17.11.14 by Jeff

Best of Kickstarter: Folding Electric Bike That Fits Inside A Backpack

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Introducing the world’s smallest folding electric bike that actually fits inside of a backpack! The “Impossible” was just launched on Kickstarter and has already more than tripled its funding goal. It can travel up to 12.4 mph for 45 minutes or at normal speed for up to 15.6 miles. Watch the video, to see someone actually riding the bike, below.

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12.11.14 by Jeff

Future Tech of the Day: World’s First 3D-Printed Laptop (And You Build It Yourself)

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Pi-Top is a Raspberry Pi powered laptop that you build yourself! The 3D-printed computer is the first of its kind, aiming to teach people how to create their own hardware. The Pi-Top has nearly doubled its crowdfunding goal on the IndieGoGo campaign page, with more than two weeks still to go.

Watch the videos below.

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11.11.14 by Jeff

7 Years of Daily Drawings in a 2500 Page Book by Artist Ruben Steeman

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For seven years artist Ruben Steeman posted one drawing each day to his website. After reaching the incredible milestone of 2,500 drawings he decided to put all of the drawings in one book. Various publishers told him it would be impossible to produce his book but he remained determined, crowdfunded it and eventually found a book binder to make it happen.

The result is 2500 Days of Rust an enormous 2,508 page book, weighing in at a healthy 3.5 kilograms. He points out that if you were to look at each page for 10 seconds it would take 7 hours to go through the entire book.

Take a look at more images of the book below as well as a video clip of the accompanying installation showcasing all 2,500 drawings on a 19m wide wall.

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07.11.14 by Jeff

Future Technology: “Nixie” Wearable Selfie Drone Camera

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The days of having to hold a camera, or anything, in order to snap a selfie are numbered. Introducing Nixie, the wearable drone quadcopter that just won Intel’s $500,000 Make It Wearable prize. The product is still in development but the video below demonstrates how users will be able to wear a drone around their wrist and simply let it fly whenever they want to take a selfie. The quadcopter will lift off, snap some photos, and return.

Watch the video below.

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03.11.14 by Jeff

Famous Album Covers Zoomed Out To Reveal Unexpected Surroundings

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Digital Agency Aptitude had fun with this series extending the artwork of iconic album covers beyond their original borders to reveal what may have been cropped out. The Justin Bieber one is a little harsh (maybe not). Have a look at more from the series below.

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24.10.14 by Jeff

Best of Kickstarter: “The Sa” Innovative Origami-like Umbrella

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Justin Nagelberg and Matthew Waldman have designed an umbrella called, The Sa, that does away with the inner skeleton that most umbrellas have. Its striking unibody design also allows for easy repair, and is made of environmentally conscious materials to make it highly recyclable.

Watch the video below!

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23.10.14 by Jeff

Design a Sticker for Booooooom! We’ll send you 500.

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We’re teaming up with Stickerobot Custom Stickers to run a fun little project. They’ve been a supporter of Booooooom for a long time and have made us a ton of custom printed stickers over the years. We’ve made clear stickers and die cut ones but I’ve kept the actual designs really plain. This is where you guys come in.

This is a call to all you artists and illustrators out there to design us a 3″ x 3″ sticker. It can be whatever you want it just needs to have the word “Booooooom” somewhere in it. This doesn’t necessarily mean we just want you to draw a bunch of cool looking letters, you could though. But you could also draw a dinosaur playing a saxophone at sunset and then in really small letters at the bottom write the word Booooooom. Make whatever you want, in your own style.

You can submit your design by leaving a comment on this post and attaching a small JPG (less than 1 mb) image of your design. Keep a high resolution or vector version of your work handy in case yours is chosen.

We will pick 3 winners and each of you will get 500 stickers of your own design sent to you! We will also get these stickers made for us and the back print on the stickers will have information about you (your name, website, etc) so when we give them to people we will essentially be handing someone your business card! We will not be selling the stickers that you create, this is stuff that we want to be able to give away to people.

I’m excited to see what you guys come up with. Feel free to submit as many designs as you want. The submission period ends November 14th.

 

SUBMIT YOUR STICKER DESIGN IN THE COMMENTS

 

23.10.14 by Jeff

Poster Designs for the National Opera of Munich by Stefan Glerum

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Love this series of poster designs by Stefan Glerum for the National Opera of Munich. More below.

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