• Muunto’s Wall-Mounted Modular Storage Systems Look Dazzling, Better Than Permanent Fixtures

    Muunto’s Wall-Mounted Modular Storage Systems Look Dazzling, Better Than Permanent Fixtures

    Shelving and storage fixtures have always made sense as modular setups.  In fact, I’ve been very disappointed with the lack of such options from my local furniture stores.  Europe-based Muunto offers one of the best systems I’ve seen on that end, providing wall-mountable units that you can mix and match to your liking. Using Muunto’s customizable panels,  you can add new shelves, drawers, cabinets, ledges and worktops  (which they refer to as storage accessories) whenever you want, simply inserting them [...]

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  • Strukt’s Clever Digital Wallpaper Makes Pedestrian Walls Look Vibrant, Futuristic

    Strukt’s Clever Digital Wallpaper Makes Pedestrian Walls Look Vibrant, Futuristic

    The future of wallpapers may not even be paper.  Given how awesome Strukt’s Digital Wallpaper installation looks (making an erstwhile office space look like a spaceship bridge), there’s a good chance of that happening. Set up at the office space of Büro Hirzberger in Vienna, the actual room is clad in simple black and white stripes.  Multiple projectors mounted to the ceiling beam undistorted images onto the stripes, turning out a unique room aesthetic that look like lighting panels installed [...]

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  • Robotic Bed Makes Getting Out Of Bed Unnecessary

    Robotic Bed Makes Getting Out Of Bed Unnecessary

    Getting from a bed to a wheelchair (and back) is near-impossible to do without assistance for those with limited mobility.  Sure, there have been a couple of solutions for it, including modified wheelchair designs and patient-carrying machines.  The Panasonic Robotic Bed (yep, they’re calling it a robot) offers an altogether different solution, providing a bed that turns into a wheelchair (and back) at the push of a button. When going into wheelchair mode, a section of the bed detaches from [...]

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  • Artanova’s Athena Sofa Shows That Couches Can Go Multimedia Too

    Artanova’s Athena Sofa Shows That Couches Can Go Multimedia Too

    Why bother with a separate PC and a sound system for your living room when you can get it installed right in the couch?  That’s right, the Athena sofa from high-end furniture maker Artanova brings the erstwhile home fixture into the digital age, decking it with a full suite of multimedia capabilities. You’ll never guess just by looking at it.  Clad with a high-fashion design, the Swiss-made living room furniture looks much like any expensive piece meant to adorn moneyed, [...]

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  • Illuzine Outfits Your Room With A Floating Magazine Rack

    Illuzine Outfits Your Room With A Floating Magazine Rack

    Need a place to hang your issues of Maxim and FHM in the bathroom?  How about we make them hover by the wall, right next to the toilet paper?  That’s right, you can hang an entire year’s worth of glossy prints on the Illuzine, a wall-mounted magazine rack that makes your favorite publications looks like they’re floating on air. Consisting of six levels of racks that can hold two magazines each, you’ll never have to run out of bathroom reading [...]

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  • Foosball Coffee Table: Set Your Drink, Put Your Feet Up, Play A Quick Game

    Foosball Coffee Table: Set Your Drink, Put Your Feet Up, Play A Quick Game

    Ever thought about scoring a foosball table, but can’t find the space in your house for it?  Trade in the four-legged slab in your living room for a Foosball Coffee Table and your dilemma is instantly solved. A functional coffee table, it’s decked with a wooden frame and a sturdy glass surface for setting both old magazines and smelly feet on.  What sets it apart, of course, is the hollowed-out inside panel, which houses a full-featured, albeit smaller-sized, foosball game.  [...]

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  • Western Dryer Lets You Blow-Dry Like A Man

    Western Dryer Lets You Blow-Dry Like A Man

    Blow dryers have long been bathroom staples.  Let’s be honest, though.  With the lot of them being flowered and girlied up, it feels a little strange to keep them in your bachelor roost.  The Western Dryer provides reprieve, touting a manly-looking revolver body, to go along with the excellent hair-drying talent. As a blow-dry equipment fit for action heroes, the Western Dryer is clad like a handheld weapon from the turn of the century.  It doesn’t actually look like any [...]

