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Minus-8 timepieces. bold watches.

Minus 8 timepieces have come to embody a bold exploration into anintensely simple presentation of time.

Newly launched brand Minus-8 is a true celebration of industrial processes and solid design .
the 4 models are bold and honest, a sweet mix of design precision, raw elegance and true craftsmanship.

Minus 8 draws its name and lifestyle inspiration from the industrious and creative spirit spilling over into the world from the Pacific Time Zone (- 8 hours from GMT).


 
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MINUS-8 : MARK 3 Designed in California, USA

TIME IS RELATIVE

In the International Date System, the West Coast of the United States carries the label Coordinated Universal Time Standard -8 (CUT - 8). The MINUS 8 brand, consisting of products designed in this West Coast culture, is proud of its position on the world stage and takes its name from this international nomenclature. Time is relative. We are only aware of its passing if change occurs. The MINUS 8 watch references our dependence on change through a series of subtle color shifts, each step only visible in the context of the others. This color shift is achieved through the process of Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD.) PVD is an industrial coating process which is inherently time dependent. A raw stainless piece is placed in a vacuum chamber where a hard coating accumulates over time. More time in the chamber produces a thicker coating and a more opaque color.
- See more at: http://www.astrostudios.com/projects/view/minus-8/#sthash.eQwLl3QF.dpuf
The Mark 3 is our starting point because its initial presentation reveals the brand’s central design ethos—bold simplicity. As the face transitions from right to left, the unique stainless steel, PVD coated split case design creates a powerful line of demarcation between the busy past and a simplified future. An elemental three-hand movement stresses its fundamental point-of-view, while the inclusion of a reprogrammable NFC chip embedded in the silicone wristband allows the user to extend a single-minded function from the watch into our digital life.
The CONCEPT 24’s face architecture explores the layers that separate us from the essence of time and presents us with the fundamentals—three-hand movement, 24 hour scale, month, date and weekday. It’s housing utilizes a completely original design strategy that stacks individual PVD coated/colored stainless steel layers to create an internal/external gradient effect and visual flow down to the watch face. The impact is bold, and simple. CONCEPT 24 takes the idea of deliberate functionality one step further by adding an integrated, programmable NFC chip into the silicone band so wearers can automate a single task in their digital life
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Intel North Cape :A detachable Tablet done Right.

Windows 8 crosses the boundaries from traditional desktop computing to mobile touch user experience. Intel’s latest Fourth Gen Intel® Core™ Processor supports both the high performance requirements of traditional PC experience and the low power and weight requirements of mobile touch applications.

 Intel and ARTEFACT embarked on a journey to build “North Cape,” a premium consumer-focused 13” convertible computer, whose ingenious features and capabilities would illustrate the potential of detachable tablets in the future of home computing. The focus of the project was to optimize the device both for touch and productivity, without adding cumbersome mechanisms or interactions. Our ultimate goal was to enable a seamless transition between the modes, in order to create a truly differentiated experience.
 - more info on ARTEFACT's website ... more info on Behance

CHeck it out ...#SOFLES #ART #GRAFFITI



Hyper cube - Tesseract by 1024 architecture.

-“We simply want the audience to feel like being in a kinetic, dynamic space, that is fully ‘audio-reactive,’” 1024 partner Francois Wunsche tells Co.Design about the sculpture and the music that they created to go along with it. “We want the audience to actually experience space, to feel its geometrical characteristics.”

TESSERACT aka HyperCube from 1024 on Vimeo.

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Juicebox by Artefact

-Juice Box is an open energy system concept that allows people to capture energy from multiple sources, store and transport it to where it is needed, and power devices even in the remotest locations. Designed to be flexible, Juice Box supports multiple energy sources—from the electrical grid, to solar, car battery, or even kinetic. It is our vision for a simple device that gives people, regardless of where they live, safe and reliable access to much-needed electrical power.

Juice Box from Artefact on Vimeo.

