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May the force be with you… as you laze about in your Jedi bathrobe

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Wednesday 21 May 2014

Padawan-nabe (get it?) or not, you cannot deny the coolness of the Jedi bathrobe. It’s classy attire based on what you see in the Star Wars universe, just made more comfortable for lounging about everywhere at home, thanks to its terry cloth material. Unfortunately it is now out of stock, which means we are — […]

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Horrified B-grade movie victims are the supporting toys we’ve been missing our whole life

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Tuesday 20 May 2014

Who knew that one day, we’d look at our toy collection and be woefully aware of the fact that we have way too many monsters, but no monster victims for them to scare? Good thing we’ve now found the right supporting cast of hard vinyl 3”-tall victims in various startled expressions and ready-to-bolt poses to […]

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The mini book of major events by Evan Lorenzen

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Saturday 17 May 2014

Evan Lorenzen knows how to write a book so it gets attention. First, you include pretty much everything about the last billion years (I’m no scientist – a billion is rounding off) and condense it into the tiniest hand-bound book. This mini book starts with life arising, then onto extinction, through to the discovery of […]

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Cover Blubber: a stretchy reusable wrap for leftovers

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Friday 16 May 2014

Leftovers, you have met your match! ‘Cover Blubber’ is an elastic, reusable wrapping material that kinda looks like some type of alien goo, but is really just an airtight seal for your food. Intended to replace boring, old plastic food wraps and Tupperware, ‘Cover Blubber’ can be pulled to wrap around anything, including freshly-cut fruit! […]

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Behold the book that opens up into a magnificent lamp

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Thursday 15 May 2014

What a beauty of a lamp. Designed by Max Gunawan, the Lumio looks like a hard-bound book at first glance, but unfolds to glow and illuminate any space it is in. A rechargeable lithium-ion battery fuels the light that beams out of its translucent accordian-like pages. We just love the idea that books enlighten minds.

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Here’s how to make sense of all these IKEA product names

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Thursday 15 May 2014

Oooh, IKEA, you tricky one. We’ve always wondered what these obscure Swedish product names really mean. Thanks to this unofficial guide by Lars Petrus, we now know better. For instance, desks and chairs are male first names, fabrics and curtains are female first names, bookcases are occupations, and dining furniture are named after Finnish and […]

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A book you can tear pages out of to make drinkable water

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Thursday 15 May 2014

New York-based typographer Brian Gartside teamed up with scientists and engineers from Carnegie Mellon University and University of Virginia to design the Drinkable Book for Water is Life. The manual not only dispenses safe water tips, but also purifies water. Each of its pages is coated with silver nano particles that destroy deadly diseases like […]

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Fluffy Cat Hideout aka giant cat burger

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 14 May 2014

‘Fluffy Cat Hideout’ kills two birds with one cat, or stone, rather. It serves as a warm, cozy bed for your feline friend and it can also be a playground seeing as how cats love squeezing into tight spots. Oh, and here’s the best thing about the bed-toy device: it makes the cat look like […]

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Cozy up with these literary classics pillows

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Tuesday 13 May 2014

Book worms who love to get cozy in bed with a good read can now sleep on the book itself! Olde Book Pillow Classics from ThinkGeek features three soft and plush literary classics: Alice in Wonderland, Sherlock Holmes, and Treasure Island. After tiring yourself out mentally from reading tons of metaphors and deep words, it’s […]

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Oh my! Headphones that look like slugs and snails

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Monday 12 May 2014

Prague-based artist Klara Pernicova created these highly disturbing set of headphones that look like slugs and snails. People unaware of the mischievous design are bound to get a shock when they see this person with molluscs crawling up and into her ears!

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A watch that puts the solar system on your wrist

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Thursday 8 May 2014

Luxury watch maker Van Cleef & Arpels might have just compacted the vastness of outer space on your wrist with ‘The Midnight Planetarium’. As you might have realized by now, this watch is beautiful! It’s encased in 18ct gold and sports double sapphire crystals, but the real beauty lies within its face.

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Rad skateboards made out of discarded fishnets

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design, New Products on Thursday 8 May 2014

Los Angeles-based Bureo Skateboards has found the sweet spot in cool design and sustainable production. Its fishnet collection and recycling program in coastal Chile helps keep the oceans plastic-free as local fishermen dispose of their fishnets in an environmentally-friendly manner.

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Jerk Balloons tell people how you really feel

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Wednesday 7 May 2014

Forget flowers. These days, you can say all you want with balloons. But just make sure you pick up Jerk Balloons – they’ll really show that person just what you’re thinking. Canada-based graphic designer Shauna Luedtke created this LOL-worthy collection of balloons that feature beautifully presented fonts and not-so-beautiful messages. Some of the nasty messages […]

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So there’s a Kickstarter project of a dick-shaped tie

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Tuesday 6 May 2014

The Dick Tie. A combination of two things that express a man’s masculinity, power, and domination: the necktie and the phallus. Lord over board meetings and presentations with this symbol of strength and professionalism, seriously. This Kickstarter project is currently in the fundraising stage, having raised $112 out of their $900 goal. Backers can donate […]

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Library nerds: This candle will lift your soul with the smell of old books

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Monday 5 May 2014

It’s amazing just what scents you can get out of candles these days. There was one of Kentucky Fried Chicken, and now we’ve found a candle that library nerds will dig. Handmade by Minneapolis-based Frostbeard Studio, you can light up the Old Books soy wax candle and inhale its heavenly earthy scent with notes of […]

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