Because who has room in their home for a beanbag chair AND a pile of stuffed animals, Creative QT designed the Stuff ‘n Sit stuffed animal storage beanbag chair. So it’s not really a beanbag chair, is it? It’s more a stuffed animal chair. Or, even more accurately, an empty piece of zippered fabric.
Available in three different models (27″ toddler, which holds about one laundry basket of stuffed animals, 33″ large which holds two, and 38″ extra-large which holds around three), prices range from $24 – $35 (affiliate link) depending on size and exterior pattern. The company also encourages you think outside the bag and not just fill the chair with stuffed animals, but also unused dress-up clothes, towels, blankets, and extra pillows. Cookies and candy? Probably not.
Granted it’s probably not the best idea to fill the chair up with action figures, but they’re all I could find. As a matter of fact, I’ve already got it about half-filled. I mean I’m really not sure why my roommate kept all these original Star Wars action figures in their packages anyway.
Apple Watch 6 was a headliner this year – a smartwatch with a new set of features and aesthetics, including a Product Red edition (first for the watch). Despite what Apple pulled off in the beefed interior and hardware, you may not notice that upfront, since the device comes in the same size and form factor as the Apple Watch Series 5. In fact, the new device looks identical to Cupertino’s watches from the last few years with a square design rounded at the edges and a digital crown offering haptic feedback.
There is no evidence that the Cupertino tech company is thinking of redesigning its smartwatch. But that is no deterrent for a designer to visualize what a new Apple Watch – a series 7 maybe – could look like, through his designs. For his renders, designer Wilson Nicklaus takes a cue from the transformed look of the iPhone 12 lineup and the newer iPads.
Apple this year returned to the very recognizable flat-edged form factor on the iPhone 12 models. This design, as you’d have noticed, is reminiscent of the more promising appearance of the iPhone 5. Now Nicklaus believes the Apple Watch with a similar flat edge design could be on the cards and he has the renders to show how it would fair if the idea meets fruition – it is just like the iPhone for your wrist. The concept only tinkers with the design of the casing – it shows a stainless steel version of the Apple Watch – very identical to the iPhone 12 Pro.
Nicklaus’ designs may seem clunky and could be slightly uncomfortable on the wrist because of the sharper details on the metal frame which the design envisions. It is arguable how Apple would make the flat-edged smartwatch as comfortable as the current Apple Watch models with rounded off edges – that if, Apple actually ventures on these design cues!
Designer: Wilson Nicklaus
Switzerland based design firm Kross Studio has teamed up with Warner Bros. to create this 1989 Batmobile X Kross Studio Desk Clock. Limited to 100 pieces, the desk clock costs a staggering $29,900. Even already knowing how much it cost I couldn’t stop myself from doing another spit-take as I typed that.
The timepiece, modeled after the Batmobile in Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman movie, consists of 512 individual components, with 115 making up the Batmobile’s body and 397 in the clock’s movement. For reference, a traditional mechanical movement is typically only around 130 components. This is 267 more components! What do all those extra components do? Can it time travel? We may never know because we don’t have $29,900 to spend on a fancy Batmobile desk clock that may or may not be able to time travel.
I actually went to the purchase page and it appears there are only nine Batmobiles available at the moment. That means they’ve already sold 91 of them – $2,720,900 worth! Clearly, we’re in the wrong business. Now, let’s launch a Kickstarter for a $35,000 1989 Batwing wall clock.
As far as novelty desk lamps go, this is one of the better ones I’ve seen. The officially licensed Marvel Spider Man Streetlight LED Desk Lamp stands approximately 16-inches tall and features Spider-Man dangling from a miniature street light, which doubles as a desk lamp. Is your mind blown? Because there are pieces of mine everywhere, and my wife is NOT going to be happy when she gets home and I’m playing video games and still haven’t cleaned them up yet.
Available from online toy and collectible retailer Toynk, the desk lamp costs $60, which I actually found rather reasonable, considering a lot of these sorts of superhero collectibles require Bruce Wayne levels of money to purchase, and I’m operating on more of a Swamp Thing budget.
Spider-Man: there’s a little bit of him in all of us. And not just because we all descended from spiders, but we did and I’m writing the scientific paper to prove it. It’s called ‘We’re All Just a Bunch of Spider-People’, and it’s going to change the way humanity views our place in the world. Or get me locked up in the nut-house. Either way, I better get to make a cameo in the next Spider-Man movie.