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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Twenty Journey project explores South Africa in a camper van, twenty years after Apartheid

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By Jonathan Tager in New Photography on Tuesday 12 August 2014

Twenty years on from Nelson Mandela’s election as the first President of the new democracy of South Africa, and for those born within the curly braces of democracy, The Born-Frees, things were expected to be radically different. A more integrated society, mitigated socio-economic disparity and abounding opportunity.

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Delicious double flavored toothpicks by Phood Station

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By Lost At E Minor in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 12 August 2014

Now here is something we didn’t see coming, the double flavoured toothpick. Developed by Montreal-based cuisine company Phood Station, the Castor Double Flavoured Toothpick blows all all previous flavoured toothpicks out of the water with it’s intense natural flavours and not a hint of artificiality to be seen.

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Everything in this London cornershop is made from felt

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By Kenny Ong in Cool Travel on Thursday 7 August 2014

In a bid to bring her local community together, Lucy Sparrow raised £10,744 (roughly US$18,000) via a Kickstarter campaign to fund the  transformation of a deserted store space located in Bethnal Green of London. What’s extraordinary about it? Everything inside The Cornershop is made out of felt – canned goods, newspapers, toiletries, cigarettes – all 4,000 of them, including a full-size cash register replica!

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A potato salad is becoming one of the most successful Kickstarter projects in history

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Trends on Thursday 10 July 2014

Zack Danger Brown’s dream was simple: to make some potato salad. In order to make potato salad, he needed $10. So he turned to Kickstarter for funding. As of writing, his potato salad project has become one of Kickstarter’s most funded projects in history, raising $21,776 – [EDIT: Now $68,500!] – 6850 times his original funding goal – with 24 days to go!

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A smart lighter that shames you into quitting

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Wednesday 21 May 2014

We’ve all got our own vices but some of us have more worrying addictions than others. Cigarettes not only cause lung cancer but they’re expensive. Imaging giving your lungs a break from all that toxic garbage and keeping your dollars safely in your pocket.

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Onewheel: a Kickstarter project that brings us a step closer to the hover board.

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Thursday 8 May 2014

Our scientists better be hard at work developing the hover board so that Marty McFly will have something to ride on come 2015. Meanwhile, we can have the next best thing: the Onewheel. Part skateboard, part hover board, the 25-pound Onewheel lets you enjoy the feeling of getting stoked without having to exert any leg […]

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