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Cool Parents Make Lucky Kid An Awesome R2-D2 Dresser

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This has been around for a couple of years, but we just stumbled upon it. It’s a simple dresser painted to look kind of like R2-D2. Ok, a lot like R2-D2. It was made by Imgur user zombiecontroller for his kid, one Conan, back in 2013.

My parents once made me a snow sled out of a garbage can lid, and tried to make me believe it was a flying saucer. For some reason they were sad when I wouldn’t buy it. I still love them: not everyone can be creative. Good on little Conan here that he got parents with some arts & crafts skills.

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Colorful Ferrofluid In A Bottle Is The New Lavalamp

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You can choose to adorn your desk with an almost infinite number of trinkets, but we beg of you to ignore the Newton’s Cradles, or the Lavalamps, or even the decorative Rolodexes of old, and consider the Colourful Ferrofluid In a Bottle instead. Ferrofluid is a thick liquid that is mixed in with nano-scale iron particles. It doesn’t mix with water and tends to clump together. But in the presence of a magnet, the liquid comes to life. You can delight yourself and your guests, for at least 30 whole seconds, with the shapes the liquid will take inside the bottle. You can even “double your fun” by using two magnets. It’s a fun tabletop toy that costs $60.

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Bookniture Is The Coffee Table Book That Unfolds Into A Coffee Table

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Oh, this would make Kramer proud. The Bookniture is a 13 inch coffee table “book” that unfolds into a fully functioning piece of furniture… which you can then use as a coffee table! The sturdy honeycomb structure is capable of supporting up to 375 pounds, and can serve as the aforementioned coffee table, or as a stool, a footrest, or anything else you can think of doing with a 13 inch tall cylinder. When you’re done, just close the “book” and you’re ready to go. It comes with its own felt top in various colors, and you’ll have to pledge $70 to get yours, with a delivery in May of this year.

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Nessie Ladle Looks Perfect In A Lake Of Soup

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What better way to get your kid interested in eating your lobster bisque than by presenting it to him with the Loch Ness monster swimming in the pot? This ladle comes with tiny feet that let the whole thing stand up at the bottom, with Nessie’s head whimsically sticking out. It’s a cool way to spend $16.

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So This Is What Pac-Man Looks Like Under X-Rays

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Who knew? Makes sense, though. And guess what, you can even buy the print.

You’re looking at artwork called ‘The Consumer’ by one Shok-1, and he’ll be selling each print for £125 (about $195) starting on December 5th. It’s a limited edition run of only 160, and each one measures 21″ x 21″. Also, each print will be signed, numbered and embossed by SHOK-1.

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The Rekindle Candle Concept Makes A New One From The Melted Remains Of The Old One

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The Rekindle Candle is a cool concept that uses the melted wax drippings from your current candle to make an entirely new one. It does this by capturing the drippings as they’re formed and shaping them into a candle. A wick is inserted in the middle, and the result is a fully functional paraffin light. Granted, the new candle will be smaller than the old one since some of the wax will have been burnt off, but still it’s kind of neat-o.

It’s a concept by one Benjamin Shine, and it’s technically not for sale, but the recent public interest in it has resulted in his contacting “several companies” to see if it can be brought to market. You can sign up to be notified if it ever ends up seeing light of day.

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The Home Lie Detector Test Will Enliven Any Family Argument

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There’s no better argument than the one you can call BS, and then back that up with hard data. Yeah, you’re looking at a lie detector test that you can use at home. It uses the same principles as the polygraphs law enforcement agencies use (heart rate and skin conductivity readings, compared to a baseline), and can tell you with a similar degree of accuracy if your brother really, actually, seriously didn’t flush your hamster down the toilet as payback for you setting his turtle free in the backyard by accident. The device will need to connect to a PC or Mac to work, and unfortunately costs an outrageous $400.

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Turn Cheap Whiskey Into Fancy Whisky In Just 24 Hours With This Little Wooden Stick

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The difference between cheap whiskey and the top-shelf stuff is how long they’ve spent aging in their wooden barrels. It’s the wood in the barrels that give the liquor its taste and colour, and also filter out some of the hangover-causing chemicals. But the problem with barrels (an ancient method of aging alcohol) is that due to the wood being cut perpendicular to its grain (a necessary process to prevent the whiskey from just seeping out), very few of the capillaries are exposed to the liquid inside the barrel. That means it takes a really long time for the alcohol to penetrate the wood and acquire the sought-after flavours.

But it doesn’t have to be that way, and Whisky Elements is the proposed solution. You’re looking at some wooden sticks that, when soaked in cheap whiskey for 24 hours, will give it the taste and richness of the top-shelf stuff. The idea is quite simple: instead of putting the whiskey in a barrel, simply put the barrel in the whisky! These wooden sticks have several cuts perpendicular to the grain, exposing the capillaries within, and giving the liquor easy access to the chemicals that normally take decades to leech into barrel-aged whiskey! It’s a patent-pending process the creators call “Accelerated transpiration through capillary action.”

To make matters even more interesting, Whiskey Elements come in various “flavours”, based on how long and how hot the wood is cooked at. You get cool flavours, like “Smooth Maple Vanilla Oak”, or “Almond Coffee”. And the best part is Whiskey Elements is cheap: $10 will get you a pair of sticks, enough to “fix” a half gallon of crap whiskey.

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Clever Candle Holder

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Oh, this is probably as old as the world. But had you seen it before? We hadn’t, we think it’s pretty cool, so we’ll tell you about it and you can direct your “Your stuff is stale as day-old farts!” comments to our legal department (hint: it doesn’t exist). Although, really, there’s not much to say. It’s a candle holder with an opening so you can light it with a match without burning your fingers or being forced to light the candle first and then having to insert it while hoping it doesn’t tilt around too much and extinguish (we get stressed out by simple tasks). It’s $16, which is probably too much, but we’re not about to start looking for another, cheaper purchase link.

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