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Martyn is a user centred design consultant specialising in 'human interaction(translate- advise on how to design stuff so normal people can use it-even the dumb ones ) in Canberra Australia.He graduated from university in 1996 with an advertising degree with a dream to be a creative director of some multi national ad agency- got disillusioned, went back to study fashion design, got disillusioned again and changed focus, worked a variety of IT and design based jobs but really would love to throw it all in and design action figures:)

Martyn has a passion for people and how they engage one another; he is also quite the mad little shopper and has a weakness for anything compact in black/brushed metal. He loves cartoons, comics, action figures and bleeding edge technology and rarely shops retail because Australia is so far behind in cool stuff.


Totenkopf Skull Toaster- Burns a Skull and Crossbones in Your Toast
Totenkopf Skull Toaster- Burns a Skull and Crossbones in Your Toast
I can't for the life of me work out WHY you would want one of these, but design comes in all shapes and sizes, and perhaps your emo goth streak takes over and you're just an all round dangerous kinda guy.… MORE
Shirt Folders
Shirt Folders
Travel in Style, Wrinkle Free
Anyone who has to travel for work has the ongoing issue of keeping their business shirts crisp and wrinkle free. Travel gear label Eagle Creek have come up with the ingenius Pack-It Folder that are designed… MORE
Keeley Hazell Sex Tape
Keeley Hazell Sex Tape
Another Celebrity Tape Hits the Internet
She's massive in the UK as the current flava of the moment- Page 3 model Keeley Hazell (as pictured here in a classic pod chair) has actually dominated men's magazines all over the world and while she's… MORE
MP3 Watch Dock
MP3 Watch Dock
Convert Your iRiver S10 into a Watch
The iriver S10 was this tiny piece of DAP goodness that you could quite easily wear around your neck and have pics of your current love on display while you're listening to your MC Hammer goodness. But… MORE
Hypercolor Paint
Hypercolor Paint
A Colour Changing Wall
Imagine your hot lady friend leans up against the wall sucking down margaritas, and as she moves away to go fix herself another you point out to her she's left a nice imprint of her butt against the wall.… MORE
Finger Tip Gloves
Finger Tip Gloves
Thumbs are Neglected
Keep those fingertips warm this winter..and..er..only those fingertips. These leather fingertip gloves are designed to go over your four fingers, leaving the palm of your hand and thumb exposed so you… MORE
Music in the Rain
Music in the Rain
DAP Umbrella
The DAP umbrella is an umbrella with embeded speakers so you can listen to your music in the rain. The only problem with listening to portable music is the fact I am completely oblivious to the rest of… MORE
Nokia N76
Nokia N76
Finally Nokia Joins the Slim Phone Train
Ever since Motorola's iconic RAZR, mobile phone manufacturers have all been going nuts for the whole "slim- is- the- new- black" trend; all but Nokia, who have always been rather innovative in their design,… MORE
Plen the Skating Robot- Skates Better Than You Ever Will
Plen the Skating Robot- Skates Better Than You Ever Will
Dude! You're a gun at Tony Hawk on your PSP but can you shred for real and show the neighbourhood kids your shredding skillz? No? Try sending in Plen, the skating robot from Japan as your proxy. Plen apparently… MORE
Download Tunes While You Pump Gas
Download Tunes While You Pump Gas
The internet is everywhere- literally. Internet on the fridge? yawn. In the car? passe. Try internet on your petrol pump bowser. Apparently there is a gasoline pump manufacturer called Dresser Wayne that… MORE
Cassette Belt Buckles
Cassette Belt Buckles
You're Not Cool Enough to Pull it Off
This belt buckle satisfies several current trends- retro styling, recycling old analog products into fashion accessories, and..er.. massive belt buckles. Honourable Mention presents their genuine cassette… MORE
Logitech Harmony 1000i Universal Remote
Logitech Harmony 1000i Universal Remote
For the Lazy Yet Stylish
Logitech did a fantastic job with their Harmony 880 Universal Remote; so it's not surprising the new 1000i takes it further making it perhaps the most user friendly universal remote control to date. Simply… MORE
3/4" Ruler Bracelet
3/4" Ruler Bracelet
Measure a Man by the Size of His..Wrist.
This reminds me of those 'slap bands' from when I was a kid. A ruler/ tape measure inspired bracelet that wraps around your wrist- measurements never looked so stylin'. Maybe for the budding body builder… MORE
BioFit maximum cleavage bra- Push up what you've got
BioFit maximum cleavage bra- Push up what you've got
The BioFit push up bra from Australian lingerie company Pleasure State is apparently the first of its kind in providing maximum cleavage and different types of padding depending on what size breast the… MORE
Pulse EKG Ring
Pulse EKG Ring
Your EKG Pulse Etched Into a Ring
Having things custom made for us is cool. From C.Roule Design we have their range of EKG jewellery which allows you to send them a print out of your own EKG scan and have it engraved either on a pendant… MORE
Diaper Vest
Diaper Vest
For Dad's Who Want to Be Cool
The trend is becoming more and more common for dads to stay home and look after the bubs while mum goes back to work. This is reiterated by the growing market for "dad friendly" products that take the… MORE
Guardian Angel Tote
Guardian Angel Tote
Outline of a Gun to Ward Off Evil Doers..
