Want to make better use of your and your friends’ Instagrams? Say hi to Instacube, a stand-alone, wireless display that’ll bring those precious feeds to the living room or office at 3x the size.
Using the 600×600 LCD touch screen you’ll be to select which streams to show (friends, hashtags, you name it) and it sports three tactile buttons on top: one for power, one for feed toggling and one for Liking photos right away.
Kickstarter.com: Instacube ($150)
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.
Kibardindesign.com: White & White LED Clock ($178.00)
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.
Pick your weapon: grenade, knife or revolver. Here’s the Armed Notebooks, a series of black notebooks with a slightly aggressive appearance by Taiwanese design group Megawing. Each feature a key ring on the front and different lines and patterns on the inside.
Generate: Armed Notebook ($25.00)
If you’re looking for a clever way to wall mount your iPad in the kitchen or bath room you should check out Wallee’s iPad Case and Wall Mount, just put your iPad in the protective, plastic hard case and you’ll be able to mount it on the wall (in both portrait and landscape mode) by a simple and quick 45° turn wherever you decide to put the wall plates.
The Wallee cases are available in black, clear, white and orange and you can order extra wall mounts with it for $8.00.
A+R Store: iPad Case + Wall Mount ($56.00)
Here’s 4th Dimension, a new wall clock by Taiwan-based 22designstudio to be presented at London Design Festival 2010. Impressive.
I just love the On-Time clock by Diamantini & Domeniconi, it constantly fast-forwards 3 minutes so you never have to run for the bus. Genius.
Leopard is a highly advanced office chair straight from Japan now actually available for real (the concept has been around for a while). Basically it uses unpowered robot technology inspired by the basic principles of human anatomy to sink by 25° when you sit down in it, and rise up as you lean forward. Besides promising awesome comfyness this means that it’ll adjust itself behind your back and wrap around your bum when you lean back (imagine being held in someone’s arms) and then even give you a little push when you want to get up.
Oki and Okamura will sell this chair, meaning it’ll probably show up for us Westerners as well soon, and it’ll be available with both black and white frames. Leather will set you back about $2,500, fabric about $2,100.
Being a fan of simple yet unorthodox clocks I just had to mention Lexon’s Around Clock, designed by Anthony Dickens. The Around Clock is 2.25" tall and 4.5" in diameter and is available in black, white and aluminum.
Amazon.com; Lexon Around Clock
MoMA: Lexon Around Clock
Okay, it’s friday so let’s bring forth stuff you didn’t know you’d ever need, like the Canon LS-100TKM, a 1000dpi optical USB mouse with built-in calculator (with 10-digit LCD screen) as well as a numeric keypad. Flipping that lid open might seem more of a hassle than just hitting win-r and typing “calc”, but that’s just me…
Available in Japan by June 12th for about $32 in black and white models.
Canon Japan: Canon LS-100TKM (Google Translate)