Many audiophiles will tell you that there’s nothing quite as sweet as the sound of a good old analog tube-based amplifier. While there are a handful for tube amps for the iPod already out there, most of them are quite expensive.
Ferrucio Laviani’s dramatic tubular lighting fixtures are truly a sight to behold. The Italian designer has created these beautifully simple tubes of PMMA (acrylic) which contain a bright incandescent light source at the top.
These Toobe lamps can be ordered in either clear, or imbued with a splash of primary color.
This clock looks quite a bit like those retro Nixie tube clocks, but instead of old vacuum tubes, it uses modern LED technology to achieve a similar result.
B&W’s Tubes Clock features six independent segmented red LEDs encased in little smoked domes.
Like Art Lebedev’s (vaporware) Verbarius clock, this unique timepiece uses words to describe the current time, rather than using numbers.
Time is displayed on the Tubular Time Clock in phrases such as “quarter past four” and “five minutes past six” instead of the pedestrian “4:15” and “6:05.”