There are plenty of wooden galoshes and slippers around, which means that wood can be used to make useful shoes. The thing about woodens is that they always tend to look quite old-fashioned. On the other hand, these wooden shoes don’t look like any I’ve ever seen.
Remember those cool polygon superhero images by James Reid? Well Rene Schiffer takes our heroes a bit further into pixel-land by using only rectangles in his version. None of his designs uses any other shapes but rectangles and none have more than 20 colors.
As many of us will probably admit, I have multiple cases for my iPad and iPhone, because I like so many of the designs out there. While I don’t go for stuff that’s too off the wall, like those bunny ear cases that I’ve seen, these geometric cases for iPhones and covers for iPads by Vasare Nar are just distinctive enough for me.
Ever wondered what you might look like if you were trapped inside a computer program? While it’s not exactly what was envisioned in TRON or The Matrix, this iPad app can polygonize almost anything you throw at it, including pictures of yourself.
Here’s a cool concept for a modern watch, which would tell time using just a few simple lines. The Geometrix watch was designed by Vladislav Novikov-Barkovsky of Red Richman Creative Studio. At its most basic, the Geometrix uses a single line to connect the dots between the current hour and its minutes.
It’s been a while since we featured a cool digital watch here on technabob. That’s not for lack of trying – I just haven’t seen anything particularly different in a while. So I was happy when I stumbled onto these funky new digital timepieces from Alessi.
Designed by renowned architect Will Alsop + Federico Grazzini, the Daytimer watch features a high-contrast blue OLED digital display, framed by a bold geometric polyurethane case.
Instead of just laying there like any old watch, the Daytimer features a 3-dimensional polygonal case structure that’s just slightly askew.
At first glance, this lighting fixture might look like a table lamp. But upon further examination, it turns out that it’s actually a sconce you hang on the wall.
Designer Marcus Tremonto pokes strands of illuminated wires through glossy sheets of Perspex acrylic to create the illusion of 3-dimensional geometric forms.
While the bright self-lit forms are reminiscent of neon, they actually operate using cool-burning electroluminescent wire, consuming minimal power.
Numerous wires are precisely manipulated to create amazing sculptural forms, including traditional lamps, chandeliers, as well as more abstract shapes.
Tremento is makes his lighting fixtures in extremely limited editions, and you can find some of his recent works over at Generate LE.
Look at this beautiful Quin lamp from California artist Bathsheba Grossman. Notice anything special about it, D & D fans? It’s Bathsheba’s exploration on the dodecahedron. It’s so much more than a twelve-sided die though.
The intricate perforations and curvy undulations are not only are a shining example of the seamless blending of technology and art, but also serve to create quite a spectacular display of light.
If you thought those wall-size arcade artworks I wrote about the other day were a bit too bold for your taste, you might want to check out these slightly more subtle Tetris-inspired mirrors hanging on your wall instead.
UK product designer Soner Ozenc’s Tetris Mirror is comprised of thirteen interlocking mirrored acrylic panels, which can be arranged on your wall to form a rectangle, or broken apart into their individual puzzle blocks.