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The Perfect Office #9

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! ;) CHAIR by Benjamin Claessen Inspired by car design and with a love for furniture Claessen decided to research the car design development process. This whole process was then used to design a series of chairs. The approach from another angle resulted in a series of chairs that have a very expressive form language. (via Design Spotter) Mini Coca Cola Freege These little freeges are fantastic, and got this vintage look, which will just increase the joy at work! (via Eu quero) Switchital Clock The Switchital Clock uses a series of magnets that are hidden behind the watch face, the magnets moves the bars on the watch face to display the time in a digital format. (via Geeky Gadgets) Ariston Built-in Coffee Center Whether you're upgrading the office or doing a dream kitchen makeover, the Ariston Built-in Coffee Center ($2,150-$2,260) will make a fine addition. This in-wall brewing system can dispense cups of coffee, espressos, cappuccinos, lattes, teas, or just plain ol' hot waters two at a time thanks to dual heating elements. Each drink can be customized with a turn of a dial, and the built-in LED display lets you keep an eye on the action, all for the price of 600 or so White Chocolate Mochas. (via Uncrate) Elecom Magnetic Card Reader Rather than placing it on your desk, it comes with a magnetic backing which lets you attach it to the side of your PC or any metal surface. It looks like it will support the majority of memory cards including, SD, microSD and Memory Stick Duo, and it will come in a range of funky colors. (via Geeky Gadgets) JVC XS-SR3 iPod Dock The JVC XS-SR3, a new docking station from JVC can take either mini, nano, photo, video, classic and touch and has 2 2.5w cradle speakers with analog and digital external input. Its also claims that its the first iTheatre speaker system with built in Dolby decoder. With its neat holding cradle you can swivel your iTouch to view movies or vertical for app use. Unfortunately and a big mistake in my opinion its not iPhone friendly for some reason. With the external input socket you can also use it for portable TVs, DVD players or gaming system. (via Geeky Gadgets) Logitech Notebook Kit Laptops are quickly becoming the de facto computing tool, but due to their portable designs, they're not always the best when it comes to ergonomics. That's where the Logitech Notebook Kit ($100) steps in. Including a compact wireless keyboard with number pad, a pivoting stand to help raise the screen to eye-level, and a comfortable wireless laser mouse, the Kit is an all-in-one solution for laptop users. (via Uncrate) Nokia Booklet 3G with Windows 7 The Booklet 3G sent to Engadget Spanish is configured with Windows 7 Home Premium -- a more suitable companion for this premium netbook... an oxymoron, we know. See the full unboxing video after the break and a picture paella just beyond the read link. And hey, feel free to dance along if so moved -- nobody's watching 'cept the robots. (via Engadget) Acer S243Lbmi 24 Inch LCD Monitor Acer has launched a new Eco-friendly monitor, the Acer S243Lbmi 24 Inch LCD Monitor. The Acer S243Lbmi is a 24 inch LCD monitor with a resolution of 1920 x 1080, and it uses just 17.2w of power due to the use of LED technology. (via Geeky Gadgets)

