Everybody Needs a Hug » product designCompany Aamu Song, Johan Olin, Powerbook (2), Macbook, PC laptop, Elna Sewing machine, Bernina 800DL serger, Makita drill setti, MiniDV, 3 camera, Tool box (well equipped), Adobe Creative Suite, Macromedia StudioMX, Intern (1) comprise Company. They craft fun, delightful, whimsical, childish (in the best possible way), and engaging designs. Their products are a hybrid of naive functionalism and witty form. Here they are as Penguins! Design Incubation Center The Design Incubation Center is a unique place in the Department of Architecture School of Design and Environment at the National University of Signapore. ?? Atelier Hoko Some fascinating work coming from Singapore. “hoko began as a quiet diversion, away from what they had understood and experienced. Kit Men I am always struck when I find product design with a distinctly graphic sense. Nosigner “nosigner is somebody who designs invisible things without an explicit signature.” Leon Ransmeier Calfee Design; Bamboo Bicycle
Ryan Daugherty at UNSW Industrial DesignLivecell - Sustainable Self-charging Battery - Saikat BiswasLivecell is a self recharging battery that harnesses power from your movement. It can be used for any device but it's particularly great for small devices like remote controls, cordless mouse, small clocks, Wiimote etc. When the batteries of these devices run out, you don't even need to take it out, for example, when the batteries of your TV remote run out, just shake it for few minutes and it it would get enough charge for next few days. For Wiimote it's even better, you never have to remember to charge as you are moving and shaking it all the time anyways! *The rechargeable battery inside Livecell does run out after the end of charging cycles but it takes really long time and it's generally more than the lifespan of the common everyday products we use. **The one shown here is a AA size standerd battery but the Livecell system could be modified to fit into batteries of any shape and size.