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May 30, 2013

What Apple and Tim Cook fear most: A $20 roll-up display

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From Bloomberg Businessweek: "Flexible screens have been discussed and developed over the past decade, but giving them the necessary functionality to meet the needs of consumers comparing them to e-readers and tablet PCs has been much slower. Roel Vertegaal finally has created one that can more closely mimic the functionality of the competition at a great price...."

"While it does not yet facilitate movies and games, it does meet other high-end expectations, and Vertegaal believes that the $20 price tag he hopes to achieve can overcome the limitations. Many capabilities, such as storage and microtechnology, have evolved to make this innovation funtional and useful. Despite the leap forward technologically, he is struggling to find partners (production and complementary goods) and investors to jump on board."

May 30, 2013 at 08:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Chair Pillow

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The definition of whimsy.

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Designed by

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Marianne Van Ooij.

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$45.

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[via materialicious and Jo Woo Bay]

May 30, 2013 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Nishinihon Funeral Services

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From Wanderlustmind: "When I think of funeral homes I think of muted colors like blacks, whites and greys. And indeed, funerals in Japan are largely a black and white affair, with any deviation from the code being considered taboo and disrespectful. So when Tokyo-based ad agency I&S BBDO was approached by Nishinihon Tenrei to create an unconventional ad for funeral services, it understandably posed several challenges."

"Creative director Mari Nishimura decided to create a real-size human skeleton made from pressed flowers. The striking image is both beautiful and celebratory, expressing through flowers what remains after death."

"'The March 11th earthquake and tsunami had a traumatic effect on Japan. Issues of life and death, hope and despair, beauty and tragedy became an all too real part of people’s everyday lives,' said the agency, reflecting on how to communicate the funeral home's new role of remembering and celebrating the beauty of a lost person's life."

[via Spoon & Tamago]

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iPhone 5 Magnetic Battery Back Cover

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From the website:

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Features and Details:

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• 2800mAh

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• On/off switch to control charging

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• LED indicator shows battery level

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• Allows access to all ports and buttons

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• Also serves as back up battery for other devices

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$46.95.

May 30, 2013 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Why the Lightning connector rules

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[via Cheezburger]

May 30, 2013 at 04:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

LED Message Fan: bookofjoeTV

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Just in Tuesday, this item immediately caught my eye amongst the dross in my mailbox.

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Gonna be ordering a bunch and giving 'em away as prizes in contests I'm gonna create to pump up the bojTV frenzy once it launches.

Stay tuned.

May 30, 2013 at 12:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

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