• Breville Radio Toaster Puts A 50s-Style Radio On The Face Of A Toaster

    Breville Radio Toaster Puts A 50s-Style Radio On The Face Of A Toaster

    I don’t have a bread toaster.  Why?  Because an oven toaster can toast bread just as well, all while being more versatile.  If I had seen this Radio Toaster, however, I probably would have thought twice about that purchase. Unlike what the name may suggest, it’s not a contraption for toasting your old radios.  That’s just stupid.  Everyone knows you’re supposed to sacrifice old AM/FM radios at an altar with a goathead hanging over it when you want to lay [...]

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  • CFS Furniture Set, A Cardboard Table And Stool Combo For Kids Looks Fun

    CFS Furniture Set, A Cardboard Table And Stool Combo For Kids Looks Fun

    Looking to outfit a playroom with child-safe and fun-looking furniture?  You might want to try this: the CFS Furniture Set. Created by Metrocs and designed by Riki Watanabe, only cardboard was used as material for the construction of the entire set.  No screws, no glues, no tapes — just thoughtful folding, slicing and arranging pieces of stiff thick paper products are involved in building each of the clever pieces. The CFS Furniture Set consists of three items: one table and [...]

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  • Turn Your Flat Into A Vintage Movie Set With 1940s Hollywood Studio Lamp

    Turn Your Flat Into A Vintage Movie Set With 1940s Hollywood Studio Lamp

    You’re a star.  Hell, you’re a superstar.  And no better way to celebrate your megalomaniac delusions than to put a spotlight right in your living space with this 1940s Hollywood Studio Lamp. Created by Restoration Hardware, the lighting furniture borrows its looks and styling from a 1940s Fresnel studio lamp — those classic staples found in every major film studio from the olden days.   Build and appearance have been fashioned to be as exacting as the original, complete with full [...]

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  • The Simplest Way To Grow An Indoor Mushroom Garden

    The Simplest Way To Grow An Indoor Mushroom Garden

    Want to have fresh mushrooms whenever you feel the hankering for them?  Grow them yourself with the Easy To Grow Mushroom Garden, a single box with everything you need to start a mushroom jungle right in your home. Designed for utmost convenience, you don’t ever deal with soil, seeds, heavy gardening equipment or anything similar with the kit.  Instead, all you do is place the box in an area of the house accessible by sunlight (like the windowsill) and give [...]

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  • The Heretic, A Stylish Couch That Used To Be A Coffin

    The Heretic, A Stylish Couch That Used To Be A Coffin

    We get it, you fancy being a vampire.  That doesn’t mean it’s a good idea to use a coffin as a home furniture, though — it just isn’t functional.  Unless, of course, some skilled craftsmen actually went to work on the coffin to make it a usable furnishing like they did with The Heretic. Made by Autum, the elegant-looking living room couch is actually a reworked 18-gauge steel coffin.  Custom-modded by hand, the erstwhile resting area for nocturnal blood-suckers has [...]

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  • Switch, A Salt And Pepper Shaker That Lets You “Turn On” The Flavor

    Switch, A Salt And Pepper Shaker That Lets You “Turn On” The Flavor

    We have no idea about the fascination with salt and pepper shakers, but people sure do love designing around them.  Here’s a new one that’s decidedly quirky: the Switch, a cute little shaker that looks like a real two-way switch for turning on the lights. Dreamed up by nerdy home accessories purveyor, Fred & Friends, the contraption really looks like an honest-to-goodness switch box.  I mean, you can set it up over a couple of wires that do nothing and [...]

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  • Cool Furniture: Vintage Chairs Upholstered In Vintage Bean Bags

    Cool Furniture: Vintage Chairs Upholstered In Vintage Bean Bags

    I can’t decide if these chairs, upholstered in sacks once used to transport coffee exports, are gorgeous or ugly.  On the one hand, they’re definitely unique; on the other, it’s like making a car body out of the discarded frames of old school buses, complete with yellow paint and the local elementary school’s logo.  It’s cool, in a retro-bohemian sort of way. Called rather straightforwardly as Vintage Coffee Bean Bag Chairs, the arm chairs are made from reclaimed vintage pieces  [...]

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  • ScreenDeck Brings Back The Shelf Space On Top Of Your TV

    ScreenDeck Brings Back The Shelf Space On Top Of Your TV

    Remember when our TVs were CRT and we had that space on top of the box to use as a functional shelf?  Well, that’s gone now with ever-thinning LCDs.  If you miss having that handy storage area, you can bring it back with ScreenDeck. A literal small shelf that goes on top of your LCD or Plasma TV, the contraption lets you put small home theater items where they won’t be obscured from sight.  That way, your set-top box can [...]

