Little Printer

November 29th, 2011

BERG, a London-based design studio, has just announced 2 new products: Little Printer and BERG Cloud. Little Printer is a thermal printer with a wireless connection to the Web. Each time you press the button, a neat little personalised package will be printed immediately. You can configure the messages with your smartphone, this is the part where the BERG Cloud will shine. Just watch the video and see how beautiful the graphic design is.
Unfortunately it will only be launched as a “beta” product in 2012. Can’t wait to get one.

Thermochromic Clock

July 18th, 2011

You could say that the “Thermochromic Clock” by CW&T looks like any other 4-digit 7-segment timepiece, but this one just works quite different.

Each segment in the display is made with a length of nichrome wire and then covered by a thick layer of black thermochromic paint. Time is displayed by applying voltage to the nichrome wire. As the wire sustains an electric current, it heats up the surrounding thermochromic paint, causing it to become transparent.

I want one.

found at CreativeApplications.Net

One Coffee Cup a Day

July 1st, 2011

One Coffee Cup a Day is a project by Bernat Cuni. He designed 30 variations of the classic espresso coffee cup during 30 days. The cool thing about this, is the fact that you can actually buy them. When you order one, it will be printed 3D in glazed ceramics by Shapeways. Unfortunately there are only 3D renderings of the designs, it would have been interesting to see the real 3D ceramic product.

found at iGNANT

DataBot Mouse

June 17th, 2011

DataBot Mouse is very interesting experiment by Jan Barth and Roman Grasy. They’ve developed a computer mouse which can give data physical properties, to make the communication/interaction between man and data more human and easier to understand.

The mouse is able to communicate three different properties of data. It can show you the weight of files and folders, by braking with different force, according to the file-size. Or you can set a custom weight for files, just like the color marking function in MacOSX. So you can find important files more easily.
The third property, the mouse can show you, is the activity of files and folders. By “breathing” with different intervals, it shows how much a file was opened or how busy a folder has been recently.

It was developed with vvvv and arduino.

UFO – Cit­roën

May 17th, 2011

Ora-Ïto is a French designer who made his name back in 1999 with the Hack-Mac and the Gucci Villa. His designs were soo different. His portfolio quite evolved since then. Last April he presented the Mutations exhibitions during the furniture fair in Milan. He designed a spaceship and a sedan chair for car manufacturer Citroën. I must say that the spaceship called “UFO” really tinkled my fancy. It’s based on the classic icon the Citroën DS.

found at dezeen

Credit Card Holder

May 11th, 2011

This must be the craziest credit card holder I’ve ever seen,it’s part of Maison Martin Margiela‘s 2011 Spring Summer collection. It’s made of plexiglass and if you want to buy one you’ll have to cough up €680. Fascinating!

found at COÛTE QUE COÛTE

FRAMED*

May 9th, 2011

FRAMED* – a platform for new art forms – was first conceptualized by Yugo Nakamura of tha ltd. to display diverse forms of expression including interactive art, web applications, motion graphics & illustration in everyday interior spaces. FRAMED* looks and is a display, but with an integrated computer. The interesting thing is the integration with an iPhone app which lets you choose which piece to display but also allows you to interact through the touchscreen with digital artwork. The iPhone app has also a build in store to buy and install new works. I think it’s quite an interesting concept for a digital art market. I wouldn’t having a FRAMED* on one of my walls …

Visible Structures

May 9th, 2011

Visible Structures is a series of 12 pieces of furniture designed by Nendo. They are made from foam core that is reinforced with industrial strength carbon tape. Those strips of tape are the visible structure but also a graphical element. I’m really tempted to try this out myself.

found at designboom weblog

Osso

April 12th, 2011

Osso is a new series of chairs designed by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for the Italian brand Mattiazzi. The chairs are made of oak, maple or ash, but it’s their production process that I find interesting. The pieces are milled by a digitally controlled CNC machine. This is probably one of the few ways to produce this design on a larger scale.

found at designboom weblog

Transparent Table

April 7th, 2011

I’m pretty sure that I’ll never buy a glass table but the black version of Nendo‘s transparent table is the closest what I would consider. They’ve cast wood with a strong grain in clear acrylic and assembled the pieces to create a table. The level of detail is quite impressive, the edges are beveled and the ends even have the matching grain.

found at designboom weblog


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