The Optical Tree is designed by UK designer Lisa Pettibone, who employs the playful optical effects of light bending in an eye-catching system of hand-blown glass spheres, prisms and mirrors in the form of a tubular steel tree.
At the first sight, most of us may doubt the safety of the chair. Well, the Curt deck chair, which is designed by Bernhard Burkard, is quite safe to sit on. The chair is made up of a fabric seat slung between two legs with anti-slip feet. It is quite like a ladder when it leans against the wall.
Glass Tank by Kouichi Okamoto. "The device consists of a bulb shaped container with the glass below. When the amount in the glass decreases, a constant amount is poured from the tank into the glass. The wine will never overflow because of the balance between air pressure and water pressure." It is $419!!
Sunflower Chair designed by He Mu and Zhang Qian from Shanghai University of Engineering Science. It is a sunflower-shaped chair that includes a round integrated bookcase. Sunflower Chair has won “Redtory Design Award” for the 5th “Design for Sitting” Grand Prix.
9.5° Chair by B. Fex. "The chair is tilted at 9,5 degrees. By tilting the chair and then elevating one end of the seat back to a straight angle, a triangle was created. This actually made the construction stronger and reduced the need for a stabilising cross rod."
Bye Bye Wind Table designed by Marco and Paola Oliva Marotto. Perfect for oudoor dining, with recessed nooks for plates and cups that offer protection from the wind. "BYE BYE WIND solves one of the main problem during a dining: the action of wind. This set of table and chairs permits to use also paper or plastic plates/glasses without that they fly in presence of wind through simple grooves in the table that block paper or plastic plates/glasses when they are empty.In the centre of table there is a hidden crushing bottles."
This Octolabra is a cool candelabra shaped like an octopus. It has eight fabulous tentacles, but four of which hold candles. It is $785!! "The fabulous styling reminds us of 19th century New England whaling tales featuring these feared "creatures" from the deep. "
These Compact Kitchens from French company Kitchoo, these wooden mini-kitchens look like a stylish piece of furniture. They start at around $4,700, and they hide fridges, sinks, cooking spaces, a telescopic mixer tap, dishwasher, microwave oven, recycling bin and and more into a little telescoping module... Once you finish all the kitchen chores it folds and closes hiding away all the dishes, produce and sinks and appears as a sleek modern furniture piece like a cabinet or a cupboard. Perfect solution for small-spaced kitchens and even offices.
The Chumbuddy Sleeping bag from thinkgeek looks like a giant shark is eating you! "The Chumbuddy Sleeping bag looks just like a giant shark and in order to sleep inside, you must slip your body deep into its belly. Will you return in the morning? Maybe. Will you be cozy and comfortable? Yes! Chumbuddy is a stuffed toy, a sleeping bag, and a shark. Each Chumbuddy Sleeping Bag is handmade to exacting standards and YES, it will fit adults, even tall ones. The interior length is a little over 6.5 feet, so Chumbuddy can fully swallow children and average height adults and eat everything but the head (or feet) of a taller adult."
"These sturdy stainless steel bookends are good to use together (on a desk, for example) or separately (on a half-full bookshelf). They have non-slip silicone pads on the bottom and will not bend. Standard set includes right and left hands. " $24.
Wear your tent. From the website: "Originally developed as a survival tool for Swedish air force pilots, our patented Bivanorak is a bivy bag/sleeping bag cover, rain garment, portable windbreak, and emergency shelter, all in one — and all in a 580 g/1 lb. 4 oz. package. The Bivanorak is made from a lightweight, tough, polyurethane-coated waterproof breathable fabric and has fully taped seams." Green or Red: $185.
Fitz Roy Climbing Wall, a climbing wall with a hole pattern that replicates Patagonia's famous peak, by Christoph Schindler. "The Fitz Roy Climbing Wall is a DIY item that makes Patagonia's famous peak accessible for kids." says Schindler. "We used a 2500 x 1250 x 15 mm plywood-board and painted it. The hole pattern for the image and the holes for the climbing holds were drilled with an old CNC 3-axis-router. Although the pattern looks complex, there was no scripting involved and everything was prepared with standard software tools." "First we selected a nice image, in our case we decided for an image of Fitz Roy in Patagonia. Then we created a surface with the 'heightfield from image'-operation in Rhino, choosing a height of 3mm. The milling is done with Plunge Roughing, a standard CAM operation. In Plunge Roughing, the tool makes a series of plunges to remove cylindrical plugs of material."
For some, there's nothing like a fresh cup of coffee to wake us up in the morning. Although I wish this skull shaped coffee grinder was real, it's actually an awesome photo manipulation created by digital artist AZRainman.