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Ceramic Speakers by Joey Ross

wonderfully detailed and quite eco-friendly. m. “Simple materials: The Ceramic Speakers are made from porcelain, cork, and Baltic birch. Each material is minimally finished, left to add its natural beauty to the design. The included amplifier is made from stainless steel sheet metal, with a cast iron base and paulownia volume slider. Aside from the electronic components, plastic is completely …

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Video – PappelTalks by Vizage

even better than the 10 disk heat-touch massive attack box set! sharp work! m. Music: Ivan Palacký & Andrea Neumann Interactive CD cover designed by Hubero Kororo (huberokororo.com) Order at: palacky.org/uceroz.html Video: vizage.cz

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Video – Building Blocks: How Project Ara is reinventing the Smartphone

i’m an apple freak but this is an amazing modular design by google. kudos! m. A handful of Google engineers and designers are building a phone the DARPA way. At ATAP (Google’s Advanced Technologies and Products (ATAP) group), simple things like Lego blocks represent ridiculously complex ideas. This tiny group of engineers and designers has given itself the task of …

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Video – Archibot to Print CAD Data “Error Free” onto Construction Sites

curious to see how accurate this would be. might be useful on my next project(?) look forward to seeing a live demo! m. Archibot, a project currently being developed by South Korean architectural designer Han Seok Nam, aims to “revolutionize” how architects and contractors work on construction sites by printing digital CAD plans onto the ground “error free.” Having recently …

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Acoustable Technology / Sound Table

loving this speak/table design. hoping to hear it very soon! m. The project Acoustable is born out of a reflection on music and ways of listening to it. As the digital revolution has made music more widely available, mobile and compact, so a good quality dock is essential. The idea of an object which combines good acoustics with user-friendly ergonomics …

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Align Pen by Beyond Object Is Asymmetrical When Open or Closed

so digging this pen! definitely on my to-buy list! video after the jump. m. “the ‘align pen’ draws influences from the german gestalt design psychology which explains how the human mind tends to organize information. conceived by london-based studio beyond object (hanhsi chen and shikai tseng), the writing utensil’s physical aspects change in appearance when open or closed, employing the …

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Block Notes #7: Riva 1920

great designs and a great article after the jump! m. “Our approach in this set of surveys has been to consider objects as texts that draw us into stories, which are waiting to be interpreted whether consciously or otherwise. By producing a sort of literary criticism of these tales, we have sought to flag up the idea that design’s value …

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