Highway to Tilt

Thursday April 26, 2012

Every legend gets their own pinball machine: The Creature From the Black Lagoon, Rocky, KISS and now... AC/DC.

Tell us the time

Monday April 23, 2012

There's something brilliantly literal about this timepiece from Doug's Word Clocks. Imagine saying, "Oi, clock, tell us the time!" And it does! In words!


Saturday April 21, 2012

We've been fans of stop motion ever since Wallace and Gromit built a rocket in their basement. This new app won't get us to such animated heights, but it's a step closer.

A fan of metal

Wednesday April 18, 2012

Amsterdam artist-come-industrial-designer Lex Pott loves his metal, but unlike most Northern Europeans his obsession doesn't make him burn down churches and wear human teeth around his neck.

Every day icons

Monday April 16, 2012

We're rather taken with the work of Amsterdam-based designer Tim Boelaars, who's created a collection of monochrome icon sets for various aspects of modern-day life.

Into the arcade

Friday April 13, 2012

Stuart McBrien played his first pin when he was 11 years old and has since amassed a collection of 80-something machines. He let us have a gander at his collection and offered some tips on starting our own.

Chappelli Cycles

Wednesday April 11, 2012

The chaps at Chappelli are lifting us out of chocolate/beer-induced comas and onto a pushie.

Mieke Meijer

Tuesday April 10, 2012

We've been having a bit of a makeover in the Smith offices lately, so in between Changing Rooms flashbacks* and marathon eBay bidding sessions we've become somewhat obsessed with desk and workspace design. Which is how we stumbled on the work of Dutch designer Mieke Meijer.

Literature heavyweights

Sunday April 01, 2012

They look like the kind of leather-bound books you'd find in a room smelling of rich mahogany, but these chunky classics are actually salvaged bricks.

Bamboo = Better

Thursday March 29, 2012

If you want to protect your iThing from the cruel world's scratchy stuff without bubble wrapping it, then we've got something for you.