Handmade ceramics that will make you go aww

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Saturday 18 January 2014

Can you imagine eating cereal out of this adorable cat bowl? Or serving hot soup in a cute little itty-bitty whale or hedgehog? Meals will never be the same again when you’re dining with these sleepy critters.

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Casting furniture out of a mobile foundry and trash from the streets

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Tuesday 14 January 2014

How brilliant! Two designers have found a way to recycle discarded cans from the streets of Brazil’s São Paulo as swanky furniture. A mobile furnace, powered by waste vegetable oil, melts down the cans; while the melted aluminum is then poured into molds and casted as new furniture anywhere on the spot. In a trial […]

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You can now buy your cat battle armour

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

Protect your beloved cat from all that threaten its furry nine lives! Etsy shop Schnabuble, purveyor of fine human wear, created a $500 suit of armour for your feline friend. Schnabuble passionately describes the battle armour on his Etsy page, ‘100% wearable, flexible, and comfortable, the Cat Battle Armor is a for-reals armor harness for your kitty.

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A bed you can simply zip up and not make in the morning

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Friday 10 January 2014

Okay, this is the only bed we all want now: the Zip Bed comes with a zipper that you can easily pull all around the sides to hide these messy bedsheets beneath. Even better, its minimalist design makes it quite the sleek stunner. Nobody ever needs to know we’re slobs.

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New shape-changing tech will revolutionize computer interaction

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in Tech on Wednesday 20 November 2013

Sean Follmer and Daniel Leithinger, both PhD students at MIT, have created a device that converts digital content into a tangible 3D format. InFORM is designed to be a physical means of displaying imagery, rather than the illusionistic three-dimensionality of a standard hologram. According to its designers, inFORM is ideal for controlling media, illustrating bar […]

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Now you can shower horizontally

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Monday 18 November 2013

Say what you want about how this new bathroom fixture will make us even more lazy, but the idea of a shower and bath combined sounds like heaven! Designed by Sieger Design, with interior design Scien + Pier, the Horizontal Shower actually includes six different shower heads that can be programmed to give a range of water temps, intensity and quantity, plus other cool features to provide ‘balancing, energizing, or de-stressing effects’.

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How about a spaceship inspired jet capsule for the high seas?

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Monday 18 November 2013

Take a look at your future, sailors. This futuristic jet capsule has been created by Pierpaolo Lazzarini and is designed to fit up to four people at a time. Constructed with fiberglass and stainless steel, the concept behind this capsule was ‘to have a boat small enough to take people out for drinks and dinner […]

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Arguably the first computer was a boy built 240 years ago

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Thursday 7 November 2013

It may seem like a simple toy, but this is actually a product of great engineering. Swiss-born watchmaker Pierre Jaquet-Droz, along with his son Henri-Louis, and Jean Frédéric Leschot, designed this robot in the late 1770s and called it The Writer. Side note: Writerminator 3000 would have sounded much cooler, but The Writer isn’t too […]

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Guys, why lift weights when you can lift boobs?

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Tuesday 22 October 2013

Yes, a Kiev-based creative agency has cheekily developed these kettlebells shaped like boobs. There’s some sort of correlation between 1. weights and boobs (mmm, boob lifts?), and 2. guys and boobs (guys, er, like boobs). Therefore, guys like lifting boobs. Right? Right.

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Hearty Cheeseburger soup off the shelf? Yes, that exists

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 22 October 2013

Soup sure has come a long way since its beginnings (and its beginnings can be read about right here) but even in the 21st Century soup companies are looking for ways to spice up their original recipes. And Campbell’s has outdone itself once again with their lineup of “pub inspired” soup varieties. We’re talking all the […]

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Flying luggage? You might see this at airports soon

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Monday 30 September 2013

You’ve got to love humanity for always pushing the envelope on creativity. A team of design students from Brazil recently swept the top awards at a UNESCO-supported aviation competition for their innovative concept of introducing buoyancy to luggage at airports — in other words, floating all that baggage in the air.

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Save money on your next flight with the Jacktogo wearable suitcase

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Products on Friday 27 September 2013

For all you penny-pinchers out there, now you can avoid paying for extra luggage on airplanes with this wearable suitcase. Sure, it’s not the most fashionable suitcase we’ve seen, but its 14 spacious pockets can hold a few extra pounds of supplies. Jacktogo is even wind and water resistant, and its lightweight design will ensure […]

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Just ended your work day? This tie lights up to help you party in style

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Wednesday 25 September 2013

Judging by what we’re seeing on the Electric Styles site, the Light Up tie — fitted with EL wire and powered by AAA batteries — is evidence that work comes to an end everyday, but not parties.

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Hate energy drinks? Spray on some energy instead

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Wednesday 18 September 2013

Radical times call for radical ideas. A San Francisco-based team has developed a caffeine-based topical energy spray promising to deliver a steady dose of energy for hours at a time. How does it work? Well, caffeine, as they note helpfully, permeates the skin, and they’ve employed some whizbang patent-pending technology using a simple derivative of tyrosine to increase the solubility of caffeine five-fold.

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These snack-attack beanbags will fatten you up

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Wednesday 18 September 2013

Why be comfortably numb when you can be, er, comfortably plump? (Sorry, Pink Floyd.) This is what is going to make us fat: lounging around on sumptuous snack-inspired beanbags and being reminded of junk food every waking — and dreaming — second. You’ve got to agree these pancakes look wonderfully fluffy, though.

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