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A Modernist iPhone Amplifier Crafted From Hand Blown Glass

Thursday 04.03.2014 , Posted by
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We live in a strange age when ‘digital tech’ and the ‘local and handmade’ both have their own respective cultural movements. There’s a representative aesthetic and process common to each movement and  they very rarely cross paths. What makes this modernist design iPhone amplifier so unique is that each one is made individually of handblown glass – and we’ve got some amazing pictures to prove it! [Read more...]

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Momentage: A Community for the New Creatives

Tuesday 01.28.2014 , Posted by
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When we all saw the awesome new idea of Instagram hitting the scene like it did a few years ago, it has always been hard to imagine someone creating something to rival it. While some have ripped off the idea, designed it somewhat differently, and slapped a new name on it, feeling like they’ve added to the conversation, in reality, they may be missing the point. They’re just repeating the person who spoke before them. This is not the case with San Francisco based startup Momentage. Momentage is a community for the new creatives. [Read more...]

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Brock Davis Turns the Ordinary Into Extraordinary on Instagram

Wednesday 01.08.2014 , Posted by
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When life hands you lemons, some make lemonade, but rather than go the traditional route Brock Davis might hand the lemon a guitar and some sunglasses and put it on a graphic tee. Davis’ ability to constantly think out of the box has helped him create ground-breaking work as a creative director, gaining international acclaim, winning just about every prestigious award in advertising possible. When he is not working on ads or editorial work, the Minneapolis-based artist keeps his creative juices flowing with t-shirt design, stop motion vines, and the clever iphone photography shown here. There is no such thing as ordinary through the eyes of Brock Davis and he shows there is more to everything than what meets the eye. [Read more...]

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Whooz iz it? Vinyl Labels for Your iDevice Chargers

Sunday 12.08.2013 , Posted by

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In families and shared households where most members are technologically savvy, there are often many white cords lying around. With iPods, iPads, and iPhones, USB chargers often seem to disappear and most of us have scooped up someone else’s by mistake only to realize it’s not ours when have discovered our original. You can avoid this problem forever with Whooz Iz It identification labels. The vinyl stickers transform your mundane white chargers into “little characters with big personalities.” Each set of Whooz comes with four different designs. In the iPod/iPhone collection, which comes with labels for the charger base, ear buds, and both sides of the USB cord. Choose from the Domesticated set where the characters are your favorite pets (shown here), the Freaks set with monsters, a skeleton, and a vampire, Superheroes, basic caricatures, or solid colors. [Read more...]

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Ultravisual: Beautiful and Intuitive Microblogging at Your Fingertips for iOS 7

Friday 11.22.2013 , Posted by

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If you’re like most of us, you aren’t just taking photos anymore. The modern, media filled life will not constrain itself to the still image, or even just a video. That’s why the new app Ultravisual is so exciting. Already featured worldwide by Apple as a Best New App in the photo/video category, Ultravisual combines photos, videos, stop motion, and GIFs in a beautifully intuitive interface. Creating, editing and publishing is a cinch… and we’ve got some surprisingly cool cat videos to prove it. [Read more...]

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iPhone Amplifiers Made from Recycled Instruments

Monday 03.18.2013 , Posted by

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With everything going so digital these days, it’s sometimes nice to bring a little analog charm into ones life. One creative way was thought up by Christopher Locke of Austin, Texas. Instead of designing a new speaker to plug into the iPhone, Locke has reshaped brass instruments, turning them into amplifiers. Taking salvaged trumpets, trombones and french horns, he’s made creative and beautiful pieces for the home: he calls them “Analog Tele-Phonographers.” [Read more...]

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We never look up: people on their phones

Wednesday 01.09.2013 , Posted by

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A little over 5 years ago the first iPhone was introduced to the world. Many people were excited about its utility and potential… and upon its release it changed the world. The internet had become more accessible than ever before and daily tasks have become much easier through the use of the first iPhone and other smart phones to follow. [Read more...]

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Wednesday 11.28.2012 , Posted by

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Print Polaroid Pictures From Your iPhone

Monday 09.10.2012 , Posted by

If you love Polaroid pictures, then you will love the latest Kickstarter by The Impossible Project. Impossible bought the old Polaroid factory in Amsterdam, Holland and with the help of a talented team of designers created an instant photo lab that transforms your favorite iPhone pictures into analog instant photos. Instant film can be pretty expensive so it was always a bummer when a photo didn’t turn out well, but with this awesome new invention every picture you develop will be exactly what you wanted- the retro Polaroid feel with the perfectly cropped image of your choice. [Read more...]

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Bring Your Photos to Life with Flixel

Monday 07.30.2012 , Posted by

We have photo taking apps like Instagram, video apps like Viddy, and now we have one that combines the two, bringing still pictures to life! Flixel is a new app for iPhone inspired by Cinemagraphs that allows you to create living photos with looped animations. To use the app, just take a video and then with an easy stroke of the finger, choose which part of the photo to animate and which portion of time to loop. Then you have your very own GIF file which can be sent to your friends and/or viewed and voted on by the Flixel community around the world, depending on your privacy settings. [Read more...]

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