Instead of reaching for a traditional cold, plastic dimmer switch, imagine adjusting your lights with just a touch of soft, inviting fabric. A simple tap of the tufted textile sensor turns on, off or dims the lights.

 

ESSENTIAL™ Wall Dimmers transform a purely mechanical task into an intriguing sensual experience and add a beautiful touch of contemporary design to an otherwise plain wall.

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LED Art Fan

June 12, 2007

With 42 LEDs mounted on the blades, the LED Art Fan spins and create images. With 5 megs of memory, it holds up to 128 individual frames. You can animate, spin, slide, flash and dissolve to your heart’s delight. All the while, enjoying the cool breeze from a chromed-up art-deco desktop fan.
Show off your favorite anime using the included software. Import animated GIF files, or draw your own frames. If you’ve got a logo you want to display, have at it!The LED Art fan works with Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

Wow, imagine installing this fan at Kopi Tiams playing Coke and Tiger logos and advertisings… sponsored by them of course…

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The Liika ironing board utilizes suction cups which allow it to be attached to any non porous surface. This eliminates legs which can be knocked over and it also allows the device to be attached to a height level which is comfortable to the user, eliminating strain. The articulating arms, which rotate and pivot, offer a large range of motion allowing the Liika to conform to almost any household area, such as counter tops, windows and walls.

Now that I think about, the ironing board was never redesigned much before… it must be so boring that human kind forgot about the existence of such a product.

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Load-ding

April 23, 2007

The Load-ding, it acts as a hammock to keep your small electronics from falling to their death while hanging from oddly-placed outlets and charging. Simple.

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Cube Timer

April 11, 2007

It’s preset for 5, 15, 30, and 60 minutes. To activate, simply turn the cube so the time you want is facing up. Alarm beeps when the time is up. No buttons to press, no dials to set! The numbers are easily readable. Great for timing cooking, phone calls, meetings, exercise-even a quick power nap!
It’s confusing because I am currently seeing 2 facing up…. but a very nice product.

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Pollen Removal Booth

April 7, 2007

In the land of the rising sun, germs are a concern. That’s why this USD15,900 “air shower” actually exists there, forcing despondent salarymen to subject themselves to a crazy wind tunnel that sucks the pollen and germs out of hiding in their various creases and crevasses before they enter an office building.

They used to just eat sushi for long life…

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Henry Air Purifier

March 17, 2007

 

Swizz Style Henry Air Purifier features an automatic shut-off, stands just over 50″ tall, makes very little noise and is available in white metallic or black metallic.”. It has a modern five stage filter that stops all unwanted particles from getting through…

I don’t know what a five stage filter does but it looks nice and not look like most purifiers…

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Radiator Sculpture

February 17, 2007

Gone are the days when radiators must look like intestines… Now can can look like works of art on the wall and the switch is also nicely made to look like part of the whole.

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A la carte

January 28, 2007

A portable kitchen… roll it to your room, set it up, plug in the the hose and power sockets and you are ready… these wonderful germans… but its a bit ancient with the wood grain, plywood, black veneer and big curves…

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Look… A humidifier that doesn’t look like a airconditioner… Thats where real design makes a difference. Understated, takes up minimal floor space, and blows vapor up and around so that it moisturizes the whole room–not just your feet. The 2L tank will humidify your room for up to 20 hours, and there’s a built-in air purifier too.

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