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2010 El Surf Dogs Calendar

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By The Uncool Hunter in New Events on Tuesday 5 January 2010

Now you can buy one of the weirdest gifts for 2010: El Surf Dogs Calendar. Aloha, hang eight!

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Sketchy Santas

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By The Uncool Hunter in Cool Websites on Monday 4 January 2010

Most of us would agree that the Christmas holiday is a lot more magical and fun when you’re a child. Everyone keeps good memories of that time in childhood, like the moment you meet Santa for the first time. Right? Well, not the kids we see at Sketchy Santas, a website that shows pictures of really creepy Santas.

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Li Xiaofeng’s glass and porcelain clothing

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By The Uncool Hunter in New Fashion on Monday 4 January 2010

Some Mediterranean countries, such as Greece, have the millennial tradition of breaking the crockery to get rid of material goods in order to receive the New Year. The Chinese designer Li Xiaofeng was inspired by this tradition and found a way of recycling glass and porcelain remains in her new line of artistic clothing.

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Woman shaped mouse by Pat Says Now

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By The Uncool Hunter in New Trends on Thursday 17 December 2009

The Swiss company Pat Says Now recently launched a collectible woman-shaped mouse, dressed up in soccer jerseys. There are five national teams: England, Brazil, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland. Each girl-mouse also has a name: the English mouse is called Becky, the Brazilian one is called Roberta, the German one is called Michaela, the Italian one […]

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Virgin Mary toaster

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By The Uncool Hunter in New Products on Thursday 17 December 2009

We already know that you won’t feel like going to church on Sunday morning to confess your sins of the last Saturday night. But now at least you will be a little bit closer to the church with this holy toast. The steps are easy. Put a slice of bread in the toaster and then […]

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Bent Objects: Terry Border’s wire art

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By The Uncool Hunter in New Trends on Wednesday 16 December 2009

Artist Terry Border makes small sculptures using galvanized wires, pliers and everyday products that can be found at home. He calls the project Bent Objects and places these magnificent creatures in a specific context.

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Kawaii floating rings

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By The Uncool Hunter in New Fashion on Wednesday 16 December 2009

The Kawaii floating rings from SouZou Creations range from beer pouring and gravy boats, to tea, all curiously perched atop your ring finger.

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More boy band cartoons? Oh boy, indeed

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By The Uncool Hunter in New Trends on Friday 11 December 2009

First there was the Beatles cartoon series, now there’s this. Boy band, juvenile hysteria, eruptive hormones like a volcano in spring time. If we talk about tearing magazines and designing collages in folders and wardrobes, we talk about the fanaticism and crying of a young female fan. New Kids On The Block were one of the forerunners of this manufactured phenomenon.

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Hotlix bug-filled candy

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By The Uncool Hunter in New Trends on Thursday 10 December 2009

Hotlix is bug-filled candy, with a variety of nine products that lets you choose between Worm Candy, Cricket Candy, Amber InsectNside, Larvets, Crickettes, Scorpion Candy, Ant Candy, Butterfly Candy or Chocolate insects. Don’t miss the appropriate toothpicks, a Hotlix idea that goes straight to the mouth of a good consumer. [Photo via PBS]

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Bad Fairground Art: an exclusive compilation

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By The Uncool Hunter in Cool Travel on Tuesday 8 December 2009

In the tradition of the Fakes Project, which is a compilation of street art in squares, comes this series of Art in Fairs at Flickr, showing fairs in the United States: from Texas to Oregon, Miami to North Carolina. The highlights are an old Harry Potter, disproportionate portraits, a Robbie Williams and a Tom Jones who do not look like the originals, and so on. You can find everything at these kind of fairs, but you won’t find good taste.


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Sheep! Magazine: for lovers of the Ovis Aries

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By The Uncool Hunter in New Products on Saturday 5 December 2009

Now there’s an entire magazine dedicated to the species of Ovis Aries, better known as regular sheep. Sheep! Magazine is published twice-monthly in the Sate of Wisconsin, and unlike its namesake, it won’t eat your furniture.

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Erotic Dots

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By The Uncool Hunter in New Products on Friday 4 December 2009

Yes, now you can join the dots to create sixty sexy and exciting pictures, poses and figures. This little gem is available at Amazon for just $1.98. Overpriced?

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Simone Racheli

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By The Uncool Hunter in New Art on Monday 30 November 2009

Simone Racheli is an artist from Firenze who carries out experiments with the biomechanics of objects. This technique consists of using textures similar to human muscles so that daily objects come to life for those who notice their existence.

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Cardboard cradles, for fashionista babies

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By The Uncool Hunter in New Eco on Friday 27 November 2009

Most cultural products are handled within a cyclic structure, so when they reach their highest point of growth, they start to go down and come back to the beginning. Thus a new period starts. Fashion is also attached to these parameters, not only by the revival of vintage, but also by the materials used in the designs. So we find these cardboard cradles, a return to basic and abandoned materials, which can be customized according to our taste.

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The sport of Extreme Ironing

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By The Uncool Hunter in New Events on Friday 20 November 2009

Extreme Ironing started in 1997 when a group of friends decided to iron in some rocks near their houses in the city of Leicester, Great Britain. The activity was risky because they were in danger of falling, which is why they thought to turn it into an extreme sport.

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