Electrolux Design Lab 2009

Posted on February 6, 2009 Under Design

Electrolux, makers of fine vaccums and other home appliances for about 90 years have just announced their seventh global Design Lab Competition. The 2009 contest's theme is "design for the next 90 years", a call for creative students to submit…

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TED 2009: Day One

Posted on February 5, 2009 Under Life

We're attending the 25th Anniversary of TED, which is proving to be yet another extraordinary tour de force of mind expanding speakers and entertainers. Al Gore followed up on last year's disturbing new environmental scientific data with some even more…

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Posted on February 4, 2009 Under Life

In the digital age we've all become victims of information overload. We're flooded with so much data via blogs, emails, and attachments that we often forget not only where we got it from, but where we put it. Gist combines…

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Philips Cleans Up at IF

Posted on January 30, 2009 Under Design

Philips is one of those companies that has a great history of design dating back to the 1920s, and once again they really cleaned up at the annual IF product design award competition winning 22 awards. One of my favorite…

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Posted on January 29, 2009 Under Design

In 2003 the Japanese utilized magnetic levitation for their 361 mph train, and in 2008 a British company utilized it to levitate a chair eight inches off the ground. The Hoverit uses a series of powerful magnets that repel each-other…

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Sang Hoon Lee's Light Dock

Posted on January 16, 2009 Under Gadgetry

Personally, we've always wanted an iPod dock that looks exactly like a bent staple. Haven't you? Should it be put into production, not only will this little device help you have dreams of Office Space with its helpful bed light,…

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Gogo Inflight Internet

Posted on January 15, 2009 Under Travel

Using wireless devices was long seen as a no-no when flying the friendly skies. Visions of horrible accidents ala Oceanic Flight 815 kept us from checking email at 35,000 feet. Those fears are quickly becoming a thing of the past…

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Parrot x Zikmu Wireless Speakers

Posted on December 22, 2008 Under Gadgetry
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Philips LivingColors

Posted on December 19, 2008 Under Gadgetry

Unless you are some kind of extreme Grinch, there has got to be just a little bit of a soft spot in your heart for holiday lights. I know, I know ... they can be tacky as hell, but there's…

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Glass iPhone

Posted on December 3, 2008 Under Design

Steve Jobs, here's what we want for Christmas. The "Glassy Glassy" phone is a new concept by designer Mac Funamizu; absolutely gorgeous and looks straight out of Minority Report. It features a double-layered glass body -- great for sex appeal,…

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