A taxidermy mice chess set! We interviewed its creator, Rachael Garcia

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Thursday 6 March 2014

The taxidermy mice chess set the bar high in terms of strange novelty gifts. Because, you know, it’s not every day you find stiff dead rodents wielding swords and wearing crowns. So we interviewed Rachael Garcia, the woman behind the mice, to shed more light on this bizarre piece of art. [Read our original post about this chess set here]

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Cthulhu has come out of the ocean to become a lamp

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 27 February 2014

Who’d expect a hundred-foot malevolent being that hibernates under the ocean would make for a really nifty and crafty (Get it? Get it? Because H.P. LoveCRAFT) lamp? Craftsman Karl Dupéré-Richer spent many months in his home, taming and restructuring the towering giant from pieces like: a flowerpot, an umbrella base, 30 cans, lots of PVC pipes, two bike tires, A PVC patio chair, one acrylic globe light, a few car body parts, and garden hoses.

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Live out your childhood fantasies with this Sailor Moon lingerie

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 26 February 2014

Late last year, Bandai partnered up with Japanese lingerie manufacturer, ‘Peach John’, and released what every hot-blooded, anime-loving male has been waiting for in the past two decades: Sailor Moon lingerie. The lingerie line was released to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the show and it was aimed towards female fans of the series who […]

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Panties that reminds your significant other when it’s that time of the month

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Friday 21 February 2014

It baffles me how in the history of menstruation has anyone not thought about this before. The idea is so simple, yet it solves the problems of every tortured soul – and by ‘soul’, I mean the male species – out there. Period Panties, or menstrual-themed underwear, is a Kickstarter project that can be a […]

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Horse head squirrel feeder

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 19 February 2014

This horse head squirrel feeder is nuttin’ to laugh about! Just look at that poor squirrel, it must be suffering from the humiliation of looking like a horse while sitting down – or standing up, rather – for breakfast!

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Hand-stitched quilts embroidered with the curves and straight lines of famous cities

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Friday 14 February 2014

For those who often find themselves lost under the sheets, these quilts will help you find your way. City Quilts are quilts, but with city maps on them! These hand-stitched quilts are embroidered with the curves and straight lines of famous cities, such as New York, Boston, Paris, London, Los Angeles, and Chicago. They’re handy […]

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Oh look, it’s a Cat Exercise Wheel

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Friday 14 February 2014

If you feel like your cat isn’t getting enough exercise – which it probably doesn’t because all it does all day is lie down – then perhaps you might need to go out and get it one of these. The Pet Wheel humiliates your cat by treating it like its arch nemesis, the hamster. Your […]

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A beer glass that illuminates your drink with strobe lights

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Thursday 13 February 2014

You might look cool to the ladies with your tall beer glass in hand, but you’ll never be as cool as drinking from a tall beer glass with strobing/spinning lights. The Strobing Beer Glass is a novel way to attract attention and make your beer interesting with its vast array of flashing lights.

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Bath salts that will have your bathroom smelling like fruit loops

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Monday 10 February 2014

After a hard day’s work of writing and researching, PhD Candidate and Etsy shop owner, ’Rebecca F’, spends her down time creating bath salts. Though not just any line of bath salts. If it were up to us, we’d peg her line of bath salts as the ‘weirdest bath salts in the world’. How weird? […]

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All-in-one coffee machine lets you make your own brew from scratch, including roasting the beans

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Wednesday 5 February 2014

A two-man team from Berlin is aiming to empower coffee farmers around the world by helping them trade the good stuff – that’s green raw coffee beans – to consumers directly. Obviously, they also built a machine so the latter can actually brew some good stuff from the raw beans. Now, after 135 prototypes, Bonaverde […]

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Possibly the coolest RFID secure device we’ve ever seen, and it’s functional

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Saturday 1 February 2014

We must admit: the HuMn Wallet really caught our eye with its sleek periodic table-like design. Beyond the minimalist design (the standard wallet comes with two plates, one flat elastic shock strap and one microfiber bag), the RFID secure device carries quite some clout against skimming theft as the aluminum and carbon fiber material act […]

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The yolkfish: a fish that gobbles up egg yolks

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Saturday 1 February 2014

With this cleverly-designed kitchen tool, you’ll never again have to use the messy ‘Hand Method’ or the ‘Shell Transfer Method’ when trying to separate the yolk from the egg white. Tel Aviv-based design firm Peleg Design has created the Yolkfish, a little plastic fish that gulps up egg yolks to in a clean and efficient […]

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Morpher: a folding helmet you can keep in your bag

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Friday 31 January 2014

British cyclist and inventor Jeff Woolf survived a biking accident a few years ago when his helmet prevented his head from hitting the pavement and decorating the sidewalk with his brains. Many years later, he decided to invent a bike helmet that everyone would wear after learning that almost 93% of bike riders do not […]

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A gift box that magically unlocks in the future? Wow

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Thursday 23 January 2014

We’ve heard about postal services that deliver postcards to recipients in the future, but a gift box that actually opens on a designated date in the future? Whoa. That’s the premise of the Timeless Box created by a Barcelona-based team that recently concluded a successful funding appeal on Indiegogo to manufacture 1,000 units of this […]

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Brushing badly? This smart toothbrush will tell you that over your mobile

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Monday 20 January 2014

French startup Kolibree recently unveiled a smart toothbrush at the recent Consumer Electronics Show 2014 in Las Vegas. By hooking up to the Internet, the device can monitor the dental habits of its user and connect to a mobile app via the local Bluetooth network to tittle-tattle on how much brushing he’s getting, how often […]

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