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La Boite is back with an arcade cabinet for your Mac

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(image credit: La Boite) La Boite Concept La Premiere | US$PoA | www.laboiteconcept.com

remember La Boite Concept? the French firm that gives you the beautiful laptop speaker table? well, they are back with something retro-licious and fun. this time a one-piece stereophonic unit, dubbed La Premiere, with a design inspired by the arcade machine cabinet. on the sound department, it has a single unit three-way stereo loudspeaker which includes two 10-inch carbon subwoofers, two 5-inch fiberglass midrange drivers and two soft dome tweeters. Continue reading La Boite is back with an arcade cabinet for your Mac

this could be the chair that Davy Jones would love to have

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(image credit: Maximo Riera) The Octopus Chair by Maximo Riera | US$tbc | www.maximoriera.com

Paul the Octopus may be mingling with Octopus-angels right now, but if you’re still awe by his Nostradamus-prediction skill for World Cup, then The Octopus Chair by Spaniard artist Maximo Riera might just awe you as well. well, maybe not on the prediction part. from design to manufacturing, this awesome piece of furniture involved at least 30 professionals and four companies whom machined, assembled, glued, sanded and painted by hand. i guess that makes this a made-by-hand furniture. Continue reading this could be the chair that Davy Jones would love to have

a wardrobe that kills virus, remove odors and wrinkles in one step

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(image credit: LG Electronics) LG TROMM Styler | approx. ₩1.9 million | www.lge.co.kr

everything seems to go a little too ‘high-tech’ these days, even the wardrobe isn’t spared from the ‘high-tech’ treatment. the TROMM Styler is a ‘wardrobe’ of the future that removes wrinkles (aka irons) and odors by steaming. this steaming process also sterilizes and dries the clothes hanged in the TROMM Styler.

the TROMM Styler was showcased in IFA 2009 as a concept and will be available in Korea. we are not too sure when is ‘next year’ though. was it 2011 or 2012? in anyway, the TROMM Styler, which will cost around 1.9 million won (approximately US$1,687), will certain to make you humble abode looks a little more futuristic.

we just hope if this took off eventually, they will have more option for the front face. perhaps, a bamboo clad facade for the Styler? or maybe a bigger Styler or sliding doors for the space constraint apartments? well, that’s just a thought.

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when it floods, you will always have the Boat Sofa

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with movies like 2012 (Columbia Pictures, 2009) depicting the impending effect of global warming which would result in rising sea level all over the world, it’s best to equip with some form of water craft in the house to aid your survival. you can’t possibly park a yacht in your house. besides, even if you can, the yacht will serve no purpose in no flood situation. unless you have the habit of boating at your local lakes. Continue reading when it floods, you will always have the Boat Sofa

innovative furniture: original functioning NES controller coffee table

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feeling nostalgic about 8-bit gaming? if you are old enough to recall the beloved 8-bit NES gaming console, you will be familiar with the original NES controllers aka the joypad. you know the rectangle grey block with D-pad, buttons and all? this guys over at 10up Deluxe felt so passionate about it that they decided to create a coffee table in the form of the joypad and better yet, it is a functioning joypad! Continue reading innovative furniture: original functioning NES controller coffee table

a table of speakers: La Boite Concept Laptop Dock

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La Boite Concept LD 120 | US$1,300.00 | www.laboiteconcept.com
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we are probably familiar with sound dock for iPhone and iPod. how about your laptop? sure you can get any of those puny speakers that probably don’t do much good to your ears, or you get the La Boite Concept Laptop Dock LD 120. basically, the LD 120 is an elegant looking table stuffed with speakers and a bunch circuitry that promise to turn your laptop in to a high-fidelity music player.

if you are those that demand more from your laptop musically, then this 120 watts RMS, 7 drivers equipped table might be your weapon of choice. the LD 120 has a built-in Burr Brown Digital-to-Analogue converter (DAC) (USB sound card) and requires only one wire to get you going. you must be wondering where are the 7 drivers? well, a pair of two-way drivers are located upfront, another two are designed to face the wall and a down firing subwoofer goes underneath the desk.

all these awesome goodness of hi-fi quality audio are beautifully clad in piano lacquer finish and natural leather for the desk pad (which is insulated agains the vibration from the sub-woofer). the LD 120 also lets you charge other devices via its two auxiliary inputs and outlet within the storage compartment. time to give yourself a perfect excuse such as “i have ran out of desktop space to put my laptop” and get this hi-fi quality table. how i wish. except that i don’t even have space for another table…

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zipping up for a neat and tidy day – Zip Bed

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(photo source: florida.it) Florida Zip Bed | US$tbc | www.florida.it

not everything we post here will touch everyone’s heart. agree? example: not everyone uses an iPad, therefore iPad’s accessories mean nothing to this group. however, we think this product will be different and in fact, we think it will get the nods from everyone – making your bed every morning. a seemingly minute task that can be such a dread especially when you are rushing to work.

Florida Furniture has a bed that will make making your bed in the morning a thing of the past. it’s a bed with zipper, aptly named ‘Zip Bed‘. how’s that for easy understanding? you can’t zip and keep the bed per say but you can zip up the bed.. oh what i am talking. basically, you wake up and zip up the bed with a cover (keeping the mess underneath) and when it’s time to hit the bed, just unzip it and hop on to the cozy bed that comes complete with comforter, sheets and pillow.

the Zip Bed comes in white, gray or navy blue options for the base, and you have a choice of colors for the interior as well. hmmm, but wouldn’t we be zipping up already?

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B52 Ejection Chair by Motoart

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a perfect work of art for aviation-fans or any aviator. Motoart is a company that specialized in converting aircraft parts into sculptures and working furnitures. whether you are a serious aviator fan, aviator or just want to stand out from the masses, this would be the choice for furniture. i am certain that this will be a conversation piece in a party. featured here, is one of the many custom furniture by Motoart, a office chair customed out of a B52 Stratofortress. each chair comes with the original, intact ejection pin, complete with “remove before flight” warning tag. and no, you can’t eject yourself out of a boring board meeting, if that’s what you were thinking. as for pricing, you got to contact Motoart via their enquiry form.

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Bike Shelf: style plus functionality

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although, i don’t own a bike, i like the Bike Shelf. rather ingenious way of hanging your bike to show off to your guests or personal admiration when you feel like it. on top of just hanging up your beloved ride, you can use the top shelf to display your books, or any item that you fancy. pretty neat. seriously, if i ever have a bike, this is what i would get.

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