The Perfect Office #8

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! ;) Welcome to Las Vegas Doormat This chunky Las Vegas Doormat is made from coir and adds a splash of to colour any doorstep. In a variety of shades this is a jazzy way to personalise your home's entrance. (via Bem Legaus) Smooth & Smoothie Table French designer Florent Degourc takes a playful approach to design, as demonstrated in this table – bench set entitled Smooth & Smoothie. First seen on TrendsNow, the set is almost reminiscent of bubble gum, and is made of a mixture polyurethane foam and resin coating, allowing for the ‘melted’ effect, yet durable enough for everyday use. This combo set could easily work inside and out, or as a perfect addition to your cracked out Willy Wonka room. (via Bem Legaus) MoshiMy Featuring a unique brushed aluminium honeycombed facia, it includes extra functions to enhance the phones features, including Bluetooth Stereo speakers, conference call function, and phone battery recharging dock. (via Designspotter.com) Lacie x Starck 2TB Hard Drive Starck designed and dtrndr approved, the French product designer’s latest foray into technology is possibly his finest. The 2TB Lacie hard drive by Starck has arrived and looks better than we could have imagined. The outstanding features are the subtle design cues provided by the programmable touch-sensitive surface encased in a sturdy 3mm aluminum casing with a Starck signature LED. (via dtrndr) Collins Commander Barber Chair Not content getting your shave or haircut in your kitchen chair or over the bathroom sink? Get an authentic barber shop experience at home with the Collins Commander Barber Chair ($2,200). It features a gas cylinder-controlled reclined back with ball bearings, solid maple arms and footrest support with mahogany finish, a removable headrest, and an oversized polished chrome hydraulic base. (via Uncrate) Pioneer MJ Series Headphones One of the first tips we give new iPod owners is to ditch those iconic but poor-sounding white earbuds for something more substantial, like the new Pioneer MJ Series Headphones ($50-$90). The lineup's flagship MJ71s feature a unique bass duct for improved bass reduction, and while it offers a slightly wider frequency response than its more affordable MJ31 and MJ21 siblings, all three models share simple, stylish covers, foldable designs for maximum portability, 40mm drivers, and gold plated 3.5mm plugs. (via Uncrate) Target Clock by Simon Lumb Simon Lumb's Target Clock has two interlocking colour discs that turn, the boundaries of which indicate hand positions. The resulting minimal icon-like graphic makes the clock more readable from a long distance than a conventional clock. (via MocoLoco) The New iMac I simply have no words for this. You should all watch the video. That's it.

The Perfect Office #7

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! ;) Lasonic iPod Boombox i931 Freagin' sweet retro ipod dock. Enough said. (via Eu quero um) Kruze Chair The Kruze Chair is a nicely-crafted piece of furniture that was designed by industrial designer David Fox, who collaborated with Boss Design. The Kruze Chair is available as a chair with four legs or with a recycled aluminium 4-star base. (via http://cribcandy.com/) Dolce Gusto New stage for Nescafe Dolce Gusto with the launch of their new machine design, very successful and modern. A combination of product innovation and a futuristic look. Commercialization is scheduled for November 2009, with prices ranging from 149 to 179 euros. (via Fubiz) Logitech G19 Keyboard Logitech's G19 gaming keyboard—which borders on ludicrous with its embedded Linux mini-computer and full-blown LCD monitor—is the best one they've made yet, even if it doesn't quite reach its full mind-blowing potential. (via Gizmodo) Eigenharp Alpha Screw work, LET'S JAM! "...once you've loaded your library and presets you can switch from a Kenny G to a Daft Punk at the simple click of a key. Heck, you can even configure the air pressure sensitivity as well if you're tickling for a soft mood, or just feeling lazy. And those funky LED lights, you ask? Well, they're actually indicators for the different modes you're in rather than just being pretty." (via Engadget)

