Monthly Archive: January 2009

Sketching Tutorials

For those of you who want to freshen up your rendering skills, or maybe just want a little help learning how to sketch, IDsketching  is for you. I followed along with this tutorial using Alias SketchBook Pro on my...

Alphabet Soup

Originality makes both of these items, the key purse and scrabble key board, one-of-a-kind creations. For those of you who love to type and can’t get enough of your keyboard keys, take the Keybag with you wherever you go. If...

Bright Idea!

This innovative design for a bike lane that goes wherever you go is brilliant! This is one of those great inventions I always end up finding and saying to myself, “how clever, I should have thought of that!” If they could...

Trike to Bike

This inventive bike marketed by Skip Hop lets your little one graduate from sit and scoot, to tricycle to bicycle with ease. By keeping your child familiar with the seating and handlebars throughout the transformation of...

Bottled Water

Buying bottled water seemed like such a crazy idea back in the 90’s. Back then, it was all the rage to have a personal water bottle wherever you went. Now, as we fast approach a...

Four Square

Simple and smart. No design makes it anywhere without being both. The problem: sliding coffee mugs when you serve to guests. Solution: nest your coffee mugs on a serving tray. Clean design, simple colors, great solution.

Check Please!

We have all heard the famed story of landing that big deal by sketching out an idea or invention on a napkin over lunch. For some of us, the sketching comes easily; just draw confident lines, work quickly and speak...

How Much Wood…..

Material plays a big part in design. Some of the more beautiful designs around us are made of wood, though you would never expect an electronics product to be. These examples of innovative computer products most commonly manufactured in plastic are...

Concealed Bed

This new age Murphy Bed makes any small space a bachelor’s delight (I really could have used one of these in my college years). This automated bed creates sleeping quarters in any room by concealing the...

Oh, Do I Ever Wonder…

I do wonder if wonder washing machines are worth the trouble of washing multiple, small loads of clothes. Yeah, the stats look good: 90% less water, 5 lb loads of laundry cleaned in minutes, and even less...

Cushion Of Air

Balloon jack? Oh yeah, that’s right. Forced air from the exhaust to puff up a pouch of air for lifting your vehicle — how ingenious! This inventive idea of capturing forced air for reuse can be applied to so...