Indulgd Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:12:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 DIY Brackets Let You Turn Anything Flat into A Shelf or Table Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:57:26 +0000 floyd-shelf

The Floyd Leg system exploded onto the scene with their clever do-it-yourself bracket legs to make your own tables. The legs allow you to take boards, a game board, plastic sheeting, or other material and make a table with just a few twists of your hand. Floyd Leg has now taken the idea onto the wall. Their new wall-mounted brackets let you use reclaimed lumber, plastic, or any material you want, to create shelves on your wall. You can swap out the shelf for other found materials whenever the mood strikes with just a few more twists of your hands.

The Floyd Legs for tables come in 16″, 29.5″, and the Floyd Utility Set. The utility set adds cross bracing so you can make even larger tables. The Floyd Shelf System comes in one size. Both the legs and the shelf brackets come in a variety of colors with prices starting at just $85.



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Stay-brella: An Umbrella That Knows How to Stand In Place Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:11:56 +0000 stay-brella4

Umbrellas are an item you would think have hit the end of the innovation cycle. What else could possibly be changed? The designers at Nendo wondered the same thing, and then came up with a clever innovation. What is the most frustrating thing about your current umbrella, besides the wind? Finding a place to stand up your umbrella might lead the list. The Stay-brella fixes the problem by adding a stand right on the handle, and it even helps you have better control while using your umbrella. The Stay-brella foot works just as well to hang your umbrella off the edge of a table, a counter, or from the mantle by your fireplace.

Is this enough of an innovation to change your purchasing decision, or are  you still holding out for a force field umbrella?




Via HiConsumption and Nendo

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Reusable Water Bottle You Can Twist Open In The Middle To Clean Tue, 16 Dec 2014 19:55:00 +0000 reusable-bottle1

Have you ever stopped and looked inside your current reusable drink or water bottle? It will probably scare you. Those black streaks may not be remnant of tea or coffee, that could be some nasty stuff growing inside your bottle. What are you supposed to do about that stink stuff when you cannot get the dishwasher  to clean it, or get your dishcloth inside? The ALEX Bottle solves the problem with a twist in half design. The bottle splits into two section with a twist of your wrists so it can be washed thoroughly by hand or in your dishwasher. The design adds one more important feature. You can stack the two halves to cut the size of your water bottle in half for storage.

The Alex Bottle provides one more feature you are going to love. You can combine different halves to create your own personal colorways. The Alex Bottle is being funded on Kickstarter, where you can order you color of choice for just $26.


Via Core77 and Kickstarter

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20 Daily Habits To Make You Happy and Successful in 2015 Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:07:34 +0000 happy-successful-habits

The end of the year is racing towards us, and it is time for us all to start thinking about how we can turn next year into something amazing. Here is a list of 20 daily habits you can begin to adopt right now, which will help to transform your life with increased success and happiness. You probably know many of these, but how many do you remember to do? Let’s get started.

1. The Gratitude Effect

Take a few minutes every morning and night to reflect on all the things you have to be grateful for. Make everyday a day of giving thanks for all of the blessings in your life, even if they are small. Focusing on gratitude helps bring more things to be grateful for into  your life.

2. Write About It

Those dreams and goals need to be nourished daily. The best way to uncover ways to achieve your goals and to increase you motivation is to keep a journal, or diary, so you can jot down all of those little thoughts and ideas that pop into your head.

3. Get Rid of It

Eliminate distractions and unused things from your life. If you want to achieve your big goals, you may need to give up a few other activities. If you want to have new things in your life, you may need to toss out  the old first. Open your life to new possibilities by tossing out the things that don’t mesh with your goals and dreams.

4. Invest It, Don’t Waste It

It is tempting to celebrate every little financial success, but if you choose to reinvest in yourself instead, you multiply your success. Learn to save and spend wisely by investing in your future, not just one more beer.

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Michelin’s Airless Tires Exist And Will Change Everything Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:10:51 +0000 michelin-airless-tire

Michelin Tweel

Small sized airless tires have existed for years, but now airless technology is starting to grow up with the release of the Michelin X Tweel line. The X Tweel is an airless radial tire that is currently being released for skid steer loaders, zero turn mowers, and other industrial applications. So, why are we so excited? The technology that is being tested in industry brings hope that airless tires are just around the corner for passenger cars, too. Airless technology reduces maintenance costs and virtually eliminates flat tires.

