Adapting to technology comes in the form of the Artifox Desk. It might look like a piece of wood slapped on top of a couple makeshift legs, but in reality this desk offers much more than what appears. Look around the desk and you’ll find that there’s a dry erase board on the right hand side to jot down notes, reminders, etc., it even comes with an eraser to match. Look closer and you’ll find that there’s a built-in dock for both your iPad and iPhone on the desk’s surface, while managing cord clutter to the best of capabilities happens underneath the surface. Organization also plays a huge roll (since this is minimalistic) with the placed hooks around the desk to hang whatever you feel should be hung.
Finding the problem and resolving it with a solution is basically the way a lot of start-ups and small business’ are operating these days. That’s kind of what Pro Music Marketing is doing by reinventing the guitar pick with PykMax High Performance Guitar Picks. By seeking out the problem they decided to fix it by designing a plectrum that’s held in by the PykMax, ensuring comfort and ease of grip so you won’t have that multitasking worry of holding it and playing at the same time. It’s available in two different sizes: small or medium body and doesn’t ensure that you’ll be shredding within no time.
Humans are really trying to perfect this thing we like to call “time.” MB&F’s Starfleet Machine is a great example of this, and a great example of innovative design. Switzerland’s only remaining specialized high-end clock manufacture L’Epée 1839 is the culprit behind the spaceship-meets-table clock. The award-winning company has taken hours and minutes and placed them on top of the central black dome by hand polished hands that follow the dome’s curved contours. Behind that is a smaller rotating dome, accompanied by a revolving radar dish that provides an intuitive view of remaining energy: five bars indicates the movement is fully wound (40 days of power); one bar means Starfleet Machine is running low on propellant (eight days of remaining power). Other notable features include double retrograde seconds in the form of turret-mounted laser cannons and shock protection system that minimizes the risk of damage when moving it around. This intricate clock is limited to 175 pieces and is available in light or dark editions.
We all have our preference for a dream home. Maybe you’d like that beach house sitting right atop the water, or that contemporary, party home in the Hollywood Hills. Even that bachelor loft in downtown catches your eye.
Whatever it is we would all like to live in a house that we want - a residence that stands out from the rest, a residence that we would certainly dream about. With that, we’d like to introduce our newest segment called: Day Dream. This is where we’ll showcase the pads that we so often dream about, with beautiful architecture and crafty interior design, how can you go wrong?
We never really think about the toxins that come with drinking a beverage out of plastic cups, plastic bottles, etc. When we came across Sustainable Drinkware from Dryad Coffee we knew it was time for a change. Their new line of drink-friendly products are carefully crafted using olive wood and white oak. By utilizing these highly dense and low porosity woods, it maximizes the cup’s durability and maintains the flavor integrity of your beverage, while also making it free from the harmful chemical additives found in most plastic and metal cups. Dryad’s main goal for this campaign is to not only produce sustainable drinkware, but to meet the standards for certification from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) – a non-governmental, international organization “established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests.” The full line of drinkware consists of mugs, travel mugs, and coffee collars, but who knows what the future holds for Dryad, I know we can’t wait to find out.
3D printing is taking design to levels we’ve never seen before and it’s only going to get better. We previewed the Philips 3D-Printed Lamp a couple of weeks ago, but smaller brands like Gässling need some love too. Breaking Bulbs are their version of 3D lamps, but are offered in a whole different type of light (aren’t we clever?) A collection of three different types of 3D printed lamps (Oops I dropped the Bulb, Wrecking Bulb, Bullet meet Bulb), Breaking Bulbs were made to capture the split second in time when an object is destroyed on impact. It features a 6-watt LED bulb, so you might need to buy the whole collection to light up a room. Other than that, the concept of these things is pretty crazy and it’s sure to draw some serious attention to the 3D printing world.
Maybe you don’t wanna overplay your iPhone with a full-on woodgrain case. If you’re more of a discreet design freak that also appreciates sustainability (kinda like us), then these wood bumpers from Grovemade are the perfect solution to your first world problems. Handcrafted in Portland from Walnut or Maple wood, these minimalist bumpers are lightweight and ready to take on the bumps and bruises that life has to offer. Grovemade couldn’t have said it any better, “a perfect solution for the minimalist seeking style and protection.”
There are various ways to amplify the sound of your iPhone, but we can say we’ve never seen anything like this iPhone amplifier made from one piece of glass. Your friends won’t even know what hit them when they walk into your house and they see your iPhone levitating on the coffee table. Well, not literally levitating but you get the drift. Named “My iPhone Amp,” it’s designed and made by Aric Snee who aims to combine the spirit of modernism with the centuries old tradition of glass blowing. Each one is handcrafted individually by Snee, who teaches Neon and light based sculpture at Ball University. In other words, you don’t have to worry about a damn thing.
You probably won’t be setting up your home office or putting your dinner plates on this table made from 50,000-year old wood anytime soon, but it’s a good thing to know about. History states that 50,000 years ago, a series of unearthly storms hit New Zealand, burying all of the ancient Kauri trees in their path. And, by doing so, the storms ended up preserving the beautiful wood that the gracious tree produced. Read More
Photo manipulation is presented to us at its highest level with Robert Jahn’s, a.k.a nois7′s beautiful gallery of manipulated photographs all taken by him. The art director already takes amazing photos, but he chooses to go one-step further by adding his unique and artistic touch. We found every one of them to be crisp, clean and almost looking like they were never even touched. You can find the latest manipulations via his Instagram account or visit his website to download wallpapers or you can even view his latest book release. Check the gallery of his work below and let us know what you think!