• Conmoto Travelmate, A Fireplace In A Suitcase

    Conmoto Travelmate, A Fireplace In A Suitcase

    Ever wished you can walk around town carrying a fireplace like a suitcase?  Neither have I.  For some reason, however, this stylish Conmoto Travelmate Portable Fireplace makes me want to. Clad in briefcase-like 20 x 28 x 8-inch dimensions, the literal fire in a box lets you stay warm whether you’re roaming the cold winter streets or chilling in the attic all by your lonesome.  Just light the fire behind the removable glass window, pick up the container by the [...]

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  • Chair Special Love Seat Gets Busy As You Get Busy

    Chair Special Love Seat Gets Busy As You Get Busy

    Love chairs are great.  A love chair that shakes and tilts as you get busy is even better.  That’s exactly what you get with the Chair Special Love Seat, a dual-sitting home furniture with a seat and back that adjusts with your movement. Built by Miami-based PM Custom, the product page describes it as “one of those items that really should be used in order to understand how it feels.”  Judging from the product photo of some dude “fake-surfing” on [...]

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  • Refrigerator Upgrade Magnet Makes Your Crappy Fridge Look High-End

    Refrigerator Upgrade Magnet Makes Your Crappy Fridge Look High-End

    Want a fancy new fridge to impress the holiday guests, but can’t afford new appliances yet?  Fake it till you make it with the Refrigerator Upgrade Magnet, which adds a realistic looking super icebox dispenser right on the door. When we say “super,” we mean “super.”  Not only can you draw ice and water from it, there are also buttons for beer, coffee, frozen yogurt, french fries, nacho cheese, gravy and chicken wings, putting all other fridge door dispensers to [...]

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  • Domino Clock Uses Giant Dominoes To Tell Time

    Domino Clock Uses Giant Dominoes To Tell Time

    Clocks and watches are among the most frequent recipients of unnecessary design.  Sometimes, the novel concoction ends in disaster.  Other times, like with the Domino Clock, it’s actually clever and interesting. Created by Carbon, the wall-mounted timepiece uses three giant dominoes to tell the time of day.  The procedure to read time is simple enough and the appearance is very elegant, making it one of the few creatively-designed clocks I can actually welcome into my living room. The Domino Clock [...]

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  • LCD Monitor Hub Station Cleans Up Your Desk, Clutters Up Your Display

    LCD Monitor Hub Station Cleans Up Your Desk, Clutters Up Your Display

    Everyone wants a clean desk.  With all sorts of knick-knacks finding their way into your daily cubicle activities, though, it’s usually a losing battle.  That is, unless you can find a nearby place to put all that clutter instead.  The LCD Monitor Hub Station has just the space. Touted as  “the perfect solution to keep your desktop clean,” it allows you put the mess right along your monitor instead.  Pens, office supplies, USB cables and other thingamajigs strewn all over [...]

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  • Bullerjan Furnace Heats Your Home Like A Canadian Lumberjack

    Bullerjan Furnace Heats Your Home Like A Canadian Lumberjack

    Gearheads who spend days in the garage need it heated in the dead of winter, too.  And when it comes to heating instruments, we can’t imagine a more suited design than the Bullerjan Furnace. Developed by Canadian lumberjacks, the enclosed heating chamber is built for practicality, quickly and cheaply warming cabins while using readily-available materials (in lumberjacks’ case, of course, that would be wood).  We’re not sure what inspired the shape, but the locomotive engine look sure makes for quite [...]

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  • Bosch IXO Vino Power Screwdriver Doubles As A Corkscrew Too

    Bosch IXO Vino Power Screwdriver Doubles As A Corkscrew Too

    Planning to buy an electric screwdriver for your home DIY toolkit?  If you like to mix a good bottle of wine along with your regular handyman duties, the Bosch IXO Vino should make for a fine choice. Like other cordless power screwdrivers, this powertool should make tightening and loosening screws a cinch.   Just pull the trigger on the ergonomic soft-grip handle and you’re done.  Unlike other similar tools, however, this one comes with a clever corkscrew attachment that you can [...]

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  • Float Is A Levitating Matrix Table

    Float Is A Levitating Matrix Table

    Most side tables are designed for function.  While the Float can serve your corner table needs just as well as any piece from Ikea, it will likely spark conversation better than any other article of furnishing you have. Made up of 64 blocks of wood, it looks like a giant all-wood Rubik’s Cube.  Except it’s more awesome, since majority of the individual blocks are all floating in the air.  When you push on a block in fact, it will react [...]

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  • Skaters Need Mirrors, Too: The Skate Mirror

    Skaters Need Mirrors, Too: The Skate Mirror

    Even skaters need mirrors, too.  Just because they look dirty when you see them hanging out of the park at 5 in the afternoon, it doesn’t mean they weren’t well-groomed when they left their house this morning.  Plus, they’ll need one to check those scratches and bruises that come with getting faceplanted on the pavement multiple times a day. If there’s one person like that in your life, the Skate Mirror could make a perfect holiday gift. There’s nothing complicated [...]

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  • Andrea Air Purifier Filters Impurities Using Actual Plants

    Andrea Air Purifier Filters Impurities Using Actual Plants

    Air purifiers come in all shapes and sizes.  So far, though, I haven’t really seen anything similar to the Andrea, which cleverly combines modern air purifying methods with nature’s own. Instead of employing slabs of filter, UV light or ionization processes to do its cleaning, the contraption uses good ol’ houseplants to remove impurities from the air.  Of course, you’ll need to use plants with specific pollution-purging properties to have it accomplish proper purifying.  The website suggests a few, including [...]

