04 May '12, 4pm

5 Star Wars-Inspired Green(ish) Gadgets

5 Star Wars-Inspired Green(ish) Gadgets

When it's laundry day, I suspect I'm not the only one who has to pick up all of the clothes that are lying on the floor around the hamper before putting them in the wash. It seems that French designer Pierre Vedel is among this group, and he has come up with a solution that will save a lot of knees and backs: the Star Wars-inspired Laundry Basket Monster. The concept is simple: build a cardboard backboard that fits into a corner to funnel any clothes that hit it into the laundry basket. It's modeled on the ravenous sarlacc, the monster from Return of the Jedi . Once you fall into the downward sloping sand that surrounds its lair, there is little to stop you from ending up in its stomach and being digested over 1,000 years. Now your laundry can share that fate.

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