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Tag Archives: Furniture

This $21,500 Workstation Has It All, But It’ll Burn a Hole in Your Pocket

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The MWE Labs Emperor 1510LX is the ultimate workstation that every geek lusts after. It comes with hardware you’ll actually use and combines comfort and functionality into one big but very neat package. The Labs Emperor 1510LX is equipped with a five-monitor stand and a Bose sound system. Its cushy arm rests, cupholder, and movable thigh rest provide maximum comfort, especially when you’re working overtime (or having an all-night gaming marathon!)

The only downside to something as awesome as this is the price. Unless you have $21,500 to spare, the Labs Emperor 1510LX will be but an item on your wish list that you’ll probably never get.

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Standing Task Chair Places You Halfway Between Standing And Sitting

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There’s a trend emerging where companies get standing desks (like the X-Table, instead of regular workstations where people just sit. The idea is that sitting for long periods is bad… but standing for a whole day also sounds like it would suck a lot. So the Standing Task Chair is attempting to bridge the gap. It keeps you upright, but includes supports for your knees as well as your posterior, which ends up placing you in an allegedly optimal position for extended work periods. The reasoning is that your weight is distributed between your feet, your knees and your butt, so no one body part ends up carrying you all by itself.

The STC has an adjustable seat, and comes in a metal or oak finish, and costs $499 and $599 respectively. It’s seeking funding on Kickstarter, but it’s quite far from its goal at the moment.

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[ Project Page ] VIA [ Gizmag ]

These Giant DSLR Lens Are For Sitting, Not Shooting

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The first time I saw my brother-in-law cry was when he sat on his fisheye lens after a particularly long shoot. Suffice to say, while his behind was perfectly fine, his lens were not. The second time was when his daughter grabbed his new lens from his bag and proceeded to play catch with her imaginary friend. You can just imagine how that scenario ended.

Breaking your lens is something you won’t ever have to worry about with Spanish design studio Monoculo ginormous DSLR reflex lenses, though. That’s because they’re (clearly) not actual lenses, but stools that were designed and created to look like one.

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Is Your Posterior Deserving Of A $6,600 Toilet?

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Kohler makes some fancy kitchen and bathroom fixtures, one of the most notable of which is the Numi toilet. It’s notable mostly because you’ll have to spend $6,600 to own it, and it does a variety of things that you may or may not want a toilet to do:

[It includes] a Bluetooth receiver for users to stream audio from their mobile devices, an SD card to access custom playlists or personalized welcome messages, a USB port for software updates, and ambient lighting that features seven different colors to choose from.

We’re all for entertaining ourselves while on the John, but what’s wrong with just looking at your phone for a bit? You’re not supposed to spend 30 minutes there… drying…

Other features include an advanced bidet functionality with integrated dryer, a remote control and a wall-mounted docking station.

[ Product Page] VIA [ Mashable ]

Don’t Want A Bean Bag? Get The Blandito – A Burrito For Furniture

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The Blandito is a creation of Oradaria Design, and is meant to be a transformable, malleable piece of soft furniture for the home.

It can be bent and shaped to suit an individual’s needs at any given moment. Once you find the shape you want, you can fix it in place using the wooden ball hooks that are included. This means Blandito can be used as a rug, a sleeping bag, a bean bag, or an armchair – at the very least

Initially just an Internet-famous prototype, the Blandito has now graduated into an item in full production, which you can acquire for prices starting at €315 (US$415). The video below gives you an idea of just how it’s meant to be used, and you can hit the jump for a few more pictures.

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Mystery AT-AT Bunkbed

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The interconnected series of tubes otherwise known as the Internet is a strange place, sometimes. Pictures can pop up that make us drool of envy, even as their origins remains shrouded in mystery. Case in point: the above AT-AT bunk bed. All we have is that picture. A reverse image search reveals an Imgur link with a headline that reads “My uncle built an AT-AT bunk bed for his son. So jealous!” So there you have it. Some uncles are better than others. But knowing the image popped online through an Imgur link doesn’t help. What uncle? Where? How do we contact him so he’ll make us one? Why won’t anyone answer these important questions? That’s what we mean by shrouded in mystery; there’s an uncle somewhere, that somehow built something awesome. We don’t know who or how. But we hate him because he’s not our uncle.

VIA [ LikeCool ]

Rocking Stool Literally Rocks–Just Make Sure You Don’t Fall Off

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You’ve all heard about rocking chairs, but who’s ever heard of a rocking stool? James McBennett is hoping thousands of people from the world over will know (and maybe own) a rocking stool by the time his campaign on Kickstarter wraps up.

It’s basically a stool that rocks. The innovative design is minimalist and is a breeze to put together and take apart. According to the project page, you can do so in under a minute. There are also three kinds of rocking stools: the Hard Rock, the Soft Rock, and the Easy Rock. (On a side note, can I just say that I love how they named these stools?)

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It’s Not Your Screen, It’s the Furniture: Ferruccio Laviani’s Hand-Carved Glitchy Cabinet

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There’s nothing wrong with your screen, because that’s what the wooden storage unit pictured above is supposed to look like. This hand-carved cabinet of sorts is called the Good Vibrations Storage Unit and it was created by architect Ferruccio Laviani for the 2013 Furniture Exhibition. Even if you’re not into wooden furniture, you have to admit that it’s all sorts of impressive. What sets it apart is its glitchy design, which obviously required a high degree of skill and careful handiwork to pull off.

You can check out the entirety of Laviani’s glitchy creation after the break.

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Slot Sofa Should Have Been Called Tetris Sofa

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With someone with a hammer, everything looks like a nail, so we suppose it’s normal that having spent the best part of our lives gaming, Tetris was the first thing we thought of when we set eyes on the Slot Sofa. A handmade creation by Matthew Pawk, pictures of its existence first surfaced a year ago. But the Internet being what it is, they’re going viral again lately, and we’ve just noticed the item.

Slot is a dynamic furniture piece. The sofa system finds new value and diverse functionality by blending the sofa, coffee table, and ottoman. It utilizes the common constructional gaps found between the cushions of the sofa by converting them into tracks for which the table can slide in and out. When slotted, the table acts as a console. When freed, it acts as a coffee table. The magnetically retained sofa cushions always find and keep their optimal position either atop the table for an ottoman or below for a coffee table. Slot features traditional construction with textile upholstery and finished bent plywood

In the passing months the prototype doesn’t seem to have materialized into something you can purchase. So it’s nice to know it exists, but it sort of sucks we can’t buy it.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ LikeCool ]