Cube Magic Charger by Zheng Weixi’s is just a concept for now but I hope this becomes a reality soon and we show our love for the Mother Earth.
Simply touch it until it gets its satisfaction and watch your phone or other electronic devices start recharging.
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Pick a book from it, step inside, and start walking. Circular Walking Bookshelf is part of “the Archive Series” that represent an investigations on space and books. Its departure point is density and micro spaces, and a series of traditional relationships that humans have to books.
David Garcia Studio
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I find the Akanbe foldable basket design from Takashi Houjo quite cute and practical. Inspired by origami, it is easy to store, as it turns into a flat sheet, and so unfolded, it is a play-mat.
This affordable eco-friendly domain for your furry friend(s) is made of 100% recycled (and recyclable) cardboard and shipped flat. Complete with faux wood grain graphics and a cardboard plaque moose, fish, bird, and banner all included above the doorway, it’s one stylish piece of cardboard. The Chalet also includes three cardboard balls and a textured cardboard carpet.
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Painter Jeff Canham and woodworker Luke Bartels share a studio space together in San Francisco. From their friendship and complementary skills is born For The Birds, a collection of birdhouses.
The Spiderpodium keeps your gadget secure and your hands free so you can be productive like a son-of-a-gun. Its eight segmented arms can be bent in countless positions, and there’s even a porthole for cable access.
These Spiderpodiums are extremely lightweight and are compact enough to slip into your pocket. It’s compatible with most compact hand held devices. That includes things like normal cellphones, smart phones, gaming systems, MP3 players, camcorders and even portable projectors.
iCade Arcade Cabinet, a retro dock with old-style arcade joysticks and mashable buttons.
The patent describes a device that a “portable electronic device,” such as an iPhone or iPad could slip into, and offer a user “a plurality of input controls that may be actuated by a user while playing a game.” The illustrations that accompany the patent clearly show an iPhone-like device connecting to the accessory via a dock connector.
Jump into the future with the “O” Kitchen designed by a Brazilian team. A shiny giant sphere (7 feet) unfolds to reveal a complete working kitchen created to be easily portable and fit smaller places.
The “O” Kitchen is practical: it includes a dishwasher, microwave, sink, refrigerator and even a smell and steam exhaust.
A touch of fun and cute madness with these amazing paper craft designed by Tomohiro Yasui since more than 30 years. Their history has been build along the trail of trust and treachery.
“Underfull” tablecloth is a conceptual piece that draws on the idea that negative situations should be turned into a positive experience. Norwegian Designer Kristine Bjaadal believes that this creates stories and can contribute in giving the products sentimental value .
“Notput” project invented by Jürgen Graef and Jonas Heuer is an interactive music table with tangible notes, that combines all three senses of hearing, sight and touch to make learning the classical notation of music for children and pupils more easy and interesting.
All basic clefs, note values and accidentals exist as single wood elements. Whole, half, quarter and eighth notes differ not only in their form, but also in their weight: Long note values are heavier than short ones.
For the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, comes this re-imagining of one of the Star Wars saga’s most awesome vehicles. Retailing for $100 buck this AT-AT blows the hell out of the old one. The new All Terrain Armored Transport measures more than 24 inches tall, nearly 28 inches long, and 12 inches wide,and holds up to 20 Star Wars figures, 6 in the head alone.
It also has all kinds of stuff to recreate scenes from the Empire Strikes Back. There’s the zip-line in its body as well as LED lights and authentic movie sounds and phrases. As if that wasn’t enough the AT-AT includes a 3 ¾ inch AT-AT driver action figure and a pop-out speeder bike.
Lovingly constructed by Sydney-based designer Michael, the Misa guitar has 24 frets and a large multifunctional touchscreen, which you can use to interface with the appropriate software on your pc. It is an advanced type of MIDI controller that is powered by a 500MHz AMD Geode CPU and runs Linux under the hood, but don’t worry; you don’t need Linux to use the guitar . The Linux firmware code is open source, which allows programmers to modify it to their liking. While MIDI controllers and guitar-emulating synthesizers are nothing new to the music world, the Misa guitar is not your average key/knob/fader MIDI controller.
I am obsessed with digital guitar. But I also love electric guitar, and I have learned what it’s good at and what it’s capable of. Some of its most important qualities and characteristics stem from the very fact that the electric guitar is made out of wood and strings. A guitar string is “beautiful” – because the sound generated comes from the very vibration of the string, interfering with a magnetic flux and inducing an electric voltage, which is then amplified. Why would you want to emulate that? It is perfection. It is pure nature. It is in the analog domain. I did not intend the Misa digital guitar to replicate a traditional guitar.
Though the contents of this sturdy wood crate will not move mountains, they will start your fireplace.
Each cedar wood crate contains 20, 8″L x 1-1/4″W, fire-starter sticks. They are made of paraffin and sawdust for a long, hot burn. Each stick will burn approximately 30 minutes setting ablaze even the most stubborn wood.
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At first glance, it may look like someone’s actually behind the clock drawing in the time, but upon closer inspection, you’ll notice that it’s just an LCD display “that plays a 24 hour loop of this video by the Dutch desinger Maarten Baas watching his own clock somewhere and painstakingly erasing and re-writing each minute.
Via [The Presurfer] & [Techeblog]
Tapistongs by Lise El Sayed is a stylish carpet unlike others with the matching slippers. Taking a great shag carpet and creating matching slippers is one thing; having cut-outs where those slippers originated is simply ingenious.
Tim Arts and Stefan van den Boogaard decided to skip the traditional mailers when it came to announcing a new Levi’s collection to the fashion press. Instead, they constructed and sent out these “Pop Up Closets” that contained real products from the line.