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Tag Archives: Concept

This Business Card Doubles As A Ring Sizer

Business Card - Ring Measure

The road to the perfect proposal is a tough one. But before you drop down to one knee, there’s the matter of getting the ring made. Obviously asking for your significant other’s ring size gives everything away, so German ring maker Marrying and ad agency Jung von Matt/Alster teamed up to created the Ring Stick.

It looks like a business card, so you can carry it around 24/7 without raising suspicion while waiting for the opportunity to roll it around her finger so you can get her ring size. Continue Reading

Thirsty? Eat This: Ooho Water Blobs

Ooho Water Blob

Water bottles add to the bulk of trash that’s already overflowing in most landfills. Thing is, people still need their hydration on the go and some just can’t be bothered with water jugs. The alternative? These edible blobs filled with water created up by three London-based industrial design students Rodrigo García González, Pierre Paslier, and Guillaume Couche.

It’s called the Ooho and it’s a membrane made up of a compound formed from brown algae and calcium chloride. The gel-like substance is able to hold water and eliminates the need for non-biodegradable containers because, as mentioned earlier, it’s edible.

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Every Pizza Hut Should Have This: NFC-Enabled Tables That Let You Choose Toppings

Pizza Hut Concept Table

 

Nothing beats pizza, fresh out of the oven. But waiting for the pie to be served can be a drag, especially if you’re starving and happen to be dining at a pizza place that’s filled to the brim with other equally-hungry diners.

In a quest to make the ordering and waiting process less of a pain, Pizza Hut teamed up with Chaotic Moon Studios to come up with this concept for an interactive NFC-enabled table. It’s essentially a gargantuan, table-sized tablet that hooks up to diners’ smartphones via NFC. It transforms into an interactive menu where you and your companions can choose what toppings you want on your pizza.

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Flexibler is an Umbrella That Stands

Standing Umbrella

There are many reasons why most people prefer folding, automatic umbrellas. For one, they’re more compact and expand with a simple push of a button. They’re less of a pain to carry around and you don’t have to deal with one problem that people with regular umbrellas have: trying to make it stand when it’s prompted against a wall or table.

Solving this first-world problem are Liang-Hock Poh and Ming-Hung Lin, who came up with the Flexibler. It’s basically an umbrella with a flexible, adjustable handle that you can bend and twist this way and that to stabilize it when you want to make it stand.

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A New Kind of SMS: Smoke Messaging Service?

iPhone Smoke Signals Case

 

Back in the day, our ancestors used to communicate to one another using nothing but smoke signals. Now you can do as what they did in the past (with slight modifications) with the SMS case, with SMS standing for “smoke messaging service.” It’s a case designed by Dennis de Bel which hides a chamber filled with lamp oil inside.

When the button on the side is pressed, the case heats the lamp oil up to produce wispy clouds of smoke. Of course, in order to respond via smoke as well, others will also have to have an SMS case or another contraption that can produce smoke.

Seems a little backward in this day and age of instant communication, so maybe that’s one point Dennis wanted to touch on with his project.

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Pill Watch Makes Sure You Never Miss Taking Your Meds

Pill Watch

You’ll never forget to take another dosage of your meds with the Pill Watch strapped on your wrist. It’s a one-of-a-kind timepiece that has a small, built-in compartment where you can store one of your pills for back-up, just in case you accidentally left your pill box at home and need to take your meds.

It’s a watch, first and foremost, so the face displays the current time. It also comes with a pulse measuring feature that might come in handy. When you’re ready to access the pill, just turn the face to reveal the compartment.

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iCup is an Apple Logo-Shaped Mug For Your iCoffee

iCup Mug

The iCup is a mug in the shape of Apple’s trademark bitten apple logo that comes with a matching saucer and spoon. The saucer isn’t just a plain old saucer, as it can be plugged into your MacBook via USB to heat up the plate, keeping your mug and its contents warm while you toil away on your computer.

The iCup was designed by Tomislav Zvonarić, who was inspired by his love for Apple. That much is clear in the small details you can see in his design, from the mug’s leaf handle to the tiny apple logo on the handle of the spoon.

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iWatch Concept is the Smartwatch That People Are Waiting For

iWatch Concept

 

As far as smartwatches go, Samsung’s Galaxy Gear was pretty much a disappointment. While rumors are currently flying around about the second generation of the Galaxy Gear, Apple has yet to unveil a smartwatch that integrates with their line of iPhones. So Todd Ham took it upon himself to come up with a concept design for the device while everyone waits for the official announcement.

Unlike most other concepts, Todd has come up with something that a lot of people would actually want in the actual iWatch. For example, it’s thin and sleek, and since it’s made from rubber, it’s light and not at all taxing on the wrist.

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Rocking Bench Lets You Rock to Your Heart’s Content

Rocking Bench

You’re too old for a rocking horse but you’re too young for a rocking chair. So have a seat on the Rocking Bench and rock out to your heart’s content. This unique piece of furniture was designed by Lanzavecchia and Wai with the goal of transforming something meant for kids (in this case, the rocking horse) into a refined piece of furniture for grown-ups.

The saddle provides added stability, although it isn’t the most comfortable thing in the world because of the lack of rests. The cool thing about their design is that they’ve also made a version that’s meant for two people.Continue Reading