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Moto X Ad - WIRED Interactive Print Ad
Pretty sweet interactive print ad for the new Moto X.
A lamp disguised as a beautiful hardcover book with a wooden finish. To turn the lamp on, you open it up. To turn it off, you close. It’s equal parts simplicity and ingenuity. Lumio was created by architect and designer Max Gunawan, as a compact and portable solution to lighting.
Dutch designer Dave Hakkens has developed a concept phone with upgradable and detachable parts. Called the ‘Phoneblok’, it consists of a base that can be attached with various ‘bloks’ or components—such as mobile antennas, batteries, processors, cameras and displays. If any of these detachable ‘bloks’ were to break or need to be upgraded, users can simply switch them out.
First reaction was that it could look better but also those parts that you swap wouldn’t the old ones become waste too?
Flexible Soft Lamp
Simon Frambach created a inventive new way to create light and rest by combing polyurethane foam and a lightbulb with a protective cage. The soft white polyurethane foam turns the harsh bright light into a warm glow that you can stuff anywhere. You can tuck the light under your head and use if as a pillow. Jam the light in a small spot where it stays nestled in place providing you with a little extra light for reading or play.
Product designer David Graas has create a gorgeous, 3D-printed LED lightbulb that has a cityscape rising out of its top.
Nike Knitted Shoes
At the Nike Innovation Summit at Portland, Oregon this week, the sportswear giant introduced the colorful and intriguing Nike Free Flyknit running shoes.
Featuring a knitted one-piece upper, these shoes have stretchy openings that allow you to put them on like socks and are designed to firmly secure the runner’s foot to the shoe platform. According to Sean McDowell, creative director of Nike, “This shoe feels so light and so well cushioned it’s as close to running in a sock as you can get—so to your mind your feet feel ‘free’—but it also provides all the support you need.”
A small, low-energy, Bluetooth tag that easily attaches to your keys, bags, laptop or any other item. Using the accompanying app on your phone, Tile allows users to track and find missing objects.
Check out the video below for more information:
Victoria University of Wellington Architecture and Design school graduate Jake Evill recently developed this concept. the exoskeletal cast provides a strong fractured-bone support system featuring lightweight protection that is ventilated, recyclable, and shower friendly. Evill says, “After many centuries of splints and cumbersome plaster casts that have been the itchy and smelly bane of millions of children, adults and the aged alike, the world over, we at last bring fracture support into the 21st century.”
MOS Magnetic Cable Organizer
What started as a Kickstarter project has now hit retail level and it’s popularity has taken off. The MOS allows you to easily organize that cable mess around your work space and also comes with 3 magnetic cable ties to ensure everything can be tied down.
Apple yesterday unveiled it’s new operating system along with a beautifully redesigned mac pro. I personally love the new design, the colours, the flatness of the design itself and all the updated features.
What are do you guys think?
"Information artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg recreates faces of people by extracting genetic information from found objects in the street for her experimental project titled Stranger Visions. Using saliva traced from a piece of gum on the floor or a discarded cigarette butt, not to mention loose hairs that can wind up just about anywhere, the artist and a team of biologists have constructed a series of three-dimensional human faces.”
“Lumio” is a portable light that folds up just like a book, created by architect and designer Max Gunawan.
The Devotec Fuel Micro Charger is the smallest emergency phone charger, and its 220 milliAmp hour battery is designed to give you around 20 - 30 minutes extra talk time, or up to a few hours more standby, depending on how you use your cell phone.
Dutch design company Crealev—which “invents, designs and prototypes levitation technology and floating products”—has created two astounding lamps with lampshades that hover magically over their bases. Utilizing an integrated levitation technology that consists of electromagnetic components and a sophisticated control system, the ‘Eclipse’ and ‘Silhouette’ lamps feature hand-crafted bases and futuristic floating shades.