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The world needs another iPod / iPhone dock like it needs another billion gallons of oil floating around in the Atlantic, but there's something eerily seductive about Finite Elemente's latest piece. The Hohrizontal 51 is no average dock, and in our estimation, it's a design element first and Apple a...

May 3rd 2010 at 11:07am 0 Comments
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iMac or Cinema Display owners with limited desktop space have a new way of keeping Time Machine hard disks, USB hubs, and other space hogs off the desk and out of the way. Twelve South, a Mac-only accessory design house located in Charleston, South Carolina, has just introduced the BackPack (US$29....

August 12th 2009 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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You know the deal -- unless you buy some $50,000 loudspeaker, chances are you'll be doing your best to hide those front towers in the corner. Designers Witek Stefaniak and Anielka Zdanowicz from Poland have a better idea, and it has come to life (or to render, anyway) as the soundshelf. Put simply,...

February 19th 2009 at 10:18pm 0 Comments
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The best thing about this homemade Tetris shelf unit? You don't have to build it out of whatever pieces randomly fall out of the sky. The second best thing? It holds your stuff. Well, not your stuff-- not until you decide to follow the tutorial on Instructables and build your own set.We love gamer...

May 30th 2007 at 7:10pm 0 Comments
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Tired of dark, dour DVD/game shelves looming over the sparkling purity of your Wii? This Wii-themed stand may be the answer you've been looking for. The white mini-tower holds twelve game, but is stackable, so that as you acquire more Wii games, you can just add another shelf. Genius! Now we just ne...

February 1st 2007 at 7:55pm 0 Comments
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What could be more frightening than an uninvited shopping cart following you around with the Jaws theme song looping in your head? How about RFID-enabled shelves that peer into every decision you do (or don't) make while shopping for gifts, gadgets, or everyday necessities? Japanese outfits DNP, Ta...

September 17th 2006 at 3:02pm 0 Comments
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Remember that Shiira v2 beta preview that delusions of grandeur had at the end of July? Well instead of simply reading about it, now you can take your own copy for a spin, as a public, localized beta has been released. Shiira, if you haven't been following the coverage as of late, is an open source...

August 6th 2006 at 6:15pm 0 Comments
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Need a way to spruce up the house, but don't quite have the coin for your very own talking mirror? Chris Owens, a design student at North Carolina State University, has crafted the perfect conversation piece using a common household item and LED lighting. While this was engineered for an assignment...

July 24th 2006 at 3:31am 0 Comments
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Mmmm sake, nectar of the gods; if it wasn't for our interns being constantly embalmed in the stuff we might have seen the merits of slathering it onto our speaker cones -- no, really. In an apparent moment of clarity, JVC has seen fit to do just that with their new compact EX-A10 "home theate...

May 2nd 2006 at 8:20am 0 Comments