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Tag: Gold

Fullgarbage Alchemist: Japanese Sewage Plant Mines Gold From Sludge

Fullgarbage Alchemist: Japanese Sewage Plant Mines Gold From Sludge
Talk about making something from nothing: a sewage plant in Japan’s Nagano prefecture recently began mining gold from wastewater. The sewage plant is located in the town of Suwa, where there are “numerous precision machining companies, metal plating facilities and hot springs”, which account for the relatively high concentration of…

IPhone 3g Kings Spits in the Face of the Economic Crisis

IPhone 3g Kings Spits in the Face of the Economic Crisis
For me luxury items are those that are not only ridiculously expensive but are also very impractical or unnecessary. Personally I think the iPhone is still quite expensive. I think it spreads itself too thin in trying to be too many things at once. On the other hand,  its price…
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Lexon Jet LED Flashlights Put Some Style in Your Pocket

Lexon Jet LED Flashlights Put Some Style in Your Pocket
It takes a lot for me to get excited about a flashlight. Sure, I suppose if you make one that can set things on fire, I might write about it, but most of the time, there just isn’t much to say. When I came across these modern pocket lights from…

Harry Winston Opus 8 Watch Melds Analog and Digital

Harry Winston Opus 8 Watch Melds Analog and Digital
A while back, I came across an intricate analog clock that used mechanical parts to produce a simulated digital display. Now it appears that there’s a miniature version of the same concept present in a high-end designer watch from jewelry artist Harry Winston and watchmaker Frédéric Garinaud. The display on…

Bling This: Diamond-Studded Camera and Memory Stick

Bling This: Diamond-Studded Camera and Memory Stick
It’s just what you need: a memory stick and camera studded with hundreds of diamonds! The accessories are a collaborative effort between Dalumi, LG, and Ricoh. They’re made with white gold and more than 200 diamonds each. The camera is a mere $25,000 and the memory stick a reasonable $10K.…

Retractable Calculator Rears Its Metal Head

Retractable Calculator Rears Its Metal Head
I don’t usually get too excited over the prospects of owning a new calculator, but sometimes industrial design just reaches out and speaks to me. Such is the case with designer Theo Williams’ new Jet Calculator from LEXON. The modern, minimal calculators feature a substantial metal case and a unique…

Handpainted Keyboards Offer Dazzling, Dizzying Designs

Handpainted Keyboards Offer Dazzling, Dizzying Designs
If you’re like most people, your computer keyboard is probably either black, white or some shade in between. If you happen to have an older PC or Mac, maybe it’s a cigarette smoke-tinged beige. These handpainted USB keyboards couldn’t bend the rules more. Available in several precisely detailed patterns ranging…

Casio Futurist LCD Watch is Retro Fabulous

Casio Futurist LCD Watch is Retro Fabulous
I just love the design of this new LCD watch from Casio. Combining the simplistic styling of the earliest digital watches from the 1970s, paired with decidedly modern innards, the Futurist LA-2002G is definitely one to put on your wish list if you like a little flash on your wrist.…

Tetris Mirror Reflects Your Puzzled Expression

Tetris Mirror Reflects Your Puzzled Expression
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…

Solid Gold Remote Control Costs More Than a Lexus

Solid Gold Remote Control Costs More Than a Lexus
God only knows why anybody would need a remote control made of pure gold, but there must be some market for this thing, or else they wouldn’t be making them. Created by Denmark’s Lantic Systems, the gold remote is designed for operating home media and automation systems including video, audio,…

Diamond Encrusted iPhone Sparkles

Diamond Encrusted iPhone Sparkles
Looking for a nice accessory to go with your 24-karat MacBook Pro? Got some money to burn? Why not get yourself one of these extravagant iPhones, adorned with hundreds of diamonds. The creator of this mod, Amosu, is known for loading up mobile phones with precious gems and metals. The…

Skull and Crossbones Clock: Ooh, That’s Scary!

Skull and Crossbones Clock: Ooh, That’s Scary!
This amazing clock may have been constructed almost 400 years ago, but it’s just as bone-chilling as it was back then. To tell the time, just crack open his skull cap, and the clock is where his brains should be. The skull and crossbones automaton clock has a mechanical moving…

Nintendo Ds Lite Gets Gold Plated Accents

Nintendo Ds Lite Gets Gold Plated Accents
One of the latest design trends in South Korea is to add ornate metallic details to their modern electronic gadgets. Now, your Nintendo DS Lite can get the metal treatment with this set of 24-karat gold decals. The SGP Metal kit for the DS Lite is a complete set of…

Gold Macbook Pro Finished, Looks Amazing

Gold Macbook Pro Finished, Looks Amazing
Remember that 24-karat gold plated MacBook Pro I told you about the other day? Well the case mod gods over at Computer Choppers were kind enough to send me over photos of the finished product, and it looks even more fantastic than I had envisioned. Other than the diamond-encrusted Apple…

Golden Apple Macbook Pro: is This Trump’s Computer?

Golden Apple Macbook Pro: is This Trump’s Computer?
The talented case modders from Computer Choppers are currently working on a project to create a golden Apple MacBook Pro laptop. I’m not talking about a little spray paint here. This mod includes a full 24-karat gold plating of the case. They’ve even gone so far to color-match the keyboard,…

Lacie Golden Disk: It’s Getting Gold Outside

Lacie Golden Disk: It’s Getting Gold Outside
Ah, Gold. Computer peripheral maker LaCie has really stepped up their game lately, working with world-renowned artists like Karim Rashid and Neil Poulton to help create some truly stunning accessories. Now they’ve enlisted the help of Ora-Ïto to come up with their latest creation, the Golden Disk. Looking like a…
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