The humble clothes peg got a complete makeover from the famed Art Lebedev Studio.
The pompously named “Vespertilium Clothes Peg” is the latest from the design firm and was launched just in time for Halloween. Now, Halloween has come and gone, but the product will still make for an interesting gift for geeky comic book fans. Imagine having these babies holding up your Batman-themed briefs on the clothes line. Or using them as “Batarangs“, while pretending to be the brooding superhero. Just kidding!
It is foam padded underneath and is supposedly rugged enough to protect your precious laptop/notebook PC. The sleeve comes in various sizes to fit all popular models.
Link to Barry’s Farm.
This moon shaped lamp was designed by Russian designers. Christened ‘Your Personal Moon’, this lamp can be hung on a tree or even placed next to your bed to simulate moonlight. No word on pricing or as to where it’s available.
NOTCOT points us to these gorgeous concrete wall patterns that were designed by Concrete Blond. The traditional ‘bare’ look of a concrete wall has been transformed by embossing beautiful textures and designs on them.
The Molo Paper Softseat is truly an incredible piece of industrial design. It is made from 50% recycled Kraft paper and other packing material. Though it is made of paper, it can function as a regular couch, stool or a recliner. Its inherent strength is due to the unique honeycomb design.
The seating can be folded into a large ‘book’ and stored on a shelf or in a closet, and can be fanned out to create a stool, couch, chair or lounger whenever necessary. Each end of the piece has embedded magnetic connectors to attach together and form stools or interlink with other softseating systems.
The paper of the softseating system is not intended to be a short term novelty and thrown away after a few uses. The kraft paper actually gets better with age, softening the edges while still maintaining its structural integrity. Although the surface may dampen, the internal honeycomb design stays firmly intact. The system is fire retardant and complies with California’s safety standards.
Words won’t do it any justice, watch it in action.
The creatively designed Book of Lights lampshade, seemingly seems to pop up from inside a book. The lampshade was designed by Takeshi Ishiguro.
Snip from the site:
The ultimate illuminated manuscript, Book of Lights’ pop up protagonist emits a tabletop warming glow. A wonderfully crafted and cleverly folded lamp springs to life from the hardy white pages of the bound book, powered by a simple low voltage adapter.
Link (Thanks, Matthew)
This gorgeous PC casemod was made from a restored antique phone box and handset. The ‘DialupPC’ casemod was created by the maker on Intel’s request. The phone on top can actually function as a landline phone, as well as a Skype/Google Talk phone. It also houses a full fledged PC in its innards. It has a 3.4Ghz Intel Pentium 4 Extreme Edition CPU with 512MB Ram, 80GB Serial ATA, and a Laptop DVD-Rom.
Skype was just becoming popular back then, along with MSN’s voice chat. My then-girlfriend (current wife, congratulate me!) and I were on this antique shopping craze and I thought it would be fun to build a throw-back mod with present-day functionality. This is how the idea DialupPC was conceived. A Skype, MSN voice chat-ready (and now Google talk) PC with a retro twist.
Previously on JazJaz:
The Gollum and Smeagol bookends are based on the schizophrenic character Sméagol, in the movie adaptation of The Lord of the Rings books. Gollum was poor Sméagol’s evil alter-ego in the series. The role of the troubled hobbit was brilliantly portrayed by Andy Serkis. His incredible take on Gollum was ranked #10 on Premiere Magazine’s 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
Snip from the site:
Depicting the dual personalities of one of the most complex characters from The Lord of the Rings(TM), each piece made of heavy cast metal and mounted on a wood base. Measures 8 inches in height. (Only available as a pair)
The bookends can be bought online for $195.
This is one crazy concept. Ever wanted to dance like Gene Kelly, in the rain ? Well, the Music in the Rain Umbrella comes with a speaker which lets you play music. The domed structure of the umbrella acts as an amplifier to boost the sound. You can control the music by twirling the handle of the umbrella.
Hilarious snip from the site:
It’s very special feeling to listen to music on a rainy day. Rain, it makes people sentimental. Especially listening to music under an umbrella with a person you love gives us big emotion. The dome structure of umbrellas allows sound to be more concentrated, and a handle of umbrella could be a great part for controlling the music. Sometimes people spin an umbrella unconsciously. If you spin this umbrella to left or right, the music will move forward (right turn) or reverse (left turn). Unfortunately even though it is not raining, you still can use this umbrella. You can just put it in the corner of your living room with cradle, and then also you can enjoy the music from speakers of cradle.
Well, get your dancing shoes ready. I hope they are waterproof.
The Tempo Wireless Trash Can from CagninaDesign is actually an external hard drive, which does double duty as a bin for your deleted files and also as an external storage device. It is designed to resemble the ubiquitous ‘Recycle Bin’ on your desktop and has Bluetooth connectivity to interface with your computer. As the 250 Gb space fills up, the external Leds light up from the bottom to show the space available.
Unfortunately, it is still a design concept. If their client Intech ever gets around to producing this thingie, count me as one of their customers.
Link to CagninaDesign.