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There's nothing like a bit of DIY to make you feel like a strong, independent person. That goes double if it involves bending sheet steel with your bare hands, and that's just what you have to do with this lamp.
The Vantage and DB9 are beautiful examples of automotive craftsmanship, but I've never really lusted over Aston Martin's creations until I discovered the car maker's line of office furniture. Including this desk which looks like it's doing 150 mph just sitting there.
Airports can be a daunting place to navigate, and trudging to your gate can be time consuming and exhausting. And since Segways are downright obnoxious, I like Gustavo Brenck's Gig Pack concept which straps a collapsible scooter to your backpack.
Wanna know who's got the most impressive web visuals we've seen in a while? It's a little site called Acko.net, written by Steven Wittens. Just head over there and slowly scroll down. You're looking into the web future. Here's how they did it. [Acko.net via Joel Johnson]
The last mouse I loved was the Apple Pro Mouse that I got at Steve Jobs's MacWorld NYC 2000 keynote. Black, encased in clear plastic, it glowed like the Terminator. The new Thermaltake Level 10 M Mouse is the Terminator.
I'm sad that this awesome expandable caravan is not real (yet). It's the only caravan I would consider towing with the 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS I don't have (yet). I imagine myself bringing it to the Valley of the Gods and waking up looking through that window.
While I like my home's wooden floor covered in Chinese, Persian and Turkish rugs, I'd love to exchange them all for digital interactive rugs like this. One of them full of swimming crocodiles. [Buzzfeed]
Many people have profited from the Titanic tragedy, but movies and touring exhibitions don't seem anywhere near as tacky as Romain Jerome's efforts. In addition to watches and pens, it's now releasing cufflinks made from metal recovered from the wreckage.
It turns out Apple's questionable rebuild of its 5th Avenue store wasn't in vain—the company now has the ability to make some pretty daring glass structures. Case in point: this French shop will be almost totally transparent.
Not that you watch porn, of course. Ahem. But I did want to call your attention to Vice magazine's SFW-ish round-up of the worst (read: BEST) home decor in the backgrounds of porn flicks. Amateur porn flicks, that is. No-one really lives in a house with a Swarovski-encrusted hot tub. But evidently they do watch Batman & Robin while going through their grim motions. [Vice]
These eyesores aren't going to take home any design awards for style. But I bet that physicists and other science types would love to have one in the office because they're created by extruding plastic with a super-sized magnet.
Whether you're at home or stuck in prison, dropping the soap in the shower is something you'll want to avoid altogether. So once again magnets have improved the human condition with this soap holder that ditches the rope.
Look, we've got enough problems as it is with walking corpses rising from the grave and trying to eat us. Last thing we need is someone crawling out of the ground a week after the fact just because they were really, really drunk. Our friends at Oobject have 12 of the best safety coffins money can buy.
Thanks Prada for once again completely befuddling me when it comes to high fashion. Because while I certainly love the designs of classic American automobiles, I would never have thought to apply their iconic spoilers and taillights to high-heeled shoes.
I'm sure whatever booth Robbie checked out at CES is great, but the best booth at CES didn't come from an ultrabook or smart TV manufactuer. Nope, it came from Audi. I am steadfast in my belief that it is BETTER. Like OMGHOLYSHITDONTEVENTRYTOARGUEWITHMEONTHISONE better. What makes it so great, exactly? Um, have you looked at the photos yet?