Melissa Christie's screen-printed zombie sheet set is sadly no longer in the stream of commerce, but it's a very nice -- and well-executed -- idea.
I never sleep alone
(via Crazy Abalone)
Roxy Russel's jellyfish lighting fixtures are a treat. They're made from transparent mylar, and run about $425 each.
If Sotirios Papadopoulos's "Full Moon" credenza is half as cool in real life as it is in this rendering, well, it'll be pretty cool. This'd be a fun remake/refurb project for junk-shop furniture:
A striking credenza, with a photo-realistic, luminous image of the moon printed on its surface.
Coated with ELI (Eco Light Inside), an eco-friendly material developed by the designer, which creates a realistic, glowing effect when the lights go out.
LIMITED EDITION* / Furniture / Full Moon
A pair of sofas from Cao Hui's "Visual Temperature" series hint at a kind of biological secret life of soft furnishings.
Visual Temperature — Sofa
Visual Temperature — Sofa No.2
(via Richard Kadrey)
I'm pretty taken with the idea of the Flexy Cord, which crosses Slinky with an extension cord. Clever idea!
Flexy Cord Heavy Duty Coiled Extension Cord Multi-pak
(via Red Ferret)
For a truly old-school Hannukah, you couldn't do better than to pick up one of these fused-glass trilobite menorahs, made by Etsy seller Trilobiteglassworks (who, delightfully, produces every conceivable variation on the themes of glass and trilobites).
Fused Glass Trilobite Menorah Made to Order
PeteJ sends in "a steampunk desk lamp I built, the valve is also the on/off switch." That's a hell of a switch.
Neulant van Exel's Floppy Table is made from rolled steel, and its dust-guard slides aside to reveal a cavity for storing your TV remote. No pricing info, so I assume this is one of those, "If you have you ask, you can't afford it" deals.
Hot-rolled steel (welded)
Stainless steel (welded)
27.56" width x 25.59" height x 17.72" depth
70cm width x 45cm height x 65cm depth
The Combat Kitchenware Kickstarter has set out to create sword-handled skillets. At $27 you get a handle you can stick on your own pans, $45 gets you a sword-handled teflon skillet. It's from James Brown, who runs Morlock Enterprises, which makes a wide variety of cool nerdstuff, so I've got a reasonable degree of confidence that backers will get their premiums -- though, of course, making a pan that works for long-term cookery is a pretty specialized endeavor.
All of the parts are carefully manufactured by the fine people of Morlock Enterprises (if you consider subterranean cannibalistic evolutionary offshoots of humanity people). Milled and cast in the USA, by us.
All steps of production will be managed by us in our shop in Herndon, VA. Our machine shop is set and ready to handle a job of this magnitude. We just need the funding to jumpstart production. Everyone here takes great pride in having our geeky hands on all parts of the project directly, from design to production.
One pan is easy. However, enough pans to indulge the epic needs of our fellow culinary warriors takes a bit more. To that end, I am hoping to use this kickstarter to help fund the molding and tooling to make this project a reality, and get this epic culinary craziness into as many hands as possible.
It is my fervent hope that this is but the vanguard of a host of epic culinary implements.
Perpetual Kid sells a $4.50 cartoon vampire ketchup-bottle lid called "Count Ketchup Spread." Affix it and squeeze the bottle, and the ketchup drips out of his fangs. There's also a mustard version: it's an alien head that oozes mustard out of its mouth. Barfstard!
Our hard plastic Count Ketchup Spread Head is a universal cap size that fits most standard upright ketchup bottles and measures 1.75 inches long x 2.5 inches wide x 1 inch deep. To keep your condiments fresh and to prevent contamination, use the original cap for storage.
COUNT KETCHUP SPREAD HEAD
(Thanks, Fipi Lele!)
Francesco sez, "In my blog on Wired.it I posted a new series of wonderful 'manga inspired' plates created by the Japanese designer Mika Tsutai.
Positioning the food in the right way Geek Chefs can tell a story or almost make the food more fun!
Each plate costs 2980 Yen and for now is available only in Japanese design stores."
La cucina invasa dai manga!!
Everything About Secret Bookcase Doors is a Tumblr that does exactly what it says on the tin. This is pure awesome. Image here from Stashvault
Everything About Secret Bookcase Doors
Cocoon Tree is a 60kg hanging tree-fort. You can gang up multiple, special-purpose cocoons (bathroom, bedroom, dining room) to build a little treetop house, with a safety net beneath. Each cocoon is supported by six guy-wires rated to 1.6 tons each, and is framed in aluminum.
COCOON TREE - dormir dans les arbres (warning: autoplays [terrible] music)
I don't know what's more tragic: that I missed out on the chance to bid on this skeletal rocking chair, or that I didn't think to search for its like when we were shopping for a nursing chair after my daughter was born.
RUSSIAN STYLE CARVED WOOD SKELETON ROCKING CHAIR
Guangzhou's Utopia Design created this Fibonacci Cabinet, whose drawers are scaled according to ratios from the Fibonacci sequence.
Fibonacci Cabint - 乌托邦建筑设计 - UTOPIA ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN: