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.
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 […]
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.
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!
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.
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 […]
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.
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.]
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!
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!
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.
There’s nothing more heart-warming than receiving a card that says, ‘I MIGHT PEE ON YOU’, and then opening it up to see that it actually means something a lot less tactless. Heather Abbot, owner of Etsy store FINCHandHARE, designed these witty greeting cards that will first insult you and hurt your feelings, then take it […]
Outdoor company ‘Field Candy’ has designed this one-of-a-kind tent that’s sure to cool you off from the searing summer heat. The ‘What A Melon’, if you haven’t noticed by now, is a tent that looks like a giant slice of watermelon. It’ll protect you from rain and wind, and is as sturdy as an expedition tent. It’s also 100% waterproof, UV fade resistant, and has an inner tent with a front porch for leaving your dirty boots on.
The secret to never losing your luggage at the airport baggage claim area? Camouflage! Japanese company Omise Parco created a suitcase cover concept that will disguise your luggage into giant pieces of sushi, which in turn, will hilariously transform the baggage claim area into a giant sushi conveyor belt!