Articles by: John Tomelevage

Grind Pepper Like a Boss

Grind Pepper Like a Boss

Although I suspect that a controlled sonic pulse system is the key to perfect pepper grinding, almost every pepper mill currently on the planet is based upon a design introduced in 1874 by Jean-Pierre and Jean-Fredrique Peugeot, who, at the time, were best known for manufacturing hand saws, of all things. Their design featured a wooden tube that fed the […]

by · April 29, 2014 · 1 comment · Design, Home, Lifestyle, News
ITZ Design Ban Table

ITZ Design Ban Table

Ban Table The table draws its inspiration from the work of Japanese architect Shigeru Ban and from traditional Asian joinery. The structure is designed on the basis of joinery techniques, which make it possible to put it together and take it apart without the use of screws, nails, dowels or glue. The table is designed to highlight the subtle beauty […]

Häfele’s Transformable Living Spaces

Häfele’s Transformable Living Spaces

Häfele is a German manufacturer of furniture fittings and architectural hardware, and of all the booths we saw at Holz-Handwerk, theirs was the most mobbed. And it’s no wonder why: Aimed at the designers and builders responsible for kitting out homes and offices, their sprawling exhibit was a showcase of what it’s possible to make with their products, a sort […]

by · April 12, 2014 · 1 comment · Architecture, Design, Lifestyle, News
Festo Dual Wing Generator

Festo Dual Wing Generator

Dual Wing Generator – Power Generation With The Wing-Beating Principle With the DualWingGenerator, Festo has developed an extraordinary technology platform as part of the Bionic Learning Network. In contrast to conventional small wind power stations, the system uses two pairs of opposing wings instead of rotor blades to generate power. Reverse Principle of the Natural Beating of Wings The system’s […]

by · April 10, 2014 · 3 comments · News, Technology
CR-1 Carbon Fiber RV

CR-1 Carbon Fiber RV

Global Caravan Technologies, Inc. unveils its first all carbon fiber RV. Style and craftsmanship are blended uniquely together in the CR-1 Carbon to pave way for unprecedented luxury standards and options, making camping more glamorous. The CR-1 Carbon is the first of many planned products in the CR-Series, and is one of the more premium offerings for super-luxury towables by […]

by · April 9, 2014 · 1 comment · Design, Lifestyle, News
boxLIFE boxGATE – The Ultimate Tailgate Party

boxLIFE boxGATE – The Ultimate Tailgate Party

Football season may be months away, but that doesn’t mean we can’t daydream about tailgating. Forget about the rickety old camp grill and cooler in the back of your van: the future of tailgating is boxGATE, a brilliantly overkill pop-up party that unfolds from a shipping container. It’s the Transformers of tailgating! Texas Tech alumni Jane’t Howey and Sheryl Estes […]

BomBoard – Portable High Performance Jet Ski

BomBoard – Portable High Performance Jet Ski

The world’s only modular, high performance jet ski at the world’s lowest price The BomBoard is a radical new high performance personal watercraft specifically designed for action sports enthusiasts. BomBoard will enable you to speed across the water inches from the surface performing stunts and maneuvers captured on video and shared with fellow enthusiasts throughout the world. Join other enthusiasts […]

by · March 31, 2014 · 1 comment · Lifestyle, News, Sports
Get Tubed – In a Pneumatic Elevator

Get Tubed – In a Pneumatic Elevator

It takes work to go upstairs, but it doesn’t have to. That’s why elevators were invented. If you want an elevator in your home, though, it takes some serious construction. Why not travel through pneumatic tubes like the Jetsons? No, seriously, you can. Dayton Elevators makes pneumatic vacuum elevators that can be easily installed in any house with the right […]

Devastated Family Struggling To Cope After Losing Everything On DVR

Devastated Family Struggling To Cope After Losing Everything On DVR

The Talbott family has suffered a tragic loss. Everything the family had saved for years, all of it disappeared in an instant. Now as The Onion reports, they set to the task of rebuilding their lives after the huge setback of a crashed DVR. The Onion Via Gizmodo

by · March 30, 2014 · 1 comment · Fun Stuff, Humor, News
Smart Phocus Turns Your iPhone Into a Capable Video Camera

Smart Phocus Turns Your iPhone Into a Capable Video Camera

Based in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona, Smart Phocus is a team of passionate photographers and videographers changing the way people capture moments of time through the use of smartphones. Smart Phocus manufactures cases and accessories to turn your digital device into a high quality production machine. Simply slide on a Smart Phocus case, then affix any one of the […]