nixon headphones

http://image.nixonnow.com/image/product_detail/season2/soft_goods/hero/H001-hero-200.jpg it has been brought to my attention by fellow product designer michael harris that nixon have bought out a range of headphones. the 'wire 6mm' range of earphones are my favourite, especially the red ones (above). they are selling for $60, which isn't too bad either. they also have a range of full headphones (below the below), which are around $100, which are also pretty cool.

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Nomadic -
you might know the brand nixon for their watches, which i always knew about from skateboard magazines and shops. they have a pretty impressive team, which includes tony hawk, bob burnquist, danny way, paul rodriguez, colin mckay, rick mccrank, ryan sheckler and andrew reynolds, who will show you how to do a frontside flip (below).

they have a really good selection of watches, with many different styles, my current favourites being the rubber player (in blue, below) which is $170, and the newton (below the below) which is $100. these are both quite colourful watches, but like i say, the selection is very diverse, with some more 'serious' watches too.

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thanks mike!
link to nixon

mr jones' watches

i came across these watches today. i like the look of them, especially the way the face on the watches below are on a pivot which swings to make it posible to adjust the time. i like the humorous twist, and the simple style of them. all are priced around the £100-£150 mark.

from designboom:

mr. jones watches are the creation of designer crispin jones. what began as a limited edition design has transformed into a full range of watches that share a twisted sense of humour and refined style. the company recently launched two new designs to their collection, both of which will be produced in special editions. the first is ‘the accurate’, a simple looking watch where the hour hand reads 'remember', the minute hand ‘you will die’. this dark sense of humour carries over to their second special edition design ‘the new decider’. talking a page from the infamous magic eight ball, the watch features a special window that alternates between ‘yes’ and ‘no’. other mr. jones designs worth mentioning are ‘the watcher’ googly-eyed watch and ‘the average day’, which represents the time by one’s daily routine.

link to original article

link to mr jones' watches

watches and timepieces

http://www.designboom.com/contemporary/timepieces/15.jpg designboom recently did an article on timepieces which had some products that showed some unusual and innovative ways of telling the time. it included nooka watches (which i previously did a post on here), and the time table (above) by tokyo based designer ross mcbride.

today on designboom they did another post entitled 'more timepieces by ross mcbride', which showed some more of his unusual and innovative time telling products. above is the sinking clock, and below are my favourite designs of his, the 'normal timepieces' watches and clocks.

i think they're great! available from his website for ¥23,100 (about £130).

link to timepieces article

link to 'more timepieces by ross mcbride'

link to ross mcbride (normaldesign)

watches and rings

quite a few of my first posts were about rings and watches. not for any specific reason, i think i was just tuned into them so they appeared quite frequently. anyway, at 100% design i saw some really nice watches by a french company called lip.

above is the 'mach square' from the mach2000 range (€189). below is the 'diode' watch from the revival seventies range (also €189). there are many more great watches on their site, which is well worth a look, all for similar prices.

as i was saying, the other subject i did a few posts on was rings (1,2,3). i saw a post today on designboom about nature jewellery, which featured a ring that although not very practical, still looked quite cool to me! the flower pot ring (below) is by alison wells, 2004.

http://www.designboom.com/tools/WPro/images/11i/fr1.jpg

more watches and rings to come (hopefully)!

link to lip watches

link to designboom article

link to alison wells

other watch posts (1,2,3,4,5)

watches

cre.ations.net sells kits to build this binary/POV custom LED wristwatch. I think if it looked a bit nicer, i'd get one.

i've been thinking a lot about watches recently. i'm currently doing a project on the brand swatch, so have looked at pretty much their whole range and now want to buy one as 'research'.

some other watches i've seen and want include michael young's watch, which one of my tutors has, and a LEGO watch, which my friend sam dransfield has. below are pictures, but both are slightly different to the ones owned by the two sams.

diy led watch from cre.ations.net

michael young watch from twentytwentyone

sam/ham, owner of the lego watch