The Perfect Office #6

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 (thanks to @gariphic for helping us with some suggestions!) Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) Nokia Booklet 3G While Nokia might not be the first name you'd think of when shopping for a new netbook, the company is looking to change that with the Nokia Booklet 3G ($TBA). Running what looks like Windows 7, the Booklet offers solid specs, including an Intel Atom processor, a 10-inch HD display, integrated A-GPS, 3G/HSPA, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, a built-in SD card reader, HDMI output, webcam, an impressive 12-hour battery, and stylish aluminum chassis. (via Uncrate) Talking Coffee Maker This is the first voice-interactive coffee maker that asks, "Would you like to set the clock or set the coffee brewing time?" and operates in response to your verbal commands. Simply saying, "Set the coffee brewing time," or "Set the clock," will prompt the machine to reply, "Please say the time, including AM or PM." It uses an advanced voice recognition system to identify any time of day you speak, eliminating the hassle of fussing with buttons. (via Gizmodo) Herman Miller Setu Chairs No matter where you plan to sit or what you plan to do once you get there, Herman Miller Setu Chairs ($580) will keep you comfortable. Designed with a breakthrough kinematic spine that bends and flexes with you without the need for adjustment, the Setu is one of the simplest and easiest office chairs we've ever come across. (via Uncrate) Razer Mamba Wireless Gaming Mouse Tired of using the mouse that came with that refurbished Dell your parents gave you? Completely unaffected by the current state of the economy? If so, then perfect, you’ll love the Razer Mamba Wireless Gaming Mouse! Outfitted with gaming-grade wireless technology and claiming to be the fastest performing mouse available, this is the mouse to trump all other mice. (via dtrndr) NES cartridge external USB Hard Drive - 160 Gb An unique item with big storage inside: 160 Gb! USB 2.0 Interface, Nintendo black box protection, it runs from USB power, so there is no need for external power. HDD is invisible: perfect enclosure in the Nintendo black box and no damage on cartridge. (via Etsy) Sony NAS-Z200IR iPod Dock The Sony NAS-Z200DIR has a built in iPod dock, Internet Radio, a CD player, a DAB/FM/AM Tuner, and also direct music streaming from your PC via WiFi. Other features include a remote with a 3.5 inch touchscreen LCD display that is used to navigate your way around the various menus, you can also see track information from your PC or iPod on the remote which is a cool feature. (via Geeky Gadgets) Labware Lamps by Benjamin Hubert Benjamin Hubert launched a variety of new pieces at 100% Design last month, including the Labware series of blown glass lamps (above). The three white glass shapes used for the collection are inspired by traditional laboratory beakers, but are heftier than most and are plugged with Portuguese cork. The hanging lamps join the Labware floor lights from last year. (via MocoLoco) USB Illuminated Speaker with 3 Port Hub The USB Illuminated Speaker with 3 Port Hub is a USB speaker with glowing blue undertones. The hub can power three devices simultaneously and it has a 3.5mm auxiliary input so you can plug in your MP3 player using its headphone socket. There’s even a volume control built into the lid. US$14 from Brando. (via The Red Ferret Journal)

The Perfect Office #5

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 (thanks to @gariphic for helping us with some suggestions!) Alright? I hope you guys enjoy this brief selection. Cheers! ;) Backpack BackPack is the perfect place to park portable hard drives, card readers or other USB peripheral you want to hide, but need easy access to every now and then. Set your USB hub on the shelf and tie your cables to it for a super tidy workspace. BackPack is also a handy home to stash your iPhone or iPod while charging and syncing. (at Twelve South) Colony Colony is an all-new storage device neatly organizing entangled cables, adapters, wires and just about anything else hanging off your desk. Simply plug all your adapters into one AC power strip and pass the main plug through the single opening at the bottom of the vase for a tidy area. (at BALMUDA Design) Tamawa Lamp by Hubert Verstraeten Tamawa is a radical style exercise that uses bakelite spheres as a mono material. It is a design story that takes up there where the seminal ‘Hang it all’ by Charles & Ray Eames lifted off in the 50s: coloured balls (the official snooker colour line-up) varying from 11.2 cm to 16 cm. (via CribCandy) Jabra Halo Whether you're jamming out to music, playing a game, or conducting a business call, the Jabra Halo ($130) has you covered. Sporting Bluetooth 2.0 A2DP, the Halo can connect to two devices at once, and features a foldable design, an included carrying pouch, Zirene Power Bass for audio enhancement, Noise Blackout technology with dual microphones for clearer calls, touch-based controls, a built-in rechargeable battery good for eight hours of talk or listening time, and more. (via Uncrate) Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000 Whether you want a larger keyboard than your netbook offers or simply want to add a number pad to your mobile setup, the Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000 ($90; October 2009) is a good solution. Just slightly thicker than the AAA battery that powers it, the ultra-slim keyboard boasts Microsoft's Comfort Curve design for ergonomic typing, and comes with a matching, stand-alone number pad that can be purchased separately for $45. (via Uncrate) Hush Wingback Chair As you settle down into the Hush its flared sides offer a sanctuary from the everyday hubbub. Allowing you to finally make that important call or sit down and finalise those plans with a colleague. All the while the Hush’s wings provide gentle comfort and security to communicate or relax in confidence. (via Designspotter.com) WMF1 Coffee Pad Machine Though hot water is an essential factor to perfect coffee, it’s still not scientific to reheat the boiled water. The WMF1 coffee pad machine only heats as much water as enough for a single cup each time, solving the water problem. (via CribCandy) Asus EeeBox EB1501 Dual-core Atom N330 processor, 2GB of DDR2-800 RAM (expandable to 4GB), 250GB hard disk, and Nvidia Ion graphics. The EB1501 can pretty much connect to anything and everything: it's got 802.11n Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet, 6 USB 2.0 ports, an SD card reader, and an eSATA connection for external hard disks. An S/PDIF connection also gives you 5.1 audio. (via Gizmodo) Braun Markerfool Marker Pen A must-have on any designer’s desk is his marker pen; the more, the merrier! Getting high-tech about the colors and tools is this Braun Markerfool Marker Pen. It’s been designed especially to provide a variety of colors from just a single pen. (via CribCandy)

