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24 Ways to Brighten Up Your Apartment

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When you’re renting and apartment, it’s often the case that there’s restrictions to what you can and cannot change. More often than not, you’re pretty limited but this article by bhg.com shows 24 beautifully creative ways to transform any room in your apartment. However small your space, by employing simple yet effective storage solutions you [...]

iPhone with Pepper Spray Mod – Self Defence

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Living in an urban environment means you can often you end up in a slightly shadier neighbourhood than you would prefer. Now whilst you should always try not to get into any risky situations…sometimes the worst does happen. This gadget is called a Spraytect and works with the iPhone 4/S (not sure if it’s available [...]

6 Products For Your Home That Can Cut Your Energy Bill

It’s getting cold again and energy bills are starting to rise. So this awesome video will be really useful to help you to make sure you don’t get stung by your energy supplier. The key points of the video: 1. Provide an energy audit of your house/apartment 2. Use a programmable thermostat 3. Use LED [...]

Invisible Bookends

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This invisible bookend by London based designer Paul Cocksedge blows my mind. Its simplicity means the focus is on the objects, the books themselves and he asks “would you want to own something, when all you can see is what it does, not what it is?”. The lighweight, easy to install Invisible Bookend can be used [...]

22 Ways to Reuse Old Beer/Wine/Spirits Bottles

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After a long weekend you are left to nurse a hangover but you also have the problem of all the empty booze bottles. Luckily the team at Buzzfeed have tracked down 22 simple ways to reuse your old bottles into something useful for your apartment. Who knows? Maybe the time taken to craft these masterpieces [...]

5 Unusual Light Bulbs for Exposed Fixtures [Design]

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The blogosphere seems to be light bulb mad at the moment. I know that plenty of apartment dwellers…myself include don’t always like to have light shades especially in the kitchen or home office. Sadly most light bulbs are pretty boring but now you have a couple of options that all look awesome compared to your [...]

The All-Black Manhattan Apartment [Video]

Cindy Gallop, an advertising consultant and frequent TED speaker shows off her bold style and personality in her Manhattan apartment. Featuring fully black walls, ceiling and carpets, this awesome apartment appeals to my gothic side :). When consulting with her designers, Cindy told them she wanted the feel of a bar in Shanghai; the results [...]

Passa Cabos Cute Cork Lamp

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Cute things are awesome; did you see the giant Totoro sleeping bag?? When I saw this lamp, I initially thought it resembled a piglet’s snout but according to its designer, the project aimed to “explore the approach of objects and animals to humans in the stories of everyday. …in some countries… ferrets were trained to pass [...]

Scrap Wood and Resin Chair

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I’m a big fan of recycled furniture designs and here, Sueng Han Lee has built a fully usable chair from scraps of unwanted wood. He remarks on the project, “I am fascinated and inspired by the process of creating something new out of the old”. The bits are joined together using plastic resin which you [...]

Awesome Color-Changing Light Bulbs

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This could be the start of mass-consumer home automation. These awesome Hue Light bulbs from Philips will soon start arriving in an apple store near you. These light bulbs can be controlled via your iPhone and has a range of 16 million colours and 90 shades of white (I didn’t even know there was so [...]