The joy of music shows its best when you get to share it with someone. That’s all fine if you’re playing music through speakers, but things get a bit difficult if headphones or earbuds are in the action. It is at these moments that “Plug it in” headsets by designer Dorien van Heijst show their magic. Basically, the headphones have gold plated audio jacks where an additional headset can connect and share the music, without going through all weird motion of sharing the same headphones. Made from leather, porcelain and wood, the headphones have been designed to have rich sound.
Things would be remarkably easy if you could simply draw circuits and wires with a pen. That’s exactly what can possibly be done with this silver-inked rollerball pen. Developed by engineers Jennifer Lewis and Jennifer Bernhard at the University of Illinois, the ink of the pen is mostly silver, which can be used for circuits when dried, and allowing it to go through multiple bends and folds and still being functional. While this isn’t exactly a new idea, the handheld pen could significantly lower costs and make flexible and disposable circuits easier to create and use.
We have no idea why anyone would want a 20-foot animatronic dinosaur for their place, but we’re not going to question someone shelling out $350,000 to get hold of this piece. The dino works with motion activated cameras that follow the subject, while the triceratops moves its head, stomps, scuffs and growls. All for just $350k.
We’ll suppose the whiteboard wall clock would be good for a few things, like leaving notes and remembering appointments. Just write up along the dial and whenever you check the time, the clock itself will serve as a reminder. Costs $71.
The last thing you want in this hot weather is a sweaty butt. And it is in the spirit of sweat free buttocks, that these scholarly gentlemen have come up with a USB powered cooler cushion, that would be something like a personal fan for the ass and the gonads. Costs $32.
Chocolate has a way of making things better, and its inventive use is just the icing on the cake. Chocolatier Ben Milne worked with Scottish band FOUND to make a record that would play on chocolate. The delicious-sounding idea was a pain to execute, but Ben finally managed to get it right using the template used to press actual vinyl, which was provided by the band’s studio. Only, in place of pressing vinyl, the template was working on a 7-inch record. It appears that the band has plans to release a limited edition run of these chocolate records for their next album.
A real master never lets go of his weapons, but that creates a big problem when it comes to table etiquette. Ergo, the masters flock to the design by Jeff Pinard, cutlery that gets its inspiration from the Japanese katana. The renderings have been created in Solidworks.
Paper must be really delighted to be at the end of the knife used by artist Sara Burgess. Papercuts from the artist have a life of their own, and come across in magnificent detail.
Ukraine based artist Vyacheslav Voronovich’s miniature motorcycles could give the real deal a run for its money, at least where it comes to looks. Vyacheslav started making these 1:12 scale replicas about a year and a half ago, using tools like a common cutter and disposable blades to make this super impressive sculptures. It appears the artist didn’t have enough money to buy himself a bike of his choice when he started making these miniatures, but his passion drove him through creating these detailed motorcycle sculptures. We can only imagine the hard work that must have gone in creating parts like handlebars, disc brakes and pistons, with just those simple tools.
When dogs are not licking things, sniffing things, pooping on the floor, or just being pure adorable, they are apparently busy playing Star Wars. At least according to these cute prints by Dog History.