• These Awesome Looking Armchairs And Couches Are Made From Steel Drums

    These Awesome Looking Armchairs And Couches Are Made From Steel Drums

    It’s tough imagining industrial steel barrel drums being re-purposed into snazzy-looking home furniture.  Yet, that’s exactly what DrumWorks Furniture manages to accomplish with their existing collection. Based in Randolph County, North Carolina, the company, literally, converts used steel drums into functional and stylish home furnishing.  Each one is sourced from an independent supplier that recycles steel drums for various industrial uses.  Granted, some of the pieces look like they’ll fit in better with bachelor pads, man caves, and garages like [...]

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  • Meta M1 Smartwatch Focuses On Stylish Design, Simple Software Features

    Meta M1 Smartwatch Focuses On Stylish Design, Simple Software Features

    Originally unveiled at CES 2014, the Meta M1 is a smartwatch that puts a premium on style and fit over the more tech-focused considerations of other products in the category.  After all, it is still a watch you would want to look good wearing. Similar to the Pebble, the M1 uses a proprietary software and an e-paper display.  Unlike it, the latter corrals the software experience to the core features baked into the system, so there are no third-party apps.  [...]

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  • Brick-A-Pic Helps You Turn Any Photo Into A LEGO Mosaic

    Brick-A-Pic Helps You Turn Any Photo Into A LEGO Mosaic

    People have been using LEGO to create pixelated 2D artwork for years now.  So far, though, if you want to build custom mosaics, you’ll have to tap into your creativity (assuming you have some) and fashion one completely from scratch using trial and error.  Brick-A-Pic is an upcoming service looking to change that. Using a proprietary software, the service can take any image you upload and process it into a virtual mosaic using nothing but LEGO’s available colors.  You can [...]

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  • Ulaelu Puts A Modular Outdoor Kitchen In Your Backyard

    Ulaelu Puts A Modular Outdoor Kitchen In Your Backyard

    Cooking outdoors is fun.  It’s one of the reasons why weekend grilling sessions always feel more special than your nightly dates with the kitchen cooktop.   So why not just bring the kitchen to the backyard to make all your cooking fun?  That’s exactly what you can do with Ulaelu, a modular kitchen that’s purpose-built for outdoor use. The basic unit of the Ulaelu is the aluminum frame, which comes with an empty top and storage area with thermo-treated ash grates [...]

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  • Windcatcher Air Pakk: This Bag Inflates Into A Travel Pillow Once Opened

    Windcatcher Air Pakk: This Bag Inflates Into A Travel Pillow Once Opened

    If you’ve ever walked around with a backpack all day, chances are, you’ve used it as a makeshift pillow for a quick nap at least once.   And we’re guessing it was one of the most uncomfortable pillows you’ve ever laid your head on.  That wouldn’t have been the case if you were carrying your gear on a Windcatcher Air Pakk. Created by the same dude who made that Windcatcher inflatable bed from last year, the backpack comes with self-inflating padding [...]

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  • Tory Burch For Fitbit Makes The Fitness Wearable More… Uh… Wearable

    Tory Burch For Fitbit Makes The Fitness Wearable More… Uh… Wearable

    While the current crop of wearable gadgets are functionally wearable, they’re often stylishly horrid.  Sure, they could work if you spend the day wearing athletic gear or street clothes (well, except Google Glass – it looks dorky with everything), but anything less casual and it becomes a struggle to successfully pull off.  Products like the Tory Burch for Fitbit Collection could help alter that landscape. Specially designed to work with the Fitbit Flex, the collection offers four different types of [...]

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  • Navdy Puts A Voice-Controlled HUD On Your Car’s Windshield

    Navdy Puts A Voice-Controlled HUD On Your Car’s Windshield

    Turning the windscreen into a heads-up display is sounding more and more like it’s going to be a definite part of the future of cars.  It just makes so much sense.  While Jaguar’s sophisticated windscreen HUD will probably take a few years to realize, motorists can get a pseudo-taste of that future with the Navdy, a dashboard accessory that displays important items through a transparent display set against the vehicle’s windshield. While it’s not the first device to bring a [...]

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  • Confluence Tray Might Just Be The Most Mesmerizing Way To Serve Tea

    Confluence Tray Might Just Be The Most Mesmerizing Way To Serve Tea

    Confluence is either the product of someone deciding to make a tea tray that looks like the topographic view of a gorge or a genius decision to market a 3D battlefield diorama set in a canyon as a tea tray.  Either way, it looks amazing. Like a canyon, the tray comes with raised surfaces and deep ravines, all marked by lines that make for a mesmerizing sight to behold.  Creator Artnomos, a Hong Kong-based design team, describes it as “undulating” [...]

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  • Super Yacht Sub 3: A Submersible That’s Purpose-Built To Launch From Luxury Superyachts

    Super Yacht Sub 3: A Submersible That’s Purpose-Built To Launch From Luxury Superyachts

    Apparently, not enough superyacht owners are buying submersibles.  And Netherlands-based U-Boat Worx wants to do something about it.  The outfit behind some of the most popular compact underwater vehicles in the market just announced the Super Yacht Sub 3, a three-person submersible built specifically for the superyacht crowd. Designed to serve as a regular fixture on a superyacht, the sub can be transported right on the yacht, ready to launch whenever those on board are drunk enough on expensive champagne [...]

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  • Coupe Sofa Transforms Into A Bunk Bed In Seconds

    Coupe Sofa Transforms Into A Bunk Bed In Seconds

    Remember the Doc Space Saving System, Resource Furniture’s $6,800 sofa that can impressively transform into a fully-functional bunk bed?  Well, the Coupe Sofa is just like that, except it comes at a mere quarter of the price.  Sure, that’s not cheap either, but it definitely makes bringing one into your home a less-daunting task. Made by Greek furniture company, Proteas, the double-duty living room article starts out as a regular, unassuming couch, ready to sit up to three people while [...]

