• 21-Foot Speedboat Turned Into A Pool Table

    21-Foot Speedboat Turned Into A Pool Table

    How do you give a retired speedboat a new lease on life?  In the case of this 21-foot motorized watercraft, the answer came in the form of being turned into a one-of-a-kind pool table. Created by Australia’s Master Billiards, the custom game room fixture was commissioned as a memorial to Queensland waterskier Brian Rix, who was killed in a boating accident back in 1999.  According to Master Billiards’ proprietor Peter Mckee, building the table proved to be a daunting task [...]

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  • Dedo Message Board Lets You Leave Notes On A Rug

    Dedo Message Board Lets You Leave Notes On A Rug

    For the longest time, message boards have been either corkboards with pinned notes or dry-erase surfaces doodled with Sharpie markings.  That’s why the Dedo, a self-contained message board that looks like a framed rug, is especially refreshing. Rather than commissioning Post-it notes and markers, you write your messages using nothing but a finger.  You literally drag your digit through the specially-designed fur, leaving a trail of markings that are just as effective and readable as any conventional message board. The [...]

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  • Smushion, A Multi-Function Living Room Pillow

    Smushion, A Multi-Function Living Room Pillow

    When the product page for a pillow calls it the “living room revolution,” promising to “transform your living room in minutes,” it’s easy to be dismissive.  Seriously, it’s a tough pitch to buy.  However, the Smushion does bring a range of functions that make it sound like a terrific living room companion. Invented by a brother and sister tandem who describe themselves as “comfort seekers” and “champion nappers,” the portable and lightweight pillow can be commissioned for a variety of [...]

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  • Airfryer Makes Oil-Free French Fries And Fried Chicken

    Airfryer Makes Oil-Free French Fries And Fried Chicken

    Making french fries without cooking oil may sound like a tragic joke.  That, however, is exactly what Philips promises with the new Airfryer, a kitchen appliance that fries food without a boiling vat of fat. Calling Airfryer oil-free maybe just a little bit  misleading but this is how it works.  Airfryer uses the natural oil already in the food (meats will have plenty of them) to fry it into a golden crisp.  As for french fries, frozen varieties you can [...]

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  • Gessi Goccia Concept Puts A Kitchen Faucet In Your Dining Table

    Gessi Goccia Concept Puts A Kitchen Faucet In Your Dining Table

    Need to wash your hands before dinner?  Forget about getting up and running to the sink.  Just slide your chair over to the end of this concept furniture promoting the Gessi Goccia Kitchen Faucet, which features a dining table with an integrated water faucet and sink. Designed by Prospero Result, the furniture seeks to save space by adjoining the kitchen sink right into the dining table.  While definitely unconventional, it actually makes good sense, especially for combined kitchen/dining areas with [...]

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  • Burglar Blaster Blinds Intruders With Pepper Spray

    Burglar Blaster Blinds Intruders With Pepper Spray

    We love home security systems – the nastier, the better.  The Burglar Blaster squarely meets the “nasty” criteria, unloading a blast of pepper spray to blind intruders it detects trespassing on your private space. Offered by Bed Gun Safe, the burglary deterrent is a self-contained unit that does the monitoring, detecting and attacking all on its own.  You don’t even need to wire it to your home’s electrical system – it’s got an integrated “C” cell battery that can power [...]

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  • Aerobed Pakmat, An Inflatable Mattress That Compacts Into A Handy Cylinder

    Aerobed Pakmat, An Inflatable Mattress That Compacts Into A Handy Cylinder

    Your air mattress might be handy and functional, but can it fit inside a canister?  We’re guessing not, unless you’ve got an Aerobed Pakmat, a cleverly-designed camping mat that can cram inside the included air pump when deflated. Shown off during this summer’s Outdoor Retailer event, the air bed brings unusual levels of portability that let you haul an inflatable sleeping surface while bringing nothing but a 19 x 4.75 inch (h x d) canister that also doubles as the [...]

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  • Steelcase Node Updates The Classroom Chair

    Steelcase Node Updates The Classroom Chair

    Modern classrooms need modern chairs.  That seems to be the motivation behind the Steelcase Node, which updates the classic school furnishing with a number of very useful additions. Forget Steelcase’s pitch about multiple modes of learning.  The design can, pretty much, speak for itself – a classroom chair with generous desk space, wheels and under-the-seat storage should easily make sitting through sleepy lectures leagues more tolerable. While compact enough for in-class use, the Steelcase Node doesn’t scrimp on the things [...]

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  • Tapi, A Rubber Fitting That Turns Your Faucet Into A Fountain

    Tapi, A Rubber Fitting That Turns Your Faucet Into A Fountain

    Like drinking out of the tap?  Stop straining your neck, cupping with your hands or reaching for a glass with the Tapi Tap Squeeze Drink Fountain, a rubber fitting that turns any regular faucet into an upwards-shooting drinking fountain. Sure, you can put your mouth to the tap like a dog in the yard on a hot summer afternoon perfectly fine.  If you like taking your water like a dignified human should, however, this little rubber contraption should  easily make [...]

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  • Stowaway Adds Storage Space Under Your Bathtub

    Stowaway Adds Storage Space Under Your Bathtub

    Need more storage space in a bathroom that’s already cramped?  Install it in otherwise wasted space with Stowaway, a bath panel storage system that takes advantage of the empty area surrounding your bathtub. Created by UK-based GW International, the clever assembly looks no more special than a boxy shell for your tub.  Pull down the recessed handles on the top edge of each panel, though, and it opens up to a line of chrome baskets that you can use to [...]

