Sure, you can store your data on a real iPod, but why would you want to when you can have a cute little version of the iconic media player instead?
FruitShop’s Pod Driver flash drives look a whole heck of a lot like tiny iPods with faces.
I’ve been keeping my eye on this Portal-inspired casemod project for a while now, watching and waiting for the builder to eventually finish his creation. And just like the cake, I guess that case was a lie.
There’s something just so right about the design of this minimal lighting fixture from Japan. While it sits there on your tabletop, it casts a dramatic shadow of numeric shapes across the surface of your desk and walls.
While I’m not sure what all the numbers mean, I like to think that it’s the solution to some as yet unsolved mathematical problem with a name like the Farbmann Conundrum or the Hunterkleiner-Dirkastan Constant.
Taking a page out of The Pirates of the Carribean, these speakers look like something you might find lying around in Davy Jones’ Locker at the bottom of the sea.
These skulls may look olde and crusty(e?),
Vinyl DJs and turntablists rejoice, for here is a watch that’s a perfect reflection of you and your musical stylings.
Designed by FludWatches, the TableTurns watch has a face that looks like a miniaturized version of the classic Technics 1200 turntable.
This cool decorative tape lets you leave messages by blacking out the the white areas. A brilliantly simple design concept, the tape works in pretty much any language thanks to its free-form display concept.
Perfect for labeling boxes, temporary signage, creating impromptu artworks or modern graffiti, the tape comes in either a dot-matrix or segmented style.
Need to tell time in two places at once? These funky metal watches from Penguin Clothing offer displays at both the top and bottom of their cases.
The gold-tone Penguinator and brushed stainless Two-Timer each feature a pair of completely independent time displays, so you can keep track of time in both your home town and in Timbuktu at the same time.
Whether you didn’t score an actual Wii over the holidays, or if your real one just needs a companion, this soft Wii is a wonderful, whimsical addition to any living room. If you’re a really serious Wii fanatic, you could always keep it in your bed and snuggle with it while you snooze.
Hand-sewn by crafter Kickass-Peanut (who also brought us the squishy Xbox 360), the plush Wii comes complete with a matching Wii-mote, Nunchuck and even a vertical stand.
If you happen to own an iPhone, you know that the built-in digital camera is pretty limited due to its fixed lens. Now you can add a zoom lens which will let you get up close and personal with your photographic subject.
This add-on 6x optical zoom lens by Conice might look a little weird protruding from the back of your iPhone, but it will give you much greater flexibility for your photos.
If you thought those lightsaber bedside lamps were a bit too over the top, these pocket-sized sabers are a bit easier to handle. Designed to look like the ones donned by Star Wars villains Darth Vader and Darth Maul, these mini lightsabers are actually laser pointers.
They slip onto any keychain, and project a tiny red laser beam.
Video games and quilting sound like they should mix about as well as oil and water, but lately, they seem more like the delicious blend of chocolate and peanut butter. First we had the Q*Bert quilt, followed by the Galaga quilt and more recently the Legend of Zelda quilt.
These minimal lighting fixtures actually are designed to be shipped flat, like a postcard. Each lamp is actually a laser-cut sheet of aluminum with an embedded LED illumination source and powered by a single button battery.
Created by Dutch designer Sander Mulder (formerly of revered design house Buro Vormkrijgers), the Eureka lamp is completely self-contained, and can be easily mailed in an envelope, then hung from the ceiling using string or wire.
Alas, the brilliant Eureka lamp is still just a prototype concept, and has not been produced for the masses.
This music sequencer takes the same basic interface concept as the ball bearing sequencer I recently showed you, and makes it deliciously chewable. Instead of shiny metal spheres, this sequencer uses a bunch of colorful candy-coated gumballs to make a beat you can dance to.
Designed by Hannes Hesse, Andrew McDiarmid and Rosie Han – students at UC Berkeley’s School of Information, the Bubblegum Sequencer identifies the locations of strategically-placed gumballs to create rhythm tracks.
These great 8-bit inspired t-shirts remind me of the wonderful simplicity and joy of the early days of video gaming.
Designed by Stuart Witts, the shirts feature big, bold, blocky images of either a pair of black and white race cars or a bright green soccer player.
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But sometimes, a crummy copy is just a crummy copy. Take for example, this poor Taiwanese knock-off of the Apple iPhone. This thing makes no bones about its source of inspiration.
I’ll start out by saying that I’ve always enjoyed the Star Wars franchise (except for the Ewoks and Jar Jar), but I’ve never as nuts about the series as say, that girl on American Idol last night who showed up for the audition wearing a Princess Leia outfit, hair buns and all.