Disposable USB Sticks, For Those Sad Memories You Don't Mind Losing

The creative minds of Art Lebedev have once again thought of something interesting to do in the USB world—cardboard. The design team's concept "Fleshkus" memory sticks are supplied on printed card, with users able to tear one off as needed and write a description straight onto the back. [Art Lebedev via UberGizmo] » 2/15/11 7:00am 2/15/11 7:00am

Chair Burns Calories For You (Through Torture)

The Hobart I-Cool seat concept has your best interests at heart. It wants you to lose weight but knows that you shouldn't have to leave your chair to do so. Using a "proprietary" system for "temperature regulation," users are said to shed pounds while just sitting there in a fashionable "micro environment." But to us,… » 10/29/08 12:15pm 10/29/08 12:15pm

Flying Cars, Cloud Cities and Other Forgotten Inventions of Buckminster…

Buckminster Fuller might best be known for the molecules named after him and dome designs that inspired structures such as the Epcot center. But even more impressive is The New Yorker's rundown of Fuller's life and forgotten inventions, such as his three-wheeled, all-terrain car with a periscope, cities designed to… » 6/02/08 11:00pm 6/02/08 11:00pm

Chute Smartphone Concept Puts Wood in Your Pant Pockets

The Chute Smartphone concept is a vision of the future, a future where cellphones are made of Bamboo, where cellphones have names like Chute and where pot is not outlawed renewable sources of energy have finally reached ubiquity. The details on the gadget that lies beneath the woody exterior is not mentioned beyond it… » 2/16/08 10:30pm 2/16/08 10:30pm

Metaphys Designs Shown Off at 100% Design Tokyo

These Metaphys designs were shown off last month at the 100% Design Tokyo Show, but they're cool enough that we wanted to show you anyway. The Japanese brand Metaphys, which is lead by designer Chiaki Murata, puts out cool stuff like the Lunacalente CD player shown above, as well as the flip-open toothbrush and the… » 12/03/07 5:00pm 12/03/07 5:00pm