Bam

Lapka BAM is a beautifully designed accessory for your phone that estimates blood alcohol content from a breath sample and allows you to track your measurements over time, compare them with friends and shape the party. The device fits in your palm, and when you hold it in a fist, the edge of your hand becomes the mouthpiece. The device is wireless — no synchronization is required. It calibrates automatically and professionally via Lapka servers using your device ID.

Nine by Four

Ninebyfour is an archetypical tubelight fixture, crafted from an atypical material; wood. This is possible through the use of energy efficient Philips LED light tubes. These LED light tubes eliminate the bulk of electronics necessary for traditional neon tube light. And the light does not warm up during use, allowing for the use of wood and cork. And-and; the led tube will probably out-live those born before 1980.

Into Nothingness

Paul Bauer is a graphic designer and self-taught photographer based in Vienna, Austria. He graduated from the School of Applied Sciences in Graz and currently works as a part-time freelancer. Paul took a series of pictures on top of the “Dachstein-Glacier”, one of the highest spots in Austria.

Chocolate Paint

Chocolates like a set of oil paints. Tubes in a box of paints contain a variety of colours, and these chocolates a variety of flavoured syrups. The labels indicate each chocolate’s flavour and also function as wrappers, keeping fingers clean for eating. A design that combines the childhood excitement of opening a new box of paints and the thrill of opening a box of chocolates you’ve been given unexpectedly.

Gramophone

In the late 1800s, Thomas Edison introduced the phonograph, and just like that, life had a soundtrack. This Gramophone borrowed the iconic speaker horn from those early machines to amplify sound with the power of pure physics. Simply set your iPad or iPhone in the solid wood dock, and the metal horn will boost its volume by three to four times, with no need for electricity. Just don’t tell Mr. Edison.

In the Rain

Cristophe Jacrot is a French photographer who is fascinated by skywater. Drops of rain on windows or rain falling on the ground turns into art when Jacrot has his camera at hand. The raindrops on a window makes bright colors blur and reflect in a special way.
Secret tip from us: hold your eyelashes against each other, it’s like you’re looking at a painting. Cool.

Mark Wagner

The one dollar bill is the most ubiquitous piece of paper in America. Collage asks the question: what might be done to make it something else? It is a ripe material: intaglio printed on sturdy linen stock, covered in decorative filigree, and steeped in symbolism and concept. Blade and glue transform it-reproducing the effects of tapestries, paints, engravings, mosaics, and computers—striving for something bizarre, beautiful, or unbelievable… the foreign in the familiar.

Lucetta

Made up of two small magnetic lights, the Lucetta is the new, essential light for your bike. Easy to attach to any bike, the two small lights switch on with just a click and are guaranteed to stay securely in place even on the bumpiest street. When you reach your destination, remove the lights, join them together and slip them in your pocket ready for your next outing.

Lost Villages

Erosion is a natural process that mankind can not stop. In the history of the Holderness coast (North East England) many villages have vanished in the sea. Neil A. White is fascinated by how inhabitants stay put untill the sea literally eats their backyard. As a frequent visitor of the coastline, White sees it changing right before his eyes. He states: “This really does bring the speed of erosion into reality”.

Knock

Knock is an app that turns your iPhone into an incredibly secure password for your Mac. Knock isn’t like other apps. It’s always ready, so you can use Knock even when your phone is in your pocket. Just knock twice, and your Mac unlocks. That’s it. Knock uses Bluetooth Low Energy, which means your iPhone’s battery won’t feel a thing.

Knock is available for an introductory price of $3.99 in the App Store, and as a free Mac app at knocktounlock.com.

Amazon Unpacked

For Ben Roberts latest series ‘Amazon Unpacked’ he was sent on assignment by the Financial Times Weekend Magazine to photograph people and places in and around Rugeley, UK. As a former coal mining town, Rugeley has struggled during the current recession, with high unemployment being a particular problem. The arrival of Amazon to occupy a huge warehouse in the town was originally seen as being a boost to the local economy, but has it turned out that way?

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