Isola S Turns Your Closet Into a Cocktail Lounge-Themed Kitchen

Toyo Kitchen's Isola S, from its Nobody line, is my answer to remaining fashionable in the oncoming economic apocalypse. Sure, I can no longer afford a McMansion in an affluent suburb, but I can get a storage unit somewhere and host fancy, LED-lit cocktail parties with this adjustable kitchen contraption. Isola S… »11/03/08 11:15pm11/03/08 11:15pm

Foldable Kitchens, Offices and Bedrooms Optimize Tiny Living Spaces

In case you're one of those poor souls residing in a room the size of someone's walk-in closet, here's a sweet innovation from the Land of Lack-of-Space, Japan. The Kenchikukagu, designed by Toshihiko Suzuki for Atelier OPA, is a series of “rooms” that can be folded and wheeled away for easy storage. The line… »10/02/08 3:15am10/02/08 3:15am

Automatic Cat Faucet is One DIY Hack That Felines Will Love

Luckily, my cat was always too dumb to make the connection between the faucet and fresh water, so she's made do thus far with just sipping from her water dish. But I've heard that once kitties taste from the tap, they never want to go back. For running water addicted cats, MAKE contributor tsruzik has constructed a… »7/12/08 2:30pm7/12/08 2:30pm

Dulux PaintPod Provides a Little Pump Action to DIY Painting

Dulux's new PaintPod system is a labor-saver for decorators, pumping paint directly to its roller at the right rate to avoid splodges. In one swoop it eliminates those drips-on-floor and fussing with cans that painting usually involves (at least, in our house). Best of all: fill it with water when you're done, and it … »2/18/08 12:37pm2/18/08 12:37pm

Essential Wall Dimmer Video Hands On, Soft as a Baby's Butt

When we first told you about the Essential Wall Dimmer from International Fashion Machines, we were wondering if its carpet-like conductive switch felt like a Brillo pad. The company sent us a demo unit, and we can now definitively tell you that it feels soft as silk, just like a fine piece of carpet. The $99 switch… »8/03/07 10:17am8/03/07 10:17am

Trekkie Recreates Awesome Set of Star Trek: Voyager in a Studio Apartment

You'd never guess by looking at that mild-mannered apartment building pictured above that inside would be a convincing replica of the set of Star Trek: Voyager. But that's just what Trekkie Tony Alleyne has done to his studio apartment north of London, creating a bachelor pad where he'll probably never, ever get laid. »3/06/07 12:40pm3/06/07 12:40pm