7 Home Improvement Apps to Help Your Inner Handyman

Whether you're remodeling your kitchen or just fixing a leaky faucet, keeping up with your house's basic maintenance is an essential part of home ownership. And with these helpful mobile apps in your tool-belt, you'll be able to tackle virtually any project without having to get your contractor's license. » 11/04/13 3:24pm 11/04/13 3:24pm

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 fits… » 11/03/08 11:15pm 11/03/08 11:15pm

Kangaroom Carrying Case Tidies Up Gaming Slobbery

Now that I live in visiting distance from my parents, they tend to come over a lot and nag me about how messy everything is. Since most of the crap I have lying around is related to gaming, I should probably invest in this case from Kangaroom, whose various » 10/30/08 2:30am 10/30/08 2:30am we've covered a couple times before. The Gamer Pocket and…

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 features… » 10/02/08 3:15am 10/02/08 3:15am

Get Your Floors Clean and Cute With Hello Kitty Roomba

For homemakers who always wanted a Roomba but thought it too uncute, iRobot and Sanrio have partnered up to create a Hello Kitty-branded version of their robotic vacuum cleaner. So now not only does everybody's favorite expressionless cat protect your computer » 9/17/08 4:00am 9/17/08 4:00am, and , she'll also clean your floor. Who's a good kitty?…

Awesome Adults Build Giant Indoor Slide For Kids

A part of the American Dream is to be able to retire comfortably in your favorite area, say on a lake, with a large home. But not everyone dreams the same, some people love giant slides, and this family went a little nuts and installed one inside their house for the kids. Not for the adults, mind you, the kids. It's… » 7/23/08 8:40pm 7/23/08 8:40pm

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 2:30pm 7/12/08 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 12:37pm 2/18/08 12:37pm

YourBell USB Doorbell Lets You Choose Your Chime

Doorbell technology is in growth mode, as evidenced by YourBell, yet another USB-connected doorbell that stores and plays MP3 and WAV files and uses your existing doorbell button. It's similar to that ReBell we showed you yesterday. This one has a 4-inch speaker for so-called "CD-quality sound," and it's made out of… » 10/17/07 1:00pm 10/17/07 1:00pm

ReBell Lets You Customize Your Doorbell Sound


We've shown you plenty of doorbells before, but here's ReBell, the first one with a USB port that lets you load up whatever 30-second sound effect you'd like to be summoned by. Of course, if you follow the example of this video and load up Darth Vader's entrance music, you'll never get laid again, but the choice is… » 10/16/07 11:33am 10/16/07 11:33am

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 10:17am 8/03/07 10:17am

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

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 12:40pm 3/06/07 12:40pm

Johnson Tiles Turn Digital Graphics Into Wall Art

If you want to truly personalize that home improvement project, turn any digital file into a ceramic tile that's scratch resistant and won't fade. Johnson Tiles will use your digital photo, favorite artwork, or anything graphic and turn it into any number of tiles you specify. Imagine the possibilities. If Leonardo da… » 2/12/07 2:33pm 2/12/07 2:33pm