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Category: Design

Leica D-Lux 3: Old Fashioned Style, Modern Technology

Leica D-Lux 3: Old Fashioned Style, Modern Technology
It’s nice to see the occasional digital camera that’s firmly grounded in it’s traditional photographic roots. The Leica D-Lux 3 features styling that harkens back to the clean lines and simplicity of their earlier film-based cameras, but is updated with all the bells and whistles you’d expect from a modern shooter.

Fabric LED Clock Changes With Your Decor

Fabric LED Clock Changes With Your Decor
This cool new desktop alarm clock lets you integrate it into your environment by providing interchangeable fabric face panels. The clock features a walnut wood and stainless steel case with a special frame that lets you easily replace the face with any fabric of your choice (it includes 3 swatches in the box for you to get started with.)

Sony Vaio TP1: the Round PC

Sony Vaio TP1: the Round PC
The Sony VAIO TP1 reinvents the wheel (literally,) by placing the latest in media center PCs in a case that’s shaped like a wheel. The TP1 features all of the requisite media PC bells and whistles, such as an HDMI port, a DVD burner, memory card slots and built-in Wi-Fi.

Tagz: Customizable LED Dog Tag Pendant

Tagz: Customizable LED Dog Tag Pendant
Tagz are programmable scrolling LED tags that hang from a pendant. You can program a message of your choice by pressing a couple of buttons on the back of the tag. I’m not sure if tagZ will be the next big trend with the kidZ, but they sure look cooler than the tacky glow stick necklaces that show up at the occasional rave.

The Bowling Pin Lamp

The Bowling Pin Lamp
Industrial designer Josh Owen has created this simple lighting fixture that’s cast in the shape of a bowling pin. The cool part is that it’s got a tilt sensor inside of it that turns off when the lamp is knocked over, and turns back on when stood upright.

Daysago: the Digital Day Counter

Daysago: the Digital Day Counter
Did you forget how long ago you put that meat in the fridge, or when you last scooped the nasty cat box… how about the last time you changed the oil in your car? This simple, ingenious device lets helps you keep track of the last time you performed a specific task, right in the context of the item in question.

Solid Wood Computer Peripherals

Solid Wood Computer Peripherals
While the rest of the world continues to become more and more plastic, the folks over at Wood Contour are interested in using natural materials in their products. For starters, Wood Contour offers keyboards, mice and monitors constructed from solid hardwoods such as cherry, mahogany, beech, oak, ash, and maple.

As Time Rolls by…

As Time Rolls by…
The About Time rolling clock from Dutch design firm Buro Vormkrijgers presents time in a truly graceful fashion. The modern black clock gently rolls itself around your desktop, telling the time through a sentence emblazoned along the edge of the clock.

Woodpixel: Create Your Own Pixel Art From Wood

Woodpixel: Create Your Own Pixel Art From Wood
In the past I’ve written about these little plastic pixel block sets that let you build classic video game characters in 3D. Those sets always seemed a little cheap looking to me, so I’m excited about these new pixel blocks made entirely out of wood.

The Lacie Huby: What the Heck is That Thing on Your Desk?

The Lacie Huby: What the Heck is That Thing on Your Desk?
This is quite possibly the strangest looking apparatus that I’ve seen in quite some time. The LaCie Huby is a truly odd looking USB and Firewire hub that emphasizes the cables on your desktop, rather than hiding them away.

Funky LED Watch From Tokyoflash

Funky LED Watch From Tokyoflash
Japanese watch gurus Tokyoflash have introduced the latest in their series of contemporary wrist watch designs. The 1000100101 Watch features a grid of 31 green, yellow and red LEDs to show the time, day and date.

Typography + Google Maps = Geogreeting

Typography + Google Maps = Geogreeting
In a world full of Google Maps mash-ups, it’s always fun to stumble across one that is truly different. The guys over at geogreeting.com have done just that. Geogreeting takes carefully selected Google satellite images of buildings and landmarks that happen to look like letters of the alphabet, and creates custom typography from them.

Art Lebedev Does Sound

Art Lebedev Does Sound
Industrial designer Art Lebedev is known mostly for his Optimus Mini Three OLED keyboard and his nifty cursor shaped mouse. Now his clean, minimal designs will be showing up in a new desktop speaker system. Art’s new Sonicum speaker system is a 2.1 system featuring two satellite speakers and a powered subwoofer.

Nooka Zub Zen 20: Cool Watch, Weird Name

Nooka Zub Zen 20: Cool Watch, Weird Name
For the ultimate in geek chic, check out these LCD watches from Nooka. The Nooka Zub Zen 20 series of watches features a brightly colored rubber casing surrounding an deconstructed liquid crystal display of hours, minutes and seconds in bar-graph format.

LED / Pocket Watch Clock

LED / Pocket Watch Clock
Designer Nicolas Cheng’s pocket watch /LED alarm clock merges old school and modern design into a single design that’s simply stunning. The clock automatically illuminates when picked up, then turns off when placed back on a surface.

Container Ship Power Supply

Container Ship Power Supply
Artists Jess Giffin and Jim TerMeer have created this ingenious design which integrates those ugly power supplies into a work of art. Designed to accommodate the many power adapters cluttering our living space, this ship powers our electronic devices with their cords in its wake.

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