• Nook Coffee Table Sports An Oddly-Shaped Bookshelf Corner

    Nook Coffee Table Sports An Oddly-Shaped Bookshelf Corner

    We don’t know if it will ever see the light of day, but the Nook Coffee Table looks like the perfect piece to bring a modern living room together.  Sporting an unusual design, it’s both attractive and creatively functional at the same time. Designed by Dave Pickett, the geometric coffee table has a corner that “dips” into a shelf, giving you an instant spot to hold magazines and books.  The execution is lovely, creating a perplexing shape that’s bound to [...]

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  • Spring Wood, A Line Of Wooden Chairs That Flex When You Sit

    Spring Wood, A Line Of Wooden Chairs That Flex When You Sit

    Wooden furniture is gorgeous and timeless.  Being hard, flat and rigid, though, wooden chairs rarely make for the most comfortable pieces.  Unless they can bend like these crazy Spring Wood chairs. Created by designer Carolien Laro, the seating chattels are really made from wood and they will really flex when you sit on them.  It’s fascinating.  Oh yeah, they’re quite laborious too — she put in over 600 hours of work to come up with the original functional prototype for [...]

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  • Dyson DC35 Digital Slim Vacuum Is As Thin As Your Broomstick

    Dyson DC35 Digital Slim Vacuum Is As Thin As Your Broomstick

    Do you like your vacuum cleaners sexy and slim?  Can’t do any better than the Dyson DC35 Digital Slim, a cordless vacuum cleaner that doesn’t appear any bigger than one of Harry Potter’s flying broomsticks. Designed for all types of floors, the home cleaning device has a motorized head that supposedly “spins five times faster than a Formula 1 car engine.”  Three different cleaning assemblies can be tethered to the head: a carbon fiber brush to execute thorough sweeps across [...]

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  • Fiskars Easy-Pour Uses A Slight Tweak To Make The Watering Can More Efficient

    Fiskars Easy-Pour Uses A Slight Tweak To Make The Watering Can More Efficient

    Sometimes, the coolest designs are the simplest ones.  That’s definitely the case with the Easy-Pour, a watering can that improves on the home gardening staple using a very simple upgrade: they merely added a second handle. Brought to life by the brilliant design folks at Fiskars, the updated gardening tool allows you to water your plants using a variety of hand positions.  That way, you can spread the load efficiently, allowing you to carry heavier cans for fewer trips back [...]

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  • Chalkboard Wall Decal Turns Any Flat Surface Into A Blackboard

    Chalkboard Wall Decal Turns Any Flat Surface Into A Blackboard

    Remember Ideapaint, the product that lets you turn anything paint-able into writable space. Well if that is something too much of an undertaking and you still need a place to doodle with chalk, you can forget about buying a big slab of wood and use the Chalkboard Wall Decal instead. It works like any of your average peel-and-stick decals, adhering fastly to any smooth, flat surface.  Instead of funky graphics on the visible part, though, it features a fully-functional chalkboard, allowing you [...]

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  • Tai Chi Chair Is A Dead Simple Exercise Chair

    Tai Chi Chair Is A Dead Simple Exercise Chair

    Treadmill too big to install in your home office?  Here’s a space-efficient way to flex some muscles during 15-minute breaks: the Tai Chi Chair. Designed by  ESAD Reims student Yuan Yuan, the furniture sports handholds and footholds that allow you to perform a variety of exercises.  I’m not too familiar with Tai Chi, though, so I don’t know about the name.  Isn’t that the thing they do in the park with no equipment whatsoever? The Tai Chi Chair is a [...]

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  • Loopa Gyro Bowl Keeps Food From Falling Off

    Loopa Gyro Bowl Keeps Food From Falling Off

    There’s nothing “gyroscopic” about its function, but the Loopa Gyro Bowl is definitely clever.  Billed as a spill-free bowl, the inner container can rotate a full 360 degrees in any direction, allowing it to remain upright regardless of how you’re holding it. If you have kids in the house, you know how much mess they can make without even trying.  Half that bowl of cereal you poured is more likely to end up on the floor than on their mouths.  [...]

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  • Antler & Co. Turns Deer Appendages Into Home Shelving Solutions

    Antler & Co. Turns Deer Appendages Into Home Shelving Solutions

    Antler horns look cool.  Carefully chosen and hung on your wall, they can be functional home furniture too.  At least, that’s what  Antler & Co. is doing. Selling real antler horns repurposed for the home, the company’s line consist of coat racks, bookshelves and multi-purpose wall hooks all made from deers’ bony appendages.  Don’t worry, no animals were harmed in the farming (at least, we don’t think so) — many species of deer shed their antlers every year and those [...]

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  • 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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