Leonardo Ulian’s Technological Mandala — beautiful.Read More
Bang & Olufsen has always managed to tread the beautiful line between technically advance products with amazing design aesthetics. With the announcement of the Beoplay A9, they are cementing their position as the company to beat when to comes to lust-worthy speakers. Now… to decide which wall or corner to put my new speakers…
A delightfully ‘low-tech’ way to explain the very much high-tech, done in classic Eames clarity.Read More
Typewriters are very seldom looked upon as an object that produces art, with its standardised letters and mechanical entry-system. But when Washington-based painter Tyree Callahan got him hands on a 1937 Underwood Standard typewriter, he replaced the letters and keys with color pads and hued labels to create a functional “painting” device called the Chromatic Typewriter. Now anyone (witha bit of colour know-how) and type their way to a master piece!
An ultra adorable Little Printer, designed by BERG, is meant to serve as an analog RSS feed, printing out news and updates from your own BERGcloud. Set to launch in 2012 with partners Arup, foursquare, Google, the Guardian, and Nike. Using the iPhone as a remote to the device, I am keen to see how well this is customisable to integrate with the current services that we are all using. (ahem, facebook, ahem).
This is so adorable and appropriate for my desk. I want/need/crave/lust one!
Anything made of glass is beautiful in itself. Now make an actual working model of a steam engine in glass and you get magic. Magic and a hypnotic chugging rhythm. Choo! Choo!
I am a huge fan of twelve south, having used their BookArc for the longest time, and lusting over the BackPack and MagicWand. Their latest stroke of genius is also known as the PlugBug, a ‘parasitic’ device to latch onto your MacBook power brick and gives it an additional USB charger port for all your other iDevices. Yums!Read More
Bjork’s latest app/album is launched.
The mother app, Biophilia, can be downloaded for free, is narrated by Sir David Attenborough, and is a beautiful visual interpretation of Bjork’s soundscapes by French design duo MM/Paris. The included song, Cosmogony, is instant Bjork magic; sexual, organic and strange. Crystalline is the first ‘single’, sold for USD1.99 as a game where you navigate a polygon through tunnels, collecting more crystals along the way, to hypnotic, ‘crystalline’, electronic beats.
I was skeptical when I first read about this interactive app album. But as daring first steps goes, Bjork’s got it right again.
For the zen music person, the iBamboo is a great ‘amplification’ alternative to its powered counterparts.
Merging the latest high tech with the simple beauty of nature, iBamboo is a100% eco-friendly speaker made from a whole length of bamboo. The natural resonance of the bamboo amplifies the sound produced by the iPhone’s built-in speaker. The sound waves move in two directions at once, intensifying the stereo effect created by the iPhone.