Green seems to be the buzzword these days. And as all gadgets try to beat each other at getting sleeker and slicker, there’s no dearth of visionaries who are trying to give a natural twist to them simultaneously. Take Designer Seungchan Lee’s CulArt (Read Cool Art) concepts and you’ll instantly get the hang of what I’m saying. This design for a cell phone are all about retro look combined with all that’s modern in tech. The exterior of cell phone is wood-paneled but this façade hides all the typical smartphone features: touch-screen, MP camera, Bluetooth and so on.
And to take the retro feeling just a bit ahead, the Bluetooth headset uses old-school knobs instead of the modern embedded buttons. Finally, the backside is all rock textured to add yet another nature-inspired trait. I usually have my doubts about concept art but this one’s a definite hot pick for any and every company out there. Nokia listening?