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The Perfect Office #52

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

The Perfect Office #51

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

The Perfect Office #50

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

The Perfect Office #49

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

The Perfect Office #48

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

The Perfect Office #47

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

The Perfect Office #46

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

The Perfect Office #45

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

Geeky Product Design Inspiration

The majority of products and objects were designed to fulfil a necessity or simply because of its form, like decoration. There is also some in which besides of form and function there is the fun and humor. With that in mind I have selected products with creative and funny ideas inspired by the geeky culture. Below you can see a list of geeky products, I have choosen my favorites such as the Sudoku Toillet Paper, now which one do you like the most? Also do you have a suggestion or know any cool product that we could add to this list? Share with us with your comment then ;) Save Key Bank Layers Frame Shorty Cards Pencil Eraser Sudoku Toilet Paper 8-Bit Hanger Broken Link Necklace Punctirus Jewelry Mushroom Lamp Pac-Man Poufman Pac-Man Bottle Opener Pac-Man HotHead Potholder Lego Soccer Table Lego Snack & Stack Utensil Set Lego IPod Speaker Decorative Pillows Text Talk Vinyl Shower Curtain Periodic Table Shower Curtain Enter Key Doormat Rug There's No Place Icon Watch Pop Quiz Math Clock Chemical Salt And Pepper Shaker Space Invaders Salt And Pepper Shakers Rubik's Cube Salt & Pepper Mills Tetris chair Tetris Shelves Iceblox Ice Cube Puzzle - Tetris Pi Symbol Ice Cube Trays Victorinox Secure Pro USB drive SFolder Placemat My Document Cases Blade Runner Style LED Umbrella Lightsaber Chopsticks Yoda Plush Backpackhttp Star Wars Pancake Molds Cocktail Chemistry Set Book for iPad Notepod Writing App Pad App Magnets iTables iPanties - Slide to Unlock Wi-Fi Detector Shirt Like/Dislike Stamps

The Perfect Office #44

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

The Perfect Office #43

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

The Perfect Office #42

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

Beautiful Lamps by Martinelli Luce

Lamps are a great piece of furniture and I really love them! I believe that by having a beautiful lamp in a room you can actually give it a unique look. From retro, modern or clean designs, there are tons of models for you to choose from to give your place an unique touch. Browsing around checking some lamps (yes, I like to do that), I found some beautifully designed ones from Martinelli Luce and decided to share them here with you. These are really beautiful pieces that for sure can give your place a nice touch! Check it out. Martinelli Luce represents more than fifty years of history devoted to manufacturing of lamps and of lighting systems. The lighting apparata by Martinelli Luce are characterized by an essential design as well as by a project novelty; these elements have been the basis of the corporate philosophy for three generations. Martinelli Luce was established in 1950 thanks to Elio Martinelli’s insight and will: he wanted to manufacture on his own the lighting apparata to be used in the commercial concerns he was responsible for the design of. The company was established in his father’s small shop and specialized in selling electrical materials for installers. Thanks to his spirit of initiative and of innovation, Elio Martinelli starts to create a wide production of lamps for interiors, with a greater and greater attention for their use at home. Elio Martinelli is inspired by nature and by geometry and creates functional lighting systems that are manufactured with materials used depending on their real characteristics. Elio Martinelli and his team created some really nice lamps and we will show here a brief selection of them, so remember to visit their site to check out the details from each one of the lamps you will see here and also to see their whole collection, it is definitely worth it. As for me, I'm in love with the serpente one and the coque one. :) 599 serpente - This lamp was drawn in 1965 by Elio Martinelly 633 ruspa by Gae Aulenti 633 ruspa by Gae Aulenti 793 mico by Elio Martinelli and Marc Sadler 793 mico by Elio Martinelli and Marc Sadler 2049 calimero by Marc Sadler 1285 marx by Richard Neutra 1285 marx by Richard Neutra 2044/55 glouglou by Emiliana Martinelli 2044/55 glouglou by Emiliana Martinelli 2011 nuvole vagabonde by Elio Martinelli 2011 nuvole vagabonde by Elio Martinelli 629 cobra - This lamp was drawn in 1968 by Elio Martinelly 629 cobra - This lamp was drawn in 1968 by Elio Martinelly 629 cobra - This lamp was drawn in 1968 by Elio Martinelly 620 pipistrello by Gae Aulenti 2035/M luna by Emiliana Martinelli 2035/M luna by Emiliana Martinelli 1249/3 le rondini by Elio Martinelli 1722 poliedro by Elio Martinelli 765 balance by Elio Martinelly and Emiliana Martinelli 686 coque by Elio Martinelly 686 coque by Elio Martinelly 807 elica by Brian Sironi 1221/V tube by Elio Martinelli

