• Level Up Your Home Monitoring With Notion

    Level Up Your Home Monitoring With Notion

    We’re still a long way from finding the limits of what we can do with smart homes.  Surely, though, we’re getting there, especially with new products that deliver more advanced functionality than ever.  For instance, this new monitoring system called Notion, which opens up a whole load of possibilities for keeping tabs on everything that goes on around the house. Described as a “home intelligence system,” you can probably think of it as the next generation of home security.  More [...]

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  • Camou Is The Cowboy Chair The Wild West Missed Out On

    Camou Is The Cowboy Chair The Wild West Missed Out On

    Modern cowboys don’t spend all their days on a horse in the field anymore.  They actually come inside the house, sit on a desk, and post pictures of the calf they corralled this morning on Facebook, too.  At least, that’s what I imagine they do (I actually have no idea).  But the Camou should definitely be the chair they sit on while doing all that. Designed by Christian Sjöström, it’s a chair that’s shaped like a saddle on a horse.  [...]

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  • The Pikaplant One Shelf Will Water Your Plants All On Its Own

    The Pikaplant One Shelf Will Water Your Plants All On Its Own

    We’ve seen many planters that come with integrated watering systems.  If you plan on keeping multiple potted plants around the house, though, it might be a better idea to get the Pikaplant One, a standing shelf that comes with its own automated watering facility. Described as “a low-maintenance vertical garden,” it waters the plants autonomously, using an ebb-and-flow process that allows it to work without requiring any electricity.  All you need to do is fill up the transparent water tank [...]

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  • Randonneur Chair: This Rocking Chair Is Made Using Bike-Building Techniques

    Randonneur Chair: This Rocking Chair Is Made Using Bike-Building Techniques

    What would happen if you built a rocking chair using materials and techniques traditionally employed in making bicycles?  With the Randonneur Chair, it turned out to be a hot-looking piece of home furnishing. Named after the long-distance cycling sport, the rocking chair, literally, looks like a bunch of bicycle parts (look at those racing handlebars) that have been repurposed into a seating furniture that rocks back and forth.  Except it isn’t, since furniture designers Andrew McDonald and Simon Taylor of [...]

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  • Bring Some Industrial Chic To Your Workspace With The Brick Lamp

    Bring Some Industrial Chic To Your Workspace With The Brick Lamp

    “You know what would look good on my standing desk?  A large brick.”  If you’ve ever thought that to yourself, then you’re absolutely going to be interested in the Brick Lamp. Designed by Philippe Malouin as part of Umbra Shift’s collection, it’s, basically, a big slab of brick.  That holds a lamp.  With the resulting combo sized and styled to park somewhere on your desk.  It’s awesome. The Brick Lamp features a 9-inch tall brick with 72 holes along its [...]

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  • Haven Reinvents The Door Lock Into Something Way Stronger Than Deadbolt

    Haven Reinvents The Door Lock Into Something Way Stronger Than Deadbolt

    Smart locks are great, but they still use the same old locking mechanism that’s prone to giving out when someone brute forces their way through your door.   That’s why Haven, a new smart lock, does things an entirely different way. Rather than be situated along the height of the door, the redesigned lock sits on the floor, where it’s wedged right under the door, the strongest point of the entryway.  It’s, basically, a doorstop.  Except, instead of simply serving as [...]

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  • Treepee Is A Hanging, Swinging Tent For Kids

    Treepee Is A Hanging, Swinging Tent For Kids

    Building your kids a tree house can make you feel like the parent of the year.  But, let’s be honest, that’s going to be too much hard work.  Just set up a Treepee in the backyard and they’ll love you like you’re parent of the year all the same. Combining a tent, a swing, and a trampoline, it gives kids their own private fort that’s suspended a short height off the ground.  It’s designed to rock back and forth across [...]

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  • Supersize Your Game With This Giant Vintage Chess Set

    Supersize Your Game With This Giant Vintage Chess Set

    We’re, pretty sure, playing chess on a large board with large pieces is just the same as playing on a regular-sized board with regular-sized pieces, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say watching the game played on this Giant Vintage Chess Set looks exponentially more awesome.  I mean, look at the darn thing. Made by Restoration Hardware, the board measures 29.5 inches on all sides and rises 2.5 inches off the tabletop when laid out all ready for play.  [...]

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  • 3Moods Is An Incredible Transforming Furniture

    3Moods Is An Incredible Transforming Furniture

    Transforming furniture is nothing new.  We’ve seen baby furniture that goes from cradle to crib to play table, as well as a bed that turns into a study table, among a host of others.  The 3Moods, however, does them all one better by turning into nearly every furniture you will need inside a small apartment. Spanish designer Humberto Navarro isn’t playing around.  This thing can be equipped into two kinds of sofa (one for four people, another for two), a bed, [...]

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  • Krazy Beaver Super Shovel Comes With Sharp Teeth For Chomping On Clay And Ice

    Krazy Beaver Super Shovel Comes With Sharp Teeth For Chomping On Clay And Ice

    Shovels are extremely useful in the garden, apart from serving as a makeshift weapon in a time of need.  Only problem?  It looks about as intimidating as a wheelbarrow to strike enough fear at anyone intending to do you harm.  The Krazy Beaver Super Shovel changes that. From the handle down to the shoulder, it looks just like every other shovel you can get from the hardware store, ready to dig deep into any pile of dirt.  Unlike ordinary digging [...]

