Have you ever wondered what will be left of our culture in a few thousand years? What will our descendants find when digging in the ground? The art and design studio Bughouse has a creative vision of this, and the DJ Turntable ($495.00) is an example of that vision. Each piece is individually casted and color stained. It, of course, doesn’t play.
This is just one example of the pieces available in the Future Fossils series (the most expensive actually—everything else is under $100); other pieces include joysticks, photo cameras, video cameras and more.
Buy it on Bughouse’s website.
You can’t exactly buy this bus yet (you can find London’s double-deckers for sale after they are dismissed), but the new London’s Double Decker ($TBA)sports a really futuristic look. The bus is designed by Thomas Heatherwick, and it’s the first time in more than 50 years that the city commissions a new bus design. A first small fleet of buses will be hitting London’s streets in early 2012. This is so much cooler than your mini-van.
I have two problems: I always have a thousand things going on and my memory is terrible. Small, simple and minimal, the Desk-It Weekly Calendar ($10) is the perfect solution for both of these problems. Since it has a sticky edge, you’ll be able to easily place your weekly calendar wherever you can see it best, so you won’t ever miss an appointment again.
You can buy it on Poketo
I’m a real sucker for prints and art pieces in general. That’s why you’ll see at least one every week here on Awesomery, starting with Coral Houd ($1,200), a limited edition piece from James Jean. This also just happens to be one of the only two pieces not yet sold out on his website . It’s a signed and numbered edition of 10 and it features accents of palladium leaf. Fancy.
You can buy it on James Jean’s website
The SoundLink Wireless Mobile speaker ($299) is Bose’s response to the successful Jawbone Jambox. While the actual speaker comes in black, you can spice it up by purchasing a colorful cover for $29. If you think your Jambox volume and quality isn’t enough, though it comes with a higher price tag and a bigger size, the SoundLink Wireless Mobile speaker could be a good upgrade.
You buy yours on Amazon
If you were looking to impress people with your bicycle, this bike will serve you well. The Van Hulsteijn (From $2,090) sports a unique frame design that will not go unnoticed. To complement this gorgeous frame, you’ll find Ghisallo wooden rims as well as a custom designed shifter.
You can find more information at vanhulsteijn.com
Considering everything that’s happening around the world, the Now Panic And Freak Out t-shirt ($12) is the perfect t-shirt to invite everyone to behave responsibly. Of course, the design is inspired by the famous posters Keep Calm and Carry On, a poster produced by the British government in 1939 during the beginning of the Second World War.
It’s available for men and women on Threadless
Vespas are probably one of the most iconic pieces of Italian design. Now, imagine how cool it would be to bring one of those in your office and sit on it all day. While sitting eight hours on a Vespa seat may not sound very comfortable, the Vespa Seat ($TBA) made by Bel & Bel, will prove you wrong. Built from old Vespa parts found in scrap yards, each scooter chair is unique, and comes numbered with a certificate of authenticity just like a piece of art.
You can find more info at Bel & Bel’s website.
Feeling lazy today? Tired of having to walk everywhere? Do you wish you had a Segway but you don’t really have a place to store it? Well, today is your lucky day.
On Kickstarter you’ll be able to pre-order one of the first 100 pairs of spnKiX ($500), the world’s first pair motorized shoes. These battery-powered shoes can do 2-3 miles on a single charge–it takes about 2 hours for a full charge–and are controlled via a small wireless remote.
Move over kid-wearing-nonmotorized-wheel-shoes!
More info on Kickstart.