This candle smells like old books! We interviewed the design team who created it

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Friday 30 May 2014

The number one most addicting and gratifying thing to book lovers everywhere: the scent of old books. Now, thanks to Minneapolis-based Etsy seller Frostbeard Studio, you can have that wonderful aroma in scented candle form. In this exclusive interview, the couple behind Frostbeard, Roxie and Tom, talk about how their scented candles business started and how they developed scents such as ‘Old Books’, ‘Book Cellar’, and ‘Oxford Library’. [Read our original post about them here.]

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Brogamats: manly yoga mats for bros

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Thursday 29 May 2014

Infuriated by the lack of manliness in today’s yoga accessory designs, San Francisco-based entrepreneur and yogi Dan Abramson decided to add some machismo to the practice by coming up with his own line of mat bags: The ‘Brogamats’.

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This device makes squeezing citrus fruits a lot easier

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 28 May 2014

When life give you lemons, you make lemonade you take this nifty gadget and insert it into the fruit, allowing you to access and spray the juice with ease. ‘Stem’ was created by inventor and biologist Tim Houle, who came up with the idea when he was working at a Mexican restaurant. He loved the […]

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These are the geekiest terrariums we’ve ever seen

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 28 May 2014

The moss is strong with this one. At first, you might think these terrariums are your plain, old coffee table décor, but take a closer look and you’ll see lightsaber duels and wizard battles taking place!

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Spy on your visitors with this fancy peephole painting

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Monday 26 May 2014

Master the art of espionage or simply show off your creepy side by attaching this fancy schmancy painting on top of your peephole. Designed by Paris-based designers Sebastien Ides and Ivan Duval, ‘PEEP’ is meant to be hung on your front door, giving your visitors a rather unsettling welcome. You can purchase the product here […]

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Cover Blubber: a stretchy reusable wrap for leftovers

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Friday 16 May 2014

Leftovers, you have met your match! ‘Cover Blubber’ is an elastic, reusable wrapping material that kinda looks like some type of alien goo, but is really just an airtight seal for your food. Intended to replace boring, old plastic food wraps and Tupperware, ‘Cover Blubber’ can be pulled to wrap around anything, including freshly-cut fruit! […]

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Fluffy Cat Hideout aka giant cat burger

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 14 May 2014

‘Fluffy Cat Hideout’ kills two birds with one cat, or stone, rather. It serves as a warm, cozy bed for your feline friend and it can also be a playground seeing as how cats love squeezing into tight spots. Oh, and here’s the best thing about the bed-toy device: it makes the cat look like […]

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Cozy up with these literary classics pillows

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Tuesday 13 May 2014

Book worms who love to get cozy in bed with a good read can now sleep on the book itself! Olde Book Pillow Classics from ThinkGeek features three soft and plush literary classics: Alice in Wonderland, Sherlock Holmes, and Treasure Island. After tiring yourself out mentally from reading tons of metaphors and deep words, it’s […]

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Oh my! Headphones that look like slugs and snails

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Monday 12 May 2014

Prague-based artist Klara Pernicova created these highly disturbing set of headphones that look like slugs and snails. People unaware of the mischievous design are bound to get a shock when they see this person with molluscs crawling up and into her ears!

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Flask Scarf: the discreet and classy way to booze up in public

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Fashion on Saturday 10 May 2014

Finally, a gift worth giving to mother on Mother’s Day! The FlaskScarf is a clever invention that lets you sneak a midday swig of your favourite alcoholic beverage while staying classy and warm. It was invented by Utah-based Shawn Baxter, the same guy brought us the FlaskTie – a tie that lets you drink at […]

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So there’s a Kickstarter project of a dick-shaped tie

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Tuesday 6 May 2014

The Dick Tie. A combination of two things that express a man’s masculinity, power, and domination: the necktie and the phallus. Lord over board meetings and presentations with this symbol of strength and professionalism, seriously. This Kickstarter project is currently in the fundraising stage, having raised $112 out of their $900 goal. Backers can donate […]

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Part man, part ceramic, all Robocup

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Monday 28 April 2014

Crime Dehydration has a new enemy, and it comes in the form of ceramic law enforcer, Robocup. Officer Alex Murphy was once a your average street cup, until he was shot and left for dead, then turned into a cybernetic policeman ready to serve you tea or coffee. Now made from flesh, steel, and high-quality […]

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Have cute cats swim in your coffee with these feline-shaped marshmallows

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Tuesday 22 April 2014

An adorable cat peeking at you while it takes a bath in your coffee? You’ll need to have a heart of stone to eat that cute marshmallow. Nagano, Japan-based marshmallow company Yawahada has created its most endearing product yet, CafeCat, a feline-shaped marshmallow.

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Lawn of the Dead: Zombie gnomes

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Tuesday 22 April 2014

The zombie apocalypse has finally arrived! And it’s slowly creeping up your lawn! These Zombie Gnomes from Firebox will bring horror and death unto unsuspecting intruders. They come in two forms: The Crawler crawls through the mud in dramatic undead fashion, while The Infected stands around striking fear to all passers-by. The gnomes are 30cm […]

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Wine-o-saurs: wine racks that look like dinosaurs

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 16 April 2014

You might have already sipped on 20- or 30-year old wine, but have you tasted Jurassic-period wine? These dinosaur-shaped wine bottle holders will make conventional wine rack extinct. Hand-made by Pete Betcher of Etsy store ‘TheBackPackShoppe’, the Wine-O-Saurs come in three species that can hold 750ml bottles: Stegosaurus, Parasaur, and Dimetrodon.

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