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The Perfect Office #15

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! ;) Retro Light Switches and Switch Plates by Fontini These retro light switches and retro switch plates by Fontini are sure to turn you on. Bringing some old-world charm to the modern home, the new 1950 Collection is a line of modern decorative hardware commemorating the company’s 60th Anniversary with a nod to the small details of the ‘50s. These (via Trendir) Designer Lamps by Puntozero Light up your lifer and your home with these amazing architectural lighting fixtures by Puntozero. The Zero, Zero 360 and Punto designer lamps are made in Italy using 100 percent glass – inside and outside. These beautiful and functional architectural lighting is the ultimate expressions of versatility, customizable to your style and your space. (via Trendir) The Message Messenger Bag With an email icon on one side and an air mail envelope on the other, this bag is a wearable metaphor for a message. If you want one, the Message Messenger Bag is available for $130 from the Yanko Design Store, and it comes in a choice of two colors, white and yellow. (via Geeky Gadgets) Zoku Quick Pop Maker Make all the bacon-apple popsicles you want with the Zoku Quick Pop Maker ($50). The nonstick cast-aluminum molds use an internal space-age solution that gives you ready-to-eat popsicles in about 7 minutes with no electricity required. The Zoku comes with six reusable plastic sticks and six drip guards. (via Uncrate) Bialetti Hot Cocoa Maker For those of you who prefer the temptations of caffeine, the $99 Bialetti Hot Chocolate Maker also makes teas and cappuccino, puddings and "cold milk beverages." But today isn't a cold milk day, is it? (via Gizmodo) ikyaudio Red Lobesters Audio Speakers Audio speakers handmade from PVC pipes, each houses a 3 inch magnesium/aluminum alloy full range driver. Frequency response is 80-20,000. 3 way binding posts on back. The bass port is on the end of the 1-1/2 pipe/stand. Nice sound and a very good sound stage, lots of low end bass for a small speaker. Hand painted with a high gloss lacquer. (via 7Gadgets) Philco PC concept This retro Philco PC concept has us basking in a stew of our own biological lust. Designed by SchultzeWORKS design studio, this retro rig combines design elements of the 50's classic Philco Pedictas television, antique typewriters, and just a hint of steampunk. Granted, it doesn't have the clean, minimalistic form of modern designs that appeal to the mass market. But really, isn't that point? (via Engadget) The Emperor 1510, The Ultimate Workstation for the Ubber Geek The Emperor 1510 seems to cost slightly more than $4k, or one tenth of the price with pretty much all the same functionality. Some things that appeared to be standard are now options (or or three screens? Colors? 2.1 or 5.1 sound?). But really, if you’re an office manager looking for the baddest work environment ever, the Emperor 1510 doesn’t get much better. Word is, the Prince of Dubai just ordered 10 of these bad boys. (via OhGizmo!)

