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The Perfect Office #58

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have? Not only gadgets and equipment, but also furniture, sound system, gaming stuff (for lunch time!). A designer is totally allowed to dream with the perfect office, and that's what we're gonna do here! Also, tell us your suggestions, or even better, you may tell us via twitter (mine and fabio's), using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) HAL 9000 MacBook Decal Until about five minutes ago I was totally against the idea of putting any kind of decals on my laptop, or any gadget for that matter. Then I saw this HAL 9000 decal from Etsy seller ‘ExpendableDecals’ which probably looks pretty slick on a MacBook with the apple logo glowing, and completely changed my mind. Unfortunately though while it was once listed as being available for $15, the decal appears to be currently sold out. (at Oh Gizmo) FlowerLover A flower table. Flowerlover is made of a combination of massive wood and corian and evokes ancient times in a totally new manner and in contemporary materials. It is equipped with an irrigation system and it is a new series product of AMOSDESIGN. (at From Europe) Symmetry A sleek and minimalistic looking clock with symmetry hands. (at Design Spotter) Clip-it USB Bummer! These great new USB drives by Verbatim are only being released in Europe, but I can think of a few good reasons to keep them on hand at my office. With a color for anyone on your contact list, these paperclip jump drives would be perfect for handing over large files to clients in style. The Clip-it was designed by Arman Emami, and awarded a Red Dot 2010 design award. (at Design Milk) Ultrasone Edition 10 Headphones If you've been searching for ridiculously overpriced headphones to match that $19,000 turntable you bought a while back, search no more. The Ultrasone Edition 10 Headphones ($2,750) come with eye-popping looks and sound to match their price, featuring open-back ear cups with galvanic Ruthenium plating and a Zebrano wood inlay, Ethiopian sheepskin leather ear cup pads, Titanium-plated 40mm drivers, silver-plated OFC 99.99% pure copper wires with Kevlar casing, S-Logic Pus technology, and a bunch of other high-end nonsense no one will ever notice because your ears will look like zebra. (at Uncrate) Razer's Naga Still curious if there's a market for mice with a dozen or more buttons on the side? Wonder no more. Just over a year after Razer caused every MMO addict in existence to salivate uncontrollably with the Naga comes this: a new duo of special edition Naga creations. For all intents and purposes, the Naga Maelstrom and Naga Molten are identical to the original in terms of functionality, but there's a decent chance you'll want to lift your palm from the surface of these a lot more frequently. Both units are graced with special edition lids, and somehow still feature 17 "MMO-optimized" buttons while adding a touch of glow underneath. (at Engadget)

The Perfect Office #57

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have? Not only gadgets and equipment, but also furniture, sound system, gaming stuff (for lunch time!). A designer is totally allowed to dream with the perfect office, and that's what we're gonna do here! Also, tell us your suggestions, or even better, you may tell us via twitter (mine and fabio's), using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) Spider Lounge Chair Designed by Giancarlo Vegni, the ultra-modern Spider Lounge Chair’s “invisible” acrylic frame effortlessly envelops its cushions, which are available in either white or gray leather or black satin. Well known throughout the design community, designer Giancarlo Vegni combines the subtle austerity of late 20th century furnishing with early 20th century curves and twists. (at Design Milk) Coat Rack - Pipework Series These distinctive designs offer an inventive alternative to conventional choices, created from materials that show a combination of purpose and humour. (at 7Gadgets) Moleskine iCovers With all the knock-offs we've seen over the past few months, it's about damn time Moleskine got into the case game. Moleskine iCovers ($TBA) wrap your precious iPad or iPhone in smooth, black goodness, while offering protection from tumbles, and even including a real notebook for those times when a virtual 'pad just won't cut it. (at Uncrate) Libratone Wireless Speaker System The beauty of Scandinavian design meets great technology in this wireless sound system. The Libratone speaker fills your room with 360° sound using its patent-pending FullRoom technology. It comes with a transmitter that allows you to stream sound from your Mac/PC, iPod, iPhone, TV or practically any device. In addition to all that you get an elegant piece of modern furniture. (at Holy Cool) Origin Super-Powered EON17 Gaming Laptop The Eon17 features a 17-inch 16:9 LED backlist display, an optional six-core Intel Core i7 980X processor, up to 24GB of memory, and up to three hard drives. The Eon17 also has HDMI inputs and outputs so you can show your movies and gaming on a larger screen, and can be configured with two NVidia GeForce 480M graphics cards in SLI mode. (at Gearlog)

