Smartphone with a rotary dial

Richard Clarkson designed this rotary mechanical smartphone, which features a lot of nostalgic brass and wheels, as well as a snappy little hi-rez display.

The rotary mechanical smartphone is based on the idea of incorporating more feeling and life into our everyday digital objects. In modern times these objects have come to define us, but who and what defines these objects? Are we happy with generic rectangles of a touchscreen or do we want something with more tangibility, something with more life, something with more aura?

rotary mechanical

(Thanks to everyone who suggested this!)