Beautiful and Minimalist Work from Tokujin Yoshioka

Last week Tokujin Yoshioka's installation designed for Maison Hermes in Japan was seen all over the place. The simplicity and the minimalist concept behind his idea really got everybody's attention. And as I really liked the Hermes window installation, I decided to dig more about the artist and his pieces to show here to you. Tokujin Yoshioka was born in Saga, Japan in 1967. He already worked under Shiro Kuramata and Issey Miyake and in 2000 established his own studio, Tokujin Yoshioka Design. Today he is a worldwide acclaimed designer who has worked in many design fields, from furniture and product design, to interior retail design. Some of his most important works are displayed as part of permanent collections in the world's well-known museums such as MoMA, Victoria and Albert Museum, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and others. I really loved his work! The minimalist approach is just awesome. He keeps everything very simple and beautiful, showing once again the less is more. I made this brief selection of Yoshioka's work to show you, but check out his website for further amazing stuff! Enjoy and let me know what you think! :) Window installation designed for Maison Hermes in Japan A amazing window installation showing that simplicity is always a great choice. Pleats Please This is the new design of aoyama store of pleats please. The minimalist and contemporary design mixing concrete, aluminum and glass is simply beautiful. "Lake of Shimmer" - Swarovski stand at Basel World 2009 A huge amount of small mirrors reminding the the brilliant beauty of crystals, fluttering in the wind and bringing sparkling to the wall. "Paper Cloud" - designed for Moroso to the Salone del Mobile 2009 In recent years, I am very much fascinated with elements of nature, which shows us the beauty born of coincidence beyond our imagination. This time, through industrial product, I intended to express the elements that exist in nature. In order to convey a strong concept of "cloud". I am using paper for the prototype. "Ami Ami" - designed for Kartell to the Milano Salone 2008 This is not just another proposal for a new plastic product. What I intended in this project is to create a new expression, which has never existed before in the furniture in plastic. For Kartell, I have arrived an idea of designing a symbolic chair, which appears as if woven with plastic ribbons. A chair that is woven with clear vinyl will fade with time and consequently it causes a change of color into yellow. STARDUST 2004 A futuristic chandelier made for the Swarovski Crystal Palace. The inspiration to Stardust came to Yoshioka in a dream in which he saw innumerable transparent particles of jewel-like light suspended in the air. The resulting design is a fusion of crystals and modern technology. Read more about it here. 21_21 Design Sight Exhibition 4 - Second Nature An exhibition directed by Yoshioka called Second Nature. “I have tried to create a space, which will be retained in one’s memory like natural phenomenon that they had experienced before,” says the designer. Read more about it here.

The Perfect Office #14

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! ;) Alien Abduction Lamp This gotta be must fun lamp I've ever seen! Energy saving LEDs, High Quality Perspex Beam, Removable Bovine Abductee, Glowing green/yellow cockpit, Glow-in-the-dark aliens in cockpit, High quality steel body with fantastic black-pearl finish, 3-stage UFO Control antenna, on/off and pulse, Ultra non-slip base featuring real fake grass. (at The Alien Abduction Lamp) Wall Big Ben The "Big Ben" wall sticker clock is 2 metres tall, supplied as a single, continuous piece with all windows cut out to allow your wall colour to show through. The battery operated clock face is attached to the wall after application and has working Quartz movements with black metal hands. Battery included. Celebrate Big Ben's 150th anniversary with this perfect, contemporary time-keeping piece! (via Bem Legaus) Modular tearoff wallpaper ZNAK “Tears off” is the innovative modular wallpaper that gives your interiors a face-lift without having to undergo the pain of moving the bulky furniture and getting the rooms whitewashed. (via Crib Candy) Mouse housing stickers Sometimes the tiniest details can brighten up a whole room... These mouse holes, featuring great design classics such as the Panton chair or the Le Corbusier's lounge chair, are the perfect example. (via Design Spotter) Sound Pots Studio Lim's Sound Pot sends a visual signal that's all about the audio. Use the knob to turn this mp3 player on, by setting it on its side so that sound can flow out towards the listener. Adjust the volume by rolling the speaker to one direction or the other. (via Moco Loco) Long-D Clock From Kit Men Keung, a dual time wall clock that allows users to twin time zones in a visually subtle manner. The secondary clock hand is in a contrasting colour and appears almost like a shadow on the face, a reminder of someone far away. (via Moco Loco) Nokia Booklet 3G The first thing you notice when you open up the Booklet is the attractive 10.1-inch edge-to-edge glass display. While we could have done with a smaller bezel, the 1280 x 720 screen is high quality and much roomier than the usual 1024 x 600 netbook resolution. The LED-backlit display was actually easier on the eyes than we'd anticipated, and 720p video clips looked vivid and crisp. (via Engadget) NES Controller Laptop Case This NES controller inspired case is made to fit your 15? to 16? laptop. The outer shell is made out of soft felt. Your laptop is protected with a lining of quilted fabric for insulation and pillowy softness. The top of the case closes with a plastic zipper. (via Geeky Gadgets) Woody MP3 Speaker And Radio Here is a useful accessory for your iPod or MP3 player, the Woody MP3 Speaker And Radio, which is designed to look like a mini retro radio. The Woody MP3 Speaker And Radio connects to your iPod or MP3 player via a 3.5mm audio jack, and it manages to pump out a massive 1000 milliwatts. (via Geeky Gadgets) LG FullHD 3D LCD Monitor LG has announced that it will shortly be selling the worlds first mass produced Full HD 3D LCD Monitor, which will feature a full HD resolution. The new Full HD 3D LCD Monitor will feature a 23 inch LCD display, and it will be used in conjunction with shutter glasses to deliver Full HD pictures in 3D. (via Geeky Gadgets)

