Skateboard StrollersSkateboard Strollers

Skateboard Strollers

Kid-friendly scooting on the Longboard Stroller, Sidekick Stroller Board

Vienna’s Public Hammock HouseVienna’s Public Hammock House

Vienna’s Public Hammock House

Kick back at the Flederhaus

5 MORE Cool Outdoor Lights5 MORE Cool Outdoor Lights

5 MORE Cool Outdoor Lights

Cool lamps for the patio and backyard

The Cute, Pre-Fab BunkieThe Cute, Pre-Fab Bunkie

The Cute, Pre-Fab Bunkie

What happens when an architect and furniture maker collaborate?

Kids Furniture That Grows UpKids Furniture That Grows Up

Kids Furniture That Grows Up

Transforming beds, chairs and desks

Creative Decor For Muting Noisy NeighborsCreative Decor For Muting Noisy Neighbors

Creative Decor For Muting Noisy Neighbors

Sound absorbing paint, pillows, tiles and art

The Palace of BubblesThe Palace of Bubbles

The Palace of Bubbles

Palais Bulles: Pierre Cardin’s cool former home in the south of France

Have Wood Burning Spa Will TravelHave Wood Burning Spa Will Travel

Have Wood Burning Spa Will Travel

The Dutchtub offers boundless bathing


Skateboard Strollers

One of our favorite pieces of luggage is the Samsonite Micro Suitcase Scooter — it’s a regular-looking wheeled carry-on with a built-in skateboard. Flip the skateboard down your bag will scoot you around the airport!

The Suitecase Scooter made us wonder what other products have been combined with skateboards. One surprising such product we found: baby strollers!

Two stroller-skateboard hybrids especially stood out to us. One, the Longboard Stroller from Quinny, is still in the concept phase. The other, the Sidekick Stroller Board from Orbit Baby, is available for purchase today. Spot Cool Stuff takes a look at each:

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Vienna’s Public Hammock House
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Cool hammocks are more associated with Caribbean beaches and backyard swimming pools than they are the stuff of urban northern European. Yet it is in the middle of Vienna, in the Austrian capital’s Museum Quarter, that you’ll find the Flederhaus. The five-story public structure is like a sort of hammock village under one roof.

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5 MORE Cool Outdoor Lights
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Previously, Spot Cool Stuff reviewed five creative lights and lamps designed for outdoor use. With warm summer nights once again drawing us outside for patio dinners and into the backyard for late night hanging out, we thought we’d share five more outdoor lights we like. Each offers some degree of weather-proofing. Each is also, in it’s own way, cool:

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The Cute, Pre-Fab Bunkie

Spot Cool Stuff has seen multitudes of small, prefabricated structures. Even among that stiff competition, The Bunkie stands out.

First, there’s the way the structure’s design came about. It’s the product of an unusual collaboration between an architectural firm (BLDG) and a furniture maker (608 Design).

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Kids Furniture That Grows Up

Mazel tov on your expected first born child. Now comes the first fun part of being a parent — coming up with the perfect baby name — and the first expensive and time consuming part — buying all the stuff you’ll need for when little Terwilliger enters the world.

Picking out baby furniture can be especially daunting. Much of it is as expensive as adult furniture. Except, unlike a quality sofa or bed, you can’t enjoy baby furniture for long before your little one outgrows it.

Or maybe you can. Some baby furniture is designed to grow with your child from baby, to toddler, to kiddo and even into the tween years and beyond. Here’s our review of five especially cool examples:

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