2008年11月12日 星期三

designboom article: mini figures



‘night circus’ characters by patricio oliver for red magic



once the sole domain of children, the miniature figurine has embedded itself into the popular culture.

it is now acceptable for both men and woman to play with and collect figurines at any age. many of

these designs are actually targeted directly to adults.



the number of figure genres has also expanded well beyond g.i. joe and comic book super heroes.

today, you can find figurines depicting politicians, religious personalities, philosophers, musicians

and even you! (well, maybe not you, but it is possible) these figures are made in a variety of

materials and sizes, some of which are highly collectable. this unique product area is bigger than

ever and with emerging technologies like 3-d printing, it could transform itself even further.



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jaime hayon, karim rashid and zaha hadid design dolls by olivia lee





andy warhol, dale chihuly, damien hirst and banksy by mike leavitt (part of the ‘art army’ series)





world of warcraft mini figure (via make) and custom miniature of gary jensen by andgor toy





dunny ‘tea bear’ by jon burgerman and dunny ‘uncle bucky’ by tado for kidrobot

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Head over here for some Art of Obama

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Well I haven't gotten over the U.S elections yet. And honestly, a large portion of our home PC's hard disk is devoted to the attention-grabbing pictures from the election campaigns - posters, photos, caricatures, magazine covers, you name it.



Perhaps it isn't too late for folks like me to collect election art. Even now, I cannot resist the temptation. One interesting site dedicated to the purpose is The Art of Obama - a syndication of Obama art from around the world since July 2008. The site points to some memorable Obama art - a rare customized portrait of Obama made from Lego bricks, a remarkable illustration of all the 44 presidents, the acceptance speech depicted as a word-cloud and many more.



If you're not able to lay your hands on the actual art pieces, you can still download some pictures from the site.


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東京2008設計周所展出的一款LED手錶



很可惜目前它只是個概念,而不是個商品化的產品。時間就顯示在腕帶的部分,看來也簡潔得多了。不像我之前所買的,要靠腦力解讀,還常判斷錯誤,最後不知放到哪兒去了。



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法拉利限量車款 Scuderia Spider 16Ms 專屬 iPod touch 現蹤!




香車配 iPod touch?還是給我個正妹吧!

總之,法拉利的最新終極限量車款 Scuderia Spider 16Ms,跟之前咱們聽過那些傢伙差不多,配上了一台 iPod touch,同時還有法拉利的佈景主題、照片、音效 / 音樂等,容量則為 16GB,至於背面是不是有啥不一樣的蝕刻,目前沒有看到其他的圖片就是。

售價?看來應該是沒有單賣,目前也只知道『一般』限量款(全球 499 台的樣子)的 Scuderia Spider 16Ms 是賣個美金 227,000 元,多了個 dock 跟 iPod touch 應該頂多在後面三位調整一下而已吧?不多、不多...

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Ecotones:SoundStories 化噪音為寧靜

Ecotones Sound Therapy System



還在為住家或辦公室四周的噪音所苦惱嗎?Ecotones運用音效處理及揚聲系統,傾聽你四周的環境,並巧妙地和周圍環境的聲音融為一體,創造出一種舒服的、自然的環境,而且絕對不是機械式或重複的聲音。

無論你的住家或辦公室在路邊或機場附近,你可以從十多個「SoundStories」(音樂故事)中選擇你喜歡的,並立即把惱人的環境噪音轉換成舒適怡人的背景音樂。SoundStories某些故事還有安眠的效果,在睡覺的時候開啟Ecotones,或是定時讓它在你睡著後關閉,不僅節能還讓你遠離安眠藥的副作用,輕鬆帶你進入夢鄉。

聽來很不可思議吧?Ecotones售價299.95美元(約新台幣9,800元)。有三種模式可選擇,跳轉下一頁有模式介紹和一張原理圖。

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