Posts Tagged ‘design’

Canon 500D DSLR Promotional Handbag

Singapore-based design agency One Paradox came up with this nifty idea for a promotional handbag for the Canon 500D DSLR. The camera strap handles make it the perfect bag for any photographers’ trip to the grocery store.

(via Behance via Wanken via Photojojo)

Apple iCam: A Modular Concept Camera That Uses an iPhone for Brains

The Apple iCam is a concept camera by Italian designer Antonio DeRosa that imagines a future where cameras are modular and powered by smartphones. Smartphones have already invaded the compact camera market in recent years, but their small lenses and sensors keep them from being seen as suitable alternatives to more advanced cameras. The iCam camera changes that by adding a large sensor and interchangeable lens system to the mix. Simply attach your iPhone 5 to the case and you’ll have yourself a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with a huge LCD screen, fast processor, internet connectivity, and countless photo apps!
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‘Everything is Gold’ T-Shirt Features the Golden Ratio

Here’s a geeky shirt that’s relevant to photography: today’s Woot shirt of the day is titled “Everything is Golden“, and features the golden ratio! It’s available until the end of the day for $10 with free shipping.

Everything is Golden [Woot]

What Fujifilm’s Upcoming Mirrorless Camera Might Look Like

A designer in Japan created this mockup of what Fujifilm’s upcoming mirrorless camera might look like based on photos that were leaked earlier this week.
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Airframe: A Picture Frame That’s Shaped Like an Airplane Window

“Airframe”, designed by Korean designer James Kim, is a picture frame shaped like an airplane window.

Whether you are a seasoned traveler or new to the skies you can always have a lofty window seat view with this portal overlooking aerial views from your memorable vacation.

They come in sets of 3, which cost $47 each over in the designboom shop.

Airframe by James Kim (via @Photojojo)

Guess What the Shape of Sony Alpha DSLRs Was Inspired By? A Sock!

In interviews published on Sony’s website, the company’s designers talk about how its latest DSLRs are based on a styling technique called “Tensile Skin”, in which sharp lines and curved surfaces giving a “natural sense of tension”. What’s interesting is the tool they used to explore this idea: an ordinary sock. Art director Takuya Niitsu says,

What helped me explore this idea was an ordinary sock. As soon as I stretched the sock over our structural mock-up, it transformed the jumble of blocks into a coherent, sculptural unit. It looked fresh, and the jutting edges resonated nicely with the gentle contours. Although this unified whole could be called “monoform,” it was hardly monotonous, and there was a pleasant sense of tension. I knew that following this approach would lead us to the new shape for Alpha SLRs.

Discoveries in a new approach to design (via sonyalpharumors)

Walnut and Cherry Wood Coverings for the Fujifilm X100

Remember the light brown leather X100 special edition announced by Fujifilm a couple of days ago? While those might come with a unique limited edition serial number, the look apparently isn’t as unique. As a commenter pointed out, it appears to be a covering offered by a shop named Aki-Asahi Custom Camera Coverings. There are quite a few styles in addition to that look (which is named “Lizard Ochre”), including a couple of beautiful wood coverings crafted from walnut and cherry wood.
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Giant Picture Frame Doubles as a Table

Verena Lang of Ivy Design came up with this brilliant idea of a table that conveniently folds up into a giant picture frame when it isn’t needed. They’re built out of wood, plexiglass, and stainless steel, and cost about $2,200 on the Ivy Design site. Of course, you could always try your hand at building your own!

Picture Table (via DVICE via Make via Lifehacker)

Rotor: A Concept Camera That Uses a Stack of Mode Dials

If for some reason you hate both buttons and touchscreens, then Rotor is a camera for you. It’s a concept camera designed by Charlie Nghiem that bases its entire user interface around a stack of physical mode dials. Rotate any of the dials, and the corresponding settings appear on the screen.

charlie nghiem: rotor digital camera (via Geeky Gadgets)

Designer Creates “Touchband” Interface to Make Cameras More Usable

Designer Miha Feuš doesn’t think the user interfaces on low-end compact cameras are very useable for the average consumer, so earlier this year he set out to create a better camera interface. After a good amount of thinking, building, and testing, Feuš made this video to share his ideas, show off his prototype, and report on his results.

His design revolves around a “touchband”, which is a one-dimensional touch sensitive area positioned next to the screen. According to his user tests, the touchband is easier to use than both traditional button interfaces and newer touchscreen interfaces. Who knows, maybe one day we’ll know Feuš as the Jakob Nielsen of the camera world.