• Hollandia iCon Is An iPad-Friendly Luxury Bed

    Hollandia iCon Is An iPad-Friendly Luxury Bed

    As far as luxury beds go, the Hollandia iCon is only half-ridiculous.  Sure, the multimedia headboard with dual iPad docks border on the excessive, but the actual sleeping area looks swank. Made by Hollandia International and American mattress brand Therapedic, the bed uses Dual-Core 3D mattress technology, which allows either side of the bed to be adjusted separately.  The split mattress is made from Vita Talalay Latex, which is soft on the top and firm on the bottom, allowing you [...]

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  • DIY Book Lamp: Nice Project For Your Old, Dusty Volumes

    DIY Book Lamp: Nice Project For Your Old, Dusty Volumes

    We all have old books doing nothing but gathering dust somewhere in our homes.  I have a couple I’ve chopped up for use as laptop stands, with about a boxful more rotting from years of utter apathy.   If you’re the same way, you might want to look at the Book Lamp, a DIY project that lets you turn an old, unloved book into a decorative shelf lighting fixture. Created by Ed Lewis (nee fungus amungus in Instructables), it’s quite a [...]

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  • Bordbar Turns Airplane Trolleys Into Stylish Storage

    Bordbar Turns Airplane Trolleys Into Stylish Storage

    Ever wondered what happens to airplane service trolleys when they’re decommissioned?  Well, some of them goes to Bordbar, who turns the discarded food and supplies cart into stylish storage solutions. All items retain their original trolley structure, getting a few fix-ups from the wear and tear they’ve likely accumulated from the service industry.   The biggest difference are the redecorated bodies, which give the trolleys new, hip designs that’s bound to fit into most modern homes and offices. Brodbar has three [...]

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  • Snakkes Wall Lamp, An Illuminating Speech Bubble

    Snakkes Wall Lamp, An Illuminating Speech Bubble

    Need a speech bubble for your Eureka moment?  Try the Snakkes Wall Lamp, a light-up LED board for mounting on vertical surfaces, clad in a quirky, speech bubble design. Sporting a design from Barcelona-based Daniel Benito Cortázar, the lighting fixture is built by Northern Lighting, a hip Norwegian design collective who fancy themselves as “moodmakers.” And set a perfect lighthearted mood in any room it probably will. Aside from offering stylish illumination to any space, Snakkes also doubles as a [...]

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  • Throw Dirty Clothes Here: The Sacrificial Chair

    Throw Dirty Clothes Here: The Sacrificial Chair

    Clothes you take off but intend to wear later can’t go into the laundry bin because stuff there’s too dirty.  They can’t go back to the closet either, because you don’t want half-dirty stuff mixed up with the fresh items.  A spare chair usually plays the unofficial clothes rack for such in-betweens, and the Sacrificial Chair embraces that spirit completely. Created by Punga & Smith as an exhibition piece, it’s actually a rack clad in the shape of a chair.  [...]

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  • Forget Waffles, The Lolly Feeds You Wafflesicles

    Forget Waffles, The Lolly Feeds You Wafflesicles

    Making a “wafflesicle” ain’t that hard.  You take a waffle cone, punch a stick on it and you’re done.  Despite that, there is something special when you can make wafflesicles with the stick already lodged as soon as you take it out of the iron.  And that’s exactly what the Lolly Waffle Maker does. Created by Triangular Concept, the kitchen appliance includes provisions for the sticks, such that the waffle will cook already wrapped around it.  No need to grab [...]

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  • Folding BBQ Tool: Like Swiss Knife For Grilling Meat

    Folding BBQ Tool: Like Swiss Knife For Grilling Meat

    Backyard barbecue cooks deserve fancy gadgets too.  And the Folding BBQ Tool, which bundles three grilling staples into a single fold out slab, should easily qualify. Summoning the spirit of Swiss Army knives, the contraption puts a two-prong meat fork, a serrated knife and an extra-wide spatula in a single fold-out device.  That way, you’ll never have to misplace a single cooking utensil while multi-tasking during your summer backyard barbecue again. The Folding BBQ Tool is a three-piece, dishwasher-safe cooking [...]

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  • Bobble Brush Turns Your Toothbrush Into A Wobbling Spectacle

    Bobble Brush Turns Your Toothbrush Into A Wobbling Spectacle

    Need more ways to amuse yourself in the bathroom?  Try the Bobble Brush, a toothbrush holder that makes your teeth-cleaning implement…ummm…dance. Why make a piece of toiletry sway like a drunk guy falling over?  Because things that move are always more fun than those that remain stationary.  Also, it decreases the possibility that your toothbrush will fall to the bathroom floor when you accidentally knock it, with most bumps likely just causing it to commence with the dizzying wobble. The [...]

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  • Pushcarts Can Be Mobile Offices Too: The Het Kruikantoor

    Pushcarts Can Be Mobile Offices Too: The Het Kruikantoor

    We’ve seen mobile offices dumped on the back of vans  before.  If you don’t have a spare vehicle to equip with a work area, however, a push-along office like the Het Kruikantoor just might do the trick. Created by designer Tim Vinke, the setup is essentially a desk, shelves and two chairs clad in the form of a modular wheelbarrow.  Slap them together like Lego blocks and you’ll end up with a pushcart (yes it has wheels on one corner) [...]

