Crazy question. Would we still have trains in the future? Designer Igor Neminov has it all figured out. Not only will we have trains, they’ll be operated by the military, because the military rules everything. There’ll be stations whose architecture look like a fusion of a free thinking free-spirited society with the discipline of the military world. Here’s what Igor imagines the Los Angeles Railway Station will look like in the future.
How about you readers design an amazing train for this station! What say?
Designer: Igor Neminov
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The One Apartment design project may be for a housing complex in Kiev, Ukraine, but honestly, it looks like the perfect set-up for a sitcom! For starters, rooms flow into each other with the absence of doors. The studio apartment also comes with urban decor that makes for a great New Girl or Friends-esque series. More earthy colors keep it real rather than the splashes of saturated purple or blue to draw attention. You notice the interiors, but they aren’t attention-demanding, and that’s just great! Visa for Ukraine, anyone?
Designers: Herman Haydin & Yana Soban.
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Children are truly pure and innocent at heart. Remember that video that went viral of the girl who was literally moved to tears by the plight of animals? She vowed never to eat meat again. It was touching, and really made you believe in humanity again. Pure Life is a planter that gives that sort of connect between children and plants. Gamifying the concept of having a green thumb, the Pure Life gives the plant an avatar, telling the child when the plant is happy, or sad, or hungry. It also pairs with an app that allows the child to interact with the plant… much like a virtual pet. The planter also has an air purifier at the bottom that rewards the child with fresh air when [...]
LUME is a far-out lighting solution that harnesses the power of bioluminescence to bring natural light to your living space. The core of this concept is genetically modified plants that give off an inviting glow. Think the Avatar movie!
Equipped with sensors for water, light and soil levels, the specialized pot ensures that the plant is well-cared for at all times. Information is relayed wirelessly to the user’s smartphone, giving them real-time updates on the plant’s health and the best way to tend to it. The plant itself may be mere fiction (for now) but the pot is real!
Designers: Christopher Kötting & Lukas [...]
I firmly believe that the design process applies to futuristic design too. You can only make so many futuristic products that just have AI in every little nook and cranny. The product experience should have innovative thinking to it too. The Opel H was truly ground breaking in that sense, and the E-legance shown here does something similar. Innovation in the E-legance, much like the Opel H, lies in the doors of the vehicle. The seats are mounted on the doors which make it easy to deboard the vehicle when the doors open, because the seats slide outwards with the doors. Pretty neat, no!
The Hubless wheels, organic surfaces, and the screen-based dashboards are signature [...]
I just had to leave this design for the end of the week. The Bleep is unsuspecting, apparently mundane, but incredible to the extent that it may save lives one day. Ever thought a door handle could prevent death?! Think again! Imagine there’s a fire in the next room. There’s smoke everywhere, so you really couldn’t tell which room was the source. You’re trying to escape and you accidentally open the door into a room that’s absolutely covered in flames. First of all, you’d burn your hand off the red-hot doorknob. The Bleep is pretty simple, but highly effective. It has a hole running from one side of the door to another, with a whistle in the middle. If the room across was [...]
The Monk Lamp has an cool backstory. Look at it carefully and try and think of an organization/faith from a cult movie series. Too much information I think, but the lamp honestly has a Jedi vibe to it. Its short stance gives it the appearance of Yoda, and the fact that it’s a luminary just hits the metaphorical nail on the head! Obviously, for copyright reasons, the name was changed to Monk… but its Jedi spirit remains!
Designer: SKELD Design
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Different people expect different thing from their wearables/watches. Some people want to work on the go, others want to track their fitness… Some people want something much more traditional, a chronograph, a barometer, a world clock, the date, definitely. There are although a handful of people who just want the time. Nothing more, nothing less. The Two7 watch is just as functional as a wall clock. It’s just as elegant too. The Two7 does justice to the minimal approach. Most people think minimalism is just a couple of straight lines and flat colors. The Two7 watch is minimal in every sense, giving it the kind of purity you don’t see in too many products nowadays. Supporting its [...]