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Best of 2009

Top 20 Posts for 2009

1. Infographic Coins

2. Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: May 2009

3. Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: July 2009

4. iPhone Dock Sketches

5. Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: August 2009

6. Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: March & April 2009
desktop calendar wallpaper march&april 2009 playsam streamliner classic

7. red dot design concept award 2009

8. Speech Balloons for the Hearing-Impaired

9. Trou – Hologram Projecting Flexible Mobile Phone Concept

10. Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: October 2009
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11. Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: Jan&Feb
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12. Snowcorn: Another Sixth Sense Device Concept

13. Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: September 2009
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14. iAcqua

15. World Clock

16. iPetals

17. Sign Language Interpreter

18. Funny USB Memory Sticks #5

19. 3D Desktop Concept

20. Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: June&July
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All Time

Future of Internet Search: Mobile version

Just type “future” in Google Image Search and you can see my images listed in the results. Other top search terms are “calendar design”, “ipod touch camera”, “desktop wallpaper”, etc. Thank you, Google!


Most Viewed Image on Flickr

iPod Touch Camera?


This year I joined Vimeo, Twitter, LinkedIn and FFFFOUND!

On Vimeo, I upload the animation of the devices I make for this blog. I’ll update my YouTube later.

Twitter is where I post little ideas and other updates not posted in this blog.

On LinkedIn, Behance Network and Coroflot, I’m trying to expand my professional connections.

On FFFFOUND and My Likes on Vimeo, you can see what I found interesting on the internet. (Favorites on YouTube is for my kids.) I update FFFFOUND every day, so check it out.

Also I use Flickr to post photos of my daily life and images used in this blog as well as photos of the books I read and sketches in my Moleskine. I’m thinking of uploading lots of botched images that couldn’t be brought to light in this blog like this.

Resolutions for 2010

Looking back at the resolutions for 2009, I think everything has come true. I can now make animation to show my concepts in motion. I can’t tell you about this now, but I made something tangible this year, which you’ll be able to see sometime in 2010. And this year the total access of this blog reached 1 million, I just got 1,000 followers on Twitter today. And most of all I received a red dot design award!

For next year I want to deepen my concept levels and to make things simpler even if it takes much more time. So the posts might become fewer and happen less frequently (sorry!). But what I want to do most in 2010 is to prepare for the next move. As I mentioned in a post and Twitter before, I want to do concept designs for sci-fi films. So I will not only create futuristic gadgets, but I also try to broaden my network towards that area of industry. I’d very much appreciate if there are people doing the related jobs who could talk to me.

That’s it for this year. I truly appreciate your support and positive comments. Thank you very very much!!


200,000 Total Views

It might sound very small when compared with a major blog, but the total views of this blog just reached 200,000 a few days ago (according to the WordPress blog stats). Thank you all so much!!!

By the way, GeekBrief.TV picked up one of my ideas and introduced it in their podcast. It’s so weird to see my own name on TV. I was like, hmmm.. the images look familiar, wait, is Cali Lewis mentioning me and my idea!?

GeekBrief.TV picked me up!

Anyway, I always appreciate your visit and will keep posting my crazy ideas in this blog. 🙂


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?
best of may behind the scene1
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
future 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
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.


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
Funny USB Memory Stick #2-1

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
future search mobile #3-2

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!