The Perfect Office #4

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! ;) Ceramic Pig Speaker This is an awesome ceramic pig speaker. (via Gadget Mania) Digital Wallpaper Check out this digital wallpaper, which was created by Austrian design firm Strukt using multiple projectors and a black and white striped room, and some clever software to map the projectors to the shape of the room. (via Geeky Gadgets) Ninja Kunai USB Drive We have already seen a few different Ninja themed gadgets here on Geeky Gadgets, like the Ninja Shuriken USB drive, the latest one is another Ninja weapon, the Ninja Kunai USB drive. The Kunai is an ancient weapon that was used by Ninjas, this version will store all your data, and it comes with 2GB of storage built in. (via Geeky Gadgets) polaroid flower vase We hang a polaroid with a small cord and a clothespin. arising from a desire of keeping the memories, I feel longing today.Nature is also what I want to keep for a long time.it is a plant in a polaroid. The illumination is for the plant, and the gentle curved shape will seem to be an image of a polaroid. (via Design Spotter) Flexible webcam Awesome little cam that you can place in any position you wish. (via Eu quero) Nokia Netbook 3G Weights 1,25 Kg, runs Windows 7, webcam, Bluetooth, 10" screen, GPS, etc. (via Eu quero) Microsoft Explorer Mini Mouse Make sure your mouse will work anywhere your netbook or laptop can take you with the Microsoft Explorer Mini Mouse ($40). Boasting Microsoft's BlueTrack technology, the Mini works on surfaces that will give traditional optical and laser models fits, such as granite, carpet, and rough wood, and also features a four-way scroll wheel, customizable buttons, and a mini receiver that snaps in on the bottom for superior portability. (via Uncrate)

The Perfect Office #3

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! ;) Comic Shelf (at Behance) Office Singularity So apparently there’s three different stages in the modern office work flow. I only thought there was one: Runnin’ Ragged! But lo! There’s three. And with this bit of furniture, the “Workflow,” you’ve got all three covered in one. The inverted cubicle. (via Yanko Design) Foosball Coffee Table This is the coffee table with a built-in foosball game. Made from solid poplar, the table stands 20? high, allowing you to sit comfortably or kneel while grasping your team’s three hand-carved, solid wood control rod handles. (via Geeky Gadgets) Spoticam by Antrepo Inspired by the ubiquitous urban security camera, Antrepo has created the Spoticam lamp. With its adjustable arm the Spoticam can be wall mounted or on a table act as a desk lamp. (via MoCo Loco) Lenovo C300 All the great C100 features plus a larger screen, HD graphics, more storage and an easily adjustable stand—all in a unique, elegant design. (via Gdgt) Siberia headset Pro gamer outfitters SteelSeries have put out a new headset, joining in the USB-audio virtual 7.1 surround battle royale. With extremely good options available already from both Logitech and Razer, the Siberia v2 has its work cut out for it, but SteelSeries makes good gear, so they’ve at least got a fighting chance. (via Crunch Gear) Apple Airport Express You can use it as a range extender if you have an Airport Extreme somewhere. It is super small and super easy to set up. The latest ones support blazingly fast 802.11n. Paired with iTunes it's a snap to get you or anyone in your office to share music. (via Gdgt) DIY Nintendo Arcade Cabinet Inside is an old PC and a 17? LCD monitor. The back of the cabinet has two USB ports and two NES controller ports. You can connect regular, un-modded NES controllers and play with those or use the joystick and buttons on the control panel. (via Geeky Gadgets)

