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The Clock Clock

Posted in design, product design with tags , , , , , on June 11, 2009 by anonimiss

I love this clock made from 24 analogue clocks to act as a single digital display by making use of the clock hands to read the time. Its designed by Swedish designers Humans Since 1982 and is called – ‘The Clock Clock’.

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Can Deer Antlers Hold your Phone??

Posted in design, interior design, product design with tags , , , , , on December 18, 2008 by anonimiss

The Socket Deer designed by nendo made me smile…..These electrical outlet covers let you put your mobile phone on the wall as it recharges. The antlers are already the perfect shape to hold things, so the designers hardly had to modify the forms at all. The handsets are held tightly by the covers made of tough urethane rubber, which also protects the antlers from breakage should you bump into them. Socket-deer could also be used as a cover for light switches, and the antlers make an excellent hook for keys or accessories.

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Fold Away your Bicycle!

Posted in design, product design with tags , , , on December 16, 2008 by anonimiss

I liked this bicycle – Grasshopper – designed by David Gonçalves for the 12th International Bicycle Design Competition. The bike consists of a foldable electric city bike, which could be carried around as a trolley and recharged when at rest. Great idea, attractive solution.

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Expand your Bookcase

Posted in design with tags , , , , , on December 15, 2008 by anonimiss

Designer Reinier de Jong has designed this wonderfully simple bookcase that expands with your book collection. Loved it!
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How Flat is That??

Posted in design, product design with tags , , , , on November 14, 2008 by anonimiss

Flat Bulb designed by Korean designer Joonhuyn Kim,  has a volume that is 1/3 smaller than ordinary bulbs. Its unique the flat shape takes care of the problem of rolling away, faced by ordinary bulbs (consequently preventing breakage). But what really makes this bulb special is that it reduces the cost of packing and transport and its unique shape allows it an easy storage. Wow!

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Recycling A Pot of Honey – How Sweet is That??

Posted in graphic design, green, product design with tags , , , , , on October 15, 2008 by anonimiss

I love the packaging designed by The Partners for Stanley Honey that promotes the re-use of the clay plant pot to encourage more honey making in the future! It is eco-friendly without compromising on  the graphic aesthetic and is not just about selling the product, but an attempt to make it sustainable.

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Meaningful Dinnerware

Posted in design, product design with tags , , on October 14, 2008 by anonimiss

Mexican industrial designer Joel Escalona has designed this simple, yet forceful product called ‘Cultural Diversity’. The product is a set of dinnerware, designed to stack in a specific manner, producing a beautiful and meaningful pattern. The designer says, ‘This is a statement about cultural diversity, sowing that despite cultual distinctions, all men are created equal, and must be treated equal in all aspects of their daily lives – at school, at work, on the street and of course at dinner time.’ A wonderful thought indeed!

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LifeStraw – A Lifeline for Many…..

Posted in design, product design with tags , , , , on September 27, 2008 by anonimiss
Half of the world’s poor suffer from waterborne disease, and nearly 6,000 people – mainly children – die each day by consuming unsafe drinking water. My earlier post – Clean Drinking Water for All….. Is that a Viable Dream? talked about the issue of potable water for all, but from an urbanite’s point of view……about a nightmare coming true. But what most of us forget is that a major part of the world is living that nightmare ‘right now’! And that’s why I really appreciate attempts by companies to address the problem and come out with sustainable, viable solutions.
One such attempt is the LifeStraw® developed by Vestergaard Frandsen. The two products LifeStraw® Personal and LifeStraw® Family are complimentary point-of-use water filters – truly unique offerings that will help people obtain safe drinking water at home and outside – paving the way for swiftly and effectively accomplishing the VF and MDGs. LifeStraw® water purifiers have been developed as a practical way of preventing disease and saving lives, as well as achieving the Millennium Development Goal of reducing by one-half the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe water by the year 2015.


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A Star-struck Watch

Posted in design, product design with tags , , , on September 26, 2008 by anonimiss

The TIWE watch designed by Chinese designer Lv Zhongfang was inspired from the impressionistic memories of his childhood, “The Starry Starry Night, It’s fantastic and supernatural”. The digital watch uses an OLED display to imitate the universe and celestial body to recreate the way time is interpreted through playing with the spatial watch arrangement. The white round dots run randomly in space when not in use. When you want to know what’s the time, just shake it or hit the glass surface slightly and the time will show.

I love the starry sky myself, so no doubt, I love this watch as well……a wonderful concept where the user has to interact with the product for a result.

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A Recyclable Umbrella??

Posted in green, product design with tags , , , on September 25, 2008 by anonimiss

Another quirky but interesting design – this time an environment friendly umbrella ‘Eco-Brolly’ designed by Shiu Yuk Yuen to encourage the society to take part in recycling. It has a pocket size, lightweight frame designed to utilize anything that is lying around, it can reuse and adapt objects such as newspapers, cards and plastic bags and turn them into an umbrella. Though suitable for short distance travel, it can also be used for longer distance journeys by stabilizing at the ends. It can be quite handy as its compact if one has to deal with unpredictable weather. I Like!

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