"No ordinary alarm clock: the Princess and the Pea Alarm Clock ("PPAC") leaves no room for snoozing, inflating a green "pea" between the mattress and box spring, making it impossible to stay in bed. In the tin can, a homemade Arduino-compatible board with clock and memory chips handles the alarm clock functions, and a power block under the night stand provides power and relays driving the sprinkler valve or other alarming alarm functions."
Now you have a really cool way to open your door, you may see it in the movie. Check out the Chinavision Facial Recognition door lock($456), which sports a pair of night vision cameras which use advanced 3D imaging to map your face in less than a second. It is ability to store up to 500 faces, so it's primary function is logging worker’s attendance, but it does also unlock doors.
This Long-D Clock has a dual time piece that displays twin time zones in a visually subtle manner. See the images again, actually it has secondary hand in a contrasting color that lets yo know the twin time zones. Cool design!
"Intended to allow users to read the times of twin time zones in a visually subtle style while maintaining a regular relationship with someone on the other side of the globe. The colour contrast of secondary clock hands have been delicately reduced to appear like a shadow on the interface acting as a conscious reminder of the distance between the user and their connections abroad. With a passing glance the user can quickly and easily attain the information from the clock.
"FireGlo helps create the perfect ambiance for your decorative fireplace or gel burner. An alcohol based gel fuel, FireGlo provides genuine flames and a realistic crackling sound. It is soot free, has no odor, and can be burned safely in any size room. Each can burns for 2-3 hours, and can be reused until empty"
"Strap it to your wrist or place it under your pillow and it’ll shake and vibrate to wake you up. This vibration alarm feature also means that the Shake-N-Wake alarm is useful for anyone with a hearing impairment, or that needs to be reminded to take medication regularly.
The optional bleep alarm means that it can also be used as a normal alarm clock and a backlit LED display guarantees that it’s easy to check the time in the dark. "
"The delightful Mr.Moustache pillow comes with four interchangeable velcro moustaches (Fu Manchu,trucker,gentleman,& salt 'n'pepper!) and a clear plastic storage pocket on the back!"
An adjustable hammer gently knocks on any vase you place on the stand on the hour, every hour. Different vases produce different sounds so potentially every home’s clock looks and sounds different just from one device.
The Nobo Firepit series of electric radiators combines the romance and intimacy of a real flame in an artificial heating source that’s sure to heat up your home in more ways than one. This designer radiator features a modern look reminiscent of an outdoor fire pit, creating a hotspot for gathering and socializing in your living room, family room or den. A flush control panel lets you control the temperature and the LED light, which illuminates the glass logs. Within the contemporary shape of the radiator is a projector that displays a video of a flickering flame, delivering the ambience with added safety for indoor use. For more in these hot designer electric radiators.
"The idea behind Rewrite began as a study of the desktop and especially an atmosphere and feeling we believe is needed even in the middle of an accelerating communication and technology. Rewrite is thought of as a kind of isolating working bubble, that can work as a satellite desk anywhere one can feel the need of concentration and shielding – in open space offices, public spaces or at home. With its rounded shape it can be placed freely as dots in a room. A private base in the group without being a denial of it, but an addition to it causing an alternative.
In our design of the desktop Rewrite we have worked on creating a meeting between something well known and something surprising. The table is therefore traditional in its form and material, but when the big screen is added, both proportions and historical references are brought out of balance. In the table functional elements have been integrated as a white lacquered metal box, which is attached under the table in order to hide cables and transformers, and the cable exit in the tabletop is white lacquered too.
The screen is upholstered and covered with textile because of its visual and acoustic characteristics. It has a cave-like shape and creates a secure and intimate sphere, which partially closes out disturbing light and sounds. It has a double-sided acoustic function that protects against noise from the outside as well as from the inside. "
"There are oaks, wind and rain coming from the west. A dusty road is at the east.
Community soccer field is south; bamboo and empty beer cans all over the north.
Now there is also a wooden barn structure over a concrete platform,
with corrugated metal cladding in the outside and pine boards in the inside,
plus 100 chairs, lectern, altar, virgin figure and a cross.
Mass is once a month, community activities every evening. Both happen in the same space.
A new chapel for 100 people in the remote countryside of Southern Chile. "