Are you looking for that one piece that will completely transform your apartment? Well, you're in luck. A recent trend has been combining light technology and furniture design into a fully functioning interactive system. Why should you settle for the standard, same old stuff, when you can have luxurious illuminated furniture? Designers have been pulling out all of the stops and are introducing pieces like the Tree Rings by Judson Beaumont, The Nova Black Hole Coffee Table, and illuminated arboreal décor. Check out some of the amazing photos in the slideshow below!Bio Robot Fridge
With the July 4th holiday approaching a little fun in the sun is on the minds of many a Metro NJ/NYC area resident! It's time to kick back, relax and enjoy that much deserved vacation. Let's face it, we are invigorated by the energy of the city, but every so often it's nice to escape to a more relaxed atmosphere where you can recharge, relax and renew.
Recently, Joonbug decided to take a beach road trip to the lovely Garden State—New Jersey. We heard quite a bit of buzz regarding a lovely beach retreat that makes you feel as if you are on a Nantucket excursion for the weekend—but yet not far from the city.
Graffiti Fish Tank
Space-Inspired Floating Playground
3D Pentax Camera
Designer Prevoteau Mathieu has just created the 3D Pentax Camera. This incredibly cool gadget has the ability to take a picture, hook up to a 3D-printer, and then create a small landscape style sculptural replica of the photograph. While many fun applications for this product come to mind, this design is specifically aimed at helping the blind to see what others see. The model can be touched and held, and every detail can be incorporatd onto the page; it's a kind of a high-relief sculpture. This will enable the visually impaired to experience the world in a new way. The camera is fitted with a large button to facilitate taking a photo, and logo-based camera settings if you want to adjust the image. For more information on Pentax products, check out their website.
Tengrade is a social rating tool that allows users to “rate an endless list of topics from politics to pizza to pop culture, and beyond, and then see what the rest of the world thinks.” Essentially, the rating tool is like Yelp, but without words, and with greater functionality. Let’s say, for example, you want to rate Chipotle on Tengrade. All you have to do is type it into the search bar, and you then rate the restaurant on a scale from 0-10, where 0 indicates that you hate it, and 10 indicates that you love it (but in all seriousness, everyone loves Chipotle). As you rate the restaurant you are able to see what kind of ratings it has received in the last hour, 24 hours, 7 days, 30 days, and year. If you’re into statistics, there are even charts displaying the ratings it has obtained from users over time, including yourself.
For the truly indulgent, try taking one of the coolest showers of your life. Idiha Designs, the Italian furniture and fixture company has created something incredibly unique. It’s called the “Loop” and it allows for a shower in a circle, with 360-degree shower spray technology. This sleek, futuristic shower is multi-sensory with many functions (although they are not fully specified). The basic structure is white, and the interior can come light green or pink, to soothe or liven up your shower experience. This work of art is absolutely stunning to look at and would be an awesome addition to a modern styled home or outdoor area. For more information on the Loop, check out their website.
Who doesn’t love going for a bike ride on a sunny day? And how much fun would it be to add incredible animated LED displays to your wheels when you ride around at night? MonkeyLectric, a California based company, has just introduced their new line of bike wheels, Monkey Light Pro.
In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last few months, EDC NYC is this upcoming weekend and what better way to experience your favorite DJs and their infamous light shows than with a little enhancement? With a pair of EyeParty glasses your viewing experience will be taken to the extreme. These aren’t just any old pair of neon aviators, EyeParty glasses deliver a shot of visual adrenaline by enhancing the visual production at any festival, club, or performance space.
Cities in the United States are not as bicycle-friendly as other cities around the world are. Take Amsterdam for example, bikes outnumber cars and are the main mode of transportation for many of the city’s inhabitants. It's safer (espeically after a few cafe trips), cheaper to use, and overall better for the environment. Many European cities have thriving bicycle-sharing programs that allow tourists and residents alike to sign out a bike for the day, or even just for 20 minutes to run an errand, at a relatively cheap rate. Like most things born in Europe, the United States is a little slower on picking up on innovative, environmentally-friendly programs. Starting May 27th though this is about to change with CitiBank’s introduction of their Citi Bike share program.
If you haven’t heard of Walkabout NYC before, pay attention. Friday, May 17th from 11:30 am to 6:00 pm,over 40 tech companies based in the city will open their doors to the public for tours, Q&A, and possibly margaritas (seriously, some of them will have drinks). This a unique opportunity to get to know the people behind some of the world’s most used apps and websites that have made our lives easier and more interactive. Companies participating in Walkabout NYC include Ebay, Seamless, Spotify, Grouper, OMGPOP/Zynga, Facebook, Shutterstock, and tons of other gaming and social media websites. It’s sort of a big deal.