Thomas Owen

April 23, 2008

Thomas Owen is a product designer from Bedford, England, and he has come up with some really great ideas.

‘One’ Folding Bike

A bicycle that folds into a light and compact case free of all dirty and protruding parts, it also comes with a power assist to allow you to cruise around with ease.

Hairdryer

A hairdryer that can stand on its own when not in use, instead of left twisted on the floor. The cable can then be coiled around itself to be stored more practically. (assuming the stand doesn’t get in the way when you actually blow drying your hair….)

Behouden Clock

The Behouden clock not only tells the time but the household electrical output in hopes that if the user is aware how much energy and money they are wasting their behaviour should change.

 

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Love is Blind

April 22, 2008

Love letters transcribed into braille relief blanket the surface of the Love is Blind Vase

 

IoLine Crib

April 22, 2008

Available in soothing clay, warm taupe or in the rich, amber hue of oiled bamboo. The geometric patterning on the IoLine crib appeals to developing minds and when it’s time, the crib easily transitions into a toddler bed.

 

Vadero Bench

April 22, 2008

Saw a picture of this bench from Ikea that I really wish I had a place in my yard for…

Colette Malouf Jewelry

April 21, 2008

Colette Malouf has some beatiful hair accessories….

crystal mesh flower hairpin

and the sterling anemone hairpin are my favorites

 

Eclosion

April 21, 2008

Thought this sofa bed by Olivier Gregoire was kinda interesting….the site doesn’t go into much detail though…like how it inflates…

 

Angel Hair Planters

April 21, 2008

I just saw these great planters over at Apartmenttherapy. They are made from the renewable fibers of the abaca plant.

MNLstyle

 

Painted Owls

April 21, 2008

this is a cute idea for a child’s room….painted with chalkboard paint…

Felt Chair

April 18, 2008

Bookhou makes this simple but adorable child’s chair.

I don’t drink coffee and I never have time in the morning to do anything but run out the door more or less to make a cup of tea. Well now they have an automatic teapot that you can set for the type of tea you want – black, green, or herbal or or to the steeping time of your choice (3-7 minutes). Works with either loose-leaf teas or teabags

Steepware Automatic Teapot

I was looking over at Grassroots Modern and saw their link to make a lamp using an old  washing machine barrel, which looks surprisingly attractive.

 

Time Waster

April 17, 2008

I just saw this cute idea for making butterfly paperclips over at How about orange… and I suppose it’s a complete time waster since I rarely paperclip anything outside of work and I don’t think my boss would appreciate the butterflies….

 

here’s the template

Magazines

April 17, 2008

l would really like this magazine rack from Chiasso in my half bath, however, I really don’t have a good wall to put it on. So I may just go with the DIY one below made from a carpet sample.

metro wall rails

 

Stairs

April 17, 2008

Speaking of stairs…

I’d still prefer the storage stairs if I was building a house (just for the practicality of it), but these are a close second.

Located in the Plus House which is a pre-fab two-storey house by Swedish architects Claesson Koivisto Rune.

ALTO Steps

April 17, 2008

If I had wood steps, these would be mine

ALTO Steps

The Eva Solo Thermo Water Flask is a double-walled thermo flask of stainless steel. It is available in both matt and polished stainless steel

Eva Solo Thermo Water Flask

Toilet Roll Holder

April 16, 2008

I have one of the toilet roll holders now that you just slip the toilet paper onto, thinking that my man might be able to replace the roll of toilet paper if it was that simple (of course he still doesn’t) and the kids end up getting a little spin happy and end up sending the roll flying off the holder….well this toilet roll holder may have solved at least half my problem…

Toilet Roll Holder

Smiley Bowl

April 16, 2008

This smiley bowl caught my eye for it’s uniqueness and because of the fact that it has a spot to put your trash (personally though, I think I’d want to use the top for the candy and the inside for the trash)

Smiley Bowl

DaysAgo Digital Counter

April 16, 2008

If your refrigerator is anything like mine then this handy little device might be for you…

The DaysAgo Digital Counter tracks exactly how many days leftover containers have been in the refrigerator or freezer. It can also be used to keep track of how long it’s been since the air filter has been changed or how many days ago your plants were watered.

DaysAgo Digital Counter

Batucada Jewelry

April 16, 2008

Check out Batucada‘s jewelry lines. They are made from eco-friendly plastic, or “eco-plastic”. They have a tattoo-like appearance when worn. Batucada jewelry hugs your skin, shaping and moving with you. These “jewels on the skin” are waterproof and sweat proof.

brooklyn5and10

 

Deisel Jewelry

April 15, 2008

Deisel has a new jewelry line out for the summer and has a preview of it on their website. This watch is my favorite…apparently you can press the button and the time appears from behind a mirror display – followed by a programmable 20 character message

Planters

April 15, 2008

I’ve been eyeing up planters….as if I could keep plants alive…

Kenji Square Planter

Red Storm Flowerpot

Anywhere Sofa

April 14, 2008

I’ve spent the better part of the day looking for a really really small sofa sleeper.

This is the smallest one I’ve found and it’s small enough to fit where I want it to so I’ve stopped looking. So if there is anyone else that needs a really really small sofa sleeper, here you go….

Anywhere Sofa

 

Porn for New Moms

April 14, 2008

Ok so this is hilarious….mostly because it’s true….

Full of sexy men and even sexier sentiments:

“I told my boss I have to leave at 3:00 every afternoon so I can come home and give you a break”

“Now, remember, it’s my turn to do the midnight feeding, so don’t get up!”

Porn for New Moms

Dishware

April 14, 2008

I liked this Porcelain French Fry Pouch. I don’t know how much you’d actually use it but the wrapper is life-size and artfully captures the creases, folds and shape of the real wrapper.

Porcelain French Fry Pouch

On the same site was this nestling sandwich and soup bowl tray. The ceramic combo lets you end the precarious balancing act of enjoying your favorite quick and comfy meal.

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