Tag Archives | Furniture

…Hockem is sitting with an attitude?

Hockem Trick

It’s difficult to create a new sport from scratch, but SALZIGdesign is trying to do just that with Hockem.

The sport is based around the use of a Sporthocker, which is equal parts sports equipment and furniture.


Tricks involve casting, catching, balancing and (of course) sitting on the Sporthocker, with the end of a move signified by the sit. Think of it as a combination of skateboarding, parkour, hacky sack, flatland BMX, and… sitting.

Right now Hockem appears to only be popular in its birthplace of Germany, and perhaps a few other European countries that the Hockem team has traveled too, but given the relentless quest to find the next best thing and get it sponsored by RedBull and added to the X Games, I can only imagine that it’s just a matter of time before this extreme seat makes its way to the US.


…McDonald’s was flooded?

Flooded McDonald's

Superflex created an interesting art project called Flooded McDonald’s where a life-size replica of a McDonald’s interior was built, and then flooded with water.

Furniture is lifted up by the water, trays of food and drinks start to float around, electrics short circuit and eventually the space becomes completely submerged.

Flooded McDonald's Detail

The work doesn’t contain any further explanation, so it’s up to you to provide your own narrative, but with imagery like this, it shouldn’t be too hard.

[Superflex – Flooded McDonald’s]

[Via: Wooster Collective]

…Everything Must Go?

Everything Must Go

GrandOpening, the store featured previously on DYH, has just reopened, and is now called Everything Must Go, The Lower East Side Auction House.

    It’s spring! Empty your apartment of all that drab furniture. Better yet, move and leave all that old stuff behind. This weekend, The Lower East Side Auction House can help you get started.

It looks to be yet another very successful iteration of the GrandOpening idea, so if you’re in the New York area, then definitely stop by and check it out.

[Grand Opening – Everything Must Go]

…Habbo Hotel theft can land you in the real slammer?

Habbo Hotel

So you’ve probably read the story about the 17-year-old Dutch kid who was arrested for stealing virtual furniture valued at over $5,800 in the online world of Habbo Hotel, but my question is this (besides the question of why anyone would pay $5,800 for virtual furniture): If he just stole virtual furniture, shouldn’t he just get put into a virtual jail?

[BBC News – ‘Virtual Theft’ Leads To Arrest]

[Habbo Hotel]

[Via: Read/Write Web]

…Google is a cool place to work?

Google Deserts

Google has always seemed like a cool place to work, with its fully stocked snack bar and contemporary furniture for you to kick up your feet and crank out that next billion-dollar idea. Here’s a neat little sneak peak into their newest Manhattan office building, including the menu (Pumpkin w/ Tumeric, Coconut Gravy anyone?), the snack room, and their game room (complete with everyone’s favorite, Guitar Hero).

[Inside Google’s Manhattan Office]

[Via: Digg]