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Gizmos, Gadgets, & Gears

For all things tech and junk.

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Share This.The folks at Pinkoi are allowing you yet another way to incorporate Facebook into your lives. For those of you who are more interested in Facebook than your occupation, this is a chance to “Like” your work.

Time Squared.

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Share This.Taking Times Square to a more literal realm, furniture and lighting company, Tenshi 7, has created the Times Square wall light/timepiece. According to Tenshi 7, the clock contains illuminated cylinders that display “digitally” the 12 hours twice per day while the lower left horizontal cylinder displays the minutes; 12 circular led spots light-up based upon a 5-minute frequency and fade-away progressively.

Your Very Own Piece of Blue Sky.

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Share This.Rainy days can be a drag sometimes but this umbrella can change that. Originally designed in 1992 by legendary graphic designer Tibor Kalman and Emanuela Frattini Magnusson for the MoMa Design Store, the sky umbrella will make you want to sing in the rain. When closed, the umbrella looks like your average sold on a street corner in case of a flash storm umbrella. However, once you open it up, Read More

The Godfather of Modern Online Poker: A Close Look at the World’s First Poker Machine.

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Share This.Little do people know that slot machines, or fruit machines in the UK, were actually a game inspired by poker. Today, the invention of slot machines are usually credited to a man named Charles Fey, inventor of the Liberty Bell slots that featured fruit icons (hence the name fruit machine). While Fey is a great inventor in his own right, due credit must also be given to the one Read More

Shoulders to the Wheel. | #JehsLaub

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Share This.Duo Markus Jehs and Jürgen Laub of Jehs + Laub have won our minimalist hearts with their groovy new Time Clock. Resembling the steering wheel of an automobile, the Jehs + Laub Time Clock is not just a clock, but an intriguing, and functional, work of art.  

Looks Good in Leather.

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Share This.Just in case you missed it or fell into a coma, Jon Buscemi made a leather skateboard. Wrapped in deerskin leather, the deck is a part of Buscemi’s recent Fall 2013 collection (pictured above). Buscemi is known for his leathery creations that are obnoxiously high in quality. Buy the board → here! ←

A Microbial Revolution.

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Share This.Designer Peter Trimble brings us closer to an environmentally efficient future with Dupe. A microbially induced casting procedure, Dupe uses sand and urine to make a biostone that is structurally comparable to concrete. The process, which emits no greenhouse gases, is only an experiment but actually proves to be the more environmentally safe option when compared to concrete. Concrete is responsible for 5 % of the worlds manmade C02 emissions. Dupe may Read More

Manready. | Golden Axe.

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Share This.Behold! The Golden Axe by Manready. Marvel at its exquisite craftsmanship. Cower in the wake of its bloodthirsty opulence. Sporting a gold dipped axe head and 33″ hickory handle, the Gold Axe is an extravagant take on a traditional cutting tool that has been around for centuries. Although the axe isn’t necessarily made for traditional, it makes for an intriguing visual display. The custom axe also comes in other colors Read More

Watching the Waves.

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Share This.Frozen in the grips of a cold, cold winter, one cannot help but daydream of warm weather and warm beaches. Our daydreaming led us to the Bombwatcher Surfboard, a cleverly designed beach chair by Clinton Underwood of Surf Life Designs. Available in White Oak & Western Red Cedar, the Bombwatcher is a handcrafted beach chair that has all the allure of a wooden surfboard. There are two versions, folding and Read More

A Brief Skate.

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Share This.Although backpacks go hand in hand with skateboards, it feels good to skate completely free of any foreign weight–and the same can be said for wallets, keys, and cell phones. Many skaters would like to leave the house with as little items on them as possible but sometimes it’s not the most lucrative thing to do. But not to worry, the folks over at BriefSkate have created the BriefStake, Read More