Category Archives: LIVING

this capsule house concept is the future of mobile home

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(credit: Nau Architects)

when we think about mobile home, we see caravans but that is now. in the future, mobile home dwellers could be living on top of someone else’s roofs, not a caravan park. conceptualized by Nau Architects, the Living Roof capsule is a 28-foot long dwelling that is designed to sit on empty roofs in urban areas and the best part is, this mobile home is completely self-sustaining. it is capable of generating more power than it requires with its photovoltaic cells, wind turbines and it even collects rainwater. Continue reading this capsule house concept is the future of mobile home

Cedar Chicken Coop is the condominium for chickens

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(credit: frenchkitchen)

this is first for this blog: featuring a chicken coop. i find this chicken coop constructed from cedar woods too beautiful to give it a pass. i favor chicken’s eggs but am no fan of chicken themselves. anyway, frenchkitchen posted on instructables a custom chicken coop that he constructed for his bunch of lovely chickens and apparently, the environment is so conducive that he is getting an egg a day from each of the chicken. Continue reading Cedar Chicken Coop is the condominium for chickens

Umbra Flip 8 Hook – flip down the hooks when needed

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(credit: Umbra) Umbra Flip 8 Hook | US$40.00 | www.umbra.com

can’t get enough of coat hanger? here’s a neat multi-hook from Umbra to quench your thirst for hooks. as Umbra puts it, the Flip 8 Hook is a “new take on the classic flip 5.” well, you might already guessed it. it is a wall-mounted eight metal hooks that flip down when you need to use. it’s kind of cool, cos’ unused hook can be flip back up to maintain a neat look. no more unsightly protruding hooks and if you place this at eye level, it lessen any possible chance of knocking into the hooks. Continue reading Umbra Flip 8 Hook – flip down the hooks when needed

Panna is an extraordinary Foosball table cast in concrete

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i am not a huge fan of soccer but for some reasons, foosball never fails to attract me. it is unexplainably addictive and i would think, it is a game that will never go out of style. that said, it is only natural that a foosball table cast in concrete that reminisces of a street soccer game has my attention in an instant. instead of the usual wood or MDF board materials, the Panna Foosball Table is cast in concrete and has a 2-a-side set-up. Continue reading Panna is an extraordinary Foosball table cast in concrete

modern day Morse Code Signal Lamp, not for signalling

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(credit: Hammacher) The Morse Code Signal Lamp | US$1,300.00 | www.hammacher.com

the market is not lacking of standing lamp but one that will become a conversational piece? not many. this particular unit will no doubt take the spotlight in any dwelling. back in 1897, British Royal Navy invented an ingenious way of discreetly communicating with other vessel without actually screaming across to each other. Continue reading modern day Morse Code Signal Lamp, not for signalling

Red Robot splits up into four precise measuring cups

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(image credit: Kikkerland) Red Robot Measuring Cups | US$10.00 | www.kikkerlandshop.com

usually, measuring cups has nothing to talk about. not unless they are this Red Robot Measuring Cups from Kikkerland. beside being a little on the geeky side, the different sections of the robot divides into four measuring cups, namely, 1/4, 1/3, 1/1 and 1 cup. doesn’t impress you? take a closer look and you will realized each section of the red robot, such as the main body Continue reading Red Robot splits up into four precise measuring cups

HANDRUX Shovel looks suspiciously like Iron Man’s hands

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(image credit: Uncommon Goods) HANDTRUX Shovel | US$18.00 | www.uncommongoods.com

home improvement equipment always have me going all excited and one that looks like an Iron Man’s hand? i am totally sold. HANDTRUX Shovel is a mini shovel made to fit your hand like a glove. as you can see from the image, all you need to do is to slip on the ABS plastic shovel and start digging. as simple as that. perhaps, Tony Stark should consider designing such an add on for his suit so he can make himself useful while not slugging out with the bad guys. Continue reading HANDRUX Shovel looks suspiciously like Iron Man’s hands

Kokuyo X-VIZ is a one-hand operated designer calculator

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(image credit: Kokuyo) Kokuyo X-VIZ Electronic Calculator | ¥5,250.00 | www.kokuyo.co.jp

do we really need a designer calculator? probably not but after sighting the Kokuyo X-VIZ, i conclude that i may need one after all. no, seriously. it’s my weakness for falling for beautiful products (every time, without fail), calculators included. at glance, the X-VIZ looks like a TV remote of sort and for a good reason. it is designed to be used with one hand only. you probably don’t use both hands to operate your TV remote, don’t you? Continue reading Kokuyo X-VIZ is a one-hand operated designer calculator

Roastie Toaster: a slice at a time ensure a perfect toast

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(credit: Mateusz Główka)

what you see above is not a teleportation device from the distant future and the bread is not heading in for a tanning session or maybe it is. dreamt up by design student Mateusz Główka from the Academy of Fine Arts in Crakow, Poland, the Roastie is the next thing a man wants besides a perfect wife. Continue reading Roastie Toaster: a slice at a time ensure a perfect toast

Swarovski encrusted AK47 among other gruesome find

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(credit: Reuters)

Swarovski crystals are usually associated with jewelries and more recently, it has been used to bling up gadgets. however, artist Nicola Bolla has a different idea on how Swarovski crystals can be applied to, albeit being a little ‘alternative’. these ‘alternative’ objects include an AK47 assault rifle and human remains which were exhibited at the Milan Design Week last week. Continue reading Swarovski encrusted AK47 among other gruesome find