Friday, April 15th, 2011
Sony Ericsson recently came out with the Sony Ericsson MS430 Speaker Stand. Based purely on it as an object, it’s beautiful – sleek and portable, with a brushed aluminum exterior. It’s battery operated, which in my book is a plus and a minus – there are no cords to muddy up the aesthetic or get in the way of its portability, but the batteries only last about 12 hours, so you will be replacing them fairly often.
Functionally, it’s super simple to use and works with any device that has a 3.5mm connector, and at $30 (found it available for pre-order here, or through Sony Ericsson’s website for £28.99), it’s affordable. I usually find that inexpensive portable speakers sound tinny, but the MS430 actually sounds very good. We attempted to demonstrate the difference between the iPhone playing by itself (which does have that tinny sound), and the iPhone playing through the MS430 speaker. Finally – as an added bonus – the speaker doubles as a stand, which is handy for watching movies.
[Review] Sony Ericsson MS430 Speaker Stand from Sub-Studio on Vimeo.
DISCLOSURE: We were given the Sony Ericsson MS430 Speaker Stand for review purposes. We were not paid to review this product, and all thoughts and opinions are ours alone.
Monday, April 11th, 2011
Fun little Hedgehog cup by Burojet, which is made of 3D-printed polyamide.
The inner cup is the container to hold the liquid, the “outer cup”…creates a skin of air between your hot drink and your hands. The pins get smaller at the top of the cup towards the rim so you can feel with your lips if the drink is not too hot.
Monday, March 28th, 2011
I think pretty much everything that Donna Wilson does is adorable.
Thursday, March 24th, 2011
Cute Dino phone/gadget holders from Noodoll. There is even a clip-on ring so you can let the little dudes ride on your belt loops or bag straps.
Thursday, March 17th, 2011
The Fly-13 by Arc’teryx is a similar silhouette to the Arro series of packs. I had always wanted an Arro, but thought they were a little overbuilt and too heavy for my taste (but it’s too good-looking not to love). The Fly is my solution – a smaller, lighter weight version of its bigger sibling.
Tuesday, March 15th, 2011
A slick set of Kuvert Travel Bags from Vessel, the makers of the tooli light. I like the minimalist (near zero) detailing and classic color options.
Friday, March 11th, 2011
Awesome new Poketo wallets!
Thursday, March 10th, 2011
This one-off, handmade Polar Bear Rug by Form Us With Love and Bolon is super cool!
For its most ambitious issue to date, Wallpaper* magazine has brought together and briefed some of the world’s leading designers, craftsmen and manufacturers to produce unique furniture, fittings, foodstuffs, fashion and more. The 2010 August Handmade issue is dedicated to this astonishing collection of one-off designs and delicacies, chronicling their production and presentation at this year’s Salone del Mobile. Form Us With Love collaborated with woven vinyl flooring company Bolon to design and produce this polar bear rug.
Thursday, March 3rd, 2011
Love this Tea Leaf Infuser by ärta. Sweet and simple.
Via Baker’s Mark.
Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011
Who knew they made the classic Timex Camper in White?