The guys over at Yanko Design came across this mysterious miniature vehicle called ROCK.
Created by Mexico City industrial designer Alberico J. Camacho, the ROCK dons a tiny Nissan logo, and looks something like an oversize bowling ball on wheels.
This diminutive race car from Japan does one thing really well – it drives around in a circle, over and over again.
While it’s not quite as exciting as watching hillbillies turning left a NASCAR race (sarcasm), at least you get a front-row seat to this tiny little race whenever you want.
Nope, this isn’t some crazy whitewall tire for your car. It’s actually a high-end wireless outdoor speaker which can be rolled around anywhere you want.
Designed by Ron Arad and Frances Pellisari for Austria’s Viteo, the Freewheeler produces high quality stereo sound indoors or out.
I’ve seen some offbeat casemods in my travels, but I haven’t seen one quite this odd in a while.
Apparently, some guy from Holland came across this cheese display prop and said to himself, “I’ve always wanted a PC that looked like a wheel of cheese”.
This odd little speaker for your portable media player distinguishes itself by its spherical shape.
ZumReed’s Sound Ball speaker hangs on your key chain or a book bag, and plugs into the audio jack on your iPod or other media player when your ready to play your tunes.
Why print on boring old paper, when you can get your message across on some nice bouncy ping pong balls? The appropriately named PingPongPrinter can print dot-matrix messages directly onto the spherical surface of ping pong balls.
I just love the clean, minimal design of this white-on-white LED clock from Japan. The simple dot-matrix display is powered by bright white LEDs layered beneath a clear and white acrylic shell.
The clock offers alarm capability, and can be automatically set via a radio signal (although it’s possible this feature only works in Japan).
This new display technology from Toshiba Matsushita Display Technology Co., Ltd. has created a full-color LCD that’s truly unique. It’s round.
The panels are designed for use in vehicular instrument panels. The initial module measures in at about 75mm (2.95″) diameter and 11mm (0.43″) thick, including all electronics and backlighting.
One of the latest trends in the interior design world is fireplaces which use modern ethanol-based fuels. While they don’t give off a tremendous amount of heat, they look amazing, are virtually odorless, and don’t require external ventilation.
Industrial designer Pieter Maes, one of the artists responsible for developing LaCie’s cool golden hard drive created this design for a cluster of speakers which are formed into a near perfect sphere.
By joining a number of individual speaker cones to a single central spider-like structure, the orb can project sound in every direction.
Does your closet smell like old gym socks? Is Fido stinking up the place and making you sneeze? Does somebody like onions and runny French cheese? If this sounds like your house, perhaps you could us one of these.
Cool LED clocks keep popping up on the radar lately, and this week I came across these nifty round LED alarm clocks out of Japan.
Designed for I.D.E.A., the clocks feature round LED pixel dots instead of traditional segments, and look great in either brilliant blue or green variants (they also come in traditional red if you prefer.)
The Sony VAIO TP1 reinvents the wheel (literally,) by placing the latest in media center PCs in a case that’s shaped like a wheel. The TP1 features all of the requisite media PC bells and whistles, such as an HDMI port, a DVD burner, memory card slots and built-in Wi-Fi.