September 17, 2014

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This beautifully simple self-watering planter makes a lot of sense. Created by Boskke, the piece features an in-built reservoir and a “slo-flo” internal irrigation system that supplies plants with up to 4 weeks of moisture. The body of the pot is made of clear plastic, so you can witness the growing process. And also see when the water level is low. Neat. Available for purchase here.

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September 13, 2014

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– Brilliant (and perfect for blogs). Transform your website into an app in seconds.

– Argh, missed this Kickstarter… ButterUp knife. #wishlisted

– 7 pretty neat Netflix hacks.

If I was a smoker, I would totally buy this ashtray.

– A Molescine notebook, designed for Livescribe smart pens? Shut up and take my money.

– Saving a fat gopher. Hilarious.

– Lots of mind-blowing space photos here.

– Do you know how to take coffee naps properly? Read.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, everybody!

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If you’re tired of looking for your remote all the time, consider this – Kangaroo cushion from Objected Systems. One side of the cushion is equipped with beautiful wallet-like sleeve pockets. You can use them for your remotes, papers, magazines, notepads, you name it. A perfect way to keep everything, including your couch, organized.

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September 12, 2014

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Here is a simple and brilliant idea: instead of cumbersome and energy draining night lights, plugged into your outlets – how about an elegant discrete light, coming from the outlet itself. The SnapRays outlet cover by SnapPower has LED lights imbedded into its bottom edge. Two power extractors inside the cover snap around the electrical outlet receptacle making contact with the screws located on the side of the outlet to draw power. Simple and energy efficient! The light sensor detects when the light is needed and turns it on. Watch the video after the break to see the SnapRays in action. Available for purchase here.

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September 11, 2014

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Since we are on the subject of pet accessories, here is another cool item that caught my eye – Indiana Jones Cat Bridge. Designed by Portland, Oregon-based couple, Mike and Megan Wilson, the piece was first produced in a single edition for their own cats. As the demand grew, Mike and Megan extended their line of cat furniture and turned it into a full-time gig, called CatastrophiCreations. What I love about this particular item is that it utilizes a door frame. No matter how tiny the space is, everyone has a door…

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Petly is an automatic pet feeder, that makes a lot of sense for the busy urban folk. Designed by Japanese studio Rinn, Petly dispenses pet food at specified times, so your furry companion can have an independent meal schedule, no matter what life throughs at you. Good for your peace of mind and your apartment – the piece is minimalist enough to blend with any decor. Watch the video after the break for more details.

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September 10, 2014

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This cute and clever piece of furniture, called Dice, has been created by Japanese studio Torafu Architects. Resembling rolling of a dice, the piece reveals different sides and functions. Envisioned as children’s furniture that can grow with its owner, Dice starts its life as a little desk and chair for a toddler. It continues as a shelf or a stool with extra storage. Dice will be manufactured by furniture maker Tanseisha.

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September 9, 2014

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Wondering how to tame the constant overflow of small objects on your desk? The .Org Deskscape System by Seattle-based company Ladies & Gentlemen Studio appears to be a great solution for that. The set comes with 4 different components with each module designed be tiled together to create a tidy desk landscape that can be configured in various ways. The modularity of the system is especially useful if your desk space is limited. The pieces are constructed of solid wood, cork, and metal. Each module is crafted in small batches in the USA and finished with natural danish oil.

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Urban gardeners out there will appreciate this little product. Cynara by Italian studio Bulbo is a small adjustable light that enhances growth of your plants. Fitted with LED and incredibly energy-efficient (7 watt, as the router of the wifi), the lamp features a terracotta lampshade and an aluminum rode that can be placed directly into your planter. You can also hang Cynara over your plants via its cord. Simple and brilliant.

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September 8, 2014

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This miniature house in north London has made headlines for its whopping listing price – £275,000 (roughly $444.000). Described as a “one-bedroom terraced house” on the seller’s website, the tiny 188 square-foot home is just one room with a bedroom loft. Situated in a fashionable neighborhood of Barnsbury, the deal proves, that location is the key element in urban living. “It’s possibly the smallest house in the world,” said the agent. “It’s just been developed and put on the market. It’s a great crash pad for the area. It’s got everything a house would have and the space is cleverly used. There’s storage under the raised part of the living area, a patio out the front and a window. I’ve been to the property and it’s a really sweet house – it works.”

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