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"Why this product?
Durable, functional and weighted like a bullet, this brass sharpener earns its keep with minimal effort.Little more than a rotating brass knurl, a sharp stainless steel blade, a couple of screws and a sculpted hunk of solid brass, it manages to do more with less. A turn of the knurl produces three kinds of points: a sharp one for fine and precise lines, a medium one for letter-writing, and a rounded one for sketching and shading."
Faced with the dilemma of different pencil-sharpness needs for different tasks, a group of German engineers in the 1950s developed this functional, no-nonsense tool. It was the first of its kind, and is produced by Dux, a company that’s been making pencil sharpeners out of their German factory for a hundred years.
Weird 'snot' created by Noda Akira for Make Tokyo Meeting 07, which is an LED inserted in your nose that lights up when you breathe. Akira's nose light uses a small temperature monitor attached to an electrical circuit that fits into his nostril. Akira says that the device feels like "dried snot", and adds that it is possible to wear two at once...
"I created this work, inspired by the Egyptians and the so called Arab spring. The visual starting point is the Molotov cocktail that has been the weapon of choice for the protesters. There is a connection in any conflict between the combatants."
The Micropod(£10,890+) is a small garden studio, measuring only 2.5 x 2.0m. It looks cool.
"Specifically designed as the ideal solution for homeworkers, their compact design means they will fit unobtrusively into most gardens. The walls and ceilings can be finished with modern white beech panels and the engineered timber or natural rubber floor comes complete with low energy Scandinavian underfloor heating. Similar to our other pods, contemporary large frameless rooflights with self cleaning glass for your convenience can be installed along with integral desks and shelving."