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  • Vocca Adds Voice-Activation Powers To Any Existing Light Bulb

    Vocca Adds Voice-Activation Powers To Any Existing Light Bulb

    The idea behind Vocca is simple: using a smartphone to switch the lights on and off isn’t necessarily more efficient than simply getting up and flicking the switch.  Instead, its creators argue, things will be a lot simpler if you can just activate the light using straightforward voice commands. “Vocca switch light,” that’s all the system needs to hear to switch the bulb on or off in any room.  No reaching for your phone, launching an app, and digging through [...]

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  • Motoped Survival Bike Is Equipped To Support Your Post-Apocalypse Off-The-Grid Lifestyle

    Motoped Survival Bike Is Equipped To Support Your Post-Apocalypse Off-The-Grid Lifestyle

    Sure, the CB4 Hunting Bike looks like an excellent vehicle for backwoods exploration, but the lack of a motorized powertrain means you’ll have to kill your legs clearing uphill slopes and rugged terrains to make your way around.  That’s not a problem with the Motoped Survival Bike, a moped/mountain bike hybrid that’s armed to the teeth with outdoor survival gear. If you’re not familiar with Motoped, it’s a downhill mountain bike that’s mounted on a custom frame and powered by [...]

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  • Hennessey Venom F5 Wants To Destroy Asphalt Like A 290-MPH Tornado

    Hennessey Venom F5 Wants To Destroy Asphalt Like A 290-MPH Tornado

    One look and there’s no mistaking the Hennessey Venom F5 as anything but the kind of car that will make your wife freak out if you ever brought one home.  It’s unapologetically loud, uncompromisingly aggressive, and insanely fast.  Seriously, the parade of women who will want to step inside for a ride will be the last thing on her mind. The successor to the 270-mph Hennessey Venom GT, the supercar will step it up even harder in the speed department.  [...]

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  • Defender Pepper Spray Blinds Your Attacker, Snaps Their Photo, And Sends It To Authorities

    Defender Pepper Spray Blinds Your Attacker, Snaps Their Photo, And Sends It To Authorities

    Like regular pepper spray, the Defender will shoot out a stream of blinding liquid to temporarily disable your attacker’s eyesight.  Unlike them, it will do a whole lot more to ensure your attacker gets what they deserve. After delivering a hit of pepper spray (they use the highest concentration formula allowed by law), the device will also activate a siren, alerting people in the vicinity of the attack that just happened.  That way, you won’t just disable the perp, you [...]

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  • Tiwal 3.2 Inflatable Sailboat Fits In The Trunk Of Your Car

    Tiwal 3.2 Inflatable Sailboat Fits In The Trunk Of Your Car

    The Tiwal 3.2 is an inflatable sailboat that you can bring down to the beach in the trunk of a car.  Even better, it can be assembled and taken down in just 20 minutes, providing a way to enjoy sailing on the water without the usual hassles. Described as the “very first high-performance inflatable sailing dinghy for water sports,” it combines performance, safety, and convenience like no other boat in the market.   It’s designed for both thrilling and leisurely rides, [...]

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  • The Sofista Couch Can Transform Into A Three-Piece Living Room Set

    The Sofista Couch Can Transform Into A Three-Piece Living Room Set

    Created for small homes, the Sofista can transform from a three-person sofa to a three-piece living room set any time you need extra seating for guests.  Even better, it uses no complex mechanism to perform the transformation – just pull out each of the individual armrests and out comes two extra pieces of furnishing to complete your living room.  No parts to swap and no modules to fold whatsoever. Designed by Fabrizio Simonetti for Formabilio, it appears like an odd-looking [...]

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  • These Tactical Wall Shelves Hide Your Guns In Plain Sight

    These Tactical Wall Shelves Hide Your Guns In Plain Sight

    The Couch Bunker is awesome at keeping your guns hidden and out of the way.  But if you’re not quite up to trading in your favorite couch for one, these Tactical Wall Shelves should make for an equally discreet alternative. At first glance, they just look like regular mounted shelves with some extra reinforcement at the bottom.  But they aren’t.  Instead, the bottom unit actually folds out to reveal a concealed compartment that can hold an assortment of handguns, rifles, [...]

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  • Modbook Pro X Turns Your Retina MacBook Pro Into A Fully-Functional Tablet Convertible

    Modbook Pro X Turns Your Retina MacBook Pro Into A Fully-Functional Tablet Convertible

    Ever wondered what a Retina MacBook Pro will look like when converted to a tablet?  Turns out it’s going to be awesome.  Even better, you can have your existing unit turned into one with the Modbook Pro X. The outfit, which calls itself Modbook, will take any late 2013 or newer Retina Macbook Pro and convert it into a functional OS X tablet.  Even better, they’re adding a digitizer pen into the assembly, allowing you to fine tune sketches, diagrams, [...]

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  • Could A Single Tree Bear 40 Different Kinds Of Fruit? Well This One Can!

    Could A Single Tree Bear 40 Different Kinds Of Fruit? Well This One Can!

    While this tree looks like it’s been artificially colored to appear like nature puked a rainbow onto a single tree, it actually isn’t.  Instead, it really turns into a kaleidoscope of colors every time it blooms in the spring.  That’s because it’s part of the ongoing Tree of 40 Fruit series, which combines 40 different stone fruit branches onto a single tree trunk, creating a Frankenstein tree that’s going to stand out no matter where it rises. Created by contemporary [...]

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