Designs for the Better World

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Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: October 2008

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The Levitate Stone from the movie “Castle in the Sky”, written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki

How I wish I could fly.


Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: September 2008

Playing with “Rainbow” blocks of Neaf.

September 2008
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Oh, I forgot to mention (but you can clearly see) that I’m a big fan of Josef Muller Brockmann.


Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: August 2008

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Yeah, I know, the water looks like plastic. I’ll fix it later.


Got Interviewed!

I got interviewed by Lisa Katayama and it’s posted in io9.com and Gizmodo.com! It’s also introduced in her blog. Thanks a lot, Lisa!!

By the way, I’m working on a new calendar design for August. It’ll be ready pretty soon. Hope you come back to check it out.

Got interviewed by io9 and Gizmodo!


Looking Glass for iPhone: App Integration

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Mail, iCal, phone, Map with GPS, Google Docs, etc. etc. with real time scan search

Looking Glass for iPhone2

See also #1 of this concept.


Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: July & August – Monpazier, France

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Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: July – Santorini, Greece

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Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: June & July

Check out July version, too.

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Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: June 2008

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Petitinvention- Best of May

1.(iPod Touch + iMac + Macbook Air) / 3
(iPod Touch + iMac + Macbook Air) / 3
The concept of this is very simple: a little larger iPod Touch that works as a mac (that I could buy for less than $1,000).

2.Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: May & June
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As of now, this is the only June calendar I have, so I’ll add a few more.

3.iPod Touch Camera?
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With this, it would be a lot easier to blog outside, but the function I like the best about this is the WiFi indicator.

4.Future of Mobile Search for Diet
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I could’ve made a bar graph with an image of a glass of beer or a bar of ice candy.

5.10-Key + Calculator
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If there was this kind of product, I would definitely buy the Apple’s wifi keyboard.
There are a lot of 10-key keyboards that work as a calculator, but they’re a bit bulky. I’ve been thinking about a way to ‘hide’ the display part when I don’t need it.

Actually I wanted to introduce the sketches in my Moleskine for all the ideas above, but 4 of them came straight out from my head, so there’s only one shown.

(Extra) External Touch Screen


Thanks to Smashing Magazine, there have been so many visitors from their post “Beautiful And Original Product Designs“, where my concept “External Touch Screen” is introduced among other designers’ ideas. Thank you so much!!

The reasons why I’m having the slow update are 1) I’ve been still learning how to use a new 3D app, 2) the ideas I’ve come up with these days are a little more promising than usual that I think I can use for design competitions so I won’t disclose them now, and some other reasons.


Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: May & June

Mont Saint-Michel in France!

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And if you like the card, you can download the PDF file to try to make your own card.
PDF download

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iPhone May Wallpaper – Japanese Calligraphy version

Japanese calligraphy iPhone calendar

Japanese calligraphy!


Petitinvention- Best of April

These are the top five April posts which got the most access this month.

1. Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: May 2008
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This has turned a lot more popular than I expected, so I’ll make many other calendars in this style. I have to ask my uncle again to do the calligraphy.

2. Don’t Leave Your Trash for Long


I made the design look very fun, so there are so many pingbacks
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If your icon on the desktop changes its design by lapse of time, I thought it would be helpful telling you it’s becoming old. And these too are of the same concept: icons that change their designs when a certain condition is met.
Folder Icon That Talks #1
How Much More Data Can I Burn?

3. Funny USB Memory Sticks #2
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I also want other gadgets like this to “talk” to you so that you can get the info you need instantly.

Related posts:
Funny USB Memory Sticks #1
Funny USB Memory Sticks #3

4. Look at What You Don’t See Through Glass
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This is the third post of this series. I have a few more ideas in my Moleskine, so I’ll make posts later.

Related posts:
Future of Internet Search: Mobile version
Future of Mobile Internet Search: Application

5. Quick View of File Directory

I don’t know what will happen when you use this to see the “Library” folder in your mac, though…

Thank you all for your interest and comments!


Desktop Calendar #3: Helvetica in 3D- May 2008

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Desktop Calendar Wallpaper #2: May 2008

Cesky Krumlov Castle!

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Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: May 2008

Japanese calligraphy version

(Sorry, I just fixed a typo.)

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Added a new one for May.


iPhone / iPod Touch Desktop Calendar Wallpapers for April 2008

iPhone / iPod Touch Desktop Calendar Wallpapers for April 2008

Neuschwanstein, Germany!


Calendar Wallpaper #4: April 2008

Nyhavn, Copenhagen
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Calendar Wallpaper #3: April 2008

Autoire, France!

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Cesky Krumlov Calendar Wallpaper: April 2008

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Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: April Macbook Air

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Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: March – April 2008

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iPhone / iPod Touch Desktop Calendar Wallpapers for March 2008

iPhone / iPod Touch Desktop Calendar Wallpaper for March 2008

iPhone / iPod Touch Desktop Calendar Wallpaper for March 2008


Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: March 2008

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Here‘s another one for March and April.


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