Imagine never needing to worry if your tires are over inflated or under inflated as the temperature changes. The technology promises to improve fuel efficiency worldwide as under inflated tires become a thing of the past.

The Michelin Tweel in action:

Here they are again in action:

Via Gizmodo and Michelin X Tweel

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Tiffany Train Car Turns Commuting By Train Better Than First Class Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:21:37 +0000 tiffany-train

Tiffany & Company are renowned for their creations of class and style. Picture what would happen if you unleashed their creative minds to create a railway car unlike any other. It has happened. Tiffany created a luscious railway car featuring a beautiful solid wood floor, golden framed windows, startling white walls, and overall grandeur. Can you get a ride in this car? Only on your own two feet. The Tiffany T-Train car was created as a showpiece for the Dia:Chelsea Gallery in New York City. The car is built from plywood and then finished in extraordinary detail. The exhibit includes a Tiffany park bench for you to await your ride. A conductor stays outside the exhibit to direct the traffic.

This amazing car may never touch the subway or train rails of New York City, but it will redefine what is possible in a railway car.



Via Adweek

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The Dirtiest Things In Your House: A Frightening Comparison To Your Toilet Seat Thu, 11 Dec 2014 21:48:27 +0000 dirty

You may want to grab your bottle of Clorox Bleach, some disinfectant soap, and a bottle of mouthwash before you watch this video. BuzzFeedBlue saw a scientific report showing the average toilet seat has 50 bacteria per square inch, but how does that compare to other things in your house? After you see this video, you are more likely to kiss your toilet seat than eat that salad you just chopped up on your favorite cutting board. You kitchen cutting board can have up to 200 times more fecal bacteria than your toilet seat. (Yes, fecal does equal poop.) The keyboard you just used could have up to 400 times the bacteria as the toilet in your office. Your toothbrush can have over 200,000 times more bacteria than a square inch of toilet seat.




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Wood Tables Inlaid With Glow-In-The-Dark Resin Look Fantastic In The Dark Wed, 10 Dec 2014 18:13:38 +0000 glow-2

Mike Warren saw Mat Brown’s method of building wood shelves inlaid with glow-in-the-dark resin and came up with an idea to create something a little bigger. Mike Warren decided to take some pecky cypress lumber and create a table that glows-in-the-dark. Mike created a tutorial video that shows you how he built the table. He filled in the voids in his cypress lumber with a clear casting resin mixed with a photo-luminescent powder.

The table takes looks very ordinary during daylight, but when the lights go out, the table lights up with a beautiful blue glow that beckons you to sit down and enjoy some time with friends. Watch this fascinating video and see exactly how Mike made his Glow Table.



Via This Is Colossal / Mike Warren on Instructables and special thanks to Mat Brown and Mike Warren

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Ocean Spiral Is The Underwater City of Future Tue, 09 Dec 2014 19:06:25 +0000 underwater metropolis

Stories of Atlantis fill books of mythology, but now the dream of a true underwater city could become reality. Shimizu Corporation is designing an underwater city in the form of a submerged floating dome. The dome would have all of the amenities of life on land, and a lot of features we can only dream about. The city would be attached to the bottom of the ocean using a 9-mile long helical structure that helps to harvest methane, create power using seawater temperature differences, and even use the hydraulic force of the ocean to produce fresh water for residents.

The project is estimated to cost $25 billion, with hopes for construction to start as soon as 2025 with a completion date in 2030.



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16 Signs You Love Food More Than People And Can Admit It Tue, 09 Dec 2014 14:50:51 +0000 love-food-more-than-people


Are you a food lover? We are not talking about a passing love affair with food, but a raving passion for it. Here are 17 signs that you may love food more than the people in your life.

1. When your friends brag Zumba or Crossfit, you ask if there are any good restaurants near it.

2. When you notice your roommates starting to cook, you set the table, then sit down to wait, even if you were not invited.

3. You spend more time thinking about food a the singles bar than checking out all the hot bodies.

4. Google suggests recipe sites and restaurants for every search you enter. Yup…

5. You know the pizza delivery by name and plan to give him a Christmas card.

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