• 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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  • Cargo Bike Abuse: A Bar, A Pizzeria And A Dance Club In One Pedal Pusher

    Cargo Bike Abuse: A Bar, A Pizzeria And A Dance Club In One Pedal Pusher

    Always wanted to open your own bar, but never had the money to rent out a space?  Screw that.  Just build a mobile one in your van, stock it with drinks, add some music and you’re good to go.  Can’t afford a car either?  Do what these guys did – build one out of a bike. Described as a “Pub Bike,” the pedal-pushed mobile party was fashioned by Portland bike builder Metrofiets for Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB).  Combining a mobile [...]

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  • Even Drunks Need To Pass Time Too – The Tavern Puzzle Collection

    Even Drunks Need To Pass Time Too – The Tavern Puzzle Collection

    Don’t be alarmed.  While the above photo looks like your creepy neighbor’s S&M collection at first glance, it’s really not.  Instead, it’s the drunk-worthy Tavern Puzzle Collection, a set of steel-clad brain teasers that’s bound to send alcohol-addled brains into an even worse frenzy. Made up of beads, chains and rings of all sorts (making the S&M confusion a bit understandable), each mindbender challenges you to find a way to unhook the metal rings from inside the convoluted contraption.   Four [...]

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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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  • Snake With Clawed Foot Found In China, The Horror!

    Snake With Clawed Foot Found In China, The Horror!

    It looks like China, with all the ridiculous pollution from its many factories, will be the site of future mutants.  Want proof?  Check out that freaky-looking snake that somehow managed to grow a limb – a single foot with claws! Recovered in Southwest China by 66-year old Duan Qiongxiu, the snake was said to be clinging to a wall in her bedroom using its bird-like talons one night.  Out of fear and surprise, she grabbed a shoe and pummeled it [...]

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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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  • Cyclops Sunglasses For One-Eyed, Nose-Less Mutants

    Cyclops Sunglasses For One-Eyed, Nose-Less Mutants

    Everyone knows we’re turning into mutants soon.  It pays to be ready, just in case you wake up one morning to find your eyes merged into one with the Cyclops Sunglasses, a crazy-looking piece of eyewear with a single large panel to fit in a lone giant eye. Designed by atypical fashion accessories creator Martin Margiela, the eyepiece features a single solid slab of lens that doesn’t even break to make space for your nose bridge.  Instead, it’s intended to [...]

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  • Best Made Co.’s Colorful Hickory Axes Make Chopping Trees Look Hip

    Best Made Co.’s Colorful Hickory Axes Make Chopping Trees Look Hip

    Lumberjack and fruity aren’t exactly two words that go together.  But that’s only because you’re not trying hard enough.  Best Made Co.’s brand of hickory helve axes, however, makes the two adjectives fit in naturally, combining the blade’s wood-chopping utility with colorful designs. I can think of very few jobs nowadays that require grabbing hold of an axe.  Lumberjack, fireman and “killer in a horror movie” are the only three occupations, in fact, that come to mind.  Sure, it makes [...]

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  • Trip Glasses Let You Get On A Somewhat Natural High, Enjoy The Possibility Of Seizures – Yay!

    Trip Glasses Let You Get On A Somewhat Natural High, Enjoy The Possibility Of Seizures – Yay!

    I’m not sure how much fun it will be to subject yourself to a non-stop bevy of blinking lights when you close your eyes.  According to the Trip Glasses, it’s supposed to be fun – allowing you to meditate and “trip out,” like you’re living a in a non-stop drug haze.  Epileptic seizure much? Put on a pair of headphones, don the Trip Glasses, close your eyes and turn the crap on.  With music blasting through your ear and a [...]

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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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  • Kymera Magic Wand: Remote Control For Wizards

    Kymera Magic Wand: Remote Control For Wizards

    Ever wanted to put on your wizard costume before watching TV?  Never?  Well, now you’ll want to with the Kymera Magic Wand, a functional universal remote clad in the form of a spell-conjuring stick. Created by Chris Barnardo, the Magic Wand lets you control a bevy of home electronics (including various handheld devices, like iPods) using a variety of stick movements.  Simply point it to any component in your A/V system (it’s supposed to work with the majority of IR-equipped [...]

