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Now you can subscribe to new obnoxious socks in the mail every month

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Friday 21 November 2014

Haha, this is hilarious. The Obnoxious Socks club sounds exactly like what its name suggests: members who sign up for it receive a pair of offensive socks every month that they can don to subtly offend other people at social events.

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The Dunkin’ Buddy is a magnetic hands-free cookie dunker we’ve all gotta have

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Thursday 20 November 2014

Cookie muncher? Milk lover? Cookies with milk fan? You’ll need a new invention-the Dunkin’ Buddy. This new product allows you to dunk those cookies without even holding them, thanks to a magnetic tray that gets placed inside of your cup or mug. Place your cookies in the tray, fill your vessel with milk and your cookies will be dunked automatically.

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There’s a panty liner war going on in Japan, and they’re targeting male customers

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Products on Wednesday 19 November 2014

Here’s a call-out to all men. Your bleak future is here. And for once, you may have wished you would be left high and dry. The male panty liner has arrived in Japan and it is a serious battlefield amongst its manufactures for its recipients – Japan’s aging male population.

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It was bound to happen: this toy is designed to let babies take their own selfies

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Products on Tuesday 18 November 2014

In her desire to speak out against parents who upload a never ending stream of pictures of their cute little bundle on Facebook, and as part of an art experiment for her graduate thesis, young Dutch designer Laura Cornet created a baby toy that lets babies take their own selfies and post status updates immediately […]

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Embrace the zen and meditate with these mini wood carving kits

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Monday 17 November 2014

People find many ways to relax these days and some are not so productive: smoking, drinking alcohol and gorging on comfort foods are just some of the not-so-great ways to find your zen. A Swedish company has come up with a better way to relax and beat stress: woodcarving kits.

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Let kitty sleep in its own purrfect bed that is actually designed for dolls

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Products on Saturday 15 November 2014

Has IKEA officially launched a pet furniture line we don’t know of? What’s with all these pics of kitty sleeping on an Ikea bed exploding online? Well, no. It’s only pet owners who have ingeniously converted the 2,299 yen (US$20) Duktig bed meant for children’s dolls into a territorial one for their fur babies instead.

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Less known historical characters who have ‘unleashed’ great creativity: Hymen Lipman created the modern pencil by attaching an eraser at the end of it

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Friday 14 November 2014

Hymen Lipman might have had an unfortunate name, but this man unleashed great creativity back in 1858 with his U.S. Patent 19,783. It was a patent registering the very first pencil with an attached eraser. Before then, pencils only came without erasers, but this man’s genius idea sparked a business idea that soon most pencil manufacturers were employing.

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Nebula rugs and towels will make your home out-of-this-world

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Friday 14 November 2014

Why travel millions and millions of miles just to see outer space when you can bring it inside your very own living room? Zurich-based design firm Schonstaub created a series of rugs and bath towels that look like nebulas. Place it in the middle of your living room and it’ll appear as if you have […]

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This marker pen uses UV-sensitive ink that changes colour when exposed to sunlight

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Products on Monday 10 November 2014

Sunscreen is fantastic stuff, it protects your skin from UV rays, prevents wrinkling over time and keeps the fair-skinned among us from resembling freshly cooked lobster. All these things are great, providing you actually remember to put the damn stuff on in the first place. There exists a kind of unspoken myth that one coat of sunscreen is enough to keep you safe all day.

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These make-your-own customized head masks can be worn by both adults and kids

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Products on Monday 10 November 2014

This could be a nifty ploy to get your kids occupied for two to three hours while you rest easy on your sofa and catch up on that DVD. On Steve Wintercroft’s Etsy page are various fun-to-make head masks you can choose from at prices (below US$10) you don’t have to rob a bank for. […]

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This umbrella stands and hangs on its own while reducing UV rays by 90 per cent

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Products on Saturday 8 November 2014

Rainy days are such a hassle to deal with. You are either screaming at yourself – silently, please – for not bringing an umbrella, or fretting where to hang or dry it inside a crowded space. Calm down with this ‘stay-brella’ designed by Nendo, whose ingenious forked handle allows it to stand very independently on its own, stay resolutely up against a wall or hang gracefully along a table edge.

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You can bring this chair and sit on it anywhere you like

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Products on Thursday 6 November 2014

Arising from an occasion when someone had to stand for three long hours prior to the start of a concert, this gem of an idea was born of a portable seat that fits easily into your pocket when not in use. mono+mono has developed this user-friendly ‘sitpack’ they are touting as ‘the world’s most portable, adjustable, and ergonomic foldable seat’.

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Get your aggression out on this punching bag keyboard

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Wednesday 5 November 2014

They should totally install these into offices across the country. Here is the ‘workout computer’, a punching bag keyboard that was designed by Berlin-based design studio Bless. Ines Kaag and Desiree Heiss are behind this concept, after wanting to combine play with production and fitness with functionality (looks like they hit the mark!).

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Now you can save space by hanging these beer bottles on the fridge ceiling!

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Tuesday 4 November 2014

Carolina-based Strong Like Bull Magnets, which, you know, supplies strong magnets, have hit on the ingenious idea of the Bottleloft, the world’s first magnetic bottle hanger with high-grade neodymium magnets that stick to your fridge ceiling so you can hang your six-pack beer from it!

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Air Umbrella, the invisible brolly that blasts air up to repel rain

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Tuesday 4 November 2014

Somewhere in Nanjing, China, somebody has finally figured that conventional umbrellas are too weak to protect us against rain. The solution? The air umbrella! Using a device to pipe out jets of air flow that repel rain drops, this air flow, in turn, forms an actual umbrella without a visible cover.

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