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Tag Archives: Concept

Roadless Wheel System is For All Terrains

Shape Shifting Wheel

It’s tough if you live in places where the roads are far from ideal. In areas where road conditions would make it difficult for vehicles with typical wheels to cross, the Roadless wheel system is a godsend. It’s essentially a shape-shifting wheel that can change in size and shape to fit a bevy of vehicles and to adjust to various road conditions.

Roadless was designed by Ackeem Ngwenya, who is a student in Innovation Design Engineering at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London. He was supposed to graduate last June but ran out of tuition money, so he took to Indiegogo with his graduation project with the goal of raising money to complete his studies and get the opportunity to develop Road further.

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Mini Movie Campy Packs a Theater Into a Tiny Camper

Dethleffs Mini Theater Camper

This camper looks just like a typical camper, except for the fact that it’s got an actual theater crammed into it. I kid you not–it actually has a big screen inside (well, the biggest screen that could be fit into it), along with plush chairs that’ll make you feel like you’re watching a movie in an actual theater.

Created by German camper manufacturer Dethleffs, this Mini Movie Campy was showcased at the recent Dusseldorf Caravan Salon. As you can see, they made the most out of the 12.2-foot-long (3.72-m) camper, equipping it with a huge 3D television, a surround sound system, and seven theater-style seats.Continue Reading

ALERT Staples: Every Office Needs These

Alert Staples

Everything’s all good until you run out of staples. What’s worse is when your office is truly out of staples because the guy in charge of supplies screwed things up. This happened last week at our office, and let me just say that the hour it took to buy staples was as tense as things can get in an otherwise boring office.

I’m sure it’s happened to you before: you’re stapling forms and documents, working up a good rhythm, until you hear that empty click that means your stapler is out of staples. Working to make sure that this doesn’t happen without your awareness is ALERT Staples. It’s a concept by Wei-Ling Hsu, Yu-Ren Lai, and Cyuan-Yi You, where your typical staple wires are inked with a red band at the edge.

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One Shot Transforms Into a Bike In Seconds

One Shot Bike

One Shot is the ultimate portable bike. It isn’t shaped like a typical bike, although it still rides like one. Obviously it’s not meant to be ridden on mountain trails either, judging by the size of the wheels on this thing. It is, first and foremost, a portable bike. It was designed to be used with the rail transit in mind, as the sleek design allows it to be stowed in the train when commuting.

Essentially, One Shot helps you get to the places where you need to be minus the emissions (if you were riding a car) and minus the sore legs (if you were walking or running the entire time.) It folds up easily into a trolley-type rolling case which you can lug around using the attached handle when you’ve reached the station or when you’re not using it for easy handling.

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Featuring the Men Who Love ‘My Little Pony': The ‘My Little Brony’ Doll

There’s just something about My Little Pony that gets to even the toughest of men. These fans are called bronies and they’re so m larger in number than you think. So much so that College Humor took it upon themselves to create their very own commercial for My Little Brony dolls, just because. They’re not as cute or adorable as the ponies–I mean, they’re bros, for crying out loud–but the fauxmercial is pretty hilarious.

Neck beard? Check. Brushable ponytail? Check. Yep, that’s My Little Brony in a nutshell for you.

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Living Cube Combines Several Rooms Into One

Living Cube

Designers are constantly coming up with ways to make the most out of a limited amount of space. The more people there are on this planet, the less space there is for each person. And if you can’t afford more square meters for your living quarters, then it’s time to get creative with the space that you’ve got.

The latest in these designs is the Living Cube by designer Till Könneker. It incorporates a little bit of everything into what looks like several bookshelves combined into one.Continue Reading

Soup Straws Adds Suction As A Way To Enjoy Ramen Noodles

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There is a right and a wrong way to eat certain foods. Ramen noodles are meant to be picked up with chopsticks and slurped. That, fun as it is, doesn’t sit well with many wet-chin-averse Westerners, so Julian Lechner has created Soup Straws. These are hollow chopsticks with a series of holes at the tip to channel that tasty broth all the way up to your mouth, without making a messy detour through your beard. It’s a simple enough idea, but is sadly one that hasn’t been turned into a commercially available product just yet. We’re not sure what’s holding Justin back from Kickstarting this, but with a bit of effort, should be simple enough to do. Or, well, now that the idea is out in the wild and no patent on the design presumably exists, maybe someone else can get on it?

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ABC Syringes: No More Reused Syringes!

ABC Syringe

Every year, scores of people get infected with various diseases because they were injected using unsterile and reused syringes. It’s unfortunate but it happens more often than you think. Case in point: according to the World Health Organization, 5% of all new HIV cases, 32% of all Hepatitis B cases, and 40%of Hepatitis C cases are caused by unsafe injections.

Aiming to come up with safer, tamper-proof syringes is Dr. David Swann from the Huddersfield University in England. He designed the ABC Syringe, which comes in a nitrogen-filled pack, that has a special coating of ink in its barrel that turns bright red after 60 seconds of exposure to air. Apparently, the ink absorbs the carbon dioxide from the air, causing the ink to change in color.

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Forebruary is a Calendar For All Seasons

Forebruary
One thing that hasn’t gone paperless yet is the calendar. Every year, these things need to be replaced and it adds to the solid waste piling up in landfills all over the world. Maybe it’s with this realization that designer Ilya Birman worked with to come up with Forebruary. It’s a calendar that you can use for all seasons, every month of the year, for many years to come.

It’s not a digital calendar either. The design is pretty ingenious, really. Basically the calendar is in the form of a movable frame that is adjustable to “fit” whatever month it currently is.Continue Reading