Who knew Ping Pong could be so technologically advanced? The above table has an advanced computer system baked into the table, along with a touch surface that responds to voice and real object interactions. So that means you can see where every shot landed incase there is an earth shaking dispute over that double break point serve that just nicked the corner of the table.
The table is part of a broader list of Unbelievable Futuristic Design Concepts That Inspire Creativity.
Really neat CGI “flythrough” by Cristobal Vila that depicts the construction of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater and provides some interesting views of the building. Even though its a digital rendering, its a pretty neat video.
Luke, I am your rich father.
Make Your Franklin is a community creative project out of France where some folks redesigned the old “C” note. Some really interesting designs, including a few slightly NSFW. Clearly my personal favorite is the one above. :)
For the 2012 NFL season, the league will be switching over from Reebok to Nike as the official uniform supplier/designers for the 32 NFL teams. I don’t know how legit these concepts are, but here are all sorts of uniform concepts/suggestions for each of the NFL teams from a user named Lil Phil on Flickr.
National Football Conference (NFC)
Full Set of Photo Concepts
What I like about all of the uniforms is that there is a similar style or motif to each of the uniform designs, while still keeping the distinct and unique attributes of each of the team brands.
This is just brilliant. So simple.
tie tea cup.
You may have heard about The Gap’s recent inept attempt to redesign their logo. To demonstrate just how poor the decision making was there, the fine folks at ISO50 held a Gap Logo Redesign Contest, reaching out to the broader interweb design community to submit their own redesigns for the iconic logo. The results are, in my humble opinion, spectacular…with a couple of snarky designs thrown in for good measure! Just some amazing designs that reinforce just how bad the one that The Gap chose really is.
It appears that the geniuses at The Gap are now backpedaling on their decision making processes.
And for those few that really do like the new logo, you can generate a logo of your own right here.
In keeping with my post the other day about the compact kitchen, here is another all in one solution: a portable desk set made of EPS foam that includes a table, *two* chairs, lamp, storage and electricity. I can’t say this looks like a very comfortable workspace but the design and engineering behind it is pretty impressive.
Cool concept designs for Doritos packaging. It moves far away from the traditional bag and it would stand out big time on the vast store shelves of your local supermarket. I’d be curious how they would execute this for the smaller single serving packages, but that’s not my issue.
An interesting article from Nokia on how their industrial designers are incorporating human gestures into their mobile product/device design. They are basically tapping into the “relationship” that everyone has with their mobile device these days, and are using human gestures as a new dialect of interaction and communication with the phone. I’m sure we’ve all looked at our phone with one of those WTF expressions. It appears that in the future, there will be an app for that. :-)
Designer Fabio Novembre has installed fake fiberglass Fiats on the streets of Milan. Each fake car has a tree sticking out of it, thus contributing to reducing the carbon footprint.