Work probably prevents you from spending your time on the beach, but artist Justin Kempyou decided to try and fool himself into thinking that he’s there with this office sandbox, which is officially titled “Surfing With The Sand Between My Toes.” There doesn’t seem to be any details on whether this will ever become a real product, but if it did, you can bet it would result in a sand trail throughout your house, and will double as the biggest toilet your cat has ever seen.
(BR via IT)
If those behind the Hoarders series are looking to do a home office special, here are some fine subjects. As an added bonus, they’ve thrown in some that are relatively uncluttered, but are more depressing than watching Million Dollar Baby while listening to Morrissey on an ugly day.
Check them out after the jump.
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This Time Management Clock reminds you that life is short and shouldn’t be wasted reading pointless wall posts from people you don’t really care for.
Of course, if you’re stuck behind a desk all day, this clock might be more accurate if the larger part was devoted to Facebook and the smaller part to actual work.
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Dutch design studio Denieuwegeneratie’s awesome car bookshelf design is absolutely fantastic. I would love to reproduce this for my office, but I don’t have a spare vintage Jag lying around (and I don’t think getting back my old Saturn would work quite as well).
(Denieuwegeneratie via Dezeen)
I’m actually naked right now. It’s Super Casual Monday in my office.
(Ronald Oliekanvanos via Bits and Pieces)
Fishbowls are nothing new of course, but when was the last time you saw a jellyfish tank atop an office desk? If you have $350 to burn, the desk in question could be yours.
Indeed, this specially designed tank features “full-spectrum energy efficient LEDs for illumination, an air diffuser for maximum oxygenation, built-in biological, chemical, and mechanical filtration, a bubble channel to shield the jellyfish from the air.”
It even includes a voucher good for three jellyfish and pack of food. In short, it’s everything you need to keep the little buggers alive. Plus, you’ll have bragging rights in the office—until someone decides to one-up you with a tank full of piranhas.
Product Page ($350 via Uncrate)
If you’reÂ claustrophobic, chances are you’re not living in the city to begin with, which is a good thing – especially if you’re on a limited budget. The video after the break shows a dude giving a tour of his 78 square foot apartment in Manhattan, which he pays $750 a month for. He seems to have done a really good job organizing his space, but has no kitchen and has to share a bathroom with his neighbors. F that S.
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We got a chance to test out Aluratek’s Mini Surge Dual USB Charging Station, and the bottom line is that it does what it’s supposed to do. You can charge up to two USB devices while keeping both outlets free. Plus, it has the added bonus of surge protection.
The only complaint I have about the device is the position of the USB outlets. It would have been better if the unit was more compact for better weight distribution. Because the unit is tall and the plug is way down at the bottom, there is a gap between the wall and the plug itself—meaning that the whole thing tends to wiggle around in the outlet when you plug and unplug USB cords. Annoying, but not exactly a dealbreaker.
Still, if you have a lot of gadgets to charge and outlet space is scarce, this is a far neater solution than messing around with bulky power strips and USB plug adapters.
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Spring is here, which is as good a reason as any for us to give away a big box full of gadget goodies. Continue reading after the break to check out the full breakdown of all the gadgets in the bundle and all the details you need to enter.
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This dry erase iPad may not be as feature rich as the tablet version, but you can probably get just as much actual work done on it for a fraction of the price.
Product Page ($25 via swissmiss)