• The Future Of Home Security – Emergency Zombie Defense Station

    The Future Of Home Security – Emergency Zombie Defense Station

    Sure, it’s a craft project and won’t really work in the event of a zombie attack.  Regardless, the Emergency Zombie Defense Station is an excellent prototype for what should be sitting right next to your Fire Emergency Kit.  After all, with so many movies pointing towards an imminent infestation of the undead, I have a feeling it’s only a matter of time until it becomes a reality. Intended to be mounted up an easily accessible wall, the one-stop self-defense kit [...]

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  • Murakami Chair Comes With Its Own Light, Kinetic Charger

    Murakami Chair Comes With Its Own Light, Kinetic Charger

    Some dual-function furniture items make sense.  The Murakami Chair, a unique piece that features a rocking chair with an attached lamp, could make a good argument on that end.  Even better, though, it sports an integrated kinetic charging facility, powering up the light source using energy created from rocking back and forth. Created by Rochus Jacob, the plain-but-elegant piece managed to snag top honors at the Design Boom Green Life Competition.  It’s a pretty nifty idea, after all.  Why waste [...]

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  • Homework Table Lets You Customize Your Work Desk, Looks Awesome

    Homework Table Lets You Customize Your Work Desk, Looks Awesome

    We all personalize our work tables somewhat.  But what if we can actually customize the damn thing?  That’s the idea behind Homework, a nifty work desk that you can lay out in a wide variety of ways. The basic table consists of two three-legged trestles made from breech, with steel braces.  Each trestle has a felt sling hanging, which you can later use to store magazines, documents and other items.  A functional drawer with a felt bottom is set between [...]

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  • Sculpture Showerhead Puts Tentacles On Your Shower, Turns Out Brilliant

    Sculpture Showerhead Puts Tentacles On Your Shower, Turns Out Brilliant

    Can you imagine looking up while you’re still half-asleep and seeing that thing?  Ack! It’s a tentacled beast in the shower!  Run for your lives! Of course, it really isn’t.  It’s just Vado’s new Sculpture Showerhead, an ominous-looking fixture that features six elongated necks with one head each.  For what reason?  To scare you into a fully awake state, of course. Well, not really.  All six tentacles sport one showerhead apiece, allowing you to customize the way the water is [...]

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  • Re-vive Legs Clamps Onto Flat Materials, Turns Them Into Tables

    Re-vive Legs Clamps Onto Flat Materials, Turns Them Into Tables

    Need a dining table, don’t want to pay for one?  Turn any large slab of flat material into a functional desk with the Re-vive Legs, a set of clamp-on stands that let you build your own tables for a truly unique home fixture. Like many folks, you probably have plenty of things around the house that you can turn into a tabletop.  That door you replaced last summer can be the body  for an odd-looking dining table; those unused encyclopedia [...]

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  • Dyson Air Multiplier Fan Blows Air, Will Blow Your Mind

    Dyson Air Multiplier Fan Blows Air, Will Blow Your Mind

    To put it bluntly, the Dyson Air Multiplier Fan should not work.  It’s a ring around a gaping hole.  Yet, every publication that reviewed it says it performs as advertised and they have no idea how it does either. What the heck is the Dyson Fan?  It’s James Dyson’s (yes, the guy who updated the vacuum cleaner and the hand dryer in the same awesome manner) take on the electric fan, removing the blade and leaving nothing but a ring [...]

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  • Finger Hinge Eliminates Crushed Fingers At The Door

    Finger Hinge Eliminates Crushed Fingers At The Door

    If you’re stupid and regularly get your fingers stuck between the door and the jamb (ouch), then you need either one of two things: better common sense or the Finger Hinge.  That’s right, you can stay as dumb as a rock and never suffer from crushed fingers again! A full-length hinge that removes the accident zone between the door and the jamb, it seals the entire gap of space where countless people have found their fingers unceremoniously trapped.  Mostly kids, [...]

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  • Configurable Screen Can Act As Divider, Clothes Rack And 80s-Style Phone Booth

    Configurable Screen Can Act As Divider, Clothes Rack And 80s-Style Phone Booth

    Dividers, for the most part, serve a single specific function, allowing you to add some amount of separation to a wide open space. This prototype Screen from designers Livia Lauber and Loris Jaccard, on the other hand, adds a number of potential configurations to run-of-the-mill room dividers, turning it into a versatile and good-looking home fixture. Presented as part of an exhibit called Assemblage from last year, the Screen features an “assembly” of functions. At its base form, it can [...]

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  • Bottle Your Own Perfume With The Missisippi Distiller

    Bottle Your Own Perfume With The Missisippi Distiller

    With a name like the Missisippi Distiller (yep, they misspelled Mississippi), there’s little room to suspect this thing does anything but produce cheap alcohol in some obscure garage in the middle of nowhere.  As it turns out, that’s not what it does at all.  Instead, the distilling machine is designed to extract scented oils from plant leaves, so you can concoct your own perfumes and fragrances (and, perhaps, your own moonshine, too). Looking like an apparatus out of a mad [...]

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  • Solé Power Tile Makes Your Solar Roof Look Good

    Solé Power Tile Makes Your Solar Roof Look Good

    Installing solar panels on your roof is not only eco-friendly, it’s also economical and smart.  But they sure make your house look ugly, with those slabs of black plates killing any curb appeal.  Until now. The Solé Power Tile not only draws energy from the sun like regular solar panels, it’s been fashioned to look like regular clay tiles.  That means you get the same energy benefits with none of the eyesore – great news for many homeowners. Designed to [...]

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  • Xbox And Wii Gaming Towers Look More Like Gaming Shrines Than Shelves

    Xbox And Wii Gaming Towers Look More Like Gaming Shrines Than Shelves

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