A while ago we took delivery of one of those wonder wash manual washing devices which completes our clothes washing by hand set-up. I’ve been washing by hand with some launderette visits for a while now and with literally no enthusiasm or space to put a replacement washing machine it’s become an accepted way of life.
The wonder wash is aimed at those who need an alternative to a washing machine or need a portable camping solution that requires no electricity for washing. You fill it with washing liquid (or washing balls if you believe that hype), water and clothes, screw down the top which pressurises the contents (and intensifies the washing action) and attach a handle to turn the drum over for up to two minutes.Release the pressure, attach the drain arm (I just drain into the sink from the lid, it’s quicker). Repeat with more water to rinse a few times. The spin dryer takes care of the wringing to an extent that only minor airing is then required after this process.
It sounds basic but it seems to work well for us and is saving on the electricity and water bills so I can thoroughly recommend this if you’re looking for an alternative way to wash your clothes.
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I’ve decided to give away what’s left of my remaining vinyl record collection. The most treasured ones I’ll keep a while longer though I’ve either digitised them or re purchased in digital form so for me it’s about the music (maaaaan). I sold the vast majority some years ago when I probably got the best prices I could for them on eBay before downloading from the Internet took hold and the price commanded for 2nd user vinyl tumbled.
I keep wanting to do something useful with those records and have seen this lovely but again pricey solution for turning treasured LP covers into wall art that can be changed and rotated as the mood dictates.
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Simple! Storage in stair steps. Not quite sure how easy this would be as it looks like your only handle is a small tag on each step-drawer and I guess you don’t want the draws to warp and stick due to the continual step use though I assume that’s all been thought of.
Via Vogue Living (Australia)
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I have to applaud anybody who manages to make a decent living from recycling items that others discard. This controlled chaos design for a chest of drawers made from discarded individual draws and so each arrangement being unique and numbered is a different approach but if they are managing to shift them at the quoted €16,600 price tag then I take my imaginary hat off to them.
Design: Tejo Remy (NL) for Droog Design 1993