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Author Archives: Hazel Chua

Launching Spitballs In 3, 2, 1: Leonardo da Vinci Catapult Kit

Leonardo da Vinci Catapult Kit

 

You’re too old for spitballs, but you’ll never be too old for a miniature catapult. The fact that said catapult can be used to lob super wet spitballs at your worst frenemies is just a plus. Not everyone possesses a knack for design or carpentry, but the Leonardo da Vinci Catapult Kit has got you covered. It comes with all the stuff you need to assemble one of your very own.

Just pull out all the pre-cut parts, use the included glue to stick one part to the other (don’t worry, instructions are included) and you’ll have your very own mini catapult in no time. You didn’t have one as a kid so at least that’s one childhood fantasy fulfilled. It’s available online for $28.

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Ghastlier As They Burn: Melting Zombie Candles

Melting Zombie Candles

With these ghastly candles, you’ll be able to hit two birds with one stone. First of all, they’re candles, so when the power’s out, just light ‘em up for some much-needed illumination. Second of all, the design is just perfect for Halloween: bloody zombies with bulging eyes and disfigured faces that ups the creepy factor at your place.

And as they melt–boy, oh boy, they’ll look even creepier than they already are. The candles are handmade and you can get them from Stexe’s Etsy shop for $15 each. Creepy doesn’t come cheap.

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Because You’re Super: Batmobile Slippers

Batmobile slippers

 

Real men wear pink…and plush slippers. Okay, so I made the last part up, but who can resist these adorkable Batmobile slippers? I’m sure even Christian Bale can’t. They’re fashioned after the Batmobile featured in the 1989 Batman movie. Granted, it’s not as sleek or tech-heavy as the Batmobiles of the recent past, but the Dark Knight’s 1989 ride is easily one of the most recognizable.

The best part? They do just what they promise to do: keep your feet warm and comfy. The Batmobile slippers are currently on sale and you can get your very own pair for just $16.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ C|NET ]

VSSL Outdoor Utility Tools: Every Tool You Need in a Tube

VSSL Outdoor Utility Tools

Space is limited. Not just in the major cities of the world, but in your backpack too. There’s only so much you can fit into your backpack: your sleeping bag, maybe a thermos, some rations. But one thing you should definitely make room for is this flashlight-slash-tube of utility tools by VSSL. It’s ingenious, really.

They’ve made better use of the otherwise vacant space in the handle of a flashlight by filling it up with tins containing potentially life-saving stuff. Three types of VSSL utility tubes are available: Supplies, First Aid, and Shelter. Each one comes with a set of components all packed neatly into tin cans. For example, the Supplies tin comes with a Canadian beeswax candle, a razor blade, six Aquatabs water purification tablets, waterproof matches, fishing gear, firestars, and a signaling mirror, among other things.Continue Reading

Stylish Concrete Ping Pong Table Looks Cool, Will Cost You An Arm and a Leg

Stylish Concrete Ping Pong Table

 

 

Playing ping pong on concrete? That should be nothing new–but we don’t mean playing on a concrete floor. No, we’re talking about playing on a concrete table! Designer James de Wulf has built a name for himself when it comes to concrete furniture, and now he’s built what could be the world’s first concrete ping pong table.

From the legs to the tabletop, the entire thing is made from concrete– except for the net, of course. The price? A whopping $9,320. Not exactly sure if concrete makes ping pong tougher to play or not, but make sure to bring lots of extra balls.

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Exercise Storage Belt: Stash Your Stuff So You Can Moving

Exercise Storage Belt

 

So you’re working up a sweat… when you suddenly remember you have to make a call or pay a workout buddy that five bucks you owed him from last week. Stopping your workout to get stuff from your locker can be a pain because it throws your momentum off. If you’d rather have you stuff on you and don’t mind the extra weight, then you might want to check out the Flip Belt.

It’s a storage belt made specially for exercisers so you can stash your essentials (like your keys, phone, some cash, your credit cards) and non-essentials (like your iPod, comb, some mint) and carry them with you while you work out.

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That’s Life: The Caffeine Causality Loop

The Caffeine Causality Loop

 

Your job. Your significant other. Your daily cup of coffee…and the list goes on and on. Can’t live with them, can’t bear to live without them. Such is life.

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Nope Privacy Shield: Covers Your Camera, Protects Your Privacy

Nope Privacy Shield

You never know who’s watching you right now. They might not be there physically, but they could be watching your every move. How? Through your laptop’s camera. It’s been known to happen, and merely covering your laptop or tablet’s camera with tape and a piece of paper just won’t cut it because it’s bound to fall off after a while. Plus, tape looks tacky.

The solution? The Nope Privacy Shield. It’s a pair of magnets, with one going over your camera and the other positioned on the other side. Once in place, Nope doesn’t budge and it’s simplistic design looks good, too. The coolest part is the fact that Nope partially levitates on your screen, so it doesn’t touch your device at all.

Nope is currently up for funding on Kickstarter, where a minimum pledge of $5 will get you one of your very own.

[ Nope Kickstarter ] VIA [ Gear Hungry ]

Gummi Bear Skeleton Candle Reveals the Horror Within After You Light it Up

Gummy Bear Skeleton Candles

 

 

When they’re unlit, these gummi bear candles look adorable, but we wouldn’t recommend giving them to a child unless you want to give them nightmares. When the flame’s a-burning, the colorful wax melts to reveal the bear’s ghastly skeleton. It’ll take some time before the entire skeleton is revealed though, as the 3-pound candle can burn for approximately a hundred hours.

The Gummi Bear Skeleton candle will be available in a variety of colors once its Kickstarter campaign draws to an end. Want one of your very own? Pledge at least $40 and you’ll have it shipped sometime this November.

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