Staplers are much cooler when they look like whales

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Friday 24 October 2014

I guess you could say that with these one-of-a-kind staplers, you’ll be having a… whale of a time? Ari Glogower has taken the ordinary office stapler and turned it into a majestic creature of the sea. The Whale Stapler collection includes the Sargasso Pink, the North Atlantic Grey, and the Killer Orca. At first, Glogower […]

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Etsy store turns famous people into highly-detailed hand-painted wooden mannequins

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Tuesday 21 October 2014

Wooden mannequins are basically undistinguishable from one another; they have the same arms, legs, torsos, and even facial features. But in the hands of Argentina-based artist Mauro Fazzini, each mannequin takes on a life of its own. For his Etsy store ‘Art Duritos’, he turns 12-inch wooden mannequins into highly-detailed art dolls of famous personalities […]

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Attaching a penguin to your floor wipe will make you look forward to house chores

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Thursday 16 October 2014

If a penguin belly flopping all over the house doesn’t motivate you to do the chores, I don’t know what will. This penguin floor wipe cover is an adorable accessory for your mop. Simply attach the tuxedoed bird through the handle of your floor wipe, and watch it slide on its belly as you clean your home. Remove it from the handle, and it becomes a tissue box cover!

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This might look like a giant skull, but open its mouth and it becomes a chair!

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 15 October 2014

Become the epitome of metal by comfortably sitting inside the jaws of death! Etsy store Chic Sin Design has come up with a furniture piece that at first glance, looks like a giant skull. But once you lift its jaw, it reveals itself to be a chair.

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Yes, this is an Indiana jones rope bridge, but for cats

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Tuesday 14 October 2014

Take your feline friend on life-threatening adventures from the comforts of your own home with this cat bridge inspired by the rickety rope bridge from ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom’.

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These witty page markers make your books look like something else

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 8 October 2014

Turn your books and documents into miniature landscapes and movie scenes whenever you place sticky notes on them. Tokyo-based designer Duncan Shotton (who also made the Rainbow Pencils) recently came up with Sticky Page Markers, post-its that look like New York, London, and even a Martian landscape when grouped together.

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Invigorate your car with the fragrance of Batman

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 8 October 2014

Ever wondered what justice smells like? Apparently, it’s vanilla. Online store Think Geek is selling Batman Air Fresheners that’ll have your car smelling like the Batmobile itself!

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Green (and pink!) army soldier toys can now do yoga poses thanks to this Kickstarter project

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Tuesday 7 October 2014

Apparently, soldiers of war are now finding peace – not with guns, but with yoga poses! ‘Yoga Joes’ is an action figure concept by San Francisco-based Dan Abramson, in which he takes the classic green army men and makes them do yoga poses.

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These gummi bear candles reveal a skeleton when you light them up

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 1 October 2014

Because hanging out in the dark is a lot less scary when you have a 3-pound Gummi Bear around (or so you think.) The Gummi Bear Skeleton Candle, as the name says, is a candle that weighs over 3 pounds and can last up to 100 hours. 8” tall Gummi Bear candle? Neat! But wait, there’s more!

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You can now make custom pixel designs on your waffles thanks to this cool invention

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Thursday 25 September 2014

You know what’s better than waffles? Nothing. Except maybe waffles that have your own custom-made patterns on it! The Pixel Waffle Maker looks functions like any other waffle iron – you know, it making waffles. But the innovation in this invention comes in the 9×9 pixel silicon tray that lets you make custom waffle patterns by pushing its individual pixels in and out. Pour the batter on the tray and out comes the best breakfast ever!

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Vladmir Putin and Kim Jong-Un are now cat scratching posts

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Tuesday 23 September 2014

After seeing a Vladimir Putin butt plug, is anyone even surprised someone made these? Online security service HideMyAss.com is selling Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-Un cat scratching posts to raise awareness against cyber censorship. They even went as far as creating an organization for cats carrying the same cause, called ‘The Pussycat Riot’, to stress their point.

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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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