Category Archives: LIVING

Arcade Light Switch adds a little arcade mood in your room

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(credit: AlephDesign via Etsy) Arcade Light Switch | US$30.00 | www.etsy.com

if you are a huge fan of arcade gaming, then this is one switch you would want to switch to. created by one AlephDesign is this working arcade light switch – and that is precisely what it is called. i know the name might sound a little too boring but the physical item is anything but boring. this custom light switch is made from the push buttons that are found on most arcade gaming machines. Continue reading Arcade Light Switch adds a little arcade mood in your room

Casualties of War: toy soldiers depicting the flip side of wars

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(credit: Dorothy)

think of the little toy soldiers that guys used to play when they were a child. now, think of the flip side of the war such as the social unrest and psychological trauma that war veterans suffer. put these together and you will get Casualties of War as created by Dorothy, a group of like-mined people that design stuff. these figurines are styled in the familiar green toy soldiers form which most of us are familiar with. i have a bunch those when i was kid but that doesn’t do anything positive except for encouraging wars. however, Dorothy’s 7-cm (2.76-inches) tall plastic moulded figurines speak of something more sinister behind the face of war. Continue reading Casualties of War: toy soldiers depicting the flip side of wars

stack up your old magazines, strap them up and it is a stool!

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(credit: NJUStudio) NJUStudio Hockenheim Stool | from €128.50 | selekkt.com

the NJUStudio Hockenheim Stool is not just a stool but it is also partly made up of your old stacks of magazines. instead dumping your magazines into the dumpster, why not make use of them? this is exactly what the NJUStudio Hockenheim Stool does. the stool composed of three parts, the handmade pillow seat, the birch wood stool frame and the leather straps complete with buckets and rivets to hold the aforementioned parts together – with the magazines in between, of course. Continue reading stack up your old magazines, strap them up and it is a stool!

wake up or else this alarm clock will shred your 100 dollar bills

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(credit: via Acid Cow)

what does it take to wake you up? a couple of 100 dollar bills, perhaps? at least this is what the featured alarm clock here appears to propose. though there’s virtually no real information on this but it is easy to see what this alarm clock will do to your 100 dollar bills if you don’t wake up when the alarm goes off. still don’t get it? well, it simply shred the bills that you have placed there if you fail to wake up to stop it from doing so. so who designed this? i have absolutely no idea but it is safe to assume this gadget doesn’t exist. nevertheless, it definitely have my nod of approval – for novelty sake. though, it is worthy to note that in some countries, intentionally destroying bank notes is still a crime. fortunately, i do not have to resort to novelty alarm as such to wake up. Continue reading wake up or else this alarm clock will shred your 100 dollar bills

putting out fire by shooting it with a gun-like extinguisher

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(credit: FocalPrice) DryShot Hand Gun Fire Extinguisher | US$43.65 | www.focalprice.com

nobody wants to be in the situation that requires extinguishing of fire but in a situation that you really need to, why not do it with style? the DryShot Hand Gun Fire Extinguisher definitely fits the extinguish-the-fire-with-style bill. shaped like a hand gun and when triggered, it will spit out dry powder extinguishing agent to put out the flame. the use of dry powder also means it is safe to use on electrical-related fire. the DryShot kind of make your regular red (or sometime blue) fire extinguisher can look so uncool. however, there is no mention of how big a fire it can handle. let’s assume it is for nothing bigger than a BBQ fire but then again, you need not worry cos’ it comes with three cartridges if you requires more, erhmmm, powder power? Continue reading putting out fire by shooting it with a gun-like extinguisher

Corn Kerneler lets you to enjoy fresh corn with less mess

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                (credit: Plow & Hearth) Corn Kerneler | US$12.95 | www.plowhearth.com

this is not exactly a techie gadget but it is one that will get the job done regardless. basically, it is all do with eating corn. interesting topic, isn’t it? if you are a true corn connoisseur, then you will be eating nothing less than a fresh corn but usually that will turn out to be rather messy. that’s where the Corn Kerneler comes in. Continue reading Corn Kerneler lets you to enjoy fresh corn with less mess

Sound of Light – let there be music as your light shines

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(credit: Sound of Light) Sound of Light | US$tba | www.soundoflights.com

if you think your lamp could do more than just lighting up the room, you are right because that’s exactly what the Sound of Light does. it is a speaker that is destined to live with your lamp and under its lampshade. Sound of Light ingeniously integrates the speaker system into your existing lamp socket. all you have to do is to screw the speakers into any light sockets and voila! you have instant speakers hideaway under the lamp shade. Continue reading Sound of Light – let there be music as your light shines

iRemoTap keeps your energy consumption in check via WiFi

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it seems to me everything has a dose of WiFi these days and it looks like the power strip of the future will have it too. unbelievable? believe it. what you see here is a power strip developed by Japan firm Ubiquitous that has a built-in WiFi. the WiFi of the iRemoTap [JP], as it is called, enables you to monitor how much electrical energy the connected devices consume via your computer or mobile phone in real time, and that’s not all, you can even switch on or off any of those connected devices remotely. Continue reading iRemoTap keeps your energy consumption in check via WiFi

GorillaTorch is a lamp and head torch at the same time

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(credit: JOBY) GorillaTorch Switchback | €59,95 | joby.com

Joby has a solution that will let you carry one less thing on your next camping trip. meet the GorillaTorch Switchback, it is a table lamp and it is also a head torch, plus it was a winner of the 2011 Red Dot Design award. the lamp can be carried around like any other lantern or leave on the table or floor to light up your tent and when you need to trek in the dark or whatever, it can quickly be transformed into a headlamp (or some say, flashlight). Continue reading GorillaTorch is a lamp and head torch at the same time

Tape Gun Dispenser – stop or i will seal and stick!

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(credit: Baron Bob) Tape Gun Dispenser | US$9.95 | www.baronbob.com

even though this item is currently out of stock, i can’t resist featuring it. simply because of its novelty factor. most of us will need a tape dispenser, so why not make it a little more interesting? while this may not be able to harm anyone, it can certainly be of an assistant when it comes taping. styled as a replica of a .45 caliber handgun, this Tape Dun Dispenser will take in any standard Scotch tape roll refills. Continue reading Tape Gun Dispenser – stop or i will seal and stick!