Society and popular culture would like us to believe there’s really not much use for old nuts. But they’re just wrong. All it takes is one creative person willing to knock the dust off and play with them. In the right hands, old discarded nuts become the implements of artistry. Just look at these beautiful nuts and try to disagree. They’re beautiful, no?
Using a smart motion sensor, the Sensor Can may be the most advanced trash can you’ve ever seen. Instead of a mechanical pedal to stomp, this unit opens & closes totally touch-free. The can’s Smart Sense technology means it won’t open unexpectedly when you walk by nor will it slam shut while you’re in the middle of a task.
What to do with used wine corks? Renowned designer, Reza Feiz at Los Angeles-based Phase Design came up with a couple cool ideas. His Life After Corkage ottoman and stool recycle used wine corks into designer furnishings. Each piece keeps 2500 corks out of the landfill and gives them a new life in your home.
The progressive, award-winning designs of Australian artist, Adam Cornish straddle the line between fine art and furniture. His wooden hammock is constructed from one piece of plantation-grown plywood modeled after the human spine providing perfect posture in the prone position.
Here’s one for all the grown-up former frat boys: a custom-made, high-quality beer pong table fit for serious aficionados of the world’s most important drinking game. It features a smooth, seamless Poplar wood surface with cast iron legs. End zone highlights include underlit red plexi-glass triangles for perfect cup placement. Stack up the 12-packs and host a tournament, bro. (source)
There’s nothing nice about teabags. Both the name & the drinking experience they deliver leave a bit to be desired. This teapot from Denmark design house, Menu, will make you forget about the bag. Its smooth glass form is classic Scandinavian design—functional beauty. The tea ball raises and lowers out of the tea for a perfect steep with every pot, while the gorgeous lines of this kettle elevate the tea drinking experience high above the vulgarities of teabagging.
Why put yourself through the trauma of cleaning the bathroom floor? Instead of ruining a perfectly good Saturday morning with rubber gloves and Hazmat gear, why not do what the military bomb squads do? Send in the robot to neutralize the threat. This compact, robotic floor scrubber cleans even the tightest and grossest nooks—like behind the toilet. Using fresh cleaner as it goes, this little device eliminates 97% of common household bacteria.
Switzerland’s Stadler Form creates high performance, design-inspired home electronics. Their 45-watt, 3-speed Q Fan looks like an industrial sculpture with its asymmetrical aluminum & stainless steel design, but functions flawlessly to keep you cool.
Form perfect “stuffable” burgers with this innovative kitchen tool from the gourmands at Williams-Sonoma. Yes, you can hide stuff inside the burger. For starters, you can load it with cheese, bacon, chili, onions, peppers, all that. Or make dinner a little more fun by playing sick pranks on the kids. Put a decapitated Barbie head or hermit crab inside their burgers and see what happens. PS, keep your camera handy.
The young designers at Hamburg, Germany’s Lockengelöt studios are turning used 50-gallon oil drums into unique, industrial-strength “cupboards.” The drums are cleaned out, reinforced, and fitted with shelves & a door. The drums are also stackable, if you need more than 50-gallons of storage space.