Jiho Jang used two technologies – a Zero-Ink Printer and a burst-shot camera to create the Digital Polaroid Camera that he named GIF-TY. The GIF-TY captures movements and creates an animated flipbook that can be kept as memories. The burst-shot camera captures the photos and the Zero-Ink Printer prints them. The animations can be edited physically and clipped together using a module that the designed separately. You can also add nametags to each flipbook module that you create using the GIF-TY camera so that you can easily spot your moments just like you spot the old videotapes using their nametags. Watch the quick video below to understand how GIF-TY Digital Polaroid Camera works.
Survival in the wild is not easy. That was perhaps an overly simplified way of saying – extremely difficult. It is because of its difficulty that over hundreds of years, wild animals have developed methods to protect themselves from predators or to kill their pray. The most notable of these methods being the camouflage. Animal camouflage is appealing to our human eyes but camouflage for them is a matter of life and death. This feature of blending into the surrounding is dependent on factors like the animal’s behavior and physiology, threats in the surrounding ecosystem and hunger. It is not necessary that an animal will use camouflage only to protect itself. It can use the feature to catch its prey! Whatever! Here is a list of images that will throw you a serious challenge! Challenge of spotting the animals (okay, some are obvious but others are really going to test your skills)! [Source]
Mercedes Giuseppe F1 concept car designed by Jaemin Park is one of the most outlandish and bizarre car concepts I have ever in years. Though the stance of the Giuseppe is very odd and its proportions are exaggerated, this concept car has one and only one motive – WIN THE RACE! The whole design of the Mercedes Giuseppe is meant to minimize the resistance created by air. The front of the car has independent winged arms that are capable of adjusting width. Also, the flexible body of the Giuseppe adjusts as per the track.
Designer Dan Hoolahan was inspired by the Mobius strip and ended up designing the Mobe hanger. Mobe is an accessories hanger that is literally twisted and is crafted to be highly functional, elegant and simple. Unlike the average hangers we see in everyday life, Mobe has a complex structure that caters to the need of hanging accessories like belts, ties and scarves. A twisted plywood strip of 1.5 mm thickness is used for creating the Mobe. The amount of materials used is very minimal and the hanger actually looks elegant.
An entry of iF Design award – concept design , 2013, iSCOPE designed by Chang-Hsuan Pai opens a whole new dimension of learning for kids. With a shape resembling a magnifying glass, the iSCOPE integrates an iPod or an iPhone and allows children to explore their surroundings. The device allows real-time interaction which is far more interactive and fun. iSCOPE discloses trivia and facts about the nature that can keep the children engaged while increasing their knowledge. I think, even grown ups and use it to brush up their knowledge.
Designed by Wu Chongxiang, Hu Sumei and Prof. Shi Yuanwu, the water rescue system called Life Triangle was the winner of red dot award: design concept, 2012. The Life Triangle is a raft designed not to capsize easily. It has a multi-directional triangular shape that prevents it from turning over easily. The Life Triangle comes with movable signal light consisting of built-in GPS and has automatic inflation. The boat is definitely designed to be the best life-saving raft during high seas.
Hungry Planet – What the World Eats is the name of the photo album created by Faith D’Aluision and Peter Menzel. The couple travelled across the globe only to photograph different families with their week food supply at their respective homes and at market places. To create the photo album called Hungry Planet – What the World Eats, the couple (husband and wife) travelled 24 countries and photographed 30 different families. On one hand, it is really fascinating but on the other hand, the photo album is actually very educative.
Designer Roberto Paoli presents the Flaca. Flaca is a wall-mounted lamp that has super minimalist design and yet a very sophisticated lighting product in itself. Flaca gives out downward and upward diffused illumination creating a surreal atmosphere representing an interplay of light and shade on an otherwise mundane looking wall. I am really impressed with the simple aesthetics of the lamp, which is definitely a welcome addition to our complex lives.
Earless Mug is quite a funny name but the functional twist added to the everyday coffee mugs by designer Lars Kloen actually justify the name pretty well. The Earless Mug has no handle or ear but rather there is actually a space added instead of the handle that can nicely accommodate the spoon. Thus, you will not have to worry about the spoon poking your face and also, you will never need a saucer to place your spoon. The Earless Mug comes with a space-saving, stackable design which is also highly material conscious.
Designer Ivan Zhang has created the new Whisk that allows you to separate the yolk of the egg from its white portion. The Whisk comes with a circular indentation that can effectively pull out the yolk while the white portion drips down from wide spaces. Once you remove the yolk, you can now use the Whisk to beat the egg or even stir to create a mixture. It is really effortless and clean way to remove the yolk.