MB&F Purple Frog Zr timepiece is super limited edition

Watchmakers MB&F have unveiled their latest timepiece, the HM3 Frog Zr. The Zr in the name stands for Zirconium, and element much like Titanium, but only tougher. As MB&F proudly says, Zirconium is a key element in modern jet engines, allowing them to take on the high temperatures and stress. A watch isn’t ever likely to face the same setting as a jet engine, but having the same element does feed a sense of uniqueness, which is what this timepiece is all about. It has a black PVD zirconium skin, 22 carat purple gold for its rotors, and of course, the frog look we’ve come to love in MB&F watches. Only 18 pieces of the timepiece will be made available for retail.

Life-size wearable Halo Master Chief armor made in Lego

This creation by Ben Caulkin is so full of win. One, it is life-sized wearable Master Chief armor. Two, it is made out of Legos. And the combination of the two means this armor pwns everything. Caulkin says getting the helmet done was the most difficult part in creating the armor that makes use of a lot of Lego bricks, and a lot of velcro.

Via: BrothersBrick, Dvice

Censorship sunglasses

Inspired by the typical black band of censorship seen on images, these sunglasses claim tokeep the wearer protected from unwanted photography. It may be used as a get out of embarrassing moment free card, or just to keep street photographers at bay. The face blocking shades don’t seem to be effective either way, but what the heck, if you’re so touchy about photography, you might as throw 12 bucks at these glasses anyway.

Via: LikeCool

Pixels are so in fashion right now

Playing Super Mario as a kid, I would never have thought the pixelated 8-bit look could ever reach the world of fashion. Like most of my thoughts and beliefs at that time, this too has proven to be incorrect, thanks to Japanese designer Kunihiko Morinaga. The designer’s fall/winter line for 2011/2012 focuses heavily on the pixelated look. Colorful blocks on a variety of fabric, and sometimes even on the face, give the models the appearance of retro video game characters, apparently soon to be true on the streets as well.

Via: designboom

Volkswagen’s incredible transparent factory which you must see [video]

Volkswagen’s “Transparent Factory” in Dresden, Germany is like the wonderland of factories. This place would fit a million adjectives like brilliant and mind blowing. Parts are delivered to the factory via mass transit and robots take them to the production floor. The floors themselves are made of Canadian maple, but manage to power rolling workstations cordlessly, via induction. Cranes suspend cars at appropriate heights and angles corresponding to the workers, and the power tools used count the number of bolts so workers know exactly where they are in the build. In fact, the process is so safe and well managed that even car consumers can try their hand at the assembly line and build their car.

Via: Core77