Sometimes it's nice to have the appliance do all the work for us. While being a cook requires a fair degree of knowledge, patience, and experimentation (and chopping, lots of chopping), sometimes all we want is an easy-to-make meal. While the microwave could provide sustenance from some warm, brightly colored boxed frozen meal, there is no reason why an easy-to-make meal has to be anything but great.
I know these are still in beta, and I'm all for silly fashion statements, but I have to take a second to expound on the ridiculousness of these "Lazy Sunday Pants."
To the layman, these pants by Spanish design studio Mitemite appear to be your normal pair of loungey sweatpants, perfect for wearing outside to wash the or get a quick bite at a local McDonalds, right?
Nope. Take a look again, but this time use your lazy eye. The pants come with their own built-in remote control pocket, and that's not even the best … Read more
Sometimes the kitchen can be really far away. Say you're hanging out in the garage playing poker, working on the car, or some other garage-related activity. Suddenly the need hits for a microwaveable treat and a cold brew. The warmth of the microwave and the chill of the refrigerator may not be too far away, but it sure is convenient to have them closer. No need to journey to the kitchen when you can stock up on the essentials in the comfort of your own garage. (Also applies to attics and basements).
I'm not sure exactly who this beverage cooler is designed for. I mean, there's lazy, and then there is lazy. I imagine resting in a lawn chair or hammock, enjoying a nice adult beverage, when suddenly the need for a refill becomes apparent. Luckily, right by my side, there would be a cooler filled with refreshments. Which is what is confusing me--if I'm planning on being super lazy, why would the cooler be anywhere but right beside me? I wouldn't even get a chance to use the remote.
Be that as it may, I suppose there … Read more
Sometimes the kitchen is just too far away. Go on, you can admit it, too. Deliciousness may be residing just a few feet away in the form of a precooked meal, but the effort of drag yourself into the kitchen to get it is simply too great. Besides, there's a ball game on the tube.
Submitted as an entry into the Electrolux 2008 Design Lab contest, the concept cooktop is a flexible extension of the dinner table, designed to be used in any room in the house. The theme of this year's annual competition was the Internet generation, … Read more
It always happens: I'm stirring sauce, soup, or something, and I have to find some place to stash the dripping spoon in between stirring. I usually rely on saucers, but that just means I wind up with one more dish to wash as I prepare dinner. Wouldn't it be nice if the spoon could take care of itself? Jonathan's Lazy Spoons do just that: these wooden spoons have a notch on the handle so that you can balance them on the edge of the pan or bowl where you've been stirring up a storm.
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Apture is a new tool for bloggers to add a little more context to their posts. Like Yahoo's Shortcuts it will go over what you've written and add little pop-ups in places where you link to other sites or media items from around the Web. The big difference is that Apture can either do all this automatically or let you to do the legwork.
It's set up to work with popular sites like Flickr, Amazon, Wikipedia, and Scribd. Any link to one of those sites will simply enable whoever clicks on it to see the entire entry … Read more
We thought we'd found the ideal laptop angle years ago with the "Easy Desk Aluminum," but that position can get a little old especially when used at play as well as at work. That's where the aptly named "Lazy Geek's Cushion" comes in.
Unlike many of its other products, Japan's Thanko may actually have come up with something useful with this, er, workstation, at least for those of us afflicted with terminal laziness. It supposedly claims to alleviate back and neck pain, though we have no idea if there's any actual … Read more
The line between laziness and forgetfulness is a fine one, but the consequences are the same: Nothing gets done. That's how we justify our fondness for products like the "SmartShopper," which spits out a paper shopping list after you tell it what you need. Even the likes of HP are getting into this act.
But what if you don't know what should be on the list (and are too lazy to open the refrigerator door)? That's where the "Ikan" comes in. The idea, according to CrunchGear, goes something like this: Before you toss … Read more
We're still waiting on the time machine, human teleportation, and commercially available flying cars. But scientists have been working hard, and now the Remote-Controlled Floating Serving Tray is ready for the world.
Hammacher Schlemmer's remote-controlled tray holds up to five cans (no room for a six-pack?) and a 16-ounce bowl of delicious, delicious snacks.
The piece de resistance--a remote control with 25 feet of range--lets the operator transport various refreshments to you aquatically. (Or, depending on how good a friend the operator is, float the snacks just out of reach and make you swim around and chase them.) … Read more