The Perfect Office #2

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! ;) Philips Bluetooth mouse Philips couldn't decide whether you asked for a Bluetooth mouse, a USB mouse, or a touchpad, so it Frankensteined all three together. What can we say about aptly named "Bluetooth notebook mouse SPM9800/10?" Well, if you need a Bluetooth mouse, you can use it like a Bluetooth mouse. If the juice runs out, plug it in via USB and you have a USB mouse. (via Engadget) Lego iPhone Dock This is a pretty simple construction that actually doesn't look as ridiculous as it sounds. The dock rotates, taking advantage of the iPhone and iPod Touch's accelerometer and making use of allowing movie-viewing landscape mode. Not bad! (via Gizmodo) Sèvres Vase Clock The Sèvres Vase Clock, a prototype by Georgios Maridakis, indicates the hour with an audible knock. Just place the vase of your choice on the brass and wood stand and the hammer will strike the vase each hour. (via Cool Hunting) Nespresso CitiZ For serious coffee fans without a lot of space, Nespresso's new CitiZ packs all of their first-rate-espresso-making punch into a machine with a footprint that's nearly half the size of their other models. (via Cool Hunting) Modular Tetris Shelves The game of Tetris has inspired many designers throughout the years. These Modular Tetris shelves are another practical influence of the hugely successful puzzle game. From Brave Space design, the Tetrad Flat Shelving is a set of ten colored pieces in the popular shapes of the game. (via Crib Candy) Altec Lansing Expressionist Ultra Speakers Total of 200 Watts spread across separate bass, midrange, and treble amplifiers, which power 3-inch midrange drivers, 1-inch neodymium tweeters, and a 6.5-inch, front-firing long-throw woofer, and also features an auxiliary input and a desktop controller offering full power, volume, treble, and bass controls. (via Uncrate) NEC CRV43 Curved Widescreen Display Boasting a unique curved design that's sure to immerse you more than a standard two display setup, this beauty also features a 2880x900 double WXGA resolution, a 10,000:1 contrast ratio, single link DVI-D and HDMI inputs, USB 2.0 ports, an on screen display, and the assurance that you have the most unique monitor in the neighborhood. (via Uncrate)

The Perfect Office #1

Lately 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, and together we can make this an awesome new weekly post! Cheers. ;) Good Afternoon Clock The Good Afternoon clock by Japan's Mile Project almost gives the impression that time is but a ghost. Narrow rays of light that sneak through small slits in the bezel act as second, minute and hour hands. A great piece if you are already really zen about time, but perhaps nerve-wracking for those in a constant hurry. (via MoCo LoCo) Brunton Flip-N-Drip Coffee Maker Make yourself a fresh cup of joe on the run with the Brunton Flip-N-Drip Coffee Maker ($45). Simply boil water in the base, attach the brew chamber filled with your favorite coffee, and flip the unit over to begin percolating a great cup of coffee. (via uncrate) Modular Lamps Be illuminated by innovative design. These modern, modular lamps by Korean designer Park Woo Sung are as stylish as they are functional. Customizable lamp shades are modeled on traditional Korean curves and the concept of block-piling. (via Trendir) Ceramic Speakers by Joey Roth Designer Joey Roth (of Sorapot fame) recently sent us images of his sharp-looking new speakers, which soft-launched at Nooka's pop-up store at Den in NYC (see details below). Made from porcelain, wood and cork, Roth chose the materials not only for the aesthetic appeal they add to desktops, but also because porcelain's density and "acoustical deadness" rivals that of wood or plastic enabling the cone shape. (via Cool Hunting) RGB Sensor Pen This is RGB sensor pen, that analyses any object, detects its color, and instatly mixes inks so that when you write down, the color you see is the one you've picked. (via Eu Quero!) Scratch-n-Scroll noteable mousepad Can't seem to keep an unused stack of sticky notes near your dear mouse? Fret not, as the geniuses over at Quirky have popped out yet another 'well duh / must-have' product in the Scratch-n-Scroll. Rather than promising that its newest surface can help you frag more intently, smell better or just appear more heroic, this 'noteable mousepad' is apt to be one of the poorer mousing mats on the market. (via Engadget) Toshiba 5400RPM 640GB hard drives It's no speed demon, but Toshiba's newest 2.5-inch hard drive sure lets you store an awful lot of precious memories on a single unit. The 640GB MK6465GSX drive spins at 5400RPMs and is said to be the industry's largest in this form factor. The range also includes 500GB, 320GB, 250GB and 160GB models, with the whole lot shipping out to OEMs and distributors later this month. (via Engadget) Herman Miller Embody Chair After recently putting this three-layer flexible chair to the test, we found its supportive structure extremely comfortable but also appreciate its myriad customization features hidden in a minimalist appearance. The Embody chair sells online from Design Within Reach for $1400. (via Cool Hunting) G's 15-inch OLED screen Amazing how a few well framed PR shots can reignite gadget lust, just when it seems extinguished. Sure, LG's 15-inch OLED HDTV will probably follow the path of Sony's $2,500 11-inch XEL-1 to the land of ridiculously overpriced trinkets that few can or will purchase and eventually falls by the wayside when larger, cheaper options become available. (via Engadget) Asus Eee Keyboard We spotted some Asus keyboards last week, but none were nearly as potentially awesome as the official Eee Keyboard. Featuring wireless HDMI, it's a "fully functional PC" with full QWERTY and a mini secondary touchscreen. (via Gizmodo)

