From afar, designer Coralie Gourguechon's work looks a little bit like macaroni art—or at least a very abstract collage. Up close, though, each piece is an extremely simplistic but entirely functional electronic device. Even this paper-cone speaker.
electronic paper - flexible and low-cost E Ink screens could easily begin to perform tasks LCD screens never could – like taking over for paint. Why choose a color for your bedroom when you could change it daily? Or fill your wall with a mural of the Alps at the flick of a switch? Along the same lines, new methods for applying microcapsules – and controlling them – could lead to an age where electronic paper replaces more complex painted surfaces (Nick Mokey, August 2009)