Designer Tobias Wong and an artist Ken Courtney (who goes by the moniker Just Another Rich Kid), have produced a work of conceptual art that trumps even the most extravagant shopping spree.
These two capsules are made of 24 karat gold and filled with more of the same. The artists say that these pills will “turn your innermost parts into chambers of wealth”. They are, apparently, actually edible, and although I can’t find any accounts of people actually eating them, rumor is that they will make you poop.
the Manifold Clock by designers Shay Carmon and Ben Klinger (collectively known as Studio Ve is wall mounted clock with a manifold that connects the two hands to create a 3D movement. At any given moment the manifold is located in a different position and different parts are seen. As the hour can be understood according to the traditional location of hands, a new reading of time is created.
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Face Bank by Banpresto is a money-gobbling machine. Once it is given a coin to eat, the Face Bank makes a chewing motion. Although this gobbling money machine seems to be starving, it can only hold 30 coins.
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This is a cup with holes in it has been designed by Makiko Nakamura. The Holey Jolly Cup was definitely a practical and creative design. This double-layered cup features two layers to prevent your hands from potentially getting burned while handling your boiling drink.
The Phonofone III is an elegantly designed passive amplifier crafted from ceramic and designed explicitly for iPhone. just pop your iPhone 4 in the dock and the ceramic horn will amplify the audio coming out of your iPhone’s speaker roughly 4 times, or about 60dB. This clever device amplifies the volume emitted from an iPhone internal speaker roughly 4x (approx. 60 decibels).
So if you want to let the TSA agent know you’re not happy about mandatory virtual strip searches, check out this new line of T-shirts, skivvies, and socks from artist Mike McQuade called 4th Amendment Wear.
Now there’s a way to protest those intrusive TSA X-ray scanners without saying a word.
4th Amendment Wear
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Marmeled Jelly Lamp, designed by independent design studio Semiki features a high-luminosity LED immersed in the gel. The lamp looks like a regular jar of gel, until you turn it upside down and place it on the lid, then it’ll diffuse soft colored light.
Marmeled Jelly Lamp
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Designer’s own words:
“Why does our bicycle need to be connected to light poles by chains like a criminal in prison? Inspired by nature, the design of this cable wire lock is a mimicry of ivy. it is unified in our daily scene and promotes protection of the environment. It is soft and feels natural. ‘ivy’ is a plug
to awaken the relationship between you and society. 4 dial number lock, steel wire + silicon gom covered. 2 sizes: short (900mm), long (1500mm)”
With incredible panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, the bizarre transparent structures are designed to get people as close to nature as possible.
Launched this year, the structures can be now be hired out at sites across France for around £400 pounds a night.
French designer Pierre Stephane Dumas said his “BubbleTree” creations are “unusual huts for unusual nights.”
He explained: “Having a night under the stars or seeing the sun rise and set is not something that many people experience anymore.
A normal tent or camper van means people miss out on these things. So I designed this eccentric shelter with the aim of offering an unusual experience under the stars while keeping all the comfort of a bedroom suite.The ceiling of the bubble has the Milky Way, guests will be able to enjoy this as well as the extraordinary light variation of the sunset and sunrise.”
Erik van Loo designed bedding that looks like the shabby sleeping conditions that the homeless in Germany face. Proceeds from sales go to benefit homeless children in that country through an organization called “Kids Off Road.”
Duplex designed by Constance Guisset and produced by Specimen is an aquarium/cage that features an “improbable encounter between a bird and a fish”. The aquarium is thermoformed so as to create a space where the bird can fly at the same visual level as the fish. A surprising encounter that evokes the impossible fusion between the air and the waterworld.
The ultra-portable X-Mini Capsule Speaker, while still tiny, adds an expandable woofer that boasts immense sound for its size. Twisting the speaker opens an accordion-like patented bass enhancement to create even bigger resonance. A Red Dot award-winner, the speakers plug into laptops, mobile phones, gaming devices, and even link to each other for an on-the-go surround sound solution.
The Axsotic 3D Spherical Mouse allows user to rotate objects in modelspace as though you were holding them, while drawing and clicking with your other, an experience likened by the designers to working on a 3D tablet.
The mouse is instantly compatible with most Windows and Mac computers. There’s not even a driver necessary. For compatibility with most software you can use a plug-in available on the mouse’s site or create your own with their SDK. There is no price or release date announced, the main site as a spot where you can register to be notified on when you can order your own. Hit the jump to see a video of the mouse in action.
Axsotic 3D Spherical Mouse
The Bone Horn Stand is an un-powered amplifier for the iPhone 4. Working just like the old-style horn-speakers found on gramophones, the silicon speaker slips over the iPhone’s end and channels the sound through the trumpet-shaped tube. This, according to the specifications, “adds 12 decibels of sound pressure to your iPhone’s speakers.”
The speaker also works as a stand, supporting the iPhone in horizontal or vertical orientation, and even has a nubbin that will pass your presses on to the home-button beneath.
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Liquid Light, are industrial light installations designed by Tanya Clarke as a statement on the necessity of conserving water as a natural resource.
Using plumbing fixtures as her frames for standing, hanging and sitting lamps, the designer constructs circuitous structures from which she suspends hand-sculpted glass
droplets. 5% of proceeds from the sale of these installations goes to the Polaris Institute and their ongoing efforts to help people receive rights to clean water across the globe.