Incredible Concept Motorcycles

After the success of the Concept Cars post I decided to go on with this line of design and got some Concept Motorcycles projects to show here to you. For several people motorcycles are a great symbol of speed, freedom and power. Personally, I think they are a bit dangerous since they offer lots of horse power to make you fly but don't offer much security, it's you and the road, 'no barriers'. Even though I think bikes are incredibly 'attractive' and maybe one of these days I will try one. :) This kind of design is always changing and presenting new products since we have lots of designers and engineers working at concept projects to offer us futurist, beautiful and 'echo-friendly' products. Anyways, enjoy it...

Great Examples of Concept Cars

This is not the first time Abduzeedo is giving space to some concept cars images and for sure this won"t be the last post about this around here. Concept cars are always evolving and designers keep working with this evolution to present us new projects and prospects from time to time. These cars I"ve putted here are futurist, great shaped and pretty attractive. Designing this kind of vehicle demands talent and a bit of visionary perspective from the designer and this is what I admire most about this type of work. So let"s check out some of these cars ... enjoy.

Awesome Gadgets for Designers

One thing I always try to keep an eye on is the new gadgets that keep coming up everyday, so I selected some awesome stuff for designers and everyone else that likes to have some really cool stuff. Make sure you visit the sites to find much more awesome gadgets. Nikon Coolpix Extreme Digital Camera The name says it all, the new Nikon Coopix is a extreme camera for all extreme conditions that even works under water, it's perfect to have on the side on the daily bases and specially for those weekend getaways. It still a concept but I am hoping that this camera comes up for sale. via Yanko Design iCharge Eco: New Solar Charger for Mobile Devices Here's the iCharge eco, a new charger that can be used not only on Apple, but with a variety of mobile devices. It features a solar panel and charges PSP/iPod/Nintendo DS, and mobile phones. It delivers an output of DC5.0-5.5V/600mA and comes with a 1,350mAh battery that takes around 3.5 hours to charge via an AC adapter, 5 hours via USB, and 15 hours via solar panel. via: akihabaranews TVDRS Tape - Finger Power Tape TVDRS Tape is a music player in Cassette Tape Design. Cool now? it has more. if you want to forward or rewind a song, you need to manually do it by rotating the spools with your finger or pencil, then play, just slide the Play Button. And it can be powered by your finger. Yes, you just rotating the spools, rotating the second hole of the tape charges the kinetic battery. An LED light indicates the power status: Green-full charge; Amber- Medium Charge; Red- will die out any moment. Designed by Stefano Pertegato, Massimiliano Rampoldi, Eloisa Tolu, Francesco Schiraldi & Giovanni Mendini. It is available in 45/60/90 minutes type and hides a USB plugs. via likecool Shuttle X50 Touchscreen Nettop Shuttle have officially announced their up and coming Shuttle X50 all-in-one touchscreen nettop which is set to go head -to-head with the likes of Asus’s Eee Top AIO PC and which billed by Shuttle as striking ‘the perfect balance between quality craftsmanship, performance, and price’. via TFTS Balmuda Floater MacBook Stand Despite its unfortunate excretory-sounding name, Balmuda’s Floater is a stylish way to stow your MacBook; made from carved aluminum, it saves space and helps with heat dissipation. via theawesomer Cow USB Hub Here’s a fun new USB 2.0 compliant 4-port hub, if you need a 4-port hub why not get one with style. via geekalerts Elecom MF-SU2 USB Thumb Drive This has to be one of the smallest USB drives in the World, the Elecom MF-SU2 USB Thumb Key. The Elecom MF-SU2 USB Thumb Key measures 18mm by 15mm x 7mm and weighs in at a tiny 2.5g, but being small doesn’t mean it cant store a decent amount of data, yit comes with a choice of 4gb or 8gb. via geeky-gadgets

