hiREC

November 11, 2007

hiREC, designed by Andrea Vecera won the Silver Award at Samsung Young Design Awards . It’s essentially a device that reads out sell-by-dates, nutritional information, food intolerances, and recipes. By placing any food on the device, correlating information displays on the touchscreen interface. The system can work for medicine, specifically pharmacists who need to accurately measure meds out for each individual.

Extract from Yanko Design

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Radius Wall Flame

October 30, 2007


A contemporary fire place, Radius makes some beautiful wall mounted and free standing “home flames” that are very nice to look at… and then go blind…

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Random pic of the week

September 3, 2007

 If you don’t mind being chained to your desk, this might help evaporate a modicum of sweat in even the steamiest of situations. A rechargable battery will be better… but anyway, why bother… just get a proper fan!

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Instead of reaching for a traditional cold, plastic dimmer switch, imagine adjusting your lights with just a touch of soft, inviting fabric. A simple tap of the tufted textile sensor turns on, off or dims the lights.

 

ESSENTIAL™ Wall Dimmers transform a purely mechanical task into an intriguing sensual experience and add a beautiful touch of contemporary design to an otherwise plain wall.

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LED Art Fan

June 12, 2007

With 42 LEDs mounted on the blades, the LED Art Fan spins and create images. With 5 megs of memory, it holds up to 128 individual frames. You can animate, spin, slide, flash and dissolve to your heart’s delight. All the while, enjoying the cool breeze from a chromed-up art-deco desktop fan.
Show off your favorite anime using the included software. Import animated GIF files, or draw your own frames. If you’ve got a logo you want to display, have at it!The LED Art fan works with Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

Wow, imagine installing this fan at Kopi Tiams playing Coke and Tiger logos and advertisings… sponsored by them of course…

Extract from ThinkGeek

 

The Liika ironing board utilizes suction cups which allow it to be attached to any non porous surface. This eliminates legs which can be knocked over and it also allows the device to be attached to a height level which is comfortable to the user, eliminating strain. The articulating arms, which rotate and pivot, offer a large range of motion allowing the Liika to conform to almost any household area, such as counter tops, windows and walls.

Now that I think about, the ironing board was never redesigned much before… it must be so boring that human kind forgot about the existence of such a product.

Extract from Yanko Design

Load-ding

April 23, 2007

The Load-ding, it acts as a hammock to keep your small electronics from falling to their death while hanging from oddly-placed outlets and charging. Simple.

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