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WOOD.b Bicycle

WOOD.b Bicycle

Crafted from ash plywood and steel, we like the clean lines of the WOOD.b bicycle, a collaboration from Strasbourg-based BSG and Thibaut Malet. Available in September 2013.

Map² Zoomable Map

Map² Zoomable Map
~$12  Pledge Comment

If you liked Anne Stauche’s concept for a zoomable map – now called map² – check out her Kickstarter fundraiser. She’s designed maps for London, Berlin and New York, with more cities to come.

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Google Glass: 20 Searches

Google Glass: 20 Searches

Google Glass doesn’t have a lot of interactive features yet, but it may already have a killer app. Its voice search is so good it’s terrifying. It’s basically outsourced thinking. Memorization may soon be obsolete.

Lomography Konstruktor

Lomography Konstruktor
$35  Buy Link Comment

A kit for tinkerers and photography enthusiasts, the Konstruktor is an analog SLR camera that comes unassembled. You have to put its parts together and – gasp! – load it with a roll of 35mm film.

Periodic TableWare

Periodic TableWare
$60++  Pledge Comment

Marshall Jamshidi’s line of drinkware was inspired by and makes use of laboratory glassware such as Erlenmeyer flasks and beakers. It includes a variety of glasses, a decanter and a cocktail shaker.

Gymnasium Clock

Gymnasium Clock
$229  Buy Comment

An imposing clock that could fool anyone into thinking it’s an antique. Restoration Hardware based its design on a 1940s industrial clock. Its metal frame has a weathered brown powder-coated finish. Uses 1 AA battery.

Rohe Rehabbed Club Chair

Rohe Rehabbed Club Chair
$1400  Buy Comment

MFEO’s rustic-meets-retro Rohe club chair features 100 year old reclaimed Douglas Fir barn wood slats, which were biscuit joined, glued and sanded into one piece and paired with a vintage mid-century chrome frame.

Grapple Hanging Hooks

Grapple Hanging Hooks
~$30  Buy Comment

A strap with a series of hooks that you can use as a coat rack, a shoe rack, to display plants and more. The hooks are made from grass and recycled plastic and can carry loads up to 22lbs.

Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Touring

Alfa Romeo Disco Volante Touring

The Disco Volante Touring is a rear-wheel drive coupé with a 450hp, 4.7-litre V8 engine.  It is the successor to the original Flying Saucer, the 1952 Disco Volante 1900 C52. Hear it roar here. Go inside its construction here.

Saker S-1 Personal Jet

Saker S-1 Personal Jet

Gulfstream? Pfff. The billionaires of the future will take to the skies in a Saker S-1. This concept for a two-seater plane is designed after fighter jets, with a maximum speed of Mach 0.99. That’s 754mph. More at Gizmag.

Coke Sharing Can

Coke Sharing Can

Companies love to suggest ridiculous serving sizes, and now Coca-Cola has figured out a way to truly get two servings out of a single can, with these custom-fabricated cans which can be split in two and shared.

The Wheelharp

The Wheelharp
$10,000  Pledge Comment

Antiquity Music created this musical instrument which can play 61 bowed strings, by simply pressing piano-like keys. Listen to more sample sounds here. One of the more unusual projects to ever surface on Kickstarter.

Son of a Sailor Folding Knives

Son of a Sailor Folding Knives
$68  Buy Comment

A nice knife can be a great accessory so it makes sense that the talented jewelry artists at Son of a Sailor would add their touch to the classic French Opinel to make tasteful, hand-painted pieces like the Whiskey and Foxtrot.

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Bloom Bookcase

Bloom Bookcase

Design firm Raw Edges came up with this loom-based design to show off Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists series. By displaying the books floating at different heights it encourages viewers to explore each work individually.

Aston Martin CC100 Speedster

Aston Martin CC100 Speedster

Aston Martin celebrates its centenary with the CC100 Speedster, a concept car that marries its past and present. It has a handmade carbon fiber body with split cockpit design and a V12 engine. View the full gallery here.

Cheese Grater Business Card

Cheese Grater Business Card

It’s always nice to have a business card that stands out from the crowd, but we’re giving extra points for creativity to this Brazilian cheese shop for having their cards made up as tiny, functional cheese graters.

