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Posted by Allison Blackburn

The most expensive belt buckle in the world: The Calibre R822 Predator

Who would have thought that a belt buckle could actually be a work of art? What’s more surprising is the fact that the Calibre R822 Predator is the most expensive belt buckle in the world with a price tag of US$400,000. This stunning buckle is from Roland Iten and it’s more of a piece of mechanical jewellery than a belt buckle. [Image Courtesy of Roland Iten] This particular belt buckle should not be hidden away as it is made with mechanisms that are very intricate and which beg to be shown off. They have the finely detailed machining of the […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Use a 9 volt battery to charge your device thanks to Plan V

With smartphones today doing just about everything a computer does, they use up a great deal of battery power. If you always have to charge your phone as you have used up all the battery then you may be interested in a Plan V from Flintu. [Image Courtesy of Flintu] Plan V is on Kickstarter at the moment and is a key ring based device that is very small which allows you to charge up your phone using any ordinary 9 volt battery. The device doesn’t contain any charge of its own and is basically a very small adapter than […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Get gourmet coffee brewed easily at home thanks to Coffee Gourmet

If the Coffee Gourmet Kickstarter project goes to plan then you could enjoy gourmet coffee in the comfort of your own home and it’s simple and easy to make the perfect cup. [Image Courtesy of Coffee Gourmet] Often, you don’t need to make more than one cup of coffee and for those people who like a lone cup of joe, the Coffee Gourmet could be the perfect solution for you. What’s more, it is said to make a coffee that has superior flavour. This is down to the fact that the brews strength can be changed simply by exposing more […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

The GRIT Freedom Chair offers affordable wheelchair mountain biking

The standard wheelchair brings mobility to people with disabilities and allows them a great deal of freedom that they otherwise wouldn’t have, however, there are many places that the typical wheelchair just cannot go. For instance, it cannot tackle woodland areas, beaches, trails and some parks without a great deal of difficulty. The GRIT Freedom Chair is a wheelchair that has been designed for recreational use featuring all-terrain capabilities and it’s more affordable than the competitors on the market. [Image Courtesy of GRIT] What makes the Grit Freedom Chair stand apart from competitors on the market is the fact that it […]

Posted by Lara Lopes

Could this chair revolutionise airplane seating?

When airline companies order a new fleet of planes from the likes of Airbus or Boeing, they have to decide on the layout of the seating and interior design of the craft. This is unfortunately is a pretty permanent decision and doesn’t offer much flexibility with regards to the range of seating they can sell or the ability to upgrade to a class of seating that is fully booked. [Image Courtesy of PaperClipDesign] However, this award winning design from Hong Kong based PaperClipDesign could be set to revolutionise airplane seating. It’s called the Butterfly, named such because it an transform between economy, […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

15 things you need in your dream home

We all have dreams of our perfect home and how we’d spend our cash if we were to win the lottery. Well, to keep the imagination fueled here are 15 things you’d definitely consider in your dream home: 1. A Fire Stove Porch 2. A swimming pool cinema  3. A hidden room 4. An outdoor kitchen 5. A beach pit and fire 6. A natural looking pool and tree-swing 7. A waterslide hidden in the closet 8. A windowsill bed 9. A fire next to the bath 10. This multi-jet shower 11. Starry lit bathroom ceiling 12. A dog shower […]