The Perfect Office #13

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! ;) iPhone Coasters Bring iPhone style to the table with these high quality coasters. They use real apps icons at full size resolution so these coasters look just like giant apps. (at iPhone Coasters) Pharrell Williams: Tank Chair 'Tank chair' by pharrell williams U.S. singer pharrell williams has once again designed a piece of furniture - the 'tank chair'. Made from plexiglass and full grain colt leather the 'tank chair' is available in four colors. (via Crib Candy) Awesome Shelves The furniture can serve as shelving, a resting platform, display or even as a seat. It can act as a suspended wall unit, an open bookcase against the wall, or it can be used as a dividing wall to separate the spaces in a room or other environments, thanks to the innovative possibility whereby it... (via Crib Candy) Manly Mintpass ‘Cube’ music player Measuring 50mm x 50mm x 50mm, the Mint Cube is done in a retro radio style with three analog indicators with red needles. On the front is the volume unit meter, on the left a battery capacity indicator and on the right it has the similar indicator for radio frequency. The Mint Cube along with Bluetooth has an old cassette player type 10 buttons on the top side, while on the back the player has a USB port, earphone jack and a hold switch that controls the buttons on the top. So, are you good to try music in retro style? (via Crib Candy) Ultimate Ears 700s Pro quality goes undercover with the Ultimate Ears 700’s micro in-ear design. It delivers a dual armature layout that unleashes the range of music beginner audiophiles love. (via Not Cot) Cinemin Swivel Portable Projector Take your big-screen with you — sorta — with the Cinemin Swivel Portable Projector ($300). This diminutive dynamo utilizes DLP projection technology to display a screen up to 60 inches in size on nearly any surface. Features include 480x320 resolution, a rechargeable battery good for over two hours of use, included international power adapters, and a 90-degree swiveling design that removes the need for a mount or tripod. Just don't expect to blast faux graffiti onto city walls in the middle of the day — the Swivel works best in extremely low-light conditions. (via Uncrate) ColorWare's Kaleidoscope of Color Comes to 27-inch iMacs and the Magic Mouse Hot the heels of letting you paint the PS3 Slim, ColorWare will now also customize your latest Apple gear. For $500, you can colorize your own iMac, or pay a $700 premium (over Apple's prices) to buy one from ColorWare. They're also painting the Magic Mouse now, too. It'll cost you $100 to buy one through them ($30 premium), or $30 bucks to send your own in. Considering how easy it is to scuff the damn thing, a shiny new coat of paint might be what the doctor ordered for Mac-heads with OCD. (via Gizmodo) Kohjinsha's dual-screen DZ Series laptop Remember IBM's ThinkPad 701 with the butterfly keyboard? This isn't it, it's better... conceptually anyway. Instead of two halves of a keyboard magically jigsawing themselves together, Kohjinsha achieves a similar result with its DZ-series using a pair of 10.1-inch TFT displays with 1,024 x 600 pixel resolution (each) packed into an otherwise svelte 1.02 x 8.26 x 0.74~1.65 inches / 4.09 pounds (1.84 kg) portable. (via Engadget)