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  • Scrapwood Wallpaper Turns Your Mansion Into A Shanty

    Scrapwood Wallpaper Turns Your Mansion Into A Shanty

    When you grow up poor in a shanty in a third-world country, the walls of your house are probably built with spare wood, salvaged from throwaways at demolitions and construction sites.  In case you missed out on that…uhm…depressing experience, you can now make your classy home look like one with the Scrapwood Wallpaper. Giving erstwhile humdrum walls a cabin feel, the decorative covers look realistic enough to take visitors by surprise.  In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if you amble [...]

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  • Lay Flat Office Chair Can Turn Into A Functional Cot

    Lay Flat Office Chair Can Turn Into A Functional Cot

    You can roll, spin and swivel that office chair all you want — there ain’t no way it’s ever going to be comfortable to sleep in.   If you want to catch a nap in the middle of the workday, best request whoever’s in charge to get one of this: the Lay Flat Office Chair. During more productive times (you know, two hours a day), it can be used like any regular seating furniture, parking you comfortably at the desk and [...]

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  • Zelco Lock-Up Portable Door Lock Adds An Extra Barrier To Unauthorized Entry

    Zelco Lock-Up Portable Door Lock Adds An Extra Barrier To Unauthorized Entry

    If budget dictates that you stay in dingy hotels and cheap roadside motels during long travel, it’s not unusual to be concerned for your safety.  We suggest packing a gun.  In case you’d rather not carry your own firearms, the Zelco Lock-Up Portable Door Lock might help you feel just a little more secure. A carry-on accessory that you can temporarily fit into any door, it lets you add an extra barrier from inside without having to drill or permanently [...]

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  • Thru-Block Modular Coat Rack Lets You Customize How You Hang Your Jackets

    Thru-Block Modular Coat Rack Lets You Customize How You Hang Your Jackets

    Winter is here and the season of heavy coats is nigh.  If you want a rack that can hang every piece of anti-freeze outerwear in your family’s closet, you might want one of these: the Thru-Block Modular Coat Rack. Created by Wuda (Will Ullman Design Art), the storage solution is a wall-mounted modular system that you can set up in a variety of styles.  That way, you don’t only get hanging spots for your coats, you can literally arrange them [...]

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  • 15-Baluster Desk Turns Your Mansion’s Balcony Into A Table

    15-Baluster Desk Turns Your Mansion’s Balcony Into A Table

    When you saw off your mansion’s balcony and turn it into a desk, there’s no telling what you’ll get.  Chances are, it will look something like the 15-Baluster Desk, whose legs are inspired by balustrade railings found across France during the Renaissance era. According to Restoration Hardware, the design of the legs are based off a salvaged wooden balustrade from that period, which is believed to have once flanked the stairway of a courtyard in the French city of Lyon.  [...]

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  • GymGym Puts 16 Core Exercises In Your Office Chair

    GymGym Puts 16 Core Exercises In Your Office Chair

    Not enough distractions at the office?  Add getting fit into the mix of productivity killers with the GymGym, an executive chair that doubles as a multi-exercise machine. Combining a “contour-forming seating structure with a full-body strengthening and conditioning fitness system,” the novel office furnishing is designed to let people stay in shape while being tethered to their workstations.  Instead of playing Farmville and trolling internet forums, you can waste working hours doing chest presses and abdominal exercises.  At least, you’re [...]

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  • Meatball Grill Basket Cooks One Dozen Perfect Meatballs At A Time

    Meatball Grill Basket Cooks One Dozen Perfect Meatballs At A Time

    Grilling meatballs ain’t easy.  If you’ve ever struggled with the challenge of cooking mashed-up ground mixtures curled into a ball over fire, you will probably appreciate the convenience offered by this Meatball Grill Basket. Like the name says, it’s an easy-to-handle basket for cooking meatballs.  No more skewering the damn things or carefully sliding them onto the grill.  Just put the raw meatballs into the individual compartments, place the tool over a grill and let it cook. The Meatball Grill [...]

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  • Glass Globe Door Knob Lets You See What’s Behind The Door

    Glass Globe Door Knob Lets You See What’s Behind The Door

    There’s a reason children are afraid of opening the closet door — you never know what’s on the other side.  One time, when I opened mine, I saw a pink gorilla that wanted to kill me.  I swear.  With this Glass Globe Door Knob, you never have to live with such uncertainty. All you have to do is peer into the round glass just like fortune tellers look into their crystal balls.  Instead of the future, though, you see exactly [...]

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  • Neato XV-11 Robot Vacuum Boasts Smart, Efficient Operation

    Neato XV-11 Robot Vacuum Boasts Smart, Efficient Operation

    Competing against the Roomba isn’t easy.  The Neato XV-11 Robot Vacuum could make a case for a real compelling match-up, though. It’s main selling point?  Better robot smarts, allowing it to clean floors faster and more efficiently.  Pimping a laser-based Room Positioning System (RPS), it claims to see everything in the room, allowing it to map out the most economical way to go about its business.  Since it maps the room on the fly, it will actually avoid walls and [...]

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