Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Hema is a Dutch department store and acronym for Hollandse Eenheidsprijzen Maatschappij Amsterdam, or "Dutch Standard Prices Company Amsterdam," according to Wikipedia. According to Babel Fish, this is better translated as "Dutch entity prices society Amsterdam." According to Today On The Interwebs, that's not even a real language. Anyway. All you need to know is that it's kind of like a European Muji. Just click on it. Then send it to your kid brother and then tell him he broke the Interwebs.

Runner up:
The Washing Machine Toilet. It reuses your dirty laundry water as a toilet water.

This project did not win at the The 2008 Greener Gadgets Design Competition but it's a winner in my heart. Judging was based on innovation, clarity of design, originality, form, presentation, and likelihood of scaring the crap out of your grandmother.

It's like the makers of the Wuzzles moved on from their 80s cartoon shenanigans and instead of making cartoons about butterfly-bears or elephant-kangaroos, they moved on to mixing appliances. I love it. Enjoy this blast-to-the past:

(From mom & BoingBoing)

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