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Apple iPhone 4

Apple iPhone 4

I was sceptical when I saw the Gizmodo leak about the new Apple iPhone 4 — surely it was just a prototype casing, I thought.

My reasoning at the time was that it seemed to go against the grain in terms of where Apple appeared to be going with the new streamlined, almost aerodynamic form factors of recent offerings — something I have to say I am not a fan of. One of the reasons I held on so long to my old G4 Powerbook (which I am now forced to replaced due to it’s recent demise) was that I liked the basic boxyness of it’s shape, the exposed screws and the slight lack of refinement in it’s construction. It had an ‘engineering project’ feel about it which I loved.

Well I was wrong and I am glad I was wrong because I love the new iPhone. It has an almost Bauhaus quality with it’s spare glass and steel construction and simple disc shaped volume buttons. There has been criticism from some about the exposed screws — not sleek or minimal enough and not very ‘Apple’ they say – well I beg to differ. To me this new direction for the iPhone represents a return to form.

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Addict X Pele Sports S1 Football

To celebrate South Africa 2010, Addict have released a selection of limited edition hand stitched Addict X Pele Sports S1 footballs.

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GORUCK GR1

GORUCK GR1

GR1 is the original GORUCK product and represents GORUCK’s highest standards of functionality and durability. Built in the USA of 100% military grade materials and tough enough for Special Forces, GR1 is a daypack for any environment.

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Tokyo Bike

More about slow, than fast, Tokyo Bike believes that speed is not always the aim, destination is only part of the story, and losing yourself in a city’s small back lanes and expansive parks and gardens, is one way of switching off and escaping it all.

Tokyo Bike

Tokyo Bike is a small and independent bicycle company founded by bicycle enthusiast Ichiro Kanai in the old Tokyo suburb of Yanaka eight years ago. Designed for the city, each bicycle weights between 9 and 11 kilos making it easy to carry up to your apartment and light to ride. To make the stops and starts of urban riding smoother, bikes have been designed with a smaller 650 diameter wheel.

Tokyo Bike

The Tokyo Bike story is about reasonably priced, simple bikes, pared back to the basic elements, that are easy to ride and to carry and are available in a wide range of colours.

Currently only in Tokyo and Sydney, Tokyo Bike will be opening very soon in London.

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ALPA 12 TC camera

The ALPA 12 TC camera, designed by Zurich based studio Estragon for Swiss camera manufacturer ALPA, operates as a 6×9 roll-film or 60 megapixel digital camera. A range of accessories, including a rosewood handle, can be attached to any of the sides of its compact square shape.

Via Dezeen.

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Flock mobile

I love mobiles. Flock, from Bookhou, is a particularly fine one, formed from hand laminated maple veneer cut into differently shaped abstract birds.

Via of paper and things.

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1961 Ferrari 250 GT Comp/61 Short

Now that is a nice car. One of 10 most beautiful cars on NAXMIX.

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Sen7

Sen7 is a compact, beautifully engineered, refillable perfume atomizer that enables you to carry your favourite fragrance with you anywhere. It has even gets the nod from airport security having been licensed for passenger hand luggage.

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COTEetCIEL

Characterised along a minimalist aesthetic, Paris-based accessory brand, COTEetCIEL, is crafted from strong, hard-wearing materials, including recycled PET bottle fabric, durable cotton canvas, and high grade neoprene.

COTEetCIEL

Finished with the softest premium microfibres for optimal protection & cleansing results and with ergonomic fitting systems and expandable exterior pockets, here is a range of rucksacks, messenger bags, sleeves and pouches that combines practicality with aestheticism.

COTEetCIEL

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Space Age Lights

Space Age Lights

Space Age Lights

Space Age Lights, 12 May – 05 September, Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy.

Via Daily Icon.

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