leibal:

Teacup is a minimalist design created by Finland-based designer Laura Bougdanos forMagisso. Thanks to the triangle bottom and inbuilt and removable strainer, it is easy to adjust the strength of tea depending on your taste without making a mess. All you need is tea and hot water. The teacup is available in either pure black or snow white.

smarterplanet:

Ikea’s Augmented-Reality Catalog Might Be the Company’s Best-Made Product Yet | Gizmodo

We’ve already shared our favorite items from Ikea’s 2013 product catalog, but what we didn’t know was that as of July 31st, the catalog itself will be an interactive product of the latest augmented-reality technology.

iOS and Android users who download the Ikea catalog app, will be able to unlock video features, interactive experiences with products on the page, photo galleries and additional decorating inspiration.

Developed by the creative agency McCann, the AR app is a project that the Swedish build-it-yourself furniture empire has been working on for quite a while, since 2011 when they first expressed interset in bridging the print/digital divide. Linus Karlsson, Global Chief Creative Officer of McCann, explained to Wired that replacing the paper catalog with an entirely digital product wouldn’t make sense, “If you had a magazine that had 211 million copies in circulation, you just would’t end it. That would be crazy.”

With this added digital layer, shopping Ikea’s collection will become a little bit easier—an “X-ray” feature allows you to peer inside cabinets, for example, making a trip to the brick-and-mortar store potentially unnecessary. (Not enough of Ikea’s collection is available for purchase online to cut out a trip to the store entirely.)

photojojo:

The Swivl is like having your own personal cameraman!

Just stick your iPhone, Android or camera in the stand, and it’ll follow your every move via a sensor that you wear!

Shoot videos of yourself or your friends without worrying about who’s going to hold the camera.

The iPhone Swivl is Like Your Own Personal Cameraman