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Scan Toaster by Sung Bae Chang

Scan Toaster
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This Scan Toaster by South Korea designer Sung Bae Chang for the Electrolux Design Lab 2008 competition. You can print the news, weather forecast and photos on the bread. This concept is simple, Plug in the toaster to a free USB port, place the bread, and the software will then start burning whatever it is you want.
I have a new idea, Why not let the toaster can directly print and download the news, weather forecast via the Wifi network, not by the scan. It is simple, just press several botton: news or weather...
"I got the idea from looking at my scanner and printer beside my computer," explains Scan Toaster's creator, Sung Bae Chang, a design student at Sejong University in South Korea. "I was chatting with my friends and suddenly thought, 'How about scanning to a piece of toasting bread?' and then started to brainstorm the idea."
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Blow Up Hanger

Blow Up Hanger
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The Blow Up Hanger(69 KR) is a clever design. You can bow up these inflatable hangers. They will not fill with your cabinet when they are no using. About the price, they are 69 KR (about $10),
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Kenchikukagu Mobile Furniture by Atelier OPA

Kenchikukagu Mobile Furniture
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The Kenchikukagu is a series mobile furnitures. Designed by Atelier OPA from Japan. The Kenchikukagu series included a mobile work station, a mobile bed and a moible kitchen. I love its mobile bed design, which can be folded to a case when you are not using. And this mobile bed also included a lighting and a samll work space, I want to move it the office, cool! These mobile furnitures are designed for work, sleep and eating. They are not only the concept designs, they are also available on Amazon Japan for JPY 800,000(about $7436 US). Check out see more pics and video.
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Sprout - Mobile Coat Stool

Sprout
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Designer Matthew Weatherly designed the Sprout project which included a mobile coat rack and stool. This design made from ash and molded cork. "give the end user a sense of personal possession in an unfamiliar environment such as a office waiting area", by the designer. A cute design, I like it.
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Swan Hanger

Swan Hanger
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The Swan Hanger designed by the industrial design student Asaf Yogev. Its shape design so clever, you can use it hang your hat, clothes, even the shoes.... Cool!
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The Da Vinci Alarm Clock

Da Vinci Alarm Clock
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If you want to have 21 hours of awake time a day? The Da Vinci Alarm Clock let you follow da Vinci's 3.5 / .5 sleep schedule(a half hours awake, thirty minutes asleep) Designer Marc Owens explains his clock as follows: The Da Vinci Alarm Clock works on a very basic system. The Dot Matrix display will always show either Sleep or Awake. When the product is first switched on the display will immediately show the word Awake. This will continue to be displayed for 3 hours at 30 minutes. It just a concept.
The Da Vinci sleep schedule, also known as the "sleep of genius" or polyphasic sleep, is a type of sleep pattern which involves sleeping not more than 5 hours a day. Some experts are more strict, arguing that to follow the Da Vinci sleep schedule, a person must become accustomed to sleeping an average of two hours a day, which is how much Leonardo Da Vinci himself slept; others take the term more loosely, allowing practicants to sleep a few hours a night.
The Da Vinci sleep schedule is better suited to people who can control their daily schedules. Basically, the system requires followers to sleep in several 10-minute bursts, for a total of two hours a day. A variation of the Da Vinci sleep schedule requires people to sleep 20 minutes for every four hours that they are awake. This technique, known as "power napping" or the "Uberman's sleep schedule" is actually in use in many corporations as a way to up production of their employees.
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Evolution Mobile Bar

Evolution Mobile Bar
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Your mobile bar, you can fold up as a luggage. This Evolution Mobile Bar($1,900) is a portable home bar that you can set up in five minutes. Made of aluminum with a silver stainless finish; Each bar can hold up to (10) 750 ml bottles and (6) 1 liter store and pour jugs. Equipped with a speed rail; Holds 24 pieces of stemware. Cool!
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Home Swimmer

Home Swimmer
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When I see this Home Swimmer, I thought this device is a bit stupid. Because you just swim at the original space. The Home Swimmer($90) swim-in-place gizmos, kind of like a treadmill for the pool. The Home Swimmer system comes with all of the poles, straps and connectors you'll need in addition to the belt that keeps you in place, and is available for $89.99. Maybe you can install it at your big bathtub, that is cool(joke!).
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itbed

itbed
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The itbed is made from 7 mm thick cardboard that is folded like an accordion. In one step the itbed can be collapsed into an easily portable bundle making the cardboard bed an ideal solution for guest beds or frequent movers. The zigzag profile of the itbed, reminiscent of a house of cards, is stabilized from head to foot by two lengths of webbing. The itbed is available in two models, futons version and mattresses version. About the price. The itbed's price from Euro 310 to 460(about $445-660). Wow, the $470! You can buy a comfortable bed or sleep in the hotel.
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Egg Wicker Armchair by Bonacina Pierantonio

