Lateral thinking is often required when coping with a modern lifestyle-stepping out of the circle and acknowledging that relaxation is not that “unproductive” as generally believed. This post is a tribute to those who are able to appreciate the small things, the ideas that make one richer at an emotional level. And what better display of intelligence to freshen up your living space than humor?
Freshome readers, for today we decided to make you smile! Just for that, we gathered up 12 original and amusing home accessories that we believe can make a room a more enjoyable place to live in. If you can think of any other amusing household items, please tip us by leaving a comment below. Enjoy!
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1. The Bike Desk:
#1. A real motivational design for the ones who can not make it on time for important meetings and a fun item to have around the house, the “Whatever, I’m late anyways” wall clock displays a simple appearance and a strong message. Witty, isn’t it?
#2. Is playing with food really such a bad thing? An open invitation to interactive food fun, these full-sized plates found on Amazon can make eating amusing for both children and adults. Dishwasher and microwave safe, the plates can be used and reused until every vegetable or fruit has its fair chance at becoming part of… a human face?
#3. Lucy Merchant stepped out of the box and created this great looking Picket Fence Radiator, as a part of her project called “Common Series”. We don’t know if the “gate” can actually be opened, but the knob sure looks authentic. All in all, a fun way to make every winter day enjoyable.
#4. This Petit Beurre Coushion can instantly upgrade the originality level of a room, just by standing still on the sofa. The small pillow looks so realistic, that having a taste of it is probably not far from the thoughts of its future owners. For anyone interested, the item is on sale here, for 79 Euros.
#5. Tapistongs comes from Lise El Sayed and is a lovely rug that can fit wonderfully in a modern living room. Its originality comes from the fact that the rug is not whole, but has four footprints where the two matching pairs of slippers should be. The “downside” is that the slippers look very comfy; someone is bound to wear them eventually, messing up the picture perfect arrangement below.
#6. This unusual bedding set designed by Vadim Cherniy is a radical yet really simple way to change the appearance of your bedroom. Simple and fun, the sheets have more than a practical function, they also come with a strong visual appeal. We are not sure if they are more comfortable than the common ones, but they sure drew our attention in terms of creativity and design.
#7. The inverted bookshelf comes from Instructables user fungus amungus, who managed to apparently defy gravity. The secret to this design is a clever placement of elastic, holding each book tied to the shelf. We find it a great way to puzzle your guests, not to mention a cool book unit.
#8. Did you know you adjust lighting in your room by doing some elegant wine pouring and drinking gestures? Designer Seungyoub Oh of Studio Dotdotdot envisioned Light Sommelier interactive light, inspired by a wine bottle and glass. How does it work? As the bottle touches the glass, the glass lights up. As you tip the glass over, the light dims. All done with simple proximity detectors and gyros. Check out the video to see how it works.
#9. Discovering some paint brushes he had forgotten to wash, designer Dominic Wilcox created these original paint brush coat hooks. We find these “home accessories” ingenious, not to mention easy to implement. The brushes have an intriguing appearance, making one inevitably think at an artist’s studio. Check out some of the craziest wall hooks out there in a post featured on Freshome a while back.
#10. There are a lot of eco designs being developed lately, which can only mean good news. This particular wall sticker is sure to add originality to a corner of the room that is usually ignored. The creative light switch addition featuring a hamster wheel energy generator is a fun invitation to indoor energy efficiency. You can purchase this sticker and other similar ones online for prices that vary from £16.90 to £26.90.
#11. Need an uncommon chair set for original coffee breaks? The witty Out of Balance stools by German designer Thorsten Franck may not be extremely comfortable, but they make up for that with their fun design. The stools were built like egg shells with a weight at the bottom for balance, making them quite safe and steady.
#12. A perfect project for those spending some time crafting fun objects, the Face Shelving comes from Alexi Mccarthy and is a cheerful storage unit for books and various small objects. Depending on what you put in or on the shelves, you create different faces and expressions. Find it as crazy and original as we do?