Living off the grip will be getting a step closer for those who like this idea and have enough spare cash to buy the Ecocapsule, a small egg shape house that can generate power and collect rainwater. Continue reading →
For most of us, we have little choice in the amount of furniture we have in our homes this is simply down to the lack of the storage available. However, Bookniture is a new idea that aims to solve this problem with their collapsible furniture designs. When not in use, the Bookniture takes on the shape of a book, it can be stored in a book shelf out the way and when needed taken down, when it can be unfolded to produce a useful seat or table that makes all the difference when you have visitors. The Bookniture measures up at 7 inches (W) x 13 inches (H) x 1.6 inches (D) and when expanded its measures in at 14 inches (H) x 13 inches (W) and it weighs in at 1.6 kilos. The felt top cover will measure in at 13 inches (W) x 0.2 inches (D).
It is made from a heavy duty kraft paper that is environmentally responsible. Kraft Paper is both tough and water resistant to a certain extent. It is fully recyclable and it contains a high grade Neodymium Magnet embedded within the cover. This furniture system will be going on sale later in this year, but it can be pre ordered now from just $70 for the brown edition with grey felt top. It’s available in either Field Brown or Leather Black, with the felt top covers coming in red, green, light grey or black.
If there is only one single thing other than money that couples argue about it’s about the smallest room in the house, the toilet. The seat has to be up, down or whatever and then this is the issue of missing the bowl, it’s all too nasty for some people and therefore it’s the cause of many arguments that could lead to permanent relationship damage. However, fear not, because here is the Main Drain and what it does is provide the perfect place for a man to go without making a mess or even having to touch the seat from whatever position it is in at the time. Its east to install too, simply clip it onto the side of the bowl and adjust for height, that’s it.
Once in place, the Main Drain is like having your very own personal urinal that is easy to keep clean by simply spraying some cleaner into it. It’s the perfect thing for any man about the house and it is not going to cost the earth either, what a win win situation that could be and a happy relationship too, what’s not to like here. When the Main Drain launches later on this year it will have a retail price of around $60, but if you like a bargain then pre order one from just $45!
Source: The Main Drain
There are plenty of homes where the occupant has a pet, but here is something completely different that sort of flips that scenario onto its head and some more. This is house designed for cats, the owner Peter Cohen has spent around $40,000 turning into a home for cats. The owner of the house now just lives in a house designed for cats and not the other way around. Luckily, for the cats Peter is a builder and has been able to make this house the most cat friendly environment possible with special fans and five Roombas on the go to keep things nice and clean.
When it comes to buying somewhere to live, you might think that a room of just 325 square feet might not be the perfect place to set up home. However, it seems that with some clever designing this small space could become a comfortable living space for the organised person. Thanks to Clei and Resource Furniture this small room has become the perfect city dwelling for anyone who needs to be close to everything that the city living offers without the huge cost of buying an apartment.
The micro-unit was part of the groundbreaking 2013 exhibition “Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers” at the Museum of the City of New York in conjunction with Citizens Housing & Planning Council (chpcny.org). Furniture in the micro-unit is available at Resource Furniture.
Source: Resource Furniture
The transition from living at home to living on your own can be traumatic enough, but for men it seems that ironing a shirt is one of the biggest fears. However, fear not because here is a handy step by step guide for men and some women who have never been shown or learned how to iron a shirt properly. Continue reading →
It is a strange concept, but bedrooms come in all shapes and sizes even in the same house the bedrooms are not equal. But the reason for this is a not important today. Continue reading →
Next year is 2015, this is the year when Back To The Future II was mainly set and the place where cars could fly, shoe laces tied themselves and skateboards did not need wheels because they could hover on the street and even travel across water with enough push behind it. Continue reading →
For a safety and peace of mind, it is sensible to have a fire extinguisher around the home, especially in the kitchen. However, nobody really wants to have a massive red bottle on the floor or counter. This is where the Fier comes in; they have transformed the fire extinguisher from eyesore into an iconic design that features a wine, olive oil or balsamic vinegar style bottle.
The extinguisher can be used on most household fires, its light so it can easily be used by everyone in the house and it offers up to 32 seconds of spray. It is easy to use too; simply twist the top to go. The contents are a mix of cooling and wetting agents, so once they are deployed the fire stays out and it is easy to clean up the mess after the emergency.
So what can the Fier fire extinguisher be used on? Well it seems just about all kinds of fire in the following categories; Class A – Wood, trash, upholstery, curtains and carpets, Class C – Appliances, outlet, and other electrical, and Class K – Grease and cooking oil. The Fier wine bottle extinguisher will be going on sale early next year with a price tag of around $25, but pre order now and you can get one for just $20.
Source: Fier LLC
There is nothing like a white board to get those creative ideas flowing, but not all work spaces have one due to cost or lack of space. Continue reading →
The modern office is far removed from those stuffy cubicles or rows of desks, open plan is the modern way and group meetings in a relaxed workspace are ideal for getting those creative ideas flowing Continue reading →