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  • Zona Uno: Cardboard Furniture Just Isn’t For Back Alleys Anymore

    Zona Uno: Cardboard Furniture Just Isn’t For Back Alleys Anymore

    Want low-cost furniture for one-off events, like trade shows, exhibits and fairs?  Sure, you can drive by the salvage yard trying to score the cheapest crap you can find.  Still, I doubt that’s going to prove any more affordable or more convenient than Zona Uno’s cardboard elements. Geared towards showrooms and events, they offer a varied selection of cardboard furnishings specifically for those purposes.  Currently available items include different types of tables (inclined, flat), poster panels, computer display panels, various [...]

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  • Fred Table Saw Lets You Slice Cake Like You’re Cutting Wood

    Fred Table Saw Lets You Slice Cake Like You’re Cutting Wood

    Saw me a piece of that cake, will ya?  Normally, you’d give a quizzical look at anyone who phrases a request that way.  When you’re handling a Fred Table Saw, however, it just makes sense. While it’s clad like a pedestrian wood-cutting tool, the Fred Table Saw is actually a serrated kitchen knife. Best stay away if you’re looking to wax your carpentry skills – it’s for the kitchen handyman’s tool set.  Rather than slice through planks and timber, the [...]

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  • Antique-Looking Mayfair Steamer Secretary Trunk Opens Into A Classy Workstation

    Antique-Looking Mayfair Steamer Secretary Trunk Opens Into A Classy Workstation

    Want your own home office in a trunk?  Take a gander at the classic-looking Mayfair Steamer Secretary Trunk, an oversized cabinet that opens into a functional workspace. Designed by furniture maker Timothy Oulton, the reproduction antique piece comes with several drawers, a filing cabinet, multiple shelves, a functional pull-down work desk in front of a tack-on board and bottom space to fit a folding chair into.  They even threw in a hidden wire management system so it looks all neat [...]

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  • Special Chair For Fat People: No Go For Sao Paulo Train Stations

    Special Chair For Fat People: No Go For Sao Paulo Train Stations

    I’ve never been to Brazil, so I can’t confirm.  A news report, however, says the city of Sao Paulo has installed special chairs in the city’s train stations to accommodate fat people, who can’t fit in the otherwise slim-size seating panels in the waiting areas.  As it turns out, there’s a soaring obesity rate in the country and the chairs are a response to the increasing number of “big” individuals. Awesome, right?  Apparently not.  According to the same report, the [...]

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  • Globe Bars Add A Touch Of Old World Class To Your Alcoholic Tendencies

    Globe Bars Add A Touch Of Old World Class To Your Alcoholic Tendencies

    Geography and alcohol, anyone?  Super spies planning journeys around the world will do well outfitting their hideouts with one of these Globe Bars, a charming home fixture that combines the elegance of an Old World globe with the utility of a place to keep your favorite poisons. Featuring faithful reproductions of a 17th century globe (so don’t be surprised if your home country isn’t there), the stylish pieces should add a touch of class to any room (apart from enabling [...]

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  • Urbancase Melli Compact Lounge: Medicine Cabinet For Your Alcohol Fix

    Urbancase Melli Compact Lounge: Medicine Cabinet For Your Alcohol Fix

    No use for a medicine cabinet?  Me neither.  Don’t worry, the Urbancase Melli Compact Lounge isn’t like any ordinary storage area for keeping remedies.  Instead of holding pills and bandages, it’s designed to house your greatest ally against anything that ails – your alcohol supply. Got a headache?  Grab yourself a stiff shot of whiskey.  Got a cold? Alcohol loosens that clogged nose up.  Got pain?  Numb it with a tall glass of your favorite cocktail. A veritable bar on [...]