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  • Celebrity Lamp Uses 40 Mirrored Aviators For Its Shade

    Celebrity Lamp Uses 40 Mirrored Aviators For Its Shade

    Celebrities are awesome.  They’re showered with riches, adored by millions and flashed by hundreds of cameras everywhere they go.  Oh yeah, they wear mirrored sunglasses like it’s an indispensable part of their wardrobe, too.  The Celebrity Lamp won’t be hounded by the papparazi any time soon, but it wears its aviators like a badge of perpetual honor the same way your favorite TMZ fodder does. When powered off, the lighting furniture looks like a fancy modern sculpture with a mass [...]

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  • Cook Large Meals Without A Lot Of Work: The CanCooker

    Cook Large Meals Without A Lot Of Work: The CanCooker

    Healthy cooking is usually different from cooking without a lot of work.  Probably not so with the CanCooker, which uses steam to ready your meals with a process so simple even the kitchen-challenged can do it. Designed for outdoor cooking, the device can steam almost any dish for consumption in about an hour.  Since it uses a large container, you can throw in a hefty amount of food too, allowing you to feed large groups during picnics and tailgating parties.  [...]

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  • Purifan Adds An Air Purifier To Your Ceiling Fan

    Purifan Adds An Air Purifier To Your Ceiling Fan

    Got a ceiling fan, want an air purifier?  Add one of the latter to the former with the Purifan, an air-cleaning apparatus designed to replace conventional ceiling fan blades and use the fan’s motor for operation. Clad in a round enclosure, the machine can take the spot of 4- and 5-paddle blades, measuring 48- and 52-inches.  It works both as a fan and as an air purifier, getting you two equipment on a single device.  Even better, it will add [...]

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  • From The Volcano To Your Desk: The Lava Cube Of Fire

    From The Volcano To Your Desk: The Lava Cube Of Fire

    Portable fireplaces are nice.  The Lava Cube of Fire, however, is more than a tabletop fireplace – it’s a fire-breathing slab of “raw” Icelandic lava (not that there’s a cooked version, mind you). Created by Secret North, the volcanic rocks have been harvested right out of recent eruptions in Iceland.  That means each piece, which has been carefully selected for their aesthetic qualities,  will be unique, with their own set of random, distinguishing characteristics. The Lava Cube of Fire is [...]

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  • Accordion-Style Toilet Roll Holder Lets You Bring The Paper Closer

    Accordion-Style Toilet Roll Holder Lets You Bring The Paper Closer

    Tissue too far from the toilet?  Not a problem with the Easy Reach Toilet Roll Holder, which mounts your fresh roll of wipes on an extendable arm, allowing you to bring it closer. Designed to hook over your existing tissue holder, the contraption requires no difficult installation.  It uses an accordion-style extender that you can push or pull at will, eliminating the need to reach over uncomfortably, risking slips and back injury (hey, I’ve heard stories), after finishing the deed. [...]

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  • Haier HNSEW02, A Personal Fridge With A Dry-Erase Door

    Haier HNSEW02, A Personal Fridge With A Dry-Erase Door

    In a perfect universe, all office cubicles will have their own personal fridge in open and not hidden under desk in a cardboard box.  And in that utopian world, the Haier HNSEW02 Dry-Erase Write-On Refrigerator will probably end up as your mini-refrigerator of choice. Why?  Because aside from offering enough space to hold your array of cold food and drinks, the personal ref’s front door is covered with dry-erase material, allowing it to double as your cubicle’s white board.  As [...]

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  • X-Dream Gyroxus Gaming Chair Lets You Sway While You Play

    X-Dream Gyroxus Gaming Chair Lets You Sway While You Play

    You’ve spent an inordinate amount of cash on your gaming system, buying not just the console, but loads of games and peripherals.  Heck, some of you probably even bought  a new TV just for playing.  So what are you still doing sitting on the couch while taking down AI opponents and traversing virtual universes?  The X-Dream Gyroxus wants to change all that, bringing a gyroscopic gaming chair that moves your body along with your gameplay. Designed for a more immersive [...]

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  • Smoking Gun Shoots Smoky Flavor Into Your Cooking

    Smoking Gun Shoots Smoky Flavor Into Your Cooking

    Wood is delicious.  Why do you think I ate an entire chair back in grade school (at least, that’s what the doctor said when I had colonic)?  If you like the taste of burnt wood, but can’t be bothered with the drawn-out cooking methods that impart it, you need a Smoking Gun. Designed to give your food and drinks a smoked flavor no matter how you make them, the gun lets you shoot wooden goodness like a weaponized laser pistol.  [...]

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  • Razor Pit Extends Your Razor’s Life To 150 Shaves

    Razor Pit Extends Your Razor’s Life To 150 Shaves

    Many guys I know have systems for keeping their shaving razors in stubble-cutting shape.  Mine is keeping the blade soaked in ethyl alcohol the whole time it isn’t in use.  Then, you drink the ethyl alcohol next morning and recite yourself some voodoo chants.  It works like a charm.  Those who’d rather not drink antiseptics and dabble in Carribean magic can probably make do with the Razor Pit, a blade enhancement tool that can extend the useful life of your [...]

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