These cute angry owl candles have secret skeletons hiding within

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Thursday 9 April 2015

These angry owl candles are cute enough, but start burning them and a skeleton frame will appear! On Kickstarter right now, these angry owl candles are perfect for those who love candles but are looking to switch it up—and there’s no better way that switching up your candle burning than to find a skeleton underneath that colourful wax.

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Prevent your glasses from falling off your nose with Nerdwax

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Friday 3 April 2015

Wearing glasses can be a pain but you’d never switch to contacts because the thought of touching your eyeball is too much. Do how do you overcome the 10-minute shift? That is, your eyeglasses falling down your nose and shifting every few minutes. A new product might just hold the centuries-long (I’m sure) answer.

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Turn your pooch into a disco dog with LED vests controlled by your phone

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Tuesday 24 March 2015

Why settle for an ordinary dog vest when you can make him the life of the party wearing a flashing LED vest! A new Kickstarter is offering the Disco Dog vest, a doggie jacket that is lit up with 256 RGB LEDs and controlled from a smartphone app!

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Hillary Clinton is being made into a super cool ready-for-action figure

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 13 March 2015

She can solve any international crisis with a single joke. She’s strong enough to wrestle Russian bears. And, let’s face it, she has a pretty kickass style. Hillary Clinton, no wonder you’ve been made into a ready-for-action figure.

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These gruesome band-aids will make your wounds look worse than they already are

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 5 March 2015

Never be ashamed of your ulcer with maggot infestation or chemical burn ever again. ‘Boo-boos’ is a collection of adhesive bandages that make your wounds appear worse than they really are – perfect if you want to show your squeamish mother that you’re absolutely fine.

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Throw away that wooden coffee table and pick up bookniture to take its place

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 20 February 2015

Between eReaders and smartphones, our bookshelves are rather empty these days. But why fill them with books when you can fill them with books that double as furniture? Uh yeah, it’s a thing, and it’s crowdfunding right now.

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This hand-blown pint glass features Oregon’s Mt Hood at the bottom

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By Nicole Hughes in New Products on Thursday 12 February 2015

This unique pint glass is designed with Oregon’s famous Mt Hood at the bottom of the glass, so now you can enjoy the mountain anywhere you want, all while sipping on your favourite beer.

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Fun products that are unexpectedly versatile: Lightman: a night light, reading light, bike light, flash light all in one

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 27 January 2015

Since the smartphone was created, few people have had to carry around a flashlight for emergencies. Now, even when plumbers and electricians are called in for a job, they’re using their smartphones. But what if there was a gadget that replaced the traditional torch and worked better than your smartphone’s flashlight? Well, I’ve found it.

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Fun products that are unexpectedly versatile: The Kangaroo Light is a light pad that lights up the bottom of your purse and also acts as a night light and a placemat

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 20 January 2015

You can’t find your car keys. Your baby needs a light on to sleep. You need something to rest your dinner plate on. There’s one item that fits the bill for all three tasks: The Kangaroo Light. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, this cleverly-designed light has gone into production and brought convenience to thousands.

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The Dunkin’ Buddy is a magnetic hands-free cookie dunker we’ve all gotta have

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Thursday 20 November 2014

Cookie muncher? Milk lover? Cookies with milk fan? You’ll need a new invention-the Dunkin’ Buddy. This new product allows you to dunk those cookies without even holding them, thanks to a magnetic tray that gets placed inside of your cup or mug. Place your cookies in the tray, fill your vessel with milk and your cookies will be dunked automatically.

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Now deodorant comes with an app and an LED light source

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Thursday 13 November 2014

If you can’t remember to wear deodorant in the morning, or ever, there’s a new deodorant that’s created just for you. Known as the ClickStick, this brand new eco-friendly deodorant is either the most genius product ever or the silliest, with a built-in LED light (because fancy stuff is cool), and-wait for it-a companion app.

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The Eye-Teleporter turns your world upside down – literally!

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By Milo Sumner in New Products on Tuesday 28 October 2014

Would you like to see the world from the point of view of your belly, or perhaps from several feet above your own head? Of course you would, who wouldn’t! Well, now you can. Behold the Eye-Teleporter, an incredibly low-tech device that marvellously transports your perspective using only cardboard and a couple of mirrors. Simply place the device over your head to revolutionise the way you see the world.

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Cool things that multi-task better than you and I: the portable party cooler

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Thursday 23 October 2014

The Coolest Cooler might sound familiar to you. After all, this crowdfunded cooler is among the most-funded Kickstarter campaigns of all time.

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Help crowd fund a project that produces caricatures that aren’t very good

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 24 September 2014

Luke Rooney may have a lack of talent but that won’t stop this Sydney-based wannabe artist from starting a Kickstarter project. Titled Not Very Good Caricatures [Done By Me (Of You)], Rooney hopes to entice his backers with a caricature of yourself in either black and white or colour, and delivered to your home address all for as little as $3 in support.

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Yes, this is (possibly) the most interesting deck of cards ever made

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By Scott Perry in New Products on Wednesday 13 August 2014

The Black Book Manifesto, the latest deck currently running on Kickstarter, is a typographic deck of playing cards that takes playing card design to the extreme. The deck is made up of 54 completely unique card designs where the court cards are typographic portraits and the number cards are created by hypnotic expanding lines of text.

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