The Perfect Office #56

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have? Not only gadgets and equipment, but also furniture, sound system, gaming stuff (for lunch time!). A designer is totally allowed to dream with the perfect office, and that's what we're gonna do here! Also, tell us your suggestions, or even better, you may tell us via twitter (mine and fabio's), using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) 8 Bit Wood 8BITWOOD "is a journey into the madness of homemade pixel art. I work in the videogame industry and I thought what better way to pay homage to my favorite games than to cut out thousands of little blocks of wood, stain them, glue them together, seal them and then hang the result on the wall? I work at a videogame developer that is kind enough to let me create murals of pixel art and put them up on the wall for display." (at Likecool) Miroir en Herbe The carefully thought out form of the object, which introduces an optical phenomenon of distortion, an addition to the mirror effect, turns it into a constantly evolving work, full of freshness, which dresses the wall like a living portrait. Every window box (L 110 x H 11 cm x D 9 cm) is independent and the price is for one window box. The user is therefore free to determine the number of boxes he or she wishes, in order to obtain a square of vegetation of the required dimension. (at 7Gadgets) Naked Radio This radio/art piece by Simon Hasan is a beautiful and efficient little doodad. Volume is controlled by turning the speaker, and frequency is selected by rotating the antenna. Not so great if you get the best 90.3 reception at the 106.1 orientation, but hey. It’s art. Quit being such a nag! It’s too bad there is only one of these, and it’s too bad I never listen to the radio. (at Crunch Gear) Seagate 1.5 Terabyte Portable Drive NNeed 1.5 terabytes at USB 3.0 speeds? Need to stick it all into your pocket? Seagate, Ponch to your John, has your back. The 1.5 TB GoFlex Drive is the biggest monster in all of monsterland and features Seagate’s unique GoFlex technology that allows you to swap out the chips and the rear port to add new capabilities. (at Crunch Gear) LaCie 24-inch 324i professional IPS display Need a few new pixels to display your shiny new digital images on? LaCie's got you covered, with its new 324i offering a premium feature set to accompany a premium price. Aimed specifically at creative pros with the pockets to appreciate a 10-bit P-IPS panel, exceedingly wide color gamuts (102 percent NTSC; 98 percent Adobe RGB), a slew of input connectors (DVI-D, HDMI, component and DisplayPort), 178-degree viewing angles and an anti-glare coating. The 24-inch panel boasts a 1920 x 1200 resolution, and the multifunction stand enables users to pivot the display for horizontal or vertical viewing. We gawked at it for a few minutes here at Photokina, and while the design is thoroughly corporate, the picture quality is indeed stunning. Other specs include a 1000:1 contrast ratio, a trio of USB 2.0 ports and an integrated cable manager; she's on sale today for a stiff $1,249.99, but man, we'd almost pay it for that anti-glare action. (at Engadget) Dell Duo: 10-inch netbook/tablet hybrid with a crazy swivel Dell has just unveiled a new netbook, called the Dell Duo, it is a 10-inch netbook with a crazy swivel, its screen rotates around to turn it into a tablet. You simply swivel it around within its frame to make the transformation. Cool design! This hybrid powered by a dual-core Atom processor, and runs Windows 7 Premium. (at Likecool)

The Perfect Office #55

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have? Not only gadgets and equipment, but also furniture, sound system, gaming stuff (for lunch time!). A designer is totally allowed to dream with the perfect office, and that's what we're gonna do here! Also, tell us your suggestions, or even better, you may tell us via twitter (mine and fabio's), using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) Wave Shelving by Vidame Creation These are a bookshelf and bedside table created by Vidame Creation. Made of powder-coated aluminum, the shelf or bedside table is made using a bending machine created by Vidame. Each bookshelf can be stacked vertically or horizontally to create a sense of movement in any room. (at Design Milk) Clock clock The 'clock' is an idea that came as a bit of fun when 'designing with waste'. The idea is to create simple products from materials that would otherwise be disregarded. The aesthetics of 'clock' are based purely on the typeface 'helvetica'. The idea is to utilize the letter 'o' as the clock face with the other letters being decorative. The letters and hands are CNC cut from waste birch faced plywood and white acrylic has been used to conceal the Quartz mechanism in the centre of the 'o'. (at From Europe) Keyboard Tray For all you hardcore Apple lovers looking to organize all your Mac peripherals, Combine Collective may be able to help you out. The company has unveiled three black walnut keyboard trays. The first can house your wireless keyboard, Magic Trackpad, and remote as one unit. The second will hold your keyboard and Trackpad; and the third will house just your keyboard. (at Gearlog) IDAPT Charging Station Thanks to a collection of interchangeable cordless tips, this universal desktop charger lets you juice up to four portable gadgets at once. Just slot in the appropriate tip, cartridge styley, plug the stylish Idapt into the mains and you’re good to go. (at Idapt) Logitech Wireless Trackball M570 What's this? A giant ergonomic mouse? Why no, it's just the latest Logitech trackball. The Wireless Trackball M570 promises "a different level of comfort and control." It features a laser tracking sensor, back and forward buttons, programmable buttons for shortcuts, adjustable speed, and a scroll wheel. Logitech seems especially excited about the small wireless receiver, a little USB nub that's barely visible when plugged into your PC. The receiver can also be stored in the mouse itself when not in use. The receiver connects via 2.4 GHz wireless. (at Gearlog) HP 2310e monitor After the 2310m comes the, erm, 2310e. HP has put its 1080p-resolving 23-inch monitor on a strict training regimen and returned with this new unit that checks in at under an inch in thickness. The 2310e brings as much gloss as a humanoid can handle, even going so far as to replace the usual buttons with touch-sensitive light-up controls. Speaking of light, the jumbo HP logo on the back blossoms in a lustrous white when you turn it on. If that doesn't curb your enthusiasm for this cake slicer, you'll want to know it has DVI-D, HDMI and DisplayPort inputs, 250 nits of brightness, a 5ms response time, and an admittedly meaningless 8,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio (at Engadget)

