Posted: 26 Aug 2014 08:42 AM PDT
Since 1968, the EF66 series of electric-only locomotives have been synonymous with strength & dependability, ushering in the golden age of engine craftsmanship in Japan for high-speed trains. As a tribute to this legacy, Masahiro Minami designed the EF66-2000 concept as an experimental model of the vehicle typology. The design inherits aesthetic & quality DNA from its ancestor & sports a modern output of 3,900 kW, 1,500 V direct current, and a VVVF inverter within its 100.13 ton weight, all resulting in a top speed of 130 km/hr.
Designer: Masahiro Minami
Posted: 26 Aug 2014 06:37 AM PDT
Whether in the kitchen or on the desktop, orienting your iPad upright with firm hold can be a nuisance. Inventor/Product designer Erik Kittlaus provides an elegant solution to the problem with his new offering, Slope, showcasing a sleek design that is two parts beautiful, two parts magical. The innovation lies in its biomimicry inspiration – the Gecko Lizard.
Slope leverages a unique suction technology that mimics the specialized toe pads common to the Gecko lizard. Its two foam pads grip the surfaces of both the table and the tablet with microscopic suction to give a firm mounting experience and solid feel.
With its get-out-of-the-way minimalism and unique attachment technology Slope’s orientation on the desktop yields just the right angle and lift. By gripping the tablet from behind, all four sides and corners are freed up getting entirely out of the way of the tablet.
Highlighted with its raised surface on the front-side pad, its beveled edges, and tapered base Slope features a beautiful finish achieved by way of glass bead blasting, hand buffing and hard anodizing.
Suction. Microscopic suction. Its two pads are comprised of a special make of foam—Nanofoam—laden with thousands of microscopic air pockets across its surface that acts like tiny suction cups. Pressing an object with a flat surface against Nanofoam forces air out of the pockets creating a vacuum. Vacuum brings suction. Suction secures grip.
There are 3.1 reasons why Slope is meant for you:
1) Its the perfect meld of form and function (and one that aptly compliments Apple’s aesthetic).
Slope is compatible with all tablets with flat non-porous backsides. Both aluminum and plastic. This includes Apple’s iPads, Samsung Tabs and Nexus tablets, to name a few and it comes in two sizes: Slope mini (7″ tablets), Slope (10″ tablets).
Go get your Slope!
Designer: Erik Kittlaus for Dekke [ Buy it Here ]
Posted: 26 Aug 2014 12:01 AM PDT
The latest from Martin Jakobsen, the Peli serving tray is for entertainers who care as much about presentation as they do flavor! The soft, rounded board features small hollowed dots in a star shape that are perfect for sticking skewers in. Functionally, this keeps skewered fruits, meats and veggies fresher, longer. Aesthetically, it allows for endless customization options and arrangements of your favorite finger foods!
Designer: Martin Jakobsen Designer
Posted: 26 Aug 2014 12:01 AM PDT
“.tubEvolution” is just that- an evolution of 3 dissimilar yet practical things packed into one convenient package. At the circular center of the wall-mounted design are flip switches meant to replace unsightly wall panels. Behind this central piece is a hidden compartment that houses an extension cord for easy access during moments when you least expect it. On top is a minimal LED for direct spatial illumination. Perfect for entryways, pantries or entertainment areas, this modern combination aims to make life just a little easier!
Designer: Joe Sardo
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