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05.30.2012

Paint on this clever clock to set an alarm

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This clever clock concept from designer Shen Yuebo allows you to set alarms by painting on it. Simply make a mark on the time you'd like to be alerted and when the hands reach that time it'll change colour. When you add different colours, the clock changes to that shade too.

[Yanko Design]

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05. 3.2012

Would you buy a non-lethal weapon to protect your home?

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No, it isn't a fake weapon from the realm of sci-fi films, this is the latest concept device from designer Isaac Richardson and yes, it is a laser gun.

However, the difference between this laser gun and those in Star Trek is that this one is non-lethal. Designed for those who are looking for a little added, futuristic protection for their home, according to Yanko Design this is what it does:

"[The gun] pulses an invisible laser that super-heats the surrounding air. The resulting plasma explosion delivers a swift kick to the intruder while electro magnetic waves induce temporary paralysis."

No, we're really not making this up.

You'll be happy to know the gun isn't all laser beams, paralysis and fighting aliens, but it comes with a camera and a microphone too, so you can record any nasty incidents.

Now before you get your spandex super hero outfit on and start practicing your light saber moves, you should know the new weapon is only a prototype right now. However, it could signal a new era of security devices that we're a little worried about already.

[Via Yanko Design]

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04.25.2012

The Jopple is a fun, fitness seat for your office

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We spend so much of our working days sat down that many health professionals are now making lots of (unsurprising) links between our sedentary lifestyles and our health.

We've come across a range of office gym equipment in the past, like treadmills with a space for your laptop, or a cross trainer with an iPad stand, however none of them are really going to stop you look VERY stupid beside your desk or cost a reasonable amount.

So here's The Jopple, which might be a much more realistic option (we can't guarantee you won't still look a bit silly on it though!).

This bright little chair aims to get you using a few extra muscles while you work, so use your stomach and core to stop you from wobbling around and then when you're taking a quick break you can do crunches or move the mat onto the floor for a range of different stretches.

However, the Jopple would only be a success if more than one person in the office had one and if your boss was super understanding about it all too! We wouldn't want you getting fired for doing a few lunges now would we.

[Via Yanko Design]

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04.24.2012

We NEED this all-singing-all-dancing bath in our homes

The Underscore VibrAcoustic Bath is the ULTIMATE in bathing experiences and we must have it RIGHT NOW. We're used to bath tubs that light up, or silly floating lights, but this clever piece of technology (yes a bath can be technology) lights up, plays your favourite music and has vibrating sections underneath to massage you as you soak.

There's no official price for the new bath, but according to The Next Web it'll set you back around $5000. Ouch.

[Via The Next Web]

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03.19.2012

Warm On pebbles keep your bath tub hot

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We've heard of clever little pebbles to keep your coffee warm, but now a concept designer featured over on Yanko Design has devised a set of gadgets to keep your bath warm too.

The Warm On pebbles have been dreamt up to stop your bath turning cold after you've been laying in it for a long time. They're designed to monitor and radiate heat to ensure the water constantly stays at the same temperature. Clever, huh?

The main aim would be to stop you wasting hot water by adding more, but we do wonder how much energy would be taken up by activating the pebbles?! Either way, they're a great concept and ideal for those that love long, relaxing bath times!

[Via Yanko Design]

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03.13.2012

Do we want a phone case that looks like a MUG?

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We usually like our phone cases to be as slick, portable and stylish as possible, but the iPhone Mug Case is none of those things.

It's a case that's also a mug. Well kind of. It's got a huge handle, which makes it easy to grab and acts as a make-shift stand too, but you won't be able to store your coffee in it properly unfortunately.

Available from iWowcase for $16.66.

[Via Chip Chick]

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02.13.2012

Pinch clothes hanger design for crease-free clothing

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This clothes hanger design seems so simple we can't believe no one's thought of it before?! To stop you stretching those fancy clothes out of shape, just pinch the contraption together and slide it into that shirt. Simple. It's made from Polypropylene and Elastomer mix, meaning its super flexible yet still pings back into its original shape to be hung up like a regular coat hanger.

[Via Yanko Design]

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01. 3.2012

Stem flavor spray makes cooking easier

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We love discovering kitchen gadgets that make cooking that little bit easier, and one of our new favourite finds has to be the Stem spray from Quirky.

The bright little gizmo enables you to use juice from any citrus fruit in recipes by just pushing it directly into a fruit and then spraying it. How simple.

The Stem is currently being developed over at Quirky at the moment, so you'll be able to get your hands on one soon.

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12. 6.2011

Blue canary socket night light

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We love this bright blue lighting solution from Think Geek, which is a quirky take on the cute and classic night light.

Available from Think Geek for $12.99.

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12. 1.2011

Is this the coolest thermostat you've ever seen?

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We found this thermostat on Yanko Design's holiday gift guide and although we're not sure whether opening up a heating device on Christmas day would be any fun, you've got to admit it's probably the best looking thermostat you've ever seen, right?

The highly-anticipated Nest thermostats aren't available yet, but when they are they'll be around $249.

[Via Yanko Design]

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