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Best of 2008

best of petitinvention 2008

With so many things that happened at the end of this year, I couldn’t make many posts this month. My updating pace will be unpredictable in 2009 as well, but I hope I can have more fun than this year.
By designing stuff for this blog, I learned a lot about design, so next year, I’ll try something new again. I’m thinking of make animation of the devices I make to post them on YouTube. Not sure if I really can, but I want to try that. Oh, one more thing. I really want to do something more tangible, not just creating stuff on the web.

Anyway, I truly appreciate your support. Here are the 20 posts you liked the best in 2008.

1. Future of Internet Search: Mobile version

2. Just a Sketch: Mobile Phone

3. iPod Touch Camera?

4. iPhone / iPod Touch Desktop Calendar Wallpapers for March 2008

5. Future of Mobile Internet Search: Application

6. horizontal keyboard app for iPhone

7. My Dream Mac (Macbook Touch? Mac Nano?)

8. External Touch Screen

9. Desktop organizing wallpaper

10. iMac Calendar Wallpaper

11. Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: April Macbook Air

12. Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: March 2008

13. Future of Mobile Search for Diet

14. Look at What You Don’t See Through Glass

15. Looking Glass for iPhone

16. Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: February 2008

17. Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: May 2008

18. You Can Work It Out

19. Future of Mobile Search- Power of Visual

20. Future of Mobile Search- Search Beyond Time

Personally, I like this hygrometer and this mac-like mobile phone. And of course, I want to have this looking glass device some day.

I will be able to make a few big announcements next year, so please come back to check them out.


December Calendar Wallpaper #2

Eiffel tower

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Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: December 2008

Røros-Tweed

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By the way, I wanted to create a Xmas animation for every Christmas, but I have to give up this year. If you haven’t seen the movie I made last year, take a look.
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Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: November 2008

 Holy Cross Church – Rauma, Finland

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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.

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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.


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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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.
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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.


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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Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: March 2008 part1

March 2008

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I’m planning to make some more for March.
Drop me a comment, please.


Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: February 2008

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Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: January 2008 – Requested

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I finally got the hang of the new software needed to design something in 3D, so I’ll keep posting the designs in this style. February calendar is coming very soon.