The iconic Bic pen is to the rest of the world, what the MonAmi 153 is to South Korea. Largely unheard of outside its home country, the MonAmi 153 ballpoint pen is a fascinating glimpse at what has become an isolated design icon halfway around the globe. A cultural symbol of post-war Korea. I love the simplistic form and retracting mechanism that’s been untouched since its design in 1963. Best of all the 153 is my favorite go to sketcher’s pen, as line weights are smooth and controllable, and the retractable design means there’s no cap to misplace. Use it Love it!. [...]
The 2013 Consumer Electronics Show was bigger than ever. This year we saw more of an evolution of trends than a radical new direction or market segment. However more than ever before the underlining theme exhibited throughout CES 2013 was the influence of your smart mobile devices. Of course there is the ever expanding eco system of accessories, but the really noticeable change was the ability for your devices to communicate, interact and control a much wider group of everyday products. The most extreme being a fork? Take a look to see our summary of this year’s CES 2013 trends.
The 2013 International CES was the largest in the show’s 45+ year history. As we roamed around 3,250 exhibitors unveiling 20,000 new products into a massive 37 football fields of exhibit space, certain products resonated with us more than others. Those are the ones we share with you in this year’s White Box’s Best of CES 2013.
Button 2.0 is definitely one of those products that’s so obvious you wonder why you hadn’t thought of it. Provides a solution to an everyday problem and is one very simple product.
Now it’s great having a clever idea but the real challenge is you still need to manufacture, market, and sell it. The missing link is Shapeways, best described as the Kinko’s of 3D [...]
In the world of precision-engineered headphones with premium materials (and price tags), Grado Labs decides to plunk a quality sound driver into a utilitarian housing, and calls it a day. In doing so, they’ve developed an adoring audiophile fanbase myself included for their no-nonsense philosophy [...]