An organizer similar to the Grid It! – down to the exclamation point in their names – but super sized for home use. Made of wood wrapped with lots of elastic string. Comes in blue and yellow/orange.
The Plug Out is a power socket organizer made from silicone. Its back is coated with an adhesive for easy installation. It was designed by RenÃ© Lee to encourage people to unplug unused devices.
NeoCover is a light switch cover embedded with very strong neodymium magnets. Each order comes with nickel-plated key rings. Available in different colors and 1, 2, 3 and 4 switch variants.
Wallpapers for refrigerators. There are designs that cover the entire front doors as well as partial fridge cover-ups. We’re hoping the company will someday accept customer-submitted designs.
A bamboo cutting board with three removable clear containers that makes it easier to prepare ingredients or serve food. You can also use it as a snack tray or a mini hobby workstation.
A 65-piece magnetic set to help you document the steps in “troubleshooting your unique baby system.” Includes both practical and humorous advice. Your baby sitter will thank you for it.
Designed by Karl Zahn, the Dunk lamp will delight and torture basketball fans. The hoop begs you to play ball with it, but the fragile fluorescent bulb – not to mention the price – tells you otherwise.
The American Design Club’s benefit show Threat asked artists for wacky ideas for defense and protection. This is Reed Wilson’s piece. The would-be robber’s laughter should buy you some time.
Designed by Stephanie Marin, Livingstones are pillows, floor cushions and chairs that look like oversized pebbles. They’re made from 100% wool and are made to order. Prices upon request.
A simple but versatile two-piece unit that can be used as a one seater with a side table, a chaise lounge or a corner table. The L-shaped cuts on the bigger piece make for comfortable seat backs.
Another cheap and ingenious product from Australia’s Dreamfarm. The Tapi attaches to the mouth of any tap with a straight spout, turning it into a drinking fountain with a simple squeeze.
Designed by Nicola Gallizia, the Oz looks equally good as a bed as it does as a sofa. A servo mechanism tucks the armrests underneath, using only the headrest and back as the bed.
Made by Kikkerland Design, this 60-minute kitchen timer is designed to look like the knob on a safe. It’s magnetized so you can stick it on your fridge. Great for fooling amateur thieves.
The WeMo home automation system lets you toggle your appliances on and off remotely via the WeMo app or even set schedules. Get the motion switch for more automated controls. Out Summer 2012.
Designer Jake Wright turns military waste into lighting fixtures and furniture. His creations take the equipment “out of their aggressive context” and highlight their form rather than their function.
Reclaimed Cleveland turns wood from condemned structures in Cleveland – many of which have stood for 100 years or longer – and other discarded lumber into beautiful furniture and other woodcraft.
Korean designer Song Seung-Yong has created the whimsical Objet-O, a birch chair with an oversized paper lampshade and light, which evokes the privacy and coziness of a bird’s nest.
Invented by Chadwick Parker and Joe Huang, the Hub and Mini Hub are aluminum receptacles that convert your existing cords into retractable ones, making it easy to store and organize them.
If Etsy seller intheseam can make beautiful pillows out of pictures of sewers and manhole covers, what more if she used images of vintage cameras? Made of high-res canvas prints sewn on black fabric.
Start the day right with the Morning Mug. Designed by Damian O’Sullivan, hot drinks have the same effect on the mug as they have on you, waking it right up. Drink before the mug nods off again.
Here’s the latest in a series of videos that must simply be made for the internet: there is something wrong with this ceiling fan, but we can’t quite put our finger on it… (Thanks Chuck!)
The Plug Hub not only lets you cover up your power cords, it also lets you coil them up neatly, thanks to the integrated anchors inside. Place it under your desk or mount it on your wall.
We’ve seen a couple of novel takes on wooden flooring, but if you’d like something more unique – yet still classy – check out this one made from recycled leather belts. Also for tables and walls.
Measuring 4.6″x2.5″x1.6″, Duke Cannon’s manly Big Ass Brick of Soap is probably larger than your smartphone. We have to wonder if they hired Duke Nukem to write their marketing copy, though.
The brilliantly simple Temji by Dreamfarm are a pair of rubber shower dials. Attach them to your tap and voila – you have quantifiable indicators for water temperature and volume.
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