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Verner Panton Living Tower Is A Vertical Sofa For The Rich

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It’s nice when you can afford the luxury of decking out your living space in out-of-the-box pieces of furniture and home apparel. It’s all Ikea and dollarstore cutlery for us, but if your wallet has deeper recesses than ours, Verner Panton’s Living Tower is an interesting take on the sofa. It features an organically shaped sculptural piece that can accommodate up to 3 to 4 people in comfort, all the while looking like it came straight out of the 60’s. And that’s, well, because it did. Panton died in 1998, and originally produced this piece in 1969. But it’s being brought back by Vitra, the original manufacturer, and you can have it for an astounding $16,125. Yes, delivery is free in the continental USA, but that’s probably small consolation once you realize you spent 5 figures on a piece of furniture.

Dimensions, incidentally, are 78.75″ L | 26.5″ d | 78.75″ h.

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Sleep In a Pool.. Well, Sort Of, With Snurk’s Pool Bedding

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Fancy sleeping on a pool? Not in a pool or on a water bed, but on a pool? Now you can, although it isn’t exactly an actual pool with Snurk’s pool bedding. The duvet cover set features a photographic print on both sides of the bottom of a pool. The water looks inviting and oh-so-refreshing. It’s definitely a welcome sight after all these too-warm and humid days we’ve been having lately (or in my part of the world, anyway.)

The set includes pillow cases so you can sink into a deep slumber and drown in sweet dreams. The Swimming Pool-themed beddings are available for €59.95 (about $79.)

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Eyeball Bowling Ball: All Eyes on the Pins

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So you probably shouldn’t get this particular bowling ball if you don’t want all eyes in the bowling alley on you. The Eyeball bowling ball is unusual, even grotesque, and it’ll make some people lose their lunch, what with the veins and red stuff behind the cornea and all. But if you’re the king of pins and don’t mind the attention that using this ball will get you, then by all means, get it and give it your best shot.

The Eyeball bowling ball is available online for $140.

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When Pixels Meet Analog: Icon Watch by IDEA

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Be an icon with the Icon watch by IDEA on your wrist. It’s simple and functional, and it will give your outfit that edge that you’re looking for. So you won’t see such an icon on computers or mobile devices anymore since we’re well past the 8-bit age, but it’s novel and reminiscent of the pixels of computers past.

The Icon Watch is available from the Fancy for $70.

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Telephoto MegaFon Loudspeaker Lets You “Yell” at One Person Only

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So near, yet so far. You might be able to see the person you want to talk to, but the din of the outside world won’t allow him to hear your voice. That and the fact that what you want to keep your message private makes yelling out of the question. Addressing this first world problem is Fuji Xerox.

After a lot of detailed R&D, they’ve created the Telephoto Megafon which is basically a targeted megaphone of sorts. The 3D-printed gadget will let the user “speak” to someone far away by simply pointing the Megafon towards that person.

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SwivelCard is the Smartest Business Card Ever

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Business cards just got smarter with swivelCard. At the outset, they look like typical cards. But fold it in half and push the tab at the bottom out, and it transforms into a fully-functional USB drive. The storage capacity is small, but you don’t really need more than a few kilobytes as it only serves to direct the recipient of the card to your website or portfolio.

The QR code on the back of the card makes it mobile friendly, too, in case the one who has the card doesn’t have a laptop or access to a computer at the moment.

Smart, isn’t it?

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Windcatcher Air Pakk: Carry Stuff and Sleep On It

Windcatcher Air Pakk

So you’re tired and feel like taking a nap in the middle of nowhere. You’ll have no problem getting comfortable with the Windcatcher Air Pakk, as it’s a backpack that doubles as a pillow when you need one the most. It also transforms into a seat pad so you can sit in comfort, even when you’re seated on the floor or on rough surfaces that might not be very tush-friendly.

As if that’s not enough, the Air Pakk also turns into a sleeping pad when you really need to catch some Zzz’s and there’s no bed in sight. The coolest part is that the bag self-inflates, so you don’t have to lug around a pump, or worse, have to inflate it manually.

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A Different Kinda Dinosaur: Tricera Hi-Tops

Tricera Hi-Tops

You don’t have to be a kid to appreciate the awesomeness of the Tricera Hi-Tops. Aside from the uber-clever name, it’s a fun take on the typical hi-tops that you see in stores these days. The shoe features the head of a triceratops in all it’s three-horned splendor. Remember Cera from the Land Before Time? Yeah, she was a triceratops.

The shoes feature a Velcro closure, so they’re perfect for lazy folks who just want to slip their feet into their sneakers and go about their day without having to ever tie their laces.

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Prehistoric Cycling: Homemade Raptor Three-Wheeler

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Dinosaurs may be extinct, but they will live on forever in the imaginations of folks like you, me, and Norwegian artist Markus Moestue. His latest creation is this raptor three-wheel bike that makes it look like the cyclist is riding on the raptor. It’s bulkier than the average bike, that’s for sure, but its awesomeness more than makes up for it.

To support the extra weight, Markus added another wheel on the front, because dinosaur’s are anything but light, you know. Even fake ones. Check out more shots of the raptor bike after the break.

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