Egg Wicker Armchair
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I love this Egg Wicker Armchair, from Bonacina Pierantonio furniture. Check out see another egg seating - Hanging wicker armchair.
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Poolside Pong

Poolside Pong
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I like this, Poolside Pong($49) is a inflatable beer pong table that features of traditional beer pong.
" Its unique and portable design allows you to bring beer pong out of homes and dorms and into pools, lakes, beaches and tailgate parties." Check out see the whole pic.
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Anti-Theft Lunch Bag

Anti-Theft Lunch Bag
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I like this design, Anti-Theft Lunch Bag, Cool! Anti-Theft Lunch Bags are regular sandwich bags that have green splotches printed on both sides. After your sandwich is placed inside, no one will want to touch it. If you're interested in getting your hands dirty with these bags, please send an email to skforlee@gmail.com.
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Sound/Chair by Matthew Plummer-Fernandez

Sound Chair
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The Sound/Chair by Matthew Plummer-Fernandez. Sound/Chair begins as a sound that is precisely crafted to form the shape of a chair when visualized as a 3-dimensional object using a volume, time, frequency plot. The chair is an exact replica of the soundwave graph. The result is a product with dual existence as both a sound and chair, and a new approach to designing products. This product was launched at the London Design Festival in September and will be on Sale at Selfridges September 2008 at £3950(about $7,900).
fact 1: I made 719 sounds to finally reach the one I produced as a chair.
fact 2: I do my own programming to graph the sounds.
fact 3: There is a lot of mathematics involved in the process as the frequency domain has to extracted from the data and plotted against time and volume.
by Matthew Plummer-Fernandez.
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Kitchen On The Wheels by Nojoe Park

Kitchen On The Wheels
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"Kitchen On The Wheels" by designer Nojoe Park, unveiled it at the Electrolux Design Contest this year. "Kitchen On The Wheels" included 4 main parts: a stainless plate for meal prep and warming, an electric stove for cooking, a dish drawer for storage, and a mini-fridge. Perfect for the small space users.
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The Sensory Deprivation Skull

The Sensory Deprivation Skull
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The Sensory Deprivation Skull is a chamber of sorts in which you can sit and essentially cut yourself off from the world. By Joep van Lieshout of Atelier Van Lieshout, it's comprised of reinforced fiberglass, measures 150 cm tall by 110 cm long and 137 cm wide and is available in a limited edition of 10. Cool and this skull idea for the skull fans.
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The Fe-tisch Coffee Table

The Fe-tisch Coffee Table
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What do you think of this table - Fe-tisch Coffee Table? Cool or just a art? Giers: "Originally there was the word: Fe-tisch. A screw clamp solution: the Fe-tisch utilises used ladies underwear in a novel way. Objectively: Ladies underwear is fixed by two 4 screw clamps between two glass plates. The clamps serve at the same time as the table legs!" It just a 1 piece by Draenert.
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Kestrel 3000 Pocket Weather Monitor

Kestrel 3000 Pocket Weather Monitor
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Tomorrow will rain? If you want to forecast the weather by yourself(Joke), this Kestrel 3000 Pocket Weather Monitor($145) let you know the weather condition when you are in the outdoor, such as camping. This compact, hand-held instrument accurately and quickly determines wind speed, temperature, windchill, relative humidity, heat stress and dewpoint. And it is waterproof and floats, making it ideal for water sports. Other features Temperature, wind chill, heat stress and dewpoint can be measured from -20F to 158F; temp can also be displayed in Celsius; With a low start-up speed, it is possible to gauge wind speeds ranging from 0.7 to 89 mph.
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Saw Bookshelf

Saw Bookshelf
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I love this bookshelf - Saw Bookshelf. By BCXSY. A funny idea!
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Xylophone Bin by Dominic Wilcox

Xylophone Bin
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The Xylophone Bin by Dominic Wilcox. Designed for Danish company vipp's charity auction event in New York. Made from oak and steel the bin actually plays music.
When the pedal is pressed the lid opens, releasing a ball that travels down a 'helterskelter' set of xylophone steps around the bin. Each time the ball hits a step, a note is played. The xylophone steps are cut in increasing lengths so that the note gets deaper as the ball gets closer to the bottom.
As part of the auction event Vipp bins have been customised by artists, designers and celebrities including Bono, Michael Stipe and Helena Christensen. They are on show at the Conran shop East 59th st, 1st ave, New York from 4th - 17thSeptember 08. Auction will be held on the 18th september 08. Check out see this bin in the action.
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Peanut Butter Machine

Peanut Butter Machine
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I like this Peanut Butter Machine($50). Make your own warm, delicious peanut butter at home. Fill the top bin with your favorite shell nuts select chunky or smooth texture. In minutes you have creamy, all-natural nut butter perfect for baking, sandwiches, and crackers.
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OSIM uSpace

