Tripos – Chunk your camera

Triops Digital Camera
The digital photography industry has been booming non-stop for the past few years. That’s all well and good, but I feel like things have gotten a bit stale on the innovation side of things.

Industrial designer Franziska Faoro has seemingly felt this way too and has created a really unique new way to photograph life.

The Triops camera is a digital camera that’s built to take pictures via a trigger by sound, movement, or a manual release. Yes, the word “movement” is in there and yes that is a rubber padding on that photo of the product. You can throw this camera down the street, in the woods, underwater, wherever…it’s made to take a beating and capture things you couldn’t duplicate if you tried.

Unfortunately this isn’t in production yet. Let’s cross our fingers and hope it gets there.

[via Yanko Design]

iRobot Looj

iRobot Looj

Fall is upon us. The leaves here in Colorado are changing and are amazing colors of bright yellow and orange and the air is crisp.

Unfortunately along with the changing colors are also falling leaves…which means gutters are caked full of nature’s debris.

iRobot, makers of all things robotic, have created the iRobot Looj 130 Gutter Cleaning Robot to help you out.

Just drop the Looj in to your gutter, turn it on and let it make it’s way down your gutters for you and throw all that junk overboard.

If you’ve got a lot of gutter to go through, this is probably well worth the $130 it costs.

[via Uncrate]

Paintball Tank – The Ultimate Man-Machine

Paintball Tank
Incredible. What do you get when you mix 2 of the manliest things on earth (paintball and tanks)? A war machine capable of decimating anything it’s 3.5 foot wide path.

For a mere $14,400 you can have one of these beastly machines that every man within 800 miles will immediately covet.

Each tank is built to your specifications and takes around 3 months to build. They’re produced in the UK and according to them can actually be driven on public streets!

You can spend your life savings on this paintballing machine here.

[via Born Rich]

Onion Action Goggles

Onion Goggles

I have tried just about everything: lighting a candle, holding a matchstick in my mouth and placing a piece of onion on my head and nothing has worked for me yet! I am one of those that looks like her boyfriend just broke up with her, when I’m cutting an onion. The tears just pour!

I found this really cute new site that carries Onion Action Goggles. They are goggles that provide a seal around your eyes, so that the onion fumes don’t get to you. Very clever, but would it be stylish? Of course you would probably wouldn’t be wearing these in public unless you’re a chef in a restaurant.

You can get them in white, black or pink. I think they would be definitely worth giving a try. My husband would thank me, since I usually hand off the onion cutting to him.

Tree USB

Tree USB
Organic and stylish, these Wooden USB sticks are so original, from Dutch designers Guido Ooms and Karin van Lieshout.

What a great contrast to all of the metal that typically comes along with computer gear.

[Via The Style Files]

Cityscape Coffee Table

CityScape Shelf
This cityscape is actually a coffee table in disguise. It not only adds style to your space, but also provides practical storage space for your books, magazines or whatever.

Designer: vaugh|shannon

[Via Design Spotter]