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Pencil by Fiftythree

-Today is the day, after releasing "book", a service to print your artwork directly on a moleskine , Fiftythree is releasing their first ever physical product called "pencil" , an active stylus that compliment their award winning application "paper" . Check on their website to discover what Pencil has to offer,but trust me , this is one comfortable and intuitive piece of hardware. Palm rejection, eraser,finger recognition ( blend effect) ..... check them out... more info

La-fonction launch their first product : Item 01

-A truly mobile working station disguised in a premium leather bag, La Fonction n°1 provide unwanted light-reflection protection as well as augmented privacy for those open space or coffee shop working sessions . Constructed out of genuine leather this mobile workstation/ carrying unit is the first product of a new softgood brand created by french Design consultancy piKs called la fonction. A brand based on the balance between craftmanship, use of qualitative materials and highly functional products. check la fonction on facebook

La fonction numéro 1 from La Fonction on Vimeo.

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Inform:Interacting With a Dynamic Shape Display

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inFORM - Interacting With a Dynamic Shape Display from Tangible Media Group on Vimeo.

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PTEROIS by Neekoe

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PTEROIS from NEEKOE on Vimeo.

check out the process video .

PTEROIS - Process from NEEKOE on Vimeo.

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Ara by Motorola meet Phonebloks: Open hardware platform for Smart Phone

-Ara is developing a free, open hardware platform for creating highly modular smartphones. Led by Motorola’s Advanced Technology and Projects group Project ARA want to do for hardware what the Android platform has done for software. "Our goal is to drive a more thoughtful, expressive, and open relationship between users, developers, and their phones. To give you the power to decide what your phone does, how it looks, where and what it’s made of, how much it costs, and how long you’ll keep it." The design for Project Ara consists of what we call an endoskeleton (endo) and modules. The endo is the structural frame that holds all the modules in place. A module can be anything, from a new application processor to a new display or keyboard, an extra battery, a pulse oximeter--or something not yet thought of! The ARA team et with Dave Hakkens, the creator of Phonebloks.The community he's been building will be necessary for Motorola to turn Ara into a success story. more info

Box

-Box explores the synthesis of real and digital space through projection-mapping onto moving surfaces. The short film documents a live performance, captured entirely in camera. botndolly.com/box

Box from Bot & Dolly on Vimeo.

Hyper Matrix

2012 Yeosu EXPO HYUNDAI MOTOR GROUP _ Hyper-Matrix from Media artist group: jonpasang on Vimeo.

Silk Pavilion - made by human and worms.

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SILK PAVILION from Mediated Matter Group on Vimeo.

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Light infection / Bad Wolf / Roger Molls /Hide

WOW, check this out ,latest video from Bad Wolf production , aka Ben Fry on a Roger Molls Track remixed by Wako . Looks like the The original Cone Prod French crew is going the extra miles on this one, proud of you guys, keep the good work .   -
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Roger Molls on set !

- Roger Molls on set for his latest video clip . !
Pics by Marine Temperman.
 
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My experience from Smart Fabric 2013 : Stretching the fabric of reality

-Hey there, check out my latest blog-post on Artefact's website about Smart Fabric 2013 event . http://www.artefactgroup.com/#/content/smart-fabrics-2013 more info

Blooming body

Blooming Body from Alejandro Cavallo on Vimeo.

Fashion video for designer Langdi Lin Created by Alejandro Cavallo

Glitch by Digital Quark

-The latest work from a good friend :Laurent Barrois aka The digital Quark
Glitch from The Digital Quarks on Vimeo.

Neuromaencer, the most beautiful tumblr site I stumbled upon so far .

-The Neuromaencer blog is full of crazy images, beautiful visuals ,but what's make it unique is that this crazy Tumblr site is uploaded in gradient , creating a different special mood every time you scroll for your viewing experience,sensitive soul be careful, some images are crude or violent but the overall collection is stunning. i love it. done






Beautiful White paper

Skinsucka

-Studio XO is a fashion and technology company that creates and engineers interactive wearable experiences at the crossroads of physical-digital media. check them out via electricfoxy