The Perfect Office #12

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! ;) Griffin + Threadless = one awesome case. Griffin Technology and beloved Threadless are starting a sweet co-op! Two of the most cool tees from Threadless are now also avaiable as iPhone cases! Now you can wear an awesome tee and match it with your iPhone. Go to work looking good! (via Griffin + Threadless) Mundi Skate Art (wall) Forget about paintings, posters, frames and all that. The coolest thing to hang in your wall I've seen lately is this awesome set of skate boards! A super cool world map! Loved it. (via Meninos Stores, thanks to @rodrigomuller.) RSS Lamp Shade This friggin' stylish lamp is another one of the cool ideas from Meninos. A really clever idea for a lamp, that will really pimp your Office! ;) (via Meninos Stores, thanks to @rodrigomuller.) Unlock Doormat It gotta be awesome to arrive at work and clean your feet at the coolest doormat ever. This is made of rubber and it's washable, so you won't have to throw it away once the writings get unreadable. (via Meninos Stores, thanks to @rodrigomuller.) The LaCie Sound2 Speakers The LaCie Sound2 Speakers are a collaboration between LaCie and Cabasse, one of the most respected hi-fi sound-system companies in the world since 1950. (via Crib Candy) Nespresso CitiZ Grown tired of the lines at your local Starbucks, or simply tired of paying for it? Check out the Nespresso CitiZ ($350). For the cost of around 100 coffee shop mochas you can pick up this single serve, one-touch espresso machine. It features a 19 bar pressure pump, automatic volume control and cappuccino preparation, an integrated milk frothing device, folding cup support, and more. (via Uncrate) Camangi WebStation The Camangi WebStation has been floating around for a few months now in little more than proof of concept form. Now, it's on the cusp of being a real product, released next month for $400. The system runs Android 1.5 through its 7-Inch (800×480) glass touchscreen display, plus you get Wi-Fi (b/g), GPS , microSD reader, 2MP camera, .3MP webcam and a USB port that can always add 3G (though, the whole idea becomes sort of silly at that point). (via Gizmodo) Dell's Studio 17 Touch While Dell has made tablets for years, their quietly announced Studio 17 Touch is their first multitouch laptop, and it's one big machine. With a 17.3-inch (1600x900) display, the 7lb system starts with a 2.1GHz Dual Core T4300, DVD burner, 320GB HDD, 4GB RAM, 512MB Radeon 4570 and a footprint that can support a slew of ports—two USBs, one USB/eSATA, HDMI, Display Port, VGA, and Firewire. (via Gizmodo) Livescribe Pulse Smartpen The Livescribe Pulse Digital Smartpen records your notes two ways: it creates digital copies of everything you write by hand while recording audio at the same time. It also goes one step further and links the two together, so you can quickly access audio by tapping parts of your notes. All of this is uploaded to your computer where the Livescribe software archives and makes your notes fully searchable. In addition, it offers features like a calculator, [demo] translator, and a paper piano that plays a mini piano you draw on paper. (via Gizmodo) Google Because we all need a little time to ourselves. (via Engadget)

