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Product Design

26 Genius Future Products That Aren’t Real Yet

We usually only see products that are available to buy but is today post we’ll be going behind the scenes on 26 Genius Future Products That Aren’t Real Yet, these products are either preparing to start production or are in the concept stages and planning.

With some interesting future products like Memory Foam Chair which leaves your body’s impression, a chalkboard gadget that converts chalk dust into new sticks of chalk and an insanely simple design for a coffee cup that catches all the drips (perfect for coffee lovers!).

1. Squishable cups made from edible Jell-O

They’re made from agar agar, which can be thrown into the grass when finished as a nurturing agent for plantlife. Your next backyard BBQ just got way easier to clean up after.

By The Way We See the World.

2. A towel dryer that not only dries your towels, but disinfects them with UV light.

A towel dryer that not only dries your towels, but disinfects them with UV light.

Nothing worse than stepping out of the shower and burying your face in gross mildew smell.

Designed by puredesign.

3. Shoes that easily transform into a mobile shelter.

Shoes that easily transform into a mobile shelter.

For the camping enthusiast.

By design collective Sibling.

4. A water sterilizer for your fresh foods.

A water sterilizer for your fresh foods.

It uses electrolysis to eliminate harmful bacteria in everything from fruits, veggies, kitchen appliances as well as baby bottles and chew toys — all without chemical detergents.

Designed by Sang Keun Sim & Kyowon L&C Design Team.

5. A memory foam chair, otherwise known as the “Never Leaving My Goddamned House” chair.

A memory foam chair, otherwise known as the "Never Leaving My Goddamned House" chair.

It’s called the Bounce Chair by Véronique Baer.

6. A transparent hole punch.

A transparent hole punch.

So you can see where the hole is. It’s the little things in life.

Designed by Kisang Yoon and Kyubok Lee.

7. A monster toybox that “eats” toys.

A monster toybox that "eats" toys.

It helps kids learn to pick up their toys AND it rolls so they can ride on it to pick up the toys.

Designed by Tzung-Yu Lu.

8. A chair that consists of “pages.”

A chair that consists of "pages."

Inspired by books, it allows the user to adjust the seat height and backrest cushioning simply by turning its colorful padded “pages.”

9. A chalkboard trolling gadget that converts chalk dust to new sticks of chalk.

A chalkboard trolling gadget that converts chalk dust to new sticks of chalk.

Designed by Yonggu Do and Eunha Seo.

10. An insanely simple design for a coffee cup that catches all the drips.

An insanely simple design for a coffee cup that catches all the drips.

Designed by Kim Keun Ae, this cup has a ridge that keeps your coffee from dripping onto your surface.

11. A toothbrush that doubles as a dog toy.

A toothbrush that doubles as a dog toy.

It’s called the Brush n’ Play, by Yunfan Tan, and it solves the one issue that comes with owning a dog: brushing their teeth.

12. A boot solution for short people.

A boot solution for short people.

They’re going to start wearing these at raves.

Get more info on Quirky.

13. Bath stones that keep your bath water warm.

Bath stones that keep your bath water warm.

Designed by Sunmi Hwang, Hyunjoo-Lee & Jiwon-Seok.

14. A hamper/washer/dryer all in one.

A hamper/washer/dryer all in one.

Come home to my tiny apartment, please.

Designed by Guopeng Liang.

15. For teachers: a date stapler.

For teachers: a date stapler.

This is a total paper organization WIN.

Designed by Gonglue Jiang.

16. An increasable power strip.

An increasable power strip.

By Chih-Yao Chen.

17. A highlighter that fades in six months.

A highlighter that fades in six months.

So you can resell those textbooks!

18. The Safe Trek app, which alerts police to your location if you’re in an unsafe situation.

The Safe Trek app, which alerts police to your location if you're in an unsafe situation.

Turn on the app if you feel unsafe and hold your finger on the screen. Once you’ve arrived at a safe location, enter your code. If your finger leaves the screen without entering the code, law enforcement is notified and your location is traced through the phone.

Designed by Frederico Cardoso.

19. This extension cord, which is flat and sticky like tape so no one will trip over it.

This extension cord, which is flat and sticky like tape so no one will trip over it.

It also lies flat underneath rugs.

Designed by Chen Ju Wei.

20. The ultimate floor-plan light switch for lazy people with big houses.

The ultimate floor-plan light switch for lazy people with big houses.

