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Archive for January 2009

Softwear by Microsoft: Dos Not Compute

Softwear by Microsoft: Dos Not Compute
Looking to boost their quest for cool “I’m a PC” marketing campaign, Microsoft has launched their own clothing line, which the Redmond giant calls “Softwear”. Yup. If Apple can blind you with their fancy glass screens, why can’t Microsoft sell you shirts?

Geek Washing Machine Sends Techie Reminders

Geek Washing Machine Sends Techie Reminders
If you’re the type to put clothes into the wash and then forget to take them out again, there may just be a solution. Too busy mucking about in the living room to remember your clothes?
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Sony Style Ad: Chocolate Covered Electronics

Sony Style Ad: Chocolate Covered Electronics
With all the insanity of the recent holidays, I somehow missed this tasty advertisement that Sony Style was running for the recent shopping season. Created by the CGI mavens over at Tronic Studio, the ad envisions larger-than-life versions of Sony gear, poured from chocolate.

Famicom Cart + Camera = Famicam

Famicom Cart + Camera = Famicam
Famicom cartridges, and their NES counterparts, have been turned into a great many things by the DIY community–including the consoles themselves–but this particular mod wins major cool points simply for design. Turns out a Sony point-and-shoot camera is just the right size to fit inside a hollowed out cartridge.

Papercraft Millennium Falcon Might Ignite at Lightspeed

Papercraft Millennium Falcon Might Ignite at Lightspeed
Bored, young Padawan? Here’s a project for you: build your own papercraft Millennium Falcon. Don’t be intimidated; Jedi Papercraft Master Shunichi Makino has already done half of the work for you: he has the smuggler’s starship’s patterns and step-by-step instructions up on his website.

Solar-Powered Toy Monkey

Solar-Powered Toy Monkey
The solar-powered toy monkey is meant to help children “appreciate the power of alternative energy.”  It comes in a kit that customers have to assemble, so it can also be a fun way for you and your kids to bond.

Wooden Wall-E: How Many Trees Had to Die?

Wooden Wall-E: How Many Trees Had to Die?
Disney commissioned UK-based sculptors and a group called Morpheus Prototypes to build this wooden sculpture of Wall-E as a gift for Pixar/Disney Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter. Here’s a closer look: I don’t know anything about woodworking or sculpting, so I’ll leave it up to you guys to think of how long it could have taken to build this and how much it’s worth.

Headphonies: Little Speaker Dudes in Your Pocket

Headphonies: Little Speaker Dudes in Your Pocket
These pint-sized characters might look similar to other artist-designed vinyl toys, but take another look and you’ll notice that they don’t just look cool hanging out on your desktop, they’re actually functional. Eran Weinberg’s Headphonies combine the appeal of funky designer vinyl toys with the utility of a portable speaker.

Earth Vader: Join the Green Side Shirt

Earth Vader: Join the Green Side Shirt
This cool Darth Vader shirt from Junk Food Clothing features the Sith Lord’s helmet , which is drawn using tiny depictions of animals and landscapes, plus a caption written in Star Wars font that says, “JOIN THE GREEN SIDE!”.

Buzz Zzz: Vibrating Pillows

Buzz Zzz: Vibrating Pillows
We’ve already featured a pillow that can wake you up using light and an alarm clock that has a vibrate option. Here’s a quirky yet functional combination of the two: Vessel’s vibrating alarm clock pillow. Just set the time on the pillow’s built-in clock and it will wake you – and only you – with a few buzzes.
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