We’re not sure we’ve had enough caffeine to handle the enthusiasm of the Aussie surfer dude presenting this video from Better Homes and Gardens, but we can certainly get behind the design of this cool piece of DIY furniture, which can change forms to suit a variety of needs.
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Taiwan’s Miniwiz has devised a portable, solar-powered recycling plant which transforms plastic and fabric waste into architectural tiles. Junk is washed, shredded, melted, and molded on the spot. They plan on bringing Trashpresso to tourist areas where trash is left behind.
A brilliantly simple alternative to big standing desks, the compact (25″ x 15″) Deskview laptop desk uses giant suction cups to instantly cling to any smooth surface. Slap it up on a window for an instant office with a view – assuming your office manager doesn’t freak out.
You’ll need to take 29 minutes out of your busy life to watch the entire video, but you should at least check out the first minute as artist Shaun Hughes shows off one of his most awesome creations, a 1973 Lincoln Penny that he’s re-engraved with a skull and intricate scrollwork.
Keep your ideas organized with these color-coded artists’ journals. Each of the 10 notebooks included in the boxed set has 48 grid-dotted pages, and looks like a giant Pantone color chip on the outside.
LaserMad shows off a sweet retro-modern clock that uses high voltage vintage Nixie tubes which float in the air using electromagnets, get their power using a copper induction coil, and transmit the time to the digits using infrared light. Available in kit form or fully-assembled.
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