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  • Blu-Link Universal Remote Handles The PS3, Along With The Rest Of Your Home Theater Equipment

    Blu-Link Universal Remote Handles The PS3, Along With The Rest Of Your Home Theater Equipment

    The PS3 makes great sense as a low-cost media center, save for one glaring problem: it won’t play friendly with your universal remote.  Since it doesn’t support the regular IR signal used by the rest of your home theater setup, you’ll have to get a separate Bluetooth unit, which defeats the whole idea of being “universal.”  The Blu-Link remote easily fills the void, handling both IR and Bluetooth components, so you can keep the DualShock controller on the shelf till [...]

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  • Fold-Out Mural Cleverly Combines Wall Art With Functional Shelves

    Fold-Out Mural Cleverly Combines Wall Art With Functional Shelves

    Can’t decide whether to put up a mural or a shelf up on a wall?  A mural can give the room so much character, but a shelf will prove especially useful for adding storage in that area.  These innovative Fold Out shelves let you skip having to call that choice, bringing both fixtures in one single mounted unit. Created by Chicago-based designer Mark Kinsley, Fold Out consists of a mural painting sectioned off into multiple panels.  Each panel is mounted [...]

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  • Penguin Home Soda Maker: Never Run Out Of Fizzy Drinks Again

    Penguin Home Soda Maker: Never Run Out Of Fizzy Drinks Again

    Fancy an ice cold soda while you’re burning the midnight oil, pawning tools at Counter Strike (or whatever new FPS you’re getting all agitated for)?  Oh crap, no more Coke in the fridge!  Do you drive to the convenience store that’s 30 minutes away, wasting time you could be using neck deep in games, instead?  Hell, no.  You get your own soda machine – that’s the solution right there. The Penguin Home Soda Maker lets you produce your own flavored [...]

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  • Sony ICF-CL75iP Dream Machine Is The Ultimate Alarm Clock

    Sony ICF-CL75iP Dream Machine Is The Ultimate Alarm Clock

    Your alarm clock sucks.  Not that it’s all bad.  It’s just that the Sony ICF-CL75iP Dream Machine is so much better.  More than an alarm clock, it’s a veritable nightstand entertainment center. Versatile and multi-featured, the new device is designed to provide you a complete range of bedside favors.  Want to wake up to a video? Done.  Want to fall asleep to soothing music?  No problem.  Want to keep a slide show of family photos on a picture frame?  It’s [...]

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  • Victor Mousetrap Electrocutes Rats, Makes For Mess-Free Vermin Eradication

    Victor Mousetrap Electrocutes Rats, Makes For Mess-Free Vermin Eradication

    Mousetraps are great for keeping your home vermin-free.  But you have to admit, the sight of a decapitated rat is not the best image to wake up to in the morning.  The Victor Mousetrap offers a better alternative for keeping your rat infestation at bay, managing the deed without making a mess. The sales page claims 100% effectiveness.  With the kind of shock chamber it’s packing, I don’t doubt it one bit.  Simply put some food on the trap to [...]

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  • Robox, The Goofy-Looking Half-Box, Half-Robot

    Robox, The Goofy-Looking Half-Box, Half-Robot

    As we accumulate more small items, the more boxes we usually need to stock them all in.  If you’re going to fill your home with boxes, they might as well look fun, right?  That’s the idea behind Robox, a series of nine storage boxes that go in piles of three, forming a trio of goofy-looking robots straight out of a bad 1950s futuristic movie. If you’ve been thinking up of low-cost ways to deck a science fiction home, these robot [...]

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  • Cho Woong’s Star Wars Home Puts Other Collectors To Shame

    Cho Woong’s Star Wars Home Puts Other Collectors To Shame

    Aaah…collectors.  Some of them are fun, a few are annoying, others are simply amazing.  Korean Star Wars fan Cho Woong belongs in that last category, using his massive collection to outfit what can only be  described as the Ultimate Star Wars home. One look and you know that the force is with this guy.  His entertainment center is downright chic, with various memorabilia housed in beautifully picked-out display cases.  From the R2D2 workstation to the Millennium Falcon coffee table to [...]

