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We're surrounded by scores of gadgets so well-designed it's almost impossible not to fall in love with some of them. I wanted to share some of my personal favorites. The following set of images serves as a confession for me; call me crazy, but I adore these objects so much, that simply to touch and hold them causes a pleasant sensation in my nervous system.

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And I would like to invite you, dear reader, to share your most-desired objects too. This is the time to confess: post the photo of your beloved thing and tell us why you love it. Anything goes.

Here is my tableau of inanimate objects that I desire:

Wristwatch: Bulova Accutron from 1960, because of its innovative electronic mechanism

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Cell Phone: LG Nexus 5—I love its minimalism and the feel of the materials

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Rotary phone: Ericofon, aka the Cobra Phone by Ericsson, Sweden in 1954—the most extraordinary phone design ever

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Photo: Marcin Wichary/Holger.Ellgaard/Wikimedia Coommons


Radio: Panasonic R-72S Toot-a-loop Bracelet Radio (made in Japan circa 1972)—you can wear it if you want, and you want

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Notebook: MacBook Air, the best associate I have ever worked with thus far

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Computer: GD-71 graphic display station—a cyclops that looks gorgeous

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Desk lamp: Nanbu "Sweet"—a cute and sleek High Intensity Lamp made in Japan, circa 1960

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Alarm clock: Goldbühl, made in West Germany, circa 1960— love its knurled plastic body

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Camera: Yashica Mat 124G, made in Japan, circa 1970—a reliable and sturdy partner on every photo trip

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Furniture: Marcel Breuer's B3 Club chair from 1927—an extreme and elegant Bauhaus perfection

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Photo: Eckehard Schulz/AP


Hi-Fi set: Brionvega RR226 (1965/2008)—makes me smile all the time

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Photo: Brionvega


TV set: Philco Predicta from the late 1950s—a revolutionary TV design for the masses

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Photo: AP


Gun: Agram 2000, made in Croatia, 1992–the most Star Wars compatible contemporary weapon

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Photo: weapon.ge


Bicycle: Benjamin G. Bowden's Spacelander Bicycle from 1946—its postwar biomorphic design was love at first sight for me

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Photo: Brooklyn Museum


Motorbike: BMW R7 prototype from 1934—the definitive Art Deco beauty

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Photo: ElfeJoyeux/Wikimedia Commons


Car: Alfa Romeo Carabo concept by Bertone from 1968—she is the one and I am speechless

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Photo: Bertone


Train: Aerotrain, a hovertrain developed in France from 1965 to 1977—its aft portion makes me shudder

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Photo: Aerotrain


Propeller aircraft: Chance Vought F4U Corsair, 1940—its inverted gull wing makes the Corsair the most beautiful WW2 aircraft

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Jet aircraft: Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird from 1966)—no words needed

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Photo: Lockheed Martin


Spacecraft: OV-104 Space Shuttle Atlantis–retired in 2011, it was the last U.S. ship to carry U.S. astronauts into space

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Toy: Matchbox OV-104 Space Shuttle Atlantis—because, you know, I need a tiny orbiter to live with

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Bridge: Manhattan Bridge, built in 1912—how can you not love the first modern suspension bridge?

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Ancient monument: Bayon temple from 12th century Angkor, Cambodia—a mysterious smiling belle hiding in the jungle

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Skyscraper: Chrysler Building, built in 1930—these details speak for themselves

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Object created by nature: Willamette meteorite (billions of years old)—blessed is the American Museum of Natural History for letting anyone to touch and feel this timeless beauty

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