Incredible Biomorphic Shapes in Product Design by Ron Arad

I was doing my everyday lookup for inspiration online when I bumped into Ron Arad's work (http://www.ronarad.com/ ). I got really impressed with his work, creativity and new forms of designing old objects. It's amazing how he can change a regular chair, sofa or a piece of furniture into art. Ron has studied art and design at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem (http://www.bezalel.ac.il/en/ ), has also attended the Architectural Association in London (http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/ ) and today is parts of the Design Product Department at the Royal College of Art (http://www.rca.ac.uk/ ). Check out some beautiful pieces of his work. a> p> a> p> a> p> a> p> a> p> a> p> a> p> a> p> a> p> a> p> a> p> a> p> a> p> a> p> a> p> a> p> a> p> a> p> a> p> a> p> a> p> a> p> a> p> a> p> a> p> a> p> a> p> a> p> Ron Arad & Karin Rashid http://telatomazeli.com.br/coluna/fotos/3036

Cool&Creative Furniture Design

I love seeing cool and creative design, no matter what it is. I always end up seeing some really crazy furniture design so I decided to make a nice selection of pieces that I wouldn't mind having, it's fascinating the freedom of creation and the imagination that these designers had to create these pieces of art also called furniture. Don't forget to comment and share your thoughts with us! Dharma Lounge Stand Forget Breath Acknowledge Observe The Dharma Lounge has come to fruition through the exploration of using text as both structure and decoration.The purpose of this chair is to create a situation where the participant is embraced by the possibilities of creating a relationship with the object based on personal and communal experiences and memories thus substantiating the lifespan of the product. Customizable colors, text and languages are an option Palette Industries offers as well. By: Palette Industries Modular Shelving Unit "Vjunok/Bindweed" Series By: Maria Yasko Identita Home Cinema Seat Solution By: Hakan Bogazpinar DsRt Sofa Personal work By: Vincent Cadena BBB Pick Chair The first foldable cantilever chair, goes from wall art to functional furniture with a flick of the wrist. With an inspiring take on the maximization of space and transformation of an object from 2D to 3D, it epitomizes Dor Benshetrit's vision: the emotion of art interwined with the simple poetics of form following function. By: BBBemmebonaacina Caramelo* Caramelo* (chair or rocking chair) a colorful wooden chair designed for kids By: Luis Luna Branca Branca is a bookshelf designed to be made in plywood but it can also be made in plastics. It was born with the idea of natural shape abstraction, as its primary concept. Its shape comes from the simplification of a tree branch so it still reminds that natural world. This shelve is thought to allow the user to put it in many different possitions. By this way Branca can compose a usefull tree in the user´s wall. By: Rafael Fernandez The Camus Floor Lamp “You cannot create experience you must undergo it” Quoting from the prolific writer Albert Camus, the lamp is a manifestation of the dualisms of life. A beacon for the human experience the lamp is constructed to be a humble exterior shell teaming with chaotic self reflection. As light penetrates through the voids of the text, it becomes a symbol of the juxtaposition of our own internal concepts of existence and the ones we attempt to maintain on the surface. Continuing the exploration of typography as a means of decoration and structure (Dharma Lounge) the Camus floor lamp creates situations where the participant is embraced by the possibilities of creating a relationship with the object through denotative and connotative ideals. By: Palette Industries H 2008 Taiwan International Design Competition Finalist By: Yichun Liu Cocoon Hanging Chair By: Dupoux Design Egg Armchair design project By: Denis Syplenko Hope everyone enjoyed and if you see some cool stuff like this share with us on the comments, thank you!