The Perfect Office #54

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have? Not only gadgets and equipment, but also furniture, sound system, gaming stuff (for lunch time!). A designer is totally allowed to dream with the perfect office, and that's what we're gonna do here! Also, tell us your suggestions, or even better, you may tell us via twitter (mine and fabio's), using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) Atari Wall Decals These vinyl decals were created to turn any wall into a gigantic representation of the classic Atari videogames Asteroids, Centipede or Pong. Just peel and stick and you can relive those ancient and halcyon days of whooping flying saucers, spinning potentiometers as controllers, and falling fleas that fart fungus. (at Think Geek) Canter Lever Vase Bookend These are the perfect accessory to place on your bookshelf and keep your books vertical whilst adding a little floral colour to your room! (at Holy Cool) USB Heating Blanket Then USB Heating Blanket must suit your need. It has a warming pad inside. Once you plug it in the USB port, it will be warming your body. (at 7Gadgets.com) Pioneer HDJ-500 DJ Headphones Pioneer has launched a new pair of entry level DJ headphones, the Pioneer HDJ-500, which are designed with comfort in mind, they feature leather wrapped urethane pads which are designed to be more comfortable and also hard wearing. The main body of the HDJ-500 headphones is made from magnesium alloy, which is lightweight and also strong, and they feature a rotating arm design that allows the user to twist the right earpiece backwards and forwards up to 60 degrees. (at Geeky Gadgets) Minimus and Rikiki LaCie USB 3.0 HD Carry all your data with you. LaCie has just introduced Minimus and the Rikiki, both small USB 3.0 drives. The Rikiki transfers data at 5GB per second, proving that you don't have to sacrifice performance for mobility. The Minimus is larger, but offers more storage. The Rikiki is available in 500GB and 1TB capacities starting at $99.99. The Minimus is available in 1TB/2TB capacities starting at $129.99. Both are available now. (at Gearlog) MSI CR420 Notebook Thanks to Intel’s Wireless Display technology, or WiDi, this 14-inch notebook can stream your favorite online content to an HDTV near you. We have to admit this particular feature ranks high in our neat-o-meter. Where it usually takes an Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processor for support plus a standalone adapter box connected to your TV with an HDMI cable, the CR420 offers all this and more. Other specs worth mentioning include a chiclet keyboard (mmmm, chiclet) beneath a 14-inch 16:9 LED display framed by a posh exterior. When it comes to hardware, you can start with a Core i5 processor that supports up to 4GB of DDR3 memory. Additional specs include HDMI and VGA input, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, a couple of USB 2.0 ports and an extra eSATA/USB port. That’s not all. There’s still a 1.3MP webcam, Bluetooth and your choice of hard drive. Be it humble 250, larger 320 or massive 500GB. The 6-cell Li-ion battery is also impressive. In case you’re all about energy efficiency, the CR420 offers five power management levels to preserve battery life. (at Geeky Gadgets)

The Perfect Office #53

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have? Not only gadgets and equipment, but also furniture, sound system, gaming stuff (for lunch time!). A designer is totally allowed to dream with the perfect office, and that's what we're gonna do here! Also, tell us your suggestions, or even better, you may tell us via twitter (mine and fabio's), using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) Decorative Lighting Fixtures If you’re looking for some original illumination, these freeform decorative lighting fixtures from Ango are a work of art! Each freeform light is a one-of-a-kind, hand-made of soldered wire to form a complex labyrinth of lines, nickel coated and interwoven with metalized thread. Intricately organic by design, these lamps blur the boundary between nature and technology. (at Trendir) Uncapped A pen cap blown up out of proportion, 8" tall to be exact. Instead of holding one pen, this pen cap will hold all your writing tools while adding a sense of humor to your desk. (at Holy Cool) Monsieur Dressup Coat Hanger Very clever and minimal wall coat hangers shaped like collars. (at Holy Cool) TMA-1 Headphones The TMA-1 are a DJ-style headphones much different from AIAIAI’s previous headphones — they are more utilitarian; the focus on this style was function. The TMA-1 was tested by some of the world’s most respected DJs: 27 leading names such as Tiga, James Murphy (one of my personal faves), A-Trak, Flying Lotus, Seth Troxler, Matthew Dear and Hot Chip, whose feedback helped shape the performance. Designed by Danish design firm KiBiSi and further developed in cooperation with Tartelet Records, Mannhandle and Thank You For Clapping, this new audio experience is one worth having. (at Design Milk) MosKeyto USB Drive Looking for a very, very small USB drive? Well, LaCie has got you covered. The new MosKeyto is about as small as I can picture these things getting. It comes with a little cap and a way to attach it to a keyring, but other than that it’s just your standard tiny USB 2.0 drive. It comes in 4GB ($18), 8GB ($28), and (soon) 16GB ($38 maybe?) flavors and also includes online storage at Wuala, in case you couldn’t find a way to store things online at the five billion free storage sites out there. (at Crunch Gear) Arc Touch Mouse he new Arc Touch Mouse keeps the same basic arc shape, but adds two cool new features. One is a capacitive touch scroll strip that allows you to swiftly navigate with the flick of a finger. The other feature is the ability to flatten the mouse for ease of packing. Nifty huh? This is a 2.4GHz wireless mouse with a snap in USB nano transceiver and up to a 6 month battery life. The Arc Touch won’t be available until January 2011, but it is currently available for pre-order through Microsoft for $69.95. (at The Gadgeteer)

The Perfect Office #52

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have? Not only gadgets and equipment, but also furniture, sound system, gaming stuff (for lunch time!). A designer is totally allowed to dream with the perfect office, and that's what we're gonna do here! Also, tell us your suggestions, or even better, you may tell us via twitter (mine and fabio's), using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) Stay Puft Caffeinated Marshmallows What can we say? These officially-licensed Stay Puft Caffeinated Marshmallows feature over 100mg of caffeine a piece, and come in a collectible, rubbery box. Who you gonna call? (at Uncrate) IdeaPaint Screw putting up a dry erase board in your home office — turn a whole wall into one with IdeaPaint. This ingenious paint turns anything you can paint into a reusable dry-erase surface, making it great for the office, kitchen, kid's room, or garage, the latter so you can keep track of how many beers you've had while attempting to "fix" that old junker you've been tinkering with. (at Uncrate) Cloud Shelf Don't let your digital media have all the fun playing on clouds, let's store our physical books, CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, and magazines on a cloud too. I did hear this cloudshelf has nearly a 100% uptime. (at Gizmodo) Instant Switch Installing a light-switch often requires pulling wires, cutting drywall, tripping breakers, and soothing electrical burns. Finally, it involves overpaying your cousin who is an electrical contractor. Why should it be so hard to turn off a light without having to walk across the room - particularly now that, with your shiny new lightswitch, you now have to walk to the other side of the room to hit the switch. It's madness! Their solution is quite simple: create a lightswitch with a remote-control and a device that sits between your lamp and your outlet. It's one of those head-slappingly-simple devices that we love. (at Think Geek) Mini USB Negative Ions Moist Air Humidifier For the dry weather. Generates moist, creates negative ions via ultrasonic wave and refreshes the air. (at 7Gadgets.com) Genius Navigator 905BT Wireless Bluetooth Mouse The wireless mouse is capable of connecting (without wires!) to any PC or Mac, and Genius says it’s instantly, so that’s pretty impressive. If you do decide to connect to your computer courtesy of the Bluetooth EDR 2.0 technology, then you’ll be happy to know you can go up to 10m from your PC or Mac and still have a functioning device. And, if you don’t happen to have any Bluetooth connectivity on your PC or Mac, then you can plug in the Stick-N-Go mount to your USB port, and still utilize that wireless goodness. (at Slash Gear) Logitech Wireless Backlit Keyboard Model K800 This sounds like one of those things that we’ll use and say, “Why haven’t I used one of these before?” Logitech has just released a new wireless keyboard with back-lit buttons. For anyone who uses a computer (or would like to) in a room that is not fully lit this seems like a no-brainer. As a health care provider I am constantly looking at x-rays, which now are more and more in the form of digital images on a computer. In many cases it helps to have the ambient room light diminished when viewing diagnostic images. Others may just want to work in low light and a backlit keyboard could be just the thing to help you out. I certainly look forward to trying one of these out. (at The Gadgeteer)