The Perfect Office #11

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! ;) InPulse BlackBerry Smartwatch inPulse is the perfect BlackBerry smartphone accessory – it’s a watch which connects wirelessly to your phone by BlueTooth®, alerting you instantly to incoming emails, SMS and calls. inPulse extends the functionality of your BlackBerry smartphone, so when you’re in a pinch you can check your inPulse instead of fumbling around with your phone. (via Geeky Gadgets) Acer Aspire 8940 Core i7 Notebook Acer has added a new notebook to its range with the launch of the Acer Aspire 8940, which is Acer’s new flagship notebook with a range of high end features. The Acer Aspire 8940 features a 1.6GHz Intel Core i7 720QM processor, an 18.4 inch Full HD widescreen display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080, 4GB of DDR3 RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250m 1GB graphics cards. (via Geeky Gadgets) Rotating Power Sockets If you are the same as me when travelling, carrying a bag of adapters and the corrects ones for the country your visiting has always been a pain for me. But this creative rotating power socket solution could put and end to adapters. Personally i think this design is a winner and let hope they roll them out to hotels and motels around the world. (via Geeky Gadgets) Bowers & Wilkins P5 Headphones These Made for iPod noise-isolating cans with speech and device control are meant for use far beyond your carefully constructed "critical listening" audio nest at home. You can, however, swap out the iPod cable for the B&W supplied gold-plated cable by popping off the magnetically attached ear pad. Mind you, the P5 does not offer electronic noise cancelation, instead, the listener is isolated through a combination of the P5's closed-back design and sealed leather ear pads. (via Engadget) Philco Signal Tracer iPod Dock Inside the vintage cabinet is a 10 watt integrated solid-state amplifier, and a high quality Blaupunkt 5 1/4" coaxial loudspeaker with a massive ceramic magnet. The cabinet is air-sealed and fiberglass blanketed to create an infinite baffle enclosure. The inset side panel offers bass/treble controls, left and right RCA line inputs (sealed), and two 1/4" jack inputs, hot enough for a microphone or electric guitar. Also included is an iPod dock/charger that plugs in directly to the side panel. (via Gizmodo) DIY Arduino Word Clock This clock can be made with a bunch of materials which include some LEDs, a CNC plotter and a laser printer. (via Geeky Gadgets) Vespa Seat This is an awesome seat made my one of those Vespa Scooter seats! It's a pretty awesome idea, and the final result is amazing! A must have. (via Bem Legaus)

The Perfect Office #10

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! ;) Edda table light Edda is a functional family of lights which stand out through contrasting materials. Their big, conical shades made of painted steel house most commercially available CFL bulbs invisibly. The concrete base provides stability and creates an optically and tactilely unfamiliar character in the working or living space. (via Designspotter.com) Domo chaise lounge Library and chaise lounge. Enjoy your reading. (via Designspotter.com) Custom Head Phones Super cool, stylish, custom head phones by Skullcandy. These are a must have! (via Eu Quero!) Monster Monster Laptop Stand Who would have thought that six acrylic limbs could transform a MacBook into something so evil...so powerful? Luckily the designer hasn't designed the legs as articulating and retractable, or we'd really be screwed. (via Gizmodo) Gigabyte Booktop M1305 ultraportable ... Nothing about the 13.3-inch rig seems too special at first glance -- after all, a Core 2 Duo, GMA 4500MHD graphics set, 1,366 x 768 panel, 4GB of DDR3 memory and a 320GB or 500GB HDD won't set any carpets on fire -- but it's the docking station that makes this one special. When situated in the dock, the M1305 can take full advantage of the discrete NVIDIA GeForce GT220 GPU that's squeezed within, making it entirely more capable of pushing out 3D graphics or HD multimedia to connected displays. We know, docking stations are all but dead outside of the enterprise, but who's kvetching about more power once your portable gets home? (via Engadget) Revo's retro-styled Heritage radio The outfit's latest, which is up for pre-order right now at £229.95 ($382), is easily one of the sleekest, most vintage-looking we've ever seen it produce. The aptly-named Heritage sports a wood and aluminum motif, room for your iPod or iPhone to dock, and support for DAB, FM and WiFi radio signals. There's also an OLED display to keep you informed, support for wireless music streaming from your Mac or PC, a 3-inch neodymium speaker driver, 7-watts of power, a 3.5 millimeter headphone connector and even an iPod video output. (via Engadget) Raptor M3x Gaming Mouse The Raptor M3x Gaming Mouse features a laser senor with a dpi range from 400 to 4800, it also features a built in weight adjustment system so you can customize it. The Raptor M3x Gaming Mouse has a 2 meter USB cable and a gold USB plug, plus seven programmble mouse buttons including the scroll wheel. (via Geeky Gadgets) 10 Port USB Hub It must be time for a new USB standard if people need things like this 10 Port USB Hub. It comes with it’s own power supply and there’s a port selector switch which allows you to disable the last 4 ports. Useful if you don’t want certain things to connect but can’t be bothered unplugging them. Priced around US$55. (via The Red Ferret Journal)

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...