Sunday, December 20, 2009

Robots-Only Clubhouse!

"Enter" Recycled Rubber Doormat, by Kikkerland $30

Invite your guests to enter your home in the way they are most familiar with the word these days! This keyboard inspired doormat is a clever accent to the home of the technophile in your life. I imagine "en-ter" said in the most synthetic robot voice possible. Geekily wonderful!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Going Green Never Looked So Trendy

Double Walled Ceramic Coffee Cup, by Kikkerland $10

Instead of throwing out that Starbucks cup every day, use this ceramic version by Kikkerland. The silicone lid looks just like the plastic version, too! You could even swipe a stash of sleeves and everyone will think you are SO trendy. Only you will know you're being green. That is, unless you want to show off your cool new coffee cup, which I think is even trendier.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Burning Bright

Oyule Lightbulbs by Sergio Silva, via Unplggd $650 a set 
I have a set of oil candle globes with fiberglass wicks, but these lightbulbs are soo much cooler. Repurposing an electrical light-object as a flame light-object is a seriously awesome nod to the olden days. Go here to find out how to make a set yourself and save yourself $650.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Patience is a Virtue

Eko Stoplight by Damjan Stankovic, via Yanko Design 

Don't you hate it when you get to a rarely used traffic light, and it takes forever to change? Questions such as "Is this thing broken?", and "Does it even know I'm here?" are gone when sitting in front of one of these progress stoplights. Countdown clocks already exist in China, but this is true technological beauty. Plus, teenage boys everywhere will be able to practice their drag racing skills to perfection.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Nerd Decor: Tetris

Tetrad Mega Shelving by Brave Space Designs, at Bobby Berk Home $7,000 for 10 piece set

These shelves can provide endless hours of entertainment, rearranging, and configuring. At that price tag, however, I think a DIY set would be a great project for your helpful handyman.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Standout Outlet

TruePower UCS Power Outlets by FastMac, $9.95, via Unplggd

Charge your computer, use your printer, and charge two iPods at the same time. These outlets by FastMac will have you charged up and ready to go in no time, and are particularly handy when you're running short on free USB ports on your computer and you just have to hear that Backstreet Boys song that's been stuck in your head all day. You know the one.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Straight from the Garden

Soil Cutlery Set, designed by Vladimir Rachev

This cutlery set reminds us to think of where our food comes from. Not too hard to forget in the Midwest when you are surrounded by cornfields and beans, but those of you in the big cities, this is for you.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Mom Said Not to Use Your Teeth

Bobble Opener, by Kikkerland $6 Assorted Colors

This kooky bottle opener is sure to be a hit at your next party. Classy? Maybe not. Tons of fun? Yes. And it won't fall down, no matter how many drinks it's had, though it may be a little wobbly all night...

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Envelope Please...

What better to put mail in than an envelope? This modern, sleek mailbox is chic and whimsical at the same time. Made of marine grade steel, it will keep the front of your home looking good for a long, long time.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Travel Tech

Suspending your drink between the handles of your rolling luggage, the TUGO rotates so that your cup is always level. Now when you say "I wish I had an extra hand to hold my mocha latte frappuccino", you do.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Chesnuts Roasting

A-Fireplace Screen, by DesignedRealEstate. $699

If yours is a modern aesthetic, this fireplace screen will replace that old wrought iron beast from Christmases Past. A traditional toasty fire and this modern cool screen would be perfectly paired in an old factory loft turned hip home.