Through The Looking Glass

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Technology continues to hasten our push forward in this digital age, and this new keyboard/mouse combo from designer Jason Giddings demonstrates how close we are to realizing what was once just only imaginable in the world of science fiction. Equipped with LEDs mapped beneath each glass fixture, this set of desktop tools communicates with a small camera that reads a user’s input and registers it just as a standard keyboard and mouse would. The goal is to make this an open source project, leaving it up to the development community (think of all the iPhone apps there are) to come up with creative ways to put this innovative model to use. Stunningly, their kickstarter campaign has already reached its goal of $50,000, with $65,817 pledged as of this blog post.

As cool as it is, this might not be the wisest option for anyone prone to slamming on the keyboard.

-The LoveMoney Team

Blue Dream & Lean

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Three Six Mafia‘s Juicy J, already buzzing off the news of his recent signing to Wiz Khalifas Taylor Gang imprint, drops a mixtape featuring a good amount of production by wunderkind Lex Luger and appearances by some welcome names (Casey Veggies, A$AP Rocky, and 2 Chainz are just a few of the acts making an appearance).

Grab it here or here.

-The LoveMoney Team

Built From The Ground Up

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Born in Australia but currently residing in Japan, artist Sean Edward Whelan became fascinated with architecture and its revealing statements on the men and women behind the designs of those buildings. Largely influenced by his Japanese residence, where he also teaches, Whelan creates elaborately done illustrations of characters who’ve truly taken in their surroundings.

-The LoveMoney Team

Paperboy

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A newspaper for the future, Little Printer spends each morning greeting users with their own personalized information feed, printing out small and condensed bits of information that they configure with a smartphone app. Twitter and Facebook are just two of the services compatible with BERG‘s tiny conduit of digital media, with games and other sources of news included (i.e., if you’re someone who prefers to wake up to local news and the occasional game rather than national coverage, Little Printer will deliver a 10 inch printout tailored to your interests).

No screen included — just an unassuming design and leaner model of digital consumption.  Check it out below:

Little Printer arrives to the market in 2012.

-The LoveMoney Team

A Clean Crease

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Joined by what appears to be a drawstring wrapped around the top, this lamp bears a striking resemblance to a sack of money, its cloth-like form making it look as if it were pulled from the vault of Scrooge McDuck.  Made of porcelain rather than cloth, with a “drawstring” that’s actually an electric cable wrapped in leather, Crease is the minimalist creation of French designer Simon Naouri.

Highly creative but practical in design, Naouri’s lamp puts the fun in function. Originally an exhibit for this year’s Paris Design Week, Crease has been picked up for commercial production by Triode.

-The LoveMoney Team

Facebook Has A New Ride

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Part of Volkswagens attempt to renew interest in  nostalgic favorites from the car manufacturer, these special edition models (called Fanwagen) are fully tailored to the Facebook experience. Fans are given a choice to vote between two classically old school rides, the Beetle or the Transporter (Van). One lucky participant will win the vehicle of their choice, fully customized to become their social media hub on wheels. Features include relationship status on the license plate, a map with locations of those people occupying the owner’s friends list, and more.

-The LoveMoney Team

Street Life

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When venturing past the front door of our homes, the sights that await us become  images routinely acknowledged — but quickly forgotten — as we head towards our destinations. Israeli artist Ehud Oren shows his appreciation for the face of the metropolitan life, mixing photographs shot in Manhattan and Tel-Aviv with items of typical domesticity.

The exteriors of buildings meet the surfaces of dressers and other pieces of furniture in Oren’s exhibit Photosynthesis. Pictures of brick facades and other familiar markers of the city blend with the functional but mundane trappings of home, in an appeal by Oren for us to take notice of the view outside.

Photosynthesis is showing at Braverman Gallery until January 5th, 2012.

-The LoveMoney Team

Legos Take An Unusual Form

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Using Legos in a way they probably weren’t designed for, French designer Alexandre Giroux takes aim at conventional thinking, creating this ball with those familiar  plastic bricks.

-The LoveMoney Team

Field Of Light

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The holidays are upon us, and just as Thanksgiving ends, preparations for Xmas begin. Over in England, commissioned by Holburne Museum, artist Bruce Munro has brightened a field with 5,000 Xmas lights. Inspired by Australian travels that gave him an opportunity to observe entire desserts lit up after rainfall, Munro took thousands of specially-designed bulbs and planted them into the Museum’s surrounding ground. Each night, after lying inactive during the day, the field bursts alive with a brilliantly radiant mix of light and color.

This free exhibition runs through January 8th, 2012.

-The LoveMoney Team