Sci-Fi Design: The Tokyoflash Kisai Console Watch

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B0045ZUY16″ locale=”us” height=”110″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/319MALGhkTL._SL110_.jpg” width=”110″]Design usually predicts future technology before that technology actually exists. The Kisai Console Wood LED watch from Tokyo Flash, is part science fiction control panel, and mostly a fully functional digital timepiece. It seems like something of a confused product, with a wooden band and bezel for the display,…

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Nissan BladeGlider: The Future Is Electric

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”1847974619″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51sdg8W1HhL._SL160_.jpg” width=”129″]Nissan has revealed a new concept car they are calling BladeGlider. No, it’s not a flying car, but it does blend dragster and airplane design. The best thing about this futuristic concept design is that Nissan is suggesting it will actually make a real production run of this beauty.…

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CLOG Investigates Sci-Fi Architecture in Latest Issue

CLOG is an seasonal architecture magazine that investigates a particular topic. CLOG issues are made up of short, usually one page articles by various architects, critics, and writers. Their latest issue points CLOG’s contributors at science fiction. Contributors are often left to cover a wide variety of subjects within that topic. Mark Durmel discusses the homegrown…

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Electrolux Design Lab 2013 Winner: MAB

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B001PB8EJ2″ locale=”us” height=”80″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31C7DmHS6ZL._SL110_.jpg” width=”80″]Futuristic home appliances are a staple of futurist design. Dishwashers and microwaves that could ‘sense’ when your food was cooked or your dishes had cleaned were a huge part of the mid-century futurism movement. As the average household became more and more ‘electrified’, many people (including those heads of…

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Biomimetic Treehouse: Your Future Home

Biomimetic design is the imitation of the structures, elements, and systems of nature. The future will be filled with biomimetic inspiration. Architecture, transportation and furniture design are all moving in this direction. The Embryo and Roost treehouse designs by Antony Gibbon Designs  are perfect examples of biomimetic design. Could this be your new future home? According to Gibbon’s website: “The cylindrical…

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