10 Wacky Home Inventions

10 Wacky Home Inventions

Lise Harwin
Oct 7, 2008

In a few years, you might be relaxing on your levitating recliner, inhaling from your musical home oxygen bar and digitally checking on the health of your houseplants. Or not. The reality is that what's on the horizon in product design might be too pricey to be practical for everyday living. Still, these 10 inventions certainly provide food for thought -- bathed in blue UV light, of course.

First up, the Woofer speaker system, which resembles two German Shepards (bodies only, no heads). Punny, yes. Creepy, definitely.

More intriguing is the Bloomframe folding balcony, which comes in a variety of colors and can be customized to fit most windows, all while complying with city ordinances.

But most inspirational is the Vertebrae bathroom unit, featured in the Sony House of Tomorrow. Managing to fit a toilet, sink, storage and shower into one compact, Swiss Army-style column, it's already in production and available to urban dwellers with limited lavatory space. And for $15,000, it's not entirely unreasonable for those looking to renovate anyway.

For the complete list of what lies ahead, check out the article here.

Images: Yanko Design, Hofman Dujardin Architecten, Design Odyssey Ltd., Hoverit, Generate

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