25 Really Cool USB Drives

Lately I have been seeing a lot of different types of usb drives in all kinda shapes and very creative, so I decided to go on and do a little research on this and I found so many types of usb drives that I wouldn't even imagine, so I decided to share a little bit with you, check it out.

Product Design Inspiration: Acrylic

Since the first time I saw a piece made of acrylic, and I remember pretty well I saw what a called a very impressive 'transparent' chair, I got amazed about how some designers can think of new and beautiful ways to apply cool materials to our day to day stuff. I added some nice samples I found of product designs using acrylic, so you can check it out and maybe add it into your home decor.

The Joy of Opening an Apple Package

If the small pleasures are really the ones that count, there's a special one that I had the opportunity to try in its full power last month. After being a PC user for over 15 years, I've bought my first Mac. I gotta confess that I got pretty anxious waiting for the delivery. But after 3 days, it finally arrived at my home, my dream came true. I had heard the things people say about unpacking a Mac, of how much of a powerful experience it might be, and I can say, they were right. First, the distributor box was nothing special, just a cardboard regular one, not fancy or anything. But, as I started to open it, I felt like I was in some sort of Pirate/treasure hunt movie, when they open the treasure chest and that golden glow shines upon their face, and this simply makes you think that all the hard work you had to buy it was really, really worth it. I'm totally serious when I say that the Macbook box is probably one of the most beautiful things that exist. It doesn't have any exotic shape, there's not much details, but its finishing is absolutely stunning. Minimalist, there are only the necessary elements, like a few pictures, some information, and of course, the apple logo. I really felt like I had won the lottery. Actually, the box is such a great piece of design that is almost like you had bought the box, and not what comes inside. In the podcast they discuss the packaging of an iPod (the 1st generation Nano as it happens) which I also own. Where this resonates with me is the fact that I didn’t purchase this product, it was a Christmas gift and as such I didn’t have the purchase experience; my first interaction with the product was to unwrap the box. At this point I’ll skip to the end; the box for my Nano sits proudly on my shelf. I haven’t retained the box for some perfunctory purpose to store the Nano again when I come to move house. I don’t keep it so that I can put the Nano away every night either. I keep it because, in itself, it’s a beautiful little piece of design that is worthy of display. - John Gibbard from Smorgasbord Design During the school year, the boxes for his third-generation iPod, PowerBook G4, Mighty Mouse and OS X Tiger sit at home with his parents. For the time being, he contents himself with a rear-lit Apple Pro Keyboard box dangling from the loft of his dorm room. 'I can't imagine throwing them away," he said. "It's more than a record of a serial number; it's a record of a good event that happened in my life.' - Wired Yet, opening the box it's another great pleasure... getting to see that fantastic piece inside, all yours. And I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who had this kind of experience. There gotta be much more people who enjoy opening their wish list itens, whether it's a mac or not. Like when we were a child, and we would open our presents under the Christmas tree, just to see that we got what we'd asked for or when you finally got that Pokemon game card you were looking for. Total madness. Wait... madness? THIS, IS, SPARTAAAA! But we would really love to hear from you guys, what packages really made you happy, these days, or when you were kids, like the Nintendo 64 kids. I do remember the joy of getting my Sega Gensis and my Super Nintendo. Happy, happy, joy, joy! Tell us!! We want to know! Cheers! ;)