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An award for employees who attended another meeting that could have been avoided

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Friday 27 March 2015

You might not have won the ‘Employee of the Month’ award, but at least you can have this. Actually, everyone can have it. Pop artist Will Bryant (previously) has created a novelty award for those employees wasting away their lives in useless, repetitive meetings.

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Beautiful stainless steel bottles help the environment while keeping your style in check

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Wednesday 25 March 2015

Did you know you can look good while caring for the environment? 24Bottles is a fresh designer bottle company out of Italy keeping us hydrated and looking cool.

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Turn into a fox, a bat, or other forest critters, with these cute sleeping masks

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 25 March 2015

Become your spirit animal whenever you go to bed with these cute animal sleeping masks. Created by Nordic store ‘Ooloom’, the masks feature the snoozing faces of forest critters like bats, owls, foxes, and wolves. And yes, there’s even a cat. According to ‘Ooloom’, the faces of the sleeping masks – or what they like […]

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Slice your 1-UP mushrooms on this awesome NES cartridge-shaped cutting board

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Tuesday 24 March 2015

The only way to cut a 1-UP mushroom. San Diego-based Dave Stencil of ‘CuttingBoredom’ specializes in creating quirky and unique cutting boards, one of which is inspired by a nostalgic NES cartridge.

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Play catch with the U.S.S. Enterprise using this Star Trek-inspired Frisbee

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 18 March 2015

What started out as an April Fool’s joke has now become reality for Trekkies and Ultimate athletes. ThinkGeek is now selling a flying disc inspired by the U.S.S. Enterprise starship from Star Trek. It’s just like the real thing, except a lot smaller and without the crew.

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These lights bloom like flowers as they descend from the ceilings

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Products on Wednesday 18 March 2015

Recent visitors to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam were treated to a beautiful sight of some lights descending gracefully 9 meters (30 feet) from the ceiling. Made of silk, aluminum, stainless steel, LEDs and with robotic inputs, each light unfolds itself like a flower in rapid bloom. Once descended, they retreat upwards again, with the light […]

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A miniature R2D2 that greets you whenever you open the fridge

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 18 March 2015

The droids you’re looking for are in the last place you’d think they’d be. In Japan, online retailer Hamee has created a miniature R2D2 that will greet you every time you open the fridge (which is pretty much always.) The adorable little droid moves and makes sounds whenever it detects light, seemingly greeting you once you open the fridge door.

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You can clear the pages of this book over and over again by popping it into the microwave

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Products on Tuesday 17 March 2015

If you’re a tree hugger or a spy who wants your secret codes erased as soon as you write them down, Rocketbook is it. The 8.5-inch-by-11-inch 100-page notebook uses heat-sensitive ink found in FriXion Pilot ballpoints and comes with a smart app. When you put your Rocketbook in the microwave for 30 seconds, everything you scribbled is cleared but remember to save your writings or sketches via the specific app that will upload them to the cloud first.

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This car will make your summer BBQ a smashing success, and help you take aerial shots

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Products on Monday 16 March 2015

Nissan and the Japan Barbecue Association have created a concept car that promises to make your summer barbecue a total delight. The Ultimate Smart BBQ vehicle is an all-electric compact car capable of powering appliances. It includes an attached electric grill and fends off unwelcome mozzies with a high-tech mosquito-repellant system of ultra-sonic waves and aromas.

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This emergency nap kit helps you catch up on sleep while at work

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Monday 16 March 2015

The ‘Emergency Nap Kit’ by Firebox is a handy set of sleeping tools that will help you catch up on some z’s whenever you have to toil away at work until the wee hours of the night. I’m talking about you, creatives.

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Keep your pizza warm and fresh with this oven that looks like a pizza box

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Thursday 12 March 2015

Your leftover pizza has finally found a home – and no, I’m not talking about your stomach. This is the ‘Pizza Box Oven’ by CuiZen, a portable oven that thinks it’s a pizza box.

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This smart device gives you a 10-minute warning that you may need a toilet

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Products on Thursday 12 March 2015

Triple W is a Japanese startup based in California that has developed a nifty wearable device to predict your bowel movements and give you a 10-minute notice to find a toilet soon. Called D Free, the device is attached to your stomach and connected to an app on your smartphone.

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Would you eat this combination of dough, mushrooms, greens and edible soil made from 3D printing?

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Products on Monday 9 March 2015

Eindhoven-based food designer Chloe Rutzerveld is developing project called Edible Growth that combines food, gardening and 3D printing to produce what some may find to be a yummy treat.

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These towels sure look delicous for Japanese food lovers

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Products on Thursday 5 March 2015

These towels look like pieces of delectable sushi when they are rolled up. And whether you prefer your maki on the inside or outside, you’re covered – just change the fold.

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Clever milk bottle design makes it look like your baby is chugging beer

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 4 March 2015

Start them young, that’s what I always say. This is the ‘Chill, Baby’ bottle by Fred and Friends. It’s a clever milk bottle designed to get you some disapproving looks every time baby takes a swig.

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