From October, 2004

We Heart Nooka

Nooka’s Matthew Waldman was nice enough to send in a model of his watch. While we hope this becomes the norm around here, what I didn’t expect, was to fall in love with it. I’ve never been very big on Digital before, but you will currently find the Nooka adorning my left wrist, while the right sports my beloved Lange. I know its strange to wear two watches, but eccentric editors of obsessive wrist watch websites do need to stand out while rigourously testing them for future writeups. Also, Mister/Miss Reader, We’re toying with the idea of having a small…

Perfume Watch

Brand: Venexx Movement: Swiss Ronda Calibre 1063.1.90 quartz movement Perfume: Approximately 60 sprays Water Resistant: 30 metres If Batman’s nemesis, Poison Ivy, was ever comissioned to create her very own watch, she’d probably come up with this stainless steel watch with a hidden spray nozzle connected to an integrated tank at the back of the case. Unfortunately, she doesn’t exist, and the likelihood of her ever getting licensed seems pretty slim, so we’ll have to settle for the unimaginative Venexx, that could easily be the name of an Ivy like villian in a Batman knockoff TV Show. related links Venexx

Sensory Impact down

As is customary by now, Sensory Impact is down yet again this week due to lack of bandwidth, and the hosting service just doesn’t have the system in place to respond to it. UPDATE: This is very infuriating. I’ve been sending a ton of emails every day to our hosting service, and haven’t heard a word from them. Looks like the site might be down for a whole week. UPDATE: The site is back up, but only because its a new month.

HP’s Flexible Plastic LCD

Gizmodo writes about HP’s flexible plastic LCD panel that will one day surely be on our wrists: Although it’s far from being put into a commercial product, HP Labs showed off a flexible plastic LCD panel Monday in London that they hope will be used in signs and other static display devices. It’s not fast enough for video yet—it takes about half-a-second to switch to a new image—but it does have the advantage of being bistable, which is to say that it retains its image even when not receiving power. The sample shown is just 3cm by 4cm, but HP…

Forget Me Not

More future application for “wrist band devices”: In the not-so-distant future, your wristwatch could stop you if you try to run out the door without the necessities you need for the day, like your keys, wallet or cell phone. At work, it could prompt you for important items needed for a meeting or a business lunch. In an academic setting, it could remind students which books to take as they hurry out the door for class. Think of it as a technological string around the finger – one that’s smart enough to take the initiative to save you from the…

Rado concept watch

Name: Time bracelet Client: YD&I for Rado Switzerland Design: Tjepkema Studio Status: Concept (2000) Description: Through repetition the time indication itself is not only functional bet also ornamental. An old concept watch for Rado that probably never saw the light of day. related links Rado Tjepkema

Doing Time

Name: Doing Time Designer: Mixko Status: Concept This isn’t a Gucci model, but a Fashion accessory concept by Mixko that plays with the idea of “Doing Time”. I think it’s a great way of reminding your significant other that they’re off the market. related links Mixko

Time Tags

Name: Tempo Time Tags Shop: Unica Cost: $14 (sold as a set of 2) Delivery Time: 1-4 Weeks This could be a great way to get attention – The ad copy reads: stopwatch? depth gauge? pedometer? …the tempo does none of that. it’s simply a wearable glimpse of time. it tags your sleeve, collar or bag, and is like an extension of the time note on your computer. it’s appropriately un-fancy in its spirit of high-end office supply, and adds a dart of useful technology to power suits and t-shirts alike. made of stainless steel. Let people read time off…

Medical ID Tag Watch

This is a great utility watch – The CADEX Medication Reminder, not only reminds you when its time for your medication (and it’ll keep on telling you until you take it), but it’ll tell you what medication you require and if things don’t look good, it comes with an alert button that will display the following information (Similar to a medical I.D.) on your screen so you get immediate help:

WF Exclusive: Nooka’s Zoo and Zot

Recently we ran an interview with Mr. Matthew Waldman, the designer behind the Nooka – a watch that explores new ways of telling time. Well, here’s an exclusive preview of future models you should expect to see: The Nooka Zot The Nooka Zoo related posts I did it for the Nooka: Interview with Designer Matthew Waldman related links Nooka Watch