Hand-crafted wooden skins for the iPhone

Trunket has released a set of hand-crafted, wooden skins for the iPhone 4. Made from American Rosewood, these skins offer a more “natural” touch, and the “appealing look of natural wood grain.” Priced at $24.

Via: Geeky-Gadgets

Of course, there’s an iPod Nano 6G in gold

Modern luxury says your gadgets must be dipped in gold, or made from dinosaur tooth. Ergo, it follows that the iPod Nano 6G be covered in 24 karat gold. Computer Choppers haven’t put a detail on pricing, it’s sort of the “price available on request” thing.

Via: Chip-Chick

Breakthrough: A jelly wobbling machine

Operated by a foot-pedal accelerator, the machine works tirelessly to wobble jelly, making everything all wobbly.

Via: ThePresurfer

Paint Sound Sculptures

Studio Dentsu and photographer Linden Gledhill joined hands for this series of paint sculptures. The exercise was a part of the campaign for Canon’s Pixma ink printers. The method involved wrapping a membrane around a small speaker, putting a drop of paint on the membrane and turning on the speakers. The changes to the drop of paint were then captured using a high-speed camera, to create these amazing results.

Via: designboom

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Recycling, the weedy green way we like it

Fellow pot heads, I speak directly to you. Ever wondered what use the roach papers of smoked joints could be put to? The answer to this question of course, is art. Artist Cliff Maynard uses the roach papers for “Recycling on a Higher Level,” and creates art from them. Best of all, he creates portraits of John Lennon, Bob Marley, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Snoop Dog and others; hey, even Jesus is there!

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Dress made from rubber bands

One thing I learnt early, was to never question two things: fashion and art. You can literally get with anything you please, just call it fashion, art, or the emperor’s new clothes. The Rubber Bands Dress II was a submission for the WEAR is ART competition in Berlin. Created by Margarita Mileva, the dress makes use of 8.8 pounds of rubber bands; the entire setup utilizing 14,235 rubber bands, 12000 of which go in creating the dress itself, while 2225 pieces make up the belt and the remaining 100 do their work in the hair piece.

Via: MoCo Loco

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UnTime clock modifies time telling a bit

UnTime clock from designer Pushkar Ingale takes another route to time telling. In this case it is not the hands that move for there are no hands, but it is the motion of the watch’s faces that does the time telling. The dual dials, or the counter turning discs, lend an interesting look to the clock.

Via: YankoDesign

Robot visualizes the digits of pi in light paintings

A robots take on pi with light paintings is totally worthy of our admiration and our time. Created by artist Nils Völker, the arduino controlled robot is equipped with LEDs and shows its love for pi by flashing its lights and scooting around the floor. Lights on the robot define the decimal digits of pi, and also its movement. The first digit defines where the robot should go, the second defines the angle for each rotation, and the next three define the rgb values (color) of the LEDs.

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American marine in Afghanistan sends home his ice statue for Christmas

Neil Bucken, a marine serving in Afghanistan, wanted to be home for his sister’s birthday and for Christmas. However, he couldn’t be home for holidays, but his family was treated with a 7-feet tall ice statue of the 1st Lt. Neil Bucken, holding a red rose in his hands. The statue was created by Vincent Nuzzolese, who used Bucken’s photograph for sculpting, and moved by the marine’s story, even waived the $1000 fee. Weighing 800 pounds, the statue was delivered a day before the birthday of Bucken’s 11 year old sister.

Via: NY Post, DeviceNation

DJ Light responds, reacts and changes colors to the movement of users

DJ Light is an immersive public sound and light installation setup by cinimod studio in Peru. The installation has 85 inflatable spheres, each with 4-sided LED light strips to control their color. Users can make their way to the DJ podium, where their movements are scanned by a thermal tracking camera, which then feeds information to the software to control the ambient light and sound. Moving your body to see changes in light and sound around you, ought to be one heck of an experience, and an exhilerating one at that.

Via: CinimodStudio, Creative Applications, designboom

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