Kone,an elegant, sculptural form that can be left on display . That way, your hand vac will always be charged. Always ready. No more searching a closet only to find an unplugged unit. It’s the new shape of clean.

Oh my… Karim Rashid product that solves a problem. And its not pink too.

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Measuring in at 143 × 94.3 × 29.75-mm / 580-g when folded, this Windows XP device unfolds to reveal a full keyboard, has 1GHz Transmeta CPU and both Mobile WiMAX and EV-DO for data connectivity. The SPH-P9000 packs a 5-inch 854×480 (WVGA) LCD, 30GB disk, 1.3 megapixel camera and Bluetooth.

The engineers at Samsung probably use a thick carpet for drop test to survive a fall in one piece…

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Slimmy, fold-out chair

November 12, 2006

Made from a single sheet of material, a composite of PVC an aluminium, this Slimmy (not slimy) is a lightweight chair that folds flat, inspired by Japanese origami. The chair arrives flat with a protective filmcover and is easily unfolded then assembled with 4 screws. Interesting that from the picture it looks unreliable… but its claimed to be strong.

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Designer Lamps Emulation Kits

November 12, 2006

 

The Designer Emulation Kits are meant as the sincerest homage to some of the greatest modern designers of our time. The lamps and designers being “emulated” have a particular importance in the history of design.

Each kit is made of separate parts, which are snapped off, fitted together, and plugged into a nine-volt battery (not included), resulting in a miniature classic.

For USD29, its a bit expensive considering its not going to cost a lot to manufacture… but I like the thinking behind it. Wonderful.

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