Tokyoflash has released futuristic and innovative watch, its first sound sensitive time piece, Tokyoflash Kisai OTO LCD Watch. Its reaction to sound or music is displayed using graphic equalizer display, it creates really cool visual effect on your wrist. Available in blue, red, amber and green LCD, each watch case and strap is made of high quality black anodized aluminum, thus, making it one of the lightest watch designs from Tokyoflash.
Reading time can be done as usual, the hours are displayed horizontally in upper left 2 columns while minutes are shown beneath. The seconds are displayed vertically in the column on the right. You can choose to turn on the equalizer mode or time only, when in equalizer mode, you would see cool LED light guide illuminates the beat when the ambient volume is loud enough. Touch the lower button, Tokyoflash Kisai OTO LCD Watch will display the current date where month is shown horizontally in the upper left 2 columns, the day below, and the year vertically on the right.
This watch is a USB rechargeable watch, one charge lasts for about a month, depending on the light used during equalizer mode. You can control the sensitivity level using the sensor which is located on the left side of the watch.
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The Moléculaire concept is actually a marriage of science and cooking, which is actually a 3D molecular food printer. This device is inspired by chefs who painstakingly and scientifically experiment with food to surprise the guests and provoke innovative ideas of cooking. The Moléculaire simplifies the existing hectic, tough and time consuming process of food experiment with this Computer Numerical Control (CNC) food printer for both domestic and professional kitchens. This gadget works with a layer by layer printing method using small elements from diverse ingredients, whilst providing accuracy, simplicity, repeatability and great tasting food. Vote for Moleculair here.
Interview with Nico :
What was the inspiration for your concept?
The inspiration was the experimental approach to molecular cooking. Even after several decades of molecular cuisine, it still seems to be an exclusive game for specialists. So it became my main goal to bring some of the fantastic possibilities and ideas of molecular cooking to all ambitious cooks with an easy to use, affordable appliance.
How does your concept fit into this year’s competition theme “Designs for the next 90 years”?
I think the idea of molecular cooking is forward-looking, but the procedures and methods of preparing molecular dishes are still conventional. I would like to change this with my concept. At first, the idea of printing food seems to be something straight out of a science-fiction movie, but on second thought it is not unrealistic at all. I even think that Moléculaire could be the future kitchen tool that opens up possibilities for food-makers interested in molecular cooking.
What are the main consumer benefits of your concept?
Moléculaire is a futuristic kitchen appliance that offers several new possibilities to professional chefs as well as home users. It’s based on a layer-by-layer printing technique that arranges small particles from a set of ingredients. Within minutes, it prints out three-dimensional desserts, complex structures, shapes for molecular dishes, and patterns for decorating a meal. In addition, it’s easy to use. You simply insert a blister pack into the reservoir, place Moléculaire on top of a plate, and press the start button. Users can also create their own recipes with special software and their own ingredients. Ambitious users can download recipes and share them with other users in an online community.
Describe the consumer research behind your concept.
I conducted interviews with chefs and did a lot of research on the Internet. These approaches helped me to understand users’ interests, concerns, wishes, needs and desires. The outcome shaped my initial ideas and helped them grow. The most difficult thing about designing for the future is predicting the possible social and technological developments (their direction and speed). Therefore, it was very useful to read reports like sociological studies about cooking and future scenarios about the development of new technologies.
What kind of materials would you use to build your concept?
For my concept, I would use polycarbonate as the main material. I plan on applying this material in three different variations, each providing the right characteristics for the different parts of my design. Transparent polycarbonate can be used for the window, black tinted for the lid/display, and white for the body. The robotic printer arm and head could be made from aluminum. A blue (O)LED backlight accentuates the processes inside the printer.
Who is your favorite designer?
I don‘t have a favorite designer.
What are your career goals?
After I graduate in 2010, I want to gain more professional experience in a product-design company. In the long term, I want to further develop my conceptual and strategic skills and step into product-related design management.
Tikk-Tekk Rainbow is an innovative and low-cost universal measuring device that uses visual, auditory and tactile feedback for measuring an object and is specially designed for visually impaired individuals. The device has been designed in a simple and straightforward manner that it can be easily used by all range of people to get accurate measurement readings. Two rings made of rubber plastic slips over each index finger of the user. As the measuring string loosen, the device plays a “tikk” sound after every centimeter and a “tekk” sound at each five centimeters. Moreover, embossed Braille numbers and printed digits are also showing the result of measurement.