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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17.10.14 by Jeff

Sigrid Calon

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Beautiful graphic work by Dutch illustrator/designer Sigrid Calon. More below.

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15.10.14 by Jeff

Invention of the Day: 3D-Printed Machine Gun That Folds and Shoots Paper Airplanes

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Dieter Michael Krone used a 3D-printer to build an automatic weapon that continuously folds pieces of paper into paper gliders. Watch the video below, and stay for the end of the clip so you can see the inner workings of the airplane machine gun. This is extremely satisfying to watch.

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14.10.14 by Jeff

Norwegian Designers Mesmerizing Kinetic Installation for Lundin Norway

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“Breaking The Surface” is a collaboration between ctrl+N, Scandinavian Design Group, Kontur, Abida, and Intek for Lundin Norway. The installation is essentially a grid of plastic cyclinders that move up into the ceiling as people walk underneath it. The wave-like motions can be experienced from below, on the first floor, but also from above, on the second floor. Love to see this in person, watch the videos below.

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