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The graphic gay bondage postage stamps of Finland

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Friday 18 April 2014

Is your country’s postal system as forward-thinking as Finland’s? Starting in September, the country will begin selling stamps that feature the ‘confident and proud homoeroticism’ of Tom of Finland, an artist whose homoerotic drawings ‘have attained iconic status in their genre and had an influence on, for instance, pop culture and fashion’. And though Finland […]

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Wine-o-saurs: wine racks that look like dinosaurs

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 16 April 2014

You might have already sipped on 20- or 30-year old wine, but have you tasted Jurassic-period wine? These dinosaur-shaped wine bottle holders will make conventional wine rack extinct. Hand-made by Pete Betcher of Etsy store ‘TheBackPackShoppe’, the Wine-O-Saurs come in three species that can hold 750ml bottles: Stegosaurus, Parasaur, and Dimetrodon.

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The skipping rope that changes colour throughout your exercise routine

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Wednesday 16 April 2014

You’re looking at the 2013 Red Dot Award: Concept Winner. It’s called the No Red No Stop and it works just as simply as it’s named, with the skipping rope informing you when you can stop exercising (when it turns red!). You can set your target number of jumps on the handles’ LCD touch screen […]

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For the newborn who has everything, a $16.3 million gold bassinet

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Friday 11 April 2014

Labour might bring a tear to your eye, but what about these overly indulgent baby cribs. Brought to you by (the outrageous) Baby Suommo, now new parents can buy up big when their baby arrives. And ‘big’ means in the millions. This luxury line of baby accessories and furniture is offering a solid gold bassinet […]

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Diamonds that are made of human remains

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Friday 11 April 2014

‘Family heirloom’ takes on a literal meaning when grandma becomes the actual diamonds she’s passing on. Swiss startup ‘Algordanza’ turns cremated human remains into prized diamonds via the same way actual diamonds are created, through heat and pressure. But instead of having to wait thousands or millions of years, clients of the company only have to wait three months. You might believe the concept is cooky, but it’s actually not too farfetched.

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Wow! This lamp is literally grown out of mushrooms

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Thursday 10 April 2014

Brooklyn-based designer Danielle Trofe, who takes a sustainable and eco-friendly approach towards furniture and lighting design, has now developed the Mush-lume, which takes the form of a mushroom, and — get this — is actually grown from mushrooms.

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Prescription coffee mugs and liquor flasks prove you don’t have a drinking problem

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Wednesday 9 April 2014

Parody site The Onion has some of the best gag gifts we’ve seen, including the Prescription Pill Bottle coffee mug that makes your caffeine addiction perfectly acceptable, and the Prescription RX flask, that makes your drink addiction perfectly acceptable too.

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Eat well, floss well: Now you can do both at once with bacon and cupcake floss

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Wednesday 9 April 2014

If you love your savory treats as much as the sweet ones, know that you can start your days right by flossing your teeth in the morning with Bacon Floss, and end your nights on a sweet note with the Cupcake Floss. Of course, Urban Outfitters, which is behind these floss products, aren’t as evil […]

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Taking a dump in the dark? Toilet paper glows in the dark to ensure you wipe well

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Wednesday 9 April 2014

We’ve seen our fair share of glow-in-the-dark products, but we never thought we’d live to see glow-in-the-dark toilet paper. Now this is one thing you know you can count on to guide you towards relief when you need to make a run to the loo at night. Or, for the more panicky among us, serve […]

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Clothes that let you wear your luggage proudly (and skip airport fees)

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Wednesday 9 April 2014

Frugal flyers everywhere who are less picky about the way they look now have the option of bulking on with the Jaktogo jacket that lets them sneak in 10kg worth of extra luggage into the flight. Water and wind resistant, the custom-made leather and denim jacket comes with 14 pockets for all your luggage stuffing […]

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Game of Thrones characters and George R.R. Martin are now LEGO mini figs

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Tuesday 8 April 2014

Here’s your chance to play George R.R. Martin and be the almighty hand that decides who lives and dies in Game of Thrones. ‘Dragon Sword Fighter Force’ is a Game of Thrones-inspired collection of LEGO mini figures that include our favourite characters from the series.

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World’s best shoes to torture your feet and trip over in

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Tuesday 8 April 2014

NY Mag has rounded up a list of the 50 most sinuously evil shoes anyone can ever slip their feet into. The first on the list is Noritaka Tatehana’s Lady Pointes that pour 18 inches down into the ground, and let’s say the list only gets more incredible. Watch out for Christian Louboutin’s towering, sparkly […]

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Say, namaste or narcotics? Decidedly the unlikeliest yoga mat we’ve seen

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Tuesday 8 April 2014

What? Life is too short for serious, angry yoga. Artist Jon Kessler has designed the most unexpected yoga mat we’ve ever seen: a realistic replica of a blown-up US$100 bill with a razor blade and cocaine on it. For just US$80 on Grey Area (quite a steal, no?), you can roll up your yoga mat […]

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Finally, you can make your smartphone a dumbbell

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Tuesday 8 April 2014

Time-starved iPhone users can now work their biceps on the move, thanks to a bizarre invention dubbed the ToneFone that adds a 1kg or 1.5kg weight in the form of an iPhone dumbbell case. Made of 100% British steel, the product guarantees no rough hands from working out, thanks to the soft, grippy rubber finish. […]

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Need a sugar fix? Get it fast at this cupcake ATM

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Saturday 5 April 2014

New York City has earned our undivided attention, now that it is home to a Sprinkles Cupcakes ATM that can dispense up to 20 different varieties of cupcakes at a time, including red velvet, Cuban coffee, banana dark chocolate and cinnamon sugar. Of course, like all ATMs everywhere, this cupcake ATM operates around the clock […]

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