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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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Panda Chair Recycles CDs

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

Panda Chair

Next time you receive those useless CDs from AOL, do what Spanish Designer Belen Hermosa did with his Panda Chair. It was recently unveiled at the International Furniture Fair in Valencia.  We’re not sure about the comfort factor, but the idea is a viable one. If you score enough of the useless discs, you could probably build an entire living room suite, including end tables and ottomans. Then you could recover your patio deck, build furniture for the kids’ treehouse, and start selling items at swap meets. Just you wait, IKEA, you have tentative competition.

 

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Don’t Sit There!

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

Easy Chair GhoulIf you are into the really scary Halloween stuff, you have to check out the Easy Chair Ghoul. The creepy ghost springs up over six feet before your buds are any the wiser. The package includes chair, ghoul, and all the mechanics you need to send your poor Aunt Linda to an early grave. It’s available at ScareFactory for $2,895.00. (Great gags don’t come cheaply.) If that’s a bit over your budget, their Dining Table Skelerector is a mere $2,395.00.

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Fuwapica Furniture Reflects Moods

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Home Entertainment,

Fuwapica FurnitureThis Japanese furniture uses sensors embedded in the table’s top to match the color of whatever has been placed on the surface. Red, green, and blue lights that humans cannot see are then reflected off the object. A Mac placed inside the table sends messages to the four stools which projects light through them, then a pulse is added at around the same tempo as humans’ breathing.

Creator Shinya Matsuyama and his team from the Studio Mongoose have developed the Fuwapica Furniture on the concept that gods inhabit everything that is humanmade and should “be given a chance to interact with the people that use it.” They suggest that several items should be changed around to match its owners’ moods. Although it might be pleasant to play with for an hour or so, we think generally that we don’t want have our moods exposed for any great length of time.

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Kuchofuku’s Air Conditioned Bed

Posted by Lolita Beckwith Categories: Household, Misc. Tech,

Air Conditioned Bed

If the hot summer weather leaves you tossin’ and turnin’ during the night, we’ve got something for you. Kuchofuku’s Air Conditioned Bed weighs only 5.3 pounds, is portable, and keeps you cool at night, using dual fans to circulate cool air beneath the cushion (so it’s not truly “air conditioned”, but we’ll let it go). Granted, you could just turn up your window AC, but if you don’t own one or you like your air conditioning a little more personalized, this is something to consider, assuming you have $400 USD to spare - otherwise, just pick up the much less expensive Chillow.

Read More | CScout Japan via Engadget


The Ten Legged Rocking Chair

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Design, Household,

Contraforma ChairSince the term is all the rage, maybe we can christen this as Rocking Chair 2.0? I mean, this is certainly not something we would expect grandma to be sitting in while she’s getting her knit on. This unique piece is designed by Contraforma in such a way that you should be able to rock comfortable in it, despite the lack of what we like to call a “rocking crest.” Definitely a conversation piece, and we all need one of those in our homes, don’t we not? How else do we curb that whole “awkward silence” thing?

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Unboxing Sumo Lounge Omni and Otto Beanbags

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Design, Features, Household,

Over on Unboxing, we just did a video showcasing an Unboxing Ceremony for a few SumoLounge products - namely their gigantic Omni, and miniature Otto beanbags. Don’t let that fool you though - these things are off the hook, and nearly indestructible. If you are looking for a couple of pieces of “furniture” to add to your den, you may want to check these babies out. Let us know what you think of the video.

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