Posts Tagged 'retro'

Lomography Petzval Lens: Retro-Fantastic Goodness for Your Modern DSLR

Photography has come a long way since its beginnings, but there are still some amazing things to be discovered by looking at how things worked back then. Inspired by the early days of photography, this lens has been re-engineered from one that was invented in the 19th century.

petzval lens dslr lomography

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Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Concept: Holy Blow Dry, Batman!

There’s no doubt about it, but retro-modernism is here to stay. Check out this amazing concept created by Aston Martin to celebrate their 100th anniversary! I can already imagine toupées and hair flying all over the place, as the Speedster zips down the road. One the plus side, once you get one, you will no longer need a blow dryer.

aston martin cc 100 speedster concept

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8-Bit Cases for iPhone 5 and iPad Mini: Your Gadgets Love the 80s

There’s something very appealing about giant pixels, especially when you can find them all over your gadgets. The company behind these big pixel cases and sleeves has released cases and sleeves for the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini. Now all your shiny new Apple gizmos can be retro’d out in 8-bit style.

8 bit cases 1

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Project Ayr: The Art Deco HTPC

Many people have a home theater PC sitting right next to their HDTVs. It’s not always the best-looking solution to manage your media, but oftentimes it’s the most functional. There’s no reason why your HTPC should look ugly. Check out this awesome design that Jeffrey Stephenson came up with.

project ayr fanless htpc

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Karlsson Twin Bell Alarm Clock

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There’s something about the way that an old school alarm sounds. It can wake up almost anyone. This classic looking Karlsson Twin Bell Alarm Clock comes in black, white or grey, with the rest of the clock matching. At about four inches in diameter, it’s perfect for your desk or bedside table.

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Tetris Sculptures: Get Stacking!

Tetris is an amazing game. I have played that game for hours upon hours on the funky green screen of my old Game Boy. There have been many different versions of the game that have released over the years, but there’s something just so right about the original. The artist behind these sculptures must have felt the same way, with these clearly Tetris-inspired sculptures.

tetris sculptures real life

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Lomography Diana Baby 110: This Lomo Fits in the Palm of Your Hand

What’s there not to love about Lomography and their various low-fi cameras. Sure, your smartphone probably has nicer resolution, but the analog flavor of these little cameras is hard to beat, even with Instagram’s retro effect filters.

diana 110 baby lomography lomo camera

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Best of Etsy: Handcrafted Powered Speakers

080712_rg_LovelyHandSpeakers_01.jpgThere are many passive amplifiers/speakers available on Etsy, but more often than not, the paltry built-in speakers of your smartphone or tablet aren’t powerful enough to share your music effectively with other people. These handmade solutions offer some interesting options for those who can’t go without powered speakers.

Read more @ Apartment Therapy

Tombox Speakers: The Upcycled Sound

There’s something about old speaker housings, especially from the 60s and 70s. They are usually thick, big things that have a great look with design appeal. These speakers made from discarded old speakers that have been upgraded with new components.

tombox speaker reused recycled upcycled audio

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MakerBot Mixtape: 3D Print an MP3 Player

Using cassettes to create mixtapes was a fun time to spend an afternoon when you were a kid. There’s something oddly pleasing about this analog media format. Thankfully, if you’ve got a MakerBot in your shed, you can make a modern version of the mixtape, by 3D printing an MP3 player in the shape of a cassette.

makerbot mixtape 3d printed mp3 player

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