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Plogg-Blu: Wireless Energy Monitor

Plogg-Blu
Home  |  Appliance
Ever wanted to know how much electricity your other half's huge home entertainment system is consuming? The Plogg-Blu(about $130) uses an adapter that goes in the plug socket of the devices you want to measure, and wirelessly sends the data to your mobile and computer. To show how much cash and electricity you're burning, the Plogg-Blu wirelessly hooks up to any Bluetooth-equipped Windows PCs, Windows Mobile and Series 60 phones. Once the energy consumption data is on your computer, you check the charts on Plogg's supplied software and export the results to Excel. It is not cheap at the $130, but it is a good product that you can monitor your home's entire electricity.
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Race Clock

Race Clock
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I love this clock design, Race Clock by Ignacio Pilotto. The race begin, let see who will win in this time's game.
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Matrix Unplugged Chair made from Torpedo Lifting Jaws of A Nuclear Submarine

Matrix Unplugged Chair
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The Matrix Unplugged Chair($35,000) by Artist/machinist Zoran Milivojevic. Made from the torpedo lifting jaws of a nuclear submarine, this complicated piece of engineering and design, for the rich guy and crazy folks. The best part is that it's the original unit from a never-used prototype, so you won't find any more of these anywhere. Motorized hydraulics adjust the chair position and there are lots of little tech adjusters to make it perfect for you. If you don't like the orange, you can also custom differents color or leather padding.
Price: $35,000   |   BUY   |   Source

Endoskeletons by Alon Meron

Endoskeletons
Home  |  Furniture
Endoskeletons is a system that applies the structural principal of a skeleton to the domestic environment. Rather than regard our homes as exoskeletons; containers for our lives, I place the components on an articulated structure and the space creates itself around it. Materials: wood, steel, upholstery. You can move the furnitures freely. Check out more the video showing Endoskeletons in action.
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LCD Clock Zer00:00 Butterfly

LCD Clock Zer0000 Butterfly
Home  |  Clock
I like this clock by Jan Habraken and Maarten Baptist. Digital LCD clock stripped down to the circuit board. 9V battery serves as stand and power source. You can buy from here for $20.
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Time Cube

Time Cube
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The Time Cube($20) displays hours, minutes and seconds in an original design. The unusual design for a clock.
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CD Clock

CD Clock
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This giant LED clock big engoug to hold your CD. This CD Clock consisted of 4 pairs of CD storage cubes. They made up of a giant Red 7-segment LED Clock. It measures at 28" (w) x 14" (h) x 5" (d)(73 x 13 x 36 cm). And you can also use it store your books, DVDs or something. The full pic check out more.
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Crime Scene Toilet Paper

Crime Scene Toilet Paper
Home  |  Bath
Just see it, fun! The Crime Scene Toilet Paper($5), each roll of quality 2 ply toilet tissue is presented in a clear plastic gift box. A thoughtful and practical gift for any occasion.
Price: $5   |   BUY

Moooi - Clip Chair

Moooi - Clip Chair
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The Moooi($1,139) designed by blasius osko and oliver deichman for moooi, the clip chair has a solid beech frame and folds flat. according to the designers: "Whilst strolling around a Bulgarian market, a small, foldable basket caught our attention. Single slats were beaded on ropes to form 2 hinged surfaces, which could be transformed into a curved 3 dimensional object. We improved this stunning mechanism, both technically and visually, to create a foldable lounge chair - the 'Clip Chair'. When open, it's straight identical slats form a spacious seating space of supreme comfort. This simple design not only makes the chair highly practical, but also creates a sculptural object of outstanding aesthetic value, whether folded or open." I love this design, but don't like its price.
Price: $1,139   |   BUY   |   Source

WAKE n' BACON

WAKE n BACON
Home  |  Clock
A fun alarm - WAKE n' BACON by Matty Sallin, Daniel Bartolini, Hsiao-huh Hsu.
WHAT: An alarm clock that wakes you up with the smell and sizzle of cooking bacon.
WHY: No one likes to wake up, especially by an alarm. This clock gently wakes you up with the mouthwatering aroma of bacon, just like waking up on a Sunday morning to the smell of Mom cooking breakfast. Unless you're Jewish.
HOW: A frozen strip of bacon is placed in Wake n' Bacon the night before. Because there is a 10 minute cooking time, the clock is set to go off 10 minutes before the desired waking time. Once the alarm goes off, the clock it sends a signal to a small speaker to generate the alarm sound. We hacked the clock so that the signal is re-routed by a microchip that in responds by sending a signal to a relay that throws the switch to power two halogen lamps that slow-cook the bacon in about 10 minutes. if I don't like bacon, could I change to others?
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Heatsheets Survival Blanket