It lights up and tells you where the lights have been left on, and with the press of a button, you’re able to shut them off remotely.

Designed by Taewon Hwang.

21. Instead of using ink, this printer TANS the paper using solar energy.

Instead of using ink, this printer TANS the paper using solar energy.

Design by Hosung Jung, Junsang Kim, Seungin Lee & Yonggu Do.

22. Roomba 2.0: “jell” balls that disperse and do the cleaning for you.

Roomba 2.0: "jell" balls that disperse and do the cleaning for you.

What’s cool is that they even work on wet surfaces.

Designed by Juan Lee.

23. Easily transportable electromagnetic dumbbells that can adjust weight automatically.

Easily transportable electromagnetic dumbbells that can adjust weight automatically.

You can adjust the weight of the dumbbells by adjusting the level of electric power so that one set can range from 3kg to 24kg.

Designed by Suhyun Yoo, Hongseok Kim and Juhyeon Lee.

24. A levitating sofa that uses a giant magnet to simulate sitting on a cloud.

A levitating sofa that uses a giant magnet to simulate sitting on a cloud.

The ultimate breakthrough in napping.

Designed by David Koo and Zheng Yawei.

25. A circular shower that rinses you off from every angle.

A circular shower that rinses you off from every angle.

You’ll never suffer from extraneous armpit soap again.

Designed by Idiha Design.

26. A coffeemaker that uses handprint recognition to make the perfect cup of coffee according to personal preference.

A coffeemaker that uses handprint recognition to make the perfect cup of coffee according to personal preference.

Shut up and take my money.

Designed by WenYao Cai.

via BuzzFeed

Photography

20 Creative Gift Ideas for Photographers

Choosing a gift for Photographers can be challenging, but if you get creative enough and think outside the square you may be pleasantly surprised with what you can find. Remembering a friend or loved ones hobby is always the best option when finding a gift for someone, it helps them gain more with what they’re passionate about.

Today many of us have a camera either on they’re phone or one for holidays. These creative gift ideas for photographers as fantastic for people who love taking photographs. These gift ideas are just expensive cameras or equipment, they’re fun and quirky! To find out more about any of these gift ideas for photographers you can click on the link below them. Which gift idea is your favourite?

 

Camera Lens Pendant

20 Creative Gift Ideas for Photographers

CAMERA LENS PENDANT Black Bronze Red Blue Photographer Gift for Her Camera Necklace Graflex Lens Photo Under Glass, Not an Actual Lens. $13.95, via Etsy.

Photoshop Fridge Magnets

20 Creative Gift Ideas for Photographers

20 Creative Gift Ideas for Photographers

Though they won’t allow you to Edit > Undo that over-seasoned soup, or clone stamp a hole in your pie crust they can make you feel a little more at home in your kitchen. (link)

SLR Pinhole Lens

20 Creative Gift Ideas for Photographers

Simply slap this lens on your camera body for a lo-fi pinhole look (link)

Lens Bracelets

Designed exclusively for camera-obsessed photogs, this soft silicone bracelet is a replica of your lens’ focusing ring. (link)

The Level Camera Cube

The Level Camera Cube that slides into your camera’s hot shoe. Simply point at your subject and align the bubbles to set up a straight and narrow frame. (Available here: link)

The Bottle Cap Tripod

Need a tripod in a jiff? Grab the nearest soda or water bottle, stick on the Bottle Cap Tripod, and you’re set! Self-portraits, group photos on self-timer, and steady low-light shots just became a whole lot easier! (Available here: 1, 2)

Photoshop Frame

Designer Irina Blok has created the world’s first analog photoshop frame. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem to be available for sale anymore. Only 50 frames were produced (for $50 a pop!)… and they sold out like hot cakes (link)

Camera Phone Lens

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Universal 3 in 1 Camera Lens Kit for Smart phones (including iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, HTC, Motorola and More), Tablets, iPad, and Laptops includes One Fish Eye Lens / One 2 in 1 Macro Lens and Wide Angle Lens / One Universal Clip / One Microfiber Carrying Bag / with Camkix® retail packaging (Black) (link)

Camera Lamp

Transparent House chose a vintage camera and flipped the whole notion behind the camera: instead of taking in light, the camera is now the source. (link)

