Really design Ipod/Iphone dock. Open Mirror might be the alternative of a swish Bang & Olufsen CD player with the sliding doors. Italian firm Digital Habits designed Open Mirror,an oval mirror and custom iPhone/iPod dock with integrated speakers, motion-tracking controls and a mirror ideal to practice your lip-syncing skills in.
In the closed position the mirror is oval-shaped. Slide the mirror open to reveal a docking station for your iPhone or iPod to connect. Your various hand movements can control the volume, skip to the next song, or even pause the song you’re on.
Digital Habits has released the design of the Open Mirror hardware under the open-source license, which means you can download the schematics and build the whole thing yourself. Alternatively, they’re selling the various parts for you to piece it together, DIY-style, though you’ll still need to buy the Arduino separately and flash it with the appropriate software.
Furniture designer Mitz Takahashi, born in Osaka and based Montreal, creates his signature collection of pieces using about 80% recycled wood and materials. Each piece has a mid-century feel with unique characteristics, often with a combination of beautiful woods.
Working mainly on a commission basis, Takahashi crafts everything from bookshelves to guitar amps, and attempts to minimize even more waste by packing flat his designs when possible. His keen eye for harmoniously blending various types of wood keeps his furniture feeling cohesively pieced together, and the smooth finishes breathe new life into each design.
Takahashi’s sustainable style isn’t always serious. He recently created a small product line of humorous gifts like his “medieval assholes” coaster set, which showcases his ability to poke fun as well as his fine crafting skills.
For more information on Takahashi and his inspired designs, check out his site or contact him directly for commissions or sales inquiries.