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Now’s your chance to spend a night inside a giant slice of watermelon

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

Outdoor company ‘Field Candy’ has designed this one-of-a-kind tent that’s sure to cool you off from the searing summer heat. The ‘What A Melon’, if you haven’t noticed by now, is a tent that looks like a giant slice of watermelon. It’ll protect you from rain and wind, and is as sturdy as an expedition tent. It’s also 100% waterproof, UV fade resistant, and has an inner tent with a front porch for leaving your dirty boots on.

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For whisky lovers and rookies alike, a Glenfiddich single malt to savor

Patrick Effeney Contributor

By Patrick Effeney in New Products on Thursday 10 July 2014

When you think Glenfiddich, you might cast your mind back to the first bottle of single malt whisky you ever bought. I know I do. I also happen to think of duty free in European airports (alcohol prices in Norway were not conducive to budget living), the late great science fiction author Iain Banks and lots and lots of whisky.

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These windows are actually installations that cast fake sunlight into homes

Low Lai Chow Contributor

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

The Italians have done it this time: they’ve built fake windows with nanoparticle technology that reproduce sunlight to let the interiors of sun-deprived homes to take on a magical hue. Created by CoeLux, the installations use a full-spectrum LED lighting system that mimics sunlight — choose from tropical, Mediterranean or Nordic — to lend to this convincing illusion.

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These in-flight blankets light up like a galaxy and change colour according to your mood

Low Lai Chow Contributor

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

Wow! British Airways wanted to see how its passengers felt about its service — so it experimented by handing out a ‘Happiness Blanket’ and a brainwave-measuring headband that connected to the blanket’s inbuilt fiber optic LED lights via Bluetooth, to the premium cabin passengers onboard one of its New York-London flights.

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Never lose your luggage again by transforming them into giant sushi

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

The secret to never losing your luggage at the airport baggage claim area? Camouflage! Japanese company Omise Parco created a suitcase cover concept that will disguise your luggage into giant pieces of sushi, which in turn, will hilariously transform the baggage claim area into a giant sushi conveyor belt!

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Meet Paul, the (un)sexiest phone charger in the world

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Products on Saturday 5 July 2014

Behold, the answer to all your troubles! If, like so many others, you’re tired of charging your smart phone in a mundane un-sexy way, then look no further because ‘Paul’ is here to rock your world. Designed by New Mexico-based Justin Crowe, ‘Paul’ is a smart-phone charger like no other.

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Coolest water pistol ever, made from Sugru and essential for life-hackers

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Products on Thursday 3 July 2014

Do you remember when you used to mess around with Play-doh or clay as a youngster, making whatever popped into your head? Those were good times, sadly as you get older and your awesome child’s imagination becomes more rigid it’s less appealing, and besides there’s real life to be getting on with. Behold! Sugru is […]

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Sun haters rejoice with this well-designed umbrella that bounces off Vitamin D

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Products on Thursday 3 July 2014

We are already predicting that this product will become a sellout summer purchase amongst the delicate Japanese ladies whose complexions can only be lily white. Craftily designed to open at three sizes and big enough for two people when fully opened, its unique standout is a sewn-in viewing window which prevents the holder from walking into walls and poles.

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This hammock made from synthetic grass looks unbelievably relaxing

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

Netherlands-based design studio Toer has taken two of the most relaxing things in the world and combined them into one truly innovative product: ‘Field Hammock’. The hammock simulates the feeling of relaxing on lush, freshly-cut grass while swinging on a good ‘ol hammock. Just imagine yourself reading a book and enjoying the natural, organic texture […]

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Decorate your walls with these adorably bizarre monster trophy heads

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

Adorning your walls with stuffed heads of tigers, rhinos, elephants, and bears is so last century. Time to get with the program and collect something more menacing and rare: monsters! California-based artist Cody Williams of ‘Yetis & Friends” has designed a series of monster trophy heads that’ll scare the bejeezus out of your friends and […]

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These scented candles will have you feeling really bad in no time

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Monday 30 June 2014

The Flicking Candle Company prides itself in not only creating scents that remind you of summer romances and freshly cut flowers, but also of failed relationships, personal shortcomings, heartbreak, and other horrible life events. Some of their signature scents include: Cancelled Vacation, Freshly Signed Divorce Papers, Defriend, Smells Like A College Rejection Letter, and every […]

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Neon scooter oozes coolness, screams ‘hipster’… but we still want it

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Saturday 28 June 2014

What is this witchery? Lithuanian designer Ignas Survila designed this traffic-stopping neon eye candy of an urban kickscooter with little wheels that can be folded in two when not in use, and slung casually over the shoulder. Screams ‘hipster’ to be sure, but boy, does it look good.

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Terrifying T-Rex foot prints can now be found anywhere as you wish

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Products on Friday 27 June 2014

Wouldn’t it be fun to freak campers out when they wake up in the morning and find footprints of T-rex circling outside their tent? Well, you can totally play out this prank now. Made by fashion and toy company Kiko+, these traditional Japanese wooden platform sandals come with an unexpected twist on their under soles. They have […]

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Gulp! Human Organ For Transport lunchbox will help you eat fresh anywhere

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Wednesday 25 June 2014

This must be the only way we’ll get our lazy bones into the kitchen and make a home-cooked meal, just so we can lug this neat little lunchbox around and watch the horrified looks on people’s faces as we open it up to tuck into the contents — the gorier the better! Tip: don’t forget […]

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This summer, hang out on top of a giant cockroach while at the beach

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Monday 23 June 2014

Here’s a totally sensible piece of advice: quell your fear of cockroaches by actually lying down on top of one as you go for a dip in the pool! The 6-foot-tall Giant Cockroach is an inflatable pool and beach float that’s a hoot to be lounging around in come summer time. Or better yet, give it as a gift to someone who hates the little critters!

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