Inoda+Sveje is an industrial design company who has successfully redesigned our contemporary bicycle. Bike 2.0 is a remake of our best personal transportation with uncomplicated technology at your fingertips. This bike has been designed with in-wheel motor and in-crank generator, this is why there’s no need for bike’s chain. You can use it as a normal bike, without the battery, or with the supportive battery hidden inside hydro-shaped aluminum. The design is meant to be contemporary in aesthetics and ethics, a symbiosis of form and technology, modern and historical, Bike 2.0 will use standard wheel and forks, because it just makes sense, but this also gives you the possibility to personalize your Bike 2.0.
Designers: Kyoko Inoda, Nils Sveje, Gustavo Messias, Peter Anderson.
With the philosophy of “Compliment without Compromise”, Black Design Associates designed Leica i9 Concept Camera for Apple iPhone4. Leica i9 concept provides you the same brilliant Leica’s professional CMOS image sensor and lens except with special body design where you can embed your iPhone4 on it. It’s the only professional camera that features iPhone4 case. The main objective of this design was to create a camera system that inspires photographers to shoot and then share their photos and videos at anytime and anywhere. So, let’s shoot and share.
[Press Release] The Leica i9 Concept for iPhone4exhibits a new way to combine your camera and smart phone.
EL SEGUNDO, CA, April 25th, 2011 – Black Design Associates, LLC announces the Leica i9 Concept Camera for Apple iPhone4.
A better camera phone designed for photographers. The Leica i9 concept offers the unmatched brilliance of Leica’s professional CMOS image sensor and lens, made specifically for the unparalleled processing, display and sharing capabilities of Apple’s iPhone4.
The i9 was designed with a “Compliment without Compromise” philosophy. If the best camera is the one that you have on you, then the better camera is the Leica i9 concept. The i9 is the only professional camera that’s also an iPhone4 case. The goal was to create a camera system that inspires photographers to shoot and share their photos and videos at anytime and anywhere.
The i9 offers an independent professional camera system with an ultra-compact body that doubles as a rugged protective case for your iPhone4. The i9 is a true ready-to-shoot camera with Leica’s superior range finder and a 0.3 second start-up. Photos or videos are stored on the i9’s internal flash memory (expandable with SD) and then uploaded onto your iPhone4 once the Leica app has launched.
The i9 is the ultimate point-and-shoot camera combining the high performance of a Leica (CMOS image sensor with effective 12.1 MP, professional lens with 8x optical zoom and 35 equivalent focal lengths and ready-to-shoot operation) with iPhone4 (retina display, multi-touch interface, extended storage capacity and mobile/wireless connectivity). Beyond camera features, the i9 and iPhone4 can share their independent batteries for extended operation.
The i9 takes professional photos and videos and allows you to easily compress and share your content to Email, MMS, Flickr, Facebook and/or YouTube directly from the Leica app.
To compliment Leica’s timeless design, the i9 includes an interchangeable backing for future generation iPhones. With upgradeable software and a growing list of iPhone features, the possibilities are limitless including a remote voice activated shutter control that as easy as saying, “Cheese!”
Electric fields and textures seen in the nature have given birth to Mazda Kaan designed by 6 innovative designers. This electric car is especially deigned to compete the E1 races. In order to reach 250 mph without any harmful emissions, Mazda Kaan uses a sub-level electro conductive polymer that powers the electric cars in a modern world. The design and look of the car is mind blowing. By sitting inside the car, one can feel that victory is for sure. So, let’s see how far this Mazda is going to take its future victory.
The MAZDA KAAN is an electric race car designed to compete in the E1 races, the pinnacle of international motorsports in terms of technology and popularity. In 2025, California freeways have been resurfaced with a sub-level electro-conductive polymer that powers the electric cars of the modern world. MAZDA’s patented electronic tire system uses this technology to power the KAAN to reach 250 mph with no harmful emissions!
The vehicles are piloted by individual drivers but teams are made up of thirty cars, all on the track together. Using strategies similar to those in cycling peletons, the tighter the group sticks together, the more aerodynamic and powerful it becomes.
Inspiration for the KAAN comes from electric fields and textures seen in nature, particularly those in a lightning bolt. The car is uniquely designed around its powerful electric wheels while the cockpit acts as a capsule to safely house the driver, allowing for tighter peloton formations and a team victory.
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Designer : Jacques Flynn, Carlos Salaff, Minyong Lee, Greg Lee, Tim Brown, and Jordan Meadows