Friday, May 08, 2009

Lull Flower Lamp Concept

Lull Flower Lamp Concept

Designed by three Norwegian designers (Marianne Varmo, Heidi Buene, and Audun Kollstad), Lull is a lamp that opens and closes like a flower.

Lull lamp from on Vimeo.

In the morning, the lamp opens carefully and dims up to gently wake you up.

In the evening, the flower slowly closes and eventually turns off.

Lull Flower Lamp Concept 2

Lull Flower Lamp Concept 3

Lull Flower Lamp Concept 4

Lull Flower Lamp Concept 5

Lull is not yet in production, but if everything goes as planned, it is going to be in the stores by the end of 2009.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Raser Technologies develops 100MPG Hummer H3 just to spite Al Gore

That's right: last week at SAE World Congress, Raser Technologies unveiled a prototype Hummer H3 that gets 100 miles to the gallon. Insane, right? We agree. Raser partnered up with FEV to turn the famously non-environmentally sound gas guzzler around. The prototype boasts an E-REV power train engine, and three lithium ion battery packs under the rear of the vehicle. The batteries provide enough juice for about 40 miles, when the range extender starts up, providing an additional 400 miles -- averaging about 100 MPG -- before it needs to be plugged in again. The company is looking to start up low volume production by 2011, though there is no word on possible pricing at this time. Hey -- who says electric cars have to be small, tasteful affairs? Fierce! One more shot after the break.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

OWC ships 4-bay Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 RAID box

You won't find an Ethernet port here, but you will find everlasting peace, love and a grand total of four direct connection options alongside four hot swappable bays for up to 8TB of local storage. OWC's latest is the quad-interface Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 RAID box, which sports FireWire 400, FireWire 800, eSATA and USB 2.0 sockets 'round back. Users are graced with a number of selectable RAID settings -- 0, 1, 5, 10 or Span (NRAID) -- and the front-panel LEDs keep you informed at a glance. The box is shipping right now in a variety of configurations ranging from $679.99 (500GB x 4) to $1,149.99 (1TB x 4), and despite the unmistakable cheesegrater design, these actually won't zero out your data if plugged into a PC.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Japanese Game Show Recreates Super Mario Land in Real-Life

Japanese game shows are known for crazy things, like Human Tetris, and their latest antic is no slouch. They recreate the classic Super Mario Land (Game Boy) game in real-life. Video after the break.

Those crazy Japanese and their kuroko plays. I love them, but can anybody tell me why they have included Obama in this oversized Gameboy version of Super Mario Bros.?

[via Gizmodo]

Friday, March 06, 2009

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Obama Sushi Rolls

These are apparently sushi rolls made to look like US president Barack Obama.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Unique Pillows and Creative Pillow Designs

Creative pillows and unique pillow designs from all over the world.

Pillowig Pillow

Wearable pillow that allows users to sleep comfortably whenever and wherever they like. [link]

Morning Message Pillow

As you rest your head on the pillow for those valuable last few moments before you wake the words Good Morning Sweetheart are gently pressed onto your cheek. Even though you may feel tired and drowsy your loved one can see how you feel. [link]

Sushi Pillows

Stylish pillows that look like giant pieces of sushi. Choose the delightful Shrimp Nigiri… or go for the delicious Salmon. There’s even a giant green Edamame for you to cuddle up with. [link]

MP3 Player Pillow

If you love your iPod and can’t bear to be parted from it even when asleep then this is the solution, the MP3 Pillow, a pillow shaped like an iPod. The pillow also incorporates a speaker so you can listen to tunes while you snooze. [link]

Gun Pillow

Rest your weary head on this comforting gun pillow made by the good people at Gama-Go. [link]

Pizza Pillow

Pepperoni Pizza plush pillow with cheese, lettuce, and beef. One of the slices is also removable with velcro attached. [link]

Bacon Pillow

This unusual pillow is a must-have for the bacon lover in your life. [link]

Alarm Clock Pillow

glo Pillow Alarm Clock uses LED fabric substrate to wakes the user using light. This substrate also functions as a display, showing the time on the surface of the pillow. [link]

Hamburger Pillow [link]

Pill-o Pillow

Creative pillow design from CarteBlanche, a luxury products company pioneering “cocaine-chic” couture. [link]

Blood Puddle Pillows

The pillows are inspired by those suspenseful moments when a sleeping loved one is a little too still for a little too long. Using an irreverent combination of comfort & fear the pillows parallel sleep & death. [link]

iSleep Laptop Pillow

Sleep comfortably on your laptop with this pillow. When you close your laptop, iSleep pillow gets filled with warm air, music is being played and after 10 minutes the alarm clock rings. [link]

Stone Pillows

Livingstones - creative pillows that look like rocks. [link]

Fresh Salmon Pillow [link]

iDream Pillows

Creative iDream pillows designed by Studio Psycho from Ukraine. [link]

Mac OS X Icons Pillows

Collection of pillows inspired by Mac OS X icons from Throwboy. [link]

Horse Head Pillow

A great conversation piece for the wannabe wise guy who has everything, and whose wife won’t let them own a revolver. [link]

DOS Pillow

Dosugus pillow looks like a black screen with good old DOS directories embroidered on it. [link]

Pillow for Singles

Cecilia Lundgren, a talented designer from Halmstad, has designed these creative pillow cases for lonely singles. [link]

Book Pillow

Creative pillow designed by Ranch Box looks like a regular book. [link]

Transformers Pillows

Pillows featuring the Autobot and Decepticon Transformers logos. [link]

Monday, January 12, 2009

NASA's Future of Aviation

NASA has release several concept images of what they believe the future of aviation will be like, and they range from the saucer-shaped craft (above) to massive cargo planes.

The NASA concept takes its hints from scramjet designs, and may be a very real possibility in the next 20 years. However, there are some things in this gallery which I doubt will ever find the light of day.

[via Gizmodo]

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Logitech's Harmony 1100 remote is more touchscreen, less buttons

Logitech's last Harmony launch was of the subtle and sneaky variety, but there's nothing at all quiet about this one. The big, bold and brash Harmony 1100 is showing itself here in Las Vegas, and the primary selling point is the customizable, 3.5-inch QVGA full-color touchscreen. Rather than getting your buttons all gummed up with pizza grease, you can now smear a nice, innocent panel as you attempt to alter volume and change channels. As expected, the unit packs a rechargeable battery and RF capabilities, and the guided online setup should make programming a lesson in simplicity. Can't wait to get your own? Tough luck, 'cause this one's not shipping to the US and Europe until next month for $499.99.