Heatsheets Survival Blanket
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Heatsheets Survival Blanket - a $6 blanket. For two people, survival and first-aid instructions are printed directly on the blanket. It features BRIGHT ORANGE STRIPE...an easy to spot universal distress color for rescue and reflects up to 90% of radiated body heat and easy to open and fold. Other features tear resistant and flat shape makes it easy to pack(Pic check out more).
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Price: $6   |   BUY

Vortex Fountain by William Pye

Vortex Fountain
Home  |  Outdoor
The amazing water Vortex Fountain by William Pye is called Charybdis, which located in Seaham Hall, Sunderland(UK). It looks like a free-standing column of water with a spinning whirlpool in the center. It is a large acrylic polymer cylinder which allows an air-core vortex to form as water is pumped in a circular motion. A high level of water filtration is essential for maintaining transparency and thereby expressing the drama of the vortex. If you want one in front of your house?
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CASA de RETIRO ESPIRITUAL - a Book House

CASA de RETIRO ESPIRITUAL
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CASA de RETIRO ESPIRITUAL was designed by Emilio Ambasz in 1975. It localed at approximately 25 miles (40Km) north of Seville, Spain. The house is surrounded by the splendors of the Spanish countryside , perched on a low peak in the lush, green Sierra Morena mountains overlooking a man-made lake and a vast 1,000 Has estate where olive trees, evergreen oaks, and wild flowers grow and fighting bulls, horses and wild boar roam. Its rural setting provides a dramatic contrast to its stark ascetic look. "The design that first brought Emilio Ambasz to international attention as an architect is one of the most compelling architectural images of our time. Unforgettably, two tall white walls rise like sails from a green sea of grass. A steep cantilevered staircase climbs each of the walls to meet at the right-angled juncture of the two white sheets. This dual mirror like image soars mysteriously above a square sunken courtyard. Beyond this lies the house itself, waiting to be discovered, its alcove-like-rooms spread out amid serpentine skylights and openings." A crazy house! Watch the video, here.
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Canape By Lila Jang

Canape By Lila Jang
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A sofa takes an unusual turn in Lila Jang's 'Canape'. This chair has life. It is one the part of an exhibition called Parcours Saint-Germain in Paris.
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Dumbbell Sports Drink

Dumbbell Sports Drink
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The Dumbbell Sports Drink designed by Jin Le. I love this bottle design. The bottles can be filled with the water or electrolyte infused sport's drink, each bottle weight scant 0.5 kg. After you drink it up, you can also fill it into water or sand to make your dumbbells.
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Beck Canvas

Beck Canvas
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London's Royal College of Art has teamed up with German brewery Beck's to bring the work of four up and coming British artists to a cold one near you. As part of a program called "Beck's Canvas," 27 million bottles of Beck's will be produced featuring the work of Rita Ikonen, Tom Price, Charlotte Bracegirdle and Simon Cunningham.
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Custom Cloned Eyeball Lamps

Custom Cloned Eyeball Lamps
Home  |  Lighting
The Custom Cloned Eyeball Lamps from 5.5 Designers. Eyeball lamps based on your own peepers. You fill out the form, attach photos of your eyes, send them to the 5.5 Designers! The hand blown glass eyeball lamps made by Glassblower Livio Serena in Murano are based on exact clones of your actual eye color. There is no price info about this eyeball lamps. So cool lamp!
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SofaBox

SofaBox
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Sofa-Box(CHF 2800; about $2700) - one box is a sofa! I love it!
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Price: $2,800   |   BUY

The Pizza Scissor

The Pizza Scissor
Home  |  Kitchen
The Pizza Scissor($20) from skymall. Slice and serve pizza easily with this new invention. It combines kitchen shears with a wedge-shaped spatula so you can slice and serve with one hand without ever losing toppings. Unlike wheels and knives, it won't damage cooking pans and will cut a perfect, even slice, every time. If woud you consider this, or just a unnecessary tool.
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Energy Bucket

Energy Bucket
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Another SunJar. The Energy Bucket designed by Italy designer Stefano Merlo. Energy Bucket requires to be exposed by the user under the solar light to recharge(thanks to the solar panels on top), so that it can be carried anywhere and illuminate once night (it works with Wide Beam Superbright LEDs housed on the plastic
bucket).
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Tukaani

Tukaani
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The sterling silver TUKAANI is a hand made eating device for oriental food consumers in the West. Designed by Lincoln Kayiwa.
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Sand Hotel