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  • Study Bed: Because Your Wall Bed Pales In Comparison

    Study Bed: Because Your Wall Bed Pales In Comparison

    Busy on the computer one minute, idle the next?  Why waste more of your spare time on Twitter and Facebook, when you can just use that time to sleep?  The Study Bed gets that job done, transforming from a workspace to a sleeping area in one swift motion. A clever space-saving solution for a bedroom and study room combo, the versatile fixture keeps everything clean and simple.  You don’t even have to remove a single item on the desk when [...]

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  • Bridge Outdoor Shower Gives You A Relaxing Threesome

    Bridge Outdoor Shower Gives You A Relaxing Threesome

    Busy bathroom every morning?  That sucks.  Instead of coming to work unbathed again, how about adding a second shower in your backyard?  Douches de Jardins’ Bridge Shower not only lets you add one easily, but it makes for one of the most invigorating morning rituals around with a threesome of water sources coming at you. Sporting three full showerheads, the new outdoor facility envelopes your body with water, offering a unique and refreshing bath that few run-of-the-mill bathroom showers can [...]

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  • Goldfish Trash Bag Makes Your Refuse Look Tasteful, Stray Cats Agree

    Goldfish Trash Bag Makes Your Refuse Look Tasteful, Stray Cats Agree

    Want to mess with the trash collector’s head?  Throw your household refuse into a Goldfish Trash Bag and make them give your garbage a second look. The erstwhile regular trash bags come with a novelty design, making it look like a water-filled receptacle with a few giant goldfish swimming inside.  Watch them pick the pile up and stop right before throwing it into the compactor, double-checking whether it’s really just fake fish swimming in there. Each Goldfish Trash Bag is [...]

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  • Diamond Plate Kegerator Cabinet Adds A TV To Your Beer Tap

    Diamond Plate Kegerator Cabinet Adds A TV To Your Beer Tap

    A beer keg with a flat screen TV right next to the tap is a bad idea in so many ways.  Still, I doubt that’s going to stop people from getting the Diamond Plate Kegerator Cabinet.  So, I’ll just pipe off my warnings and hope someone heeds them before it’s too late. See that brand-spanking new HDTV?  That’s about to get doused in beer and ice.  Mark my words.  Every drunk worth the alcohol content in his brew have spilled [...]

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  • S T R E T C H Turns Giant Rubber Band Into A Shelving Solution

    S T R E T C H Turns Giant Rubber Band Into A Shelving Solution

    Rubber bands for shelves?  That sounds silly, but the S T R E T C H Shelf (yep, it’s spelled with all those irritating spaces) shows how it can be done, and the results are particularly attractive. The modular shelving solution uses one large rubber band and an array of pegs that you can arrange whichever way you fancy.  Simply position those pegs on your wall, wring the rubber band around them and you’ve got yourself a most awesome-looking wall [...]

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  • Dunk Mug Keeps Your Coffee And Biscuits All In One Place

    Dunk Mug Keeps Your Coffee And Biscuits All In One Place

    Like to have biscuits with your coffee?  Have less dishes to clean up later with the Dunk Mug, an unusual-looking mug with a place for cookies and biscuits on the side. Because of the modified design, the Dunk Mug is able to handle less coffee than usual, which dampens its thrill a bit.  It’s not the perfect mug, yet, but you have to admit – not having to carry biscuits on your other hand is a heck of a convenience.  [...]

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  • Attitude Chair Lets You Sit As Cocky As You Want Without Falling Over

    Attitude Chair Lets You Sit As Cocky As You Want Without Falling Over

    Got attitude?  Sit like you mean it with the Attitude Chair, which lets you lean back like the cockiest douchebag in town. You know what happens when you try to lean back with an ordinary chair, right?  You fall down, like the same klutz your mommy always said you were (boo-hoo-hoo).  Now, how are you supposed to feel like the king of the world while pawning AI opponents on your PSP? The Attitude Chair solves this problem easily, as it [...]

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