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This Darth Vader toaster: bread that’s a bit on the dark side

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Friday 4 April 2014

A Dark Lord has been unleashed in the battle to make you delicious breakfast. Cook your toast inside Darth Vader’s head, and rest assured it will come to the dark side, in a matter of minutes. It even burns the Star Wars logo and the image of the Sith Lord on it!

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Want some ‘me’ time? Try this Isolator helmet, it will make you an instant anti-social hit

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Friday 4 April 2014

Wow! This is a blast of science fiction from the past. In 1925, Science and Invention Magazine editor Hugo Gernsbeck invented the Isolator helmet to encourage focus in its wearer. This is how it works: the super-insulating helmet zips all sound in to shut off all external noise, is piped with oxygen to get these […]

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A skull candle that bleeds wax out of its eye

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Thursday 3 April 2014

This bleeding skull candle from Firebox is the ideal accessory for your next exorcism, séance, cannibalistic ritual, or fancy dinner. It may look like a harmless skull, but once you light the wick atop of his exposed cranium, you shall soon see what true horror means. Blood will trickle out of his eyeball, and as the candle burns deep into the night, so does the gush of blood continue.

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IKEA Malaysia is selling a table for lonely singles

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Thursday 3 April 2014

Singles and forever aloners will finally have some company for dinner when they purchase this hilarious furniture piece from IKEA Malaysia. Called the ‘LONE singleton dining table’, it features a mirror that will show you the most beautiful companion in all of the land… yourself! Just think of all those interesting conversations you’ll have, and there will never be any awkward silences.

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The cutest crocheted animals in the world are smaller than your finger

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 2 April 2014

Please people, contain your madness from so much fluffy! We know, we know, these ittle critters are just adorbs! Vietnam-based family business ‘Su Ami’ creates these cute crocheted animals, most of them measuring only ¼ of an inch! With the help of five master craftsmen, the family business has produced a collection of itty bitty creatures, which include dog breeds, sea creatures, apes, birds, and even fictional characters like Winnie the Pooh and Hobbes.

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Iconic landmarks as bookmarks

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 2 April 2014

Inside books, entire worlds and universes exist. In fact, they even contain many famous landmarks from New York, London, and Paris, literally right on their pages! ‘Another Studio’, a London-based product design firm, has created a collection of architecture-inspired bookmarks called ‘City Clips’. The three cities each have four landmarks to represent their culture and […]

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Innovative self-reflective bike inspired by cat’s eyes

Marta Millere Contributor

By Marta Millere in New Products on Wednesday 2 April 2014

Cycling in the city can be a dangerous business, regardless of the experience level of the rider. San Francisco’s Mission Bikes, in conjunction with Halo Coatings, have developed Lumen, the first commercially available retro-reflective bike.

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The most hideous mugs you’ll ever see? We interviewed the designer who made ‘em

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Tuesday 1 April 2014

Instead of designing flowers and cute animals on her pottery pieces, sculptor Jean Cotton decided that snot, blood, eyebags, and pimples would look much better. And thus, her ‘Aesthetically Challenged Mugs’ were born. In this exclusive interview, Cotton talks about how her line of ugly pottery came to be and how she does it. [Read our original post about Jean Cotton here]

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Ice cubes are actually two peas in a pod

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Tuesday 1 April 2014

We’ve featured a lot of quirky products before, but this one’s definitely the Peas de resistance! Inspired by peas in a pod, ‘Frozen Peas’ is a well-designed ice mold that’s a cute alternative to those boring, old ice brick trays you have at home.

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Three designers up-cycle coffee plungers for Azera competition

Marta Millere Contributor

By Marta Millere in New Products on Tuesday 1 April 2014

Coffee is one of those magical drinks whose aroma, smell and taste brings back memories, creates emotions and stimulates creativity. Which is why the NESCAFÉ Team, rather ingeniously, saw a gap in the market between high-end espresso capsules and regular instant coffee, and launched NESCAFÉ AZERA – a high-end coffee that combines premium instant coffee with finely ground roasted coffee beans. And the best part is that it’s so easy to use, it doesn’t need a coffee plunger (or French press to some).

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Morning showers will never be the same with this psychedelic shower head

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Tuesday 1 April 2014

Add some colour to your life – specifically your groggy morning showers – with the help of this color changing shower head. Requiring no batteries or power, this groovy shower head utilizes the power of water pressure to light up its LEDs.

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Pencil cases with 3D optical illusions

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Monday 31 March 2014

These brightly-coloured pencil cases will deceive with their optical illusions. At first you might reach for the compartments or the fake zipper, but you’ll eventually find out that they were drawn in to create a 3D effect! The Fakus pencil case gets its name from a combination of the words, ‘fake’ and ‘kusu’, which means […]

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This Blobfish plush deserves a hug

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Saturday 29 March 2014

The Blobfish might have been dubbed as the ‘world’s ugliest animal’ but at least it’s much cuddlier than you – at least in plush form. Online purveyor of cool stuff, ThinkGeek, is selling a plush version of the grumpiest cat of the sea. The website says it’s super soft and made for hugging, just like […]

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Booze bottles turned into cool hookahs

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Thursday 27 March 2014

Instead of throwing away those old bottles of booze, why not make hookah art? TheHOOKAHolic store is a Los Angeles-based Etsy store making empty bottles of gin, vodka and even Jägermeister into smokin’ hot hookahs. Each hookah is handmade with a custom-built purge valve system and custom diffused stems, and each one comes with a […]

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Nowhere to store your bike? Shelfie is the solution

Marta Millere Contributor

By Marta Millere in New Products on Wednesday 26 March 2014

Ever felt like buying something just because the accessories for it were so cool? I don’t admit this to just anyone, but one of the reasons I begged my boyfriend (more like whispered subliminal messages to him in his sleep) for an iPhone for Christmas was for the plethora of cute cases. Same applies to Shelfie, a new product on Kickstarter.

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