A skull candle that bleeds wax out of its eye

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Thursday 3 April 2014

This bleeding skull candle from Firebox is the ideal accessory for your next exorcism, séance, cannibalistic ritual, or fancy dinner. It may look like a harmless skull, but once you light the wick atop of his exposed cranium, you shall soon see what true horror means. Blood will trickle out of his eyeball, and as the candle burns deep into the night, so does the gush of blood continue.

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IKEA Malaysia is selling a table for lonely singles

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Thursday 3 April 2014

Singles and forever aloners will finally have some company for dinner when they purchase this hilarious furniture piece from IKEA Malaysia. Called the ‘LONE singleton dining table’, it features a mirror that will show you the most beautiful companion in all of the land… yourself! Just think of all those interesting conversations you’ll have, and there will never be any awkward silences.

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The cutest crocheted animals in the world are smaller than your finger

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 2 April 2014

Please people, contain your madness from so much fluffy! We know, we know, these ittle critters are just adorbs! Vietnam-based family business ‘Su Ami’ creates these cute crocheted animals, most of them measuring only ¼ of an inch! With the help of five master craftsmen, the family business has produced a collection of itty bitty creatures, which include dog breeds, sea creatures, apes, birds, and even fictional characters like Winnie the Pooh and Hobbes.

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Iconic landmarks as bookmarks

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 2 April 2014

Inside books, entire worlds and universes exist. In fact, they even contain many famous landmarks from New York, London, and Paris, literally right on their pages! ‘Another Studio’, a London-based product design firm, has created a collection of architecture-inspired bookmarks called ‘City Clips’. The three cities each have four landmarks to represent their culture and […]

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The most hideous mugs you’ll ever see? We interviewed the designer who made ‘em

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Tuesday 1 April 2014

Instead of designing flowers and cute animals on her pottery pieces, sculptor Jean Cotton decided that snot, blood, eyebags, and pimples would look much better. And thus, her ‘Aesthetically Challenged Mugs’ were born. In this exclusive interview, Cotton talks about how her line of ugly pottery came to be and how she does it. [Read our original post about Jean Cotton here]

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Ice cubes are actually two peas in a pod

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Tuesday 1 April 2014

We’ve featured a lot of quirky products before, but this one’s definitely the Peas de resistance! Inspired by peas in a pod, ‘Frozen Peas’ is a well-designed ice mold that’s a cute alternative to those boring, old ice brick trays you have at home.

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Morning showers will never be the same with this psychedelic shower head

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Tuesday 1 April 2014

Add some colour to your life – specifically your groggy morning showers – with the help of this color changing shower head. Requiring no batteries or power, this groovy shower head utilizes the power of water pressure to light up its LEDs.

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Pencil cases with 3D optical illusions

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Monday 31 March 2014

These brightly-coloured pencil cases will deceive with their optical illusions. At first you might reach for the compartments or the fake zipper, but you’ll eventually find out that they were drawn in to create a 3D effect! The Fakus pencil case gets its name from a combination of the words, ‘fake’ and ‘kusu’, which means […]

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This Blobfish plush deserves a hug

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Saturday 29 March 2014

The Blobfish might have been dubbed as the ‘world’s ugliest animal’ but at least it’s much cuddlier than you – at least in plush form. Online purveyor of cool stuff, ThinkGeek, is selling a plush version of the grumpiest cat of the sea. The website says it’s super soft and made for hugging, just like […]

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We can’t get enough of these Avengers octopus plushies

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

Octopoda, assemble! Etsy seller and cosplayer Darcy created these cuddly tentacled versions of Earth’s mightiest heroes. The collection of plushies comes with witty (and some not so witty) octopus-inspired names like Tony Starktopus, Thorctopus, Loktopus, and Captain America. Each huggable creature very much resembles the superhero they aspire to be, for instance, Loktopus bearing the […]

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This bike helmet will give you a cornrow haircut

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

Don’t forget your cornrows before heading out for a bike ride, it might just save your life! Berlin-based design team ‘Bless’ gives the traditional bike headgear a bit of swag with the ‘Bless Helmdo’, a helmet inspired by the trendy and timeless cornrows hair style. Gone are the days when you have to wait hours […]

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Sushi bazooka will obliterate your sushi cravings

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Monday 24 March 2014

Say hasta la vista to that painful process of trying to create the perfect sushi roll. Arm yourselves with this secret weapon from Firebox, and you will dominate your sushi cravings like never before. The Sushi Bazooka is a kitchen tool that makes your life easier by removing that daunting phase of having to load all the filling perfectly and shaping it afterwards.

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A banana holder for your bicycle

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Saturday 22 March 2014

You’ll never know when you need a banana, so it’s best to have one nearby even if you’re on a bike. Designed by Etsy seller ‘Biken’, this quirky bicycle accessory is designed to safely transport and protect your banana from harm. The genuine leather strap can be attached to the bike’s frame, or if you’re extra clingy, to your waist belt.

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Embroidered microbes will kill you with their cuteness

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Thursday 20 March 2014

Line the walls of your beautiful home with deadly parasites and bacteria with these embroidered microbes by Etsy seller Alicia Watkins. Her store, ‘Watty’s Wall Stuff’, sells her cross stitched creations, which range from gangsta mottos to Patrick Stewart to zombie welcome signs. But the items that have caught our fancy are these embroideries of Herpes, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Black Mold, the common cold, and other microbes. Because what’s the point of Herpes’ existence if you can’t decorate your home with it, right?

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Whales make tea infusers so much cuter

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

Whale, whale, whale, look what we have here, a marine mammal in my cup of tea. South Korean design studio ‘Gongdreen’ created the adorable ‘Dreaming Whale’ to give tea drinkers a whale of a time. Adding the tea leaves is simple, you just have to open the whale’s mouth and shove it all in, because it’s common knowledge that whales love eating chamomile and oolong more than plankton. The miniature whales are made of food grade silicone and come in grey, sky blue, and pink – though I wish they made a white one for a cool Moby Dick reference. They also come with a detachable water spout that doubles as a stirrer.

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