Here’s a crazy idea for those of you with a sense of the absurd. How’d you like to spend about $800 on a handmade plaster lamp, only to crack it open with a pick axe as soon as you take it out of the box?
A couple of years back, the guys over at Yanko Design surfaced this cool watch concept that featured an unusual way of telling time. I’m happy to tell you that the Ora Unica watch has actually made it to market, and it looks awesome.
Let me start by saying this. I love TokyoFlash. These guys have brought some of the coolest digital watch designs I’ve ever seen to the world, and now they’re amping up their game with their first consumer electronics gadget, the Escape C.
This mechanical marvel is not just one of the coolest looking analog watches I’ve seen in a long time, it manages to incorporate something that you don’t often find on a high-end watch – pirates! Arrrrrh!
This modern watch isn’t made out of diamonds, but its face is akin to some kind of cut stone. It’s called the 2Oct2031, presumably because it’s from the future.
The 2Oct2031 watch was created by the Chinese designer Tao Ma, and from the minute you set your eyes on it, you try and make sense of what your eyes are seeing.
NZXT just released their new PC case today, which they want everyone one to call a chassis. It’s called the Hades and aimed at gamers.
Even though it costs about 10 times less than the new Thermaltake Level 10 case designed by BMW, the Hades is no slouch.
No seriously: “Developed and manufactured in Switzerland, the Black Belt Watch is solely reserved for black belt holders, regardless of the martial art style. Each practitioner has to provide an official rank certificate”, otherwise the watch will kill its unworthy owner at the stroke of midnight using deadly watchjutsu.
At first glance, this looks like any ordinary old wall clock. But take another look, and you’ll see that there’s nothing ordinary about the way that it works.
You see, the hour markers around the perimeter of designer J.P.Meulendijks‘ Chasing Time clock gradually change positions as the minutes pass.
Well it’s been a while since I’ve come across any modern lighting that I would actually call “super cool”, but these unique adjustable fixtures definitely deserve their name. So I guess it’s a good thing that they’re named these lamps Supercool.
If you’re looking for a new alarm clock that looks like a big old hunk of wood, then look no further than here.
The Wooden Sound Box Clock features a bold design sensibility, peppered with just enough technology in make it seem at home in any geek’s bedroom.
If you don’t like spiders, this one’s probably not for you.
Eye-catching, to say the least. Or is that fly-catching? Oh ho ho.
This particular custom Xbox 360 mod is the work of deviantARTist AceCasanova, who has done a number of console paintjobs, like this one:
Photo’s a little blurry, but the color is just incredible.
Crank out some explosive sounds from your media player with this speaker that looks like a bomb.
The Big Bang Speaker (a.k.a. the “Sound Bomb”) has the look of one of those ACME cartoon bombs that blew up in Wile E.
Like that black Wii, huh? It’ll go quite well with the black lines, right? Well, too bad, suckers (if you live in the U.S.): Nintendo’s not planning on sharing any of this particular brand of awesome to you.
Designer Vadim Kibardin has found a way to make the ever-useful clock be more versatile aesthetics-wise with his black & white clock concept. It consists of just four OLED digits – no case or box or other parts that might clash with the style in your house.
When it comes to their laptops, Apple has a bit of a sadistic side, adding neat features only to take them away soon after. For example, the Firewire port was a staple of the polycarbonate Macbooks, and then it was removed from the first Unibody 13.3″ Macbooks, only to be returned in the new 13.3″ Macbook (semi)Pros.