Sand Hotel
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The Sand hotel at the Weymouth beach, UK. One night only 10 pounds. If rain?! It is available until it's rained away and offers both a twin and double bedroom and provides an unparalleled British seaside experience. Built by sand sculptor Mark Anderson. To make a reservation to stay in the Sand Hotel, call LateRooms' sand hotel booking hotline, quoting "Under the Stars" on 020 7841 6682, rooms are available on a first come first served basis - book before the tide comes in. Fun! Check out see more pics.
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Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling

Fabricating the Modern Dwelling
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An exhibition called Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling is holding in the Museum of Modern Art. This exhibition has invited five architects to each build a house on a vacant New York. One of houses by Massachusetts Institute of Technology associate professor Larry Sass. This project was called Instant House and attempted to "harness the speed and precision of laser cutters to fabricate simple shelters quickly and inexpensively". The design features grooves and notches so that the laser cut plywood panels can interlock without any traditional fasteners. The first prototype was assembled by five students who were equipped with only rubber mallets. Amazingly they were able to fully assemble the entire house in just two days. It's estimated that in large scale production the houses would only cost about $40 000.
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Mobile Performance Venue by Various Architects

Mobile Performance Venue
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The Mobile Performance Venue(MPV) is completely mobile, unlike the traditional performance venue, thank its inflatable modules and collapsible design. It is a 90 x 60 metres dynamic oval structure capable of holding 3500 people in a central performance space of 2000 sq m. The venue can also range from 10m to 17m tall. MPV consists of the central performance chamber separate from an outer circle which hosts backstage and green rooms, office space, cloakrooms and toilet facilities. The outer MPV constructed from hexagonal inflatable module which is 100% recyclable. Optional mesh or solid pvc covers. The entire project can be transported in 30 standard 40 ft containers (or 20 without the optional roof). The structure will require 2 weeks for assembly and one week for disassembly. Designed by norway's various architects.
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RIO - 96 LED Lights Shower

RIO
Home  |  Bath
Bring a dazzling LED showering experience to your bathromm. The RIO LED light shower(GBP 2,500; about $5,000) from corsswater. It is a very cool shower head providing a spectrum of stunning colour effects with 96 LED lights programmable by a key pad. Its 96 LED lights created by red, blue and green three colors. The low consumption LED lamps create a column of water an dlight with a diameter of 400mm working perfectly with 3 bar pressure.Cool!
Price: GBP 2,500   |   BUY   |   Source

Jaeger LeCoultre Atmos 561 Clock by Marc Newson

Jaeger LeCoultre Atmos 561 Clock
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Suspended in a bubble block of Baccarat crystal and powered by temperature change, Jaeger LeCoultre's Atmos 561 mechanical clock has been designed by Marc Newson. The Atmos 561 clocks don't need to be wound up. they get all the energy to run from small temperature changes in the encapsulated environment, and can run for years without human intervention. Its power source is a hermetically sealed capsule containing a mixture of gas and liquid ethyl chloride, which expands into an expansion chamber as the temperature rises, compressing a spiral spring; with a fall in temperature the gas condenses and the spring slackens. This motion constantly winds the mainspring. A variation in temperature of only one degree in the range between 15 and 30 degrees Celsius is sufficient for two days' operation. Cool!!
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Travelin Light

Travelin Light
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The Travelin Light designed by Ian Bach. The light tree can be twisted off and placed anywhere you might need more light, and once they go out, you can twist them back on to the post for a full recharge. Cool!
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Tour de France Chair - Made of Recycled Bike

Tour de France
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A very cool chair! The Tour de France Logunge Chair($940) handcrafted from both recycled and new bicycle pieces. Playfully sparked with armrests made of tires that glow in the dark, the Tour de France lounge chair also features bright red grips on its handlebar base and a mischievous horn within heel reach.
Price: $940   |   BUY

New Idea - Open the Door Like the Car's Door

Max Door
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A door's key is designed to like the key of the car. This unique door has an unusual, rubbery finish. The doorknob has been replaced by a sensor, while a remote-control device replaces the traditional key. The mailbox is built in, while a retractable guillotine at the base eliminates any gap to ensure maximum sound insulation. Designed by NĘ« Design, São Paulo.
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Potterybarn Whiteboard with iPod Speaker Dock

Potterybarn Whiteboard with iPod Speaker Dock
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We just reported the Potterybarn Daily System. The Potterybarn's new Whiteboard with iPod speaker($140) is a old tool with the modern iPod, good design, I like this. It is also one of the Potterybarn'd daily system. It perfected for your home. This whiteboard functions as an iPod speaker as and when required thanks to a pair of embedded speakers!
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