The Perfect Office #51

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have? Not only gadgets and equipment, but also furniture, sound system, gaming stuff (for lunch time!). A designer is totally allowed to dream with the perfect office, and that's what we're gonna do here! Also, tell us your suggestions, or even better, you may tell us via twitter (mine and fabio's), using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) Conical Pendant Light Labware focuses on the process of glass blowing and is inspired by archetypal glass detailing in combination with a playful look at scale. The lamp is comprised of mouth blown opal white glass in a high gloss finish, blue flex, complimented by hand turned bark topped cork stoppers from Portuguese cork factories. (at 7Gadgets.com) USB Solar Charging 4-Port Hub with Torch The USB Solar Charging 4-Port Hub with Torch is not only a USB 4-Port Hub, but also an emergency power backup solution for your device. It has a built-in rechargeable battery (130mAh) and comes with seven mobile phone connectors that can recharge most known mobile phone. (at 7Gadgets.com) Belkin Conserve Insight Ever wonder how much power your TV, microwave, or cell charger uses, and how much that costs you? The Belkin Conserve Insight ($30) is a new, easy-to-use monitor that will tell you exactly that. The white and green adapter plugs in the wall between the gadget or appliance you want to track and the outlet itself, using a small screen on a tethered box to tell you how much energy the attached device is using, as well as the carbon and monetary costs. You might just find out that leaving your guitar amp or favorite lamp plugged in 24/7 isn't as great an idea as you thought. (at Uncrate) Sony DR-GA500 headphones Sony says their new DR-GA500 headphones have "7.1 channel digital surround sound for first person shooters." I really don't care much about first person shooters, but I can't resist their fantastic design, straight from the set of Tron Legacy. The headphones have an external audio processor that supports Dolby Pro Logic IIx and simulates sound immersion in game environments with only two 40mm drivers. It also comes with a boom mic to chat. For now, it's Europe only, sadly. (at Gizmodo) Apple computer (the perfect mod) The intrepid modder behind the MacBook Air Project received a busted up MBA as a gift and decided that instead of fixing it up, he'd tear it apart and shove it inside an Apple keyboard and Magic Trackpad. Now he's got himself some input devices that house a fully-functioning 1.6GHz Core 2 Duo Mac with an 80GB hard drive. (at Gizmodo)

The Perfect Office #50

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have? Not only gadgets and equipment, but also furniture, sound system, gaming stuff (for lunch time!). A designer is totally allowed to dream with the perfect office, and that's what we're gonna do here! Also, tell us your suggestions, or even better, you may tell us via twitter (mine and fabio's), using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) Cool Wall Lamps with Shelf Italian housewares company Zeroombra created this cool, contemporary table lamp-inspired wall lamp. That’s right – a wall lamp inspired by its own table-top counterpart! Available in a rainbow of hot hues, these lamps are expressed in silhouette form, featuring the shape of a shaded lamp atop a real shelf – perfect for placing your glasses or other reading accoutrements – all as a one-piece that’s mountable to your wall. (at Trendir) Mini Bent Stand A simple and beautiful stand to display your CDs on your desk. Holds up to 25 CDs. (at Holy Cool) The Office “The Office” product family fills the noticeable gap, the shortage in attractive, modern office accessories. The Office consists of Pat, Bob, Edward, James, Valery and, of course, Big Bob, who are your office companions and share your work load. They take on the small office duties, like holding your business cards or making sure your table stays organized. (at Design Milk) Sharpie Liquid Pencil It basically writes and erases like a pencil, although the marks don't erase completely clear -- because you're writing with a metal pen tip, there's no way to avoid impressing the paper a little, and the indentations are pretty visible. Still, it's better than any erasable pen we've ever used, and it definitely writes like a decent clicky-pen, so we can't fault it too much. Oddly, Sharpie's blog says it takes three days for the ink to dry to permanence, but the back of the package says 24 hours. (at Engadget) Doc Marten USB drive We've all been there: hands punched violently into pockets, conspicuously affected by the visceral industrial hum of big city decay. If only we had this $25 limited edition 50th anniversary 2GB "stomper" USB drive to complete our ensemble. (at Engadget) Razer Orca headphones At first glance, you may think you're eying Razer's Carcharias above. And in many ways, the new Orca is exactly like its perceived predecessor, thought two prominent differences set 'em apart. For one, there's no microphone arm on the Orca, so those who like to chat it up while deathmatching should look elsewhere. Secondly, the Orca is green. Really green. It's also designed for on-the-go use, with a shorter, standard braided cable accompanied by a two-meter extension cord. Internally, you'll find 40mm drivers with neodymium magnets, a 15 - 21,000Hz claimed frequency response and a conventional 3.5mm headphone plug. We'd encourage you to look for these later this month, but with a paint job like this, just glancing around aimlessly should do the trick. (at Engadget) Camera Phone Mini Lenses Enter these adorable mini camera phone lenses over at PhotoJojo that really look like MINI PRO LENSES! Too cute, right? But the genius part? Stick a magnetic ring on your phone… and the lenses can snap right on and off stably! Now if only they came with extra rings, for various phones, cases, etc… if they work as well as they could, these could definitely make for some fun stocking stuffers… ordering now to poke at in person. (at Notcot) Logitech Wireless Gaming Mouse G700 Some say more is better, but does that really apply to buttons on the mouse? Logitech's new G700 wireless mouse specifically targets MMO gamers, with 13 precisely placed programmable buttons. It has four triggers on the left side various buttons on the top. Each button can be programmed to a macro, keyboard key, or a Windows function key. There are three modes, so technically, each button can be programmed in three different ways, resulting in 39 different functions only a mouse click away. (at Gearlog)

