Images: THINGK
Images: THINGK
Images: THINGK

When it comes to tech-y gear compared with more traditionally functional equipment, there is usually a gap separating the two, as if the new-and-improved needs to look like it belongs in someone’s image of a sci-fi future world. The thing is, in a different kind of future world, such as the one depicted in Spike Jonze’s recent Her, the landscape doesn’t look much different from the one we know; it’s just, you know, further in the future. What this means is objects are still objects, but perhaps with an added level of functionality that manages to feel natural, organic.

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The kitchen gadgets produced by Italian design studio THINGK are built in the same mold of seamless integration. There’s the CLOGK, which functions as both a digital clock and timer while looking like a wooden paperweight, and the GKILO, a wood cutting board that blinks to life as either a clock or a kitchen scale; digital and analog, in perfect harmony.

[Via Wired]

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