Posted: 05 Oct 2011 02:30 AM PDT
radio conceptsradio concepts to enhance both acoustics and decor
1. Gelule Concept Radio Clock
Gelule RadioGelule Radio Clock Concept
2. Aivan concept radio
Aivan radioAivan concept radio
3. Radio Active Design Concept
Radio Active DesignRadio Active Design concept
4. Iona Cube - Internet Whiz Radio
Internet Whiz RadioInternet Whiz Radio Iona Cube
5. RFID Radio Concept
RFID RadioRFID Radio Concept
6. CBC + Radio Canada
CBC + RadioCBC + Radio Canada
7. Cdesign Citroen radio concept
Citroen radio conceptCdesign Citroen radio concept
8. Hidden Radio
Hidden RadioHidden Radio concept
9. Helio Radio Concept by Lea Longis
Helio RadioHelio Radio concept
10. Ovate Radio
Ovate RadioOvate Radio by Alek Shnayder
Posted: 04 Oct 2011 09:39 PM PDT
Futuristic WorkstationFuturistic Workstation Moves Freely in Space
Check out this entire batch of 10 geeky, hi-tech gaming chairs that will pump up your adrenaline level and make you a master of all those digitally loaded games available today.
1. Not For Wimps
Not For WimpsNot For Wimps gaming chair
2. Ultimate Game Chair
Ultimate Game ChairUltimate Game Chair
3. Subwoofer-Powered SlouchPod InteractiveXT Gaming Chair
Subwoofer-Powered SlouchPod InteractiveXT Gaming ChairSubwoofer-Powered SlouchPod InteractiveXT Gaming Chair
4. Mini Cooper gaming chair
Mini Cooper gaming chaircool Mini Cooper gaming chair
Mini Cooper Gaming Chair is a nerdy and multifunctional piece of furniture aesthetically designed by David Gawthorpe, right from the front end of a Mini Cooper. You can stow away the chair under the hood and the foot pedals can slide under the grille. It comes with exciting features like a cool vibration pad under the seat, Xbox 360, strobe and laser lights, a mini fridge and a remote-controlled smoke machine.
GAMEROXGAMEROX gaming chair gets kids moving while sitting down
This is one terrific looking chair specially designed for kids in the age group of 7-12 years, keeping in mind health benefits through physical movement and exercise. Kids tend to move along with onscreen motion and Gamerox lets them do just that. This improves blood circulation, posture, balance, co-ordination and spatial awareness. It comes with cool features like pivot and pitch facility which allows smooth pitch, yaw and roll movement along XYZ axes. The cushioned seat provides upright sitting that aids in muscle training and development of posture. It has anti-skid cushion feet that keep the chair base stationary while the player moves around. It also has a tip back prevention that stops players from falling off backwards.
6. Gyroxus gaming chair
Gyroxus gaming chairGyroxus gaming chair double as full body racing simulator
7. D-Box GPH-120 gaming seat
D-Box GPH-120 gaming seatD-Box GPH-120 gaming seat sets your gaming world in motion
8. X-Dream Gyroxus PS3 gaming chair
X-Dream Gyroxus PS3 gaming chairX-Dream Gyroxus PS3 gaming chair provides real flying experience
9. Futuristic Workstation
Futuristic WorkstationFuturistic Workstation Moves Freely in Space
10. Playseat F1 Red Bull seat
Playseat F1 Red Bull seatPlayseat F1 Red Bull seat lets you experience ultimate speed thrills
Posted: 04 Oct 2011 09:33 PM PDT
Table For DaliTable For Dali by Adam Kessler
A few competitions held all over the world showcase masterpieces in the field of carpentry created by amateurs. The “Fresh Wood Competition” based on the works of high school and college students across North America was held at the annual trade show organized by the Association of Woodworking and Furnishing Suppliers (AWFS). Here are some projects that got attention of visitors and critics:
1. Anne Boleyn’s Writing Desk
Anne Boleyn’s Writing DeskWriting Desk by Anne Boleyn’s
Created by Lance Smith from the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport ME, Anne Boleyn’s Writing Desk got a place in the finals because of the presence of all elements one usually yearns to see in a furniture design: inspiration, expressiveness, beauty, material and other things. The desk manages to achieve elegance through simplicity and choice of material. According to Lance Smith, the desk is meant for a woman who wants to write. It has a smooth, gentle curve at one end, with a drawer. The legs are long and curvy as well, complementing with the main structure. The top of the desk is made of birch plywood, and covered in shop-sawn thick veneer and burl veneer. The drawer is made of Birdseye maple, and legs of hard maple core. The whole craft is covered in Macassar Ebony. The use of various qualities of wood and various techniques gives finishing touches to the beautiful masterpiece.
BombeliciousBombelicious by Elias Schultz
Bombelicious reminds the observer of the curves of a beautiful woman. The use of curves in furniture is the inspiration of the creator, Elias Schultz, a student of Cedar Ridge High School, Hillsborough, NC. The design is highlighted by the extensive use of curves, which adds to the complexity of the furniture. The design is made of solid maple and poplar, mahogany, curly maple veneer and veneered maple and birch plywoods. What makes Bombelicious different from the traditional Bombe chests is the presence of corner transitions in the sides created by making a coopered, solid maple turning. The structure is balanced with the case sides by proportioning the top’s weight with the heavy bottom piece. The drawer face dimensions have been drawn up by using the Golden Ratio and Fibonacci series. The solid finish is given by hand-rubbed Danish oil and polyurethane mix.
