Jeroen Verhoeven fuses the fantastical with the functional to create design pieces of fragile beauty, wrought by technological and industrial production. The narratives of enchantment and innocence in Verhoeven’s works (as well as in the pieces made by his design firm Demakersvan) are achieved through an intensive method involving computer-generated models, machine manufacture, and the artist’s own hands.
As a photographer if colors always bothered you then this is something to consider seriously! Leica recently announced the arrival of their much-awaited black and white exclusive camera Leica M Monochrom. With a price tag of just US $8000 (body only) one can be sure to produce masterpieces – or may be not!
In Leica’s words:
Countless iconic black-and-white photographs have been shot with the legendary cameras of the Leica M-System.
So it was time for a camera to continue this tradition and finally make it possible to deliver authentic monochrome photography in digital form: the Leica M Monochrom. It is the first full-frame, 35 mm format digital camera to be designed exclusively and without any compromises for black-and-white photography. It delivers ‘true’ black-and-white images in unrivalled sharpness and dynamic range. This makes the M Monochrom the perfect camera for anyone with a passion for black-and-white photography.
All the technical mumbo-jumbo aside it does seem to produce quality result hence justifying it’s price (to some). Below are some select images produced by Leica M Monochrom.
IDEO’s Boston office team brought to life a concept from Martin Bone and Kara Johnson’s book, I Miss My Pencil, that brings physicality back to the experience of listening to music in the form of c60 music player.
At first I thought of it as another iPod nano watch kit – something similar to TikTok and LunaTik if not exactly the same but it is not an-iPod-in-a-new-kit and the software is based on Android:
The most common operating system in the world with performances never seen before on such a small device. Intuitive interface, rock-solid stability and amazing functionalities. The operating system is the heart of i’mWatch. A surprising result that will leave you lost for words. It only takes a few steps to learn how to use it: it is simple and intuitive. Just touch, drag, swipe or pinch to use all the functionalities or open any of the apps, preinstalled or downloadable from i’mstore.
i’mWatch displays time both analogue and digital formats. It can receive calls showing caller’s name and number and enables you to decide whether to accept or decline a call without reaching to your phone on the pocket. It can be used as speaker phone, view/receive text and email messages, check weather forecast, and catch-up (via notifications) with friends on Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare besides listening to music and watching photos of your loved ones.
i’mWatch is touch enabled and multitasking. It comes with 1.54” (diagonal) colour TFT display with 240×240 pixel resolution (220 pixel per inch), 64MB RAM and 4GB Flash Drive. It has built-in 3.5 mm headphone, connection and power minijack, microphone and a speaker. The watch is compatible with iPhone 4, Android devices and Black Berry with Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR wireless technologies. The watch is available in variety of colors and as jewelry with – designed and assembled in Italy.
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