Category Archives: LIVING

Artist Wants You To Have Digital Bird That Travels The World In Your Home

Internet of Things let you connected, let you control physical devices, but this Internet of Things here does not. It is not ‘useless’ either. Instead, it has a unique and interesting pitch: it wants to put a digital bird in your house. Aptly called Birdhouse, what makes thing fun is, you can’t see the ‘bird’; you can only hear it and what’s more, this ‘bird’ is not always in the birdhouse. The idea is, it will ‘fly’ from Birdhouse to Birdhouse like a real migrating bird does. It will never know when it will come by; it is random and that’s precisely what makes Birdhouse interesting. You can, however, try to coax it to your home by touching the peg on the Birdhouse. Continue reading Artist Wants You To Have Digital Bird That Travels The World In Your Home

This Is Smartables, A High-Tech Table Wrapped In Cool Scandinavian Design

When it comes to Scandinavian furniture, hardly will you associate it with technology, much less ‘smart’, but here it is, a piece of Scandinavian furniture that might just be the world’s first truly smart table. What makes the Smartables from Blue Blood Design Studio unique is, it bears all the hallmark of a Scandinavian furniture: handcrafted, solid oak wood, angled legs, and smooth round edges. Together they offers a la 70s retro vibe and yet, it feels uber modern and to some extend, futuristic. And futuristic it may very be because, beneath the classy, elegant Scandinavian look is a bunch of tech that blends seamlessly into any gadget-loving modern homo sapien’s lifestyle. Continue reading This Is Smartables, A High-Tech Table Wrapped In Cool Scandinavian Design

Montegrappa Game of Thrones WESTEROS Fountain Pen: All-In-One Houses Writing Instrument

The old adage ‘the pen is mightier than the sword’ was probably a statement made to avert nasty confrontations, but try telling that to the folks in the world of Game of Thrones. They probably won’t concur, but that does not mean a pen is any less important in this fictional world where political and power struggles are like bread and butter to commoners. Or least, it is still important to fans of the series based on George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series of fantasy novels. If the aforementioned holds true for you, a Game of Thrones fan, then Italian writing instrument maker Montegrappa has just the pen for you: The Game of Thrones WESTEROS Fountain Pen. Continue reading Montegrappa Game of Thrones WESTEROS Fountain Pen: All-In-One Houses Writing Instrument

Thermaltake Takes Cool Seat Too Literally By Embedding Fans In The Seat

When you are in competitive gaming, sitting on the hot seat is a good thing, but not quite if the seat is literally hot after hours of sitting on it. So, if you rather not have a heated bum, then Thermaltake X Comfort Air Gaming Chair is the seat you want your ass to rest on. It is literally the coolest seat you can find in the market because, it actually has fans slipped under the seat to quell the temperature by 0.6-1.5 degrees Celsius (33-34 Fahrenheit). By numbers, the so-called cooling may not look like much, but it should help to take away some heat. Continue reading Thermaltake Takes Cool Seat Too Literally By Embedding Fans In The Seat

Bid Farewell To Screwing Light Bulbs With This Magnetic Light Bulb Socket

There are quite a few things in life that we learned to accept as they are. Twisting light bulb when it calls for a change is one of them, but that’s until now. Meet Magbulb, an innovative light bulb accessory that will turn any light bulb into a magnetic light bulb, by the virtue of the world’s first magnetic light bulb socket. Magbulb is a unique plastic adapter that consists of two parts: one that screws into the lamp holder and the other, to the light bulb. These two parts are mated together via heat-resistant neodymium magnets that has a magnetic break point of 5 kilograms (11 lbs), which is more than enough to hold up nearly every type of bulb imaginable. Continue reading Bid Farewell To Screwing Light Bulbs With This Magnetic Light Bulb Socket

The Third Thumb Project: Because Six Digits Are Obviously Better Than Five

This is “The Third Thumb”, a project by designer Dani Clode aim to demonstrate how human body responds to wearable prosthetic technology and it is kind of a revelation for mankind. Because, it suddenly strikes us that maybe, just maybe, we humans really should have an extra digit. I know, it may sounds like an insult to those who are missing them, but imagine what an extra appendage could do. Imagine! Here’s what the project is about straight from the horse’s mouth: Continue reading The Third Thumb Project: Because Six Digits Are Obviously Better Than Five

We Didn’t Think A Battery-free Powered Toothbrush Is Possible, But…

If you are a treehugger, but still uses an electric toothbrush, then I am sorry to say that you are not a true treehugger. No, wait. You could be, if you use Be. A product of Goodwell Co., Be. is a powered toothbrush that requires no battery to power it. Wait a minute. Is that even possible? As it turns out, it actually can be done because, kinetic energy. How works is pretty straight forward; twisting the dial at the base of the unit twice creates store energy which, when release, turns into kinetic energy that is then transfer to rotate the brush head. Continue reading We Didn’t Think A Battery-free Powered Toothbrush Is Possible, But…

With The $9 Fynoti, There’s No Reason For Not Having A Home Security System

Just when we thought $20 is the best bang-of-the-buck home security system you can get, Fynoti pops up in the market. And how much are we talking about? 9 bucks. That’s not a typo, btw. Fynoti lone sensor costs just $9. Seriously, you can’t get any cheaper than this. Hell, even at a package price of $54, which includes 3 Fynoti sensors, 9 C-type batteries, and 3 cool Fynoti covers, it is still a lot cheaper than most home security systems. The price alone compels one to take a second look. It also makes us think: have we been over paying for home security systems? Continue reading With The $9 Fynoti, There’s No Reason For Not Having A Home Security System

ToothShower Wants To Shower Your Teeth Instead Of Brushing

Dread brushing your teeth every night? Well, who doesn’t? It is a necessary evil that one cannot do without. But fret not. Your days of brushing, flossing, and rinsing are over… as long as you shower. How so? ToothShower. ToothShower is exactly what it says it is: a shower for your teeth and as such, it is also designed to be used inside the shower, so you can shower your body and your precious ivories in a continuous, seamless routine and without worrying about making a mess of yourself. Makes sense cos’ you are already showering, aren’t you? Continue reading ToothShower Wants To Shower Your Teeth Instead Of Brushing

SMEG’s Brings The Wonderful D&G And FIAT 500 Fridges To The U.S.

In what could be possibly the most awesome cross-industry collision are these unique refrigerators coming from Italian home appliance maker, SMEG. Whether you are a fashion- or petrol-head, these SMEG fridges are guaranteed to enthralled you. Kicking off these unique collaborations is the D&G x SMEG FAB28 Fridge which is based on the home appliance maker’s FAB28 single door refrigerators, but aesthetically spruced up with hand-painted art by Silicon artists. Continue reading SMEG’s Brings The Wonderful D&G And FIAT 500 Fridges To The U.S.