Comically Conical – Door Knob Concepts

I was looong wondering if there’s a good way to let one notice if the door is to push or pull only with the shape of a normal (round/tulip shaped) doorknob. Thinking of a good knob design for pushing is not so difficult but in most cases the shape is also good for pulling and vice versa.

So I thought differently; it might work if I can find a shape that makes it HARD to push/pull. Then a user instinctively notice which way the door should open. (Not sure if this has already been used.)

The above knob is for pulling. It a little hard to turn this knob and push.

Likewise the above knob makes it a little hard to turn and pull.

There are times when you have to push a pull-door and pull a push-door, such as when you release a door stopped with a door-stopper, so I made it “a little” hard to push/pull. Will these doorknobs help many people you think?

For manufacturers, please contact me for development.

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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

single plate bookshelf
a desk made of a single wooden board

single plate bookshelf

green green
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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green green

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Desktop Clock

mac-like aluminum desktop clock

mac-like aluminum desktop clock

mac-like aluminum desktop clock

mac-like aluminum desktop clock

Sorry for the slow update. I have so many ideas scribbled in my Moleskine, but these days I just haven’t had enough time to have them rendered to introduce here. I’ll make a few posts about some future digital gadgets from next time.

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Future of Mobile Search: Virtual Shopping #1

future mobile search

future mobile search

I’m pretty sure companies like Ikea would quickly start to use this device this way if it became really available.

Also visit the later series of this gadget.


Part1:”Future of Internet Search: Mobile version”


Part2:”Future of Mobile Internet Search: Applications”

future search mobile #3-2
Part3:”Look at What You Don’t See Through Glass”

future mobile search for diet
Part4:”Future of Mobile Search for Diet”

future mobile search
Part5:”Future of Mobile Search- Search Beyond Time”

future of mobile search6
Part6:”Future of Mobile Search- Power of Visualization”

Speech balloons for hearing-impaired
Part8:”Speech Balloons for the Hearing-Impaired”


iPhone with Looking Glass
See also the iPhone version of this concept.

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Solar Battery + Room Lamp

Again I have absolutely no idea on how this would work, but it would be nice if there were a lamp which also works as a solar panel.
My idea is a half-spherical shape with two holes like these:

Solar Battery + Room Lamp

Solar Battery + Room Lamp

Solar Battery + Room Lamp

Solar Battery + Room Lamp

Solar Battery + Room Lamp

Solar Battery + Room Lamp

Solar Battery + Room Lamp

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