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FAK3 Elliptical Wooden Cabinet

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Household

Elliptical Cabinet

The firm FAK3 designed this very unique piece of furniture. The Elliptical Wooden Cabinet rotates 360º with sides that house a keyboard, desk, storage center, and TV. It is made with industrial strength ball bearings that can support up to 2 tons. Large as it is, it only takes one finger to rotate the cabinet. Because it has an off-centered axis, when the unit turns, each side is has its own design. We want one!

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DVD Storage Cabinet

DVD Storage CabinetIf you working on a fine-looking home entertainment center, you should also consider an appropriate piece of furniture house your movies. Michael Singer designs one of a kind pieces such as this DVD Storage Cabinet. At a size of 80 x 25 x 16-inches, it is built of mahogany, maple, and wenge, with inlays of copper and ritzy abalone. That makes for a lot of video storage. It’s easy to see why the man wins awards for his craftsmanship. Contact Michael to acquire this or another of his fine pieces.

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iBose Egg Chair

iBose Egg ChairThe iBose Egg Chair has to be considered sound to the max. It features a Companion 3 subwoofer and a satellite speaker system with THD <.001. Four JBL OnTour speakers are each 17-inches and are accompanied by 4 fusion 6.5-inch midwoofers. In addition, 3 amps have Airport Express to let you stream Wireless-G or Ethernet from any PC with iTunes. Top it off with a Onkyo home theater receiver and you have one heck of an entertainment center.

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Kenneth Lylover Surf Chair

Surf Chair

Kenneth Lylover created his Surf Chair for the “Internet Collection” competition at the Scandinavian Furniture Fair recently. It’s easy to see why he managed to nab the Best Product award. The arc-shaped chair has a built-in LCD display, a mouse and keyboard for the user’s lap, and a padded frame for comfort. We think it is a fine idea for couch potatoes who want to go the extra mile with their Net searching or those who work best in a semi-horizontal position.

 

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A Rubiks Cube-esque Wall Clock

Cubic Wall ClockIt’s retro chic, it’s …and it’s 100% cool. It’s the Do It Yourself Cubic Wall Clock, which we think bears more than a passing resemblance to the ever-maddening Rubik’s Cube. Just make sure the block with the clock hands is in the center… and the rest of the design is totally up to you! Comes with 12 self-adhesive colored plastic cubes that measure approx. 2.5 x 2.5”. Requires 1 AA battery. Perfect for the Rubik’s fanatic (we know you’re out there!), 80’s-lovin’ types or to just to add some major pizazz to your home. Available for approx. $70 USD.

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Bed Makes Itself

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Household, Misc. Tech

EasyBedFor those who never make their bed but feel that it is one of those chores that should be done, this self-making bed might be the ticket. The sheet is rolled out by two fasteners that move along on each side of the bed. Inventor Enrico Berruti admits that he created the EasyBed for people who couldn’t do it themselves, but added “also because I’m a little bit lazy myself.”

The bed was displayed at this week’s International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva which also included an injection-giving robot and, believe it or don’t, an e-mail analyzer that its creator says can determine if someone you meet in a chat room is actually the same sex that they claim to be.

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Play Tetris While Sitting on its Pieces

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Household, Video Games

Tetris ChairsOnce a Tetris fan, always a Tetris fan. If you still play it or see pictures of it in your head, you can now sit on the Milan Design award winner. The TT chair is made with a polyester cover and internal PVC coating and comes in your choice of blue, khaki, grey, orange, lead, or black. Lightweight, it can be used indoors or out with its water, oil, and soil-resistant teflon coating. At a size of 30 x 52 × 68cm, each is available for ¥23,000 (~$23.00.)

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Store Your CDs Aesthetically

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We keep our CDs in shoe boxes for the most part, but if you like to be a little more discerning, we found two new cases that will cheer up your shelves. At the a size of 14.17 x 5.71 x 5.04-inches and a weight of just over 27 oz., the Mini-Van Style Case holds 40 CDs for $25.79. On its box is the description as having a “unique patented design (that) ensures motion device works smoothly, slowly, silently.” While we believe this to be a comment on its opening and closing, you just never know. If you want something a little less expensive, you can opt for the Hamburger 12 CD Flannel Storage Bag that has a 7-inch diameter and weighs about as much as a real Quarter Pounder for $4.95.

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Defy Gravity With Hoverit’s Lounger

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Misc. Tech, Science

Hoverit Lounger

We knew it would come someday when we read all those early sci-fi books. Designer Keith Dixon of the British company Hoverit has developed a piece of furniture that defies gravity and promises to “float away your stress.” Working on magnets, the clear acrylic Lounger is said to help your sore muscles and headaches as well as let you literally feel like you are hanging out in the air. The chair can be moved around on its caster wheels so that you can leave the earth portably. It is being offered in a Limited Edition beginning March 14 for £5,875 (~$11,508.00.)

 

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Globus is All Encompassing

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Misc. Tech

GlobusHow truly creative of Michiel van der Kley to have devised a portable office not in the shape of a cubicle. One half of Globus is for sitting, swivel-style, while the other can be used for your laptop or lunch. We especially like that it is literally mobile, with its wheels lockable once you find a place to rest and reflect. We assumed that it was a concept, but were apparently wrong as it is available in many shades and colors. Contact Artifort if you want more info.

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