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  • Who Tall Are You Mirror Shows Your Celebrity Height

    Who Tall Are You Mirror Shows Your Celebrity Height

    Want to know which celebrity has the same height as you?  Check Wikipedia or IMDB.  Want a height chart that will let guests in your house find out the same without pulling out a measuring tape and doing a Google search?  Install the Who Tall Are You Mirror and let them figure it out in one glance. A novelty mirror, it has a functional height chart printed right on the surface.  Apart from centimeter-based measurements, though, it also includes the [...]

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  • Baldi Crystal Bathtub Carved From A Single Piece Of Rock

    Baldi Crystal Bathtub Carved From A Single Piece Of Rock

    What do you when you find an enormous white rock crystal in the Amazonian rainforest?  For Italian company Baldi, the answer was “crystal” clear: carve it into a luxury bathtub.  Yes, like Fred Flintstone would have done, complete with a wooly mammoth for a shower. First shown in Milan at I Saloni back in April, the tub is literally a chunk sliced off from the ten-ton slab flown in from the Amazon back in 2006.  It’s only the second bath [...]

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  • Light Laundry?  Use A Mini Tumble Dryer

    Light Laundry? Use A Mini Tumble Dryer

    Doing laundry sucks.  That’s why I pay a leprechaun with gold coins to do mine.  You should too.  Only problem is, leprechauns refuse to wash underwear, so you’ll have to wash those boxers, briefs and knickers on your own.  Afterwards, you can dry it in this: the Mini Tumble Dryer. Why not just buy a full dryer?  Because it’s overkill.  With a miniature version, you can set the appliance up on a spare tabletop, allowing you to have a functional [...]

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  • Qlocktwo Tells Time In Words

    Qlocktwo Tells Time In Words

    Want a clock with something new to offer, but doesn’t cross the line into being absolutely unreadable?  Break away from the clutches of conventional digital and analog timepieces with the Qlocktwo, which uses common phrases across a square board to stylishly tell time. Unplugged, it looks like a decorative wall piece, consisting of a single-colored canvas with lines of letters written across it.  Plug in to a 220v outlet, however, and some of the letters begin to light up, forming [...]

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  • FireWire Flexible Skewers Streamlines Your Grilling Work

    FireWire Flexible Skewers Streamlines Your Grilling Work

    Skewers work pretty much the same way – you stick raw crap into the sticks, put it over a grill and wait.  There’s nothing creative about them.  Until the Firewire Flexibile Grilling Skewer came along, that is. As the name implies, it does away with the rigid quality of regular skewers.  Instead, you can twist it like a line of cable, all while it holds on to your meat securely.  That way, you can grill a shrimp kebab in a [...]

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  • Slate Tabletop Fireplace Puts A Classy Fire In Your Work Desk

    Slate Tabletop Fireplace Puts A Classy Fire In Your Work Desk

    All work desks can use a little spicing up, and a novelty toy or a small plant can do the job just fine.  If you’d like to bring cozy warmth to your working area, however, nothing beats setting up a mini-bonfire to light things up.  We’re not being cheeky.  You really can enjoy a small fire in your tiny cubicle with the Slate Tabletop Fireplace, a sleek, little hearth designed to sit next to you while you punch up that [...]

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  • Handysoap Gives You A Hand In The Bathroom

    Handysoap Gives You A Hand In The Bathroom

    Really want to turn your bathroom into a horror freak show? Hook up that scary curtain, set up that zombie candle holder and install a Handysoap on the wall. It’s soap, molded in the form of a hand that’s either about to shake your hand or pat your ass, depending on how you look at it. In the dark, it should look like one of those hands protruding out of walls the same way they used to do in 90s-era [...]

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  • MinusA2 Air Purifier Doubles As Wall Art

    MinusA2 Air Purifier Doubles As Wall Art

    Well-designed air purifiers aren’t that bad-looking.  In fact, the slim-panel Rabbit Air MinusA2 looks more like home theater electronics than an allergen-slaying machine.  And now, you can make it look like a piece of art hanging on your wall too with the MinusA2 Artist Design Series. According to Rabbit Air, a client once approached them, asking for a customized solution that will allow him to fit an air purifier and an artwork on the same limited wall space of an [...]

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  • Super Nova Is An Illuminating Hotdog Balloon, Also Huggable

    Super Nova Is An Illuminating Hotdog Balloon, Also Huggable

    Ready to leave your supervillain ways? Do it in style. Leave the dark side and literally embrace the light with the Super Nova, a giant home lighting fixture that produces “virtually zero heat,” allowing you to wrap your body around it like an oversized tube pillow. Created by architectural and design firm Cleanroom, it generates a “soft, ambient glow” that both “calms and energizes” a space. More than mere mood lighting, a single one of these can supposedly illuminate an [...]

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  • Yale Keyfree Door Lock Opens Your Front Door Like A Car

    Yale Keyfree Door Lock Opens Your Front Door Like A Car

    Trying to fit a key into your front door’s lock is usually an exercise in concentration after another night spent in the company of cheap brandy in the neighborhood bar. Not so if you’ve installed Yale’s new Keyfree Door Lock, which lets you pull the bolt off the door’s lock with the single push of a button on your key fob – just like you do with your car. If you’re trying to recall who Yale is, they’re those folks [...]

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