Drawing inspiration from the human touch with nature and each other, German designer Andrea Ortega has created a portable workstation that fold into a suitcase for easy storage and transportation. Comprising a chair and table, the foldable furniture unit lets the users move their workspace with them to work wherever they want. Apart from being used as a single unit, the mobile workspace also supports teamwork, as it could be plugged with other units to allow interaction or discussion on a mutual project.
Even an ordinary piece of furniture on a camping site is no less than a luxury, if you have a proper chair and table or workstation at your dispose, you cannot ask for more than that. Conceived by Brazilian designers Paulo Henrique Storch and Rafael Calloni, here is a camping chair-table concept that provides a comfortable space to work and dine without slinging your ass on the muddy floor or bricks. Made in polypropylene, steel and aluminum, the portable furniture is not only lightweight and durable but when not in use also folds into a compact unit for easy storage and transportation. Measuring 72 x 77 x 40cm (WHD) in dimension, the camping furniture is just ideal for small or large groups of campers aging between 15 to 50 years.
The size of the mobile screen defines user experience. Larger the screen better the experience. However, it is hard to come across full touch screen mobile phones with zero hard buttons and almost all the functions shifted to touchpad. Kingyo has created one such interesting handset interface, called the Blue Bee in which the touchpad has been placed at the back of the phone’s body.
This extends the screen to almost the entire body, thereby increasing the display space and means of interaction. Blue Bee also has a very slim smart phone and its neat and friendly user interface resembles the Windows Mobile 6.5 interface.
We have seen some of the most innovative mobility devices in the past, but their bulky size and complex controls at times make them more a bane than a boon for the user. Making life easy for the physically disabled, French designer Grayson Stopp has come up with a multi-functional scooter called the “EAZ” that allows effortless, safe and brisk movement to the rider. Intended toward moderately disabled people, the two-wheeled transporter features a minimal design while being stylish and functional. Looking like a Segway, the new disabled human transporter offers a refreshing device to the disabled mobility market.
American fast food chains in Tokyo are working really hard to try and attract their Japanese clientele. Getting its act together this time is the Burger King’s new chic restaurant in Tokyo. Conceptualized as a place to relax with friends and family, Burger King has introduced the first “Musical Shower” booth system in the upscale joint, so that its customers can savor the goodies while they are all ears to their favorite tracks.
The fast food chain’s latest joint has been provided with sound spots in the walls to hold your iPod/iPhone and play your choicest music. The system has a special speaker/reflector in the form of an umbrella hanging above the table. Interestingly, only the people sitting in the booth can hear the music being played.