Archive for July, 2006
Griffin, know for their great iPod accessories, has now come out again with a really great product – the Tune Center. Its basically a dock for the iPod that you can connect to your TV and then you can control all your iPod functions (pictures, music, videos) on the TV interface of the Tune Center and also view all your pictures and videos that you have on the iPod on your TV. The Tune Center comes with a remote control to make it all even easier. This is one of those things that was definitely still missing, even-though there are already so many iPod accessories out there.
Today we are updating you a little on the designer toy movement. Medicom is one of the premier manufacturers and creators of so-called designer toys. These are toys for adults, mostly used like art sculptures.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Medicom, they have now come out with a book about their most famous toy – the Be@rbrick. The Be@brick basically looks like a Lego figure with the head of a bear. Recently they have become very famous for collaborations with Nike, Pepsi, Chanel and many other great companies. The Be@rbook that they just came out with shows all these special pieces that they created in recent years and also comes with a CD and a Be@brick. Its now available for purchase here.
Omas now produced some Emilio Pucci signature ballpoint pens. The pens are limited to 3872 pieces, which sums up the founding dates of Pucci and Omas. The pens come in the classic Pucci design in some fresh pastel colors, totally a la mode right now. You can now get them here.
The New York based fashion label Mama Clothing now got together with the people from Montana colors and created a very special “HELLO my name is…” box set. The box includes two women “HELLO my name is….” tee’s ready to be customized by the Montana marker that comes with the set. This is a great gift and you can always be sure that when you wear this t-shirt, that nobody else will have the exact same. The box set is now available here.
New Balance, one of the most traditional sneaker brands out there, has now launched a new series of sneaker on the basis of the 576 called the “Jacket Story”. The concept is really interesting, because unlike many other special sneakers out there, these ones are special because of the history they reflect. This new series reflects with its materials important jackets throughout history. The fur imitation lets you remember the WW2 flight jackets. The other models have some orange in them, reflecting the bomber jackets, worn by so many punks out there. Only the best materials have been used on these sneakers and while keeping the design simple, it is still very special! These sneakers will only come out in a limited edition in Europe and find their way to selected boutiques.
Here a very nice looking and practical invention from Steuller Fliessen. They have now come out with the LED Tiles, that can be embedded on the floor, walls and ceiling. The Tiles do not only look great, they are also practical. Just imagine all these long nights out and you have to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night? Here is your solution. The LED’s are available in blue, yellow and white and are single solid or slowly alternating colors. Turn your bathroom into a club!
The new Cityscape Collection by House Couturier is a great new way of decorating your rooms. Finally you can also give your walls an urban flair and feel. The wallpapers come in all kinds of color-ways, so that you can be sure to match it perfectly to your furniture.
Here we have an interesting new collaboration project between Samsung and Versace. They teamed up to create the E500 Versus phone. The chic new clamshell phone will go on sale in Italy in August and comes in the three color-ways: gold, white and antique pink. It has a 1.3 megapixel camera, music player and bluetooth. That just on the site note, because this phone is not for the tech savvy and more for the fashionistas out there.
This is one of the most interesting and yet great looking couch tables we have come across. Designer Fredrikson Stallard created the table with untreated birch, leaving cracks in the top surface to confront aesthetic orthodoxies and provoke dialogue about the possibilities of design. We think this design path is more than possible! A great contrast to most regular furniture.