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  • Cut & Fold Origami Chair Is The Most Stylish Folding Chair Ever

    Cut & Fold Origami Chair Is The Most Stylish Folding Chair Ever

    Folding chairs always tend to look a little bit on the ugly side, which is why they tend to stay in backyards and basements, rather than more prominent areas of the house.  Not the case, though, with this Cut & Fold Origami Chair, a stylish modern lounger that can be easily folded for easy transport and storage. Created by blackLAB architects Andrea Kordos and Tony Round, the lounge chair uses multiple pieces of wood that are attached to each other [...]

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  • Rapide Lounge Chair Copies The Wheelbarrow’s Design For Easy Mobility

    Rapide Lounge Chair Copies The Wheelbarrow’s Design For Easy Mobility

    Wheelbarrows are great if you’re doing plenty of yardwork.  But who would have thought coopting the classic utility cart’s design would make for an awesome lounge chair, too?  That’s exactly what happened with Rapide. Designed by ONEMANDUO for Estonia furniture company Borg, it’s a lounge chair that borrows the shape and mobility of a wheelbarrow.  That way, you can easily move it around the house, letting you enjoy a comfy lounge chair, whether you’re chilling in the living room, telling [...]

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  • Mighty Mug Eliminates Coffee Spills Forever

    Mighty Mug Eliminates Coffee Spills Forever

    Sometimes, we act clumsy and we make a mess.  It happens and it’s our fault.  Then, again, maybe we should blame bad design.  You know, like, why the heck isn’t my Starbucks Tumbler designed to stay on its feet when I bump into it?  Well, someone thought that way about coffee mugs and sought out to build one that will stay standing even in your clumsiest moments: the Mighty Mug. A mug that can’t be knocked over, it eliminates spills [...]

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  • Fading Mirror Adds An Instant Smoky Border To Your Mirror Selfies

    Fading Mirror Adds An Instant Smoky Border To Your Mirror Selfies

    Do you ever look in the mirror and wish the scene you were looking at was more dramatic?  I mean, everyday life is great and all, but it does get boring as heck.  To add a little drama to your surroundings, you need special effects and that’s exactly what this Fading Mirror brings. Designed by Thomas Eurling for ENO Studio, it’s a standing mirror with a smoky, fading effect along the edges.  That way, your reflected image will look like [...]

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  • Interconnecting Link Mugs Let You Carry Multiple Mugs Safely

    Interconnecting Link Mugs Let You Carry Multiple Mugs Safely

    Carrying more than two mugs at once is usually a disaster waiting to happen, but that never stops people from attempting to do it anyway.  If you’re sick of people in the house trying and failing to accomplish that balancing feat, just get a set of these Link Mugs and never worry about dropped mug disasters again. Designed by Jonathan Aspinall, it’s a set of three mugs with interconnecting links that allow them to bolt into each other.  Once interlocked, [...]

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  • Supersize Bed: Is That Giant French Fries On My Headboard Or Is This All A Dream?

    Supersize Bed: Is That Giant French Fries On My Headboard Or Is This All A Dream?

    I know, French fries are horrible.  They pack a ridiculous amount of calories, yet you need so much to get full, all while being desert-level barren when it comes to nutrition.  But you know what?  They taste so good.  And you know what else?  They make for an incredibly fun-looking bed, too.  Seriously, just look at this Supersize Bed. A collaboration between Cecilia Carey and Harry Par, it’s a bed frame with a headboard styled to look like a giant [...]

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  • Palate Smart Grill Promises To Make 100% Perfectly-Cooked Steaks Every Time

    Palate Smart Grill Promises To Make 100% Perfectly-Cooked Steaks Every Time

    Grilling is easy enough with a good indoor electric grill.  Cooking steaks so they taste as good as restaurant fare, however, is a whole other matter entirely.  The Palate Smart Grill claims it can help you do just that. Armed with a selection of sensors, the appliance can monitor whatever’s cooking every step of the way, performing precision adjustments on heat and other parameters in real-time.   They claim that the technology makes it impossible to overcook or undercook food on [...]

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  • Less Mess Placemat Sticks To Table So Children Can’t Knock Over Their Plates

    Less Mess Placemat Sticks To Table So Children Can’t Knock Over Their Plates

    While the Less Mess Happy Mat won’t exactly eliminate the catastrophic mess that inevitably comes when you allow little children to handle their own utensils in the dining table, it can definitely prevent some of it from happening.  Emphasis on “some of it.”  And, yes, that’s good enough. Overturned trays?  Not happening.  Pancake plates dragged towards the floor?  Not with this thing.  Knocked down glass of juice?  Well, yes.  Hey, we said “some of it.” Designed by Lindsey Laurin, the [...]

