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Platform House by Takanobu Kishimoto

Takanobu Kishimoto builds Platform House around vintage train car

After looking at this picture, it seems as if train is about to leave the station, but this is not any train platform. In fact, it is a house designed around a vintage train car, which has been lying at the site for years. It is located in Takasago City and built by Japanese architect Takanobu Kishimoto. The single-story house is designed next to the train car, maintaining harmony of the region. Instead of removing this old train car from the site, Kishimoto has beautifully included it into the ...

Barbie Penthouse by Nicole Sassaman

Nicole Sassaman creates her own fascinating Barbie penthouse

Los Angeles-based home designer Nicole Sassaman has purchased a penthouse apartment from Barbara Segal, the real-life namesake of the Barbie doll, and recreated it into her personal Barbie penthouse. The interior of the entire apartment features Barbie memorabilia everywhere. This 3,000-square foot condo with three-bedrooms and three-bathrooms is transformed into her personal doll house, just like every young girl’s dream home. On entering, a life-size Barbie mannequin greets every visitor ...

Bushel Basket Pendant Lamp

Bushel basket pendant lamp adds rustic tinge into any interior

You may have used wooden bushel baskets for storing fruits and vegetables until now. But these bushel baskets are now presented with a twist in form of unusual pendant lighting fixture for decorating your home. The bushel basket pendant lamp adds rustic tinge to any living space with a hint of splashy color. It is made from reclaimed wooden bushel basket that is color-washed into flamboyant piece of decor. The pendant light has a firm metal chain to elegantly support and hang the lamp through ...

CVT Base Camp Rooftop Tent

Pitch camp on your car or truck with CVT rooftop tent

Are you always ready to hit the road for camping to experience outdoor adventures? If yes, then there could be no better gear for you than a rooftop tent. The Cascadia Vehicle Tents (CVT) Base Camp is one such vehicle’s roof rack that travels with you on top of your vehicle to any camping site. It is also known as ‘spider rack’ due to its thin steel legs that somewhat resemble spider legs. The roof rack is built from tubular mild steel pipes that are powder coated or galvanized to avoid ...

Tiny House by Chris Heininge Construction

Would you shell out $70,000 to inhabit luxurious ‘Tiny House’ in Oregon?

Well, buying a tiny house for hefty amount of about $70,000 may not sound a good deal to most of you. But don’t go on minimalistic exterior of this tiny house, as it comes with an impressive luxury interior that would definitely make you crave for it. The tiny house is constructed by the designer/architect Chris Heininge, who was inspired by Japanese-styled living in a small space. The Tiny House covers just 280-square feet area and only 15-feet high. It is built using materials like 2 x ...

Red Hot Classic Toaster with Improved Features

Red hot classic toaster got smarter with upgraded lineaments

Although these days you could get many toasters with high-tech features, but if you’re a lover of classic design then you’d prefer sticking to your old simple and compact toaster. However, now you don’t have to suffer with problems of old toasters such as burning of bread and spread bread crumbs everywhere. This is because French product designer Pierre Schwenke has given a new twist to the classic version of toaster with few upgraded lineaments. The attractive red hot toaster with ...

Star Wars-themed X-Wing Rocker

Toy maker crafts Star Wars-themed X-wing rocker for younglings

Gone are the days when children grew up playing in rocking horses. But, the new generation can now enjoy with the Star Wars-themed wooden X-wing rocker by New Zealand-based toy maker Steve Coupe from Steves Wooden Toys. Coupe has been making toys for 25 years and now he decided to make a special tribute to Star Wars, meanwhile helping to raise money for local children’s hospital. The X-wing rocker is made out of solid wood and comes with a removable R2-D2 at the back, as co-pilot. This cool ...

DIY TV stand doubles as elegant bookcase

Reclaimed pallet TV stand doubles as elegant bookcase

Buying expensive TV stand and separate media console for sound system, cables, etc. is definitely not a good deal. Moreover, it would make your living area look cluttered and clumsy. Struggling from the same dilemma, [Neokentin], France-based co-founder and author at 1001 pallets, has created an elegant DIY TV stand made from reclaimed wooden pallets. What makes this TV stand unique is its underneath storage space that doubles up as practical bookcase. The 2.4-meter long TV stand can easily ...

Karaoke Shower by YouTuber Furze

Colin Furze makes singing while bathing more fun with Karaoke Shower

Love to sing whilst taking shower, but cannot test you vocal cords in front of people at karaoke? Well, YouTuber Colin Furze has created the inventive Karaoke Shower for people who love singing in the bathroom, without having to worrying about any listener. Furze has designed this super cool shower installed with water-proof karaoke for Odd Invention Challenge, which encourages innovative creations by different designers. Interior of the funky musical shower is designed with classy checkered ...

Radlabs’ DIY $10 Heat Flow Kit

Radlabs’ DIY $10 thermal kit helps radiators heat your apartment better

There are various smart thermostats to centrally heat your personal apartment. But, people staying in rental apartments often suffer from overheated or too cold conditions due to their old radiators. To combat the problem, Radlabs- a group of three students at School of Visual Art’s Products of Design program have created a simple DIY Heat Flow thermal kit. The $10 thermal kit uses cardboard frame and series of fans to regulate better heating or cooling throughout your space. This easy and ...

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