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Posted by Allison Blackburn

Small New York apartment transforms thanks to sliding wall

Space is becoming tight in cities and so living spaces are smaller and this means that designers have to come up with clever ways of making the most of the space that is available. The designers of the 5:1 Apartment, a small New York apartment have made the most of the space available by using a sliding wall that can transform the space from daytime to night-time. [Image Courtesy of MKCA] The 5:1 Apartment is just 36 square metres and the sliding wall designed by MKCA offers living and sleeping spaces in the co-op building dating back to the 1920s, […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Lego Titanic is among the biggest Lego kits ever

If you want to recreate that ill-fated day when the Titanic sank or perhaps re-write your own history you can thanks to one of the biggest Lego kits ever. A lego version of the RMS Titanic has achieved enough support for it to be considered for production. The Lego design is from Ssorg and he gained 10,000 votes on the Lego Ideas platform. [Image Courtesy of Ssorg] The Lego Ideas platform allows Lego fans to submit concepts for kits and people have to vote on whether they want to see them come into production. It has gained a lot of support and […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

OmniO Rider is the stroller that turns into a backpack

When toddlers first start walking they can only walk so far before you have to pick them up or put them back in the stroller that you have to push around empty. Now, there is an alternative solution than pushing an empty stroller – you can wear it as a backpack. The OmniO Rider folds into a neat backpack and was recently revealed at the Gadget Show Live in the UK and it also won the British Invention of the Year. [Image Courtesy of OmniO Rider] The OmniO Rider is a typical stroller when it’s unfolded. When folded however it […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Cross a Gameboy with a gun and you can really shoot your photos

An artist from Russia by the name of Vtol can literally shoot photos as he has designed what he calls the gbg-8, a cross between a handheld console the Gameboy and a gun. [Image Courtesy of Vtol] When he wants to take a photo he simply pulls the trigger and shoots. The camera is mounted inside the barrel of the gun and after shooting the photo Vtol can see the image he has captured on the display, which is the screen from a Gameboy, mounted onto the side of the gadget. In just a matter of seconds a thermal printer […]

Posted by Lara Lopes

Charge Your Phone On The Go With A High-Tech Handbag

An indispensable accessory for any woman just got a new technological upgrade. This new high-tech handbag, created by Leoht, could make women’s lives easier by charging their cellphone while on the go. In addition to a portable phone charger, the product comes with a secret compartment and even internal lights, which could definitely be a time saver to those who are tired of rummaging through the dark depths of their bag to find something. The accessory comes in two different versions: one with a 6,000 mAh charger and the other with an even more powerful 10,000 mAh charger. To get an idea of how […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

Knot lamp turns on when tied together

Designer Celia Torvisco has designed a lamp that might leave you in a knot. The knot lamp will only turn on when you tie the two threads together. This provides two functions; a textile tie and an electrical connection, making it useful in a variety of situations. It comes in a choice of two colours; white and black. Check it out and let us know what you think in the comments: