March 4, 2013
Product Design, Product Innovation, Upcoming Inventions
Chicago is a-buzz with all of the new products showcasing at the 2013 International Home and Houseware Show.
With over 13 miles of aisles, 60,000 attendees, and 775,000 square feet of exhibit space for vendors, #IHHS13 is packed with all of the latest and greatest in design!
DavisonCreators was there as doors opened on Saturday, viewing all of the newest materials, vivid colors and best products before they hit store shelves. Here are a few things we saw along the way:
February 19, 2013
General Design, Innovators & Creators, Product Innovation, Upcoming Inventions
Do you remember the days of making sweet music with your elementary school issued recorder? Those days don’t need to be a thing of the past thanks to design lab, Generally and Especially. They have developed an environmentally sound campaign to repurpose empty Coke bottles and make them into musical instruments. So, after you enjoy a refreshing Coca Cola, skip the garbage can and go straight to the bandstand with a new and improved recorder.
January 15, 2013
If a “smart highway” that glows in the dark, charges electric vehicles and displays weather and road conditions on its illuminated surface sounds like the setting of Marty Mcfly and Doc’s latest adventure, you’re wrong!
A Dutch design company has created a state-of-the-art concept for a 21st century highway, set to begin construction in mid-2013 in the Netherlands. The highlights of the innovative highway include lane dividers made from photoluminescent paint that recharges during daylight and glows at night, temperature sensitive paint on roadways capable of warning drivers of icy conditions, and magnetic fields under the road that would charge electric cars.
The idea was the winner of the ‘Best Future Concept’ design awards and has roused the interests of India, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Source: NY Daily News
October 25, 2012
General Design, Upcoming Inventions
The University of Maryland has come closer than ever to meeting a challenge set decades ago by the the American Helicopter Society. The Igor I. Sikorsky Human-Powered Helicopter Competition has challenged anyone to use a human powered helicopter to lift off the ground, hover for at least 60 seconds, reach an altitude of 3 meters during flight and stay within a 10-square-meter area. Watch the video to see how the University of Maryland has approached the challenge.