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  • Dyson 360 Eye Robo-Vacuum Brings 360-Degree Camera, Tank Treads, And Maximum Suction Power

    Dyson 360 Eye Robo-Vacuum Brings 360-Degree Camera, Tank Treads, And Maximum Suction Power

    Ever since robotic vacuum cleaners went mainstream, we’ve been waiting to see the king of vacuums take their stab at the game.  And for a long time, Dyson just didn’t seem interested in taking a piece of that growing pie.  Turns out, that changes now with the new Dyson Eye 360. Unsurprisingly, the company is making a big splash on the scene, with a device that’s, arguably, one of the most advanced in the market.  No, it will still likely [...]

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  • Check Out These 20 Cool Products From Fred And Friends Fall 2014 Lineup

    Check Out These 20 Cool Products From Fred And Friends Fall 2014 Lineup

    We’re huge fans of Fred and their off-the-wall takes on erstwhile humdrum home and office staples.  Check out what they have in store for fans in the Fall 2014. 1. Nested Measuring Cups   This nesting set of measuring cups consists of a mother hen that opens to reveal an egg, which then opens to reveal a baby chick.  Each of the pieces (hen, egg, and chick) can be split into two halves, the bottom of which serves as a [...]

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  • Samsung Just Made A Curved Soundbar For Your Curved TV

    Samsung Just Made A Curved Soundbar For Your Curved TV

    Apparently, upgrading to a curved TV causes a problem because your TV suddenly doesn’t match your soundbar.  Who the heck wants to live in a world where your home theater gear do not go together aesthetically?  That’s not a problem anymore with Samsung’s new Curved Soundbars. Designed to match the company’s 55-inch and 65-inch screens, the audio system curves the exact same arc as the company’s curved TVs, ensuring it looks like a direct extension of the panel, rather than [...]

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  • 3-in-1 Stanley Vacuum Coffee System Turns Into A Pot For Boiling Water And A French Press For Making Coffee

    3-in-1 Stanley Vacuum Coffee System Turns Into A Pot For Boiling Water And A French Press For Making Coffee

    A thermos is essential if you want to keep coffee hot when camping, yet it’s all but useless if you don’t have a way to boil water or make coffee.  That’s why the Stanley Vacuum Coffee System integrates both functions within its normal-looking thermos body. When all closed up, it looks like a regular vacuum flask – the kind where you keep the boiled water in the kitchen back home.  Except, the thing is actually designed to disassemble into three [...]

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  • This Greedy Pig Turns Cups, Mugs, And Cans Into Instant Piggy Banks

    This Greedy Pig Turns Cups, Mugs, And Cans Into Instant Piggy Banks

    The piggy banks of yesteryear were very inefficient.  Any time you needed the hoarde you’ve stashed inside the piggy, you had to break the darn thing.  What a waste of a perfectly cute ceramic pig.  This Greedy Pig offers a reusable alternative, turning mugs, glasses, and even empty cans into functional piggy banks that you don’t have to destroy in order to withdraw a few coins. Made by Suck UK, you don’t exactly end up with an actual pig-looking coin [...]

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  • CorkNet Pot Holder Doubles As A Table Tennis Net. Wait, What?

    CorkNet Pot Holder Doubles As A Table Tennis Net. Wait, What?

    CorkNet is a pot holder designed for use in the dining table.  Lay it down, put your hot cookware straight off the stove on top, and all is well with the world.  Except, it’s also designed to turn the dining table into a ping pong table, allowing you to play a game of table tennis with the kids after dinner is over.   Whoever loses takes out the trash. Sized like a regulation table tennis net, all you have to do [...]

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  • This Cleverly Designed Murphy Sofa Float Is A Bed, A Wall And A Shelf Also

    This Cleverly Designed Murphy Sofa Float Is A Bed, A Wall And A Shelf Also

    Want to maximize your tiny studio’s seating capacity, while still having a comfortable place to lay your head at night?  This MurphySofa Float could do the trick, giving you couch space to sit a bunch of guests and a fold down wall bed that you can equip when it’s time to retire. When folded down, the bed uses the main sofa as a platform and an integrated floating shelf as legs for the bottom end.   As a result, the bed [...]

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  • Every Poolside Deserves A Private Lounge As Beautiful As The iPad Controlled CocoOne

    Every Poolside Deserves A Private Lounge As Beautiful As The iPad Controlled CocoOne

    Your tranquility pod is awesome and all, but now that you’re married, you find yourself looking for something you can bring the wife on when shutting yourself out from the rest of the world.  As it turns out, that’s not a problem with the CocoOne. Described as a “first-class cocooning lounge,” it’s a dome-shaped pod that you can lock yourself and the lady in.  Why?  So you can hide away from the rest of the world.  Or just take a [...]

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  • Kickball Ice Cream Maker Makes You Burn Calories Before Enjoying A Bowl

    Kickball Ice Cream Maker Makes You Burn Calories Before Enjoying A Bowl

    Ice cream is good, but the number of calories it packs is frighteningly high.  Simply put, you will need to burn the lot of those calories unless you want to permanently pack on the pounds.  This Kickball Ice Cream Maker makes sure you do just that. Just like a regular kickball, you can kick it around the park or the front yard, working up a sweat and burning some of those fat stores in the process.  Unlike them, the ball [...]

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