Eugene's Blog Posts Tagged 'Modern Design' (13)

Modern Design: BMW Vision ConnectedDrive (13 pics)



BMW recently unveiled their latest concept, the Vision ConnectedDrive, a continuation of an idea that began in 2009 with the Vision EfficientDynamics.



To demonstrate the automaker's vision of the connected car of the future, BMW engineers created a triple layer of fiber-optic lighting, with… Continue

Added by Eugene on February 16, 2011 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Modern Design: Floating Conference Table (10 pics)



Bulgarian designer Jovo Bozhinovski wanted to create a meeting place that would leave an imprint on people's minds. The result is this incredible conference table that appears to float in mid-air.



Taking into consideration the hierarchy of a company, the manager's seat is positioned squarely in the middle, on top of a steel platform. The platform is covered with glass and anchors the rest… Continue

Added by Eugene on February 3, 2011 at 11:00am — 7 Comments

Modern Design: Joey Roth Ceramic Speakers (8 pics)



Modern design is often beautiful in a minimalistic way. This set of Ceramic Speakers by San Francisco–based designer Joey Roth is a perfect example of this...



Built from handmade porcelain, cork, and Baltic birch, the speakers are entirely plastic-free. Even the volume control knob on the stainless steel amplifier is made from paulownia wood, which gives it an earthy feel. The… Continue

Added by Eugene on January 9, 2011 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Modern Design: It's Pouring Light! (9 pics)

Designed by South Korean Yeongwoo Kim, the "Pouring Lamp" is a fun lighting concept perfect for those who love optical illusions. The lamp freezes "tea" as it spills in mid-air. Simply give the tea bag a tug to turn it on.…



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Added by Eugene on September 28, 2010 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Modern Design: World's Largest Solar Boat (5 photos)



PlanetSolar, the world's largest solar power boat, was unveiled last week. The white catamaran measures 31m (101ft) long and 15m (49ft) wide, and is designed to reach a top speed of around 15 knots (17mph). It can hold up to 50 passengers.



Power is entirely generated by 500 square meters (5,381 sq ft) of photovoltaic solar panels. SunPower provided…

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Added by Eugene on March 6, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Modern Design: Solar Powered Flower



Designed by Phillips, the Sustainable City Light is an intelligent outdoor lighting system inspired by flowers. The solar powered lights feature five photovoltaic petals that open during the day to collect the sun’s rays, before transforming them into energy.



When nightfall arrives, the petals close up while LED lights turn on to brighten city…

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Added by Eugene on February 27, 2010 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

Modern Design: Aspiral Clock (3 pics + video)



It may not be the most practical way of finding the time, but you have to admit, the Aspiral Clock is pretty cool.



Created by London-based designers Will Aspinall and Neil LambethMade, the Aspiral Clock turns slowly over a twelve-hour period while a loose ball inside marks the current time. When the clock reaches the final twelfth hour, it drops through a…

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Added by Eugene on February 24, 2010 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

Modern Design: NYC's Urban Umbrellas Replace Sidewalk Sheds (4 pics)

In an effort to beautify New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently unveiled a new design for sidewalk sheds - the wood and steel structures built to protect pedestrians walking alongside buildings under construction. There are approximately 6,000 sidewalk sheds in New York City, representing more than one million linear feet.



The competition winner,… Continue

Added by Eugene on January 26, 2010 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Modern Design: Office Table Tennis (8 photos)



What better way is there to de-stress than by playing a little table tennis? Table&Tennis was an idea to merge beautiful design with a conference/dining table. Built to the official specs of a ping pong table, the table has the ability to transition simply and instantly between the different uses.



I'm super impressed with how beautiful yet versatile this table is. It seems like it would belong perfectly inside…

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Added by Eugene on December 23, 2009 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Modern Design: New Pool Suites at the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas

Gorilla Suite



Las Vegas design firm Chemical Spaces was recently commissioned to remodel several one-of-a-kind pool suites intended to accommodate VIP guests at Hard Rock Las Vegas. The suites were designed to cater to Hard Rock’s hip, young, and music-loving guests. Each suite features its own unique theme, and all of the suites walk out to the…

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Added by Eugene on November 24, 2009 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Modern Design - Merus Winery: Napa Valley, California



Located in Napa Valley, California, Merus Winery has the perfect combination of modern and traditional elements. Amsterdam-based UXUS Design was commissioned to create a unique experience where the customer would value the excellence and the complexity of the Merus brand.



The floor plan of the winery consists of three main rooms - The Tasting Room, Cave…

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Added by Eugene on October 15, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Modern Design - Origami Tea Bags

Often times, tea is a perfect remedy for a stressful day. Why not make the experience even more enjoyable with these Origami Tea Bags? Designed by Natalia Ponomareva of Russia, simply add hot water to infuse the tea, and the bags expand into the shape of a bird. How creative!



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Added by Eugene on September 23, 2009 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

Modern Design: Toothpaste Squeezing Toothbrush



Are you like me and squeeze the toothpaste from the top instead of the bottom? This slotted toothbrush by Jee Young Choi solves that problem by squeezing every last drop of toothpaste out of the tube. A great idea that maximizes the utility of the toothbrush and minimizes the wastage of the toothpaste.…

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Added by Eugene on August 24, 2009 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

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