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Microduino Up Close

microduino0.jpg Happy Chinese New Year! As we celebrate the new year ~ and also start working on some hardware projects… fun fact i learned this week is that Chinese New Year not only shuts down a lot of businesses in asia, but if you’re trying to get things shipped or manufactured, this is a bad week to do it! So long story short, our order of Microduinos should have been made 24 hours before… and we could have had them NOW instead of a few weeks from now. Luckily, thanks to the power of the internet, the very nice folks at Microduino met up with us in person yesterday to get us a few modules to get the project going!

THEY ARE SO SMALL! Impressively small in fact… and stackable! While i can’t tell you what we’re working on (yet!) i had to share how adorably tiny they are! They are even open source and Arduino compatible. Microduino started on Kickstarter and were successfully funded back in October, and are steadily growing their module capabilities. Take a peek at them up close on the next page!

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Skookum Dog Gear

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Bare Conductive Flashing Cards

Here’s the latest from London-based editor and resident zoologist, Justine Aw ~ in addition to her other Top Drawer finds, we LOVE these semi DIY cards that use Bare Conductive’s Electric Paint.

topdrawer5.jpg Bare Conductive’s Flashing Card Sets are a fun use of their Electric Paint. We Draw our own circuits and light up the Conductive Encounters!

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Quin Candy

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Einstök Beer - Icelandic Craft Ales

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Stranger & Stranger Holiday 2013 Tees

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What We Do - Let's Get Lost - You & Me

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YETI Coolers

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Printstagr.am Tinybooks

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Bruce Lee Playing Cards by Dan&Dave

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Ram Trucks Rambox

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Homesickness Fighting Tech

sheratontech.jpg This post is brought to you by Sheraton. Click here to explore Sheraton Club.

It’s amazing what you can do at home… while away from home these days! In fact, it feels like it gets harder and harder to get homesick even while bouncing around the globe. With internet available while flying, even that oasis is a tough one to claim being completely disconnected. With cell phone roaming getting cheaper and simpler, you don’t even have to worry about changing phone numbers or gasp being completely out of touch. In our first post in this travel series sponsored by Sheraton, I shared ways that internet resources can help you explore new cities like a local. This time, let’s take a peek at the little things you can use that keep you grounded and feeling like home no matter what time it is wherever you are or how many planes you just hopped around on… see the next page!

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Aesop 2013 Holiday Packaging

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Motorola Moto X Pop Up Box

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The 3Doodler

doodel.jpg The 3Doodler Unboxing is here! Handheld 3D printing is as fun (if not more) and challenging and glue gun like as expected… but there is something odd and bizarrely satisfying about the process too… see our first experiments!

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Equil JOT Smartpen

equil.jpg Hands on and unboxing of the new Equil JOT Smartpen! We get an up close look at the gorgeous packaging and design details, as well as checking out how you can take notes and sketch on just about ANYTHING and have it immediately viewable/editable/shareable on your iPhone/iPad and more!

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In Pursuit of Magic

magicmain.jpg On fun surprises that just came in the mail, this cute In Pursuit of Magic Stencil Set from ” two female street artists on a crusade to elevate consciousness and amplify meaning in the world.” as their Facebook says.

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Seattle Adventures: Aleph Geddis

alephgeddis.jpg One of my favorite discoveries while in Seattle are these incredible hand carved wooden chairs by Aleph Geddis that are in Totokaelo Man!

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Cycle Dog 3-Play Turtle

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IKEA Lillabo Toy Cars

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Highland Park 15 Infused Beef Jerky

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24 hour clock by Tauba Auerbach

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Nike Studio Wrap 3 in 1

nike.jpg Experiment of the week, i’ve been trying out superposts that live over at NOTCOT.org! So click the pic to see the photos, details, and more!

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Highlights from Top Drawer

topmai.jpg Here’s the latest from NOTCOT’s London-based editor and resident zoologist, Justine Aw.

This morning, I made my way to Top Drawer at London Olympia. The show features a wide range of suppliers and was filled with fun products and design inspiration. Here are a few of our highlights featuring designers from Britain as well as around the world, including Australia, Sweden and more! Can’t wait to see more of these products in stores soon! Check it all out on the next page.

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Container #1: Hot & Cold

containernew.jpg Wow. Here is the unboxing of the first edition of CONTAINER from ARTOMATIC. “A new publication about the nature and culture of objects — a magazine that takes the idea of varying content from different contributors beyond the standard format of a printed book.” This first issue , #1: Hot&Cold is a fascinatingly fun theme, and all the artists/contributors took varying twists on the theme in a variety of mediums! The result has been my desk covered in fascinating objects that i seem to notice new details in every time i poke at them further… and all encased in… a CONTAINER, in this case, a styrofoam mini ice chest of goodies (how appropriate?)

This first edition of CONTAINER is limited to 200, and each is individually numbered and signed by each contributor. While i’ve been fascinated by this collection for some time now, the hardest part about writing this post is how much there is in here! Truly this new publication has held my interest (and helped inspire me) far longer than most print mags which i often read through in a few minutes. And beyond what is in the box itself, the digital side is equally fascinating - there is a whole CONTAINER development tumblr, which is an AMAZING look at the random thoughts, design details, and prototypes that lead to the objects in the box now, as well as the CONTAINER blog, with even more stories! The truth is, seeing, feeling, playing with the objects is only the tip of the iceberg to these though provoking pieces. This one contains objects from Accept & Proceed, James Bridle, Daniel Eatock, Malcolm Garrett, David Hieatt, Leila Johnston, Mother, Rebecca and Mike, Nic Roope & Violetta Boxill, John V Willshire, and each piece is manufactured in the UK exclusively for this edition of CONTAINER. The unboxing definitely had that magical Christmas morning feeling, of endless wonders to unwrap, so go take a peek at the unboxing on the next page, with the assistance of the (not so small) puppy!

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