Ok, you used to be a nerd in highschool, but only because you were misunderstood when deep down you were a uber hot bleeding edge expert of technology and style. But to the uneducated thug who used to… MORE
Coffin Makeup Purse
Coffin Makeup Purse
Goths Wear Lipstick Too
You're angry with society. You're furious with commercialism. You feel misunderstood. Oh yes, your emo side screams darkness and rebellion but.. alas you still have that inclination to make yourself up… MORE
Portable Ipod Karaoke
Portable Ipod Karaoke
And You Thought Ringtones were Annoying
Imagine you're ready to board the plane for that much anticipated trip to Prague when OH NO, the flight has been delayed and you're stuck in the airport lounge for the next few hrs. What better way to… MORE
Sumo Omni Bean Bags
Sumo Omni Bean Bags
Urban Lounge Gear
I used to always want a room just full of beanbags and cushions to lounge around in. There's something incredibly relaxing and comfortable about falling onto a fat bean bag that goes "GOOSH!"; These Omni… MORE
Naughty Knot
Naughty Knot
Edgy or Over the Line
Give 'em your all they say. Now you can; wrap yourself up in this lil' number with the Naughty Knot. I'm thinking it's made for ladies given it's design, and probably ladies who sorta look ok if they're… MORE
Retro Phones
Retro Phones
160 Bucks For Your Grandma's Phone
It's 2007, people are communicating via mobile phones, emails, txt msgs and Skype; and we want things to be smaller, sleeker and easier to use, right? Right? Or..not. For the hefty price tag of around… MORE
FHM US Bites the Dust
FHM US Bites the Dust
Americans Say no to Strategic Nudity?
One would often assume that most western world countries pretty much follow similar trends. Australia's number one mens magazine is FHM- originally a popular UK magazine that really made its mark as the… MORE
Transformers
Transformers
Next Summer's Hottest Movie and Cult Sensation?
Whoo.. Transformers,the ultimate boys toy back when we kidults were all wee tackers is making it's live action big screen debut. I dunno why the Transformers was such a hit- maybe it was the 'toon that… MORE
Heat Sensitive Spoons
Heat Sensitive Spoons
No More Tongue Burning
I'm not convinced at the practicality of these spoons; If I have just nuked something in the microwave for 5 minutes, there's a good chance it's gonna be pretty damn hot. So i won't just dive in and shovel… MORE
Single Shot Garter
Single Shot Garter
For That Emergency Drink
This is either incredibly sexy or incredibly disturbing. It's sexy because it's small, sleek and secured to your hot sexy lady friend's thigh. ooh yes, she reaches up under her skirt and pulls out this… MORE
Idiotslikeme haveyourpicture.tk
Idiotslikeme haveyourpicture.tk
MySpace Junkie? Be Afraid...
Here's something I found interesting. I was out this evening for NYE around town when I noticed a whole bunch of posters of photos of random locals plastered all over the main square of Canberra. On looking… MORE
Cycloc Bike Lock
Cycloc Bike Lock
Hang your Bike up like a Coat
In apartment living, floor space is everything; many apartment dwellers own a pushie, but where to store the sucker? Downstairs in the building carpark to be stolen or flattened by Crazy Bob’s... MORE
Stainless Steel & Concrete Jewellery
Stainless Steel & Concrete Jewellery
Guys' jewellery is always a bit of a doozy- you either look like Liberace or Mr T; how to be stylish and chic without being girly or blatant. What's a hip trendy kinda guy (who rejects the term "metrosexual")… MORE
Batti Placentero Chair
Batti Placentero Chair
Womb Service?
When everything in the world is getting to you and you wanna just curl up in a ball.. do it in style and get yourself one of these Placentero Chairs- apparently derivative of the worlds "pleasure" and… MORE
Bedside Table / Bat and Shield
Bedside Table / Bat and Shield
Sleep Safe with a Big Stick by Your Side
This might appeal to those of you who are concerned about home invasions in the middle of the night; alternatively it might appeal to you if you play "World of Warcraft" a lot and feel the need to get… MORE
Fork Chair
Fork Chair
Cutlery Twisted into Art
You wouldn't see many of these at your local cafe- but sculptor Finn Stone has come up with what looks like the aftermath of a fork and a frozen chicken. Actually, it's a chair, and it is available for… MORE
The Suit Case
The Suit Case
Made From a Real Suit
How cool is this- a courier bag made of a real gentleman's business suit. 40x60cm and complete with a very hard wearing recycled seatbelt as the shoulder strap, for a mere 180 bucks AUS, you probably could… MORE
Asics Space Sneakers
Asics Space Sneakers
Ninjas in Orbit
Unfortunately it seems these aren't available for general purchase, which sorta bites because.. I think they rock:) Asics have designed a sneaker to make space travel more comfortable and have been developed… MORE
Gorillaz Vinyl Figures
Gorillaz Vinyl Figures
Oom Shaka Shaka
Animated musical bliss finally becomes 3D! If you are a fan of the animated rock group Gorillaz, you'll probably lerrv having these above your sound system. 7 inch vinyl sculpts of Russel,2D,Noodle & Murdoc… MORE
Finger Print Art
Finger Print Art
From Life Comes Art?
