Matthew Shaw and William Trossell, the London-based duo known as ScanLAB Projects, continue to push the envelope of laser-scanning technology, producing visually stunning and conceptually intricate work that falls somewhere between art and practical surveying.

Read all about it on BLDGBLOG: Romanticism of the Scanning Error

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The Unmonday Model 4.3 speaker represents an extremely complete solution to a very specific problem. The goal in the creation of the speaker was to fabricate something truly wireless and flexible, without compromising on sound quality and design sensibility. As a result the system streams audio from any Apple AirPlay compatible device across one to five speakers allowing for mono, stereo, multi-room or surround sound. Even if there is no WiFi available. But besides being very pragmatic, the Unmonday Model 4.3 is also hand-made by professional craftsmen; from the vitro porcelain enclosure to the custom-made amplifier, the speaker needed to be perfect in every sense. The speaker is even designed to stay on top over time. It can be updated simply by swapping out the hardware and downloading software updates, without renewing either the durable porcelain housing or the driver. The Unmonday Model 4.3 is therefore a remarkable speaker in every aspect. read more…

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The Lotus Dome by Daan Roosegaarde is a living Dome consisting of hundreds of ultralight aluminium foils that unfold in response to human behaviour. The high-tech work of art has been travelling the world since it was created in 2012. Having been on display at a number of historical locations abroad, the Lotus Dome is now facing a contemporary juxtaposition with the Rijksmuseum’s 18th-century period room. The Lotus Dome comes to life in response to a visitor’s body heat. Hundreds of aluminium flowers unfold, a deep bass sound fills the space and light projects the lotus flowers onto the walls. Roosegaarde calls it Techno-poetry. The smart Lotus foil was designed by Studio Roosegaarde and its designers. The foil is made up of different layers of Mylar, a type of polyester, which makes the leaves fold and unfold in response to light and heat. read more…

PolyFaunais an experimental collaboration between Radiohead & Universal Everything, born out of The King of Limbs sessions and using the imagery and the sounds from the song Bloom.

“The thing that has always been very important in everything we do, is that although we like using technology, it’s never about technology,” Field talking to POSTmatter

This was definitely the Gear of the Year: Fujifilm X100S on Wired.com

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Our favorite Lapka has succeeded again, next to their first endeavor, in introducing yet another lovely hybrid of aesthetics and technology: the Breath Alcohol Monitor. The Lapka BAM is an accessory for your phone that allows you to track alcohol metabolism over time, compare your measurements with friends and share them with the world. The device fits in your palm and when you hold it in a fist and the edge of your hand becomes the mouthpiece. Just one blow connects the device to your phone and starts the measurement process. The overall appearance of the app reflects your reading. It adapts to your night, meaning if you take it a little too far, it will even check in on you the next morning. read more…

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Bang & Olufsen recently introduced the very eye pleasing wireless speakers called the BeoLap 17, 18 and the BeoLap 19: a beautiful subwoofer that really stands out. “These new speakers usher in a new era of high-end sound,” says Lars Fredgaard, director of the division of speaker Bang & Olufsen. “Until now, this level of performance was achieved only with speakers connected by cables. Our newest products use a robust wireless standard with sufficient bandwidth and channels for providing a listening experience as the artist intended. Higher sound quality without tasteful interior to disrupt, can now be realized in three ways.” read more…

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On the 16th of November the exhibition Nature Rewired has opened at Museum Het Valkhof in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. The exhibition showcases the fascinating creations of Dutch artist Christiaan Zwanikken. The installations of the artist, who lives and works in Portugal and the Netherlands, are hybrids of skulls and bones from nature and robotics from the hands of the artist, which are computer-controlled mechanism creating the moving dynamic within the works. Through his creations Zwanikken shares his vision on the future of man and nature, which is both confrontational and compelling. read more…

Something for the holiday season wish list: The super advanced new Fujifilm X-E2 — as shared on Hypebeast

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Say hello to the completely updated website and a new set of Cleartones by our good friend Hugo Verweij – with a newly illustrated world by yours truly Another Company.
The new set, the Cleartones Pure, is based on the ‘sine wave’. The sine wave is the only sound in the world which can be called a pure tone. In fact it is the only sound consisting of a single frequency, without overtones.  This seems a good starting point for a set of minimalist ringtones, but a single sine wave by itself doesn’t sound very compelling. Hugo carefully sculpted it using techniques like frequency modulation and subtle effects can definitely bring it to life.

