The Design blog

The Design blog


Night Vision glasses will brighten up your visiblity as the sun sets!

Posted: 24 Dec 2011 01:11 PM PST

Anamika Gupta:

Most of the time, it becomes difficult for many of us to take a break from our working life and enjoy the beautiful environment of the night. But there are some that find some difficulty in night vision and believe it or not, they must be the real screwed ones to miss the peaceful exploration after the sunset. To overcome this issue, markets are already flooded with many promising products that guarantee to evade the vision problem in night. No wonder about such hopeful products, but Sanne – Marye Huijing, an Industrial design engineer, wants more exploration in such products. And so, she came up with some unique concept in the form of Night Vision glasses that will extend the horizons of sight in the dark. Night Vision glasses hold unique creativity of intellectual work by the designer.

Night vision glasses
Night vision glasses

This unique product holds its USP in its glasses and technique used for the development. The glass has Phosphorescent layered design that sends out the UV light, increasing the sight vision more accurately and clearly. As UV light has high intensity, it helps out to evade the invisibility to great extent. Moreover, it also has micro lens arrays that help in concentrating the light to the eye. The glass frame which is printed in ABS has a stylish appeal attached with durability. There are two small lithium batteries of 300mAh and 3.7 V at each of the frame's side, lending power for the UV LED (3.3 V, 20mA) light. These LED lights are situated on both sides of the glasses beside the lenses. The lenses are formed in mold type structure and are made from PMMA and vacuum.

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Night vision glasses
In this project a specific type of glasses is developed to increase the sight at night by means of these glasses sending out UV light into the environment.

Thus, Night Vision is a set of compound engineering that makes possible to enlighten up your sight, giving you the freedom of visibility.

Via: Sanne-Marye


A swirling entry by JDS Architects for the Bike City in Chongming

Posted: 24 Dec 2011 12:54 PM PST

Jaspreet Kaur Walia:

China is going to get a new landmark in the form of the Bike City, which will be located in Chongming. A young design studio named JDS Architects has designed a Spiral shaped park, named the Chongming Bicycle Park that will be an entry for the competition. The unique representation will unfurl an urban oasis in the heart of Shanghai, which will comprise of a multipurpose hall, a visitor center and, of course, a bike museum.

Bike City in Chongming
Bike City in Chongming

Functioning as a double helix will be the Bike museum that will be the flagship of the park. The exterior portion of the helix can be used to ride bikes and enjoy the view all through the ride. Swirling ramps form the heart of the design that makes it distinctive. The hilly island in the design is the multipurpose hall that can be used by people for various purposes. It can be used for holding conferences, competitions and even concerts.

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Bike City in Chongming
Bike City in Chongming from young design studio JDS

The most attractive part of the Bike City will be the visitor center. This will act as an entry point for all visitors. It will be a symbol for the park and will work as an information point as well as the main access for the Bicycle Park. It will enlighten people about the evolution of biking. Apart from this, the visitor center will signify the association of recreation, social awareness, technology and sport with biking in a clear and strong manner.

The Bike City is exceptional and will manage to attract a lot of people. The spiral shaped entry by JDS Architects will unquestionably give tough competition to other designs.

Via: Worldarchitecturenews


Suit+Case is a convenient luggage option for traveling businessmen

Posted: 24 Dec 2011 12:52 PM PST

Jaspreet Kaur Walia:

The Suit+ Case spells convenience and that too in big bold letters. Designed by Binyahmeen Hussain, a product designer specializing in CAD packages, the product is as unique as its name. The luxurious bag has been crafted keeping businessmen in mind. It so happens that they often tend to undertake a lot of short trips. Carrying a lot of luggage on one or two day trips not only becomes way too tedious and cumbersome, it even becomes more of a nuisance.

Suit+Case
Suit+Case

Hussain has created the case with a single compartment, a pair of aluminum hooks and of course, lots of straps to ensure the case stays in place. You can use the compartment to store a variety of accessories like shoes, watches etc. while it even makes available the facility to hang your coat properly when on the move.

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Suit+Case
Suit+Case by Binyahmeen Hussain

If on one side is the way the product has been created, on the other hand, the sturdiness would take you’re heart away. It will support your weight even when you sit on it. If you're waiting for the train to arrive and are in dire need of some much needed rest, then simply plop yourself on the case. Place it in a vertical manner and rest your backside on it to receive unmatched comfort.

While the designer has invested in innovation majorly, the end result is pretty amazing. Honestly, the outlay of the product is not only very eye catching, it is very helpful as well. Catering to every possible needs of traveling businessmen, this product would ensure it helps in relieving the travel stress involved in short trips.

Via: Coroflot


Vertically rotating museum tower for space-starved Tokyo

Posted: 24 Dec 2011 11:27 AM PST

Aravind Balasubramanya:

Here is a ‘revolution’ary concept that is being planned in the capital city of Japan -Tokyo. Spread over an area of 40,000 square feet, the vertically rotating fashion museum is the brainchild of Haiko Cornelissen along with Paul-Eric, Schirr-Bonnans and Marie Labarelle. It intends to bring a vertical shopping experience for the residents of Tokyo and visitors from around the world. It attempts to make vertical shopping as exciting as the horizontal window shopping in the Omotosando shopping district. The bottom few floors have been dedicated for parking, storage and the loading bays while the top few floors have been reserved for offices, runway, terrace and a skybar.

Rotating Musem Tower by Haico Cornelissen Architecten
Rotating Musem Tower by Haico Cornelissen Architecten


The actual idea has been inspired by vertical automated parking that is seen in Tokyo. Ten floors in the middle of the 20 storied structure are the exhibits. They have been organized by decades ranging from the 1920s to the present. The rotating exhibitions are made to loop through the vertical spaces of the museum. The exhibits as such have been neatly displayed through oval panes and look real elegant.

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Rotating Musem Tower by Haico Cornelissen Architecten
Concept for the Rotating Museum Tower in Tokyo is to make the museum a vertical shopping experience.

Thus, we see a different thinking here,wherein the fashions and styles come to the viewer in the order in which they actually appeared in the world! The visitor need not move at all. However, there is a second elevator-loop too which runs express to the skybar and runway located at the top of the building. A second exhibition has also been made in the facade of the building which can be viewed both from inside and outside the building.

The museum will be a great relief to the space-hungry city of Tokyo which incidentally is also the costliest city in the world!

Via: HaikoCornelissen


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