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The Conversacube Makes Dating Awkward People Easier

Crushing on a totally cute dude with absolutely no social skills? Then why not get a Conversacube to make conversation easy? The Conversacube, designed by artist Lauren McCarthy, aims to take the awkwardness out of first dates by providing users with an array of conversation topics. How it works: “As the conversation progresses, each person is personally prompted with directions or lines to keep the conversation running seamlessly with minimal awkward or uncomfortable moments. The microphones monitor audio levels of each participant and the cube responds accordingly, adjusting prompts to enliven, mediate conflict, or balance conversation as necessary.” Yes, we can think of a few guys we’ve dated who could have used this. And no, sadly, it is not actually available on the market. [Neatorama] Keep reading »

If Carlo Rossi Went On A Reality Makeover Show …

Suddenly, table wine doesn’t seem so declasse thanks to Rethink Communications. The company imagined a high-design makeover for jug-style booze. [Lovely Package] Keep reading »

Smokin’ Titles

Here’s one way to give up smoking—exchange one addiction for another? [Another Mag] Keep reading »

Guess How Many Coke Bottles This Recycled Chair Is Made Of?

Check out this high-design chair, created in partnership with furniture design firm Emeco and Coca-Cola. The cute seat is made from recycled plastic Coke bottles! Care to guesstimate how many it takes to make one chair? The answer after the jump! [PSFK] Keep reading »

The Chairless Strap: The Chair That Wasn’t

Behold the Chairless, a seat strap designed to make you feel like you’re sitting in, um, a chair. The belt-like design is actually nothing new and originates from an Indian tribe in Paraguay. Looks like some design nerds just decided to make the product cuter by adding preppy color combinations (they remind us of those ribbon belts that were oh-so popular with the prepsters a few years ago). We say: perfect for outdoor summer concerts, waits in line for the latest H&M collab, or substitute furniture when you’re broke and too poor to buy a living room set. [Lost in a Supermarket] Keep reading »

The Hair Dryer Phone: A Look At Beauty Salons Of The Future

Does anyone use those retro hair dryers that fit over your head anymore? Some Danish design students have figured out a way to make the vintage appliances new again, by converting them into phone booths. Problem is, everyone can hear your conversation—quite loudly. Although, if you had that hair dryer going at the same time, you’d need the extra volume. Pun intended. [Gizmodo.com] Keep reading »

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