Category Archives: LIVING

KAMMOK is the new generation hammock

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(credit: KAMMOK) KAMMOK | US$85.00 | kammok.com

if you think the name KAMMOK sounds suspiciously like a hammock, then you are right. the KAMMOK is the latest in hammock innovation, utilizing light but strong and yet breathable diamond rip-stop nylon fabric called LunarWave. it surprises me that there’s even any further innovation further for a hammock but apparently, there is. the LunarWave is said to be “softer than a baby’s backside” (figuratively speaking and we are not pedophile or anything of sort) and it conforms to the shape of your body with a ‘no-tip’ design. i.e. you won’t risk falling over while you are deep in your dreamland. its thin form allows it to be stored away in its water resistant compression sack easily and the compressed size is slightly bigger than a softball and is light enough (20-oz or 567-grams) for you to bring it anywhere or anytime. Continue reading KAMMOK is the new generation hammock

build your own Steampunk Plasma Stream bulb [video]

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(credit: Admiral Aaron Ravensdale)

we have seen numerous awesome steampunk creation in this blog and today we are adding one more to the list: Steampunk Plasma Stream Bulb and its creator, one German folk who called himself Admiral Aaron Ravensdale (of Steampunk Design) was kind enough to let the cat out of the bag on how he did this beautiful machine. most of the steampunk creation we have seen here are generally functional, the plasma bulb is no exception, although it may not light up your entire room. it certainly belongs to the Steampunk (work of) Art category – if there’s such a category. Continue reading build your own Steampunk Plasma Stream bulb

portable water-cooled cold air fan takes the heat off you

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(credit: Thanko) Portable Water-cooled Cold Air Fan | ¥1,480.00 | www.thanko.jp

sometimes when you are out and about, quelling the heat by using a portable fan just isn’t enough. understanding this, Thanko Japan has a brilliant solution by introducing water into the mix. meet the Portable Water-cooled Cold Air Fan [JP], it has a sponge within its sleek chassis to soak up water to give you a boost of cool air, thanks to the law of evaporation. you can even add aromatherapy oil to it for the added therapeutic effect. i bet you didn’t think aromatherapy could go mobile, did you? the gadget runs of four AA batteries or directly from a powered USB port. Continue reading portable water-cooled cold air fan takes the heat off you

Ayrton Senna’s 1991 McLaren turned into an art installation

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(image credit: Adam Jacob/Coys) 1991 McLaren MP4/6 – Ex Ayrton Senna Championship Winning Car S | €auction | www.coys.co.uk

most of us knows that Formula One cars are used for one season but do you know what happens to the used Formula One cars. well, what you see here is one example how old cars are being used. in this case, this 1991 McLaren MP4/6 – Ex Ayrton Senna Championship Winning Car S was taken apart and given to artist Jay Burridge by McLaren International sometime in 1991 to create a sculpture out of McLaren cars. the result? the car given was transformed into a life-size model kit that would certainly make any grown man weep with joy. Continue reading Ayrton Senna’s 1991 McLaren turned into an art installation

Magnetic Switch Cover for $24.95 or make yourself one

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(credit: Jake Frey) Magnetic Switch Cover | US$24.95 | shop.thefancy.com

there is nothing magical here. the Magnetic Switch Cover is your regular switch cover plate (US) integrated with a high power magnet underneath. so what good does it do? well, it will hold your keys when you step into the room and (the keys) be ready for you when you are heading out – unless your keys and key ring are made out of plastics. as Glenn Santos has noted, this probably is just a “semi-gadget” (or half gadget, if you like) but if it were to incorporate with a subtle glow night light or sort, then it would probably justify the hassle involves in changing switch cover. Continue reading Magnetic Switch Cover for $24.95 or make yourself one

custom Viewmaster wedding invites cost $2,800

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(credit: Jen Huang/Mélangerie Inc.) Viewmaster Invitation, Qty 50 | from US$2,800.00 | www.melangerienyc.com

we love all things novel and cool, and that’s perhaps why this Viewmaster Invitation caught our eyes. created by New York-based design consultancy, Mélangerie Inc., the invites use a nostalgic Viewmaster with custom picture reel to put forward your big day invites to family and friends. all you are required to do is provide Mélangerie Inc. with seven high-res images (and details, plus payment) for them to compile into a picture reel. of course, the images will include a brief text on them to announce your invitation. Continue reading custom Viewmaster wedding invites cost $2,800

Draper Media Console: 50s-style console for your turntable

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(credit: via Urban Outfitters) Draper Media Console | US$249.00 | www.urbanoutfitters.com

still holding on to your turnable and vinyl records? then this Draper Media Console should let your old school media feel right at home. it has a upper shelf level for your lovely turnable, complete with a hinged top for easy access and a generous compartment for your vinyl record collections. if you ask me, this is where turntable should be, and not some modern furniture pieces. even more perfect if you already has 50s-style setup at home, else you can always grab more vintage style furniture for your interior decoration needs over at the Urban Outfitters. Continue reading Draper Media Console: 50s-style console for your turntable

limited edition Bally Meets Herman Miller Eames Chair

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(credit: Bally via Openers) Limited edition Bally Meets Herman Miller Eames Chair | US$auction | www.openers.com

chair is the last thing you would have expected from designer shoes maker Bally but that’s exactly what it has. however, Bally isn’t alone in the creation of this chair. marking its 160th anniversary, it has teamed up with award-winning interior furnishing firm Herman Miller to create a limited edition Eames shell chair. the chair’s seat is of plastic and features foldable wooden legs. the otherwise overly minimalist white plastic seat is adorned with an eye-catching red twin stripes, an iconic Bally branding, while a Bally logo metal plate appears at the back of the chair. Continue reading limited edition Bally Meets Herman Miller Eames Chair

art student made swim goggles using fish scales

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(credit: Erik de Laurens)

i didn’t think fish scales would have any use other than going straight into the trash. however, one art student by the name of Erik de Laurens from the Royal College of Art explored the idea of using fish scales as material for more useful items in life. using just heat and pressure, Erik managed to bond the scales together without adding any bonding agents. the resultant material is what he dubs as “fish scale plastic” which were then used to create items like swim goggles, tumblers and eyeglass frames and even a table with an inlay of a fish. more images of Erick de Laurens’ work of art after the break. Continue reading art student made swim goggles using fish scales

Swiss+Tech Micro-Plus EX 9-in-1: keychain, multi-tool

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(image credit: Swiss+Tech) Micro-Plus EX 9-in-1 | US$9.99 | swisstechtools.com

how many tools can you cramp into something that you can use as keychain as well? not many, but Swiss-Tech managed to clammed in nine handy tools into its latest Micro-Plus EX 9-in-1 key tool. constructed from polished stainless steel, this key tool has a pliers, wire cutter, wire stripper, wire crimper, bottle opener, 2 x flat tip screwdrivers and 2 x philips screwdrivers built into it and like all Swiss-Tech tools, it also inherited the patented quick release mechanism that securely locks the Micro-Plus EX onto your keyring. i guess you won’t be needing all the tools all the time but it’s always good to know there are tools by your side for those just-in-case situations. you have the keys with you, so why not hook up with a multi-tool? especially when it cost just $9.99 a pop. another look after the break. Continue reading Swiss+Tech Micro-Plus EX 9-in-1: keychain, multi-tool