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Tag Archives: Household

Origami-Based Concept Toothpaste Tube Looks Cool, Doesn’t Seem Practical

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Believe it or not, there’s an entire segment of society that obsesses over the optimal mechanics of toothpaste tube emptying. It’s generally accepted that rolling up the tube from below is good, but squeezing it in the middle haphazardly not so much. But design student Nicole Pannuzzo’s idea is interesting, if not seemingly practical. It’s inspired by the art of origami and is said to collapse smoothly and elegantly. It does also look look sort of cool for a toothpaste tube. But alas it’s also over-engineered and will likely leave a good amount of paste even when it’s fully collapsed. And no, there are no plans to make this commercially available but good on Nicole for displaying some creativity.

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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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Laser Engraved Rolling Pins Are Great Promotional Tools

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If you’re the proud owner of a pastry shop, you should seriously consider placing an order with Etsy seller ValekRollingPins. They’re able to laser engrave a standard 16.5″ beech rolling pin with the design of your choice. The pastries and pies that you make can then endlessly display your logo or message, Louis Vuitton-style. Prices start at roughly $45.

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Silicone Power Glove For All Your Baking Needs

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Remember the Power Glove from Nintendo? No? Then you’ll have no use for this. For anyone else with a bit of nostalgia, the above Indiegogo project should help you bake cakes while reliving potentially embarrassing moments of your childhood. A $39 pledge will put you in line for one, but considering how far from their goal they are right now, this might all be a pipe dream in the end.

Pipe dream… get it? Because Mario? Nintendo?… No?

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Cool Horizontal Shoe Rack

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This doesn’t do a whole lot more than hold your shoes. And it doesn’t do anything really fancy with them, aside from holding them up off the floor. Sure, it’ll probably not work too well with heavy boots but it’ll be fine for almost everything else. And you’ll be able to mop the floor without having to move your shoes, so there’s that, which is nice.

It’s $80.

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Wall Mounted Liquor Dispenser Will Fit Right Into Any Dorm Room

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Dorm rooms are not known to be the classiest of places, but they have been host to a party or two from time to time. So why not try to impress your easily impressed college friends by dispensing your libations from this Wall Mounted Liquor Dispenser? It holds four bottles and a spring loaded mechanism releases 1.5-ounce shots at the press of a button. It’ll cost you all of $50 with free shipping.

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Hands-Free Cleaning: Remote Control Mop

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Can’t afford a Roomba? Well, here’s an alternative: the Remote Control Mop. You won’t be able to leave it alone and do the cleaning for you, but you will be able to clean your floors without bending over or doing any manual labor. The mop head has a small handle attached to it, though, for easy pick-up and for when you might want to push it manually into hard-to-reach areas.

It comes with a controller that looks like the ones that come with video game consoles. If you’ve ever played games or drove R/C cars, then you probably won’t have any trouble controlling the mop and making it clean the spots that you want it to.

You can check out a video of the mop in action after the break.

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Know How Hot Your Bathwater Is Without Even Touching It

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When you’re filling that tub up for a nice hot bath, you’ll often find yourself fiddling with the spout to get the temperature just right. It’s always a sequence of stick your hand in boiling water, turn the faucet down to something colder, ok now it’s too cold, let’s make it hot again, is it hot enough, damn it I burned myself. It’s not the apocalypse in terms of problems people can have, but this inconvenience can be solved with the above tub spout cover that displays the water’s temperature digitally. Adjust it without ever so much as touching the water, at least until it’s ready.

$30.

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One-Of-A-Kind Web Of Plastic Caps Turns Bottles Into Fancy Vase

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As the technology matures, we’re starting to see an increase in 3D printed products hitting the market. It’s usually stuff you wouldn’t normally find in a store, but since these things don’t exist until you order the, they don’t take up valuable shelf or storage space. That’s how the Screw You Vase came into existence. It’s a matrix of 12 PET plastic bottle caps that accommodate standard bottles. The caps have a hole at the top, so once you’ve inserted your bottles, filled them with water and popped a flower in each, you’ve got yourself a unique vase that none of your friends is likely to have. Granted, you’re going to have to spend a pretty penny to get this, $150 to be exact, but we suppose that’s what happens with a time-consuming process like 3D printing.

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