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Many of us have digital photo frames at home, sitting on top of the desk or mantlepiece, slowly sliding through photos of our loved ones or last year’s holiday. But be honest, after a week or so, how often do you even look at it? It quite literally becomes part of the furniture. The EO1 – designed by New York based startup, Electric Objects– doesn’t just become part of the furniture; it insists that the vast multitude of stunning artwork available on the internet (via a high-definition, integrated computer screen) becomes a constantly-evolving part of your home.
It is no secret that there is now far more art on the Internet than could be kept in any gallery on Earth, and Electric Objects were determined to find an innovative, affordable, and stylish way of bringing all that art into our homes. Away from the smart phones, tablets, and computers, which allow us to do exactly that (whilst, at the same time, doing a thousand things other things, meaning that we never really get to focus on anything), Electric Objects sought to combine a digital photo frame with a computer screen, without all the hassle of alerts or notifications, and the result was the ultra sleek, energy-efficient EO1.
Having already surpassed their Kickstarter pledge of $25,000 (almost 10 times over) with a whole month to go, there’s no rush to jump on the bandwagon for fear of this excellent project not coming to fruition. However, if you’d like to get your hands on your own piece of Electric Objects’ magic, there are rewards starting from a conservative $25 all the way up to a monstrous $4,999, so there are plenty of reasons to join the digital frame revolution.
Over the last few decades, the world of technology (and every human, along for the ride on its incredible upward trajectory) has become accustomed to a level of immediacy that many of us find hard to relinquish. Long gone are the days when “patience is a virtue” was a thing people actually believed in. Every now and then a service or, as this example would have it, an iPhone application comes along that presents us with the opportunity to take a brief step back from the lightening fast pace of our internet speeds (and our attention spans) for the better.
The 1-Hour Photo app, from Nevercenter Labs, invites users to slow down the process of taking a photo, giving a greater sense of meaning to the act of recording a moment in time, just as developing photographs in dark rooms did for us years before. By preventing you from viewing your photo for 60 minutes (and in the mean time adding a black and white filter and a little vintage grainy texture, for good measure) The 1-Hour Photo gently forces you into the habit of considering what it is that you’re photographing, instead of allowing you to simply snap away mindlessly, allowing the act of viewing your creation to become sacred. Just like it should be.
As the app’s tag line describes, “By the time you see your photos, the moments they’ve captured have already become memories, which changes how you feel about them forever.” This app isn’t likely to revolutionise the way you look at photography. But, in the wider context, its impact on you pales in comparison to the bygone era it’s process instinctively represents.
Superbly crafted from salvaged wood, fitted into a sturdy gunblack-finish metal unit, this homespun, wall-mounted coat rack from JM&Sons adds both functionality and style to any home. With its utilisation of five hooks and two shelves, this unit adds optimum storage for any daily essentials; such as your wallet or keys, ready to grab on your way out of the house, as well as your coats, jackets, scarves, or anything else you may need on these coming winter months.
Upon first glance the ‘Geco Hub’ doesn’t exactly look conventional, but that’s because its function isn’t. Currently just 7 days away from its deadline on Kickstarter, this super creative storage device does away with the humdrum of DIY shelves and cluttered mantelpieces, presenting an ingenious alternative for all your storage needs.
As evidenced in its introduction video on Kickstarter, the Geco Hub literally has a place in any location around your home or workspace; perfect for your toothbrush and toothpaste in the bathroom, keys and sunglasses in your hallway, or books and pens at your desk. With a quick and completely tool-free installation, utilising simple-to-use adhesive strips, and a fantastic strong-hold to ensure your valuables are secure, the benefits of the Geco Hub’s functionality are clear right from the get go.
Available in five vibrant colours, customisable to suit (or stand out in) any room, the Geco Hub is ready to help eradicate the phrase “where did I leave my…” from every home. With pledge options ranging from a friendly £3 up to a bold £80, there are plenty of reasons to be excited by this brilliantly inventive new form of storage.
Having a good wallet is an essential part to every gentleman’s day, something that is slim fitting is important whilst adding a little character to your overall look. Considering how much a wallet is pulled out and used everyday having something that is both stylish and durable is a must.
Leather experts Shinola sent us their Leather Bifold Wallet, confident that they produce one of the best American Made Leather Wallets they asked us to give our opinion.
Handcrafted from premium, vegetable-tanned leather and marked with raw-cut edges, the Bifold remains classic and minimal. The wallet looks and feels lightweight, designed for a modern man adapted to a predominately card and a little cash lifestyle. The Bifold is not trying to have a ‘slot for every occasion and card’, the minimal exterior is mirrored inside leaving limited card slots and no designated space to store any coins.