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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Unusual corner sofa called “Canape” is a great design by Lila Jang. The piece was recently part of an exhibition called Parcours Saint-Germain in Paris.

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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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Another way to use watches

Written by willbe in Watches

Alert Driver Fatigue Wrist Device

Alert Driver

Designed by Daniel Ruffle, this future concept flexible rubber device uses motion combined with reaction time to determine whether or not you are suffering from driver fatigue. The device comunicates with an RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) tag positioned in your car and only starts to detect whether you are tired when you are in your car. The device can be bent to fit your wrist, and has memory to stay in position, to ensure it will not fall off.

[Found at Yanko Design]

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There are so many PC keyboards pretending to be “ergonomic”, being just “broken” in the middle. But what is ergonomic keyboard? How is it looks like?

MALTRON Ergonomic Keyboard

This is 3D ergonomic keyboard. Keys are not on a plain surface but in a spheroid, so all mostly used keys are on equal distance from your fingers.

This British invention has been awarded as:

  • ‘Millennium Product’ awarded by British Design Council.
  • ‘Health & Safety Product of the Year’ North West Today.
  • ‘Finalist, British Invention of the Year 2003′

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I think it’s better to see than to hear. Look at the fantastic design of kids furniture, made by designer Judson Beaumont and his company, Straight Line Designs Inc..

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