Had to mention another Kickstarter project: Supr Slim by Supr Good Co. A really, really thin wallet or as Supr describes it: “a super-thin, card-carrying over-achiever. Designed for minimalists.”.
The two guys behind Supr got fed up with regular thin wallets made out of conventional materials like leather that got out of shape after a while (or was designed for a specific number of cards) so they created the 3 mm thin Supr Slim wallet out of a durable and very elastic material that wraps tightly around your cards. So, cram one, two or ten cards in there and they’ll fit snugly without stretching it out. Also, it’s available in six colors and the material is RFID friendly.
Looking for an elegant, retro-looking bike with modern components to cruise around on this summer? Here’s Budnitz Bicycles’ No.3 Honey Edition, sporting a frame resembling vintage Dutch bikes.
So, the Honey Edition comes with a No.3 Cro-Moly steel cantilever frame with gloss black-finish, 29" wheels with cream-colored German-made Schwalbe tires, a honey-leather Brooks titanium saddle with matching leather grips, lightweight titanium handlebars, Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes and cables with Yokozuna housings.
The bike is available in four sizes (S, M, L and XL) as well as in single- and 11-speed models.
Here’s White & White LED Clock by Kibardin Design. This stylish, retro clock sits just as well on the desk as mounted on the wall. Besides having time, alarm and date it sports a light sensor that allows it to automatically dim when the room goes dark.
Volkswagen presented the Buggy Up! concept car at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. Based on the new Up! city car it’s a new take on the beach buggies that emerged in California during the ’60s. It sports a completely waterproof interior, neoprene covered seats, an iPod-powered infotainment system, 18-inch alloy wheels and a lightweight construction with extensive body reinforcements. To compensate the lack of roof and doors there’s a roll bar behind the two seats.
Oh, and since it’s a proper beach vehicle it sports specially designed floor drains to get rid of water.
There’s no word on wether this car will actually make it to production, but I sure hope so.
New York-based fashion design company Nooka has revamped their Zub Zoo watch, dubbing the new one Zub 40. The Zub 40 is available in black, red, white and charcoal/green and interchangeable bands in the same colors, allowing you to customize it a bit more. Simple and stylish. Anyone else getting a LEGO vibe?
If you’re going to keep goldfish you ought to do it in a Fishscape Fishbowl, designed by Aruliden for Gaia and Gino. While holding 2.5 gallons of water the textured interior landscape looks good for both viewers and, presumably, the fish.
It’s a limited edition product though, so if you want one you better be there when it’s launched October 5th.
This is the GoggleDesk by Italian furniture manufacturers Babini, designed by Danny Venlet. Just pick and choose between glossy and matte finishes (you can have the inside matte and outside glossy as well, or vice versa) and a bunch of contrasting colors if white or black is too modest for you.
Here’s FRAMED*, a “platform for new art forms” conceptualized by Tokyo based interface designer Yugo Nakamura of tha ltd. Did I hear you ask “Well, isn’t it just a flat screen TV?”. No, it’s more than that. It’s a display acting as a frame for visual art, which you can then just either let animate on its own or interact with using, say, your iPhone. Since there’s a microphone, camera and stereo speakers (+ wireless audio transmitter) built into it as well I’ll just assume there’ll be some highly interactive things created for it, art reacting to its surroundings.
It’s 37.4 x 22 inches big and 1.3 inches deep, containing a 40" Samsung LED Full HD display. Underneath the hood you’ll find an Intel Core i5 based machine running Windows 7 supporting Adobe Flash, Processing, openFrameworks and Cinder. Add WiFi, Bluetooth and a USB connectivity to that and you’ve got something that might just be able to create something more interesting than a regular poster.
FRAMED* is not available for purchase just yet, but follow them on Facebook or Twitter to stay updated.
Philips has just announced a new set of stylish iPhone/iPod Touch docking speakers dubbed Fidelio SoundSphere. Besides allowing you play through your docked device it sports Apple AirPlay as well, so you can hook up your Mac or PC running iTunes or iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch without any ugly, cluttering cables. Just Wi-Fi bliss.
“The amazing sound quality of the Philips Fidelio SoundSphere docking speaker lies in its design. The curved design of the separate speakers with their unique free-floating tweeters on top of both speakers mean Philips Fidelio SoundSphere delivers sound in all directions for a deeper and wider audio impression with minimized interferences.”
The Fidelio SoundSphere docking speakers will be available for purchase around May 2011 to a retail price of 799 EUR (about 1,110 USD).
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