Tuesday, 21 July 2009

'Rewired Radio'

Another awesome radio design blends retro design with modern functionality

Toothbrush Squeezer

Such a clever yet simple idea.

'Mini Giant' - A Similar Printer Idea

Noooo. I recently came across this on the core 77 twitter feed but refused to believe that it was true but have come across it again. It's similar to my HP PrintSmart idea although not exacly the same. This one seems alot more simpler to carry about with you and print large scale. Although my idea still has room for development I still think there is a market for it.

Winning entry at the Zero Boundaries Zink Product Design Competition, in the “Futures” category, the “Mini Giant” by designer Paula Adina Sumalan is a robotic printer that lets you print a large format poster with a portable gadget that literally fits in your palm or a side pocket of your backpack. Employing “inkless printing” technology of Zink, the portable printer self-propels itself over a sheet of Zink paper of any size to take a print, without the need for ink cartridges or ribbons. The futuristic printer is gonna be a boon for the users always on the move.

The E-lamp

The E-lamp lets you express your thoughts and feelings with every flash. An acronym for emotions, the E-lamp can be used to preserve all your moods with the wonder and power of its illumination. With an inner assembly of aluminum elbows and outer body of polyurethane, the E-lamp is shock-proof and water resistant, offering great safety for its users. Suiting your mood, you can alter its intensity, color, temperature and angle of spread with the help of rings present at the end of the lamp.It also allows you to choose the desirable light, confirming the best reading light or warm light for cool places. You can choose between romantic, happy, despair and any emotion from the bunch of available E-presets. Based on LED technology, with a hi-tech structure and functions, this lamp offers immense flexibility and adaptability. The powerful suction caps at both the ends assist you in fixing it over concrete as well as brick wall. With its astounding battery backup of 20 hours, with just 2 hours of charging, the E-lamp is best for energy saving, without the need to change its bulb for 20 years. This highly portable lamp can be used as a desk lamp, camping lamp, car lamp emergency lamp and even for decoration. With this E-lamp you can light up your surroundings as well as your emotions.


Thursday, 16 July 2009

Alexey Titarenko

Alexey Titarnko was born in Russia and received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the Department of Cinematic and Photographic Art in 1983 and since become a well known photographer. His work is featured in many european and american museums and has had many exhibitions throughout his career.
His photos stand out from the usual and always consist of black and white images. What I really like about them is that they look more like oil paintings rather than photos. He always tries to capture the movement within the frame and although they are black and white, you can vaguely see some sepia tones coming through.
I really want to capture images like these, they're so inspirational, but i'm not sure how to do this on my current camera.
More of his series can be found at: http://www.alexeytitarenko.com/index.html

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Radios Tubes!!

Forgot to post these up with the rest of my 'Radios' post. They are radio tubes but i'm not too sure about how they work.

Friday, 10 July 2009

Jeremy Leibman.

Jeremy Leibman is an American photographer who also contributes fashion photography to magazines such as 'Neo2,' 'Surface' and 'Anthem.'
I really like how the majority of his regular photos are just of everyday life, and from his website you can see he has a thing about taking signs of everyday notices that amuse him, like the underground information picture seen above. I really like this style and find it inspirational.
You can see more of his photos and his portrait collection at http://www.jeremyliebman.com/

Monday, 6 July 2009

Growing Business Card!

Jamie Wieck designed this rather unusual business card to create an impression and stand out. The growing business card grows into a nice little plant of cress or sprouting alfalfa when watered.
This is such a clever little idea to use to make you business card stand out, especially when it's becoming more difficult for graduates to find jobs after study. This is getting me thinking about how I can make my business card stand out when I have to make one next year!!!

Saturday, 4 July 2009


Deadgood is a design company based Newcastle which was started by two design graduates. The products are quirky, fun and very well made which are the kind of things that would reflect my personality.

Deadgood Bookshelf

UK Mirror

Wire Table Lamp
The Company's Values:

We thought you might like to know what we stand for so here's a brief insight into some of the things we value. We aim to:Explore and experiment with new materials and manufacturing processes whilst simultaneously expressing our distinct personalities within the products that are created.Be receptive to developments in arts, fashion and lifestyles and take inspiration from diverse and multi cultural reference points.Create new connections within different creative mediums, encouraging cross disciplinary interaction between genres.Develop emotive and thought provoking ideas by addressing the simplicity of our designs, their inherent functionality and the impact they have on our environment.Develop a highly regarded British brand, working with the next generation of British designers alongside a selection of highly skilled British manufacturers.

Thursday, 2 July 2009

D&AD - HP Workstations Performance - Matt Robinson and Tom Wrigglesworth

One of the nominees for the D&AD Student Awards 2009 for the HP open brief. The other 2 nominees I don't like so much.

These can be found at http://studentawards.dandad.org/2009/categories/26/open-brief-2

Fortum and Mason 3D Product Design Brief nominee: