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This Wallpaper Is Fire Resistant And It Is A Fire Alarm System Too

The idiom there’s no smoke without fire was based on the fact that where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire. But we are not here talk about the idiom. We are here for the literal meaning, which is happens to be the basis of how most fire alarm works. The alarm only trigger when smoke reaches it, but by then, fire may have already broken out for quite a while and it may be just too late to save lives and property. However, researchers at the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, have a solution to this fiery issue – starting with a new kind of wallpaper. Continue reading This Wallpaper Is Fire Resistant And It Is A Fire Alarm System Too

Here’s Another Lesser Know Pride Of Japan: Restrooms And Toilets

Japanese takes pride in everything they do. From the house they live in to the cars they drive and even places that most folks aren’t exactly proud off: toilets. They made sure what they use are well designed, made and in tip top condition, so in the case when you are taking a dump, you will feel rejuvenated or something like that. While most people know the Japanese dedication, some may not know Japanese obsession with toilets and it is this obsession that lead to several pretty ingenious developments like heated seats, toilet bowl with integrated bidet and even modesty mechanism like fake flush to hide the sound of poops hitting the water. Continue reading Here’s Another Lesser Know Pride Of Japan: Restrooms And Toilets

Abandoned Church Turned Into A Beautiful Art-infused Skatepark

More often than not, abandoned churches are usually designated as historic buildings, or repurposed into shopping malls, offices and such, but in the case of this godforsaken, once-holy property in Llanera, Asturias, Spain, it was spared of the commercial fate and instead, was transformed into a skatepark, decorated with vibrant geometric-inspired murals as dished out by artist Okuda San Miguel. Running up to the birth of this unique, well, ‘holy’ skatepark, which is known as KAOS Temple “Skate Church”, there was a crowdfunding campaign to realize this wonderful vision with support coming from energy drink maker Red Bull. Continue reading Abandoned Church Turned Into A Beautiful Art-infused Skatepark

Le Corbusier Furniture

With such a multitude of fine designers operating in the 20th century – we’re talking your Eames’, Jacobsen’s and Bertoia’s – it is easy to see why so many found it difficult to get a look in. One designer who rightly earned himself a place at the top table of design was Le Corbusier, who was responsible for some of the finest pieces of furniture of the last century. Continue reading Le Corbusier Furniture

Thonet Chairs

Interior design isn’t something that is always easy for men and we often don’t know where to begin when it comes to finding items with which to fill our homes so we will typically rely upon staple pieces of designer furniture that have been successful and iconic for generations and one such type of furniture that well and truly falls into this bracket is that of Thonet chairs. Continue reading Thonet Chairs

Stealth Kitchen by Resource Furniture

you know what is plaguing today’s kitchen? clutter. that’s what. these necessary evils (and sometimes luxury), including fridge, storage cabinets, dishwasher, microwave oven, cooktop et cetera, all constitutes to the clutter. however you try tidying it, it will still be clutter. that is the problem which the Stealth Kitchen by Resource Furniture aims to eliminate. the patented ‘Stealth’ technology will not help your kitchen evade radar sweeps, but it will turn your kitchen into a clean, minimalist one – when not in use, of course. however, the mess you made in the process of whipping up a meal for a party is something that has no known mortal cure. Continue reading Stealth Kitchen by Resource Furniture

2014 Ikea Augmented Reality Catalog App

whenever we hit up ikea stores, we make sure we have our home or office floor plan handy – just to be sure we don’t get anything that doesn’t fit (returning a bed or sofa can be hassle, really). while “sizing” can be solved by the good old way (i.e. measuring), whether the furniture does really match up with the rest of your home or office is another issue. how it turns out really depends on your imagination, but with the 2014 Ikea Augmented Reality Catalog app (officially, just “2014 Ikea Catalog”), available for both Android and iOS devices, you can make use of the new augmented reality function to ensure that not only you are getting the right size, but also how the furniture of your fancy will look in your living space. Continue reading 2014 Ikea Augmented Reality Catalog App

IMAX Private Theater

so a Curved OLED TV is not enough to trick into believing that you are getting the IMAX experience? well, no worries at all, as long you have pretty penny to drop, you can actually have an IMAX Private Theater installed in your home. we kid you not – this IMAX private theater is very real and is brought to you by none other than the people behind the real-deal IMAX cinema (aka IMAX Corporation). like any ‘regular’ custom home theater, the IMAX Private Theater is custom to each individual space, leveraging on the company’s patented theater design to create the optimal viewing environment “by engineering the room’s shape and seating placement to fully exploit the features of the legendary IMAX screen.” of course, the screen here refers to the IMAX signature curved screen that spans from floor to ceiling and wall to wall. Continue reading IMAX Private Theater

650 Gallon Fish Tank Aquarium Bed

650 Gallon Fish Tank Aquarium Bed
650 Gallon Fish Tank Aquarium Bed | US$11,500.00 | acrylicaquariums.com

despite the fact that the term ‘sleeping with the fishes’ is not exactly a good expression, there are still some folks who are so fond of aqua life that they’d wish for that to happen, though probably not the way Italian mafia would have interpreted it. anyway, this 650 Gallon Fish Tank Aquarium Bed created by aquarium specialist, Acrylic Tank Manufacturing might just be what these aqua lovers need. however, they won’t be literally sleeping with the fishes but more like under them or to be more specific – under a massive headboard with a 650 gallons fish tank integrated into it. Continue reading 650 Gallon Fish Tank Aquarium Bed

Custom Dark Knight Home Theater

Custom Dark Knight Home Theater
Custom Dark Knight Home Theater | about US$2 million | www.elitehometheaterseating.com

still fantasizing about taking on the role of the cape crusader? the truth is, it can never happen. sad fact, indeed but if you have like $2 million to splurge, you could turn your seizable spare room into a Dark Knight themed home theater. according to the brainchild behind this awesome custom home theater setup, Elite Home Theater Seating, this particular gothic setup “fuse together the cozy elements of Wayne Manor, with the Art Deco styling of Gotham City” – a statement that we can easily see why. Continue reading Custom Dark Knight Home Theater