The Perfect Office #49

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have? Not only gadgets and equipment, but also furniture, sound system, gaming stuff (for lunch time!). A designer is totally allowed to dream with the perfect office, and that's what we're gonna do here! Also, tell us your suggestions, or even better, you may tell us via twitter (mine and fabio's), using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) Insitu Wall Planters Insitu Wall Planters is an Australian company who has designed a vertical container wall planter that comes in five different sizes and black or white powder-coated steel. Pots not included. (at Design Milk) Virus Attacker An ion diffuser that disinfects, deodorizes and eliminates viruses designed by Nendo. "The virus attacker uses a fan to release concentrated streams of ions at areas like doors, windows and hallways where viruses and bacteria enter." (at Moco Loco) Mini Riser Laptop Riser A great little accessory that makes mobile computing more comfortable, Mini Riser is the most compact laptop riser you'll come across. Made from bendable wire that makes it adjustable to fit any laptop, and features rubber bumpers that hold your laptop and the stand securely in place. You can easily slip it in your laptop's bag without worrying it'd take a lot of space. (at Holy Cool) New IKEA 2011 The 2011 IKEA catalog is out now. Above, the VIKA VEINE top (white or black-brown) and VIKA MOLIDEN legs combo is pretty sweet. I love that you can fold the top down and hide your mess away. The inside is lined with felt and has little pockets and such for your pens and papers. There’s also a power strip in the back to help organize your cables. (at Design Milk) Cooler Master Inferno MMO Gaming Mouse The Inferno has 128kb of onboard memory to store profiles and macros so drivers aren’t needed. The mouse has 11 buttons that can all be programmed. Using software, the total buttons available for programming expands to 32. Other features of the mouse include a 1ms response time, 1000Hz polling, and a maximum speed of 115 inches per second. The mouse uses a right hand design. Pricing and availability are unknown. (at Slash Gear) Samsung FX2490HD monitor Samsung's updating its SyncMaster monitors today with the new premium LED backlit 90 series. Most notable is the 24-inch FX2490HD model with integrated TV tuner and inputs in the form of 2x HDMI, D-Sub, and even SCART for Europe -- sorry, no mention of DVI or DisplayPort that we can find. The panel itself sports a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, 5ms response, 1,000:1 contrast, and 250 nits of brightness. Akihabara News adds a few details such as PiP support, a jack for viewing media direct from USB sticks, and support for 7.1 channel Dolby Digital and DTS audio. (at Engadget) Eurocom B5100M FOX, B7110 FOX Laptops Last we heard from Eurocom, it was touting its massive, workstation-class X8100 Leopard "laptop," and its now back with a pair of models that are considerably more consumer-friendly -- and gamer-friendly, specifically. Those include the 15.6-inch B5100M FOX and 17.3-inch B7110 FOX, which each pack NVIDIA's Optimus graphics-switching technology (complete with a GeForce GT330M GPU), and a range of other fully customizable options that cover the mid to high-end -- your choice of Core i3, i5 or i7 processors, up to 16GB of DDR3 RAM, and support for two hard drives for up to 1.6TB of storage, to name just a few options. (at Engadget)

The Perfect Office #48

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have? Not only gadgets and equipment, but also furniture, sound system, gaming stuff (for lunch time!). A designer is totally allowed to dream with the perfect office, and that's what we're gonna do here! Also, tell us your suggestions, or even better, you may tell us via twitter (mine and fabio's), using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) Oblique Storage There aren’t many different types of furniture but normally square or round- shapes. To break this boring rule, Oblique Storage Design begins to start. Oblique Storage has an asymmetric rectangle form and it has been designed to be specific rather than other figures. It can be displayed either vertical or horizontal way according to the user’s mind. And also, A single hook Which is on the side and at the bottom, is able to be put some stuff like a hanger. (at Design Spotter) 120-Disc Acrylic Storage Box The innovative design of this media organizer holds a whopping 120 CDs or DVDs (without jewel cases) in a small amount of space. The stackable box features channels that suspend colorful hanging sleeves that protect discs from scratches. (at Holy Cool) USB Lineup A stark reminder of the Infinite USB Connector, the Tandem USB is different because of two reasons. One, it’s got a form that is more accommodating for the follow-up wire than Jiang’s version and two; it compares the lineup to male-female “coupling”! We get the naughty point, but in all honesty, going by the discussion in the earlier post, issues like unplugging a device in the middle of the ports and power current are still not resolved. However, bending wires over for a snug fit, is taken care of. (at Yanko Design) Apple Magic Trackpad For any of you out there who, like us, have sat down at a desktop Mac after using our MacBooks only to become irritated with the clumsiness of the desktop mouse, Apple has heard your cries. The Apple Magic Trackpad ($70) is a desktop-bound version of the Multi-Touch trackpads found on the company's MacBook Pro, but 80 percent larger, giving you even more room to pinch, rotate, and four-finger scroll your way to computing bliss. (at Uncrate) Apple Battery Charger "Apple tells us the charger has the lowest vampire power draw of any charger on the market -- the idea is for users to keep two batteries in each of their peripherals and two in the charger, so they can quickly swap out as the cells run out. Interestingly, the batteries are some of the only Apple products in recent memory that don't have an Apple logo on them -- they're just plain silver with "Rechargeable" printed on them. The charger itself has slightly nicer charging contacts than the usual spring-and-flap arrangement, and it features the same removable flippy-prong AC plug as Apple's laptop and iPad power adapters, so you can theoretically swap it for a longer power cord if you like." (at Engadget) Samsung BX2350 and BX2335 1080p monitors "We've always been fairly fond of Samsung's Touch of Color design scheme, so we're glad to see it's still firmly in place on the company's new "eco-friendly" LED displays. The outfit's debuting its 50 and 30 series panels today, with the BX2350 and BX2335 both offering a 2ms response time, 1080p resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio and a rather unique new feature called Magic Return. Put simply, this allows users working with two monitors to have their desktop automatically moved to a powered-on screen if one screen happens to shut down" (at Engadget) HP crams Fermi-based Quadro 5000M GPU inside 17-inch EliteBook NVIDIA's new pro graphics solution for mobile creatives, the Quadro 5000M, was unsheathed only yesterday but HP appears to have been first in line to get some of that new 40nm goodness. Electronista reports that the world leader in PC shipments is readying a 5000M solution for its 8740w EliteBook, which will bring 320 CUDA cores and a jumbo 2GB of dedicated memory to the party. That comes replete with the latest DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.1 compatibility, naturally, as well as a bunch of pro-friendly computational enhancements. (at Engadget)

