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Glowing Tree Ring Tables Light Up The Night

Last week we shared some incredible glowing tree stump lanterns made by a legally blind artist from Australia. Today we bring you a different sort of glowing tree stump, which is equally impressive. Made by Justin Beaumont of Straight Line Design, these tree rings are fashioned from Pine Beetle wood. Each stump is sliced and then coated with a colored resin top. While they look pretty cool during the day, as-is, the real magic happens at night when the ring patterns light up thanks to embedded lights beneath the surface.

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Straight Line Designs, Inc. is based in Vancouver, British Columbia and these examples were originally created for the Summer Lights show. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem like these ever went into any formal production, though we imagine Justin could be commissioned to produce some more for anyone interested.

Custom Made Guitar Toilet Seats

It’s not uncommon for people to infuse their home with decorating that reflects their personal values and interests, and surely you’ve raised your eyebrows over some of the odd things in your friend’s or families’ homes. But you probably haven’t seen a guitar toilet seat, until now.

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These custom made toilet seats are perfect for the aspiring or professional musician in your life. They come in several colors and are available in either acoustic or electric versions. If guitar isn’t your instrument of choice, they also make a piano version.

Visit Jamminjohns for more information and to purchase your very own – that is if your significant other will allow it.

Beautiful Water Faucet Is A Work Of Art And Sustainability

In a recent design contest, Simim Qui took home the iF Design Concept award for what has to be the most beautiful water faucet we’ve ever seen. If you’re like most people, you don’t give much thought to the way water looks when it flows from the tap. But once you see the patterned streams from his invention you’ll realize there’s something special here.

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Basically the water flows through a double-turbine which creates a spectacular pattern. In fact, the design includes three settings, each producing a different spiral. Not only does the water look great as it spirals down in a lattice pattern, but it also saves 15% versus a traditional tap. In a world where we face increasing drought and demand for water, this product is something we hope to see in stores around the world.

iPod Speaker Dock Made From Supercar Exhaust Pipes

Automotive enthusiasts have strong feelings about which exhaust sounds best. Some prefer the throaty and thunderous American V8; others like the raspy V12 of a Ferrari, and still others may prefer the melodic sound of an inline six-cylinder from BMW. Regardless of your preference for any particular engine + exhaust combo, we can all probably agree that the fine examples from the Italian company ixoost sounds best of all (or at least our wives can!).

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Each speaker dock comes fitted with a 8, 10, or 12-cylinder exhaust from a supercar. Conveniently located in Modena, Italy, home to the Ferrari factory, this project is the brainchild of Matteo Panini and Micro Pecorari. These speakers are custom made to order and include a working subwoofer, drivers, and full integration with iPhones. In case you’re wondering, the price comes in at around $6,500 and like many supercars, the supply is limited.

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A cannabis vape for the naturalist

If you stay up on the latest in cannabis vaporizers, you know there are some pretty high tech options out there today. From the Firefly to the Pax, and the new Davinci IQ, everything seems to be all about sleek curves, bluetooth connectivity, and technological advancement. What if you only care about actually vaporizing though? For the flip phone lovers among us, there’s still one great option out there. The Magic Flight Launch Box.

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This simple, elegant vape brings a handcrafted style that contrasts the aforementioned vapes. It’s small, fitting easily in the palm of your hand, and very discreet looking. Basically it looks like something you might have made in shop class. And that’s OK because it’s a very elegant design, with quotes on the back. It uses a battery to complete the circuit and works with conduction heating.

Overall it takes some finesse to use. You need to pull slowly and get the timing just right, otherwise the herb can heat up too quickly and taste burnt, or not fast enough in which case it won’t vaporize.

To learn more, read this magic flight launch box review.

Who’s a good lamp? YOU ARE a good lamp!

When describing various pieces of furniture and accessories around your home, words like “chic” and “modern” might come into play, but chances are you don’t look at your bedside lamp and describe it as “adorable”. If you own a Luminose “puppy lamp” you might. Designed by Elizabeth Zimmerer and Márton Lente, both of whom love dogs and interior design, the lamp is probably the cutest thing we’ve seen recently. It’s sure to generate plenty of conversation as well, thanks to its clever design.

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Easily change the puppy lamp position from sitting to standing, or even downward-facing dog.

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The cord wrapped around it’s neck is made to imitate a leash.

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Interested in purchasing one of your own? Check out http://lumino.se/ for more information.