Category Archives: LIVING

Olaf Mooji’s Braincar – giant brain sculpture fused onto a car

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(image credit: Olaf Mooji)

on the first glance, you may think this is just a mobile sculpture of a giant brain fused into an used car but it is more than that. created by The Netherlands-based artist Olaf Mooji, the Braincar, as it is called, has a camera perched on top of the ‘brain’ that captures and stores images and videos as it travels around in the day, and as night falls, these footages are ‘remixed’ and projected from within this giant brain sculpture. the Olaf Mooji’s Braincar poses the question: what if the car itself has its own conscious? interesting thoughts there. don’t you think so? Continue reading Olaf Mooji’s Braincar – giant brain sculpture fused onto a car

forget about fish tank, check out this Desktop Jellyfish Tank

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(credit: Jellyfish Art) Desktop Jellyfish Tank | US$350.00 | www.jellyfishart.com

if you rather be a leader than a follower, then you probably would want something a little different when it comes to pet – like this Desktop Jellyfish Tank. Jellyfish not only breaks the monotony of your usual pet fishes, but their hypnotizing gracefulness could be a relieve to your otherwise stressful routine. touted as the “first affordable aquarium designed specifically for jellyfish”, the tank was a development by San Francisco-based Jellyfish Art. Continue reading forget about fish tank, check out this Desktop Jellyfish Tank

expresso-loving shutterbugs’ Shot Glass Lens Set

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(image credit: Photojojo) The Shot Glass Lens Set | US$18.00 | photojojo.com

for expresso loving shutterbugs, downing a shot or two of expresso in the wee hours is the perfect way to start a morning photo shoot assignment, and what better way to do it then to take the shot from your favorite lens? well, not literally but there is always the Shot Glass Lens Set to do the job. just like the full size lens mug counterpart, it embodies detail (albeit in tiny proportion, that is) like focus-ring ridges, auto-manual focus switch, raised numberings et cetera. for just $18 you will get yourself a set of three such ceramic glasses, so that your fellow expresso loving shutterbug pals can join you for a shot to energize their days too. now that this drinkware has addressed the need for caffeine-addict shutterbugs, we should really explore what can be done for our alcohol (tequila, in particular) loving shutterbugs. a few more look of this cute drinkware set after the break. Continue reading expresso-loving shutterbugs’ Shot Glass Lens Set

awesome Star Wars-inspired furniture created by R9

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(credit: R9) 70’s Falcon and Carbon Freeze Coffee Table | from £950.00 | www.r-9.org.uk

if you are a true-blue Star Wars fan, then you probably would want everything around you to be Star Wars related. how about adding a coffee table or two to the list? let’s face it. LucasArt will never dish out such a product, let alone furniture for our Star Wars fix but thankfully, we have R9 – a UK-based designed studio that specializes in “science fiction based sculpture and functional art” – to quench our thirst for Star Wars inspired furniture. on list of the aforementioned work includes Carbon Freeze coffee table and the 70’s Falcon coffee table. Continue reading awesome Star Wars-inspired furniture created by R9

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