Useless Junk turned into Creative DIY Products

Yesterday I was browsing around when I bumped into this very nice article announcing the 2010 Inhabitat Spring Greening Contest Winners and decided to show you further details about it. The Spring Greening Design Competition challenged designers, artists and crafters to transform useless junk into beautiful DIY products, and the result is a list of very interesting and creative pieces. We will show here a list with some of the finalists and the winners of the competition. We really recommend you to visit the website to read more about each piece and its author (just click at the images and you will be redirected). I really like contests like this one... not only contests, but I really dig the idea of pushing people to use their talent and creativity to design creative things using old stuff and several other useless junk that we can easily find around us, in our house, our neighborhood, etc. This is not only a way of developing nice recycled products but is also a way to reinforce that 'yes we can' have nice stuff made of 'forgotten useless things'. So check out this list and start thinking about what you could do with some regular things that are seating around your place and go for it... use your creativity and Do It Yourself! ;) The Finalists POP Pendant Light Made From Recycled Aluminum Pulltabs Iluminata: Lamp Made Out of Yogurt Bottles Chop-Flops Made From Recycled Chopsticks LOTO Recycled Plastic Bottle Chandeliers US Map Art Made From Cereal Boxes La Lata Bowl Made From Recycled Soda Can Tabs Gorgeous Garments Upcycled from Magnetic Video Tape National Geographic Magazine Shelf Potus Pot Made From a Recycled Lightbulb Film Roll Lamp Cute Stool Made Out of Paper Rolls Dazzling Lamps Made Out of Soda Bottles Plastic Lamps made from Recycled Six-Pack Rings Stunning Chandelier Made Out of Hangers Cone Light Recycled from Used Traffic Cones ELASTICSHELF: A Shelving System Made Out of Used Bike Tires Snack-Serving Robot Made from Vintage Objects Spice Rack, Vase and Salt and Pepper Shakers Made Out of Light Bulbs! Paper Tube Light LAPICERO: Toilet Paper Roll Pencil Holder The Winners Soda Bottle Lamp by Sarah Turner Elasticshelf by SystemDesignStudio Film Roll Lamp by Nidhi Gupta Light Bulb Spice Rack by Annisa Fardan Nabila and Aulia Amanda Santoso Chop Flops by Joseph Palmer Pop Pendant Light by Mauricio Affonso Don't forget to visit Inhabitat's website for further details about each piece and its author.

The Perfect Office #41

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! ;) Esstetic Esstetic is a manufacturer and retailer of designer bean bags - chairs, ottomans, pouffes and floor pillows. All bean bag products are ECO-Friendly as well as handmade in Europe. (at From Europe) Stalb Lamps Kassen Lifestyle has created a new lighting solution, the Stalb Lamp, a curved steel structure sitting on a concrete base. The shade is created from a cube of hollowed-out recycled plywood. (at Design Milk) Soccer Shelf Image speakes for itself. (at 7Gadgets.com) Executive Soccer Mug Who can start their day without the requisite cup of coffee? Why not play a game of soccer as well? If you can’t get out of the office and onto the pitch bring a bit of the pitch to your office! Doubling as a coffee mug the Executive Sports Mug come with a mini pair of shoes a ball and a goal. It's a great way to relax and have a bit of fun without leaving your desk. (at Amazon) Swing Clocks This super-cool Swing Clock mounts on your wall, and sashays back and forth, marking the passage of time. Watch as your friends take hilarious double-takes once they realize the clock is apparently floating and swinging itself. Granted - it's just a timepiece. It's not likely going to help you with a thorough understanding of general relativity, though if you wanted to put one in a spaceship and accelerate it to a fraction below light-speed and return, that might work. (at Think Geek) Crystal Dock The Crystal Dock from Calypso is a handcrafted heavy block of lead crystal glass cut and polished to perfectly fit any iPhone or iTouch. Passing through 15 artisans during its creation, each dock is the upshot of 300 years of European glassworks experience and meticulous standards. (at Cool Hunting) Optimus Maximus Optimus Maximus’s customizable layout allows convenient use of any language—Cyrillic languages, Ancient Greek, Georgian, Arabic, Quenya, hiragana, etc.—as well as of any other character sets: notes, numerals, special symbols, HTML codes, math functions and so on to infinity. Any key (or to be exact, a unit consisting of a clear moving cap, a microchip and a display) can be easily removed by hands to be cleaned or replaced. (at Art. Lebedev Studio) 17-inch GX740, complete with Core i7 and Radeon HD 5870 This 17-inch beast measures a full 1.5-inches thick and weighs just over seven pounds, but all that heft nabs you a great deal of potency. Within, you'll find a 1.6GHz Core i7-720QM processor, 4GB of DDR3 memory, a 500GB hard drive, DVD burner, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 GPU (1GB DDR5), gigabit Ethernet, WiFi and Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) running the show. The panel tops out at 1,680 x 1,050, but you will get an ExpressCard slot, a trio of USB sockets as well as VGA and HDMI outputs. (at Engadget)

