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Bus to Home Conversion

Jessie Lipskin wanted to combine her love of travel and homes into one, starting with a 1966 Greyhound Commuter Bus. She spent the next few years transforming it into her dream home on wheels. "I love DIY, however, I donít have experience with plumbing, electrical, carpentry needed for this project. The big challenge was that it was very different from working on a home that's fixed in one location. I constantly had to account for movement, on top of that the angles of the bus and slanted style windows made it challenging to design the best possible layout and curved woodworking. Levels were useless as the bus incline changes depending on location, it was all about calculating angles. This added a lot of time onto the project," Lipskin told Bored Panda. Continue reading for more pictures of the conversion process.

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Vornado FIT Personal Air Circulator

The Vornado FIT Personal Air Circulator Fan fits on your desk and is perfect for summer, all for $14.99, this weekend only. The bright, translucent base and blade add a fun pop of color - perfect to pep up a desk or dorm room. When storage is needed, the FIT folds up and stores away with ease. Product page. Continue reading for an unboxing video and more information.

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MIROR Alarm Clock

Photo credit: Magnus Skogsfjord

Many people already use their smartphones as alarm clocks, so it's only fitting that if they were to replace it with something more traditional, the device should have some modern twists. Introducing "MIROR," an alarm clock that adds wireless charging and NFC connectivity to display notification icons, such as missed calls, emails, messages, etc. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and information.

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Etekcity LED Lantern

Etekcity's Portable LED Lantern has four levels of brightness that can easily be adjusted, and you can get a 2-pack for $15.19, originally $36.99. Its 360° illumination LED light works perfect for camping, indoor and outdoor use. Pull out the lantern to full size, and collapse to control the light as well as store and take without occupy much space. Four magnets makes strong base to stick the lantern to any metallic surface in different angles and worry no longer about a steady source of light. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video, more pictures and information.

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Panasonic Flash Xpress Toaster

Panasonic's Flash Xpress Toaster Oven can make a grilled cheese sandwich in 2-minutes, and it's being offered for just $97.99 shipped after clipping the on-page coupon, today only, originally $139.95. With FlashXpress you never preheat. Just push ''on'' for instant, super-efficient heat from two quartz and ceramic elements for food cooked thoroughly inside and out. Cook settings and controls are easy to use and logically located on the oven''s stay-cool control panel. Six pre-set touch modes automatically calculate the perfect temperature and time for heating everything from toast to leftovers to frozen hash browns and pizza. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video and more information.

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GATE Shelves

Let's face it, there's no perfect bookshelf system that can be configured as needed, that is unless...you're talking about "GATE" by industrial designer Artem Zakharchenko. This shelf system consists of wooden bars that can be raised and lowered to fit a variety of items, whether it be wine glasses, a space for your pet to rest, or even a small desk. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Modular Kitchen Appliances

The problem with most refrigerators is that most have just enough functions to keep your food fresh, but if you want to add anything, it requires an entirely new unit. Introducing "Addition". This modular kitchen appliance system lets you add things as needed, such as an oven, wine rack, etc., all controlled with a touchscreen module. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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3D-Printed Concrete Houses

Photo credit: Houben / Van Mielo Architects

If Hanna-Barbera created a futuristic version of The Flinstones, the characters would probably live in these 3D-printed concrete houses. However, should that not happen, you will soon be able to find these structures in Eindhoven, which is south of the Netherlands, as part of an initiative called "Project Milestone" led by TU/e. Continue reading for another picture, a bonus video, and more information.

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Fun Wi-Fi Router

Most routers look boring, this one does not. Created by industrial designer Inyeop Baek, this whimsical Wi-Fi router breaks away from the conventional blocky shape, and imagines this piece of technology as a small factory. complete with smoke stacks. When not in use, or turned off, simply fold the antennas down, or keep them up to store a few extra pens. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Flophouze Shipping Container Hotel

Here's a first look at Flophouze Hotel, Flophouze Hotel, the first shipping container hotel in Texas, or Round Top to be exact. Each living is made from an old shipping container and furnished with salvaged goods, including reclaimed distillery timber and bowling alley floor countertops. You'll also find vintage rugs, a curated vinyl collection, and plenty of hammocks. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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