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Love this story! Jony Ive desiged a Leica camera with laser-machined anodized aluminum with over 21,000 perforations, specially made for (RED) Auction on Nov. 23 - as featured on Wired Design.

Watch: 5 Surreal Gadgets for Surviving a Horrifying Apocalypse on Wired Design

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The collaboration between the always inspiring Lapka, Jonathan Zawada and Jordana for the Lapka Diary is a lovely one. The project consists of 30 illustrations by renowned graphic designer Zawada and 30 diary notes on a broad field of spaces and objects in which a teenaged girl named Jordana has used her Lapka. The notes by Jordana are sincere and witty and show the broad versatility of the Lapka, combined with the playful black and white designs of Zawada making the project a fascinating hybrid of creativity inspired by Lapka.  read more…

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HyperCube is an immersive light and sound installation created by Jaap van den Elzen and Augusto Meijer. As shared on Everyday Listening

3D print yourself for $300  - via Wired.com

One of our favourite hi-fi companies SONOS collaborated with New York based studio SOFTlab to create an interactive light and sound installation of 600 fluorescent light tubes that responds in real-time to Sonos components. We love that!

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To celebrate their this year introduced Highlander Honey whiskey Dewar’s collaborated with Sid Lee and The Ebeling Group for a campaign in which 80000 Highlander honey bees play the lead role, producing the key ingredient for the new liquor. Dewar’s Highlander Honey is the first modern honey flavoured whisky to come out of Scotland and was created by Dewar’s master blender Stephanie Macleod. The campaign is both aesthetically and technically impressive and shows a fascinating variation on the swiftly expanding 3D printing technology as it focusses on the process of bees creating honeycombs in the shape of a whiskey bottle. read more…

‘Symphony Cinetique – The poetry of motion’. A truly amazing project by Joachim Sauter and Ólafur Arnalds at MADE Berlin — via iGNANT.

Panansonic’s new flagship sports a 16MP sensor, a 90-degree tiltable EVF, a maxmium shutter speed of 1/8000, ISO sensitivity up to 25600, in-body image stabilization, built-in WiFi, NFC, tiltable LCD, and a magnesium alloy camera body. What more do you want?

As featured on Aquire

Would love to see this crazy goofy clown faced drone by Axel Brechensbuaer delivering peace and oxycontin instead of missiles — on Wired Design

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We love how there is always a next level to everything. Recently we mentioned the fascinating use of 3D printing technology in the context of food, the designers of the aptly named Digital Grotesque astoundingly so have taken the technology and went way beyond most known earlier usage. The project was shown on a 1:3 scale at the Swiss Art Awards 2013 and will be fully launched early september. It features a fully-enclosed room, made using digital 3D printing techniques, with a mind bending eighty million surfaces which are totally gilded. read more…

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Recent innovations made in the 3D printing technology really inspire us. A field of 3D printing technology that profoundly amazes is the use within the food industry. One of the designers using the technology is the New York-based Henry Richmond V. Young who earned a BFA in Product Design from Parsons the New School for Design and has a transdisciplinary approach in his work. With great interest in music, cuisine, and perfumery, his work grows to focus on experience and ephemera. Young’s most recent project, Ad Tempus, is a series of dessert plating arrangements that aims to connect food and design. Young collaborated with chef Veronica Duboise to create the series, which is designed to adapt and evolve.

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