Huuuch, how time goes by! It´s already weekend again!!!
To show how fast time actually is designer Oscar Diaz came up with a calendar using the capillary action of ink on paper.
The ink is absorbed slowly, and the numbers in the calendar are “printed” daily. One a day, they are filled with ink until the end of the month. A calendar self-updated, which enhances the perception of time passing and not only signaling it, that`s how the designer describes his work.
Bet you already heard about it. No wonder, Chairman and facebook-CEO Mark Zuckerberg kind of ruled the headlines last week. After the initial public offering (IPO) of the social network on Friday, on Saturday the 28-year-old billionaire married his college sweetheart Priscilla Chan.
According to Time Zuckerberg wed Chan in Palo Alto, California at their home in an intimate gathering. Most of the guests in attendance were caught unaware; instead, they thought they were attending a party in honor of Chan’s graduation from medical school. As Zuckerberg updated his facebook status to „married“ at least the whole world knew what was going on.
Do you also want to show the world your status? Here´s something for you. With these stamps you can express your feelings and you even have more opportunities than on the internet.
The exclusive product line does not only include the German version of Like and Dislike but also Hate it, Love it and Fuck it.
Do you know what time it is? It´s time for the Berlin Standard Time!
„Standard Time is a performance lasting exactly 24 hours and recorded on film. However, this film is much more than just the recording of an action, the recording of something that has taken place in the past; it is also a clock. A clock for use right now and in the future which, as each day goes by, extends further into the past, but is still up-to-date and punctual”, says Mark Formanek, who came up with the idea for the artwork.
As you can see all together 70 workers are building a wooden 4 x 12 m „digital“ time display in real time: a work that involves 1611 changes within a 24 hour period. What an innovative idea! And that´s not only our thought.
Remember we told you that we were at the Ambiente in Frankfurt, Germany and that we presentend some of our exclusive products? The Berlin Standard Time, for which we have the exclusive distribution rights in Austria, was one of them.
And guess who stopped by at our stand and was faszinated about the artwork. The head of Fred & Friends, Mr. Fred himself! So chances are good that the Berlin Standard Time will soon be also part of his product line.
There are different ways to protect your intellectual property. The most commonly known is to apply for a patent. But have you heard about Utility Models? In many countries, this seems to be easier and cheaper.
A utility model is an exclusive right granted for an invention, which allows the rights holder to prevent others from commercially using the protected invention, without his authorization, for a limited period of time. In its basic definition, a utility model is similar to a patent, but has a shorter term (often six to ten years).
In fact, utility models are sometimes referred to as “petty patents” or “innovation patents.” The requirements for acquiring a utility model are less stringent than for patents. While the requirement of “novelty” is always to be met, that of “inventive step” or “non-obviousness” may be much lower or absent altogether. In practice, protection for utility models is often sought for innovations of a rather incremental character which may not meet the patentability criteria.
The term of protection for utility models is shorter than for patents and varies from country to country (usually between 7 and 10 years without the possibility of extension or renewal). In most countries where utility model protection is available, patent offices do not examine applications as to substance prior to registration. This means that the registration process is often significantly simpler and faster, taking, on average, six months. Utility models are much cheaper to obtain and to maintain.
In some countries, utility model protection can only be obtained for certain fields of technology and only for products but not for processes.To find more information on patents and how to apply, please visit www.inventorhaus.com.