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Aussie penguins in rehab take to hipster jumpers

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Friday 14 March 2014

Ah, remember these Shetland ponies in hipster cardigans? Apparently these cute little penguin chaps living on Phillip Island have now taken to wooly hipster jumpers. Conservation group Penguin Movement has been putting on these jumpers on the fairy penguins to help rehabilitate post-oil spills/leaks as part of their Knits for Nature program.

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This Etsy store sells superhero poop in a jar

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

These jars of feces reek of justice and courage. While most of us would defecate average, brown-coloured dung, Boston-based artist and Etsy seller Michelle Antoni of ‘AntonisArtAsylum’ believes superheroes also need to conceal their poop with costumes. The result are these costumed poop sculptures inspired by Batman, Spider-man, and the Hulk.

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The gay community fights back! A 3D printed Vladimir Putin butt plug

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Thursday 13 March 2014

Careful what you say against the gay community, you might just end up in a dark place. Orlando-based graphic designer Fernando Sosa used a 3D printer to come up with a hilarious form of political protest: a butt plug that looks like Vladimir Putin.

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Teapots turn into snails with these cute tea cosy patterns

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Thursday 13 March 2014

Those boring, old teapots in your cupboard just came to life thanks to these snail tea cozies. Designed by Ravelry user Anke Klempner, she used yarn, a pair of pipe cleaners, and a small amount of filling (for the eyes), to put some imagination into otherwise average teapots. Who knew pottery and molluscs would look […]

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A butt lamp that turns on and off by spanking or pinching it

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Thursday 13 March 2014

The ‘Slap It’ lamp is a cheeky device that is shaped like a human butt. If that wasn’t amusing enough, it can be turned on (pun intended) and off by squeezing it or spanking it. The lamp was created by London-based artist Joseph Begley, who says it ‘simultaneously combines the stress relieving satisfaction of slapping a bottom, with the practical application of providing light.

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Repurposed bike seat comes back with teeth to bite your bottom

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Tuesday 11 March 2014

While we’ve been loving these repurposed taxidermy-like bike parts of late, how about adding some taxidermy to bike parts instead? One certainly needs to have an appetite for weirdness — don’t we all? — to appreciate this bike seat sculpture by Vancouver-based artist Clem Chen that has been modified to include a plastic-cast taxidermy mold. Certainly gives new meaning to the term ‘bite your ass’.

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The realistically-proportioned concept Barbie is now in the works

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Monday 10 March 2014

Move over, Barbie. There’s a new girl in town, and her name is Lammily. For years, artist Nickolay Lamm has been passionate about the negative effects of Barbie’s unrealistic body on the psyche of young women. So much in fact that he made a computer rendition of a doll with the proper proportions of a teenage girl.

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For crafty psychopaths: Anatomical body parts made out of felt

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Monday 10 March 2014

Brisbane-based Simmone Spring is the owner and creative force behind Your Organ Grinder, an Etsy store stocked with anatomical-inspired creations made out of locally sourced felt with traditional techniques. Many of these creations reference isolated human body parts, like a cross-section of a tooth, only cuter; or a uterus with fallopian tubes. These are all […]

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Your face immortalized in ink by these hand-drawn stamps

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Saturday 8 March 2014

Signatures are so last year. It’s time to take narcissism to the next level by having your beloved face immortalized forever on a rubber stamp! Approve documents and mark your territory by inking them with your image and likeness. You can get this neat little branding machine through ‘Stamp Yo Face’, a service that will […]

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Self-cleaning dishes might just be the next big invention

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By Marta Millere in New Products on Thursday 6 March 2014

Did you know that the surface of a lotus plant doesn’t allow for anything to stick to it? You can pour anything from oil to water on it and it will stay perfectly clean: this is known as the ‘Lotus Effect’. Inspired by this plant’s amazing ability to stay squeaky clean, engineers decided to mimic the microstructure of hydrophibic leaves to develop self-cleaning products.

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Happy Hour Timepieces: Watches that double as a bottle opener

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Thursday 6 March 2014

According to ‘Happy Hour Timepieces’, it’s always 5 o’ clock somewhere. And they make sure you don’t forget with these beautiful, beer-ready watches they’ve developed.

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Party cups that will give you an instant nose job

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Thursday 6 March 2014

It’s time to ditch those red, frat boy party cups and move on to something more mature: party cups with photo-realistic noses printed on the side. ‘Pick Your Nose Party Cups’, are a set of 24 paper drinking cups with a sense of humour. They have noses printed on the side, such that when someone takes a drink, they’ll look like they have a different nose and mouth. It’s hilarious when the ladies pick the ones with the moustache design, giving prowling guys the chance to use the pick-up line: ‘Excuse me, but I moustache you something’.

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A taxidermy mice chess set! We interviewed its creator, Rachael Garcia

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Thursday 6 March 2014

The taxidermy mice chess set the bar high in terms of strange novelty gifts. Because, you know, it’s not every day you find stiff dead rodents wielding swords and wearing crowns. So we interviewed Rachael Garcia, the woman behind the mice, to shed more light on this bizarre piece of art. [Read our original post about this chess set here]

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Dinner plates with tranquil scenes interrupted by zombie poodles, flying monkeys and more

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

Graphic designer and writer Don Moyer likes drawings that make him laugh, so when he inherited a traditional blue willow-pattern plate that belonged to his great-grandparents, he redrew it to add a dinosaur. Eventually he went on to wreck even more artistic havoc, adding outrageous calamities like zombie poodles, flying monkeys, giant sea monsters, pterodactyls, […]

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Why settle for holding your phone when you can hold a severed hand with it too?

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Saturday 1 March 2014

This gives new meaning to all handheld devices everywhere: you can literally hold a disembodied hand when you use your phone, thanks to this iPhone case from the wonderful, magical land of Japan that comes with a handy realistic woman’s hand affixed to the back of it. We refuse to be disturbed.

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