Pizza Bean Bag

Pizza Bean Bag
~$108  Buy Comment

You already have a tasty looking sleeping bag for when you’re outdoors, but what about when you’re just chilling at home? Lazy Oaf’s got your back – and butt – with this bean bag shaped like a slice. Just don’t spill your real pizza on it.

E-inkey Keyboard Concept

E-inkey Keyboard Concept

Designed by Alexsander Suhih and Maxim Mezentsev, the E-inkey is similar to the Optimus Popularis in that the appearance of each key can be modified. But the E-inkey uses E-ink, so it’s lighter and consumes less electricity.

Instant Table

Instant Table

Similar to the Tick Clip, Why The Friday’s Instant Table are tall clamps that can be attached to any suitable material to make a table or perhaps a bed. The resulting furniture can easily be disassembled.

Google Glass 2.0 Concepts

Google Glass 2.0 Concepts

Playground Inc. presents its ideas for Google Glass apps. The company says that all of these can be made today, but they can’t be implemented with the current battery technology and the API for Glass. More here.

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Final Segment: One WTC

Final Segment: One WTC

The final (and highest) piece on the One World Trade Center building was recently installed and recorded in this inspiring, yet vertiginous video shot with a GoPro camera. It’s nine minutes-long, but the views are amazing.

Lamborghini Egoista Concept

Lamborghini Egoista Concept

Lamborghini’s gift to itself for its 50th birthday. Inspired by the Apache helicopter, the Egoista has a single-occupant cockpit, a 5.2L V10 engine, stabilizing flaps and aircraft-like LED lights. Makes the Veneno look downright sane.

Vitsoe 620 Chair

Vitsoe 620 Chair
$3,340+  Buy Link Comment

Designed by none other than Dieter Rams, the 620’s arms can be removed so you can turn multiple chairs into a sofa. It can have feet, casters or a swiveling base. Available in 6 colors and as a high back or a low back chair.

Carrera Foldable Helmets

Carrera Foldable Helmets

Carrera’s cycling helmets have a foldable frame to provide increased ventilation, save extra space in your bag and adjust to the shape of a wearer’s head better. The Premium design features leather details and a matte finish.

Adobe Pen & Ruler Prototypes

Adobe Pen & Ruler Prototypes

Prototypes from the Adobe XD team. The pen can be used to draw and transfer images between devices. But the real innovation is the ruler, which adds guidelines on screen to make it easier to draw lines and shapes accurately.

MWM Graphics x Core-Deco Tiles

MWM Graphics x Core-Deco Tiles
$85/4  Buy Link Comment

Graphic artist Matt W. Moore created this series of diagonally-illustrated ceramic tiles which can be rearranged into numerous configurations, allowing for a wide variety of eyeball-stimulating Op-Art patterns.

Envol Desk Concept

Envol Desk Concept

Designer Thibaut Rouganne came up with the Envol, a portable desk for frequent travelers who could use a workspace on the go. The Envol can be used on a table or while in bed. It also doubles as a briefcase.

Pirate Pancake Griddle

Pirate Pancake Griddle
$93+  Pledge Comment

Made by Joseph Sandor, the Pirate Pancake Griddle is a cast-iron mold with a skull & crossbones design. Makes three 5″ pancakes per batch. The griddle can also be used to fry other food. Plus, blueberry eyeballs.

Buckle Up Seat Belt Key Holder

Buckle Up Seat Belt Key Holder
$20  Buy Link Comment

Seat belts save lives. Thabto’s Buckle Up saves keys. Made from an actual seat belt buckle, it comes with a keychain that lets you clip your keys to the buckle. Available in three colors.

Emergency Money Bank

Emergency Money Bank
~$14  Buy Comment

Suck UK’s take on the intentionally fragile piggy bank. What’s funny is that an Amazon customer claims that you don’t need to break the glass because the back cover can easily be removed. Also it’s made only from plastic.

Boox Book Display Case

Boox Book Display Case
~$80-$250  Buy Link Comment

We’ve seen a way to put your favorite t-shirts on display. Boox does that for books. Available in three sizes, it’s a glass case with squishy rubber orbs that hold an opened book in place.

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