Thanks to the automat, some people thought that in the future, everything would come out of vending machines. This seems to be a partial reality seeing as fashion vending machines are very in vogue, and you can buy digital cameras out of them in the airport. Now, you can also get therapy through the coin slot with this Anger Release Machine. A creation of two Central Saint Martins art school students, the device doles out porcelain objects made for smashing. The commodification of rage release? Only flaw here is what happens when your purchase gets stuck, and you can’t shake it loose? Not quite the best way to obliterate anger. [Blog.Urbanoutfitters.com] Keep reading »
Amazing music comes out of Sweden (The Sound of Arrows and Robyn to name two faves), and now we’ll be able to listen to tunes from the country through stylish Scandinavian headphones. Urbanears aren’t your basic earbuds. They’re made from colored steel and finished with a smooth, matte rubber coating, and each pair comes with a microphone and a remote so you can use them with your phone. But we think the biggest selling point might be the 14 available colors. [$40+, Karmaloop] Keep reading »
Sure, lots of blogs are rounding up the sexiest stories, trends, and scandals of the year — including us — but when Apartment Therapy does it, it’s a little different. Among AT’s sexiest posts of 2009, don’t miss what happens when furniture gets it on, an odd array of chic condom dispensers, the sexiest … bathroom soaps, what happens when you do the deed in a swinging bed, and naughty lampshades. What do you do to sex up your apartment to set the mood? Turn on the lava lamp? Throw a red piece of fabric over the light? Scrub the toilet? Tell us in the comments. Keep reading »
Sometimes the prettiest things are the simplest things—designer Anke Weiss made these light designs by making pin holes in old food packages. Are you handy with a needle? Then take a stab at your own. [Notcot.org] Keep reading »
Certain products are made to simulate real things for quite useful reasons—think Splenda, dildos and Skype video chat. And then there are things that when “brought to life” fall in the realm of just plain scary. That’s what we first thought about these lifelike breast baby bottles by Mimijumi. The “Very Hungry” baby bottle is designed to make suckling babes take to a plastic cap like they would a mother’s teat.
Maybe this would be incredibly useful to get a newborn to take to a bottle … but maybe create some weird sexual conceptions in the future? (OK, total exaggeration.) So, you tell us—is this lifelike bottle something that sucks you in? Or just plain sucks? [TrendHunter.com] Keep reading »
At first glance this leather coffee sleeve by Azumi & David seems like one of those superfluous girl-who-has-everything accessories. Then again, how many times a week do you slip a paper sleeve around your morning Starbucks, or even double up on cups to avoid scalding your hands? This ostentatious muff would certainly cut down the waste … yet possibly increase the amount of people rolling their eyes at you. [$57.59, Colette] Keep reading »