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We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have? Not only gadgets and equipment, but also furniture, sound system, gaming stuff (for lunch time!). A designer is totally allowed to dream with the perfect office, and that's what we're gonna do here! Also, tell us your suggestions, or even better, you may tell us via twitter (mine and fabio's), using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) Hookmaker Creates storage for small things. Use it by the door for keys and change, or in the kitchen for hot-dish holders and spoons. (at Yanko Design) Re_Vinyl Wall Clocks Re_Vinyl is a collection of wall clocks made from laser cut vinyl records. When ordering you get to choose one of twenty designs available, as well as your choice of the clock's hand, either minimal or vintage. (at Holy Cool) USB Octopus If you've seen one hub, you've seen 'em all. Thus, we don't see the point of writing about USB hubs here. This one has 7 ports, so you can plug a lot of stuff into it. Got it? Got it. (at Think Geek) Zemno DeskBook Pro DeskTop Pro expands the functionality of your MacBook by offering 7 extra USB ports, 3 FireWire ports, ESATA data and connection ports, audio stereo input/out and a flash card reader. It also allows internal docking of hard drives, batteries and peripherals. Also works with iMac, Mini Mac and PC. (at Holy Cool) LaCie FireWire Speakers Beautiful and minimal design that match the look and feel of a Mac. Easily connects to your computer with its built-in FireWire cable, which provides digital audio as well as line power. (at Holy Cool) Griffin PowerMate Multimedia controller PowerMate is a USB volume knob that allows you to easily control the volume on your computer. It can also be used as a jog/shuttle wheel in video editing or a fast way to scroll through documents, web pages, spreadsheets or emails. (at Holy Cool) ASUS Bamboo U33 and U53 notebooks pack Core i5 and NVIDIA Optimus The 13.3-inch U33 and 15.6-inch U53 each get an Intel Core i5-430M processor paired with NVIDIA Optimus graphics, automatically switching between a GeForce 310M 1GB GPU and integrated Intel GMA 4500MHD graphics. Ports include a USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, HDMI and VGA, along with ethernet and audio in/out. There’s also a DVD burner and a 640GB hard-drive on the U53 or a 500GB hard-drive on the U33. Each gets 4GB of DDR3 memory together with a 2-megapixel webcam and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. Battery life is up to 10hrs, though that’s assuming you make judicious use of the integrated graphics. Both Bamboo Series notebooks are available now, priced from £849 ($1,297) for the U33 and from £899 ($1,373) for the U53. (at Slash Gear)

The Perfect Office #46

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have? Not only gadgets and equipment, but also furniture, sound system, gaming stuff (for lunch time!). A designer is totally allowed to dream with the perfect office, and that's what we're gonna do here! Also, tell us your suggestions, or even better, you may tell us via twitter (mine and fabio's), using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) Buro Buro, designed by Keith Tay, is a home office desk and storage solution project in collaboration with Habitat. It is currently on exhibit at New Designers in London. (at Design Milk) Block Night Light Block night light, obviously shaped like a toy brick, gives you warm light in three different levels of brightness to match your mood or need of light. It can also work as a desk object where you can keep pens or small items. (at Holy Cool) Obligatory Design Clock It's a clock that does not have any hour or minute hands. Instead the hour markings dynamically change to show the time. Even though it looks very different from any common clock, it uses exactly same mechanism as a normal clock. (at Moco Loco) Self-Charging Batteries Powered by Vibration Brother Industries has developed an AA battery sized generator powered by vibration, which can be used to charge another AA battery. Shaking your remote every once in a while could soon be all that's needed to keep it alive. (at Gizmodo) Sync and Charge Dock Stand for iPhone and iPod Sleek and stylish stand that provides upright resting place for iPod and iPhone while it syncs or charges; Supports your iPhone or iPod Touch in both portrait and landscape formats; convenient and elegant home base stand that will make syncing and charging easier than ever. (at 7Gadgets.com) Logitech HD Pro Webcam C910 with 1080p Video Full HD 1080p video recording and smooth HD 720p video calling with Logitech Fluid CrystalTM Technology; 1-click video uploading to Facebook and YouTube; Fluid HD 720p video calling with Logitech More HD Technology; 5 MP HD sensor, precision Carl Zeiss lens, autofocus and intelligent auto light correction for crystal clear video and brilliant 10 MP photos; Dual built-in noise-cancelling mics let friends hear you in rich, clear HD-quality stereo; Works with Logitech VidTM HD, SkypeTM, Yahoo® Messenger, Microsoft LiveTM Messenger. (at 7Gadgets.com) 3D Battalion 101 W860CU-3D notebook iBUYPOWER has been busy launching lots of new computer systems over the last few months. This machine uses the Intel Core i5-520M mobile processor and has 4GB of DDR3 RAM, a Blu-ray optical drive, NVIDIA GTX285M graphics, and a widescreen LCD with a 120Hz refresh rate and a resolution of 1366 x 768. The machine uses the NVIDIA 3D Vision active glasses. The notebook runs Windows 7 Home Premium and has a 320GB 5400 RPM HDD. (at Slash Gear) Lomography Spinner 360° The latest addition to Lomography's fleet of non-digital cameras, the Spinner 360° promises dizzying panoramas with the pull of a cord. Thanks to the unconventional (and often unpredictable) results produced by the camera's simple mechanics, anyone who can point-and-shoot—or in this case, point-and-pull—will have fun with it. I recently had the opportunity to try the camera out, and can attest to the joys of pulling, pointing, flipping, and adjusting the angle to create as many different nine-inch images as possible. (at Cool Hunting)

