The staircase in London architect Alex Michaelis has what all staircases should have: a built-in slide. His kids wanted a slide with the staircase, and he built them one. Every house should have a slide!
Our robotic future is quite close; it is expected that HAL will soon put its Cybernatic Bodysuit into mass production. All that superstrength is going to cost you about $4,200. It’s going to be a lot more useful to people with movement disabilities.
Thomas built an awesome iPod charger using a steam engine and a 5V regulator circuit. It has circuit protection to protect the device from any spikes, and it looks way too cooler than any iPod charger I’ve ever seen.
Figs & Ginger have handcrafted jewelry made of 50% recycled sterling, and well, it’s all full of cute-little animals. It all looks good, it’s cool and it’s green. Totally worth a look if you’re interested in enviro-jewelry.
Morfojet Armchair is about all cool as it gets. Designer Gianni Pedone displayed his jet turbine inspired armchair at the Milan Design Week, and he has added a bit of functions to go with the design. It has a built-in CD player with speakers and an AUX input to plug mp3 players. It’s only a concept for now, but with those looks, the chair is not going to be short of buyers if it is ever produced.
The Skull a Day T-Shirt is geeky in a very geeky sort of way. The tee has a skull shape on the front, and it has been constructed out of keyboard keys. A very unique design as it is, it walks on the thin line between unique and weird. Designed by Noah Scallin, the T-shirt sells for $19.97.
Nintendo has plans to kick off a video on demand service for the Wii and DS. Company boss Satoru Iwata says will be able to download videos on the Wii, and transfer them to the DS as well. Nintendo, though plans to make the service more “Nintendo-like” rather than offering what’s already on offer. Sounds interesting, and hopefully, they will deliver on the promise.
A Bentley Arnage dispensing vending machine isn’t even close to being the average-joe vendor. It’s probably the location at the luxury hotel Mondrian South Beach that makes it so much different than others of its species. The machine offers things ranging from a toothbrush to a Bentley Arnage, and even Real Estate. For objects like cars and real estate that the machine can’t actually dispense, the user is given a card that can be exchanged at the front desk.
The Olympus Defence Mecha made by Mark Neumann looks like an arachnid badass enough to scare enemies out of their wits. And it’s not just the frightening shape, it has some flashy weapons too.