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Archive | February, 2007

…Paul Rodriguez loves Nike?

Paul Rodriguez

With the release of Nike SB’s Zoom Paul Rodriguez II line, they’ve dedicated an entire section of their website to telling the story of the shoe. It’s an interesting look at some of the design decisions that go into a shoe like this, including:

  • The 22 perforations on the vamp identify Paul’s age.
  • Deep, anatomically correct horizontal and longitudinal flex grooves for excellent outsole flexibility.

If you’re looking to add a little flashy skateboard style to you shoe collection, the Paul Rodriguez IIs are sure to please.

[Nike SB – Zoom Paul Rodriguez II]

[Via: High Snobiety]

…Vending machines can make pizzas?

Wonder Pizza

Americans love the convenience of the vending machine, but would you trust one to crank out a fresh baked pizza for you? Wonder Pizza, and Italian creation, “holds, cooks and serves 9” whole pizza pies in just 2 minutes”. 6 million R&D dollars went into the design and manufacture of this machine, and the end result looks like a pizza ATM, but judging by the popularity of drive through lanes and convenience store food, I’d say it’s going to be a success.

[Wonder Pizza]

[Via: Tastespotting]

…Beers should be launched from your fridge?

Remember when you thought robots were going to be able to do anything and everything for you in the near future? Well, besides vacuuming and moping, they can’t, but this one at least brings that dream one step closer. The Beer Launching Fridge, created by John W. Cornwell, stores and distributes up to 10 cold ones at the touch of a remote controlled button. Laziness never looked so cool.

[Beer Launching Fridge]

…Office chairs aren’t comfortable?

Freedom Chair

The Aeron chair is synonymous with the rise and fall of the dot com bomb, but a new breed of chairs is taking aim at the unpoped Web2.0 bubble. Examples include Humanscale’s Freedom chair, with “a counterbalance system that adjusts itself like scales to the sitter’s weight as he or she reclines, eliminating the need for recline controls”. Lower back pain, your days are numbered.


[Via: Popular Science]

[Via: Gizmodo]

…The lunch box is back?

Lunch Boxes

Kii Arens of the “La-La Land” gallery in LA has teamed up with Dark Horse Comics to bring some cool back to the lunch box. 25 artists, including Joe Ledbetter, Shag, Gary Baseman, and Greg “Craola” Simkins contributed designs, and the results are beautifully retro. The PB&J revival has begun.

[Dark Horse Comics]

[La-La Land Gallery]

[Via: Format Magazine]