When is a hard drive not just a hard drive? When it’s a tiny work of contemporary desktop art, of course.
The artists of Brazil’s Meninos design studio first started out making these custom pop art hard drive cases for their friends.
You don’t usually see much creativity in the design of rain gutters and downspouts. They all pretty much look the same to me (when the bums in the alley aren’t stealing them for scrap metal). But here’s a cool design that adds a touch of whimsy to the bottom of a downspout, taking the deluge of water that pours out and turning it into a little storm of its own.
Just because something looks like a piece of technology doesn’t necessarily mean it is. For instance, these cabinets from Meninos look like retro living room electronics, but are actually just pieces of furniture.
I remember when everybody had a boombox. Sales of D batteries have never been so good and these beasts really made sure that you worked out your muscles since they were so huge and heavy. This boombox pillow set from Meninos is light as a feather compared to the real deal and much more comfy to lay your head on.
Here’s a geeky salt and pepper shaker for Windows fans. The Salty Pixels salt and pepper shaker is shaped like the classic hourglass cursor. Why? Because the new blue spiral thingy in Vista and 7 doesn’t look like a shaker.
And Knoll said, “let there be an image editing program,” and there was Photoshop. Then the prophet Meninos came down from the mountains, and with him was a tablet – okay it’s a bar – in which are printed the 20 commandments commands of the original Photoshop.
Meninos has released an updated version of the previously featured Photoshop magnets. No new functionality has been added. And there’s still no Windows version.
Get a set of Photoshop CS4 Magnets at Meninos for only $25 (USD).
Our friends over at Meninos are at it again. The same guys who gave us those great iPhone icon coasters are back, and this time they’re packing a deck of iPhone playing cards.
While they look a bit more squatty than the proportions of an actual iPhone, these whimsical playing cards definitely get the point across.
As I spend much of my time trolling through a million-an-one RSS feeds for news stories, I find these clever feed icon coasters kind of amusing…
Created by the designers over at Meninos, the set includes the familiar icons for various web syndication formats like RSS & XML.
Do you spend a good bit of your time in front of your computer monitor engrossed in Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator? Now you can break down that pesky divide between the digital and real worlds with this clever magnetic photo board.
The designers over at Brazil’s Meninos (the same guys who gave us some oh-so-awesome iPhone coasters and pop art hard drives) created these wall-mountable magnetic photo boards that let you hold your pictures in place using those familiar palettes from Photoshop or Illustrator.
Each set comes with a bunch of magnetic palettes, menu bar and a contextual pop-up that you can stick on top of your photos.
Check out these great drink coasters, based on those ubiquitous iPhone menu icons.
Created by the guys over at Brazil’s Meninos design (the same guys who make these awesome hard drives), these icon coasters are a great gift for any iPhone addict.