3. Miss Peaches
Miss PeachesMiss Peaches by Bonner Armbruster
Created by Bonner Armbruster from College of the Redwoods, Fort Bragg, CA, Miss Peaches is a cabinet coated with the orange-brown hues of Kwila. It was created with the sole purpose of storing servingware and silver. The patterns on the door are used to emphasize the use of outward curves. While shop sawn veneer (Douglas Fir and Maple, Apple ply, plywood, solid tan oak and doussie) is used to cover the furniture, four-sealer coats of blond shellac and two coats of oil varnish are used for the finish.
4. Katana Bench
Katana BenchKatana Bench by Candice Groenke
5. Evolving Bench
Evolving BenchEvolving Bench by Joshua Carson
Unlike other crafts, the sole aim of this art, according to Joshua Carson of Miami University, Oxford, OH, is to check the adaptability of the furniture to its usage. As the goal is more of a study than a product, its creation required the use of objects in knowing, inventive and precise ways. Fiberglass ice-fishing rod blanks are used as a catalyst for the movement of a wall shelf. The elasticity and elegant profile of the fiberglass rod complimented the static nature of the walnut, cherry and maple. The most challenging component of the shelf was resolving the connection between individual walnut fingers. The connection required control in axis with the rod that forced against it. The connection also had to adapt to either side of each walnut finger. An interlocking network of pegs and grooves eventually solved this dilemma.
6. Love Rocker
Love RockerLove Rocker by Christopher Gagnon
Built by Christopher Gagnon, a student of Sultana High school, Hesperia CA, the Love Rocker is the product of every woodworking skill and ability Gagnon learned from the school. The biggest challenge was to create the two-seater without adding the middle rocker or extra support on the seat, which may use up more wood and time. The chair is made of maple and walnut, and is finished with natural Danish oil and tung oil. It won the first prize in the ‘reproduction’ category.
7. Comb Back Windsor Chair
Comb Back Windsor ChairComb Back Windsor Chair by Collin Barker
This project started with the simple goal of making a reproduction of a comb-back Windsor chair. For this, Collin Barker, student of Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, used traditional tools and building techniques. It is usually avoided due to high prices of these tools. This added to the workload, as Barker had to make his own tools like smoothing plane, before starting with the project. The seat is made of Engelmann Spruce, and legs of local Norway Maple.The legs are joined to the seat with a tapered through mortise that is also wedged, giving a self-tightening joint. The spindles are made of local ash due to unavailability of green oak, the traditional wood used. The comb and bow are bent from red oak. To give the chair the look of an original Windsor chair, finishes that give antique looks are used, such as of green, red and black mill paints, boiled linseed oil, and amber shellac.
8. Table For Dali
Table For DaliTable For Dali by Adam Kessler
Adam Kessler from Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY, made this unique table which failed to win in Tables Category but was the winner of People’s Choice. The design is inspired from the paintings of Salvador Dali, one of the craftsman’s favorite artists, combining elements from the paintings of The Birth of Man, The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory, and The Persistence of Memory, giving the coffee table a unique look. The usage of checkerboard pattern to enhance the illusion of melting paid off, complimenting well with the up-facing end grain of wood. The work demanded hardwork, especially while arranging maple and black walnut pieces for the checkerboard pattern. The best thing about the table is that it can also be used upside down, giving the feeling of anti-gravity. All these elements are sufficient to say that the work is surreal, complex, unique and durable.
9. Padauk and Ash Table Tennis Table with Paddles
Padauk and Ash Table Tennis Table with PaddlesPadauk and Ash Table Tennis Table with Paddles by Greg Moore
10. Ebony and Ivory
Ebony and IvoryEbony and Ivory by Brett Stickler
Brainchild of Brett Stickler, Rolla Technical Institute, Rolla, MO, Ebony and Ivory is inspired by benches. The type of wood used here are wenge and maple, a choice Stickler explained, made to give the design an exceptional look. To achieve the final effect frames and veneered panels had to be created, along with the arms and feet. Sanding is done to individual pieces to make it ready for finishing when assembled. For finish, sealant and coats of polyurethane are used.
Posted: 04 Oct 2011 04:50 PM PDT
smart gadgetsQuirky has created the Trek Support, backpack
1. Livescribe pen
livescribeLivescribe pen is designed for note taking.
SlingboxSlingbox allows to control TV through Internet.
3. ECCO: The handy GPS locator on a keyring
GPS locatorHandy GPS locator on a keyring.
4. iRobot Scooba 230 floor washing robot
washing robotiRobot Scooba 230 floor washing robot.
5. 2 Speaker Boombox Audio System By Ziba
Boombox Audo SystemBoombox Audio System by ZIBA
The two speaker Boombox audio system has a great sound technology as it is comprised of 6″ coaxial drivers. Apart from the great sound quality, the speakers have touch sensitive controls, leather accents and a unique equalizer.
NoteSlateNoteSlate : World's simplest tablet
7. Quirky Trek Support Backpack with Integrated Battery
BackpackQuirky Trek Support Backpack
Posted: 04 Oct 2011 04:11 PM PDT
Jaspreet Kaur Walia:
innovative lock designsInnovative lock designs to protect your belongings.
1. The most offensive bicycle lock
bicycle lockoffensive bicycle lock
2. Puzzle and security in one brass package
Puzzle and securityImpossible Lock – Puzzle and Security
3. Refrigerator Lock Up Keeps Out Freeloaders
Refrigerator LockRefrigerator Lock Up Keeps Out Freeloaders
4. Word Password Combination Lock
Password Combination LockWord Password Combination Lock
5. USB Cap Lock Aims To Protect
USB Cap LockUSB Cap Lock Aims To Protect
6. Liquor Lock
Liquor LockLiquor Lock Keeps the Non-Resourceful Kids Sober
7. Baby Gear - Magnetic Door Locks
Magnetic Door LocksBaby Gear - Magnetic Door Locks
8. Master Lock Electronic Deadbolt with Light Up Keypad
Master Lock ElectronicMaster Lock Electronic Deadbolt