Batman attachments can turn ordinary candles into bat signals

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Monday 15 September 2014

Justice doesn’t need electricity to do its duty. With these 3D-printed Batman attachments, you can now turn a simple candle into a beacon of hope. Simply stick its prongs onto the side of the candle, and you instantly have a mini Bat-Signal in your home. We cannot guarantee though that an equally mini Dark Knight will arrive.

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These galaxy beddings are out of this world

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Friday 5 September 2014

Why bother traveling light years to see the far regions of space when you can enjoy it from the comforts of your own bed? Etsy store ‘CBedroom’ printed out these out-of-this-world galactic quilt covers and pillow cases. The collection comes in seven designs, with each priced at $148.

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Little pork butt can transform any mug into a piggy bank

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Tuesday 2 September 2014

Don’t have the heart to smash a cute, little piggy bank into itty-bitty pieces? This pig – or rather, just his bottom – is the perfect alternative for you! The ‘Greedy Pig Money Box’ is a versatile thingamajig that can turn any empty mug, jar, or container into an adorable piggy bank.

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This nail polish changes colour when it detects date rape drugs

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Tuesday 2 September 2014

Four graduates from North Carolina State University’s Materials Science & Engineering department have found one way women could avoid date rapes: Get a manicure. Odd? Yes. Effective? Could be. Their product, a nail polish called ‘Undercover Colors’, could detect date rape drugs like GHB, Xanax, and Rohypnol. The wearer just has to swirl her drink with her finger, and if the nail changes colour, she better find help immediately.

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A bed with large fries for a headboard will make you never want to get up again

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Monday 1 September 2014

This is the stuff dreams are made of. ‘Supersize Bed’ is a fully-functional bed with a headboard that looks like a large order of fries. Created by designer Cecilia Carey with Bompas and Parr, the giant fries can be removed to serve as huggable pillows. Yes, we can now show our unconditional love to fast […]

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A couple bought unwanted iMac computers and turned them into cat beds

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Thursday 28 August 2014

It looks like even cats are Apple fanboys now. Miles and Aimee Harrison of ‘Atomic Attic’ love infusing new life into unwanted iMac computers by repurposing them into beds for cats. By simply removing the monitor and processor, the iconic iMac shell becomes a mini home.

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Coin purses that look and smell like doughnuts, Belgian waffles, and macarons

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Thursday 28 August 2014

Love the smell of money? You’ll love it even more when it starts smelling like freshly-baked doughnuts, Belgian waffles, and macarons!

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Merfin: flippers that will turn you into a beautiful mermaid

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 27 August 2014

Why go diving with regular scuba gear when you can don on a pair of flippers that will turn you into an enchanting mermaid? ‘MerFin’ flippers is a product of a collaboration between Urban Outfitters and designer Kazzie Mahina. It’s basically the same as a boring ‘ol flipper – except it makes you look like you have a mermaid tail, which is like a hundred times cooler!

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An Australian company just invented the greatest butter knife ever

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Friday 22 August 2014

How humans have never thought of this design before is a complete mystery. Sydney-based company DM Initiatives has solved one of life’s greatest challenges: spreading cold butter on toast. How? With something as simple as combining a cheese grater with a butter knife.

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Tricera Hi-Tops: the Kickstarter project that wants to put dinosaurs on our feet

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Fashion on Saturday 16 August 2014

For the first time in 65 million years, dinosaurs will roam the Earth – but this time, they’ll be on your feet! ‘Tricera Hi-Tops’ is a Kickstarter project that hopes to revive these majestic creatures in the form of sneakers. Created by Archaix Laboratories LLC, the hi-tops look like a triceratops, with matching horns! They’re […]

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Scrubba, the washing machine that fits in your bag: we interviewed the inventor

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Saturday 9 August 2014

What sorcery is this? A washing machine that fits in my bag? Hard to believe, but it’s true. The Scrubba wash bag is the world’s smallest washing machine, weighing a mere 180 grams. It’s basically a flexible washboard that’s stored inside a sealable bag. Great for people who go to places without a laundry facility or who are too cheap to have their clothes serviced.

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Interview with geeky terrarium artist Jacie Anderson-Coovert

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 8 August 2014

At first glance, you might believe these are ordinary terrariums, but they actually contain Sith lords, evil wizards, and turtle-stomping plumbers. Etsy seller Jacie Anderson-Coovert is responsible for these geeky creations, and in this exclusive interview, she talks more about her roots as a terrarium artist. [read our original post about Moss Love Terrariums here.]

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Celebrate your travels by scratching off the countries you’ve been to with this 3D globe

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 6 August 2014

The number one first-world problem of jetsetters and backpackers: forgetting the places they’ve been to. Another problem they have: a cool way to humble brag about all their adventures. With the scratch-off globe from webstore Animi Causa, they can hit two birds with one stone!

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Your car can have its very own flux capacitor USB charger, time travel not included

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Friday 1 August 2014

Previously an April fool’s gag, Think Geek has finally come to its senses and given the people what they want: The Flux Capacitor from the ‘Back to the Future’ trilogy! Correction: The Flux Capacitor USB Car Charger!

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Yolkpig: a little piggy that sucks up egg yolks

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 30 July 2014

Separating the yolk from the egg white is such a boar! Good thing there’s the YolkPig from Tel aviv-based design firm Peleg Design! A cousin of the YolkFish, the YolkPig also sucks egg yolks in a clean and efficient manner.

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