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  • Real Estate Company Builds Roller Coaster Inside Home to Show It Off

    Mia Fitzharris at Odd News 2 yrs ago

    If you have ever shopped for a new home, you know that it can sometimes seem like a wild roller-coaster ride. Well, the Dutch real estate company Huizen Promoter took that concept quite literally by installing an actual roller coaster throughout the inside and outside of a home on the market.

  • Now You Can Buy a Mini-Me of Yourself

    Emily Scharnhorst at Odd News 2 yrs ago

    Is there any better way to say happy holidays to your loved ones than by gifting them a mini version of yourself? Thanks to a new pop-up shop in the hip Marais district of Paris, our family and friends can now have mini-me versions of us to cherish forever and ever. The Le Moimee Store is one of the first boutique shops that offers customers the ability to use 3D printing to make little copies of themselves — for around $285. The 3D figurines are one-twelfth the size of its subjects. Customers can pose however they like and wear whatever they want for the rendering, and the results seem to be pretty accurate.

    "We think of it as giving new life to the portrait … You know what you look like in a picture. But the day you see your 'Moimee,' you go, 'Wow, I look like that?'" said Sylvie Roche, the project director of the mini-me venture.

    So far, about 15 people have purchased the figurines at the pop-up shop, and we are sure their families will appreciate the pintsize presents.

  • You Can Now Fund a Slice of This Pizza Bed Creation

    Emily Scharnhorst at Odd News 2 yrs ago

    Start with red sauce sheets, add a pepperoni-and-cheese duvet, and top it off with a crusty pillowcase, and voilà! You’ve got yourself a pizza bed. The mockup for this delicious linens situation has been floating around the Web for the last few months, but once again, thanks to the power of social media, the Internet is making someone’s pipe dream a reality.

    This pizza bed creation, which belongs to Brooklyn-based artist Claire Manganiello, is now gaining momentum on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter. Manganiello says that the idea came to her when she and a friend were talking about "how nice it would be to be able to crawl under the cheese layer on a piece of pizza and then eat your way out." The sheets are going for $100, $125, and $150, depending on the bedding/pizza size, of course.

    You won’t be able to eat your way out of bed in the morning, but at least your order will be shipped to you in a pizza box!

  • Driverless Office Car Could Add Hours of Work to Our Day

    Emily Scharnhorst at Odd News 2 yrs ago

    Have you ever gotten up early and, halfway through your first cup of coffee while crawling through mind-numbing traffic, thought to yourself, "I wish I could be working now! I'm wasting so much time on the way to the office ... driving!" Well, lazy time-wasting commuters of the world, you're in luck. We can all give a slow round of applause to the design agency IDEO for suggesting the future "office on the go."   In a new design-concept video, they show us just how driverless cars have the potential to add two hours of "productivity" to our workday. IDEO says that when driverless cars take over, our commutes will be boring, and a boring commute means that drivers can focus on tackling more interesting problems. The WOW (Work on Wheels) pods will be able to transform into meeting spaces and connect with the nearby cars of co-workers so that you can get a jump-start on your morning meetings! No day at the commuter office would be complete, though, without a happy hour. IDEO suggests that our driverless cars will be able to set the mood as we head to the bar, and they can make sure that we get home safely after sharing some libations with co-...