The steampunk aesthetic is cool from a design point of view. I can appreciate the hard work that goes into some of the steampunk creations we have seen. I don’t think the style suits my personal tastes, as I’m more of a naked gadget sort of person.
Next month, Marvel will release a slew of comic books with alternate covers that feature different renditions of Iron Man. Marvel calls its gimmick Iron Man by Design, and oddly enough, none of the books are Iron Man titles.
Do you love playing games with your Wii-mote, but prefer a joystick to a D-Pad? Well have I got something for you! The Wii Magic Stick is a cover that slides over your current Wii-mote and (sorta) turns it into joystick.
Electrical outlets are just one of those things that we don’t really notice or think about, partly because we see them everywhere and we use them all the time, and partly because, well, there’s really nothing to look at.
Note that the title doesn’t indicate that this is the easiest way to obtain awesome custom cupcakes; that, of course, means dragging yourself down to the nearest shop and placing an order. But the second-easiest way to achieve, say, Pac-Man perfection, is to make your own cupcakes of any sort, and just slap these purchasable covers on ’em.
Audiophiles listen up: pimp up and pamper your headphones with these leather covers from Berlin-based design agency BLESS. The covers come in black or anthracite – that’s gray for us common folk.
As you can see each headphone sock cover has an extra compartment, perfect for placing spare coins, or even an extra pair of earphones.
Are you paying attention? This will be a quick tutorial on customizing your Nintendo DS Lite. Here we go. Step one: draw some stuff. It probably helps if you can draw. Step two: vectorize that business and print it out.
Dementium: The Ward broke some untrodden ground on the Nintendo DS, as an M-rated horror-themed shooter, so it isn’t particularly surprising that the game is getting a sequel. What is surprising (and amazing) is this cover shot.
Sure, the iPhone looks good, but can it make a sandwich? Wash the car? Serve as instruments for an entire band? Mark that last item off the list of outrageous demands, because British band The Mentalists have managed to perform an entire song using only the power of several iPhones (and their own voices).
Looking for an easy way to give your Playstation 3 a cool new look? This add-on cover plate lets you put a shiny new face on your gloss black PS3.
XCM’s Smart Face Plate snaps onto the top of your PS3, giving it a new facade without major surgery.
Ever wanted to know what the insides of your iPod really looked like? Afraid to bash it open with a hammer? Artist Colin Thompson created this clever iPod skin which lets you visualize the guts of Apple’s media player as a retro-modern mechanical device.
Give your Xbox 360 system a retro-lounge makeover with these animal print faceplates. These snap-on replacements for the standard Xbox 360 front cover don’t just look like their mammalian counterparts, they’re velvety soft to the touch.
Tired of the old plain plastic shell on your Mac laptop? Here’s a nifty way spruce up its outsides without a lot of time or money. These adhesive-backed layers stick on to the shell of your portable computer and give it a bit more style.
For those times when there’s nothing worth watching on any of the 500+ channels on TV, here’s a way you can put that $5000 flat panel to good use.
TV2ART’s Lightascope attaches to the front of your flat panel television and transforms moving images into a work of abstract modern art.