Trick of the Eye

Photography, Product Design

At one time or another I’m sure we have all been seated at a table, or next to a table, that has used one of these tricks to accommodate less than favorable seating situations. Now they have been designed as novelty products.

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This phonebook booster seat is hilarious, and functional too. I come from a generation where I really had to sit on a phone book or two when I was young.

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Reminds me of the old sugar packet trick everyone has used to even the height of the table at a restaurant.

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The Future Of Sketching?

Graphic Design

Creating perspective is a great tool in communicating visual ideas. The problem is that not a lot of people are skillful at exercising correct perspective with the wisp of their pen. Introducing Ilovesketch, the 3D sketching program. Now you can turn your paper, do parallel sketching and rotate your work as you create 3D objects from 2D gestures. Watch the video and see for yourself how revolutionary it is!

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nebulous building sketches                                 airplane ideations

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conceptual automotive sketches        architectural and landscape sketches

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An Actual Touch Pad

Product Design, Product Innovation, Upcoming Inventions

iphone keypad

Thinking outside of the box has been used so many times to describe an approach toward design. I really do think that the designers who worked on this touchpad case were thinking outside of the box. When slipped onto the bottom of an iPhone, this tactile guide gives boundaries to your fingertips, allowing for more than just a visual line between pressing a ‘D’ and an ‘S’ on your QWERTY touch keyboard.

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Petal Powered Charger

Product Design, Product Innovation, Upcoming Inventions

Bike Ipod Charger

Dahon has debuted an ingenious gadget for bicycle riders at this year’s Eurobike Show. The Biologic FreeCharge, a kinetic powered bicycle adapter, harnesses the energy created as your wheels turn while you ride. This is a means to an end for diehard cyclists who travel great distances and want to avoid having to charge GPS, cell phone or electronics at hotels or public places after a long day’s ride. Available in 2010.

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A Fresh Idea

Product Innovation, Upcoming Inventions

Copco Bag Clips

Simple ideas are the best, and this is an example of one – a reusable lid for plastic bags. Buy in bulk, or cut open a bagged package of food and then use this to snap it closed without a twist tie or chip clip. Copoc Bag Clips can be used on big bags of M & M’s, bulk grains, sugar; the possibilities are endless.

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