The LuminAR is a project from MIT that "reinvents the traditional desk lamp, evolving it into a new category of robotic, digital information devices". Combines a Pico-projector, camera, and wireless computer in a compact form factor.
One of the most elegant applications and combination of tech and furniture (desk lamp+cam) for an AR concept. Created by Camille Scherrer, “Le Monde des Montagnes” offers a glimpse to the future of pop-up books.
Curious Displays by Julia Tsao is a new platform for display technology. The surface is made of hundreds of ½ inch display blocks. Each block operates independently as a self-contained unit, with full mobility.
Surveillance Cameras: they are alive!!! by Ricardo Iglesias for Sonar 2010 involves the creation of a series of "living" robotic cameras that follow people. The cameras record visitors, projecting them in situ and on the Internet.
Using the landscape of the Museum as a test site, the V&A invited nineteen architects to submit proposals for structures that examine notions of refuge and retreat. Seven were selected for construction at full-scale.
Pocketgrey is protective sleeve for laptops on the go, designed by questionwhy and produced by Fair Trade producer groups in Nepal. It opens out a workstation with mouse mat and writing space. Handstitched from pure wool.
"A little help" gnome tea towel by graphic designer Leendert Masselink woven in the Dutch Textile Museum. This cheerful tea towel dries the dishes suddenly a lot easier. The towel is full of gnomes who will help you finish the job.
Molson Coors has created the beer lovers dream - a 10 pint Carling, Coors Light or Grolsch system that fits straight into the fridge and pours a proper draught beer every time. Modern technology meets beer to awesome effect.
Go with the Flow by Dean McNamee and Filippo Cuttica during the TUI class at Copenhagen Institute of interaction Design. It's a tangible user interface that allows you to visualize and filter incoming emails.
Baxter Finley, Barber & Shop ~ a brand new old school barber shop opens in LA from the men behind Baxter of California. Incredible shave experience ~ with 1900's chairs, vintage Playboys, stunning wood floors and more...
"Laptopograms" are images made by pressing photosensitive paper onto a laptop screen and flashing an image in a manner not unlike contact printing or photograms. From Aditya Mandayam and Fabrizio Urettini.