Written by willbe in Design, Useful links
You know I like miscellaneous party gadgets like bottle openers. So I found a webstore with lot of interesting favors, such as bottle openers, place card holders, or disposable cameras (just imagine all your guests taking photos of yours!).
If you’re going to have a big party or even looking for bridesmaid gifts or favors for your wedding party it is the best place for you!
Here some items I like most:
Wine cork place card holder
Shoe bottle opener
Written by willbe in Design, Fashion, Watches
Look at Faceless Led Watch made by Japanese designers.
Part of apertures of metal band became digital display screen. Metal band and digital figures mingle together in proportion naturally. Without the face of “timepiece”, it displays figures only when needed but also quite vague existence, “time”.
Buy cheap Faceless Led Watch here for 16.60 only!
A series of portraits of musicians made out of recycled cassette tape with original cassette and old film and reels. By Iri5.
Written by willbe in Art, Science and research
Semiconductor’s Magnetic Movie: by Douglas Kahn
The secret lives of invisible magnetic fields are revealed as chaotic ever-changing geometries . All action takes place around NASA’s Space Sciences Laboratories, UC Berkeley, to recordings of space scientists describing their discoveries . Actual VLF audio recordings control the evolution of the fields as they delve into our inaudible surroundings, revealing recurrent ‘whistlers’ produced by fleeting electrons . Are we observing a series of scientific experiments, the universe in flux, or a documentary of a fictional world?
Purchased by the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington for the permenant collection 2008.
Awarded Best Film at Cutting Edge at the British Animation Awards 2008.
Awarded Best Experimental Film at Tirana International Film Festival 2007.
Special Mention, Best International Experimental Short at Leeds International Film Festival 2008.
Written by willbe in Design, Watches
Eyeclock by Mike Mak is a pleasuring clock which gives pleasure while telling you time.
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.
Written by willbe in Art, Fun
Post-it art is some sort of pixel art, fun for bored office people. All you need is plain wall, colored post-it paper and time:
Found at konrad.tumblr.com
Want to try? Here is explanation how to create Elvis portrait:
Written by willbe in Hardware
Turn your finger into a socket! Nuts and bolts snap into the finger-mounted tool for correct positioning, and don’t come out until they’re properly threaded. Even works with your glove on, in cold weather. Perfect for tight spaces.
Stop wasting time looking for dropped nuts in engine compartments, under dashboards and on the ground. Stop wasting time reversing tape on the end of a screwdriver or gripping a nut with needle nose pliers just to get a nut started in a hard to reach place. Stop getting off of a ladder to look for nuts in your carpet or garage floors when working on ceiling fans, light fixtures or garage door openers. Stop trying to pinch small nuts between your fingers when working on household appliances or computers.
Simply adjust the strap to fit on your finger or thumb. Place the nut or bolt into the socket. The socket is designed to hold onto the nut or bolt. Start the nut or bolt with your finger. It is just that easy. When you are finished you can store the Finger Grip Socket in the handy storage tray organizer.
Buy at Amazon or at WhateverWorks
Written by willbe in Design
The Pixel Clock is designed by Francois Azambourg. Face in honeycomb-effect fibreglass with 300 LED’s, encircled by a satin white lacquered steel bezel. Equipped with a switch to turn the LED’s on or off, and a transparent cable to allow it to be plugged into a socket if not wired directly into the wall.
This remind me another version of “pixeled” clock by Draft:
Written by willbe in Gadgets
A poster-sized calendar with a bubble to pop every day, it puts people’s love of popping sheets of plastic bubbles to a useful purpose: marking time in style. Described as “The Cleverest Calendar Ever” in a review by Guy Kawasaki, this modern calendar is appropriate for any design-conscious home or office.
“Popping bubbles is something everyone loves,” says Stephen Turbek, designer of the Bubble Calendar, explaining the inspiration behind the design. “Kids love learning about the calendar while popping the bubbles. Bubble Calendar is also perfect gift for that obsessive person in your life; as long as they don’t pop the whole year the first day!”
You can buy 2009 Vertical Paper Bubble Calendar.
Bubble Calendar homepage.
If you like popping bubbles more than work you can try this flash game.