New from Japan: the butter grater

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 4 December 2013

Butter lovers, assemble! Have you ever had the problem of taking butter from the fridge and try to spread it on toast? Frickin’ hard, right? Now, fellow butter-ites, our prayers have been answered! ‘Easy Butter’, from Japan’s Metex, helps you spread butter using a simple grater. Simply place the stick of butter in the device, […]

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Send a text message with a real fragrance attached to it

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Trends on Monday 26 March 2012

We’d say only in Japan, but it’s just too obvious. ChatPerf really is only in Japan and it’s ‘the world’s first product to enable you to send a text message with a scent attached to it. Ha, genius! You attach the device to your iPhone and set your preference for perfume. Then, ‘when you send […]

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Japanese company to construct space elevator by 2050

Lost At E Minor Contributor

By Lost At E Minor in New Trends on Friday 24 February 2012

Finally, a Japanese invention that doesn’t boggle the mind. Well, not as much as usual, anyway. Tokyo-based engineers at Obayashi Corp have announced plans to build a space elevator by the middle of the century. Yes, that’s right. A genuine Stairway to Heaven, or as close as they can get it. Apparently the elevator will […]

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