Posts Tagged ‘Uncrate’
 
Posted in biotechnology, Inspiration, Inspirational Design of the Week, Science by Courtney on August 29th, 2012
 

Is that food really organic? How much radiation is present? What’s your ideal climate? We discovered the Lapka Personal Environment Monitor and—in the name of sublime science visualizations—had to crown it as Inspirational Design of the Week. Via Uncrate:

The various components that make up the Lapka Personal Environment Monitor are useful — they can individually test for radiation, whether food is organic or not, electromagnetic fields, and climate — otherwise known as temperature and humidity. And yes, they connect to your iPhone using nothing but a simple headphone cable. But what’s really impressive is how they manage to be so stylish while being so unbelievably small.

The device is highly sensitive and responds to the invisible world of particles, ions, molecules and waves, so it can analyze your surroundings and smartly combine the results into guideline values for your comfort.

The Lapka is coming later this year ($TBA) and the company says that “the experience of being able to take precise measurements and the beautiful visualization of what’s beyond our perception are inspiring and addictive”. We can’t wait!

What are your favorite apps for visualizing or applying science in our everyday lives?

 
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Posted in Inspirational Design of the Week, Just Cool by Courtney on June 21st, 2012
 

According to Eleven Ravens, “The game hasn’t changed, but the playing field has…“. They’re referring to Ping Pong, and we can see why: they’ve turned traditional table-top tennis tables on their head and spun out amazing new designs. Via Uncrate:

Straddling the line between art and sport, these gorgeous tables sport strikingly unique designs, which are created by hand by skilled artisans in a moisture-controlled environment using high-quality wood materials in order to maintain the highest quality possible.

Check out their inspiring table gallery. All Eleven Ravens’ premier tables are equipped with world-class championship table tops. Leisure or recreational tops are also offered on certain tables in a variety of colors.

Since every table is hand-crafted and made to order, they’ll even incorporate corporate logos into the base to take office Ping Pong to a whole new level! If you’re looking for more custom office decor ideas, our DNA Portraits are the ultimate in custom art.

 
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Posted in gift ideas by Courtney on June 7th, 2012
 

Are you still searching for the perfect gift for Dad? We’ve rounded up five of our favorite Father’s Day finds for the man who has everything.

 

BioLite Camp Stove: If Dad’s always connected but also loves the outdoors, the BioLite CampStove and USB Charger can cook meals and charge his gadgets with the renewable resource of sticks gathered from the forest floor. Reserve one today! Via The Coolist.

 


DNA 11 Gift Kit: Dad’s DNA is worth showing off, right? Our Gift Kit includes everything he needs to kick off the creation of his very own DNA Portrait. Order by June 8 for guaranteed delivery!

 

 

 

Pebble E-Paper Watch: We profiled this watch a couple of months ago, and it’s a perfect present for Dad! Pebble connects to iPhone and Android smartphones using Bluetooth, alerting you with a silent vibration to incoming calls, emails and messages. Available for Pre-Order.

 

 


Hammer Screwdriver Combination Tool:  If Dad’s trying to pare down his tool collection with style (or you’re trying to give him the hint), this combination tool is the perfect gift. Crafted from durable tempered steel with a knurled, solid brass handle, this four-in-one design provides a claw hammer and three removable screwdrivers. Via uncrate.

 

 

Satechi BT:  This tiny Bluetooth portable wireless speaker has big sound and a built in mic. It works with most Bluetooth enabled devices, including Mac, iOS and Android. Measuring only 68.5mm square and 42mm tall, it weighs in at a slight 94g. Still, this packs 3W power output and an amplifier frequency range of 280Hz–16KHz. Via GeekDad.

 

 
 
Posted in DNA Ancestry, Inspirational Design of the Week by Courtney on May 1st, 2012
 

Just when you thought keys were a mundane morsel of your everyday life, this tiny treasure turns things around. Sure, you could say “it’s just a key”—but the new Keybrid Carabiner Key finally adds additional functionality to the hunk of metal we carry around with us. Via Uncrate:

Need to hook your house key to something other than a keyring? Grab yourself a Keybrid Carabiner Key ($TBA). This unique item is completely functional, letting you clip it onto shoelaces, belt loops, and a whole host of other loop-like stuff, in addition to keychains and keyrings. Arrives blank, so plan on making a trip to the hardware store before use.

The key’s creators, Amron Experimental, have a host of other innovative products, ranging from functional to fun.

 
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Posted in Inspirational Design of the Week, Just Cool by Courtney on March 27th, 2012
 

Tunto Powerkiss lamp

Form and function? We’re all over this Tunto PowerKiss Lamp, which provides a powerful glow and integrated wireless charging station for your mobile devices. Via Uncrate:

Made from bent, ultrathin wood board, this unique lamp features PowerKiss wireless charging technology built into the base, touch-sensitive sensors for power and light intensity, and nine ultrathin LED lamps to provide plenty of light.

The Tunto PowerKiss is available in oak, walnut and birch for about $1,400 and is a perfect complement to your modern home.

If you’ve been searching for modern art, check out our DNA Portraits—the ultimate personalized art for fresh interiors.

 
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Posted in Inspirational Design of the Week, Just Cool by Courtney on February 27th, 2012
 

A good wallet is hard to find—let alone one with a minimalist design and RFID protection. Designers Scott Hussa and Ken Minn have solved that problem with the HuMn wallet and a bunch of us here at DNA 11 can’t stop buzzing about it.

This Kickstarter project was born out of necessity and lots of traveling. Being two dudes on the go, Scott and Ken tried almost every type of wallet, money clip, card case, and wallet mutation out there. They were looking for a way to keep what they needed in their wallets, while getting rid of the things they didn’t.

All of the rejected wallets had a common problem: while they might start out “looking” slim, they would take on the usual bloated appearance once cards and cash were thrown in. To make things worse, almost all of the wallets out there didn’t protect against RFID skimming.

The HuMn Wallet is front pocket friendly and includes two plates (either aluminum or carbon fiber depending on the model) which are secured with an expandable band. Lots of different pledge options are available, so kickstart this project into gear!

Via Uncrate / Kickstarter.

 
 
Posted in Contest by Adrian on July 13th, 2011
 

DNA 11 giveaway

Today we launched our biggest contest ever, the $100,000 DNA 11 giveaway with Uncrate.

Simply visit our Facebook page and click on the “Win a DNA Portrait” link in the sidebar to enter.

We’re giving away a 24 x 36″ DNA Portrait and 1000, $100 DNA 11 gift certificates.

All you need to enter is your name and email address.

The contest will run until July 20, 2011.

 
 
 
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