Rotor Digital Camera

Designer Charlie Nghiem reinvents the digital camera's user interface

The Rotor Digital Camera, a concept developed by designer Charlie Nghiem, is in an effort to reinvent a new interface for using digital cameras. Offering an innovative way of browsing through features and options, the Rotor gets rid of buttons all together, instead using a rotational cylinder to scroll through the settings. The functions of a standard digital camera remain the same, but the user …

Vintage Mercedes Prototypes

Three old Benz concepts that we wish saw the light of day

As a recent guest at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, I fostered a new understanding and appreciation for the brand and its history. Inventors of the automobile, Daimler is constantly innovating and exploring new solutions for safety, comfort and performance. During the tour there were three prototypes that really caught my eye. An evolution of the iconic 300 SL gullwing, this 1955 300 SLR hardtop …

What the Hella?

A sustainable body waxing concept by NYC design firm The Way We See The World

by Jack Shaw What the Hella?, a set of sustainable hair-removal products by New York design studio The Way We See the World, combines sustainability and aromatherapy in one DIY concept. The tongue-and-cheek name comes from designer Hella Jongerius’ experiments using sustainable chicle latex for The Nature Conservancy’s Design for a Living World exhibition. “I really don’t know what to do with this material,” Jongerius …