Furniture makers Varier are offering space-age Zen goodness in the form of the limited edition Gravity Balans recliner. Varier claims that the Gravity Balans’ fully reclined position is “probably the closest you will get to zero gravity”, because in it one ends up in a position where the feet are higher than the heart.
Rhodri Armour, a PhD student from the University of Bath, has invented a robot that he hopes will be a model for future space exploration and land surveying robots. Called the Jollbot, it’s a spherical robot that rolls over smooth terrain and jumps “like a grasshopper” when it encounters obstacles.
“Houston, we have a problem.”
Eagle this is Houston, what’s poppin? Over?
“Yeah, so.. I float over to where the cooler’s supposed to be, but in it’s place there’s this…I’m looking at this machine labeled “Urine Recycler”.
Looking like something that David Bowie might have worn during while wearing a skin-tight silver jumpsuit during his Space Oddity / Starman phase, the latest digital watch from Diesel definitely makes a bold statement (if you happen to be a 1970s glam rocker).
Bring a space creature wherever you go with this pocket projector which shines a little green alien on any wall.
Handmade by Australian gadget builder RareBeasts, the battery-operated projector uses a super-bright green LED and a delicate wooden screen through which the light is shines.
With a name like U27, this all-in-one desktop audio system may sound like some sort of old German submarine, but its looks are clearly inspired more by Apollo 13 than by Das Boot.
The system combines both an MP3 player and a compact speaker system in a single conical device.
Here’s a wacky mobile phone out of China that looks like it’s ready to lift off into orbit.
The Shenzhou VII rocket phone conjures up images of 1950s science fiction with its orange spaceship design. While it is definitely different, the shape isn’t particularly practical.
Is it just me, or have alien life forms abducted the workers in speaker factories lately? In recent days, I’ve come across some otherworldly radial speakers, dramatic communication towers, and even some that look like the aliens themselves.
Bring the solar system into your living room with these floating lights from Japan’s TakaraTomy.
These Fuwarito lamps look like the earth and the moon, but are just simple helium-filled mylar balloons with an LED built into the bottom.
For the low, low price of just $250,000 you can have your very own jet pack that you can strap onto your back.
The TAM Rocket Belt is a complete rocket pack system which is custom fitted to the exact specifications of the pilot.
Here’s another interesting clock brought to us by Japanese online retailer Rakuten. This space-inspired table clock mimics planets in orbit to tell time.
If you can make out the cryptic diagrams above, little metal planets orbit a larger central planet at the middle of the “universe.”
NASA is thinking about a new technology to save the lives of astronauts if something goes wrong at launch time. The proposed new emergency escape system is actually based on those vertical drop roller-coasters that have popped up at amusement parks around the country.
A French-Canadian artist is working on a plan to launch a gigantic banana-shaped blimp into orbit above the state of Texas.
The project proposes a 300-meter, helium filled banana floated skywards, to hover over the Lone Star state.
Renowned design shop LEXON has introduced their latest radio design, featuring looks inspired by the Apollo space capsule.
The appropriately named Apollo 2 digital AM/FM radio comes in a retro-modern package that would make NASA proud.