Remote control Emoticons for your car

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Products on Wednesday 9 October 2013

Having a terrible case of road rage? Or perhaps there’s a cute girl in the car behind? Well go on, tell them all how you feel. But don’t be distracted by trying to let everyone know how your emotions. Just let these cute, remote control emoticons speak for you. These Motor Mood emoticons are backlit images that fit […]

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Kitchen safe for your most valuable snacks

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By Annie Churdar in New Products on Friday 20 September 2013

This little container will outsmart you and your obnoxious sugar cravings. The Kitchen Safe is a clever contraption with a timer. Just put cookies, candy, or your son’s video game in the box, set the timer, and then wait. It’s a practical way to train yourself or your kids to appreciate delayed gratification.

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Tyvek paper shoes: super light kicks weigh only 150g

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By Annie Churdar in New Fashion on Friday 20 September 2013

I love the look of these Tyvek paper shoes. They super slim, sleek, and incredibly light-weight. After more than fifteen months of testing and research, the sneaker is ready and weighs in at a tiny total of 150g. Because the shoes are constructed with Tyvek, they’re not only lightweight, but also water-proof and perfectly breathable.

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Yes, you can now have your own tail and wag it too

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Monday 16 September 2013

The Japanese have already invented Necomimi cat ears to help accelerate healthy self-expression in all of humanity, so what’s left, naturally, is for UK-based art collective Greyworld, to design the ‘most expressive, controllable, and playful tail there could be’. The four-man team has just ended a successful fundraising run on Kickstarter, and the first batch […]

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Adventure underwear with secret pockets

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Fashion on Monday 9 September 2013

This underwear is for serious adventure men only. Designed with one hidden inner pocket, one waterproof pouch pocket, and 100% Superfine Australian Merino Wool material, these breathable undies are made to be both fashionable and extremely practical. They’re quick drying, don’t hold bad odor, keep you warm in cold weather, and also cool you down in […]

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Kitar: a customizable open source instrument

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By Annie Churdar in New Music on Wednesday 28 August 2013

Meet the Kitar. It’s a brilliant new invention in the world of electronic instruments which lets you change out necks with bodies on the fly. And with built-in effects, the Kitar evolves and changes as you switch it up. This new open source musical instrument is a great idea for those of you who just can’t sit still when […]

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Never make our bed again? Hell yeah!

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Tuesday 6 August 2013

Oh, what would we give to never actually have to make our bed ever again? San Francisco-based Marshall Haas and Jon Wheatley have thought of a solution to put an end to these pesky bunched up sheets that’s so brain-numbingly easy, we wonder why no one’s ever thought of it before. The idea is to […]

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Spike Lee’s list of must-watch films

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By Low Lai Chow in Video on Tuesday 30 July 2013

Spike Lee, who teaches at the New York University Film School, routinely hands out a list of essential must-watch films to his new class every year. He has disclosed this year’s list on his Kickstarter appeal for funding his next film. As he commented, ‘If You Want Your Film “Game” To Be Tight You Must […]

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This pen will vibrate when you make a spelling error

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Tech on Thursday 25 July 2013

Finally, you can have spellcheck in your pen. Using a computer to write is great for ensuring an accurately-spelled document, but you’re on your own when it comes to handwriting. Until now, that is. Lernstift is the first pen to vibrate when you make a spelling error, and it’s connected to wi-fi to give you […]

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He Took His Skin Off For Me: turning a short story into a reality

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Film on Wednesday 24 July 2013

Maria Hummer’s brilliant short story, He Took His Skin Off For Me, is in the process of being adapted to film. This morbid modern fairytale is an allegory about an ‘imbalanced investment in another person’. In order to bring this beautiful story to life, a team of talented SFX artists are required to give the […]

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+ POOL: crowd-funded floating pool that filters New York’s East River

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Architecture on Thursday 11 July 2013

This might just be the coolest idea we’ve ever heard of. The concept started out with a simple question: how can you make it possible for everyone to swim in clean river water in NYC? A group of NYC-based designers figured out a way to make this happen; create a floating pool that acts as […]

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Game suit lets you hear and feel the game

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By Annie Churdar in Tech on Monday 24 June 2013

It’s the next level of gaming. This incredible Game Suit lets you actually feel the game. Video games no longer need to be a simple 2D experience. If it’s raining in the game, you’ll feel it. If there’s an explosion, you’ll hear it in surround sound. Thanks to this high tech exoskeleton, you can really get […]

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Functional, foldable fabric-chic bike helmets

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Thursday 20 June 2013

Foldable bicycles exist, so why not bike helmets too? These Closca bike helmets from Spain have a compact design (when folded, it takes up less than half the volume of its full size) for users to stash them away in their messenger bags or backpacks without having to lug these around like bowling balls. Plus […]

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Help this designer rob five banks in LA

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Monday 17 June 2013

As the video opens, a dark haired, thick-rimmed glasses wearing girl asks you to help her pull off a bank heist. And she’s serious. She’s planning to rob five banks in LA for a solo art exhibition at the Lisbon Architecture Triennale opening from Sep 12th – Dec 15th 2013. I’ve seen some great bank heist movies, but […]

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Firefly blue laser lamp

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By Annie Churdar in New Products on Friday 14 June 2013

Firefly blue laser lamp is a clever new lighting solution that runs on only 1 Watt of energy. The lamp has no moving parts, is completely silent, and “throws” light in any direction you desire rather than needlessly flooding an entire room. The Firefly lamp scatters dozens of small, blue light dots around a room or […]

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