around. Moreover, the toilet features UV light system and hot system inside for comprehensive sterilization. The sleek design and functional shape of this toilet will surely enhance the elegance and usability of a public toilet.

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Designer : Young Sang Eun

August 26, 2009 Posted by | Concept | Leave a comment