A Fidget Toy Fit for CEOs

Someone clearly looked at the fidget spinner and concluded that it was noisy, unsafe, childish, and a total waste of time. That someone then went on to redesign it, perfect it, and then the ONO Roller was born. Fidget spinners are toys, the ONO Roller is a mentally and physically therapeutic product.

Touted as the professional way to fidget, the ONO is calming, safe, and most importantly, noiseless. It doesn’t distract you from your work, and the fact that it doesn’t make noise as well (as compared to fidget spinners/cubes or those clicking pens) makes it ideal for the workplace… a place where stress is usually at its highest point. The ONO models itself on a roller… Built with two rolling drums and an I shaped midpiece, the ONO can not only be used discreetly as a fidget spinner/roller to help maintain focus and keep your hands busy, but its inherent design allows it to work as a massager as well. Perfect for distracted minds as well as sore muscles, the ONO is great for long hours at the office, or unwinding on weekends, or just rolling against your sore muscles after a strenuous gym session.

Made entirely from machined aluminum, the ONO feels robust and solid to hold. The metallic surface is hard and can really de-stress those muscles, plus its cold smooth metal body feels great in the palms. For a roller/spinner touted as a professional stress-relieving product, the ONO comes in color variants fitting to be placed in any office. Available in the classic silver, anodized black, and rose gold variants, you can choose a fidget roller that matches your smartphone, or your office decor. The ONO helps you maintain focus, stay relaxed, and keeps bad habits like nail biting or foot tapping at bay. Fidget spinners are for pre-pubescents and teenagers. The ONO Roller is for boosting productivity and focus in the active workplace.

Designer: Ari Horowitz

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By curling your fingers or lightly squeezing your hand, ONO will rotate and roll within your fingers. Change direction by curling your fingers in reverse. ONOs patent pending design engages your entire hand in a continuous, effortless motion.

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How often do find yourself impulsively reaching for your phone just to stay occupied? Alternately, pick up an ONO Roller to keep your hand and mind active instead of distracted! The rotating movement keeps your fingers, hand, and forearm in use at all times, helping to promote dexterity all while having fun.

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Back to Basics

With the increasing abilities of home assistants like Google Home and Amazon Echo, the masses are flocking towards this all-in-one audio system trend. I think it’s time to reflect on one of the beauties that slipped by us this year and didn’t get enough of the limelight. I’m talking about Stammen and Baggen, the two connected wireless speakers developed by Swedish audio company Urbanears.

Connected through Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, a different mood can be set in each room or equally, the speakers can be grouped for synchronized listening. Wrapped in an acoustically- transparent fabric, each speaker is available in genuinely stunning and complimentary colors including; Dirty Pink, Vinyl Black, Plant Green, Concrete Grey, Goldfish Orange and Indigo Blue. The Stammen and Baggen are prime examples of less is more. The CMF choices here are undeniably Urbanears and the percentage of fabric material to plastic material is perfectly weighed out.

The simple form given to these speakers are what make them adaptable to any environment, allowing those colors to take shape and add their own personality to the room. Complete with only two dials, the minimalistic design of the Stammen and Baggen is what makes them effortless to use – simple, push-to-play knobs; one with seven customizable presets and another for the volume. If you find your parties going a bit stale, bring in a Stammen or Baggen to really liven things up a bit.

Designer: Urbanears

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Baggen (loud and mighty) on the left. Stammen (neat and powerful) on the right.

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Baggen Collection Below

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Stammen Collection Below

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Filmmaking’s biggest innovation yet

The Gnarbox as a product is EXACTLY what you’d expect from the crowdfunding community. It’s an incredibly versatile product that solves a concrete consumer problem beautifully. You don’t see large companies making products like these because companies seldom see through the eyes of the consumer. The Gnarbox comes from that niche place that does, making it an absolute winner of a product, and something that potentially changes the landscape of cinematography.

So what exactly is the Gnarbox? Think of it as your all-in-one solution to pretty much every photography/videography and editing woe. This rugged device allows you to store every image and video you capture in full resolution (RAW and 4K) to a single rugged disk. DSLR? GoPro? Drone? Phone? All your media content gets integrated and sorted beautifully into one single device. However, that’s not the magical bit… because the Gnarbox isn’t a hard-drive. It’s a remote computer. With the Gnarbox, you can immediately and professionally edit photos AND videos on the go… without a laptop. The Gnarbox pairs with a mobile app to allow you to edit your content, creating slideshows and elaborate movies even, on your smartphone/tablet! Before you scoff and ask me where one would get the computing power to work with RAW images and 4K video on your phone, let me tell you that the Gnarbox comes beefed up with a quad-core GPU and RAM. This means you can edit full-resolution media on your phone or tablet, remotely, while all the magic happens within the Gnarbox. The app comes with all professional features, allowing you to make incredibly complex videos and show-reels using footage directly from your photo/video capturing device. You can even share the content in its full-resolution glory with other people, all through your phone! Think about it. We may one day be making/editing Oscar-winning movies and documentaries… completely on our phones.

An absolute god-sent for traveling photographers and filmmakers, the Gnarbox does three incredible things. It securely stores all your data from all your devices in one single place. It eliminates the need to carry your laptop with you to edit insanely heavy files. Lastly, as a creative, it allows you to instantly work on your projects, saving crucial time while also making sure you can easily begin creating content as soon as inspiration strikes!

Designer: Gnarbox

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Can a chandelier save the earth?

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So… Can a chandelier save the earth? Yes it most certainly can! This strangely green looking chandelier styled to fit comfortably into any Wes Anderson movie can actually purify air. How, you ask? Each appropriately designed leaf-shaped module comprises micro-algae that when exposed to light, become active and cleanse the air of excess carbon dioxide.

Titled Exhale, the bionic chandelier explores applications of biotechnology in our day to day lives to improve quality of living. The algae within the leaves mimic the action of the leaf by absorbing CO2 and release O2 in the process. Each petal contains green algae, sustained by a drip-feed of nutrients and water, and lit by LED lights… resulting in a light fixture that illuminates, beautifies, and purifies the space!

Designer: Julian Melchiorri

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Into the Light

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Into The Light is a twenty-year retrospective coffee table book of Jérôme Brunet’s award-winning music photography. Featuring a foreword by rock legend Steve Miller, the book showcases musical luminaries such as B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Slash, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, Santana, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, U2, The Who, Pink Floyd and The Rolling Stones. There will be two versions of the book: the Regular Edition (hardcover with approximately 200 pages, 11×13 inches in size and printed on heavyweight, high quality paper) and the Deluxe Edition (autographed copy of the book in a deluxe cloth covered slipcase featuring an exclusive 8×10″ signed & numbered Fine Art Print of “B.B. King live at the Fox”). Interested readers are encouraged to pay a visit to the book’s Kickstarter page to learn more and make a pledge.