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  • Ransa Sofa Floats Over Your Library Of Books

    Ransa Sofa Floats Over Your Library Of Books

    You can’t help but admire the design of the Ransa Sofa, which makes it appear like your seating furniture is floating over a floor-level bookshelf.  I just have a feeling you won’t be able to live with it if you’re a neat freak, though — those lines of books will get kicked and knocked over more times than you can probably stomach. Created by Younes Duret, the living room furnishing pairs a book storage at the base and a regular [...]

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  • Clip n Cook Makes Your Spatulas Modular, Better Organized

    Clip n Cook Makes Your Spatulas Modular, Better Organized

    Some people hang their spatulas on a hook.  Others keep them in a kitchen drawer.  If you want something more organized that takes up less space, you might want to trade that up for the Clip n Cook. A modular spatula system that makes organizing your food-flipping hand tools a whole lot simpler, the set comes with two handles and five heads.  Each handle can clip to any of the five heads, with a quick-release button for breaking them apart. [...]

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  • Python V12 Watch Winder Tells Weather And Holds Your Refined Vices, Too

    Python V12 Watch Winder Tells Weather And Holds Your Refined Vices, Too

    You love your watches.  And you’re drowning in cash.  Here’s your next soul-satisfying purchase: the Buben & Zorweg V12 Python, a lavish watch winder with a whole host of versatile functions that any man with your kind of bank account can appreciate. Aside from keeping your veritable fortune of a watch collection in pristine condition, the storage furnishing also doubles as  a bar, a humidor and a weather station.  That way, you can get drunk, light a cigar and read [...]

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  • Doc Is A Sofa That Turns Into A Bunk Bed

    Doc Is A Sofa That Turns Into A Bunk Bed

    Sofa beds are great with their versatile functions.  But even the best sofa bed has to bow down to this: the Doc Space Saving System, which converts from a regular couch to a two-level bunk bed. Made by Resource Furniture, the clever living room rig looks like an ordinary sofa at first glance.  Lift up the parts, however, and you end up with an impressive double-decker, complete with separate mattresses, safety rails and a built-in ladder.  Sweet. From the Doc’s [...]

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  • Vertebrae Puts Your Bathroom Fixtures In A Space-Saving Swiveling File

    Vertebrae Puts Your Bathroom Fixtures In A Space-Saving Swiveling File

    We’ve seen small bathroom solutions before.  So far, though, I don’t think anything will let you equip a small bathroom as creatively as the Vertebrae, which puts all your private hygiene necessities in a single swiveling file. Created by Design Odyssey Ltd., the veritable Swiss Army bathroom puts every modern bathroom amenity in a single line of stacked rotating modules.   That way, only the module you need will take any extra space, leaving you with the whole room to practice [...]

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  • Wigli Is A Wobbling Office Stool That Will Keep You Exercising

    Wigli Is A Wobbling Office Stool That Will Keep You Exercising

    A standing desk is great for burning more calories while working on a computer.  If you’d rather dump your weight on something while still keeping in shape, though, the Wigli stool might be more up your alley. A stool designed for cubicle drones, the office furnishing isn’t just an ordinary  seat with no backrest.  Based on the idea that continual movement of the body can help prevent back problems, the actual seating surface wobbles, forcing you to commission the seldom-used [...]

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  • House Of Cards Table Looks Ready To Fall Over

    House Of Cards Table Looks Ready To Fall Over

    I’ll be honest here.  There’s just something special about seeing fake playing cards used as a table’s legs that piques my natural attraction to accidents waiting to happen. Created by Brazilian designer-architect Mauricio Arruda, stability isn’t something to worry about here.  According to the designer, the two pyramid-styled playing card legs can actually support up to 550lbs of weight.  That means that lard-ass boxer Butterbean can use it as the base of his bed with pillows and a mattress and [...]

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  • Bon Home Culinary Heat Lamp Keeps Food Warm Without Ruining It

    Bon Home Culinary Heat Lamp Keeps Food Warm Without Ruining It

    Cold pizza will still fill you just as well as freshly-baked carbs.  But hot food sure as hell always tastes better.  If you need to keep food warm while waiting for the rest of your party to show up, here’s how you do it: the Bon Home Culinary Heat Lamp. Based on professional equipment employed by restaurateurs, the immensely useful kitchen contraption is reputedly the first of its kind to be designed for everyday home use.  To put it to [...]

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  • Toast Strips Stamper Helps You Break Bread Into Bite-Sized Strips

    Toast Strips Stamper Helps You Break Bread Into Bite-Sized Strips

    Toast is good.  Charred bread without the crust, even better.  All of that, though, cut up into convenient sticks is just downright heavenly.  And you can munch on heaven every morning with the Toast Strips Stamper. Using it is about as simple as you probably imagine.  You lay the fresh bread on a table, grab the stamper by the handle and push it onto the bread to flatten the areas where you will break it apart.  After that, just throw [...]

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  • 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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