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Energy Saving Desk Organizer

Energy Saving Desk Organizer

On a personal note, this has got to be one of the most attractive and awe-inspiring products i have seen to save energy. It’s exquisite way to optically show people how much power they are wasting is astonishing. There are plenty of products that incorporate some sort of “standby mode” when an item is left(…)

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A DAKAR DREAM MACHINE

A DAKAR DREAM MACHINE

Designed for the Dakar Rally in the desert, this far-out dune buggy called the AARD naturally takes inspiration from an animal right at home in the sand – the thorny devil. The 4×4’s stance and structure mimic that of the lizard’s. Its unique tire/wheel system features in-wheel motors and they’re highly adapted to tackle a(…)

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Handlebars That Goes Both Ways

Handlebars That Goes Both Ways

Riding your bike around town is great way to save on gas and get good exercise, but when you lock it up for a while it can be hard to find a place where it fits. Typically this is because the handlebars always get in the way, not allowing you to fit the bike flush(…)

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Contemporary Throne

Contemporary Throne

Just because you live in the modern world doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself like royalty in your own personal palace. If you’re looking for a proverbial throne for your contemporary living space, look no further than the clever geometric design by Yu Ito called the Linito chair. Modern furniture and contemporary furniture are a(…)

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Creative Cam

Creative Cam

A lot of us ride bicycles, and those who do know the importance of having some serious mudguards on your tires. Particularly if you live in a rainy area and especially if you ride to and from work, mudguards keep at least some of the elements off of you. Knowing the importance of these accessories(…)

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MOW and Then

MOW and Then

Good lighting in your home or workspace is important, especially if you are a writer or someone who works late at night. And as different light settings are needed for different times of day or activities, it’s important to have lighting that is versatile as well. All of this is offered by designer Emilie Deltort in(…)

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Fly Like an Eagle

Fly Like an Eagle

Set in the not-too-distant future, this new concept plane features an astonishing layout that resembles a bird in flight. And not only does it look like a bird, but it is good for the birds; by using quantum mechanic technology, it would produce zero-contaminant emissions. Designed by Oscar Viñals  the AWWA-QG “Progress Eagle” Quantum Airplane could brighten(…)

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Read Into Your Furniture

Read Into Your Furniture

Books can help us to relax by offering engaging material, but what if they could help us relax in an entirely different way? Inspired by his own limited area of living space, designer Mike Mak has created a new use for books: as furniture! By designing the Bookniture furniture series, he has made book-sized gadgets(…)

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The Quarter Century Pant

The Quarter Century Pant

In the modern world, it seems nothing is made to last; from cars to clothes, all is built to fall apart just so we will spend more money buying the same things over and over again. Well, the designers over at RPM West decided they weren’t going to stand for it (or pay for it).(…)

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Tie the Knot in the Ribbon

Tie the Knot in the Ribbon

Everyone knows that weddings are one of the most special moments in a couple’s life, so why not have it in one of the most magical locations in the world? That was the idea behind the Ribbon Wedding Chapel, designed by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Co. A beautiful structure situated beside the Inland Sea of Japan,(…)

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Lgiht Blub

Lgiht Blub

As a society, we are always checking the time. And while it would seem like our digital devices would have taken over the responsibility of telling us the time, we still love to use clocks and watches for this information. So, it seems that a design like the Blub Uno is still an ingenious way to(…)

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Tray Magnifique

Tray Magnifique

A stack of trays and boxes cut from a single piece of solid birch, this incredible stacking set can add a beautiful touch of nature to your home. Designed by Jonathan Dorthe of Atelier-D, the Offset tray series is perfect for all your stacking and storing needs. Most wooden trays that you can get from Pottery(…)

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The Perfect Accessory

The Perfect Accessory

One of the worst parts of getting ready to go out is the fact that you change your outfit about 20 times before you finally get everything to match the way you want. And picking out jewelry to match the outfit takes even more time – until the creation of the tago arc bracelet. Designed(…)

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Sonic Wave Goodbye to Dirty Laundry

Sonic Wave Goodbye to Dirty Laundry

Imagine using the same ultrasonic waves that dolphins utilize to speak to one another, to wash your clothes. The designers from Lata Studio say this is possible with their next-gen washing device, Dolfi. Using sonic waves to wash your clothes is not as unheard of as you may think. There are already washing machines on(…)

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Jump for Joy

Jump for Joy

What if you could create energy by jumping rope? This is actually possible! By using the kinetic energy collected from the movement of a jump rope, designer Bae Gyu Ri has created a jump-powered lighting system called Jumping Lighting. Kinetic-powered jumps ropes are becoming a common toy for children in first-world countries, with editions such(…)

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