Sep 29 2008

48 Mind-Blowing Ideas and Designs


Over the last years designers came up with a number of interesting concepts which have somehow stuck between the prototyping stage and the production stage. Today we wanted to present innovative designs and concepts that give us an idea of what we should expect from designer’s creative mind over the years to come.

In this issue we provide you with over 48 fresh ideas to spice up your environment with a number of innovative gadgets, advertisements, product designs and concepts.

1. Hand-Made Art

1.Decoder Rings

Cory Doctorow of Boing Boing is getting a decoder ring to use as a wedding ring. This one has three rotating bands that can be lined up to decode secret messages. He’s now looking for a proper code.

creative advertising

2. Claire Coles

One-of-a-kind works of art, Claire Coles stitched cup and tea plate.

creative advertising

3.Wicked Witch Cupcakes

These great-tasting, ghoulish-looking cupcakes are a wickedly easy treat for a Halloween party!

creative advertising

4.Spider Cakes

“To make these sinister-looking cakes, you’ll need six 1 1/2-by-3-inch dome silicone baking molds, a medium pastry bag with coupler”.

creative advertising

2. Photography


“Silver umbrella/speedlite above camera, speedlite diffused with a sheet of white paper below for fill, and plenty of gaffers tape.” What a cute idea!

creative advertising

6.Zot in a Knot

“Zot is a red-phase western hognose snake. Has approximately the size of a pencil, and is about 4 months old. This was taken with a point and shoot digital fuji”

creative advertising


Long exposure 30 seconds, located in a church in Ars en Ré, town on the “Ile de Ré” island.

creative advertising


This is an amazing shot and the details are really good.

creative advertising

9.Amazing Shot

creative advertising

10.Butterfly Shot

creative advertising

3. Advertisement

11.Pepsi: Dare for more!

creative advertising


creative advertising

13.Will Work for Food

creative advertising

14.Everybody wants to be a Dog

creative advertising

15.Chess Ace

creative advertising


creative advertising

17.Nothing can replace a tree

creative advertising

18.Strong cold and flu relief

creative advertising

19.Open your eyes to saturated fats

creative advertising

20.Foot Odour

creative advertising

21.Creative Advertising Ideas from Students

creative advertising

22.Harley Davidson

creative advertising

23.McDonald’s Coffee Ads

creative advertising

4. Art

24.Body Painter

creative advertising

25.Positive Hype

creative advertising

26.Meet the big man

creative advertising

27.We All Love Typography

creative advertising


creative advertising

29.Olli-Pekka Jauhiainen

creative advertising

30.Vector Art

creative advertising

31.Japanese Moleskine

creative advertising

32.Stop Haunt Me Everyday Collection

creative advertising

33.Light Circles

creative advertising

5. Products

34.Toothpick Holder

creative advertising


“somebody just went and TORE MY FREAKING USB
CABLE IN HALF while it was still attached to my laptop! No —
wait — sorry. That’s just my USB flash drive.”

creative advertising

36.DODGE ‘EM- the desktop dodgeball game

creative advertising

37.Plush Plush

creative advertising


creative advertising

39.Anti-Theft Lunch Bag

creative advertising

40.World Wild Life foundation

creative advertising

41.Flee Digital Cam

creative advertising

42.Corian Calendar

creative advertising

43.Reactable- Electronic music instrument

creative advertising

6. Architecture

44.Rotterdam Cube

creative advertising

45.Bridge to Photosynthia

creative advertising

46.Hydropolis, the world’s first underwater hotel.

creative advertising

47.The famous colorfull village on the sea

creative advertising

48.Creative work enviroment

creative advertising

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Comments and Discussions
  • Buzzing Bees, 29 September 2008

    Excellent series! (and thanks for the link)

  • Desserts, 29 September 2008

    these are great! thanks for this post!

  • Very cool and unexpected sources of inspiration – someone spent a lot of time on this post – thanks!

  • Fred Klee, 29 September 2008

    Yes, great Post, and some good links to keep.



  • Michael Martin, 29 September 2008

    Great post! Fantastic ideas in there. :D

  • Soh, 29 September 2008

    Wow, sick collection of designs! Thanks!

  • Moni, 29 September 2008

    I love it. This is extremely unique a great collection of amazing sources. Don’t mind what anyone says about originality Noura, you rock when you pull out posts as cool as this :)

  • joe, 29 September 2008


  • Noupe, 29 September 2008

    A large part of why I put this collection together was to evoke ideas on how designer’s creativity has no limit.

    Thank you everyone for dropping your thoughts in the comments! I am glad you liked this post :)

  • Jeremy Newton, 29 September 2008

    Awesome list. It’s amazing now seeing the quality of digital art and design within the last few years. It has changed a bit and it’s really cool to see.

  • Television Spy, 29 September 2008

    You spelt photography wrong, not sure if it was intentional?

  • MaNshY, 29 September 2008

    Great Work, Keep it up… We need to see a lot of Topics from you,

    Greetings, from Egypt

  • NaldzGraphics, 29 September 2008

    nice list.some of them are even funny:)keep it up


  • GIN, 29 September 2008

    It is really mind-blowing. =) Thank you for good set!

  • brainitup, 29 September 2008

    12, 13 and 14 – awesome. Thanks.

  • kamleshkhatri, 30 September 2008

    i am imress with ….
    32.Stop Haunt Me Everyday Collection

  • The Floating frog, 30 September 2008

    I love the bike, very inventive, thanks for the inspiration

  • SoLinkable, 30 September 2008

    I’ve actually had somebody give me the Dodge ‘Em game… brought memories of elementry school flooding back. Also, that windex ad – brilliant.

  • detail24, 30 September 2008

    Hey, thanks for this little feature ;)

  • EntityDesigns, 30 September 2008

    That hacked USB drive is just asking for someone to throw it away.

  • DKumar M., 30 September 2008

    Nice Stuff.

    Some of them us really amazing.

  • DKumar M., 30 September 2008

    Nice Stuff.

    Some of them is really amazing.

  • Mike, 01 October 2008


    Amazing stuff…


  • kamlesh khatri, 02 October 2008

    nice collections…

  • bangbouh, 03 October 2008

    These are super cool designs.

  • JSHAW, 03 October 2008

    a very interesting and progressive post

  • Jomo (Web Designer), 04 October 2008

    I love this list of stuff. Awesome.

    My favourite is number 10. I do a bt of photography myself and know how hard it is to get good shots of butterflies They rarely hang around long enough. great piece of work.

  • Thomas, 04 October 2008

    Lovely list and very amusing! Thanks for sharing!

  • Tobi, 05 October 2008

    Cool, I love the lunch bag ;)

  • ksng, 05 October 2008

    really cool stuff, well done.

  • owain, 08 October 2008

    Great collection,

    I really enjoyed looking through these..

  • honour chick, 10 October 2008

    very inspirational. :)

  • enoo, 11 October 2008

    This is a really nice collection of links :)

    But several of them are broken (well, they link to this page), especially on the Advertisement category (starting at #12)

  • Venky, 12 October 2008

    Thats a great collection

  • penflare, 05 November 2008

    wow, awesome collection. – #39 is my favorite, that is classic!

  • Bob Smith, 07 November 2008

    There are some great designs and photos! Inspirational!

  • Siddharth, 30 June 2010

    Really a wonderful Collection…
    Great work ever :)

  • Steller Designs, 03 November 2010

    Very interesting – some great work. Thanks for the collection!

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