Ikea Augmented Reality Catalog for 2013. Blows Me Away!

Its amazing how far Ikea has come along.  A company that gave people vivid living rooms, bedrooms and more with their beautiful furniture.  I remember how colorful and exciting their catalogs were.  It was always exciting to pick one up and imagine how your present or future home would look like with all their furniture.

During my years in college, Ikea catalogs were iconic.  Every time I had a guest over during my college years, they always picked up the Ikea catalog.  Now 10 years later, they have pushed the envelop and took it to a whole new level.

Their new catalog is for the Apple iPad, iPhone, and Android smart phones.  These catalogs are beautiful and only a video can really show you how it works.

Available for download July 31 2012

Watch below, and be amazed.

Matroshka Space Saving Furniture System

My jaw dropped when I found this online.  It was just too perfect to be true.  Elegant, compact, and just plain brilliant.  I love how the desk part is higher than the rest of the system.  Also the different combinations that you can work with also is just so creative.

This unit is perfect for the bachelor in a small apartment studio or even for a families that want to add a workstation / lounge to a certain room.

After seeing this unit, I had to know how much it was.  The website is http://www.shop.matroshkafurniture.com/eng/start.html and it lists the item at SEK 112,000 which in US dollars is roughly $16,410.00

If you have the money and must have it, you can order it through that web address above.  For me, it was too good to be true.

I Must Applause Creativity Today!

My wife loves to visit the sites Pinterest, Etsy, and recently thefancy.com.  While I browse it here and there I just can’t help but to notice how creative individuals are today.  Its great to see ideas that people come up with and are able to showcase their skills and craftsmanship in products that they are passionate about.  Just getting off of thefancy.com, I was amazed at some of the beautiful minimalist products that look elegant and sophisticated to the human eye.

Here are some examples that I had to share.Image

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Growing up in a house of clutter and lots of stuff everywhere, I really appreciate neatness, clean, and open space.  Seeing all these inventions and creations makes me realize that there are so many fresh ideas out there in the world and the possibilities continue to be endless.  If you have great ideas, take a chance and make it happen.  I know that you will all succed if you believe in yourselves.