OSIM uSpace
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It looks cool! This OSIM uSpace($6,000) which provides a multi-sensory experience through a powerful union light, sound and massage therapy. "This OSIM uSpace fuses the therapeutic qualities of sight (light), sound (music) and feel (massage) for a total sense of well-being that is unmatched by any other massage chair " said Mr Ron Sim, Founder of OSIM. Inspired by the butterfly's cocoon. Its Mood Light, Synchronised Music and Massage Programmes, uSpace enables you to live well by helping you to relax, sleep... Your super luxurious nap longue.
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Rotator by Ron Arad

Rotator by Ron Arad
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Ron Arad has designed a bath for Italian manufacturers Teuco, which can rotate to become a shower. It can transform from bathtub to shower in just one quick rotation on the wall. When the fatter end of the unit is at the bottom, a person can step inside and sit as if they were in a tub. Should the occupant want to take a shower, all he/she has to do is turn the unit "upside-down" and new water (not the water that you bathed in) comes flowing down from the water outlet. Check out see the video and more pics.
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Nordic Rock - Cool Your Drink

Nordic Rock
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Nordic Rock(GBP 15; about $30) is mined from ancient Swedish pollution-free base rock. It is the purest way of cooling your drink - literally 'on the rocks'. Stone does not melt, which means no unclean water in your glass. They are also reusable making them very eco-friendly.
You just simply place the stone ice cubes in the freezer for approximately one hour before use. For a normal glass, two or three Nordic Rocks will be fine. The funny rock.
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Lippi Selk Bag #2 Sleeping System

Lippi Selk Bag Sleeping System
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The wearable sleeping bag, we have reported one - AlpKit PipeDream 200 Sleeping Bag. This time is the Lippi Selk Bag #2 Sleeping System($229), featuring is made of durable nylon taffeta 310T/66D, soft-touch shell; micro-fiber polyester insulation (2x100g/sm); leg vents; reinforced nylon soles; YKK zippers throughout; reversible hand-zippers; hood w/ drawstring; double frontal-zipper w/ drawcord and extended right hip zipper; small, compactable stuff sack. Don't worry about having to get out of your sleeping bag in the middle of the night anymore. You can also check out its first version for the $150 price.
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A $7,000 Virtual Lake Floating Lounge

The Gentle Wave Lounge
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A $7,000 lounge that you can enjoy the feeling of floating in a lake in your lounge? I just want to know who will buy it for what reasons?
"This chair's rocking motion simulates the feeling of floating in a lake, gently undulating and pitching across three axes to relieve your stress and encourage optimal relaxation. The lounge methodically rocks you side to side and back and forth. Its reclined design places your feet above your heart--a supine posture identified by NASA as being the least stressful for astronauts--to relieve back strain and facilitate oxygen and blood flow." [ link ]
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Nose Shower Gel Dispenser

Nose Shower Gel Dispenser
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We have seen a Shower Breasts Dispenser(I love this!). Another funny dispenser - Nose Shower Gel Dispenser($18). Just squeeze or press it and green shower gel oozes out of the right nostril. Rubber nose attaches to flat surface with suction cups. 9" high.
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Whirl Serving Dish

Whirl Serving Dish
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I love this Whirl Serving Dish($TBD). Its unique whirl shape design and can separate several your favorite foods in one dish. "The entire piece is covered in a clear, food safe glaze and measures approximately 11" W x 2.5" H. Its beautiful form and unique design makes it perfect for serving your favorite hors d'oeuvres. The circle in the center is completely closed off, so it's also great for chips and dip."
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Bin Step

Bin Step
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Hector Serrano studio designed this Bin Step, a multi-fun design for kitchen. Hector Serrano also designed the famous product - Tie Napkins. "80% of people don't reach the last cupboard of their kitchen, 99% of the time there is a bin around. The bin that allows you to use it as step when needed."

Silent Alarm Clock by Johan Brengesjo

Silent Alarm Clock
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The Silent Alarm Clock wakes you by the vibrative ring. This concept designed by Johan Brengesjo. "Each person wears a wireless rubber ring with an integrated vibration device that generates a tactile alarm, the snooze function is engaged by shaking your hand. However, each successive time you want to snooze, more movement is required, making sure you get to work on time. "
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Casa Tolo By Alvaro Leite Siza Vieira

Casa Tolo
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The Casa Tolo by portuguese architect Alvaro Leite Siza Vieira. This building located on a steep hill in northern portugual. "instead of fighting the natural environment, the architect embraced it using the slope as the home's main characteristic. the home begins at the top of the hill and slowly reveals itself as you descend down the outdoor staircase. the home was designed as a vacation home for the architect's cousin, wife and children. despite the familiar connection the home was built on a tight budget of 150,000 usd. the various rooms are divided among the levels, each one even has its own patio space. despite the frontal exposure to the hot sun, the residence is cooled by the earth which surrounds it on three sides." I love this house or building design, it is unique and a clever design that using the slope. photographs © fg+sg/fernando guerra Check out see more pics.
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