Is that a herb garden in your dresser?

It’s been a while since we featured one of the many impractical ideas regularly uncovered by Yanko Design but we had to bring this one to you….. It is a dresser (or bedside table) with the bottom drawer full of living (not for long) herb plants supposedly kept alive and healthy in that poorly ventilated…

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Sony WiFi Photo Frame

Sony just launched a new WiFi enabled photo frame over in Japan. The VFG-CP1 features a 7″ 800×480 screen, card reader, 512MB of memory, and a USB port. It doesn’t just show photos though, it can play music, display the time, show RSS feeds, and get you the latest weather forecast. The VFG-CP1 will be…

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Sunbeam hot iron storage case

Irons are a necessity: don’t iron your clothes and your boss thinks you are a lazy hippie, iron your clothes and you look smart and presentable and get a promotion. A downside to irons has always been that they take ages to cool off so you leave them sitting there while you watch the kids…

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iLuv announces HD radios

iLuv is one of the multitude of companies who jumped on the Apply iPod iMac iPhone bandwagon by putting the letter i in front of everything. They just announced two alarm clock radios that receive HD radio broadcasts: the i168 at $89.99 and the i169 at $169.99. What’s the difference I hear you ask? the…

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Izona cooksurface – gas through glass

The Izona CookSurface from Fisher & Paykel is an innovative blending of the beauty of a glass ceramic cooktop with the efficiency and controllability of gas compared to electric cooking. Turn on the gas and the burner rises up out of the ceramic cooktop along with 5 pan supports, when you’re done cooking the burner…

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Orb Audio home theater speakers reviewed

Digital Home Thoughts has reviewed some speakers I had never heard of before: the Orb audio Home Theater Speaker System that retails for $549 and up. Here’s what they thought: “When it’s all said and done, the bottom line is that the Orb Audio speakers impressed me so much that I’m going to purchase my…

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Solar powered fan

The power goes out, it is 100 degrees outside, your weird neighbor is already outside on the porch in his underwear while his wife tries to cool him with a newspaper, how do you stay cool? With your solar powered fan of course! The $70 portable solar fan from Maplin not only operates a 4W…

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The worlds smallest espresso machine

Are you one of those people that absolutely needs their daily espresso? Now you can always have an espresso with the handpresso wild portable espresso machine: “The patented high-pressure extraction system uses hand-held pumping to prime the device, ensuring the correct 16 bar pressure needed to produce the perfect cup of espresso. Light and durable,…

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