Cloak Bag

The Cloak™ bag is the world’s first shoot-through camera bag that allows a user with a DSLR or SLR camera to take photos without removing the camera from the safety of the bag. It’s the perfect fit for travelers or any photographer who has missed a shot simply because the camera was left in the bag. (link)

The Super-Secret Spy Lens

Meant to fit the end of your SLR’s zoom lens, this guy has a secret cut-out on the side and a precision mirror assembly inside. In short, you can shoot left, right, up, or down (it swivels 360 degrees), all while appearing to shoot straight ahead. (Available here: link)

Camera USB Drive

Just like a real DSLR, the lens detaches from the camera body. But lo, what is this? The lens is a USB stick, a most unique and stylish device for getting your photos and files from Point A to Point B (and even C and D!). (Available here: 1, 2)

The Camera Lens Mug

Mugs that are so realistic, you might have to use post-its just to remind yourself which is for coffee and which is for taking photos. (Available here: nikon mug, canon mug)

Inflatable Photo Studio

Inflatable portable studio has been officially released, U.S. company recently introduced a portable studio that can be inflated, referred to as IPS.It is reported that this inflatable studio (Inflatable Photo Studio, IPS) takes only three minutes to blow up, very fast and easy to use! Provided a total of two models to choose from, small 3.6 × 2 × 3m, large 6 × 3.6 × 3.6m, priced at 350 dollars and 500 U.S. dollars. (link)

Camera Phone Lenses

Attach to your cell phone and transform your standard flat phone photos into wide and up-close wonders.They work with any camera phone and attaching them is easy breezy! A detachable magnetic ring sticks to your cell, providing a sturdy, shake-free hold between the lens and your phone. (Available here: 1, 2, 3, 4)

Corner Frames

Designed by Yvonne Schroeder from German company Details, corner picture frames give solution for decorating the inside and outside corners of any wall. (link)

Mini Model Camera With 3 Lenses

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“This rare and tiny gem is a superbly detailed and a very real-looking 1/6 scale model of your own life-sized DSLR with every button, screen, switch, n’ dial in place. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any more want-worthy, three detachable lenses are included with removable lens hoods, too!” (link)

Product Design

32 Creative and Fun Office Stationery

When we think of office stationery, we rarely see them as creative and fun. Office Stationery is usually pretty boring and dull, but today we’ll be looking at office stationery which are unusual and fun.

Stationery has historically pertained to a wide gamut of materials: paper and office supplies, writing implements, greeting cards, glue, pencil cases and other similar items.

In today’s post we’ve gathered 32 Creative and Fun Office Stationery, want some inspiring ideas on how to spice up your office? Check out these creative and fun office stationery. Which one would you like in your office? Comment below!

 

Bullshit Button

32 Creative and Fun Office Stationery

This straight-talking bullshit Button allows you to call bullshit whenever you see it! Simply press the red buzzer to make it light up, buzz loudly and announce, that was bullshit! or shout, bullshit detected, take precautions! over a wailing siren. No friend, relative, teacher, or colleague will dare to bullshit you again after setting off the bullshit alarm. (buy)

AOK Apple Calendar

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. (link)

500XL Headphones

Sometimes bigger IS really better, especially when it comes to sound. (buy)

Rotating 360° Lego Sockets

32 Creative and Fun Office Stationery

Rotating 360° is a multi-outlet socket which allows each socket on it to rotate. (Designers: Cheng-Hsiu Du & Chyun-Chau Lin)

Lock Mug

Another cup which prevents most people from using it. Only the owner of the cup can use his shaped key to close the hole, pour the coffee and enjoy the drinking. (Designer: Efrat Gommeh)

Leaf-It Bookmars

32 Creative and Fun Office Stationery

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“Inukshuk” Magnetic Stones

A bunch of pebbles on your desk can transform to something meaningful…as meaningful as the stone landmarks used for navigation by the Inuits. Here is the modern age “Inukshuk”, magnetic stones that become a photograph holder, paper clip stand or a stress buster. (Designer: Dewa Bleisinger)

WTF? Office Stamp

When you can’t find the confidence to say what you’re really thinking, or when words just aren’t enough, a WTF? Stamp says it all. Use at home, the office and at parties. Use on complaint letters, bills, internal correspondence or to play a joke one someone. (buy)

