Cassette Tape Art

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A series of portraits of musicians made out of recycled cassette tape with original cassette and old film and reels. By Iri5.

Jimi Hendrix

Bob Dylan

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Light bulb is a levitating yet powered lightbulb. It will float stably in midair and remain on for years without any physical contact, charging, or batteries. Ironically, with the levitation and wireless power circuitry both on, this entire package still consumes less than half the power of an incandescent bulb.

This is not a trick or a photoshop manipulation. The bulb and the casing contain hidden circuitry that uses electromagnetic feedback to levitate the bulb roughly 2.5″ from the nearest object, and uses coupled resonant wireless power transfer to beam power from the housing into the bulb itself.

Tesla invented wireless power transfer in the late 1890’s. However this effect is still largely underutilized. I wanted to explore this effect coupled with feedback stabilization of a naturally unstable object. Details in the figures highlight the embedded circuitry and techniques used to levitate and power the bulb.

For detailed pictures see Light bulb site.

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Tokyo Flash Watches

Written by willbe in Design, Gadgets, Watches

Tokyoflash is the worlds leading supplier of unique Japanese watches. Established in 2000 we have been giving our customers the chance to own a cutting edge piece of wrist wear otherwise only available in the land of the rising sun.

Our design philosophy is to create something unique, fashionable and functional. Tokyoflash is not here to design in the established watch arena – there are already many great designers doing that now. What we are trying to do is create a whole new market where your watch is an individual fashion statement and talking point.

Japan’s eclectic fashion scene is the perfect environment for the type of designers that we like to work with in creating watches combining exceptional originality, unique styling and eastern aesthetics.

Men’s “Star Performer”

Tokyo Flash Men's Star Performer

If you’re looking for a watch that helps you through the day and increases your good fortune while looking amazingly hip and futuristic, then we suggest you wrap the Star Performer around your wrist. Tokyo Flash has done it again, delivering a unique timepiece that is a bit cryptic to use, but so utterly stylish you’ll be willing to learn. The watch displays the functions by lighting up the number in the column that is needed. Watch lights up one number in each column to tell the time. For example, 1-2-5-3 would be 12:53. The four icons on top light up when the mode is selected. From left to right, the icons are Clock, Sun, $, and a Martini Glass. The Clock icon represents the time and if it is the evening, the Martini Glass will also light up to remind you that it’s happy hour. The Sun icon represents the day and date. The digits 1-7 on the left side are for each day (1 equals Sunday, and 7 equals Saturday), and the left two columns represent the days. The $ icon represents the year and symbolizes good fortune in the future. And if you really want to show off, use the Pimp mode light-up function to set an “optical alarm” that will turn up all the lights in a firework-like manner at whatever moment you select. The Star Performer measures 2.9 centimeters across, 5.5 centimeters long, and 1.1 centimeters thick, and features a band made of solid stainless steel (maximum wrist size 21.0 cm) with a push-button, fold-over clasp. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bendi Light Up Keyboard

Written by willbe in Design, Gadgets

Bendi Light Up Keyboard

There is a whole world of life inside your keyboard, biscuit crumbs, coffee spills, bits of yesterday’s sandwich, and all sorts of other undesirable muck that floats in un-invited.

The Bendi Light-up Keyboard however is a virtually indestructible waterproof gizmo that’s clean, flexible (you can roll it up and stuff it in your pocket if you want to look like you’re pleased to see someone) and best of all, it lights up! Read the rest of this entry »

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The designer’s imagination is infinite, as time flow. But even the time is the subject to design: look what they create!

Barcode Clock

For industrial design and barcode funs. A red light near the bottom indicates the hour from 1-12; a window shows the minutes in green digital numbers.

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Speedometer Watch

Written by willbe in Design

You have to look at speedometer, when You are driving. But if You trying to do this when You are walking, You will need that kind of watches…

I had a smile when I’ve seen Speedometer Watch, and I’ve decided to look more of that kind. So I’ve found that this idea is not unique and such brandnames as SAAB, BMW and Harley-Davidson has Speedometer Watches. And there are real speedometer for fitness funs.

Speedometer Watch

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Can You design a new door? 3652 designers that took part in competition “A door to paradise” did that! Here are some of them.

The winner — melody door
The melody door brings the fun and customization of ringtones to your home. Now anyone announcing themselves with a knock can be as playful as the want to be. Ever wanted to tap out “Taps” to wake someone up in the morning? Or how about chopsticks? One full octave of notes gives you a range of choices, while the design of the door fits nicely with a modernist aesthetic. With melody your knock is as unique as you are.

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