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Design

Is that an idea in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?

January 5, 2011

Christopher Jobson

The Pocket Card Light is the same size as a credit card and requires no batteries or wires. The interior bulb flips up and automatically illuminates any time you need a light. Only $7. (via incredible things)

 

 



Design Photography

Pentax x Nanoblock Optio NB1000

January 2, 2011

Christopher Jobson

The NB1000 is the result of a collaboration between camera maker Pentax and Japanese building-block maker Nanoblock. The 14-megapixel camera has a wide-angle lens, 4x optical zoom, 3″ LCD screen, and can record HD video. A limited edition available only at Colette. (via mashkulture)

 

 



Design Music

Cornstarch Headphones by Michael Young

December 23, 2010

Christopher Jobson

These impressive sounding EOps Noisezero i+ Eco headphones were designed by Hong Kong based industrial designer Michael Young. They are constructed primarily from cornstarch and bio-plastics and will come in four colors. Eco-fancy! (via creative journal)

 

 



Design

Delorean 500gb Hard Drive

November 26, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Holy amazing, check out this Back to the Future Delorean hard drive from Flash Rods. The stainless steel hard drive took four years to engineer and comes complete with functional gull-wing doors, a Mr. Fusion reactor, and an embedded 500gb Seagate hard drive. (via iain claridge)

 

 



Design

Mischer’traxler Made Batteries with Coffee Grounds

November 23, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Love these DIY batteries made from coffee grounds, aluminum, copper and salt water by mischer’traxler. The design was one of three winning entries in a competition entitled SUSTAIN.ABILITY.DESIGN, sponsored by Vienna Design Week organizers Neigungsgruppe Design and Nespresso Austria.

The energy for the movement of the sweep hands is powered by 17 simple, self made batteries. Each battery-block consists of used old aluminium capsules, coffee grounds, strips of copper and salt water. In this mixture between a soil battery and a salt water battery the aluminium functions as the anode, the copper as cathode and the salt water as electrolyte. Due to a chemical reactions a small, but usable, amount of energy is created. Each battery produces about 1,5 – 1,7 Volts of potential and enough power to run a electro–mechanical Quartz clockwork.

Some quick back-of-the-envelope calculations based on my personal coffee consumption over the past decade suggests I could have built a battery large enough to reduce foreign oil dependency in the U.S. by about 15%. (via dezeen)

 

 



Photography

Destroyed Apple Products *sniff*

November 15, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Photographs vividly depicting a violent end to many of your favorite Apple devices, a collaboration between Michael Tompert and photographer Paul Fairchild. As tragic as this is, the duo have made these gadgets appear almost as beautiful in death as in life. (via fubiz)

 

 



Art

LED Type Case by Martin Bircher

October 28, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Finland-based artist Martin Bircher has converted a European printer’s type case into an impressive grid of 125 digitally controlled LEDs. Up close it’s only possible to distinguish the abstract flicker of light, however at a distance more complex shapes take form such as news headlines, or even Betty Boop. (via quips)

 

 

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