This doesn’t exist as a real product (yet) but let’s hope it moves from the prototype phase soon! Designed by Ben Bengler and Fiore Martin, the Collidoscope is a double granular synthesiser. Basically it lets two people play together at the same time (facing each other). Microphones and instant playback features would also allow sound to be manipulated in real time and in all kinds of ways. Really cool! Check out the demo video below!
Old-school video games fans, prepare yourselves! Analogue Nt is a modern Nintendo Entertainment System constructed from a solid block of aluminum. It will play any original NES and Famicon cartridges and connect to any original controllers because it’s built on the same cpu and made of the original Nintendo hardware.
Before you get too excited it should be noted the Nt might run you more than the cost of a PS4, with a price tag of $499 plus $79 if you want the HDMI upgrade to see every crystal clear pixel of Mario upscaled to 1080p. This is definitely targeted at a very special kind of nerd. More images below!
For the past year, IKEA and Rebel Agency have secretly been developing an external innovation lab called Space10 and tomorrow this future-living lab and exhibition space is opening its doors in the heart of Copenhagen. The project is the brainchild of Torbjörn Lööf (the CEO of Inter IKEA Systems), Carla Cammilla Hjort and Simon Caspersen; their mission is to explore solutions for a smarter and more sustainable living through a series of labs which each involve workshops, pitch nights, design residencies, exhibitions, and collaborative projects.
The first Space10 exhibition “The Fresh Living Lab” will, among other things, showcase the works by a group of emerging designers who were invited to create 6 prototypes of everyday objects that would encourage better choices for the environment or your personal health. Among the designs was a table that charges your phone by turning heat into electricity, and a chair that rewards you for exercising.
Have a look at some images of these prototypes as well as images of the space and a video below!
Minimalist lifestyle brand, MUJI, unveiled MUJI Huts at Tokyo Design Week! The micro living spaces cater to simple and (presumably) mostly solitary pleasures. 3 different designers came up with 3 distinct types of huts: Naoto Fukasawa (Wooden Hut), Jasper Morrison (Cork Hut), and Konstantin Grcic (Aluminum Hut). Set to hit the market in 2017 at 3-5 million yen or $30,000 – $50,000 CND, check out more images below! Or, if you live in Vancouver, just head straight to the comments and rant about housing prices!
Experimental, interactive technology from MIT’s Tangible Media Group. Led by Professor Hiroshi Ishii, TMG is concerned with Tangible User Interface (TUI) and bridging the gap between the physical and digital world. In less complicated terms, LineFORM is basically a robotic line that can change shape! Check out the video below to see some cool potential uses for this technology!
Japanese studio, Nendo, takes minimalism to the next level with this insanely thin table design called the “Border Table“. Part of a solo exhibition at “Eye of Gyre” gallery in Omotesando, Japan for Tokyo Designers Week 2015, this piece is pretty much the perfect blend of functionality and optical illusion! See more images below!