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Category: Design

This Robotic Spider Lamp Is Ready to Weave Its Web of Light

This Robotic Spider Lamp Is Ready to Weave Its Web of Light
Presumably inspired by my nightmares, the Mecrob Spider Table Lamp is a metal robot spider that comes in kit form. The spider features an abdomen full of fairy lights and four spotlight-style eye lights for illuminating whatever mad scientist project you’re currently working on.

Google Japan Makes 5-Foot Long Keyboard with All Its Keys in a Single Row

Google Japan Makes 5-Foot Long Keyboard with All Its Keys in a Single Row
Because when it comes to computing, there’s always room for unimprovement, Google Japan has created a 5.4-foot long keyboard with all the keys in a single row. Presumably inspired by the dancing piano keyboard scene from Big, its creators say the keyboard prevents having to look in every direction for the key you need since it can only be left or right and not up or down.

Auto-Tracking Desk Lamp: Luxo Jr., is That You?

Auto-Tracking Desk Lamp: Luxo Jr., is That You?
Because who can be bothered to manually adjust their desk lamp (what are we, peasants?), the Werobot Pino Lamp on Kickstarter is an intelligent robotic auto-tracking lamp that can follow book pages, your face, or certain colors to ensure they’re always well illuminated.

Dodecahedron Cat Litter Box: for Polyhedral Pooping

Dodecahedron Cat Litter Box: for Polyhedral Pooping
Litter boxes: they’re generally unattractive. Plus, they smell. That’s two strikes against them already. Looking to change that, the Pet Object Litter Box on Kickstarter is a cat litter box in the shape of a dodecahedron to compliment the rest of your tasteful geometric home decor.

7-Eleven Crocs: Convenience Store Colab

7-Eleven Crocs: Convenience Store Colab
Multi-national convenience store giant 7-Eleven has teamed up with Crocs to produce a line of branded footwear sporting the store’s iconic (but not necessarily tasteful) orange, red, and green logo colors. Those…wow, those are really something.

Student Develops Dissolving Ramen Noodle Packaging to Reduce Plastic Waste

Student Develops Dissolving Ramen Noodle Packaging to Reduce Plastic Waste
London-based Ravensbourne University student Holly Grounds has developed ramen noodle packaging that dissolves in hot water in order to help cut down on plastic waste. That’s a great idea! Also, I wonder if her parents had any idea they were *this close* to naming their daughter Holy Grounds.

SNB2: Sticky Note Bot 2, A Modular Desktop Organization Robot

SNB2: Sticky Note Bot 2, A Modular Desktop Organization Robot
Designed and sold by 3D printing shop Thin-Air 3D, the Sticky Note Bot 2 (SNB2 for short) is a modular desktop organizer in the stylish form factor of a little robot. Now, if only it could do some of my actual work for me instead of just sitting there holding paper and pencils.

The Entropy Chair Looks Entirely Chaotic

The Entropy Chair Looks Entirely Chaotic
Presumably inspired by the tangle of cords under my desk, the Entropy Chair created by Phillips’ Collection doesn’t look like a chair at all, just a cube of randomly strung wires. Those wires have actually been carefully placed to create a seat.

Glow-in-the-Dark Highway Paint for Safer Night Driving

Glow-in-the-Dark Highway Paint for Safer Night Driving
Australian road marking company Tarmac Linemarking teamed up with firms OmniGrip and Vic Roads to develop a new glow-in-the-dark highway paint that can be used to mark road lines that will glow after the sun goes down.

Human Body and Skeleton Shaped Fishing Lures

Human Body and Skeleton Shaped Fishing Lures
Presumably designed to allow fish to exact their revenge on humans for countless fish fries and polluting their waterways, David Maher of Citizen Bones Fishing Co has created a line of Humanoid and Skeletal Fishing Lures.

Coffin Office Chairs: Perfect for Your Dead End Job

Coffin Office Chairs: Perfect for Your Dead End Job
Presumably created as a powerful social commentary on how we’re killing ourselves at work, these office chairs were designed to resemble coffins. They do not look comfortable. Still, being uncomfortable is a small price to pay for looking cool when you’re attending the annual vampire conference.

Washable Star Wars Area Rugs: May the Floors Be with You

Washable Star Wars Area Rugs: May the Floors Be with You
Officially licensed and crafted by maker of machine-washable floor rugs Ruggable, this collection of Star Wars-themed area rugs are just the thing you need to let guests know you haven’t missed a single opportunity to include a Star Wars theme anywhere in your house.

Building and Riding a 297-Pound Bike Made Entirely Out of Concrete

Building and Riding a 297-Pound Bike Made Entirely Out of Concrete
Apparently firm believers that no ideas are bad ideas, the YouTube channel Play To DIY constructed a bicycle almost entirely out of concrete. The behemoth bike weighs an incredible 134.5 kg (~296 lb), and actually balances and rides pretty smoothly, all things considered.

Millenium Falcon Wireless Charger: Charge Your Phone In Parsecs

Millenium Falcon Wireless Charger: Charge Your Phone In Parsecs
Modeled after Han Solo’s infamous flying bucket of bolts, the Geeknet Star Wars Millennium Falcon Wireless Charger (on sale for $26 at GameStop) is a wireless fast charger capable of juicing up any device with wireless charging capabilities (including Samsung and Apple phones).

$15,000 Diamond Encrusted Apple Watch Case Is The World’s Most Expensive

$15,000 Diamond Encrusted Apple Watch Case Is The World’s Most Expensive
Because “How can we add diamonds?” is the thought on many jewelry designer’s minds, Golden Concept of Sweden has created the Golden Concept Diamond Edition, the world’s most expensive Apple Watch case. The case features 443 diamonds totaling over 4 carats set in a single block of titanium.

Own Your Own Giant 44″ LED Wall Clock

Own Your Own Giant 44″ LED Wall Clock
Seen in school gymnasiums the world over, this giant digital wall clock is the perfect addition to an aging parent’s home to accompany their large-button television remote and home telephone. Available from CreativeClock and BigTimeClocks (and I thought you had to be a public school system to buy these!),