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TrakBelt360 is the tool belt for the 21st century
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TrakBelt360 is the tool belt for the 21st century

November 04, 2014More often than not it is the simplest inventions that are the best and make you think, & 34;why didn’t I think of that?& 34;. This applies to the TrakBelt360 as it is a simple idea yet one you can& 39;t believe hasn& 39;t been thought up yet. Image Source: Trakbelt Many workman or DIY enthusiasts will know how difficult it can be to hold tools while working up a ladder.

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Ever Wondered Why a Rolex is so Expensive?

Have you ever wondered why a Rolex is so expensive? One of the world& 39;s most popular brands, these Swiss luxury watches are the envy of some and the must-have timepiece for others. But have you ever thought why, exactly, they demand such a high price tag? What makes them better?At the end of the day aren& 39;t they just a regular timepiece with the & 34;classic& 34; label markup?
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The Subzero Warm Breath Balaclava heats your breath

January 10, 2015If you& 39;re looking to keep your face warm with a balaclava this winter then look no further, especially if it& 39;s cold enough to play a risk to your lungs. The Subzero Warm Breath Balaclava not only gives your face a nice warm hug, it also humidifies and warms the air before you breath it in.
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Artist transforms husband's car with Sharpie pens and it looks stunning

January 03, 2015Collen Kelton bought himself a Nissan GT-R with the intention of customising it but he didn’t think much about the colour of the car as he was going to give the car a re-spray. However, before he did his wife who is an artist decided to draw on the front bumper of the car to hide some scratches and this was just the beginning of something that transformed the whole of the car into a stunning work of art on wheels.
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The Totem Intelligent Waste Bin makes recycling and disposal easy

January 03, 2015Once upon a time people just used to throw everything into one bin. Today, more people are conscious about sorting their rubbish. Paper goes into one container, bottles in another bin and leftovers into the compost bin. To make things easier, Joseph Joseph has designed an intelligent Totem waste bin that makes disposing and recycling very easy.
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Ridersmate alerts friends if you are in an accident

January 24, 2015If you like to take off into the unknown on your motorbike, mountain bike or you like to go horse riding, there is always the risk of no one knowing where you are if you were to have an accident. Of course, you may have a mobile phone but what if you were to get knocked unconscious? With this is mind David Colean,a telecommunications engineer from the UK, designed Ridersmate, a device that will send a text message to tell other people that something has gone wrong.
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Energy efficient house can be controlled via smartphone

January 08, 2015NOEM, a green building company from Spain have just completed a prefabricated energy efficient house with the name of the Smart Shelter aka El Refugio Inteligente. The house was designed and built in 9 weeks and then assembled on the site in just 10 days. The house is solar powered and comes with a combination of amenities that can be configured through a smartphone, while the sustainable design helps in reducing the amount of energy used.
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Relax and exercise at same time with TAO Chair

January 14, 2015If you are sat comfortably at home thinking it& 39;s time to go to the gym you could be tempted not to move. Of course if you want to keep up with your fitness plan then you have to move. This could change if you are sat in the TAO Chair though. The chair made an appearance at this year& 39;s CES and it is said that it will provide a dynamic workout for your target zones and all from the comfort of your living room.
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Sky Garden is highest public garden in London

January 28, 2015The Sky Garden recently opened at 20 Fenchurch Street in London and it is claimed to be the highest public garden in London. The garden spreads out over three of the top floors of a building and offers breath taking views out over London of 360 degrees. Image Source: Sky Garden The designer behind the Sky Garden is Rafael Vinoly Architects and the building is known affectionately as the Walkie Talkie.
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Get the kids to eat more bread thanks to Pan De Pop pop-up animals

January 19, 2015More often than not it is the simplest of inventions that are the best and this applies to the Pan De Pop Up bread cutter. If you want your young children to eat more bread or you want to make sandwiches with a difference for a party, this is the invention that you want. It is a bread cutter that allows you to turn an ordinary piece of bread into a pop-up cartoon animal.
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Dom'Up takes camping to luxurious heights

February 10, 2015The Dom& 39;Up tent takes camping to new heights of luxury and it can be installed and dismantled without leaving any impact on the surrounding environment, including the trees. The tent (or cabin as inventors Bruno de Grunne and Nicolas d& 39;Ursel call it) is an innovative treehouse that is far from the traditional small tents with frames on the ground.
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Enko running shoes put a spring in your step

February 03, 2015There are plenty of shock absorbing running shoes on the market and these have been designed to absorb energy on the down step of the runner and release it on the up step. A runner from France however has come up with a new concept on the idea and designed the Enko running shoe, which features coil sprung suspension on each shoe and a hinged sole.
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Intricate nail sculptures from John Bisbee

February 08, 2015Normally when the word nails and artwork are mentioned together the nails are what holds the artwork up on the wall. However John Bisbee from Maine, USA, actually uses the nails for his artwork as he makes intricate sculptures from thousands of them. Image Source: John BisbeeBisbee collects many thousands of nails in various sizes and types and uses them to make sculptures.
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Unused London Underground lines could become bike paths

February 07, 2014There are a network of unused London Underground lines and tunnels and one project proposal from architecture firm Gensler to convert them into pedestrian and bike paths that also harvest kinetic energy from people& 39;s steps has just won the London Planning Award for & 39;Best Conceptual Project& 39;.
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The Tera Rug brings interactive exercise training into the home

February 14, 2015It doesn& 39;t matter whether you buy the same gym equipment for the home that you would get in the gym, when you exercise at home it’s just never the same. Lunar Europe took up the challenge of creating concept exercise equipment that offered a workout that was more tailored to the home.
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The URWERK UR-110 Eastwood designed in tweed and wood

February 05, 2015THE UR-110 luxury watch arrived in 2011 and it was described as being a masterpiece. Since then many special editions have been released and this year is to be the last new edition that we will see of the watch. To commemorate it, URWERK have released the UR-110 Eastwood watch. Image Source: UWERK URWERK have designed the luxury watch in a bezel made from hardwood and have given it a complicated mechanical movement with indicators for the time shaped like torpedoes and topped it off with a tweed watch strap.
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Corner Packs delivery boxes make opening packages easier

January 26, 2015We have all come across the issue of dealing with opening a shipping box. You have to get through all that tape and often staples that keep packages sealed nice and tight. Well this could soon be a thing of the past thanks to clever redesign of a delivery box from Chenchen Hu, the Corner Packs.
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Equil Smartmarker Dry-Erase Marker makes whiteboards smarter

February 15, 2015There have been many attempts at trying to make whiteboards even smarter by trying to pair up large screen monitors and digital pens. This makes it easier in meetings when trying to get a point across and there have been some attempts more successful than others. However there are times when you simply want to keep a permanent record of the notes or diagrams that have been scribbled down on the whiteboard.
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Stunning transformation of Manhattan micro loft

February 26, 2015Specht Harpman Architects were given the job of taking a space of 425 feet and making it look spacious, which is something of a big task. What was once an awkward space in an apartment in New York was transformed into a stunning micro loft at the top of a building six storeys tall. Image Source: Specht Harpman Architects The architects were able to create what they termed & 39;living platforms& 39; that could accommodate everything apartment dwellers would need and at the same time it& 39;s kept the space open and bright.
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The Tago Arc is a versatile E-paper bracelet

February 18, 2015There are many beautiful bracelets on the market but the only thing wrong with them is that you can get fed up of its look or it doesn’t go with something that you are going to wear. Rather than go out and purchase a new bracelet why not change the one you have and give it a different look.
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