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Want This: Iron Throne Chair Backboard

Iron Throne Backboard

 

Everyone on Game of Thrones is fighting for the throne, but you can have it–at least, your very own, non-iron throne–thanks to Telegraph UK and Now TV. The pair are giving away a replica of the throne of swords that comes with the throne backboard and a cushioned seat. Actually, it’s more of a seat than an actual throne since it’s meant to be attached to an armchair or an office chair.

The bad news? The competition is only open to UK residents (so if you are from the UK, then lucky you. You can head on over here to check out the giveaway deets.) You can probably make your own if you’re resourceful and actually have the time to put one together.

VIA [ Telegraph ]

Big Bloom Vase For When Your Rose Is Just Too Small

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This has been around since 2009, but we just stumbled on it today. Talk about cutting edge! Anyway, the Big Bloom Vase is a creation of Charlie Guda and his work (though we’re not sure if that includes this vase) was featured at the Museum Of Modern Art as part of the exhibition called Design and the Elastic Mind. The Big Bloom Vase features a Fresnel lens placed in front of a test tube, both of which are connected by a rod. This allows you to magnify the appearance of the flower placed in the test tube, and simultaneously amplify the amount of love it is meant to represent. Because everyone knows bigger is better and only the biggest flowers represent true love. Or something. Right?

Yeah. I failed art class.

But you can own this for $40.

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The Only Staircase You’ll Need: Comes With Shelves, a Cupboard, and a Desk

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Cities are getting more overcrowded by the minute. That means increased rent, smaller spaces, and more cramped apartments all throughout. It’s probably with this in mind that inspired Dutch design studio Mieke Meijer to come up with this four-in-one piece of furniture, as it combines a staircase, storage shelves, a cupboard, and even a desk.

The work was commissioned by designer Just Haasnoot and it’s definitely a huge space-saver, I’ll give it that. While it’s not the safest staircase in the world (no handrails and it’s pretty narrow), it makes the most out of limited space that plain old staircases typically occupy.

You can find out more info about it HERE.

VIA [ Neatorama ]

Literal Branding: Jeans Label Carpet

Jeans Label Carpet

 

How many brands of jeans do you have in your closet? Probably not more brands than the ones on the Jeans Label carpet, which is exactly what its name implies it is. You won’t find a carpet quite like this one in stores. Sold by Kings of Sweden, these carpets are sown patch by batch using labels from discarded jeans. They probably aren’t the softest or most comfortable carpets to step on, but they’ll definitely bring a different vibe to whatever your room you decide to put it in.

The Jeans Label carpet is available in two sizes, 140x200cm and 160x240cm, and costs $560 and $760, respectively.

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The Force is With This 30-Foot ‘Star Wars’ Tapestry

Star Wars Tapestry

If you love something, then whatever you do, no matter how tiring it is, becomes a labor of love. This is the case with artist Aled Lewis and the Coruscant Tapestry, the 30-foot Star Wars-themed tapestry that he knitted over a span of six months. It’s crammed with Jedi goodness and loads of Wookies, droids, wampas, Sith Lords, and of course, everyone’s favorite grand master Jedi, Yoda, along with highlights from the franchise that die-hard fans will be able to identify in a jiffy.

Every stitch on the Klostern fabric was made by hand and Aled’s attention to detail is amazing. Not only that, but he also sewed in some quotes written in Aurebesh.Continue Reading

Skull Doorknob: Do You Dare Enter?

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“Do not enter” and “keep out” signs on your door won’t really keep anyone out, especially people who are used to barging into your room without knocking. If you’re looking for something that’ll really stop people in their tracks when they see it on your door, then the Skull Doorknob by Forever Fineness might just be the thing for you.

As the name implies, it’s a doorknob that comes in the shape of a skull. Not just any skull, but a particularly grotesque one at that. The coolest part? The key which comes in the shape of a bone (pretty apt, don’t you think?)Continue Reading

Floating Ripple Vase

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A little whimsical, marginally useful yet definitely eye catching, the Floating Ripple Vase will accept one flower. You can then set that flower afloat in any container, giving the impression that it made a ripple, a ripple which then froze in time. Or something. We came in last at the Prose Competition, which is a made-up contest. We made it up in an effort to emphasize how much we can suck at writing sometimes. But hey, you’re not here for the prose, you’re here for the goods. This one will set you back $22, although it’s sold out right now.

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This Ought To Add Some Panache To Your Home’s Exterior

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We’re really not sure what kind of person would get a kick out of adding a little statue to the down spout from their gutters, but someone somewhere thought someone somewhere else would like it. So it’s here, and it’s called Big Boss Bear Gutter Guardian Downspout Statue. It’s made from “designer resin”, marketing slang that tells us that its target market is possibly the sucker; you know there’s one born every few minutes. It purports to steer water away from your foundation and into your lawn, while simultaneously brightening up your home. Sure. It’s a bear with a spout stuck up its behind. But hey, we don’t judge (we’re lying, we do). It’s $32.

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LEGO Bonsai Tree: Trimming One Pixelated Leaf at a Time

LEGO Bonsai

The funnest part about people is that they have free well, a wild imagination, and clever ingenuity. At least, some of them anyway. For example, give them two sticks and a stone and eventually, they’ll build a fire. Give them a block of wood and a jagged rock and they’ll eventually come up with a wheel–or maybe even a wheelbarrow.

Give them a whole chest of green, brown, and black LEGO pieces and they’ll build you a LEGO Bonsai Tree. That is, if they happen to have the artistry and skills of botanical artist Makoto Azuma. It’s clear from his work that Makoto knows his bonsai and has honed his LEGO-building skills throughout the years.

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