Link Mugs have tiny attachments that allow you to band several of them together, making it a lot easier to carry and serve many mugs at once, without going through all the trouble. A pack of three costs ~$56.
We’ve seen like a gazillion of weird gadgets and products, and yet we keep seeing them, which probably means people are buying them. That brings us to the “Happy Smile Trainer” where you put a plastic mouthpiece in your mouth for a few minutes everyday, and get to have the most dazzling smile ever! Costs $79.
The vizualization shows the activation of Android mobile phones, ever since they were launched in October 2008. Of course, the data isn’t even nearly as pretty as the presentation, which in fact makes the video watchable and not some mix of boring market jargon.
Admit it, this is the bedroom you’ve always wanted; because there is no friggin’ way someone would pass on a bedroom with a pirate ship, rope bridge, slides and ropes. Designed by Steve Kuhl for a six-year old, the bedroom has a “floating” pirate ship that is connected to a “jail cell” by means of a rope bridge. A rope’s suspended from the ship’s hull for quick access to the closet, and another awesome addition is a completely hidden spiral slide, for the kid to travel downstairs in awesomeness.
In quite an impressive TED talk, medicine specialist Anthony Atala printed a biocompatible model of a human kidney on stage. Yes, that is as awesome as it sounds. Basically, it means that one day it would be possible to grow organs from the patient’s own tissue, rather than having to rely on donated organs. The organ-printing process makes use of 3D scanners to create an image of the organ, and a tissue sample to seed the printer.
If you remember the creepy Telenoid bot, it should be much easier to recognize the Elfoid P1 robotic mobile phone. Apparently, people do have love for scary mobile phones, so this humanoid, 8-inch long mobile phone is covered in urethane skin with controllers embedded in its chest, and the same genderless and ageless looks of the Telenoid. The mobile phone will have a motion capture system, to relay the user’s face movements and expressions to the other end.
Designed into the easily recognizable shape of loud-speakers, the megaphones actually are speaker built with high-end components and packed into a unique shape. The plastic has been replaced with wood and the cheap electronic components have gone hi-fi. Altogether, the design from Corentin Dombrecht looks quite elegant.
Promotional knit beer sweaters from the 70s and 80s are a rarity these days, but they still do look pretty cool. The images belong to AJ Fosik’s Beer Sweaters, who “unearthed by me, rescued from moldy basements, plucked from dingy backwaters and ripped from the backs of greasy shitleopards.” A remarkable job indeed.