Expect your clothes to change patterns, shape, generate movements and charge your iPhone in 20 to 30 years. All the researchers have to do is put the final touches to their designs and we’ll be wearing these dynamic threads with our iPhone 26′s.
Canadian news channel CBC aired a piece on smart clothes with Concordia University researcher Joanna Berzowska who demonstrated the latest advancements in fashion and style. She admits that there is still a while to go before the clothes are accessible, comfortable and completely functional, but nonetheless, electronic clothing is inevitable. While iPhone’s may be obsolete at the time, Joanna predicts the energized garments will be popular because of its style and ability to charge your smartphone. Watch the video below to see the interview and determine if you are for or against the trend.
We’re all for clothes that can give us a fresh look instantaneously. Maybe they will invent heels that walk on their own and be painless as well. We can only dream…
Absa has created an awesome campaign for this years Design Indaba to promote its sponsorship of the event and drive home its support for the local design community. Absa’s campaign demonstrates that design is the real backbone of a country’s economy. To communicate this, Absa has repackaged the world of design as a country, the so-called Democratic Republic of Design. To become a citizen of the Democratic Republic of Design delegates of the Design Indaba Conference simply need to download the free app, and then tweet and post photos about the conference to earn virtual currency, design dollars. These dollars can be spent at the Democratic Republic of Design Concept Store. Delegates can also earn design dollars for their fellow citizens, by “liking” their tweets and photos. We have already checked out some of the awesome rewards which include a lamps by Porky Heffer, T-shirts, bags and some other goodies. In addition to earning D$, the daily highest earning representative will become president of the DRD and receive a VIP experience that evening for themselves and a friend. The top ten daily highest earning and 10 (randomly selected) representatives will go into the grand prize draw to win an all-expenses-paid VIP trip to Design Indaba 2014.
The ‘audiowood barky turntable’ by Joel Scilley merges two disparate materials in one coherent design for a classier vinyl experience.
The slice of solid ash features a weighty glass platter, adjustable stainless steel spike legs and a polyurethane and paste wax finish.
the design is handmade in the US and is outfitted with a premotech motor and a rega tonearm.
In an age of ipod and mp3s the record turntable is defiantly a nostalgic piece of audio equipment, but designer joel scilley is reinventing them using wood. scilley uses pieces of wood, cutting them and embedding the various electronic parts. the result is a series of unusual record players that showcase the materials and turn the device into something more timeless than retro. but scilley isn’t all about the music formats of the past either. he has also made a series of wooden ipod docks, which utilize the standard white cord and two pieces of wood to hold up the device. See other audiowood by Joel Scilley here below.
Whether you are an avid film maker or photographer or just a weekend warrior serious about shooting with your iPhone 4S, then check-out the DiffCase Lens Mount. Designed exclusively for the iPhone, this lightweight rig is a simple and easy way to enhance your experience with some nice features, like a sun shade, dual tripod mounts for both a sturdy horizontal and vertical set-up, and a key-ring clip that can be used to either attach keys to or used to clip your cased iPhone to a loop on your belt or bag. The sunshade can also double as a kickstand for table-top reading and is just nice to have in place as a solid screen cover when you are on the move. This Diff case is available now in four colors – Black, White, Red, and Hot Pink – directly from Diff’s online store.
In China DORODESIGN Lifestyle continue to spread and increase every day, after a preview on Solux Bathroom Design and release here’s a new diary Instagram-shaped. Because it’s a must have to tell people how to live.
The Nooka app takes something that’s prosaic and makes it engaging. Simply put, it’s a new way to look at time, featuring three face designs in which the hour is marked by a colored shape, either arranged in a circular form or into discrete rows of pill-like forms, while minutes and seconds are arrayed underneath as two lit-up linear graphs running underneath. Color choices are vast and can be custom designed by the user. The app includes a world clock, stop watch and timer, all of which can be viewed using the different faces. It’s a fresh approach to conveying time, and for children, a more intuitive way to grasp the concept. The Nooka app is available now through iTunes. Click through for a video demonstration.
With mobile devices performing multiple tasks, the in-built speakers on these devices are sub-standard to say the least. Whether it is a cell phone, laptop, MP3 player or a tablet, the joy in enjoying your favorite music or video is multiplied by an awesome sound. Nixon took the initiative to think outside of the square by designing the portable Block Speakers. Its clever design allows it to dock onto itself by some magnets inside the speakers. It comes packaged with an USB and headphone jack so that you can enjoy great music while at a BBQ, the beach or the skate-park. These speakers are available in white or black colors and it comes equipped with its own volume knob for optimal control. Nixon dealers nationwide should have these in stock already, or visit the Japanese online store zoetrope.
Steven Paul “Steve” Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American computer entrepreneur and inventor. He was co-founder chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. Jobs also previously served as chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios; he became a member of the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company in 2006, following the acquisition of Pixar by Disney. He was credited in Toy Story (1995) as an executive producer.
In the late 1970s, Jobs, with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Mike Markkula, and others, designed, developed, and marketed one of the first commercially successful lines of personal computers, theApple II series. In the early 1980s, Jobs was among the first to see the commercial potential of Xerox PARC’s mouse-driven graphical user interface, which led to the creation of the Macintosh. After losing a power struggle with the board of directors in 1985, Jobs resigned from Apple and founded NeXT, a computer platform development company specializing in the higher-education and business markets. Apple’s subsequent 1996 buyout of NeXT brought Jobs back to the company he co-founded, and he served as its CEO from 1997 until 2011.
In 1986, he acquired the computer graphics division of Lucasfilm Ltd which was spun off as Pixar Animation Studios.He remained CEO and majority shareholder at 50.1 percent until its acquisition by The Walt Disney company in 2006. Consequently Jobs became Disney’s largest individual shareholder at 7 percent and a member of Disney’s Board of Directors.
On August 24, 2011, Jobs announced his resignation from his role as Apple’s CEO. In his letter of resignation, Jobs strongly recommended that the Apple executive succession plan be followed and Tim Cook be named as his successor. Per his request, Jobs was appointed chairman of Apple’s board of directors. On October 5, 2011, Apple announced that Jobs had died. He was 56 years old. His aim, to develop products that are both functional and elegant, had earned him a devoted following.
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… And what about the Siri device, available ONLY in English?? Amidst mixed reactions to Apple’s Keynote announcement of the iPhone 4S, the Cupertino technology giant releases a short video highlighting the phone’s functional improvements and hardware advancements. One of the most notable advances to the iPhone 4S is the introduction of Siri, a state-of-the-art voice-controlled personal assistant. The video offers a closer glimpse into the innovative technology while also touching on the phone’s improved dual-core A5 chip, 8-megapixel camera and optics, and the anticipated iOS 5 software update. (text and video via Hypebeast).