Endoscope cameras are not just for doctors! You can now solve household problems like retrieving small objects lost down drains or inspect internal clogs. The WIFI Borescope by Depstech, is a waterproof inspection camera. It teams up with your mobile phone or tablet via WIFI to help you examine these inaccessible areas in your home and beyond. You’ll also be able to use the device to record your inspection process.
FoodnotFood is a clever art and photography project by Michigan based graphic designer Kristina Lechner. What she does is to make delicious looking fake food from household items. Her creativity knows no bounds as she is able to find just the right material to masquerade as food.
Take a lot of pictures? Then you are probably chronically short on memory space. If you have an iPhone 6 or 6S, then you are in luck. The SanDisk iXpand Memory case not only protects your smartphone, it actually adds on storage capacity.
The hard cases come in a variety of colors and in 3 choices of storage capacities – 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB. The cost ranges from $59 to $129. There is clearly no such thing as too much storage space!
Seiji Kawasaki is an extraordinary Japanese wood carver who makes carved wooded faux food. He takes whittling to a whole new level with his ability to transform a block of wood into all kinds of realistic looking food items!
The Camera Lift-Strap is one of those new products which makes one go, “why didn’t someone think of this before?” The simple strap allows photographers on the move to simply clip their heavy cameras to their backpacks. This saves neck strain and allows for longer pain free hours of photography!
Sarah Rosado is a New York based self taught artist who has been creative all her life. She now expresses her talent through not just art and design but also photography. Her newest series is Project Oats where famous paintings are recreated with oatmeal! What a delightful and fun project!
There is still a great deal of appeal for analogue photographs even in today’s digital world. One passionate photographer, Tom Bates has an unusual Kickstarter project called Shots/on\Stone which offers a unique way to appreciate photographs. He wanted to return to the roots of print-making. What he does is to create analog prints on natural stone tiles. These can then be used singularly or in groups as wall art. A lovely way to preserve special memories!
Washington based Jon Almeda is a potter and designer who used to make things much larger than he does now. He explains the change : “Throwing small really allows me to focus on the shape and form of a piece. It is a very meditative form of creation. I enjoy the process of making small vases and bowls that without any scale or context look exactly like their larger counterpart in detail and proportion.”
Travellers cannot be too careful. It is all too easy for pickpockets to access a backpack without the owner noticing. XDDesign, a Birmingham, UK company has come up with a clever anti-theft backpack called the Bobby. They thought about a lot of things to make sure the backpack will block pickpockets but is also comfortable to wear.
Hine Mizushima is a Japanese born, Canada-based designer/illustrator best known for her playful felted flora and fauna art. These charming needle felted creations are inspired by all sorts of marine life, fungi and mushrooms and insects. These are not the typical cute and cuddly animals chosen for soft plush toys but the artist makes them so!