|Stealing your co-worker's lunch is a downright contemptible act, that is, if it's perpetrated by someone other than you. But, if you've ever had your lunch stolen, you know the the frustration and anger it causes. You know the revenge and ill-will it inspires. And you know that no matter how well you try to hide your lunch bag at the back of the refrigerator, something's gonna be missing when you open it. Well, lament no more. The Anti-Theft Lunch Bag to the rescue . . .|
|Anti-Theft Lunch Bags are regular sandwich bags that have green splotches printed on both sides. After your sandwich is placed inside, no one will want to touch it.|
Each bead in the necklace is 5 minutes. The whole necklace is one solar day. The orange and red ones represent the whole hours. As the wheel turns, one bead falls off and drops down the string every 5 minutes. To tell the time you count the beads from either the silver bead (midnight) or the golden bead (noon) to the last bead that fell off the wheel.
You can take the necklace off the wheel whenever you wish to “stop time”.
Entered into an Electrolux design competition, the Scan Toaster connects to a PC by USB. Then, it can download news, weather reports, the time and more. There are modules inside of the toaster that heat up, just like a regular toaster would. The only difference is that these modules can move 30 degrees. So, once you select a news story you want printed, the modules will realign and then burn the image onto the bread. This is just a design at the moment and there are no plans for the toaster to be manufactured for consumers. But this is really one of those items that makes you wonder what will they think of next?
Belkin’s Washable Mouse is a water-resistant mouse that can survive spills and can be hand-washed under the faucet to stay clean. Of course, this washability doesn’t come at the cost of features: The mouse employs an optical engine with 1200 dpi for high sensitivity that works on many household surfaces, including upholstery, glass, and wood. A scroll pad allows both vertical and horizontal scrolling with one easy touch.
Artist and interactive designer, JooYoun Paek takes the cake on that front with her recently revealed Self-Sustainable Chair, a wearable piece of furniture which is a dress where the butt inflates into a chair through pumps in the shoes. Paek hopes the provocative art piece will “transform the humdrum experiences produced by routine walking commutes into an amusing interactive performance.” Featured at this weekend’s Conflux Festival, her quirky and intriguing project suggests that rest and walk can be balanced by re-thinking the function of what we wear. + INHABITAT + JOOYOUN PAEK
Four South Korean designers came up with a new concept for a lawn mower. Muwi is an innovative lawn mower that calculates the size of the lawn and automatically cuts the grass. As the grass cuttings accumulate inside the machine, Muwi constructs and compresses them into cylindrical blocks. The blocks can become balls for children to play with or be combined to make a chair or anything else you can think of. After the blocks are used, they can be left to return to nature. + IDSA