The James Dyson Award design competition has a simple, broad mandate: "Design something that solves a problem." Shown here is one of the entries, The Access, a handicap-friendly fitness center designed to be used by the wheelchair-bound and able-bodied alike.
You can check out the rest of the entries (and vote on them, with free registration) at this link. The list is fun to go through--the competition's broad mandate means you'll see everything from surfing gear and automobile safety devices to "bionic cockpits" and wristwatches that display your current biological rhythms.
The Ferrolic Display makes it look like live paramecium are telling you the time
You simply have to see this. Imagine an Etch-a-Sketch had sex with a lava lamp, and the resultant offspring was raised by adoptive digital clock parents. The result could only be the Ferrolic Display, a wonderfully bizarre time-telling device created by designer Zelf Koelman. Ferrolic from zelfkoelman on Vimeo.
I only wish it ran for longer. Also, who uses spade bits?
We've all seen a lot of Rube Goldberg machines, but this one starts off with something we've never seen before: A ball being suspended by an electromagnetic device moving along a sloped track. 3M threw their considerable technical might into creating this branding vid, building an RG machine based on
Because monopoint, monochromatic highlighters are for amateurs
Never thought I'd have a follow-up post for "Japanese Over-Design FTW: A Highlighter with a See-Through Tip," but apparently the island of Nihon is not through with highlighter design innovation. Pen manufacturer Kokuyo has a model called the Beetle Tip 3 Way Highlighter Pen: Jokes about over-design aside, I could
First off, this much-"Liked" video, which has nothing to do with blind dogs, is currently making the social media rounds. In it we see a bulldog who apparently loves cardboard boxes, and is willing to deal with a major inconvenience in order to carry his around: While that video is