The Outlet Wall
Instead of hiding your outlets behind furniture and worrying about the mess of wires tangled behind your entertainment center, consider making an entire wall that’s nothing but outlets. Then you can artfully plug in your appliances wherever the cords look pleasing to you.
The property market is in the doldrums, mortgages are elusive but there is still some hope for the first-time buyer: the paper house.
French fixture makers Arkiane have two gorgeous wall-mounted fireplace designs – Icoya is inspired by an ancient Incan deity, and the other, the Yàn-Li, is a more obvious flame shape. The beauty of a fireplace like both of these is that you could either mount them or sink them into a wall, depending on how much space you have to work with, and we do love us some wall-mounting. (Pics)
Straight Up Chess is an interesting new version of the standard chess board.
Just in time for the Halloween horror time! Why have a bare wall when you can have a Living Dead Zombie Attack Wall Art Vinyl Decal?
Sometimes improvements on the most minuscule objects around the house can hit you like a ton of bricks, creating an entirely new market for items nobody has ever paid attention to nor thought about. Take Justin Porcano’s work for example; his Wallplate turns regular lightswtich plates into massive drool appeal by creating functional drop boxes for mail and keys. (Pic)
Beer bottles, a nice contribution to holy land
Israeli archaeologists unveiled a 2,100-year-old Jerusalem perimeter wall along with beer bottles left behind by 19th century researchers who first discovered the stone defenses. The wall, on Mount Zion at the southern edge of Jerusalem’s Old City, dates back to the Second Jewish Temple, which was destroyed by the Romans in AD 70.
Turn your iPhone into a movie theater
Now here’s an iPhone accessory that I could see becoming pretty popular. Honlai Technology just unveiled its concept model of the portable mini projector designed for iPhone during Computex 2008.