Category Archives: LIVING

This Smart Lock Ditches WiFi, Still Allows You To Remotely Let People In

There’s surely no shortage of smart lock at this point, but there’s just one nagging problem: most of these so-called smart locks rely on WiFi and we all know how that’s not the coolest way. One thing for sure, if your WiFi conks out due to power outage or whatnot, you are pretty much stranded and that’s not mention online security is a very real concern. It is this teething issue with WiFi that prompted Singapore-based startup igloohome to developed Deadbolt Version 2 Smart Lock. What makes Deadbolt Version 2 Smart Lock unique is, it completely ditches WiFi; instead it works directly with your smartphone to either let you in via Bluetooth key, or generate a time-based secret key (if all else fails, there’s always the good’ol key access). Continue reading This Smart Lock Ditches WiFi, Still Allows You To Remotely Let People In

Now, Here’s A Home Movie Theater That Most People Can Afford To Own

When we talked about home movie theater, movie theaters like the custom Dark Knight home theater and the one that’s Pirates of the Caribbean-themed, costing millions of dollars, comes to mind. Well, the good news is, it is not necessary the case as proven by one Donovan AKA The Beardless Man. It is just a matter of thinking out-of-the-box, really. As far as Donovan is concerned, the idea of movie theater is a tablet and the only question remains is, how to create a movie-themed ‘theater’ that the kids can watch their favorite movies whilst lying down, handsfree. Continue reading Now, Here’s A Home Movie Theater That Most People Can Afford To Own

Extremely Dirty Vehicles Are Canvases For This Talented Artist

You know what separate artists with the talent to adapt from other ‘regular’ artists? It would be the ability to improvise and turn out amazing illustrations in situ. No paints, no brushes, no nothing, and such is what Moscow-based artist and illustrator Nikita Golubev AKA ProBoyNick has demonstrated. How? Well, it turns out that extremely dirty vehicles found on the streets can also serve as perfect canvases for this very talented, adaptive artist to showcase his (or her?) work of art. What Golubev did was “etching” images of animals on them (the dirty vehicles) with a process which involves “cleaning” the dirt to create an image. Continue reading Extremely Dirty Vehicles Are Canvases For This Talented Artist

A Skyscraper Suspended From An Asteroid Is The Craziest Idea Ever

In what could be the craziest proposition we heard this week, a New York architecture firm, Clouds Architecture Office, has proposed an outlandish architecture which will be truly the ‘world’s tallest building ever’. Dubbed Analemma Tower, this insane idea proposed the building to be built not on solid ground like every other mortal structures, but it will be, wait for it… suspended from an orbiting asteroid 31,068 miles (50,000 km) above the Earth (basically, a rock in outer space). Wait, what? An asteroid? Yes. You heard that loud and clear and if anything, it looks like the brilliant minds over at Clouds AO has done their homework. Continue reading A Skyscraper Suspended From An Asteroid Is The Craziest Idea Ever

PERK Makes Complex Pour-over Coffee Possible At The Press Of A Button

If you ask any true coffee connoisseur, the ultimate in coffee enjoy is not the hot cuppa of joe churned out by your typical coffee machines; it is the good’ol fashion pour-over brew, but if you know coffee, you will also know how hard it is to get the perfect brew. Why? Obviously, not everyone has the knack of pulling off the ‘perfect’ pour-over coffee and it is also because of this reason that PERK exists. PERK is a super sleek, fully automative pour-over coffee machine that lets you achieve perfectly extracted coffee at the push of a button. Continue reading PERK Makes Complex Pour-over Coffee Possible At The Press Of A Button

Here’s How You Can Get A Moving Car Simulating Baby Cot By Ford

Let me see. This news came up on April 6, so the MAX Motor Dreams Baby Cot you see here is not an April Fools prank. The thing is, it is not a creation of some startup nor is it a product of a baby care company. It is in fact a product by Ford. Yes. An automaker. Apparently, some new parents resort to driving the baby in attempt to coax them to sleep and hence, Ford thought it will be nice to have a cot that simulates a moving car, complete with motion, engine noise and even passing street lighting, so parents get baby off to sleep at night without actually going on drive. To be honest, this has to be the first time I am hearing this theory, but hey, who am I to doubt this, right? Continue reading Here’s How You Can Get A Moving Car Simulating Baby Cot By Ford

Intex’s New Inflatable Bull Lets You Do Rodeo On Water, Friends Not Included

Mechanical bull is fun. It challenges one’s strength and sense of balance on an unpredictable mechanical animal without actually abusing the animal and since it isn’t a real bull, you won’t risk being trample to death. Though it could be dangerous if one’s not careful enough and being a person of caution, you probably want to stay away from a raging mechanical bull. Well, not if you are taming the beast on water because that’s what above ground pool specialist Intex’s Inflat-A-Bull Inflatable Pool Toy lets you do. Unlike the mechanical bull, this one isn’t mechanical. It is just an inflatable float in the shape of a very unhappy bull rigged to an oversized circular float. Continue reading Intex’s New Inflatable Bull Lets You Do Rodeo On Water, Friends Not Included

This Smart Drinkware Will Keep Your Coffee At The Temperature Set By You

To achieve the perfect brew, coffee is brewed at around 200 Fahrenheit and obviously, we can’t drink at that scorching temperature. So, what do we do? We wait. Then we forgot about it and it gets a little too cold for our liking. Drinking coffee is a simple enjoyment, but it has, for some reasons, escalated to become one of the many first world problems, but lucky for us, there’s The Jül Heated Smart Mug by Power Practical. Jül is smart drinkware. With a simple twist of the bottom, it lets you set your prefer temperature and it maintains it there. Continue reading This Smart Drinkware Will Keep Your Coffee At The Temperature Set By You

Spiky Leather Urchin Bean Bag Has A Price As Impressive It’s Aesthetic

What you see here is a bean bag designed in, of all things, the likeness of a sea urchin, but instead dwelling at the bottom of the ocean floor and occasionally being washed up to shore only be eaten by men with the taste for exotic delicacies, it is destined for your bum. Rest assure that this ‘urchin’, aptly called Urchin Bean Bag, here is free of toxin and also, the spikes are completely soft because, bean bag. Duh. It is of leather though, which should give you the luxe feel you expect of a $19,500 chair. What?! Nearly 20 grand for an oversized urchin you can’t eat? Absolutely. Continue reading Spiky Leather Urchin Bean Bag Has A Price As Impressive It’s Aesthetic

Insane ‘Bent’ Building Concept Would Be The World’s Longest At 4,000 Ft

To be honest, I am clueless about New York City’s zoning laws. I totally understand the need for segregation by industry and stuff, but beyond that, I am absolutely lost. Anyways, as bustling cities like New York City gets denser, the obvious solution is to go skywards. However, due to the zoning laws, there’s a limit to how high a building can get in a leanly packed urban jungle and to get around this while still accommodating insane amount of population, architecture studio oiio has came up with an architecture with an unexpected turn – like quite literally. Continue reading Insane ‘Bent’ Building Concept Would Be The World’s Longest At 4,000 Ft