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.
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.
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 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.
October 17, 2008
August 13, 2008
The Smoon Ombrella ($2,200) captures and protects you from the suns light during the day. At night Smoon omits a soft light. It is designed to keep you comfortable during both day and night. The Smoon Ombrella is wireless, and can be charged manually (for those not so sunny days). See it available in other colors.
July 8, 2008
From Inseq Design comes the Zuse toast printer. The toaster is made of plastic and aluminum. It is capable of printing a 12 x 12 px image on a piece of toast. Included is a memory card to store several images.
July 5, 2008
Designed by Ron Guild, the Ingo Lamp, is made of 16 desk lamps affixed together to create a spider-looking chandelier. Its size ranges from 3ft – 8ft depending of how you want it positioned. Price and availability are yet to be announced.
May 23, 2008
Designed in Czech Republic by Maxim Velčovský, Little Joseph ($80) is a hand-painted porcelain candle holder. You can give Little Joseph different hairstyles depending on the types of candles you use. Pair it with the baby head planter and you could have a party!
April 14, 2008
Designer Nina Levett is no stranger to our site, which is why we are pleased to announced her new collection of handmade porcelain plates. The modular stoneware collection is made in collaboration with Matthias Kaiser. We do not have any word on price, but contact Nina if you are interested in her collection. See another image.