Night Cable

Night Cable

A smartly designed retro inspired iPhone charging cable: The weighted knot anchors the cable on any flat surface so it’s always there when you need it.

(via)

Tinybop Homes

Team Tinybop has been hustling: They just launched their third app, illustrated by Tuesday Bassen, called Homes.

It allows you to explore four unique homes around the world, from NYC to Mongolia. Wander in, cook, and play. You can investigate the utilities but watch out for wires spark and tubs overflowing…

The best part, you’re totally allowed to make a mess! Or clean up, with help from a curious cat. What I love the most is that you can personalize each space with your photos and drawings; see yourself in mirrors.

I love the Human Body and Plants, but Homes is definitely my favorite Tinybop baby so far. Try it!

Slope iPad Stand

Slope

Slope by Dekke is the most beautiful iPad stand I have seen to date. It uses suction, taking inspiration from the suction mechanism in the toe pads of the Gecko lizard!

oon – multi-outlet power cord

oon  by okum

oon by OKUM is a stunningly beautiful multi-outlet power cord. Totally wish listed.

Vifa Copenhagen

vica copenhagen

The Vifa Copenhagen Bluetooth speaker is all kinds of beautiful.

Kangaroo Light

The fine folks behind the Ostrich Pillow just launched the Kangaroo Light Kickstarter campaign.

Kangaroo Light is a portable, playful and flexible lighting product. It was originally designed to fit inside your bag so you can easily locate your belongings, but I think I could find lots of other fun uses for it. I just want to play with it… Two thumbs up!

Just launched: Plants by Tinybop

I am so incredibly excited for my friends at Tinybop: They just released their second iOS app called Plants, a vibrant, interactive diorama of the world’s biomes!

Plants is the second app in Tinybop’s Explorer’s Library. The first, The Human Body, reached the #1 spot on the App Store’s education charts in 143 countries and was named one of the App Store’s Best of 2013. Like the Human Body, Plants is a slow-play app which aims to help kids make connections about the world and prompt big questions. Can’t wait to explore it tonight with my kids!

Buy Plants for $1.99 in iTunes. And most of all, make sure to check out this epic (!) stop animation by Kelli Anderson.

KidCam

kidcam

My kids *love* taking photos with my iphone, which results in thousands of shots cluttering up my library. KidCam is about to solve that. It’s a brand new photo app for kids that limits the number of photos and videos your kids can take. After the limit is reached, the oldest photo or video will be deleted to make room for any newly snapped photos or videos. But the best part is that it keeps a separate photo roll/library. And as for younger kids tapping a shutter button can be difficult, KidCam gives you the option to tap anywhere on the screen to snap a photo or record a video. And, my son of course, is mostly excited about the monster overlays!

Look Birdy

Look Birdy is a simple photo app that makes kids look! Made me smile.

The Phone Cone

The Phone Cone

Retro Cassette iPhone Speaker

Retro Cassette Player Styled Portable Speaker For iPhone

This retro cassette player iphone speaker made me chuckle. Probably sounds horrible, just like the original I had when I was a kid, sans iphone.

Habit List

Habit List

I have been trying to change up my daily routines a bit and form new habits. So, when Jessica told me about Habit List last night I made sure to download it asap. It looks just like the app I’ve been waiting for to help me stay focused and on track with my new daily goals. It’s the little things that make a big difference, isn’t it?

Astronaut Smartphone Stand

smartphone austronaut

This Astronaut Smartphone Stand made me look.

(via)

Spencer Mini iPad Sleeve

spencer mini ipad sleeve

The Spencer Leather Sleeve for the iPad Mini is a beauty. Winter Session hand-finishes each product in Denver and sources sources the vegetable-tanned leather from the Horween Tannery in Chicago. It’s also available for the big iPad.

(Love Zady’s mission. Zady aims to combat the fast-fashion craze by providing a platform for only those companies that care about timeless style and solid construction.)

Pencil Stylus

The folks behind the wonderful Paper app just launched their very own stylus called Pencil. Looks stunning!

Coin

Love that the beginning of the Coin product video was filmed at Poketo. Also, cool (1st world problem) product.

PA1 Mountable Bluetooth Speaker

PA1 is a minimal mountable bluetooth speaker. Two thumbs up!

A Retro Dock for Radio Lovers

Retro Dock

Do you consider yourself a nostalgic radio buff? Then this iPhone Radio Dock is for you. It comes with a downloadable public radio app, which finds up to seven public radio stations within a 50-mile radius. You might want to know that the dock utilizes your phone’s built-in speakers, so, it’s really just an adorable, wooden iPhone holder. Made me smile nonetheless.

(Thanks Steve)

Tinybop

Nothing gets me more excited than watching friends going from telling me about an app idea to launching it. My studiomate Raul and his Tinybop Team have been hard at work and are about to launch a series of educational apps, the first one is simply called The Human Body. The app, designed by no other than super-talented Kelli Anderson, allows kids to explore and interact with the human body, teaching them what we’re made of. The app is about to be released in 48 languages around the world and I am certain it will make huge waves.

I’ve had many conversations with Raul about what we consider a successful kids app. While we of course agree on smart interactions, beautiful design and all, we also agree that kids should be never exposed to touts for in-app purchases or any other kind of advertising. Raul promised that kids will neve be exposed to any of that in any Tinybop app. This deserves a YAY!

Get a sneak peek of the app on their brand new site and sign up for their newsletter to be the first to know when the app is ready to play.

I can’t wait to Tinybop!

Kii

Bluelounge-Kii-06

Kii is a compact charger-connector that fits on a keychain allowing you to plug in to charge or sync devices from any computer without having to carry a charger or tote around a cable connector.

(via Doobybrain)

Impressive iPad Finger Painting

Watch Seikou Yamaoka reproduce the “Girl With A Pearl Earring” on an iPad mini. Stunning, right? In case you’re wondering, he seems to be using the $2.99 app, Art Studio.

(via)

Felt App

I just received a ‘handwritten’ card that was sent via an app called Felt. I could not tell that it was written on an iPad. Oddly impressive.

Pizza Compass App

Pizza compass

Here’s an app the world has been waiting for: Pizza Compass. As the name indicates, it guides you to your next slice of Pizza nearby. Brilliant.

GameKlip

Two days ago I had the pleasure to meet all of this year’s Shopify Competition winners. One of the winners, Ryan French, left a huge impression. He is a student at the University of Washington, majoring in Applied Computational Math Science and the inventor of the GameKlip.

The GameKlip attaches your Android phone to a PlayStation3 controller and allows you to use a real controller to play your games on your smartphone. I’ve tried it, it’s all kinds of fantastic.

Ryan has single handedly built this business and created everything himself; the clip, the packaging, the site and he even currently still ships the items himself.

If you are a buyer for a big retailer, please reach out to Ryan. He is currently looking for large retailers to carry his product. He deserves to be picked up by a big chain.