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Author Archives: Hazel Chua

Can’t Eat This: Bacon & Egg Printed Shoes

Bacon & Egg Printed Shoes

 

 

You’ll make a fashion statement for sure when you’ve got these shoes on, although it most likely won’t be a positive one. These are the Mozo Bacon N’ Eggs Sharkz Shoes for men, and they feature what its name says on the shoes itself: bacon and eggs. The shoes were designed for use in the kitchen, with side ventilation and slip resistant outsoles. They’re comfortable so they should be kind to your feet if you need to be on your feet all day.

The Mozo Bacon N’ Eggs Sharkz Shoes are available online for $29.95.

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Brew Tea for One: Ceramic Half Teapot

Tea For One - Ceramic Half Teapot

 

 

Stale bread. Cold tea. You can still eat ‘em and drink ‘em, but you’ll do so minus the pleasure you’d normally have if the bread was warm and the tea was hot. There’s not much you can do about the bread, but there is something you can do about the tea: brew a batch that’s meant for one. And the teapot that was made just for this purpose is this Tea for One ceramic teapot by Droog.

Part of a collection, the Dutch teapot echoes classic Chinese design and was made in Shenzhen, China, where many items are copied for the mass market. Highlighting what gets changed in a “copy,” the collection strives to bring attention to the creative decisions that go into making all copycats and to show that unoriginality can be inspiring, too.

It basically looks like a teapot that was cut in half, which is probably something you wanted to do with your regular pot when you wanted to make some tea for your lonesome. The Tea for One teapot retails for $75.

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Beware of H2O: Scientific Side Effects Water Bottle

Scientific Side Effects Water Bottle

 

Water is more dangerous than you think…not. Okay, so it could be, but only if you consume hideously excessive amounts of it in a short span of time. So fool a couple of people of people who don’t really know the facts about H2O by pranking– er, gifting– them with one of these ‘Scientific Side Effects Water’ bottle. A bold warning about what happens if you drink too much water is printed on the side.

It reads: “May cause diaphoresis, micturation, and acute tissue hydration.” In normal human speak, that translates to: “May cause you to sweat, pee, and be adequately hydrated.” Doesn’t sound so dire now, does it?

It’s available online for $18.

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Sit On Yesterday’s News: Hockenheimer Magazine Stool

Hockenheimer Magazine Stool

 

A piece of art or furniture? The Hockenheimer Magazine Stool is neither one, because it’s actually a combination of both. It’s basically a DIY kit that for you to make your own stool. It comes with a four-legged waxed birch stool base and two leather belts, plus a cushion so your tush is comfy when you take a seat on it. What sets it apart is because of what goes in between the cushion and the base of the stool: stacks of your old magazines and newspapers that you otherwise have no other use for.

It’s available online for about $160+.

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Cable Labels: Mixed-Up Cables No More

Cable Labels

 

Tired of mixing up cables and turning on the switch to another line when you meant to switch on the one beside it? Well, this first-world problem is solved with these Cable Labels. As its name implies, these are labels that are meant to be attached to your cables for easy identification. Just write down what the cable connects to (for example, your TV, printer, speaker, etc.) and tack it onto the corresponding cable. Easy peasy.

The Cable Labels are available online for £7.50 (or about $12+.)

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Ghoulish Illumination: Skull Lamp

Skull Lamp

Rarely will you hear someone say that a skull lights up their world. But if you own one of these Skull lamps, you’ll be able to empathize. They aren’t the most comforting of images to wake up to, but they will give whatever room you decide to place it in that extra edge, decor-wise. You’ll be surprised to find out that the lamp is actually just two-dimensional.

Mitigating the complexity of concept and construction with a minimalist, universally understood form, the BULBING Lamp adds artistry, interest, and the gentle glow of ambient light to any room. Clean gently with the provided micro-fiber cloth.

Designer Nir Chehanowski masterfully laser engraved numerous intricate lines on the flat acrylic sheet, giving the impression of a 3D figure. The lamp retails for $120 from the MOMA store.

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One Scoop Is All You Need: Giant Ice Cream Scoop

Giant Ice Cream Scoop

One scoop is often never enough. But you probably won’t be asking for seconds if you’ve got this giant ice cream scooper. That’s because each scoop this doles out is equal to an entire pint! The scooper is made from fine brass and chrome, with the scooper itself being a 4-inch diameter bowl forged from high-quality stainless steel.

Heck, you’ll only need one scoop for the entire gang! But you can indulge in another scoop for yourself if you’re going through a particularly tough breakup…

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Flic: One Button, Many Functions

Flic

Flic sounds too good to be true, but yet it’s here– well, almost here, anyway, since it’s currently up for funding on Indiegogo. It’s a wireless smart button that can be be programmed to perform a host of functions at the push of a button. It works in conjunction with the Flic app so you can assign which tasks to let it perform when you click, double-click, or hold the button.

Here are just some things it can do: take a picture, control lights, play music, find your phone, open the door (by working with your home automation system), navigate, share your location, and send a message.

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Embercase Protects Your iPhone, Keeps Your Hands Warm and Toasty

Embercase iPhone case

 

Anyone who has tried to dial or type with freezing fingers knows that the task is futile, or extremely time-consuming at best. You can get gloves with capacitive patches on the fingers so you can still use your phone when you’ve got them on, or you can get the Embercase and do away with the gloves.

The Embercase is designed to keep your iPhone safe from the elements while doubling as a hand warmer to keep your hands warm and toasty. It connects to your mobile device via Bluetooth so you can control its temperature via a companion app. You don’t have to worry about stuff overheating, as the case is made from titanium with a layer of Aerogel ceramic fiber to insulate your iPhone from the heat.

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