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Polaroid iPhone Dock Concept

I wish there were an iPhone dock that instantly prints out the photo you take.


If you upload the photo to a website, you can add an QR code for the url on the back. For a geo-tagged photo, you can also include the map to show where the photo was taken.
Yes, I’m one of those people who still relish the feel (and smell) of photos.

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Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: November 2010

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“Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.”
Mark Twain

Yeah, I know it’s ahead of time, but there can be times when I do this in time, right?
This is a great quote I love of Mark Twain.


Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: October 2010

瀬を速み岩にせかるる滝川のわれても末に逢はんとぞ思ふ
Although a swift stream is divided by a rock in the strong flow,
in the end it unites again.

This is one of my most favorite waka poems I learned in school. It’s from a famous poetry anthology in the Heian period.


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Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: August 2010

Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model.
Vincent Van Gogh


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Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: July 2010

Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.
Nido Qubein


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“Life is like a box of …” iPhone Wallpapers

Is it only me who is reminded of square chocolates in a box when looking at the colorful icons on the iPhone screen? No? Then here are iPhone wallpapers that make you think so.


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Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: May-June 2010

“When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.”
Ronald Reagan


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Sorry for the delay. So many things have been happening around me and I can’t even timely reply to press request messages. (Those who follow me on Facebook can easily figure out what’s happening though.)


Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: April 2010

“Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!”
Wallace Stevens


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Phew! I was in time for the beginning of the new month this time.
I like the houses in Kaysersberg (in north-eastern France) and for this calendar I tried to mimic them. Hope you like it.


World Cleanest Graffiti— iPhone App Concept

There are a number of drawing iPhone apps available, but I think it would be fun if you could paste the picture you draw on a real wall, but virtually.


Draw a picture with your iPhone.


Choose the wall you want to paste the picture on.


Point and paste the picture. Resizing possible.


Share it with people on an online map.


Or share with only the person you choose. And if you want someone to go to a place (physically) to see the picture, just choose “local share” only.
This is just like an old bulletin board outside and might work well if you want to convey your feeling to someone.


The images can be seen through your iPhone just like usual graffiti from any angle.

Thank you again for the great photos, *momoc.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wtkn/

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Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: March 2010

“To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.”
Henri Bergson


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Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: February 2010

There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Thanks for all the positive comments and requests for calendar wallpapers. Sorry I got late again.
I think I’ll add a few more variations this time on my Flickr later.


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Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: January 2010

“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.”
John Pierpont Morgan

Sorry I got late again.
A great quote. This makes me want to get out of a comfy place to challenge new things. So I designed a frosted window seen inside of a room. Let’s get out!


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iPetals

I like Fandi Meng‘s great “Sunny Flower” concept very much and was inspired a lot by the design.

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It’s a solar charger for an iPhone. Based on Fandi’s design, I made it work also as an iPhone stand.

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petals colored with different lightness

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See animation at Vimeo.

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iPhone Dock Sketches

iHammock

I use my iPhone at work and at home. When I’m at work in the office, I can’t make it ring loud when there’s an incoming phone call or an email, so I change the setting to the silent (vibration) mode. But when it vibrates on my desk, it makes even louder noise than a beep, so I was thinking if I could make something soft to put my iPhone on so that it doesn’t rattle when vibrating, and thought that a hammock style would be fun. It looks like your iPhone is relaxing on a hammock, so I added a parasol that works as a solar power battery charger. You open and flip the parasol in the sun to get electricity and close and fix it on the hammock to charge your iPhone.
“iHammock”?

Just for fun again.

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Wouldn’t it be nice if you had a 3D screen that displays stereoscopic images of music visualizer and stocked photos when your iPhone is docked? It’s like a combination of my old ideas (snow globe screen and iAcqua).

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3D screen and a speaker

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Cover flow in the water flow?

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This one tilts a bit when your iPhone is docked, making the speakers and the transparent screen float.
It tells you when there’s a phone call and an email by rocking from side to side.

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Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: September 2009

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Sorry it took so much.
This is one of my favorite quotes that my teacher taught me when I was in 5th grade of elementary school. In Japanese it says like “No genius can compete with someone who’s making continuous efforts”. Since I knew that quote, I try to do what I want to be good at little by little but every single day.


Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: August 2009

Finally I was in time for the calendar wallpaper entry for Smashing Magazine.

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And this is another version exclusively for this blog.

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iAcqua

Maybe I’m into projector concepts.

It’s an iPhone stand with a transparent touch screen, speaker and projector.
Dock your iPhone at the top.

iAcqua- iPhone speaker, visualizer, projector

Tilt it slowly to either side and your photos, songs or movies start running one after another at random like water coming out from a fountain. Each image will disappear in a few seconds. You can touch a photo to see it, a movie to play and a music icon to play the song.

iAcqua- iPhone speaker, visualizer, projector

iAcqua- iPhone speaker, visualizer, projector

Now turn up the faucet and when the dish is full, the images will be spilled on the floor, which are actually projection from the stand. You can also tilt the stand to spill images little by little to a certain direction.
And now you can play with larger images.

iAcqua- iPhone speaker, visualizer, projector

When you play music, you can see the visualizer working. Spill the visualizer on the floor and you see “full-screen” projected visualizer!

iAcqua- iPhone speaker, visualizer, projector

iAcqua- iPhone speaker, visualizer, projector

behind the scenes
Behind the scenes on my Flickr
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Sketches

Before going to a new item, I dug a few sketches from my Moleskine.

single plate bookshelf
a bookshelf made of a single wooden board

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a desk made of a single wooden board

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Mitsubishi and two other Japanese firms invented this foliage plant-like solar cell module by using organic thin-film solar cells. I thought it would be nice if there’s something good to look at and environmentally friendly in your room like this.

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Swing, Charge & Study

Sway, Charge & Study
Swing this many times and you get some electricity to charge your iPhone. This time, its motion censor sends your form data to your iPhone so that you can see your own golf swing animated.

Sway, Charge & Study

Sway, Charge & Study

Sway, Charge & Study
Compare your form with that of Tiger Woods?

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Caution: Make sure you are not too close to anyone when playing.

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See also the previous post.


You Can Work It Out

handgrip battery charger

handgrip battery charger

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See #2 of this concept.


Would Be So Much “Phun” On iPhone!

I’m absolutely in love with Phun, a free game like 2D app for kids, where they can learn physics, science and so many other stuff.
What I think is that it would be much more fun to play it with the iPhone because you can actually tilt it to see what happens.
I happened to find a similar application called iPhysics, but I think Phun has a lot more functions and is really educational for kids.

Phun on the iPhone

Phun on the iPhone

Phun on the iPhone

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Simple iPhone Game to Cool Down

Would this cool you down a bit or just make you thirstier?

simple iphone game for cooling down

simple iphone game for cooling down

simple iphone game for cooling down

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Just a Sketch

next-gen macs?

Next-Gen Macs?

Next-Gen Macs?


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