Teeth Mug: Say No To Sharing

If you hate sharing your private mug – this Teeth Cup is what you need! It was noticed that this unique mug design can prevent others from using your cup. You can drink normally from the smooth side of the mug, or let the coffee dribble out a bit between the realistic gaps on the teeth side. (Designer: Megawing)

USB Led Beverage Cooler

The LED Beverage Cooler is retro styled and has a small blue LED inside. The LED helps your drink stay cool by tricking it to think the air inside the cooler is from the Arctic, because everyone knows that blue lights make you feel cold. So add a little style to your desk and keep your drink cold at the same time. (buy)

Mobile Tail

Mobile Devices have become a must have these days. This product looks like the tail of an animal! It can be used as a support holder for watching movies, internet lectures or TV shows on your mobile device. It can hold your mobile vertically or horizontally and the angle can be easily changed by attaching the tail on a different spot on the back side. (link)

Murder Ink

This 300-page sticky notepad is perfect for poison pen notes, letters of resignation, hit lists, and office to-do’s. Murder, Ink comes complete with blood spattered pen, so it’s sure to make a statement on your desk right beside that suspiciously sharp letter opener. (buy)

Free Form Ruler

The Free Form Ruler enables you to measure the length by “drawing” an invisible line, straight or curved. The unit of measurement is displayed and can be adjusted at the top. (Designed by: Monocomplex)

Ramo Branch Multi Tap

The Ramo Branch Multi Tap is a dramatic representation of power consumption and how gadget-dependent we are. It looks more artistic than practical and can literally grow to branch out by simply fitting in modular socket stubs. (Designer: Eunsung Kwon)

Waste Basketball

Now you won’t miss your rubbish anymore! Just shoot it right to the middle box, and you will get 1 rubbish score! (Designer: Li Jianye)

New Folder Deposits

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Talk Bubble

Speak up! These cartoon-inspired paper clips are the perfect way to draw attention to what you’re really trying to say. (buy)

Post-It Fruits

Designed by: D-BROS

Famous Mustache Pencils

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Light Blubs

This series of light bulbs take on forms which have gone way out of line, appearing as bulbous forms extending from industrial lamp shades. they take on various sizes and shapes, large masses taking over and in some cases, appearing as if they are almost starting to consume the pieces of furniture in which they are placed. (Designer: Pieke Bergmans)

Like / Dislike Stamp Set

Each Like/Dislike Stamp Set comes with two, self-inking stamps (that’s why we call it a set). Use the Like stamp for things you like and the Dislike stamps for things you don’t like. (buy)

Help! Bookmark

Paperclips with arms used as bookmarks. They appear to look like people that have been stuck between your pages. (link)

AIAIAI & Libertine Libertine USB Flash Drive

Limited edition USB project with Libertine Libertine and Pantherman. Every 2 GB USB is unique and made of wood.

My Document Laptop Case

The design turns the symbol everybody knows into a substantial bag. Either a user or a passerby will recognize such visual effect with a smile. My Document laptop sleeves are available in three sizes: 13.3 inches, 14.1 inches, and 15.4 inches. (buy)

Tetris Sugar by Danil Zdorov

Russian artist Danil Zdorov came up with a truly cool and geeky idea — Tetris Sugar! Inspired by the popular video game, these sugar pieces would definitely be a hit at any coffee shop. (link)

F-ck Photoshop: The Pencil For the Purist

Zach Hilder, a creative at BBH New York, created this pencil as a personal comment on design and advertising today. (link)

Pin Sprouts

Designers: Lim Ruiwen & Yong Lin

Drumstick Pencils

Part pencil, part drumstick and totally ready to rock the office. They come packaged as a pair, just like any good set of drumsticks should. (buy)

Gingko Leaf-It Stickers

Designed by: Appree

Birds On Wire Clips

If desktop clutter is ruffling your feathers, why not perch your favorite photos up above the fray! Birds on a Wire is a flock of eight blackbird clips strung on a 32 inch ”clothesline” — it’s a fun and easy way to display your pics, tickets, memos, and keepsakes. (buy)

Falling Bookend

The bookend is inserted in a concealed manner within the first book being supported, next to the binding of the book, so that the books seem to be hanging, almost collapsing on the figure under them. (buy)

One Pot, Two Lives

A planter and a fishtank joined together. (Designers: Sheng-Zhe Feng and Ling-Yuan Chou)