While filming on a set in New Orleans. Actor Brad Pitt noticed a pink fabric house that was being used as part of the set. He saw the pink structure as a metaphor, representing the future of renewed housing for those displaced by the recent disasters. With the vision fresh in his mind, he picked up the phone and described the concept to the Los Angeles office of Graft. The Pink Project in New Orleans, Timber houses will gradually replace the temporary pink tents as monetary donations clock up. Launched in December last year.
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Reminiscent of the popular toy that you played with when you were a kid that required you to put different shaped pieces into their matching holes, The Puzzle Alarm Clock($TBD) awakens you to a rocking sound and then fires the puzzle pieces off the clock. The alarm sound will continue until all three pieces are put back into their matching holes. You will not fall back asleep after you have climbed under your bed to grab that last puzzle piece! Nope, you can't unplug the darn thing to shut off the alarm: you need to complete the puzzle. (Thanks, gina)
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I love this lamp! The Mangekyo Rooms Sega Toys kaleidoscope($139) can be arranged to paint beautiful moving kaleidoscopes on your ceiling, walls, or floor. Using a combination of beads and the included discs you can create your own custom patterns.
The Jake's Custom Car Furniture($4,000+), they made very cool car furnitures(bed, couch...). The pink one is the 1960 Chevy Impala Bed. This one of a kind bed is painted pink with metal flake. It with working headlights and a hood that opens for bedding storage in engine compartment.
We wrote about the Extremis's Beehive Lounging. If you like it, you will consider the Corral Table and Bronco Stool. The Corral Table is made of molded polyethylene and you can get some light fixtures done in it to be turned into a colorfully eye catching piece of furniture. It looks pretty and fascinating in the night. It can hold 7 bronco stools. You can use it enjoy the drink with your friends.
The Oregon Scientific Projection Alarm Clocks($40) is cool that it can project the current time and alarm status on your ceiling or wall. It has modern design and with a futuristic, bright orange-on-black display. It features included a AM/FM radio model and snooze function. Or you can add $20 check out their RRM320PA($60), it add the atomic-clock synchronization and temperature display from 300 feet away. But the RRM320PA currently is out of stock. I love this clock.
PointClickHome has posted a gallery of the Gravity Defying Homes. Architecture that gives "living on the edge" a whole new meaning. The left pic is the Gangster House(Archangelsk, Russia), which is believed to be the world's tallest wooden house, soaring thirteen floors to reach 144 feet. The homeowner or gangster, Nikolai Sutyagin, had all intentions of finishing the construction but his dream went on hold when he got locked up behind bars for his third jail sentence. The right pic is Floating Castle (Ukraine), which is supported by a single cantilever, this mysterious levitating farm house belongs in a sci-fi flick.
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Who tall are you? Mirror(GBP 60; about $120) from the Suck. It is mirror show how tall you are compared to the famous people. It featuers more than 100 famous names for you to measure yourself against! With names as varied as Jennifer Lopez, Mother Teresa, David Hasslehoff and Gary Coleman, you will have hours of fun measuring your friends and family to see who matches who!
The award-winning Whirlpool centralpark connection($TBD), a refrigerator with an interchangeable plug-and-play platform, is the ideal solution for that bothersome kitchen clutter. You can add-on to the refrigerator include an iPod dock with stereo speakers, a photo display (the frame is wi-fi ready and features an 8" high-resolution LCD screen with a built-in card reader.), centralized family scheduling, a Tablet Computer or just a white dry-erase surface.
If you're in need of a wall mounted cabinet to lock your Laptop, check out this IKEA PS Laptop Workstation($40). It can store the laptop with the screen size up to 17", and open the door as a workstation. Features include an elastic strap keeps your laptop in place during charging. The lower compartment is for hidden, easy-access storage of modem, router and multiple sockets. Available in red or white color.
Wow! A modern sofa can be converted into a bunk beds. The Transformable Doc($5,950 ) is a comfortable sofa with fully removable covering that with a simple movement and no strain becomes a practical bunk bed. I love it! You can check out the web or at Resource Furniture, 969 Third Avenue (58th Street), (212) 753-2039.
If you want to camp use this Tepee - the Indian style tent? Crafted by Dave Ellis. The Tepee($2,200) is a simple solution for spending time outdoors with minimal impact on the surrounding landscape. It features provide proper ventilation, flame resistance and reinforced stress points. This floor also makes it easier to see where the poles should be placed when building the Tepee. The floor liner is not waterproof, which Ellis did on purpose since material that breathes won't kill the grass underneath. Made of flame-resistant canvas liner.
The Shearling Swan Chair($TBD) designed by Arne Jacobsen and designed in 1958?! I love this chair. It features iconic lounge chair with a aluminum swivel base, steel pedestal and black rubber toes. The interior of the shell is upholstered in curly lamb hair from New Zealand and the exterior is hand-sewn in a suede mocha from Edelman Leather. (luxury).
Never burn another steak or eat dry chicken again! The Instant-Read Pro LCD Thermometer Grill Fork($30) can display the instant-read grill fork displays the meat's internal temperature in 3 seconds and it's clever LCD cooking matrix tells you how cooked your food is (well, medium, medium rare, or rare) Coo! It features can quickly and accurately measures fish, beef, lamb, turkey, ham, and pork and has a back-lit LCD and a powerful built-in LED flashlight so you can actually see your food while you cook.
This project by French-Canadian Philippe Malouin, who has just graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven in the The Netherland. This project is fun! It is a multi function unit. The designer said: The average European flat ranges from 30 to 50 square meters. With The Unit, I wanted to comprise two rooms into one piece of furniture. Space has become such a luxury, therefore the furniture must be compact, accomplish a maximum amount of tasks. The unit is a kitchen, a table, a refrigerator and a bath tub. We also introduced his another project - hanger chair.
I love the Tetris games. Now you can play your Tetris-inspired bookshelves in your living room. The Tetrad Flat Shelving($1500/per 10 block) by bravespace design which is a modular shelving consisting of 10 separate blocks with wooden sides and colored metal backings. Blocks can be attached to one another, to the wall or left free floating for life-sized, living room game play.
If you bring your computer to the kitchen, see the online recipes when you are cooking? The Kitchen Sync concept packed a touch and washable screen in a dock. You can wirelessly download recipes and follow the links to buy necessary products and see tips online. The Kitchen Sync brings new web recipes together with the old-fashioned cook book, you can use it as a cook book. You also can take it into the kitchen with you as you cook and use it to watch cooking videos. Cool!
The green and smokeless candles. The Rechargeable Outdoor Candles($90) are made of silicone and contain an LED light bulb with a built-in micro chip that replicates a natural flickering candle light. On a full charge they will supply 10-12 hours of flickering light. I love them, looks real and pretty.
The Skew Bookcase modular shelving was designed by Simon Jarl and Martin Palsson of Konstfack University College of Arts. Consists identical modular components that are stacked facing alternate directions to create sloping shelves. To assemble it you just have to rotate parts and stacked the Skew bookshelf like a Lego toys.
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