The Perfect Office #45

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have? Not only gadgets and equipment, but also furniture, sound system, gaming stuff (for lunch time!). A designer is totally allowed to dream with the perfect office, and that's what we're gonna do here! Also, tell us your suggestions, or even better, you may tell us via twitter (mine and fabio's), using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) Modern Glass Doors These modern glass doors by Italian company OTC Doors will leave a lasting impression, whether you’re coming or going. This versatile contemporary glass door collection comes is a few different systems, including mounted to swingers and sliders. (at Trendir) Cupboard with sliding doors Ideal for the streamlined urban space with a modern flair, this contemporary cupboard offers fashion and function by way of its sleek sliding doors. The aluminum satin-finish sliding doors open to reveal matching aluminum shelves. (at Trendir) Matchstick Pencil "For those of us that don't "light up" over homework or bills, this unique matchstick pencil will make it a little more fun!" (at Holy Cool) 3 Little Birds Coat Hooks Simple and delightful hooks to brighten up any wall. (at Holy Cool) Waterproof Power Strip Wet Circuit's water resistant power strips boast its ability to withstand just such a defiant action -- occasional rain and snow, wet hands, temporary flooding, and accidental water spills (assuredly intentional, too) (at Engadget) Lenovo IdeaCentre A310 We never felt like the thing holding the IdeaCentre A300 back was its CPU, but that hasn't stopped Lenovo from tacking an extra 10 onto the product number and a modern Core i3-350M inside. The 2.26GHz chip is a dual-core mobile affair, built on Intel's famed 32nm process, and offers an integrated 45nm graphics processor just for kicks as well. (at Engadget)The Perfect Office #4

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We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have? Not only gadgets and equipment, but also furniture, sound system, gaming stuff (for lunch time!). A designer is totally allowed to dream with the perfect office, and that's what we're gonna do here! Comment telling us your suggestions, or even better, you may tell us via twitter (mine and fabio's), using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) SelfShelf Floating Book Shelves Having a French book among your other books might impress some people. Having this book 'Ceci n'est pas un livre' (which translates into: 'This is not a book') is specially impressive, cause it's not really a book, it's actually a fake book that attaches securely to your wall and holds your real books, giving them an impressive floating effect. (at Holy Cool) Adhesive Metal Numbers DIY wall clock that allows you to create your own wall clock using adhesive metal numbers. (at Holy Cool) Land Carpet Made of 100% New Zealand Wool this Land Carpet by Florian Pucher looks like land as viewed from a plane window. (at Design Milk) Truncheon Lighting Truncheon is a series of lamps designed by Commonwealth (Zoe Coombes and David Boira) for MatterMade consisting of a suspended tube light, an articulated task lamp and a freestanding tube that rests against a wall. Avoiding unnecessary knobs or switches, the Truncheon adheres to its namesake, a simple compact stick form fashioned out of traditional materials and shaped by advanced digital technology. Resisting the demand to convert to compact fluorescent bulbs, the designers opted for energy-saving LED bulbs. (at Design Milk) Solar Mini Speaker Charger As long as the sun is out or there’s a bright light source, this mini speaker will continue to function. Better still, it saves whatever excess energy it can’t use into its built-in internal lithium ion battery. Still better is that you can power and charge your cellphone or other portable devices with this amazing solar mini speaker! (at 7Gadgets.com) Colormunki All-in-One spectrophotometer puts the world of spectral color at your fingertips – easily capture colors and calibrate all you monitors, printers and projectors. A white calibration tile is integrated, so there’s nothing to lose or match up to your device. Also includes a protective bag which doubles as an integrated monitor holder and it all fits in the palm of your hand. This truly is your do everything color solution! (at Colormunki) Beautiful Apple Decal This is truly lovely. (at The Next Web) Acer Aspire TimelineX The new Aspire TimelineX Series is available in four distinct notebook display sizes, including the 11.6-inch Aspire Timeline 1830T, 13.3-inch 3820T, 14-inch 4820T and the 15.6-inch 5820T. Housed in premium, black brushed aluminium, the TimelineX notebooks are sleek and portable at less than one-inch thin in lightweight form factors ranging from 3 to 5.5 pounds. Offering either Intel® Core™ i3 or Core™ i5 full-voltage processors and ample 3GB or 4GB of memory, the TimelineX Series is well-equipped to tackle multiple applications. Aspire TimelineX users can multitask vigorously, even with graphic-intensive applications, simultaneously exploring the Internet, listening to music and downloading videos – all on the go. The entire line of TimelineX notebooks comes with Windows® 7 Home Premium for maximum productivity. (at Gizmodo)

