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Tag Archives: Design

Instant Seating? Pop-Up Cardboard Furniture

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A real-life pop-up book? Yes, please, only this one’s got a pretty cool twist: the cardboard opens to reveal pop-up furniture. Unfortunately, you can’t sit on the chairs or use the table unless you’re as light as a feather. The concept is still pretty fun, though, and it makes you wonder: is pop-up furniture really that far off?

The cardboard furniture was designed by Liddy Scheffknecht and Armin B. Wagner.

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LEGO Brick Coffee Table

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It looks like we’re going to be talking about coffee tables today. The LEGO Coffee table is the creation of Easy seller Branching Outward, and is made to order from lacquered wood and comes in a variety of finishes. It measures 28.5 inches x 16 inches x 15 inches, eight in at 48lbs. and costs $375(USD). They’ll ship to the continental US only, so the rest of the world will have to go without this beauty.

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Up Balloon Coffee Table

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It’s never a bad thing to add a bit of whimsy to your living space. Sadly that often requires having a substantial amount of disposable income, and the Up Balloon Coffee Table by UK designer Christopher Duffy is no exception. It’ll set you back a pretty hefty £7,800 (or about $11,627USD). Made from toughened glass, metal resin composite, and toughened steel rods, the table looks like a bunch of balloons supporting a glass top. It plays with the illusion of lightness, of levitation and buoyancy; a glass top that weighs several pounds is being supported by what appears to be lighter-than-air balloons. It’s a conversation piece measuring 47 inches across by 19 inches high.

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CupClip Takes The Old And Makes It New Again

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The CupClip is an ingenious redesign of an old classic. You’ve seen large paperclips that are able to hold a pile of papers together, but the CupClip simply reshaped one of the ears to be able to accept a cup. So now you can simply clip it to the side of a table and place your coffee in it. Granted you could place your cup on the table, but sometimes you need the whole space, you know? And if it’s not coffee, you can stick pens, pencils or other accessories in that cup so it has the potential to be very useful. Considering it’s only $12, we think it’s a worthwhile purchase.

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Fish Tea Bags: Truly Fish Out Of Water

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Gold fish swimming in the tea that you’re about to drink? Sounds pretty nasty, but these fishy tea bags will make most people wonder why you’re sipping that tea so calmly while a goldfish swims leisurely in your cup…

The company behind these creative tea bags is Taiwan-based Charm Villa. The tea bags look like typical tea bags when they’re out of the water, but submerge it in hot water and watch it transform into the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen in a cup. Beauty in tea bags? Now that’s not something you see or hear about everyday.

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Game On: Air Hockey Salt & Pepper Shakers

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I’m sure your mom taught you not to play with your food or goof around at the dining table. But I don’t think she ever said anything about playing with condiments– specially with the salt and pepper shakers– because play is exactly what the folks behind these uber-fun S&P shakers want you to do, seeing as they’re made in the same shape and form as your typical air hockey pusher.

The added bonus? It comes with a puck so you don’t have to use biscuits or frozen slices of ham to play a round or two.

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The Keybiner Is Not Your Average Carabiner

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Carabiners are cool because you can attach your keychain to them, and then hang this from your belt loops, or from a backpack. But the Keybiner takes the concept a couple of steps further and itself becomes the keychain. This fully-funded Kickstarter product fits up to 14 keys within its frame, allowing each one to pivot out when it’s time to use it. But the innovation doesn’t stop there, since the device is also a multi-tool, packing things like wrenches, bottle openers, screwdrivers, and even a file. This means that for as little as a $35 pledge, you can carry around a smattering of essential tools right on your beltline and be ready to deal with any number of broken/needs-fixing things that life could throw your way.

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Bookniture Is The Coffee Table Book That Unfolds Into A Coffee Table

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Oh, this would make Kramer proud. The Bookniture is a 13 inch coffee table “book” that unfolds into a fully functioning piece of furniture… which you can then use as a coffee table! The sturdy honeycomb structure is capable of supporting up to 375 pounds, and can serve as the aforementioned coffee table, or as a stool, a footrest, or anything else you can think of doing with a 13 inch tall cylinder. When you’re done, just close the “book” and you’re ready to go. It comes with its own felt top in various colors, and you’ll have to pledge $70 to get yours, with a delivery in May of this year.

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Hit Start to Enter: 16-Bit Game Controller Doormat

16-Bit Game Controller Doormat

 

Doormats don’t get any more quirkier than this! You don’t have to be into video games to appreciate these 16-bit controller-inspired doormats. They’ll catch the attention of your guests right off the bat, which is a good thing, because then they’ll remember to run their soles on it so they won’t bring the dirt and grime from the outside world into your home.

These doormats feature a non-skid back and are made from 100% polyester. They’re available online for $19.99.

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