Watch This Poor, Abused Washing Machine Go Completely Insane and Explode

Your washing machine is kind enough to handle your laundry without a complaint. For that it deserves respect. Aussie50 has no such respect. Watch his poor washer tear itself asunder, powerless to prevent spectacular self-destruction the hands of its own spin cycle. Watch as it tries to escape through sheer force of… » 4/20/13 9:15pm 4/20/13 9:15pm

Re-cycle Laundry Center: 'Spin Cycle' Taken Literally

According to its designers, this is the washing machine that you'll use in...well, sometime in the future. Called the Re-cycle Laundry Center, one pod washes, one pod dries and a third pod filters all the water to be reused for another load. Meanwhile, to eliminate the need for a pump, the user spins the rig like a… » 11/20/08 3:40pm 11/20/08 3:40pm

iBasket Laundry Concept is Clothes Hamper, Washer For The Lazy

Like most New Yorkers, my building has no laundry facilities of its own and, in order to get clean clothes, I have to summon the willpower to drag my brimming bag three blocks. Oh, if only I had this automated washing machine basket instead. Designed by Guopeng Liang and one of the finalists in Electrolux's Design Lab… » 8/23/08 3:30pm 8/23/08 3:30pm

Spherical Washing Machine Saves Space and Aching Backs

It may not be as inconspicuous as the laundry lounge chair » 8/13/08 6:40pm 8/13/08 6:40pm, but this Sfera spherical washing machine design does have a few notable advantages. First off, it is compact and it can be tucked away in the corner of a bathroom. Second, its rotating spherical tank makes unloading a breeze. All you need to do is turn it…

Laundry Concept Hides Washing Machine In Lounge Chair

Someone I know once had the awesome idea of turning a laundromat (popular here in my neck of the woods) into a singles bar. With this concept washer and dryer from Indian designer Harsha Vardhan, we could up our prospective plans a notch and instead turn laundromats into singles lounges. The make believe washing… » 7/05/08 4:00pm 7/05/08 4:00pm

Cat Vs. Washing Machine (My Poor Cat Part II)

A while back, my luddite cat had a run-in with an R/C dragonfly. It left her jaded and frightened of the device, so much that we topped our Christmas tree with it to keep her ornament attacking at bay. It was remarkably effective. Since then we've relocated to an apartment and she has a new nemesis...the washing… » 6/25/08 3:20pm 6/25/08 3:20pm

Washup: Toilet and Washing Machine All-in-One (Oh Yes!)

Alright, I get it. Eco-friendly types and people who have small apartments might appreciate a washing machine / toilet hybrid that recycles wasted wash water in the flush tank. It is a good idea, but there is something that is just plain wrong about having your clean clothes so close to the place where you poop—you… » 3/20/08 9:15pm 3/20/08 9:15pm

Slam-Dunk the Funk(y Clothing) with the Tian Chi Washer

Designed for electronic giant Candy and Italian business organization La Fucina, the Tian Chi washing machine introduces an element of fun to the daily grind of household chores, A spring-loaded trap door in the top means that you can play basketball with your dirty clothes every washday. Unlike me, Carlo Casagrande… » 2/27/08 8:11am 2/27/08 8:11am

Washing Machine Makes Your Assault Rifles Sparkle

So you have hoarded thousands of guns in a homemade bunker for that inevitable moment when WWIII comes knocking at your door. That's all well and good, but how do you keep such an impressive arsenal clean? The answer is the F636HT Heavy Duty Long Gun & Handgun System. This bad boy clean up to 10 handguns or 4 long… » 2/13/08 5:50pm 2/13/08 5:50pm

Three Words: "Sexy," "Washing" and "Machine"

This is probably the first time the word "sexy" has ever been used to describe a washing machine—but this concept piece from designer Simona Luculano is definitely worthy of such an adjective. Unlike traditional washing machine eyesores that must be hidden in a garage or behind sliding doors, the Flexible Distance » 11/16/07 3:50pm 11/16/07 3:50pm