This wooden, yet digital, concept ruler combines "values of a traditional ruler, with advantages of a digital interface." I think it still needs lines, but how cool is it that it sets the zero point wherever you start measuring?
Yesterday I held the new HTC Hero next to my iPhone. Not only the new Android handset has a surprisingly cool design—straight out of JJ Abrams' Star Trek or Kubrick's 2001—but it kicks the iPhone's plastic ass.
Somewhere, as I transitioned from being a proud desktop user with parts scattered around my room, to the being a dedicated laptop user, I forgot how to use a mouse. And today, I embrace the swiftness of the trackpad.
Here's one way to raise energy consciousness: Share Aware lights are connected to each other by radio, and share a finite amount of energy. When you make one brighter, the others get proportionately dimmer, but dim yours, and the rest get brighter. I can't see any problem with that.
It takes a connoisseur to pay a fortune for a sculpture, but it takes a maniacal boozehound with major ducats to burn to buy one to stash his (or her) liquor.
Objectified rocked my fucking world, making me so much more appreciative of the effort that goes into every device, giving me a video interview of Jonny Ive and Dieter Rams. It also made me feel very guilty and self conscious for peddling all this crap on our site. In a good way! The movie is playing in NYC all week,…
The NYTimes has a post on Vertical Circuits, a company that has developed a 3d circuit stacking technology using a silver based epoxy—goo, basically—to closer fuse flash memory chips together.
Today was a bad day. Unrelated, gadgets were misbehaving. Someone had to pay for it.
Do you ever stop to realize that another human being carefully conceived and designed every object you will touch today? It's a pretty amazing thought, and after Objectified, you'll be thinking it more often.
I love Daleks and Cybermen because they're illogically terrifying: The clumsier the tech, the scarier they get. Nemo Gould's found-material sculptures unlock the same secret brain code, being cartoony and scary at the same time.
I love tireless photo archives of the seemingly mundane objects we run into every day. To wit: this study of 96 bathroom air blowers from around the world by photographer Douglas Wilson.
This sits beautifully nestled in my science geek and design geek Venn overlap quadrant: a good place to be.
Here are six reasons why I think that the amazing Takasugi-an Teahouse is, nevertheless, somewhere I'd never be caught dead, despite my love of tea: