Posts Tagged ‘ industrial design ’

Naomi Kizhner’s Parasitic Powered Jewelry


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In the dystopian future of The Matrix, humanity has been converted into a renewable crop by energy-starved sentient machines, with “farms” of human bodies harnessed and harvested for their metabolic output. It’s one of those disturbing sci-fi premises which can leave one suspicious of artificial intelligence, robotic vacuums, and the whole “internet of things” trend. But maybe Agent Smith and his robotic compatriots were onto something in regards to the human body as a renewable energy source. The ‘e-pulse conductor’ is a pendant without a chain, harvesting bioelectricity from the human body’s neurological system, “plugged” into the spine via pincer interface. Industrial design graduate student, Naomi Kizhner of Jerusalem’s Hadassah College envisions jewelry one day serving purposes beyond adornment, a three-piece collection connecting and converting the human body into one gigantic battery for biological data feedback. Energy Addicts’ entomological-styled accessories hints of early David Cronenberg at hisbest/worst, the jewelry’s macabre beauty furthered by how each piece is worn: sharp pincers and stings pierce skin, establishing an “interface” between body and each bio-electrically powered accessory. Blood Bridge: designed to tap directly into the action of ulnar artery – the body’s main blood vessel – the pulmonary flow of the heart spins an enclosed wheel to generate electricity.

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Stunning Digital Sculptures by Adam Martinakis


general 01 02 04 05 07 10Check out this collection of a stunning 3D digital sculptures by Greek and Poland-based artist, Adam Martinakis. Adam studied Interior Architecture, Decorative Arts and Industrial Design at the Technological Educational Institute of Athens, and since 2000, has been working and experimenting on computer-generated visual media (3d digital image – animation, digital video, new media). He also teaches digital arts & design, graphics, interior design and ceramic design at multiple art institutes.

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Naturally Clicquot Bottle Cover


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Veuve Clicquot has come up with a new form of innovative packaging made with potatoes and recycled paper that can keep the bottle chilled for up to two hours. Created by French designer Cédric Ragot, the Naturally Clicquot bottle cover is made from potato starch and recycled paper, and is likewise recyclable. The cover can keep a bottle of the brand’s Brut Carte Jaune cold for up to two hours once it’s been chilled in the fridge beforehand. A user-friendly handle allows for easy transport. In 2011, Belgian designer Mathias Van De Walle created a foldable origami-style champagne bucket for Veuve Clicquot that could be reused up to four times.

Giant Robotic Beetle


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Japanese machine shop owner hitoshi takahashi built this 11-meter-tall robotic walking beetle called KABUTOM RX-03. The mobile sculpture, which takes its name from kabuto — a type of rhinoceros beetle typical to Japan — features characteristics typical to the insects like pointing horns and elongated legs. With over 30 moving parts, the machine includes a variety of technological details, such as the ability to shoot steam from the top of its head and its remote controlled legs that can reach speeds up to 4 kilometers per hour. Weighing 17 tons in total, the robot can transport up to seven people with one driver riding on top and six occupants fitting in an internal compartment.

The Pixels Crossing Sensory Tunnel By Miguel Chevalier


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Using LED technology ‘the pixels crossing’ by french designer miguel chevalier is a sensory artwork completed in collaboration with traffic and sound composer Michel Redolfi. Installed inside the temporary tunnel, connecting the Forum des Halles and the Place Carrée in Paris, the light piece features successive, multicolored graphical scenes that harmoniously follow to a musical rhythm. A cadenced wave pattern of sound palpitates from the walls with light diffracting within the alveolar polycarbonate panels. Spanning along the 40m tunnel, the 4m high sensory artwork enriches pedestrian’s experience as they walk along the transit route transforming a regular tunnel into a magical and contemporary passage.

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Aston Martin DBC Concept By Samir Sadikhov


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With a portfolio filled with work for lamborghini such as the CGI renders for the press images of the aventador J and urus SUV, transportation designer Samir Sadikhov has presented a his latest super car design study that brings a rear mid-engine/rear-wheel drive layout into a completely re-designed Aston Martin. Dubbed as the ‘DBC concept’, the Aston departs from traditional long hood and short deck styling cues and integrates a refined silhouette that references the design profile of the DBR1.

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Makerbot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner


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With just two clicks, the makerbot digitizer desktop 3D scanner’s simple yet sophisticated software creates clean, watertight 3D models that are ready to 3d print. The new york-based company optimized the whole system to work seamlessly with the 3D printer of your choice. The desktop scanner outputs standard three-dimensional CAD file formats so that one can animate, and transform objects in a third-party modeling program. Makerware for digitizer contains an algorithm that connects hundreds of thousands of points into a seamless digital mesh in just seconds. there’s no patching, or repairing required, so one can skip straight to the creative process.