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This is the kind of washing machine I’d like!

11.16.07

How about a washing machine that looks like a Stargate for your laundry?

Well, If you can’t ship the laundry to some alien locale, how about a washing machine that is actually a black monolith that will summon some super powerful extraterrestrials to help with the wash?

More seriously, this beauty was designed by Simona Iuculano and Ye Xiao Dong and won the Lavatrice Cinese Made In Milan design competition. There are more details (and other designs) in Iuculano’s portfolio.

Hat tip: Yanko Design which regularly reports on the latest and greatest in design.

How does the Magic Gopher do it?

11.06.07

Here’s a neat web trick: a magic gopher who mysteriously reads your mind. There’s a hint as to how he does it after the jump. (more…)