Matt Thompson, a professional woodworker from Michigan, is known for his wacky creations, including a beer-dispensing Adirondack chair, but his latest project may be the most unique of all. Simply put, it’s a wooden Rube-Goldberg-inspired chair that not only massages the back, but can even pour you a glass of wine. For those who don’t know what a Rube-Goldberg machine is, it’s basically one designed to perform a simple task in an indirect and overly complicated way. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Johnson Furniture may not be the first to create expanding tables, but they most certainly refined the idea. George was inspired by the work of Robert Jupe, who made the first expanding circular dining tables some time during the 1830’s. He’s created a table where the expansion leaves are stored within the body of the table, and rise up automatically as it rotates. Read more for a video of one of them in-action.
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Let’s face it, IKEA, a Swedish-founded company that designs and sells ready-to-assemble furniture, kitchen appliances and home accessories, may be the most popular for DIY home accessories, but the pieces are not the easiest to build. For example, you may need dozens of different types of screws, but since they’re all packaged together, it’s easy to lose a few along the way. One Reddit user found a company that separated all of the parts into individual steps. Read more for another picture and additional information.
Designer Kenneth Cobonpue teamed with Lucasfilm LTD to create a Star Wars-inspired furniture line that just might be the geekiest yet. You’ll find everything from an Imperial TIE Fighter Wings Easy Armchair Imperial TIE Fighter Wings End Tables, a Darth Sidious Easy Arm Chair, a Chewie Rocking Stool, hanging / floor Jedi Lamps and a Darth Vader Covered Computer Easy Chair. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
IKEA United Arab Emirates latest ad campaign, called “IKEA Real Life,” recreates three of television’s most iconic living rooms by recreating using solely the company’s furniture and decorations as well as a little help from 3-D design software. They were created by Publicis Spain, and it took about two months to track down all of the right components, which were then compiled and designed using the 3-D software to look as close as possible to their TV counterparts. Read more to see the others.
TaoTronics Foldable Laptop Desk lets you work comfortably from the sofa / couch or bed, and it’s being offered for just $28 shipped with coupon code: KINJAKYV + clipping the $5 off on-page coupon, today only, originally $41.99. Its surface can tilt to 0°, 15°, 25°, or 35° for the most comfortable viewing angles, while retractable blockers keep devices from falling off, and a soft wrist prevents strain during long usage periods. Product page – be sure to enter coupon code: KINJAKYV during final checkout and clip the $5 off on-page coupon for the additional discounts. Read more for additional pictures and information.
IKEA is best known for their low-cost DIY furniture, but the company is expanding into the smart home gadget market, with their first products being connected lights and outlets. However, they recently launched two smart window blind systems: the Kadrilj gray blinds that start at 99 euros and Fyrtur blackout shades that start at 119 euros, a vast discount compared to its competitors which range from $300 to $500. Best of all, you won’t have to wire them to your house, thanks to a removable, rechargeable battery pack. Use the included remote, Alexa, HomeKit, or Google Assistant to raise and lower the shades. The new shades are also compatible with IKEA’s Tradfri smart lights and smart plugs, which can be controlled all with the same app. Read more for a video and additional information.
Cemtrex’s SmartDesk is touted as “the most advanced workstation on the market”. It features 72 inches of high-resolution, multi-touch displays, a STARK Gesture System, digital phone / webcam that integrates with most VOIP providers, an integrated document scanner, wireless smartphone charging, a built-in digital keyboard / multi-touch input trackpad, and of course a powerful Windows PC powered by an 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor. “The world is ready for a SmartDesk. It is 2018 but our workspaces have not evolved like most things we interact with on a daily basis like our smartphones, smart cars and smart homes,” said Cemtrex’s CEO and Chairman, Saagar Govil. Read more for a video review, additional pictures and information.
IKEA may be known for its build-it-yourself furniture, but did you know they offer a wide variety of other products too, including plush toys? One of their most famous characters is BLAHAJ, a plush toy shark, who has become a big social media star. “Big and safe to have at your side if you want to discover the world underneath the sea. The blue shark can swim very far, dive really deep and hear your heart beating from far away,” according to the product description. Continue reading for more pictures.
Huanuo’s Electric Standing Desk can be used on top of just about any standard desk, and it’s being offered for just $187.49 shipped, today only, originally $249.99. Convert from sitting to standing by simply pressing the adjustment button, lifting your workstation from 6.3″ to 19.3″ with little noise. Directly plug in your charging cable and begin charging your phone or tablet. There’s no need to worry about finding an adapter as the USB port will easily connect your charger cable without the need for an adapter plug. Product page. Continue reading for more pictures and information.