February 28, 2011
The paper clip is one of the simplest and most effective inventions of recent centuries.
It forms part of our everyday lives without us noticing it.
Even though it is difficult to imagine an office without them, different tasks require a different type of clip.
TENSO brings flexibility to the paper clip. With its rotating wire, the user can gradually apply pressure depending on the amount of paper inside the clip, without damaging the document.
The angled metal sheet helps to keep pages together against a flat surface, making the document look tidier.
TENSO consists of two components that are easy to produce: A metal sheet and a cylindrical wire.
The metal sheet is laser cut or stamped. Then it is reshaped to create a closed U shape. The top end of the metal sheet is rolled to create a cylinder where the wire rotates.
The wire is bent creating a closed U shape as well, which applies pressure on the metal sheet.
Both parts are then assembled and the clip becomes ready to use.
January 17, 2011
There isn’t much to say about Maximo Riera’s Octopus Chair, other than its a little freaky and 100% awesome. Maximo used compressed foam cut via CNC to sculpt the mollusc. The Octopus Chair is the first of The Animal Chair collection. Future chairs will be made to look like; Rhino, Lion, Beetle, Whale, and Walrus. See more pictures.
March 1, 2009
The Brothers Quattro 6000D ($7,500) is an over-the-top, glamorous, sewing machine for the Ultra Rich. This unit features USB ports for advanced embroidery, and a 4.5 inch display for previewing your design! It seems like a computer, but is shaped like a regular sewing machine. More pictures.
February 24, 2009
These intricate shapes go beyond what you would expect from a glass lamp. They come in free-standing or ceiling-hung varieties, as well as clear or frosted options. The lamps cost about $320 and are available from the Thelermont Hupton website. See more.
December 25, 2008
November 20, 2008
Are you sick of using your mouse and MS Paint to draw on your computer? Be like the pros and get a top of the line graphics tablet from Wacom. The Cintiq 21UX is a 21.3 inch TFT display graphics tablet (@ 1600 x 1200 resolution) which has 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity to ensure the tablet picks up every detail of your drafting. You can use it as your primary monitor, or use it with multiple displays. The pen of the Wacom Cintiq 21UX has an easily replaceable felt tip (to insure proper friction), and programmable side switches that allow you to program your most common actions into the pen itself. In addition the tablet features 2-finger-sensitive touch strips that serves as a natural way to zoom, scroll, or change brush size. For more features see the video after on the next page. There are more images.
November 19, 2008
I am a huge fan of fisheye photography, but couldn’t get into it because the equipment is too expensive. Thats why “I was all over it” when this fisheye camera from Paul Smith ($150) came out. It features a fisheye No2 lens, a 180 degree wide-angle view, and runs on 35mm film. More images.
November 7, 2008
The Weinrack was designed by Michael Rösing can hold 12 bottles. The unique design takes up minimal space and can handle all sized bottles. This wine rack can be yours for €59.00 (about $75). Take a closer look.
November 5, 2008
I didn’t vote for you but you made history, and Lincoln would be proud. What better way to celebrate history than with a President Barack Obama Collectible Statue ($14). Or you can order him with his friend John McCain for $23.
October 21, 2008
I’m burnin’, I’m burnin’, I’m burnin’ for this guitar!
Eric Bloom, guitar god and frontman for Blue Oyster Cult, is known for cowbell – and for the many unusual guitars he’s played, from his Renaldo Custom BÖC-Logo shaped guitar, to his custom-airbrushed guitars, to his still-classic custom-made Gibson SG’s.
Sure, you can see some of these guitars at several Hard Rock Cafés around the world, but why stop there? Together with a renowned artist, Bloom has created a limited number of unique, hand-painted guitars that reflect some of BÖC’s biggest hits. AND ONE IS STILL AVAILABLE.
Got $4,000 burning a hole in your pocket? Then Bloom’s “City’s On Flame” guitar can be yours, yours, yours. More than a great guitar, it’s an incredible collectible – something to spice up your décor and your conversation.
But wait, there’s more…Bloom will play your guitar at an upcoming BÖC show, then autograph it and give it to you at that show. Talk about delivery that delivers..
This is the only guitar left from his current series, and if I had a spare $4K it would be mine already.