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Magnetic Furniture

Magnetic Furniture

Designed by Benjamin Vermeulen, MAGfurniture are flat-packed furniture pieces made of steel and wood. The wooden parts have strong magnets inside them, making it easy to assemble, disassemble and repair the furniture.

Flowershell

Flowershell

The most bizarre gardening tool we’ve ever seen. Designed by Studio Total, Flowershells are 12-gauge shotgun shells that are loaded with flower seeds instead of deadly metal pellets. Perfect for rounding out your arsenal. This is my bloomstick!

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ÁPH80 Portable Home

ÁPH80 Portable Home
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An easy to transport prefabricated home with a cement wood board exterior. The 290sq.ft. home has a bedroom, a living room/kitchen area and a bathroom, and comes with the necessary wiring and plumbing. Video here.

Park and Climb

Park and Climb

Ok, so you can’t actually climb to or from your parking spot at this garage in Utrecht, but the structure becomes much less of an eyesore with its two attached climbing walls. It also features a nice bike shelter and public transit connection.

Records on Walls

Records on Walls

These screw-on plastic frames are designed for mounting vinyl LP jackets. They let you display your collection while still allowing easy access to the records inside the jackets. Available in black and white. You can also order them here.

MyWing Coffee Table Concept

MyWing Coffee Table Concept

A proof of concept for a flexible coffee table that can transform into small laptop desks. Made by Carlo Ratti Assocati and Cassina, this table is part of a series of furniture built using modern technology and with modern users in mind.

Toyota FCV Concept

Toyota FCV Concept

The Toyota FCV Concept uses hydrogen fuel cells to drive its electric motors, emitting only water as its waste material. Its two hydrogen tanks are good for more than 300mi and can be refilled in just three minutes. Available in 2015.

The Access Case

The Access Case

The Access Cases have micro suction technology that will firmly hold your iPhone, iPad or Galaxy S4 in a stylish exterior of luxury Italian leather but not limit the functionality of your devices by also making them easily removable.

MK1 Transforming Table

MK1 Transforming Table

Duffy London’s MK1 is a table that you can transform from a low and small coffee table into a full dining table in just seconds. It comes in two sizes, and there are steel and wood variants. Bespoke finishes are also available.

umidi Custom DJ Controllers

umidi Custom DJ Controllers

Choose up to 36 pro-grade controls to outfit your umidi and finish off your creation with a laser-etched image for a personal touch. Then prepare for fast fun because your dream DJ controller is plug-and-play with any MIDI music software.

Tail & Nose Bookends

Tail & Nose Bookends
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A pair of bookends made from two-thirds of a skateboard, complete with screws, trucks and wheels. You can also just get the tail. Available in four colors, but strangely, red isn’t currently an option.

Puzzle Facade

Puzzle Facade

A 3D-printed Rubik’s cube’s moves were made to correspond with lights on the Ars Eelectronica Center using an Arduino processor and Bluetooth modem to relay information to special software and allow passersby to try and solve the puzzle.

Despacio Soundsystem

Despacio Soundsystem

The Despacio is a 50,000w disco sound system by Jordan Acoustics, McIntosh, 2ManyDJs and James Murphy. Each of its 7 stacks has 4 15″ bass drivers, 4 12″ mid range drivers, 4 tweeters and 6 McIntosh amps. More here and here.

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True Emporium Room in a Box

True Emporium Room in a Box
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True Emporium sells entire room furnishings that fit in military style footlockers. There’s a living room, a dining room and a wine bar set. The furniture are handmade and built partly out of reclaimed wood and steel.

Smorgas Board

Smorgas Board

A wooden bulletin board with magnets embedded inside. It comes with a set of wooden accessories – a hook, a box, pegs and a shelf – that also have magnets inside them. You can also buy the board and the accessories separately.

MB AMG Vision Gran Turismo

MB AMG Vision Gran Turismo

Mercedes-Benz AMG made a remote-controlled 1:1 scale model of its Vision Gran Turismo, a virtual car that will be featured in Gran Turismo 6. More images here. In-game footage here. Skip to 3:38s in the video to see the model in action.

Kawasaki J 3-Wheeler Concept

Kawasaki J 3-Wheeler Concept

The Kawasaki J is a three-wheeled electric narrow track vehicle. It has two front wheels with a handle attached to each wheel. The front wheels can stay close for high speed maneuvering or set farther apart in cruise mode.

DIY Luminous Bulb

DIY Luminous Bulb

Korea’s Hobby:Design posted a guide about making “light bulbs” that don’t need electricity to work. Make a mold from an actual light bulb, then use it to make replica bulbs out of a mixture of silicone and luminous pigment.

Disco Gnome

Disco Gnome
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If this groovy gnome doesn’t help you tend your garden, it should at least raise the morale of its fellow spirits. Designed by The Novogratz, each gnome has thousands of tiny mirrors on it, each applied by hand.

inFORM Dynamic Shape Display

inFORM Dynamic Shape Display

The folks behind the shape-replicating surface show off the full appearance of the device. The video also provides more possible applications of inFORM (beyond looking awesome). Find out more from MIT’s Tangible Media Group.

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USB Battleship

USB Battleship
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You can connect up to five of your USB 2.0 devices and defeat disorganization before it sinks you with this battleship-inspired USB hub from Kikkerland. If a ship in port is safe, what are five ports in ship?

Replicator Table

Replicator Table

This intriguing device uses small rods to imitate the size, shape and motion of objects placed under its sensor, all in real time. It was built by Professor Hiroshi Ishii and his students at the Tangible Media Group of the MIT Media Lab.

Prepper Survival Jacket Concept

Prepper Survival Jacket Concept

Marie-Elsa Batteux Flahault’s concept is the Bear Grylls of jackets. It has a built-in thermal blanket, flotation device, signaling devices, hidden blade, eye mask, gas mask, first aid supplies and a compartment for food and water.

Zombie Kettlebells

Zombie Kettlebells

Pull off undeadlifts with Onnit’s limited edition kettlebells. Zombie Bells are made from chip-resistant iron and are perfectly balanced, despite the grisly ghouls hand-sculpted on them. Available in four weights and sizes.

1:4 Scale Working V8 Engine

1:4 Scale Working V8 Engine

This working 1:4 scale model of a V8 engine was made by Home Model Engine Machinist forum member keith5700. It has an electronically-controlled fuel injector, a throttle position sensor and an ECU. It cost him about $2,200 to build.

Starpath Glow in the Dark Coating

Starpath Glow in the Dark Coating

The Proteq Starpath is a spray-on coating for hard surfaces such as concrete and tarmac. It absorbs UV light during the day and emits a gentle glow at night. A cost-effective and beautiful alternative to conventional lighting.

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