• Blow Your Living Room Away: Pnoe Horn Speakers

    Blow Your Living Room Away: Pnoe Horn Speakers

    Tired of high-end home speakers that look like high-end home speakers?  Blow your entertainment system some style with the Pnoe, a gorgeous behemoth of a speaker clad in the form of a giant horn. Created by Arcadian Audio, this seeming cross between an alphorn, a tuba and a vuvuzuela features sleek lines that make it as much a room centerpiece as an audio delivery component.  Developed over ten years, the company’s flagship horn speaker claims to bring a “wide and [...]

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  • Onkyo Introduces 3D-Ready, THX-Certified HTIB

    Onkyo Introduces 3D-Ready, THX-Certified HTIB

    Thinking of upgrading to a new packaged home theater?  Future-proof your home entertainment setup with the Onkyo HT-S9300THX, the first HTIB that delivers both THX-certified audio and 3D-ready hardware. Compatible with the mandatory formats for 3D broadcasts (Side-by-Side and Top-and-Bottom), you’re guaranteed state-of-the-art video without another upgrade, whichever way industry standards fall.  Onkyo claims it’s the first packaged system of its kind, designed for home theater enthusiasts who can’t be bothered with the hassle of picking out separate components to [...]

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  • Giant Wine Glass Lets You Empty An Entire Bottle In One Pour

    Giant Wine Glass Lets You Empty An Entire Bottle In One Pour

    Do you like some wine before you sleep, but the doctor warned you to keep it to one glass?  Cheat the system with the Giant Wine Glass, a nicely-weighted goblet that can fit a whole bottle of wine.  Genius. Who cares if it’s Chardonnay, Merlot or that tasty, cheap stuff off Trader Joe’s (they actually have decent stuff for good prices now)?  Wine is always enjoyed best in one form: a whole lot of it.  Cupping this glass in your [...]

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  • Vika Veine Is A Full Work Desk Hiding Inside A Barren Table

    Vika Veine Is A Full Work Desk Hiding Inside A Barren Table

    Looking for a simple table that can fold out into a full-featured work desk? Look no further than the Vika Veine, an unassuming small tabletop that folds out into an excellent working space. A part of Ikea’s Vika build-your-own-table series, the tabletop can be bought on its own.  That means, you can use it as a portable work desk around the house, setting up shop on the dining table, the bed or the coffee table at your discretion.   It also [...]

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  • Deo-Go Sprays Pit Stains Out Of Your Shirts

    Deo-Go Sprays Pit Stains Out Of Your Shirts

    Sweat a lot?  No need to answer.  While you can’t do much about your bad luck in glands, Deo-Go can do something about those vomit-inducing yellow marks that have etched themselves on your unfortunate threads. A specialty cleaning agent, each bottle of the product is designed to do only one thing: rid shirts, undershirts and blouses of that unpalatable mix of sweat, dirt and chemical antiperspirants that regularly find their way into people’s wardrobes.  Because of the single-minded utility, it [...]

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  • Sanyo’s Gopan Cooks Rice…Into Bread

    Sanyo’s Gopan Cooks Rice…Into Bread

    Like rice, but prefer to munch on a sandwich?  Not a problem with the Gopan Rice Bread Cooker, a clever little kitchen gadget that turns grains of rice into loafs. Created by Sanyo, the appliance looks to solve a food problem currently happening in Japan: fewer and fewer people are eating rice.  According to the company, present consumption of domestic rice has been halved compared to 1962, creating a negative impact in the local agriculture.   With the device, they’re hoping [...]

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  • 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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