Fully Loaded – more bang for your buck

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The designer calls this chair “Fully Loaded”, and says it’s a ‘unique dichotomy of comfort and demise’. It’s made of 388 shotgun shells, already fired, sadly. You can pick from black, green, blue, red and copper shells, and the brass is covered with a coat of varnish to prevent tarnishing.

The chair is currently being built to order. No word how much it costs, but I suspect we’re not talking tens of pounds here – more like hundreds.

Rehhab (via Gearfuse)

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Top five crap Valentine’s Day colourways/products to get your loved loathed one tomorrow

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This happens but once a year, where companies feel compelled to spray-paint their products an embarrassing shade of red or pink in the hopes some daft fool will be forced to buy it at 5.42pm on the 14th of February, because Godiva and Charbonnel et Walker have run out of chocolates.

Here’s my top five pick of what not to buy someone for Valentine’s Day tomorrow. Not a single one. No-one. Just don’t do it. Get them some tins of Green Giant niblets instead.

1.) Sony VAIO CR notebook –
an expensive present for your loved one, this red-painted laptop will set you back $1,000, however you can be safe in the knowledge your partner will slap you for insulting him/her with a red matching cover and heart-shaped key chain. What? You think they actually like Sony VAIOs?!
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Dell and Microsoft launch (PRODUCT) RED branded products

dell_product_red_laptop.jpgDell and Microsoft have announced that they’ve partnered and joined the (PRODUCT) RED initiative which sees companies donating a portion of the sale price of products to the Global Fund.

Dell products in the scheme include the XPS M1330 (PRODUCT) RED laptop — featuring high-definition 13.3-inch display, full-sized keyboard, built-in Wi-Fi and optional mobile broadband wireless — and the XPS M1530 (PRODUCT) RED — a 15.4-inch laptop loaded with features like built-in webcam and fingerprint reader. The laptops feature vibrant red colouring and accents.