I want one. Designer Mike Mak’s Eyeclock tells the time with a pair of constantly rotating eyeballs. The left eye represents hours, and the right one the minutes. At 12 hours or 60 minutes, the eyeballs look up, at 6 hours or 30 minutes they look down, and so on.
It’s just a concept design, sadly, but it’s still awesome. It couldn’t that hard to knock together yourself either, surely. Just take apart one of those clock kits and stick some big black circles to it, then mount it in a nice frame. I think I’ll have a word with CraftCrafty.
Mike Mak (via Technabob)
Look, don’t ask me what the practical applications of a light shaped like a sniper rifle is. I don’t know. I don’t think there is one, and, no, I don’t think the bazooka, uzi or handgun make it any clearer. The fact is that these things just look good and, most of all, they’re fun.
They’re each made of lacquered metal…
Got dark stairs? No. Nor do I. Nor does ANYONE. So “safety” can’t be the real reason that these awesome stick-on lights were created. No, they were blatantly made because they’ll make your stairs look like the spaceship in Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
What would be even cooler is if you could rig these up with pressure pads so that they only turn on when you step on the relevant step, or perhaps turn off. You can bet your bottom dollar that someone’s making a music video of that RIGHT NOW.
(via The Design Blog)
Who hasn’t dreamt of temperature-sensitive glass brick tiles before? No, nor have I but it doesn’t stop them looking great though.
The best thing about these ones is that you can actually buy them, as in now…
There’s no accounting for taste, is there? The fruit of designer Philippe Boulet’s loins, these Léon and Max chairs light up in different colours thanks to colour-changing LEDs within the seats.
Though given that it looks like they’re made out of solid plastic, I suspect comfort’s taking a back seat here. Would you buy these? No, not as a joke, for real? Let us know in the comments.
Collection LOUIS DIXMIL (via Technabob)
More geeky furniture: Be the hostess with the mostess with an airline food trolley | Atari 2600 lamp will light up your life
Frequent flyer? Want the airline experience in your home? Then you might fancy a “Vintage Airline Food Cart”. It’s got ‘authentic dents and scratches’, as well as a retractable serving tray, 14 tracks for drawers or shelves (which cost extra) and a magnetic latch closure. There’s also pedal-operated wheel locks.
It measures 41″ x 12″ x 15″ and costs a rather mighty $1450. Shipping to the UK will be even more. What would you do with it, though? Indulge your air hostess fantasies? Ideas in the comments.
More furniture and furnishings: Nottage Design G1 – the transparent glass pool table in the boozer of your dreams | Lightbulb/speaker mashups suddenly all over the web
What do you get for the man who has everything? Why, the Nottage Design G1 glass top pool table, of course, to replace his other one which costs a little less than the AU $39,900 (£17,585) you’d have to pay for this.
Final year student at the University of South Australia, Craig Nottage, has shown us all that baize is for losers by fitting the top of the table with a patented resin material called Vitrik which allows the balls to travel across its service with the exact same amount of friction but with the added bonus of being entirely transparent. Awesome vid this way…
Okay, ‘all over the web’ is perhaps a bit of an exaggeration, but just the other day, we spotted the Soundbulb over at Yanko Design. Today, I spotted this concept Bulb-Sound-Speaker over at Crunchgear. Two lamp-speakers in a week? I’m calling that a trend. Before the end of the month, we’ll be swimming in the things.
Silliness aside, it’s quite a cool concept, and could prove useful in public places – restaurants, elevators, etc. Of the two, only the Soundbulb works as a light as well, but they both rely on Bluetooth to ferry the music around the place wirelessly. Would I use one of these? No. Do I think they’d sell? Most definitely.
(via Yanko Design and Crunchgear)
It’s been created by Instructables member Seamster, and although I’m a little too young to have owned a 2600 myself, I can appreciate the lamp’s best feature – the big red button will turn it on and off. Awe-inspiring. Now to craft a lampshade shaped liked a Pac-man ghost…
Giant Atari 2600 Joystick Lamp (via Kotaku)
Here’s how you can be even more ironic than your ironic mate who does nothing but ironically play ironic 1970s children’s TV programme theme tunes all day – buy yourself a set of the deeply ironic posters based around 3.5″ discs.
Ironically imagining what it would’ve been like had iTunes or Firefox launched in the 1980s and been distributed on floppy disks, these ironic posters will ironically enhance any ironic modern living space. They also feature the right number of discs required to fit today’s modern apps – iTunes 8.02 would need to be spread across 42 floppies, for example.