Want something above your sofa that's so incredibly original only you have it? Try an artistic representation of your own finger or thumb print. DNA 11 is a company that specialises in custom design work… MORE

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Retro Telephones Converted to Salt n Pepper Shakers
Retro Telephones Converted to Salt n Pepper Shakers
It's always the simplest ideas that make the coolest designs. These Stallinga designed salt and pepper shakers are made from real mouth/earpieces from actual phones. (Hopefully cleaned up and not the disgusting… MORE
Logitech Harmony 1000i Universal Remote
Logitech Harmony 1000i Universal Remote
For the Lazy Yet Stylish
Logitech did a fantastic job with their Harmony 880 Universal Remote; so it's not surprising the new 1000i takes it further making it perhaps the most user friendly universal remote control to date. Simply… MORE
Asics Space Sneakers
Asics Space Sneakers
Ninjas in Orbit
Unfortunately it seems these aren't available for general purchase, which sorta bites because.. I think they rock:) Asics have designed a sneaker to make space travel more comfortable and have been developed… MORE
Pistachio 3D Photo Displays
Pistachio 3D Photo Displays
Photography Meets Modern Art
I always think it's good to see local artists and designers do big things; a mob called Pistachio do some fantastic pieces using a blend of quirky photography mixed with original framing to bring the image… MORE
Naughty Knot
Naughty Knot
Edgy or Over the Line
Give 'em your all they say. Now you can; wrap yourself up in this lil' number with the Naughty Knot. I'm thinking it's made for ladies given it's design, and probably ladies who sorta look ok if they're… MORE
Idiotslikeme haveyourpicture.tk
Idiotslikeme haveyourpicture.tk
MySpace Junkie? Be Afraid...
Here's something I found interesting. I was out this evening for NYE around town when I noticed a whole bunch of posters of photos of random locals plastered all over the main square of Canberra. On looking… MORE
Download Tunes While You Pump Gas
Download Tunes While You Pump Gas
The internet is everywhere- literally. Internet on the fridge? yawn. In the car? passe. Try internet on your petrol pump bowser. Apparently there is a gasoline pump manufacturer called Dresser Wayne that… MORE
Fork Chair
Fork Chair
Cutlery Twisted into Art
You wouldn't see many of these at your local cafe- but sculptor Finn Stone has come up with what looks like the aftermath of a fork and a frozen chicken. Actually, it's a chair, and it is available for… MORE
Portable Ipod Karaoke
Portable Ipod Karaoke
And You Thought Ringtones were Annoying
Imagine you're ready to board the plane for that much anticipated trip to Prague when OH NO, the flight has been delayed and you're stuck in the airport lounge for the next few hrs. What better way to… MORE
Flashback: The Eero Aarnio Ball Chair is Still Hot
Flashback: The Eero Aarnio Ball Chair is Still Hot
It's hard to say this chair is anything new or "cutting edge" given it was around since the 60's, but no trend portfolio would be complete without having one of these on the list. Sure, it's over 4grand… MORE
Cassette Belt Buckles
Cassette Belt Buckles
You're Not Cool Enough to Pull it Off
This belt buckle satisfies several current trends- retro styling, recycling old analog products into fashion accessories, and..er.. massive belt buckles. Honourable Mention presents their genuine cassette… MORE
Finger Print Art
Finger Print Art
From Life Comes Art?
Want something above your sofa that's so incredibly original only you have it? Try an artistic representation of your own finger or thumb print. DNA 11 is a company that specialises in custom design work… MORE
Nokia N76
Nokia N76
Finally Nokia Joins the Slim Phone Train
Ever since Motorola's iconic RAZR, mobile phone manufacturers have all been going nuts for the whole "slim- is- the- new- black" trend; all but Nokia, who have always been rather innovative in their design,… MORE
BioFit maximum cleavage bra- Push up what you've got
BioFit maximum cleavage bra- Push up what you've got
The BioFit push up bra from Australian lingerie company Pleasure State is apparently the first of its kind in providing maximum cleavage and different types of padding depending on what size breast the… MORE