Multitouch displays are cool – no question about it. However, most of the larger multitouch displays out there are one-off custom builds. And while Microsoft sells their multitouch Surface as a turnkey solution, it’s only got a 30-inch display.
Sure, sure, everyone at CES has shown off their fancy new 3D wares, but the vast majority of 3D tech requires that the viewer wear a pair of glasses, and doesn’t actually let you walk around the object in question and see it from the sides.
These towering speakers from Crystal Cable are really unusual, thanks to their see-through design. And by the way, they’re constructed out of something you don’t usually build speakers out of – plate glass.
The 55.7″ tall, 227 pound Arabesque speakers are hand-assembled from large sheets 3/4″ facet-cut glass, carefully glued together to form a sound enclosure.
It’s beginning to look a lot like a Star Trek holiday season. First we’re faced with killer (and economical) stockings, and now a pair of etched wine glasses, for the grape-loving fan in your life.
Perfect for a little Springwine, am I right?
The guys selling these Pac-Man glass pipes have them listed as a “flo new art glass borosilicate pyrex glass PAC-MAN scene landscape video game 420 high score spoon pipe heady 420”, which certainly could be used for legitimate purposes – like for smoking small pieces of meat.
With all of the buzz on the ‘nets about Apple’s upcoming tablet Mac, I think I’ve got the scoop on the original Mac Tablet.
Yvan of Switzerland’s Cosm!k’ Art Deco Team built his Tablet Mac into a coffee table.
The QLOCKTWO is a gorgeous modern timepiece uses letters, not numbers to tell you the current time.
Designed by Biegert & Funk, the QLOCKTWO displays text that describes the current time using statements like “IT IS NINE O’CLOCK” or “IT IS FIVE PAST TWO”.
Remember lava lamps? This modern update on the classic lava lamp does away with cords, instead promoting its ooey-gooey goodness using fire.
London UK-based Mathmos is getting set to release their new Fireflow lava lamps. The lights eliminate the need for electricity, instead substituting the heat of a simple tea light candle.
I know, I know, what the hell does a salt shaker have to do with technabob? Nothing, really. I normally wouldn’t write about such a dull, utilitarian thing, but this one deserves a mention for its sheer design and wit.
This elegantly minimal clock lets you create your own custom time-telling device using a combination of plates, cups and liquid of your choice.
Designed by Kouichi Okamoto with ceramicist Daniel Jo, the Water Clock consists of a small fired clay base topped with a pair of magnetic spheres.
This is it, folks. The final piece. Now you can cosplay as a World of Warcraft character while eating WoW-themed snacks at a WoW-themed computer in a room painted to resemble something from WoW, and you can do it all while drinking from one of these (very expensive) steins.
Who says light bulbs need to be round? Despite what Copernicus might have taught us, flat is the new round.
Korean designer Joonhuyn Kim has reinvented the classic incandescent light bulb by putting it into a flat glass enclosure.
Dairy may have been demoted from the four basic food groups (it’s actually now one of the top six), but it’s still an important part of a well-balanced diet. The good news is that you can now enjoy as many glasses of milk as you want, with none of those pesky calories, carbs or fat.
There are days when you can’t help but think, y’know, maybe it’s time to take down the action figures and buy a tasteful cabinet to house all the gaming gear. Maybe get some window treatments and experience a coming of age in design.