The Pureflame Is a Mobile Fireplace

Seems like every time the temperature in the Bay Area dips enough to actually warrant building a fire, the Air District will declare a Spare the Air Day, making wood-burning illegal. This wall-mounted fireplace from Pureflame could be the answer—not only does it run on soot-free ethanol, I can hang it anywhere in my… » 2/07/12 2:40am 2/07/12 2:40am

Pipe Toilet Leads to Elementary Humor

We do not know if Sherlock Holmes had the customary stomach troubles related to his opium habit, but if he did, we'd like to think that such problems were reasoned out into this "Ms. Hudson" pipe shaped commode. The winner of a recent Russian bathroom design contest, this particular toilet seems to have to advantages… » 10/08/08 12:30pm 10/08/08 12:30pm

Insect Lamp May Cause Smiles (or Nausea, Vomiting and Diarrhea)

For some of us, the cheapest lamp at IKEA will do. For others—especially those of us with doctors' orders to only read by illumination from insect—not any old fixture will work. No, those with Insect Luminance Disorder (ILD) require constant attention by lightning bug butt. However, when the bugs aren't mating, we can… » 8/06/08 5:30pm 8/06/08 5:30pm

Space Intruderz Lamps Invade Our Hearts

I know what you're thinking. These Space Intruderz lamps look a lot like they're ripping off a certain classic video game. But contrary to popular belief, there were no aliens in Pac-Man. Those were ghosts. Ghosts. So these Space Intruderz lamps by Unison Idea Studio are a completely original, lawsuit-immune creation.… » 6/05/08 11:00am 6/05/08 11:00am

Fitzgerald Art Deco Fan Convinces Us to Ditch Central Air

It's not exactly cutting edge technology, but this "Fitzgerald" art deco fan will let you relive the best parts of the Prohibition era without abstaining from your self-medication. Featuring three speeds, oscillation and a lifetime warranty on the motor, the Fitzgerald can add a bit of class to your speakeasy for… » 5/20/08 4:20pm 5/20/08 4:20pm

Rocket Lamp Built From Jet Engine (Can We Get A "ZOMG")

This retro-styled rocket lamp is more than the absolutely most perfect accessory to complete any room, it's the absolutely most perfect accessory to complete any room that's built from the igniter can of a freakin' jet engine. One-of-a-kind and shamelessly worth its $2,100 sticker price, we want to push each and every… » 5/09/08 9:20am 5/09/08 9:20am

El Luminoso Rug Uses Wool and LEDs to Bring the Galaxy to Your Floor

Designed by Esti Barnes, El Luminoso is a made-to-measure carpet that mixes LEDs into the pile. Given that the last rugs I writhed upon with gay abandon wrote about were the Wurst rugs, a selection of sausage-inspired floor coverings that looked like a pool of puke, Esti's design is bleedin' gawjus. No idea of the… » 4/08/08 6:57am 4/08/08 6:57am