• Repurpose an Ikea door into a desk, save $100

    Decided to outfit your place with Ikea stuff but still have to find a way to tighten up the budget? Have I got a deal for you. What you really need is a decent desk, right? Well, what is a desk but a flat surface on some legs? And if you’re too fancy to use a sheet of plywood and some sawhorses to do the job (the rustic look), you can piecemeal together a desk from one of these Ikea… Read More

  • Sliding Windows 3.1 real-life windows

    I’ll be damned, will you look at that? Called “FenĂȘtres 3.1” (fenĂȘtres being French for “windows”), this concept by designer John Nouanesing is basically a sliding window unit painted like the old Windows 3.1 user interface from the inside. There’s even what appears to be a BSOD pull-down shade. Nice touch. [via Unplggd] Read More

  • The new crop of digital photo frames

    [photopress:kodakex1011.jpg,full,center] Mr. Pogue at the Times today has a little roundup of digital photo picture frames. He tries out the eMotion, Parrot DF7220, Kodak EasyShare EX1011, eStarling Digital Wireless, Momento 100, PanDigital WiFi Picture Frame and SmartParts SP8PRT. The main thesis here is that all of those frames are much improved over previous years’ incarnations. For… Read More

  • Sonace Speakers Are Nearly Invisible Sorta, Kinda

    That nagging wife of yours refuses to let you install big, manly speakers in your living room? My first suggestion would be to file for divorce, but my second suggestion would be to check out these “invisible” Sonance Architectural Series speakers, specifically the Fascia Z8F. They recede into the wall and you’ll notice that there’s no grille, no visible screws, no NOTHING! Read More