And I thought that John’s Phone was as dumb as dumbphones get. But now, a UK-based company has created OwnFone, a phone that doesn’t even have a number pad, just speed dials people that you set when you order the phone.
Arcade machines are a part of a generation gone by. With arcade centers closing left and right, a lot of nostalgic gamers have taken to building or buying their own machine for home use. I’m sure many arcade fans would want to preserve the loud and garish old school look of the machines, but if you’re looking for something more subtle check out the Replay Arcade.
Jeffrey Stephenson’s latest computer is a work of art based on a work of art. The Mondrian mini-ITX case is of course named after Reginald Mini-ITX Case, who invented the – wait. Wrong timeline. In this universe Stephenson appropriated the style of Dutch artist Piet Mondrian, known for his minimalist and abstract works.
In a world where even second graders are already multi-tasking, it’s really no wonder why people continue to invent and come with stuff with dual purposes.
Take, for example, one of the most basic objects that you can find in your home: the clock.
Inject a sliver of style in your room with this “modern, minimalist take on your grandfather’s classic clock.” Designed by Rob Price for Kikkerland, the Sliced Grandfather Clock has a deep walnut satin finish, metal hands and a plexiglass cover.
There’s dumb phones, then there’s John’s Phone. Designed by John Doe Amsterdam, John’s Phone is barely more than a phone. Its screen only fits one line of characters. It doesn’t support text messaging, it certainly doesn’t have a camera, and it doesn’t even have a built-in clock.
The Rim Clock turns all that you know about clocks inside out. Instead of staying put and pointing to numbers like the hands of other, more well-behaved clocks, the hands on the Rim Clock are actually protrusions that go around the outside and point to the wall.