Posts Tagged ‘Simplicity’

LampLamp by Hironao Tsuboi

August 19, 2008
LampLamp ($28)

LampLamp ($28)

With a simple twist, Hironao Tsuboi has transformed the standard incandescent lightbulb from something best covered up into a naked beauty.  The appropriately named LampLamp looks like just a regular lightbulb, but is somehow lit while the clearly visible threading is not screwed into any power source.  The mystery persists until you realize that there are actually two sets of connecting threads.  Clear pictures of how it works and where you can buy it after the fold.

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iPod Speaker: The Phonofone II

August 12, 2008
Not for the light of wallet.

Not for the light of wallet.

Modeled after the gramophone and designed by Tristan Zimmerman, Science & Sons has released a speaker that doesn’t require batteries or a power cord.  It is made entirely out of ceramic and works by passively amplifying the audio from your portable music device’s headphones to volumes up to 55 decibels (which is the equivalent of a normal conversation).  Probably the most elegantly designed iPod speaker I’ve seen, but the price makes the Phonofone II prohibitive.  There is a black version as well, but it is limited to 200 pieces and will run you $600.  White, on the other hand, will only cost you $500.  Time to pawn off your kidney.  More pictures, including the limited black version and a diagram of how it works, as well as where you can burn your money, after the fold.

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Giant iPod Headphones = Speakers

August 12, 2008
500XL iPod Speakers

500XL iPod Speakers

Holy giant iPod heaphones, Batman!  These are freaking awesome, and is a perfect example of simplicity, satire, comic, kitsch (but self-aware), and some form of (post)-postmodernism… although I’m not sure which.  Don’t think I would buy or use these, but well done.  No idea how good they sound though, so beware.  More pictures after the fold.

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M&Co. Watches

August 11, 2008
Designed by Tibor Kalman

Designed by Tibor Kalman

I’ve been needing a new watch for awhile, and I really dig the M&Co. watches.  I don’t need crazy accurate swiss movement or tourbillion whatever.  All I want is something simple, with a twist.  Tibor Kalman really does it for me, and his 10-One-4 watch (shown above) is a real work of art in my opinion.  Consider this on my wishlist.  More pics of other M&Co. watches after the fold.

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Seletti “Crumpled” Porcelain Cups

August 11, 2008
Want.

Want.

The Seletti design house, responsible for the glass “plastic” bottles, has won my heart over with these porcelain cups which are cast into the shape of crumpled plastic (Solo) cups.  It’s like they took the trashiest thing from a college dorm room and transfigured it into sheer awesomeness. I need to start a wishlist for things to outfit my apartment with once I graduate.  More Seletti design after the fold.

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