Many memories and sentimental nostalgia has become associated with lockets. You usually display pictures of the deceased or loved ones in lockets to keep them close to your heart. With that in mind, the 1881 concept was designed to reference the heritage and value of heirlooms, with a twist of added tech goodness. The 1881 has a built-in digital camera with the goal being to add to the medium at which you can store loved photos.
Every time the 1881 is opened, favorite photos of yours are displayed, just in case you need a memory to reflect on. It’s such a good idea because you can’t really know where you’re going until you know where you came from. The 1881 is a gadget concept dedicated to do just that.
— Andrew Dobrow