• 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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  • 1930s French Postal Desk Will Give Your Home Office Some Class

    1930s French Postal Desk Will Give Your Home Office Some Class

    Need a work desk with lots of storage space and some old-school vintage charms?  We can’t imagine a better fit than this 1930s French Postal Desk, an all-in-one desktop furniture that would make the perfect home office centerpiece. A replica of an antique French postal desk, the originals were literally used for sorting mail back in the 1930s.  This function should explain the rows upon rows of compartmentalized shelves, where you can display your books, tabletop toys and other work [...]

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  • Blown Glass Fish Bowl Puts Your Fish Inside A Stylish Fish

    Blown Glass Fish Bowl Puts Your Fish Inside A Stylish Fish

    Yo, I heard you like fish, so we put a fish in your fish, so you can fish in a fish!  I can totally imagine designer Alessandra Baldereschi exclaiming that as she shows off her Blown Glass Fish Bowl, a small aqua tank pimped in the shape of a cold-blooded aquatic vertebrate. The stylish fish bowl measures 43 x 21 x 23 centimeters and should have enough swimming space for two goldfish (three, if they don’t mind regularly bumping onto [...]

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  • Duddha Rug Puts The Dude On Your Floor

    Duddha Rug Puts The Dude On Your Floor

    Having a Big Lebowski poster is nice and all.  For staunch fans of the cult classic, though, nothing should be a more fitting home memento than the Duddha Rug, a small indoor carpet with a print of The Dude striking his best Buddha pose. If you remember the movie, The Dude’s stolen rug (and its succeeding replacement, which was also stolen) played a somewhat notable role in the story, which makes this all the cooler of a merchandise.  Just pray [...]

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  • Tassimo Brewbot Makes Hot Drinks, Thinks It’s A Robot

    Tassimo Brewbot Makes Hot Drinks, Thinks It’s A Robot

    In a perfect world, a coffee-making robot will not just make you a hot drink, it will rouse you up from bed with a steaming fresh cup in hand.  Since you can’t have that yet, you might as well make do with this: the Tassimo Brewbot. Designed to make enjoying a delicious cup of your favorite hot drink as simple as possible, the compact kitchen appliance can make your choice of seven different drinks at the push of a button.  [...]

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  • Rock Band Storage Ottoman Stores Your Rhythm Gaming Gear

    Rock Band Storage Ottoman Stores Your Rhythm Gaming Gear

    Need a place to neatly store all your rhythm gaming instruments while spending the remainder of the year playing COD: Black Ops?  You might be interested in the Rock Band Storage Ottoman, a functional sitting and storage chattel built to cram your roster of fake instruments. Created by Level Up Gear, the compartment is specially designed to host the ensemble of peripherals that typically come with Rock Band and Guitar Hero.  It’s got Velcro loops to hold up to two [...]

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  • Fridge Couch Repurposes Old Stuff Into Living Room Furniture

    Fridge Couch Repurposes Old Stuff Into Living Room Furniture

    If you’re serious about conserving resources, you really shouldn’t buy your furniture new.  Impress the snot out of the recycling police with the Fridge Couch, a clunky-looking living room seater made from various refurbished parts. As you can tell from the name, part of the ensemble is made from old refrigerators.  One look at the photos and you’ll know just which parts those are — the frame on the thing looks unmistakably like a fridge.  But that’s not where the [...]

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  • Breville Pie Maker Churns Out Four Hot Pies In 8 Minutes

    Breville Pie Maker Churns Out Four Hot Pies In 8 Minutes

    Do you love pies, but can’t bake if your life depended on it?  Not a problem with the Breville Pie Maker, a handy kitchen appliance that can crank out individual-sized pies with as little work as possible. Designed for quick operation, the cooking machine can turn up fruit pies, meat pies, quiches, tarts and any other weird mess with a crust you can concoct in as little as eight minutes.  That way, you can keep pumping out the piping hot [...]

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  • Your Chair Now Has Endless Storage Space Between Cushions

    Your Chair Now Has Endless Storage Space Between Cushions

    Any time the remote is missing, that crevice under the cushion of the sofa is always the smart place to look.  Since that crack seems a natural magnet for holding small objects, someone decided to stop getting mad and just embrace it.  The Lost In Sofa Chair is the result. Designed by  Japanese studio Daisuke Motogi Architecture, the chair is made up entirely of small cushions, with lines upon lines of that seemingly magnetic crevasse.  That way, you can stop [...]

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  • Filtrete Water Station Offers A Convenient Home Solution For Clean Bottled Water

    Filtrete Water Station Offers A Convenient Home Solution For Clean Bottled Water

    A regular diet of bottled water can rack up in costs over the duration of an entire month.  That’s why folks seeking out alternatives is no surprise.  The Filtrete Water Station offers one of the best substitutes we’ve seen to picking up bottle after bottle from the convenience store. Some folks I know make do with a Brita jug and a reusable bottle, which should work well enough.  This new product, however, easily bests that in convenience, allowing you to [...]

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