Design Concept

Compleat disposable coffee cup axes the lid, startup set to score big

Compleat disposable coffee cup axes the lid, startup set to score big

Designer Peter Herman has created a concept for the all-paper disposable cup, made for coffee but perfectly viable for other liquids, that is set to blow the lid off of the industry - literally. Currently working for architectural firm Ellenzweig in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and having hacked away at this concept for over two years and a hundred prototypes now, Herman has it down to one single piece of paper. Working with graphic design firm Proverb's Daren Bascome to create the visuals you see printed on the cups here, Herman is prepping his concept for the big time now - speaking with manufacturers and retailers right this minute.

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Sony Echo stamps sound for later listening

Sony Echo stamps sound for later listening

The following concept design comes from a workshop held yearly by Sony, the product being here a hand-held device that records sounds, attaches them to symbols, and stamps them on objects for later scanning. When you scan a symbol later on, the device plays back the sound you recorded at an earlier date. Can you imagine the possibilities this simple set of functions could hold? Fantabulous!

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Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera has us seeing spherical potential

Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera has us seeing spherical potential

Each time there is a new way to capture media, especially when that means is inexpensive, the world goes nuts trying to see how they can show off their life and times with it. That's what's about to happen with this ball camera, the Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera, that is, a project that's currently Patent Pending and has been in the works, apparently, since back in 2010. The project has progressed to the point here in late 2011 where the designers feel it strong enough to present to the public - just toss it up in the air and at it's peak - SNAP - you've got a complete 360 degree view of the environment the ball is in. How's that for a new way of seeing things?

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Infiniti Etherea at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Infiniti Etherea at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Infiniti has already shown off its Etherea concept before, with the compact having made its debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, but it's getting its first public North American outing at the Concours d'Elegance here at Pebble Beach. Still eye-catching despite the familiarity, beyond the illuminated grille it's the sharply styled C-pillar that's the Etherea's main flourish, something Infiniti carried forward to the JX Concept unveiled yesterday.

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Infiniti JX Concept Unveiled to the world at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Infiniti JX Concept Unveiled to the world at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Infiniti has revealed its latest luxury crossover, the Infiniti JX Concept, a preview of what we can expect from the production model likely to hit showrooms in 2012. Capable of cosseting up to seven people across three rows of leather-clad seating, the JX Concept pulls together distinctive design touches like its crescent-cut D-pillar and snout-like grille with luxury features such as a 14-speaker Bose Studio Surround audio system.

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Ecopad Concept Tablet Powered By Touch

Ecopad Concept Tablet Powered By Touch

Can you imagine having a tablet that you'll never need to plug in to recharge? That's what a team of designers have dreamed up with in their tablet concept called the Ecopad. The Ecopad is powered simply by your touching and pressing of the screen, where typing, swiping, and tapping actually does the recharging.

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