Beautifully Designed Products by Patricia Naves

I bumped into Patricia's work at Design Milk and as soon as I saw the beautiful bread shaped holders/coasters she designed I jumped to her website to check out further pieces from her. And at oiti.com.br (her website), I found several beautifully designed products! So I got in touch with Patricia to get more info about her and her work to show here to you. Her pieces are elegant, modern and clean, which is everything I love in product design! Patricia is a Brazilian architect/designer that has four passions in life: design, architecture, Scandinavia and Brazil. You will understand that later reading her own words. And as for me, I'm always very happy to show you guys more of our native talents, so now I present you Patricia Naves and her beautiful products. Don't forget to visit oiti to check out further pieces. Enjoy! :) I grew up in a small apartment and I used to sleep in a 4m² bedroom. My mother thinks that my small bedroom started architecture in my life and I agree. In by small bedroom I managed to fit a bed, a double bed, a dresser, a side table and a desk. When I was 18, I lived in Australia for a year and I was impressed by the width of the side walks. I came back and got into University at the School of Architecture at UFMG. In my second year of school, I spent a few months in Finland. I got carried away by Scandinavian architecture and design. I realized that I would never be able to separate these things: design from architecture – Scandinavia from Brazil. Since then, I try to administrate these four passions in life. I graduated in 2002. In 2004, I started Oiti. Iberê Coaster Set The Iberê is a reel shaped coaster set as well as a decorative piece, composed by 36 colored discs. This design is named after the great Brazilian artist Iberê Camargo, the master of the reels. Date: 2005 / Material: Coaster: MDF + paint Base: Plywood What is it that inspire you? The day by day life, people's basic needs and a humorous look over things. Luiza Magazine Holder The Luiza magazine holder was designed to mark the space with originality. It carries a hidden function within a small sculptural shape. Date: 2005 / Material: curved plywood + rovere veneer. Which are the positive and the negative things about your career? I only see positive things! If there is any negative side on it is the difficulty of making money fast as some other careers can do. With design the planning need to be done in a long term way. Tonton Stool The Tonton Stool is a fun furniture, designed to add versatility to the space. A piece to be easily moved around, suiting freely the needs of the moment: a stool, a magazine holder, a table base. Several functions within a simple fun shape. Date: 2007 / Material: curved plywood + lacquer Which advices you would give for those who are starting their careers? Keep the focus. Don't give up right away and face the difficulties. Get to know your own work and believe in the potential of it. Toast It Trivets Set The Toast it is a bread shaped pot holder/coaster, that adds a little fun to the table. Date: 2009 / Material: cork Do you guys like product design posts? Let us know and we will write more about it!

The Perfect Office #40

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! ;) P.S.: We REALLY need you to help us find cool stuff. It's been a hard time finding relevant things... it just feels that every single site is talking only about friggin' iPad, iPhone and Android, and forgot about those everyday gadgets we all love. So, did you find something and wanna share? Tell us via twitter. Seriously. Thanks! ;) Icon Letter and Envelope This reminds me of the icon notepad — the icon letter and envelope from Brigada Creativa is a cheeky take on a physical letter using well-recognized computer iconography. (at Design Milk) Black & White Clock Digital clock: only figures, no case, only the necessary – only accurate time. Each figure has self-contained power supply and independent control, it can be fixed to any surface autonomously. A light sensor will switch the clock to an invert mode: the figures are white in the dark time of day and black at daytime. (at Kibardindesign) Earth Lamp Planet Earth shows us the world in a brand new light. Delicate surfaces mark the continents as a bold relief. The smooth structure of mainland in relation to the glossy surface of the sea provide an interesting contrast. The globe is the symbol of our habitat. The questions of environment protection, climate change and human rights are more relevant than ever. With a part of the PLANET EARTH sales we will support organizations that are devoted to these issues. (at Design Spotter) Cordies Power cables, USB cables, charger cables, Vince Cables – the whole world’s gone cable crazy. What’s more the pesky things are forever falling behind your desk the second you unplug your bits. That’s why you need a few Cordies. (at 7Gadgets.com) Joker MacBook Decal The sinister joker image will hold your apple tight as the light shines through. (at Geeky Gadgets) Laptop Lilo Laptop Lilo is made from a heat resistant material non-slip PVC that can withstand temperatures up to 176 degrees Fahrenheit or 80 degrees Celsius. Holds laptops up to 17 inches in size and fully inflates in roughly 2 minutes and allows for an optimum 10 degree viewing angle. Includes a travel pouch. (at Red Ferret) Commodore Invictus Keyboard Compare the Commodus Invictus' 1.6Ghz Intel Atom 330 processor, up to 4GB RAM, 250GB HDD, nVIDIA GeoForce 9400, 802.11n, and HDMI out against the Asus Eee Keyboard's Intel Atom N270 processor, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, 16GB or 32GB SSD and the same 802.11n and HDMI out, and it looks like the Invictus squeaks out a victory. The Invictus will also run Windows 7 vs the Eee Keyboard's XP, so there's that. But the Invictus has a resistive touchscreen versus the Eee Keyboard's capacitive. (at Gizmodo) Gigabyte Aivia M8000X Gaming Mouse Gigabyte has added a new gaming mouse to their range, which is designed to be used by ‘professional gamers’, the Gigabyte Aivia M8000X Gaming Mouse. The Gigabyte Aivia M8000X Gaming Mouse features a 6,000 dpi resolution, and the resolution can also be adjusted to a lower settings, it also has built in memory that will store up to forty five different key settings. (at Geeky Gadgets)