23.09.16 by Staff

35mm Camera Made Entirely with 3D Printing

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SLO is a 35mm camera created by 3D designer Amos Dudley, every part of which is 3D printed, including the lenses (although those took about 5 – 6 hours to be sanded down by hand). Designed with a modular lens and shutter system, the lenses can be swapped in/out and longer exposure photos achieved using the shutter buttons along the top. More images of SLO below! You can also check out Dudley’s blog here, where he documented the entire project.

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22.09.16 by Staff

Best of Kickstarter: The Voyager Golden Record

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When NASA launched Voyager I and II in 1977 they included a special recording created by a committee of artists and scientists chaired by astronomer Carl Sagan. The Voyager Golden Record was their attempt at encapsulating Earth and its inhabitants through sounds of music and nature, human (and whale) languages, and over 100 encoded images.

While originally intended for any extraterrestrials the spacecrafts might come across, special vinyl copies of the original phonograph record are being made available for the first time through Kickstarter! See more images and information below.

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19.09.16 by Jeff

Hats by Laura Apsit Livens

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These hats by London-based designer Laura Apsit Livens are on another level. More images below.

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17.09.16 by Staff

Best of Kickstarter: The Vamp Stereo + Speaker from Paul Cocksedge Studio

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A few years ago, Paul Cocksedge Studio launched a highly successful Kickstarter for The Vamp Stereo — an amplifier that would encourage people to reduce waste by allowing them to transform pre-existing speakers into portable Bluetooth stereo systems. In response to customers who loved the idea but didn’t necessarily have old speakers to re-use, they’ve now come up with The Vamp Speaker. Made entirely out of recycled materials, The Vamp Speaker is designed to work perfectly with The Vamp Stereo device and can be connected to up to two additional speakers, allowing for deeper (and louder!) sound configurations. Check out more images and information below!

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16.09.16 by Staff

Fun Installation Celebrating Industry Buzzwords by It’s Nice That

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Our friends over at It’s Nice That have come up with a series of clever installations for this year’s London Design Festival! Designed by creative duo Isabel + Helen, each of the five pieces play on design industry phrases that’ve become part of our everyday speech. Check out more images from “A Load of Jargon” below or on display at The Conran Shop starting September 17!

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12.09.16 by Staff

“Indefinite Vases” by Studio E.O. and Galerie kreo

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A series of functional sculptures exploring the balance between objects and space by Stockholm-based Studio E.O, in collaboration with Galerie kreo. See more “Indefinite Vases” below!

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12.09.16 by Staff

LG Celebrates New 38″ 38UC99 UltraWide Monitor with Creative Competition

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LG has just introduced the largest 21:9 ratio monitor, sporting a gigantic curved 38″ screen with a 3840 x 1600 display, specifically with a graphic artist’s needs in mind. Since the monitor is geared directly at creatives, LG decided to celebrate the release of the new monitor by hosting a creative competition with a grand prize dream workstation worth $10,0000!

To enter, simply create an original 21:9 ratio image, upload it to your social network using the hashtags: #LGUltraWideFestival, #DreamCanvas2016, #38UC99, and visit the competition website to officially submit your image and post. From there, 15 finalists will be announced and be awarded with their very own LG UltraWide 38” IPS USB-C monitor.

During the festival, other users will be able to see and download the submitted images, which in a combination with a panel of judges, will decide the winner of the $10,000 grand prize. The application round is from Sept. 21st, 2016 to Oct. 4th, 2016, with the images submitted being available to download from Nov. 9th to Nov. 22th!

This year’s contest judges include: illustrator Jon Burgerman, graphic designer Mike Kus, and artist Dirk Bakker. More images and info below!

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06.09.16 by Staff

Unique Musical Inventions by Artist Koka Nikoladze

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Norway-based artist, composer and technology developer Koka Nikoladze creates intricate contraptions that produce different kinds of musical beats and sound effects. Check out his video demonstrations of the “Stepper Miniature” and “Beat Machine No. 2” below!

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