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QR Code Island
Never fear. Nobody stole your brother, Toby. Check out more pics & and video of this awesome high-low chimera at Dezeen. via Bit Rebels Tweet
"Your Films Will Last Forever on YouTube"
Is it just me or is there’s something a little creepy about these retro style contemporary tech posters? Maybe it’s just the the tagline for this one… No matter what, I just keep going back for more. via Ads of the World & Moma Propaganda Tweet
Grandma having a hard time with the "Skip Phone"*?
Hook her up with the DC-NCTEL1 Retro USB phone (baby steps). via Akihabara News **Skype, in case you missed that. Actual quote from my Granny. Tweet
Give yourself a reboot*...
Entranced by cyborgs but not quite ready to take the plunge**? This one’s for you! via DaliDecals *It occurs to me that Ctrl-Alt-Del as “reboot” might actually be a bit outdated, in which case, spice it up and summon the Taskmaster Manager to your tub. **sorry for that one. I couldn’t help it… this might help. Tweet
I want that. via Janine Basil on Etsy Tweet
Atomic Pocket Watch
If carrying a pocket watch around doesn’t make you cool enough, up the ante with the “Only Atomic Pocket Watch.” That guy chanting Pi to the hundredth decimal will have nothing on you for accuracy. (Sorry, this girl might still have you beat.) via Red Ferret Tweet
If my old Walkman really looked like this, I'd...
The title of this post kinda’ says it all… Check out designers Zim & Zou for more pics from their AWESOME collection “Back to Basics.” via the Underwire Blog @ Wired.com Tweet
It’s time to get nostalgic- super mushy - and reminisce about the satisfying click of typewriter keys; the days before spell check, before the mouse and the “delete” button; the days when a new draft meant you had to rewrite everything… Having a hard time remembering? (Not sure you want to remember?) Well, worry not! With the USB Typewriter, you no longer need to rely on...
1) The Original Gameboy used here is practically old-school without any modifications. 2) Steampunk is perhaps more “alternate-school” than “old-school.” Still, I just had to share this little guy. via Thretris Tweet
The Mobile Evolution
Designer Kyle Bean’s nesting cellphones clearly demonstrate the (generally) inverse relationship between cellphone birthdays (those pictured span 1985-2009) and sizes. I couldn’t help but look them all up, so I’ll save you the trouble: Motorola dynaTAC Nokia Mobira Cityman AEG Teleport Ericsson GH198 Motorola Micro TAC Siemens C10 Nokia 3210 Motorola Razr V3 & ...
The Twitwee Clock
Twitwee Clock from Haroon Baig on Vimeo. Clock radios? Coffee and the morning paper? They are sooo last century. Now you can wake up and start your day right with all the news that’s fit to tweet… via Haroon Baig Tweet
See? You really can make ANYTHING out of Legos… Even better, ZipZip now makes a glow-in-the-dark version! via ZipZip P.S. For more Lego fun, check this out… It’s an old-ish post, but the designs are still awesome. Tweet
A Kindle for the Envious Luddite...
Design student Rachel Walsh was given an assignment to “Explain something modern/internet based to someone who lived and died before 1900,” so she built this awesome lowtech “kindle” to “to explain Amazon’s Kindle to Charles Dickens.” I would LOVE to see some of the other projects, though this one might be hard to beat. Check out Rachel’s blog...
Gadget camouflage - or reading books sideways...
Hidden in your collection of antique books… “Remember” when you “used to” hide comics in your textbooks? The BookBook is kinda like that, just for your phone/computer etc… I actually have one of these and think it is awesome. via twelvesouth.com