June 17th, 2015

BrakePack is a smart backpack for the urban cyclist. The bag provides signals and brake lights that are familiar to drivers, helping them anticipate and predict the cyclist’s intended direction.

January 4th, 2015

Purple is a modern take on the locket. It invites you to take a peek at what’s inside, pause from your hectic daily life, and smile.

September 10th, 2012

“Meme is a fashionable, wearable concept camera and display that encourages users to snap, share, and wear their photos in an instant.

Meme’s 8 MP camera lets users quickly capture high resolution images in the moment. These pictures may be shown on the display, stored on the device, or transmitted to a phone. Users activate the camera by pushing a single button to capture an image. A double click activates an automatic photo capture mode, which takes photos at a predetermined interval. That way, users can document an entire party, performance, or sporting event with minimal effort.

The e-ink display uses the same technology as Amazon’s Kindle e-readers. It preserves battery life since it only draws power to change the image.  The 167 ppi, 32-bit grayscale display allows Meme to match any style while reproducing images without the distractions of a backlit screen – the display is visible in daylight, doesn’t distract in low light settings, and can be set and forgotten until the urge strikes to display another photo.”

April 27th, 2012

“The 999Bottle is not just another water bottle. It is a beautifully designed system that helps you track and visualize the positive impact you can have on the environment by drinking from re-usable bottles instead of disposable ones.

The stainless steel bottle features a clever three numbered dial along its length to help you track of how many times you re-use it. Each time you refill, simply advance the dial one notch. The numbers steadily add up!

An accompanying iPhone app tells you what the numbers mean, giving context to your conservation through insightful visuals that graphically depict and share the impact of your efforts.”

February 1st, 2012

“We asked ourselves: Why is it not possible to share images right from a DSLR camera? Why do these cameras not help aspiring photographers grow in skill? Why is their software so limited that it’s still called “firmware?”

Camera Futura envisions the future of digital photography. It proposes a platform that leverages the best of the DSLR and the mobile device worlds. It is a new architecture that combines the lens and sensor together into one wireless unit. Dedicated apps built around a mobile software platform facilitate taking the “perfect picture” without an advanced degree in photography.

It is the inevitable solution for those who expect the power and simplicity of modern mobile devices but who also demand uncompromised quality.”

January 28th, 2012

“The issue with printers is not that we lack the necessary technology, but rather that the core design and usability issues have not been fully addressed. Traditional OEMs are making incremental improvements end up over-complicating what should be a simple process and producing over-bloated boxes that sit in our shelves.

So we decided to explore how to innovate printers.

Our initial design explorations yielded futuristic printer concepts such a “printing home hub,” a “Roomba printing device,” and other concepts that are 5-10 years out; but in the end we chose to focus our design work on a solution that that is near-term and breathes new life into this humble “peripheral” by radically simplifying it.”

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