The Perfect Office #43

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have? Not only gadgets and equipment, but also furniture, sound system, gaming stuff (for lunch time!). A designer is totally allowed to dream with the perfect office, and that's what we're gonna do here! Comment telling us your suggestions, or even better, you may tell us via twitter (mine and fabio's), using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) Cassette Tape Doormat Cassette tape doormats, new from Meninos. (at Meninos) The Wrong Objects' Front and Back clock No longer do you have to be ashamed of your AA batteries, hiding them inside or behind your wall clock. Embrace their diminutive power and put them on show to the world. Spotted at the 2010 DMY International Design Festival in Berlin, The Wrong Objects' Front and Back clock isn't on sale yet—but if we hit them with a pro-AA batteries campaign they can't say no, surely. (at Gizmodo) Place for Trace 'Place for Trace' is a desk object that was designed specially for architects to hold a roll of tracing paper and up to 15 pens or pencils. But that doesn't mean it is for architects only. It's a great accessory for anyone's desk that can hold any items usually found scattered around a desk; keys, coins, pens.. etc. (at Holy Cool) The Nevis DSLR Camera Bag for Women Nevis is a handmade, full-grain leather DSLR camera bag made specially for women. The bag offers style and function at the same time, it can hold a camera, up to three lenses and a few personal items. (at Holy Cool) Qlocktwo Tired of the tyranny of time's dependable henchmen, numbers? Hang a Qlocktwo on your wall. This unique clock uses common phrases — like "it is a quarter past two" — to notify you of the time, with a lacquered wooden body supporting either a satin stainless steel or a polished synthetic glass front surface via eight magnets. LED lighting technology keeps things readable, and an ambient light sensor keeps the thing from giving your house a neon-lit bar room vibe — which is about the last thing a laptop-priced clock should do. (at Uncrate) Belkin's Conserve Valet Belkin's new Conserve Valet power station presents a simple, energy-efficient way to charge electronic devices. A single platform charges up to four mobile devices at once reducing energy consumption by 75% overall, and the station itself draws zero power when not in use. As an added measure, the Valet automatically shuts off once all devices have been charged, ensuring that no more energy than necessary is being consumed. Unlike some other charging stations the Belkin accommodates your existing USB cords, which get wrapped around the base for clutter-free storage. (at Cool Hunting) Razer Tron Mouse and Keyboard To celebrate the launch of the new Tron Legacy movie, Razer has launched a new Tron gaming mouse and keyboard, and the mouse features a 5600dpi 3.5g sensor, and the gaming keyboard features a range of programmable keys and macros, as well as a detachable keyboard. (at Geeky Gadgets) Gateway ID49 and ID59 pack Core i3/i5, optional NVIDIA Optimus Gateway has outed their latest notebook, the Gateway ID Series, packing Intel Core i3 and i5 processors and NVIDIA Optimus switchable graphics on select models. The Gateway ID49 has a 14-inch HD 1366 x 768 display while the Gateway ID59 has a 15.6-inch HD display; both get an aluminum alloy lid and an aqua-blue multitouch touchpad that resembles matte glass when not lit and then glows when touched. Connectivity includes WiFi b/g/n and HDMI, and there’s up to 500GB of storage and up to 8GB of DDR4 memory. Meanwhile Gateway thrown an NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M GPU into select ID49 models, automatically switching between that and the regular Intel HD graphics. (at Slash Gear)

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We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every week we'll assemble a perfect office, and we'd like you to help us. What equipment would the perfect office have? Not only gadgets and equipment, but also furniture, sound system, gaming stuff (for lunch time!). A designer is totally allowed to dream with the perfect office, and that's what we're gonna do here! Comment telling us your suggestions, or even better, you may tell us via twitter (mine and fabio's), using #abdz_ofc so we can check it. Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) Bidoun Sofa A set of sofas available in different colours. (at From Europe) The Infinity Cocktail Table The Infinity Cocktail Table uses mirrors and LED lights to create the illusion of an infinite hole going down your home's floor. This is amazing. (at Gizmodo) Jabba’s Palace Bookends Accurately reflected, and based on Jabba’s Palace. This heavy set of high quality poly-stone bookends depict Princess Leia Organa’s valiant attempt to save Han Solo, who hangs frozen in carbonite, in the corner alcove of Jabba’s trophy room. (at 7Gadgets.com) Insitu Wall Planters Living walls are becoming more and more prevalent recently, and various arrangements have been popping up lately on variations on the concept. Insitu wall planters achieve a living wall through a grid frame to attach pots too which can easily be added to any wall. Made from powder coated steel and finished in either black satin or white gloss enamel, Insitu’s planters are available in a range of five standard sizes. (at NOTCOT) ARQuette Lamp Beplushave has created a small companion to its ARQ lamp called the ARQuette. Created from wood and PVC piping, this table lamp is for those who think the ARQ lamp might be too heavy. (at Design Milk) Memento Mori Memento Mori is an electronic clock if the form of human skull. The clock is a red projection on the forehead bone. The time looks like integral part of the skull. This project is our reflection about passing of time and the shortness of human life. (at Design Spotter) IdeaPad Y560d The 15.6-inch IdeaPad Y560d poo poos NVIDIA's 3D Vision, and instead utilizes TriDef's 3D technology like Acer Aspire 5738DG. The solution, which combines a specially coated screen, software and special polarizing glasses, can convert 2D content to 3D content, but in our previous experience we've been less than impressed with the quality of the end result. And unlike Toshiba's Satellite A665, TriDef doesn't support 3D Blu-ray content. Yeah, so we're hesitant about all that three-dee stuff, but the rest of the machine looks mighty tempting. It'll be available with Intel Core i3 through Core i7 processors, an ATI Radeon HD5720 GPU, and up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM. It will also apparently have Lenovo's RapidDrive technology as an option, which marries a regular hard drive with an SSD for faster boot times. Just don't put on those 3D specs yet, the Y560d won't be available until the end of the month and will start at $1,200. Check out some of the press shots below and if you're still digging for some details the full press release is after the break. (at Engadget)