The Hemingwrite Lets You Type “Old School” with Up-To-Date Tech

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If the romantic notion of tapping away on a typewriter, secluded in a cabin, preferably with a bottle of scotch, appeals to you – The Hemingwrite is the solution for a modern day tech-capable gadget that feels like an Old School portable typewriter. Read more

Looking For Great Tech Product Design and Packaging? Go Full TYLT.

Tylt Tech Accessories

Every once in awhile a new brand comes along that has it all going on. Impressive product design, packaging, branding, even a well designed website with functioning e-commerce, good photographs and plenty of useful information. That’s the case with TYLT, a California wireless accessory design and development company that has combined innovation with style. Read more

LED Surfboards Light Up The Ocean.

LED Surfboards Light Up The Ocean

Pukas, who has the biggest surfboard factory in Europe, designed some special awesome colored LED surfboards. Along with Juan Mari Indo, they developed the technology and aesthetics of the lightweight glowing boards and sent them off to some surfers to try them out. Read more

The Kudo Solar Charging iPad Case for All Apple iPad Versions

Solar powered charging iPad case

The iPad is amazing, but this makes it even better. The KudoCase for iPad, iPad 2, and the New iPad 3rd Generation are pulling the plug on wasted power by using new solar ink technology to convert outdoor and indoor light into usable energy to continually charge the Apple iPad. Whenever light is shimmering around you this solar powered iPad case is charging your battery. Read more

A Chip Off The Ol’ Giant Skull Speaker. New MinuSkull Speakers by Kuntzel+Deygas.

MinuSkull Speakers
above: The 2010 Grateful Vanity accoustic sculpture and a 2011 walnut miniskull speaker by Kuntzel+Deygas

These cool new 50 watt portable speakers, the miniskulls, designed by Kuntzel+Degas were inspired by their unusual and striking oversized accoustic sculpture, Grateful Vanity. Read more

Nest. A New Smart, Savvy, Sensing, Stylish Thermostat For The Home.

Nest Smart Thermostat

This modern looking, smart thermostat, the Nest, has been getting a lot of coverage on design blogs and in the news recently – and with good reason. In addition to being great looking, the technologically advanced thermostat saves energy, learns from your behavior and is wifi-connected so you can even program it from a downloadable mobile app when away from home. Read more

Funky Find Of The Week: The iGrow Hair Rejuvenation System.

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This hands-free hair rejuvenation system for both men and women, the iGrow by Apira Science, is so hilarious looking it’s hard to believe it’s a real product. But for $695, it had better be. Developed by industry professionals, the funny looking helmet provides you with the ability to listen to music while employing low level lasers along with high output LEDs to promote thicker and fuller hair. Read more

A Power Pig with 17 Snoutlets (and the Design Process behind it.)


Russian design studio Art Lebedev is always designing clever items, some as concepts, some as produced items. One of their latest concepts is something I wish would come to fruition. Check out the design process and final protoypes of their Power Strip Svintus with 17 snout-plugs (or Power Pig with ‘snoutlets’ as I like to call it.)

Task: to play up a conventional piggy.

Svintus power strip is a multi-snout cutie that you will not want to hide behind a couch. It’s a pink, fully functional device with seventeen snout-plugs.

Spiral cord evolved from a pig tail:

The built-in circuit breaker protects from overload (Circuit breaker disguised as a mono-nipple):


The Design Process:



Release date: September 30, 2011

Credits:
artistic director: Artemy Lebedev
art director: Timur Burbayev
designer: Kirill Musienko
industrial designer: Alexei Sharshakov
modeler: Alexander Pozdeyev
visualizator: Philipp Gorbachev

A special shout out to Technabob for bringing this to my attention.