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  • Mission One, The World’s Fastest Street-Legal Electric Motorcycle

    Mission One, The World’s Fastest Street-Legal Electric Motorcycle

    A green motorcycle that’s built for speed?  You bet. That’s exactly what Mission Motors was aiming for with their Mission One motorcycle, an all-electric two-wheeler that holds the distinction of being the fastest electric bike of all time. Able to push through speeds of 161 mph, the Mission One blasted past 70% of the bikes during the recent BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials at the Bonneville Speedway in Utah.  Designed by Yves Behar’s Fuse Project, it didn’t just leave behind trudging [...]

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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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  • Audi E-Tron Electric Concept Runs On Four Motors, Torque Equivalent To A Patton Tank

    Audi E-Tron Electric Concept Runs On Four Motors, Torque Equivalent To A Patton Tank

    At this year’s Frankfurt Auto Show, Audi is showing off a re-imagining of the R8 sports car if it were an electric vehicle.  The result, while it’s just a concept (and will likely stay that way), is an impressive gas-less powerhouse called the E-Tron. Since one motor isn’t about to match a sports car’s performance, Audi outfitted the ride with four electricity-powered machines.  Together, those four motors produce a respectable (though not entirely overwhelming) 313 bhp, but a ridiculously high [...]

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  • Headstock Tuner Clips On To Your Guitar, Tells You If It’s Out Of Tune

    Headstock Tuner Clips On To Your Guitar, Tells You If It’s Out Of Tune

    Like to play the guitar, but can’t tune if your life depended on it?  You suck.  Bid adieu to badly-tuned instruments and begin laying the blame on your actual musical skills with the Headstock Tuner, a simple contraption designed to make tuning as quick and painless as possible. No real ear for music?  No problem.  Fitted to clip onto your guitar’s head (so you can look at it while you turn the peg), this tuner from Planet Waves reads the  [...]

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  • Unbreakable Umbrella Won’t Break Its Frame, Will Break Your Bones

    Unbreakable Umbrella Won’t Break Its Frame, Will Break Your Bones

    I’ve had umbrellas turn over and give out during heavy winds.  However, I’ve never really had one break on me before.  That’s why the Unbreakable Umbrella sort of confused me.  What the heck does a rain-protecting canopy have to do to deserve the name? As it turns out, it’s bordering on awesome.  While the Unbreakable Umbrella shields you from drizzles like any regular self-respecting bumbershoot does, it’s real value is as a self-defense weapon.  According to the creators, the thing [...]

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  • BristleBot With Controllable Directions, Plus Giant Bristlebot

    BristleBot With Controllable Directions, Plus Giant Bristlebot

    Want the bathroom floor brushed, but too lazy to get down on your knees?  Put the robots to work.  More specifically, get the direction-capable BristleBot on the job. Slap that little robot on the tiles, arrange the motor, flip the switch and unleash.  Let the BristleBot try its best to render your floor scrubbed, moving in whatever manner you configure it to (how you  arrange the motor determines the robot’s direction).  It can go left, right, straight, in circles or [...]

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  • Craftsman Cap Wrench Pops Caps Faster Than Any Other Bottle Opener

    Craftsman Cap Wrench Pops Caps Faster Than Any Other Bottle Opener

    Bottle cap openers are simple enough.  Heck, I have a bent nail stuck to my wall where I pop my beer crowns from. Word is, though, that no beer popper does the job as handily as the Cap Wrench Bottle Cap Opener, freeing bottle lids faster than nothing else before it. Sporting a patent-pending fulcrum design, it takes out bottle crowns both by lifting up and pushing down.  It can remove caps with the simplest of tugs, requiring ridiculously little [...]

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  • Key-Shaped Pocket Knife Adds A Utility Blade In Your Keychain

    Key-Shaped Pocket Knife Adds A Utility Blade In Your Keychain

    Want a small, concealed blade, but can’t stand a full-featured, bulky Swiss Knife in your pocket?  The Key-Shaped Pocket Knife is just as the name implies – a small key with a tiny flip-out blade hidden around the side. While it isn’t exactly the kind of blade that will make muggers quiver in fear, the Key-Shaped Pocket Knife should prove handy for many other uses.  From opening up packages to pulling out a stub on your finger, this miniature slicer [...]

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