48 Mind-Blowing Ideas and Designs

September 29th, 2008

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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38 comments for „48 Mind-Blowing Ideas and Designs
  1. Buzzing Bees on September 29th, 2008 at 7:41 am

    Excellent series! (and thanks for the link)

  2. Desserts on September 29th, 2008 at 8:38 am

    these are great! thanks for this post!

  3. Brandon Cox | eGrace Creative on September 29th, 2008 at 9:10 am

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

  4. Fred Klee on September 29th, 2008 at 9:35 am

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



  5. Michael Martin on September 29th, 2008 at 9:44 am

    Great post! Fantastic ideas in there. :D

  6. Soh on September 29th, 2008 at 9:56 am

    Wow, sick collection of designs! Thanks!

  7. Moni on September 29th, 2008 at 10:28 am

    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 :)

  8. joe on September 29th, 2008 at 11:13 am


  9. Noupe on September 29th, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    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 :)

  10. Jeremy Newton on September 29th, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    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.

  11. Television Spy on September 29th, 2008 at 4:20 pm

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

  12. MaNshY on September 29th, 2008 at 9:16 pm

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

    Greetings, from Egypt

  13. NaldzGraphics on September 29th, 2008 at 9:55 pm

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


  14. GIN on September 29th, 2008 at 9:55 pm

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

  15. brainitup on September 29th, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    12, 13 and 14 – awesome. Thanks.

  16. kamleshkhatri on September 30th, 2008 at 12:38 am

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

  17. The Floating frog on September 30th, 2008 at 1:45 am

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

  18. SoLinkable on September 30th, 2008 at 7:52 am

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

  19. detail24 on September 30th, 2008 at 10:23 am

    Hey, thanks for this little feature ;)

  20. EntityDesigns on September 30th, 2008 at 12:05 pm

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

  21. DKumar M. on September 30th, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    Nice Stuff.

    Some of them us really amazing.

  22. DKumar M. on September 30th, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    Nice Stuff.

    Some of them is really amazing.

  23. Mike on October 1st, 2008 at 2:10 am


    Amazing stuff…


  24. kamlesh khatri on October 2nd, 2008 at 11:00 am

    nice collections…

  25. bangbouh on October 3rd, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    These are super cool designs.

  26. JSHAW on October 3rd, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    a very interesting and progressive post

  27. Jomo (Web Designer) on October 4th, 2008 at 1:51 am

    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.

  28. Thomas on October 4th, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    Lovely list and very amusing! Thanks for sharing!

  29. Tobi on October 5th, 2008 at 1:09 am

    Cool, I love the lunch bag ;)

  30. ksng on October 5th, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    really cool stuff, well done.

  31. owain on October 8th, 2008 at 1:26 am

    Great collection,

    I really enjoyed looking through these..

  32. honour chick on October 10th, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    very inspirational. :)

  33. enoo on October 11th, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    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)

  34. Venky on October 12th, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Thats a great collection

  35. penflare on November 5th, 2008 at 3:21 pm

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

  36. Bob Smith on November 7th, 2008 at 8:01 am

    There are some great designs and photos! Inspirational!

  37. Siddharth on June 30th, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Really a wonderful Collection…
    Great work ever :)

  38. Steller Designs on November 3rd, 2010 at 5:22 am

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