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Yves Behar creates the Big Jambox for Jawbone

Posted: 10 Jul 2012 05:54 AM PDT

Asmita Prasad:

To fill a large space with sound, Yves Behar, has created a louder and larger version of their wireless Jambox range of audio speakers. The creative director at electronics brand Jawbone, Behar styled the Big Jambox along the same lines as the original portable. As a result, the base, back, top and front of the Jambox with textured metal mesh wrapping as well as vibration reducing rubber feet. The Big Jambox is devised to be paired with Bluetooth devices wirelessly and can support up to eight devices at a time. Buttons on the case allow the user to adjust settings and manipulate controls.

Big Jambox by Yves Behar
Big Jambox by Yves Behar

Big Jambox in Red Dot finish
Big Jambox in Red Dot finish

For making calls via FaceTime or Skype, the Big Jambox also comes with an included microphone. Weighing 1.23 kilograms, the Big Jambox measures 25.6 cm wide x 8 cm tall x 9.3 cm deep which makes it slightly bigger than the original. Developed with the aim of allowing technology to be integrated within everyday life seamlessly, the Jawbone original design features a refined simplicity that oozes via its clear geometric forms.

Big Jambox in Graphite Hex finish
Big Jambox in Graphite Hex finish

The visually and tactilely stunning Big Jambox also provides an optimum level of functionality via its relief features. The subtle relief is defined via the way the light catches the dot, hex and textures and provides a visual playfulness while minimizing material thickness.

Big Jambox in White Wave finish
Big Jambox in White Wave finish

The robustness and structural integrity of the Big Jambox is maximized by this series of patented textures and perforated metal wraps. The Big Jambox is offered in three textures and colors including Red Dot, White Wave and Graphite Hex and starts retailing at £260 later this year.

Via: Dezeen


3D printed Exoskeleton shoes ain’t meant for walking!

Posted: 10 Jul 2012 03:08 AM PDT

Asmita Prasad:

3D printing may not be at the level where it can print out food or readymade good just yet but that isn't stopping pioneers from experimenting in that direction. Created by Janina Alleyne, UK-based fashion footwear designer, the collection of shoes, including pairs called The Exoskeleton, The Reptile and The Scorpion, are all printed out via a 3D printer and the crafty high heels promise to usher in an era of customized shoes with their advent.

3D printed shoes by Janina Alleyne
3D printed shoes by Janina Alleyne

Using 3D modeler Inner Leaf, three very unusual sets of shoes were printed out by the designer in separate pieces which were later joined and finished by hand. With a set of sinister teeth-like finish at the end, texturing that makes the shoes look like bones and very pointy edges, the shoes look like a cross between an ivory antique and an alien artifact.

3D printed shoes- The Exoskeleton
3D printed shoes- The Exoskeleton

The strappy shoes are offered in platform wedge heels and a scarily delicate pump-style heel with gladiator-straps closure, a zip up back closure as well as an open ankle style that is oh so very much in vogue at the moment.

3D printed shoes- The Reptile
3D printed shoes- The Reptile

Alleyne has not shared pictures of the shoes being worn around by models but we fully expect the innovative pairs to be patronized by Britain's latest style icon the Duchess of Cambridge, her equally fashionable sister Pippa and by at-least by the likes of Lady Gaga and Katy Perry whenever they hit the stores.

3D printed shoes- The Scorpion
3D printed shoes- The Scorpion

Via: CNET/Coroflot


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