Today, there is Instagram. Tomorrow, a lonely hipster’s dream may very well come true.
Hot off the press from Milan Design Week 2012, it appears that Swedish home furnishings giant IKEA is unexpectedly planning a foray into the world of…budget digital imaging. Gizmodo Italy have revealed images of IKEA’s newest economical contraption – a digital camera constructed from well, cardboard. This particular specimen was bundled in a press kit, but it has been established that IKEA will soon be selling the little beauties in-store.
Of simple build, the gadget features a viewfinder, pinhole lens, protruding USB connector and takes two AA batteries. It reportedly – from an unknown source – can store up to 40 images, and the paperclip-friendly button on the camera’s right-hand side appears to control formatting/image deletion. Depending on its RRP, IKEA’s camera may or may not be so disposable. We wait in anticipation for more details.
Meanwhile, lo-fi enthusiasts across the globe squeal with glee at what might potentially be a vintage revival world pandemic.