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
I will be able to make a few big announcements next year, so please come back to check them out.
1.(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
As of now, this is the only June calendar I have, so I’ll add a few more.
3.iPod Touch Camera?
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
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
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.
Hi. I’ve been struggling over how to properly use a new 3D app for a few days. It’ll take a few more days (at the earliest), but after that the images I post in this blog will be a way better. I hope something like this will look more realistically.
I’ll make a decent post about this image later anyway.
I started this blog just 4 months ago. Thanks to all who visited this site, petitinvention has been chosen one of “blogs of the day” a few times, featured in Yanko Design, TUVIE.com, this next, ffffound, swissmiss, and picked up in a few magazines. I have even got job offers and been talked a few times about actually developing some items I introduced. I never thought it would turn out this way, so I’m always surprised. I can’t thank you all enough.
So here I want to introduce the 20 posts that got the most access so far (as of March 22, 2008).
This is by far the most accessed post which got almost twice as many visits as the next one. I really dream of using this kind of device. I thought of this device because I always wonder why I have to input keywords to search what I want to know. I search because I don’t know what it is. If I know the right words to search, that means in most cases I KNOW about it. Especially when you use the image search, you must feel that way, too.
This is the most surprising to me. There are some other calendars that I like more, but this calendar got the most access. Many people still download this calendar even though it’s already the end of March. You may know this building, but this is Stockholm City Hall. The other one I added later is Christchurch Cathedral.
Menton, Côte d’Azur. Noticed the background color is of a lemon?
I got used to handling my iPod Touch now, but still want it to work this way.
Now that I know the morph concept by Nokia, I want this one more.
From the very first post I made here. By fully using the screen width, there could be a better keyboard app like this.
Everybody’s desktop is so messed up, I figured.
iPhone’s wallpaper is seen only when its power is on, so I wasn’t sure if its wallpaper would be popular, but there turned out so many people who use “iPhone wallpaper” to search for a good iPhone wallpaper.
I posted this right after Macbook Air was revealed, and got so many visitors searching for its calendar.
One of the oldest posts I made. I still want iTunes to work this way.
This has been popular mainly because of so many people in Norway accessed the page.
I’m still finding some other ways of using the device, so I’ll make a few more posts about it later.
Yeah, I like this one very much, too. I made it just because a newspaper with an article of this castle happened to be on my desk and I got to like its beauty.
My Powerbook has been dead, so I want to buy a new laptop, but if my iPod Touch could work this way, it would be a little helpful.
I’m planning to make a few more themes for iGoogle later (if I have any time).
Wanna hear more from you what kind of iPhone wallpapers you want.
Another item that was on a magazine. There must be a lot more ways to use it.
I love Moleskine, so I want to buy something like this. Moleskinize!
20. Customize Gmail Icon in Menu Bar
Gmail has “labels”, so this could be possible, I guess.
About petitinvention & me is actually ranked no.6. I’ll post some “behind-the-scene photos” of my Moleskine if there are requests.
Oh, please check out my Twitter. I use it as a without-image version of this blog.
P.S. This is a header image I used when I started this blog.
Thanks to all your interest, Petitinvention is chosen one of “Blogs of the Day” of WordPress for December 18, 2007. I really appreciate everyone who visited Petitinvention. I’ll introduce more and more interesting ideas for the coming holidays and next year. Looking forward to your comments!