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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Diamonds that are made of human remains

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Friday 11 April 2014

‘Family heirloom’ takes on a literal meaning when grandma becomes the actual diamonds she’s passing on. Swiss startup ‘Algordanza’ turns cremated human remains into prized diamonds via the same way actual diamonds are created, through heat and pressure. But instead of having to wait thousands or millions of years, clients of the company only have to wait three months. You might believe the concept is cooky, but it’s actually not too farfetched.

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Game of Thrones characters and George R.R. Martin are now LEGO mini figs

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Tuesday 8 April 2014

Here’s your chance to play George R.R. Martin and be the almighty hand that decides who lives and dies in Game of Thrones. ‘Dragon Sword Fighter Force’ is a Game of Thrones-inspired collection of LEGO mini figures that include our favourite characters from the series.

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Outfit your egg with this knight armour, then murder it for breakfast afterwards

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 8 April 2014

Humpty Dumpty just got a badass weapons upgrade via the ‘Arthur Egg Cup’, an egg cup holder in the shape of a knight’s suit of armour. Turn your soft boiled eggs into a knight in shining armour by padding it with this plastic suit and removable helmet. The kitchen accessory even comes with a spoon that acts as the egg’s lance, ready to fend off any hungry mouth that comes its way.

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This Darth Vader toaster: bread that’s a bit on the dark side

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Friday 4 April 2014

A Dark Lord has been unleashed in the battle to make you delicious breakfast. Cook your toast inside Darth Vader’s head, and rest assured it will come to the dark side, in a matter of minutes. It even burns the Star Wars logo and the image of the Sith Lord on it!

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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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