The Roddler

September 30, 2007

Pinstripe Prep collaborates with Iacono designs to breathe new life into the juvenile product market. In dealing with product category as mundane as strollers, two creative minds are joining forces to create a completely customizable stroller Targeted to affluent and tasteful parental units, your kids will boast the coolest wheels on the boardwalk. Born and bred in California, each model based on “the Roddler” model platform.

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Bicycle with Couple Seats

September 29, 2007

Bicycles built for two seem like they’d be romantic, but isn’t cycling a selfish sport? This bicycle clearly has the better solution for a “tandem”, as you get a view of the open road rather than of your bikemate’s sweaty back. That’s industrial design.

But how do you start cycling?

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Sony Video Walkman NW-A910

September 28, 2007


Sony’s latest Video Walkman series, the NW-A910, is to be released next month in Japan. Available in 16GB, 8GB and 4GB models, Sony claim it’s the smallest and lightest device to watch and record digital TV on. 16GB model can record up to 100 hours of digital terrestrial TV, programmable up to a month in advance on MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format. The battery will give you 36 hours of tunes, and 6 hours for watching TV. There’s a noise-cancelling function, and the 2.4-inch liquid crystal screen has 320 x 240 resolution.
Music-wise, you can record from CD and MD players, it supports ATRAC, AAC, MP3, and WMA, and there are five sound modes to choose from: heavy; jazz; pop; unique; and custom. You can store your pics on it too.
Prices are around 45,000¥ for the 16GB A919, 35,000¥ for the 8GB A918 and 30,000¥ for the 4GB A916.
It reminds me of the Clie, Sony’s PDA. Very Sony but not fresh…

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Solar Tree

September 28, 2007

 

Ross Lovegrove, designer of beautiful, yet useful, things, has teamed up with Artemide and Sharp Solar to produce these solar-powered street lamps that are to light up the Ringstrasse outside Vienna’s Museum for Angewandte Kunste.

According to a statement from Lovegrove Studio, the Solar Trees “communicate more than light… they communicate the trust of placing beautifully made, complex natural forms outside for the benefit of all of society becoming a museum that if folded inside out, the museum as an incubator of change in society… and with this the promotion of environmental science and the joy of the new aesthetics made possible by the digital process.

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3-Dimensional Textiles

September 27, 2007

 

Anne Kyyro Quinn is a London based company that specialises in 3-dimensional textiles constructed with unusual material applications.  The collections are produced by bold manipulations of thick felt creating highly textural and sculptural surfaces. With a vast colour range to choose from all items can be custom made to clients’ requirements.


Anne Kyyro Quinn’s 100% wool felt structures have high acoustic properties, making them ideal to be used as wall panels and room dividers in public reception areas, restaurants, bars and hotels.

The company also offers a standard range of interior products such as modular wall panel systems, window blinds, cushions, throws, bedspreads and table runners.

 

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Paper Ceramic Loudspeakers

September 26, 2007


Thin paper ceramic loudspeakers made from discarded musical scores and clay to satisfy that need to propagate and share your music.

Singaporean Yong Jieyu’s ceramic paper speakers (actually, they’re less speaker than amplifier) are made from clay, one of the best materials for sound amplification thanks to its low sound absorbent coefficiency &mdash and recycled music scores. Place your earphone inside each “speaker” and your tunes can be heard by all.
The speakers are just a part of the research project into Noise/Sound that he is doing as part of his Masters degree at the Design Academy in Eindhoven.

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Discovery Rainbow In My Room

September 25, 2007

 

Put a magical rainbow on your wall or ceiling, day or night – and transform your room into a wonderland. This toy uses LED lights to recreate the natural colors of a real rainbow
and projects an arc of color on a wall or ceiling.
Motion-activated sensor lets you turn the rainbow on and off with the wave of a hand.

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