Zap your employees when they procrastinate with this contraption

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 24 January 2014

Be nice to your boss – one day they may just make you wear this insane anti-laziness, anti-procrastinating zapping contraption. London-based designer (and probably sadist) Ling Tan ‘envisioned a world where such words as procrastination and laziness don’t exist in anyone’s vocabulary.’ So what did she do? Tan came up with a contraption that zaps […]

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All aboard for the caravan in the sky

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Monday 9 December 2013

Why? Because nothing is quite as fun as being in a caravan as it soars into the clouds on a sky jack. French artist Benedetto Bufalino is behind the design of this quirky urban invention named la caravane dans le ciel, which is what you think it means: the caravan in the sky. It slowly […]

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Egg Cuber and other crazy products that never caught on

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By Casper Johansson in New Trends on Wednesday 20 June 2012

Our friends over at the Huffington Post compiled an awesome collection of retro products that, for one reason or a hundred, never quite caught on. Hmmm, the Egg Cuber, Beef-flavored water for your dog, a Solitude Tank for the beach, Yogurt shampoo … I just can’t see why they weren’t popular. [via The Huffington Post]

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Dog poop turned into free Wifi in Mexico

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By Zolton in New Trends on Friday 27 April 2012

Ok, so the headline is a little, erm, out there, but let’s face it, the idea is even more shocking. Terra, a Mexican internet company, have turned to their advertising agency, DDB Mexico, to create a nose-turning campaign whereby dog owners are rewarded for putting their pets’ waste into a box in a park in exchange for access to free Wifi. The bag is weighed in the box and the corresponding weight is converted into free Wifi time. No shit! Indeed.

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Desktop Microwave Oven by Steve Gates

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By Michelle Wilding in New Products on Tuesday 6 December 2011

Last week brought us the Wake N’ Bacon, and now we’re being spoilt with even more convenience: the desktop microwave oven. It’s the ultimate time-saver and workspace companion. Designed by Steve Gates, this appliance is built to suit a specific line of heat and eat meals that come pre-packaged with RFID tags. It’s fully operational […]

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A bra that grows rice? Only in Tokyo

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By Jess Zaino in New Fashion on Wednesday 2 June 2010

Leave it up to the trend hungry folks in Tokyo to create a bra that grows rice. Internationally known lingerie company, Triumph, recently revealed their Grow Your Own Rice Bra. With the intention of developing agricultural awareness, the bra can grow rice anywhere, anytime. Now, if that would only work the same for my boobs.

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