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Posted by Ray | 30 Sep 2011 | Comments (9) Designer Angela Jansen of Design Academy Eindhoven recently collaborated with engineer Ger Jansen on a pair of skeuomorphic LED lamps that they're currently selling as Light Light. Their website knowingly notes that "It is uncommon for engineers to find good domestic applications for their technology... and it is likewise rare for designers of consumer objects to embrace cutting-edge technology wholeheartedly." Which, of course, is "perhaps what makes the cross-pollination of ideas between Angela Jansen and Ger Jansen so remarkable." The Light Light series creates an incredible visual conversation piece.

Light Light's Sublime Levitating Lamps

Light Light's Sublime Levitating Lamps
Designed by Mia Schmallenbach, the Deglon Meeting Knife Set won first prize in the 5th European Cutlery Design Awards. This set of sculptural, nested knives is practical, durable and a work of art. The set is made of high quality stainless steel and seemingly appears to be created from a single block of stainless steel. To remove each knife, simply press down near the tip of the blade and lift knife away by the handle. The set includes 4 knifes, a paring knife, a utility knife, a chef knife and a slicer. You can buy it here. The Deglon Meeting Knife Set

The Deglon Meeting Knife Set

Bento Laptop Tablet Hybrid by René Woo-Ram Lee Bento Box Kinda Like Voltron Bento is quite an exceptional and forward thinking concept by René Woo-Ram Lee. It’s quite a plausible scenario that most of use/own a tablet, a PC, external hard drives and a smartphone. Now combine the power of these to have fully customizable Bento Laptop!

Bento Laptop Tablet Hybrid by René Woo-Ram Lee

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Cool gadgets for creative offices

Cool gadgets for creative offices

Each designer or agency office should be filled with creative and innovative gadgets that surprise our clients and stimulate the imagination. A gadget is a small tool such as a machine that has a particular function, but is often thought of as a novelty. Gadgets are sometimes referred to as gizmos.
Huey the Chameleon - a lamp that changes colors to match its surroundings - Image 3 of 4 Huey the Color Copying Chameleon Lamp identifies any color that it's placed on, then glows in that color (All images courtesy ThinkGeek) Image Gallery (4 images) Suppose you just love the sage green color of your new desk blotter, and think "If only I could instantly make my whole office this color." Huey the Chameleon - a lamp that changes colors to match its surroundings - Image 3 of 4

Sony Nextep Computer Concept for 2020 by Hiromi Kiriki

Sony Nextep Computer Concept for 2020 by Hiromi Kiriki In 2020 We Can Wear Sony Computers On Our Wrist Our present need for internet connectivity is so profound that secondary devices like the Nextep Computer are bound to happen. Developed to be worn as a bracelet, this computer concept is constructed out of a flexible OLED touchscreen.
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What A Wave The Eaux Eaux sink is quite a take on the oceanic wave! Its simple form, in one fluid motion, integrates the spout into the basin. Eaux Eaux – Bathroom Sink by Joel Roberts Eaux Eaux – Bathroom Sink by Joel Roberts
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Elasty – Mobile Phone Cover by Yoori Koo Simple Slits for Phones This design rings home a bell because right this minute, the inside flap of my iPhone case has a sticky-note to-do list stuck to it! If it was not enough to expect zillions of functions from our smartphones, apparently now their protective covers need to come handy too! This clever silicone rubber case has five slits that are good enough to tuck in bills, pen, stylus or credit cards. Elasty is an awesome thought and has even won the Korean Belkin Design Awards! Designer: Yoori Koo Elasty – Mobile Phone Cover by Yoori Koo