With home prices continue to soar, architects like Fernando Abellanas, are looking for unconventional living spaces that may not look pretty, but definitely work. Called the "Underpass Studio," this living space located beneath a busy highway in Valencia, Spain, consists of a wooden platform that hangs by a steel frame that grips the bridge's concrete lip. A hand crank allows you to move the platform from side to side, directly under the bridge to the column where the living space is. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
These images may look like scenes from an upcoming science fiction movie, or even an Apple Store, but they're actually of a minimalist seaside home in Japan. The stark white residence has rooms arranged in linear to offer unobstructed views of the terrace, pool, and ocean. Its twisting staircase is illuminated from above by diffused light, while the street-facing side keeps things simple as just a white wall. Continue reading for more pictures.
The Squeeze toothbrush looks normal at first, but it's designed to extract every last ounce of toothpaste from the tube, thanks to its peg-like base. Simply insert the tube into its base, and you're ready to roll everything out. It comes in two parts, so you're able to retain the base while replacing the bristles every few months, or whenever necessary. Continue reading for more pictures.
Samsung's SmartThings Hub connects all of the different smart devices around your home so you can remotely control your home's security, energy usage, lighting, and more, all for $49.99 shipped, today only, originally $99.99. Designed to be the heart of your smart home, the Samsung SmartThings Hub connects wirelessly to hundreds of compatible smart devices, so you can monitor, manage, and secure your home from anywhere. Simply pair other Samsung SmartThings devices with the Hub and enjoy full control and customization of all your devices via the free Samsung SmartThings app. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video and more information.
Your eyes aren't deceiving you, this is an actual floating cloud, but it's more than meets the eye. This device is actually a levitating lamp, complete with rotational movement and sound-reactive LED lights that flash to the beat of music in four different styles. Best of all, it can still be charged while in the air. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Building a home or temporary structure by hand can be quite time consuming to say the least, but Ten Fold Engineering has the perfect solution. These self-deploying buildings looks like shipping containers at first, but they can pop up in a matter of minutes. That's right, at the push of a button, the rooms fold out like an accordion using a counterbalance system. Once fully deployed, its parts only need to be secured with an electric drill. Each one measures approximately 689-square-feet, and can be used for a host of things. Prices start at $129,330. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of someone breaking into a locked 30-year-old safe.
Unlike other outlets, the Swidget Smart Outlet consists of two elements, the outlet itself and inserts. Many inserts can be used on their own, like a nightlight or USB charger, or they can be connected to a number of systems via WiFi, Z-Wave or ZigBee protocols. Alternatively, you can start your smart home automation with Swidget, and choose whatever platform you'd like to use in your home. The plug-and-play system is also compatible with most intelligent personal assistants, such as Alexa, Siri, Google, etc. Continue reading for a hands-on video and the Kickstarter page.
Most tiny homes have enough space for up to 4 people, but the Escape Traveler XL Limited offers two bedrooms spanning 344-square-feet. Thanks to solar panels, battery storage and composting toilets, it can go completely off the grid. Other features include: a sofa bed, pop-up TV, Blu-ray player, kitchenette, bathroom with 5-foot-long tub / shower, toilet, cabinet, and an optional washer/dryer. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
At first glance, this may look like a scene from The Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit, but it's a real home, built by Nigel Kirkwood. Believe it or not, this living space was not inspired by movies, but rather his fascination with the natural sustainability of tunnels after working in the mining industry for 25-years. It's located in Quindalup, Western Australia, and the home is buried under almost 1,000 tons of soil. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Priced from $125K, Kodasema's Koda House looks like a concrete box, but it's actually a tiny living space that can easily be moved anywhere. One side is made primarily from glass to ensure plenty of natural light during the day, while inside the 326-square-foot home, you'll find a full bathroom, laundry room, as well as a loft-style bedroom space. Continue reading for a full video walkthrough, more pictures, and information.