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Lather Up: Crystal and Geode Hand Soaps

Crystal Hand Soaps

Why do you have a rock on your sink?
Huh? What rock?
That crystal, geode, whatever–that one!
Oh, that’s just my soap, dude.

That’s one of the conversations you might find yourself having if you bin your existing hand soaps and replace them with one of these awesome crafted soaps by RockHoundSoap. They look nothing like your typical hand soap; instead, they come in all sorts of rocky shapes and formations. Go for the topaz and crystal soaps if you want to hold something fancy-looking each time you wash your hands. You can opt for the geode-inspired soaps instead if you want something plainer.

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Childhood Dream Come True: Design Your Own Superhero Comic Book

Design Your Own Superhero Comic Book

 

There’s no denying that super heroes are super cool. However, nothing beats having something– or someone — that’s truly your own, though. So if you’ve been longing for a super hero to call your own, then it’s time to design your own superhero by getting this kit. It contains everything you’ll need to create your own custom comic book, including: cardboard stencils, a blank comic book, an activity book, tracing sheets, and project activity sheets.

You’ll get tips on how to layout and story-board your comic, among other things. As for the characters and storyline– well, I leave that up to you. The Design Your Own Superhero Comic Book kit is available online for £9.99 (about $16.)

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These Geeky Christmas Sweaters are Perfect for the Season

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When people talk about Christmas sweaters,”ugly” isn’t too far off. However, these particular ones designed by artist Drew Wise are anything but ugly. They’ll probably even appeal to the non-geeky folks who don’t get what’s being references in the designs: Guardians of the Galaxy featuring none other than the four guardians and the scene in the beginning when Peter gets abducted; Star Wars featuring R2D2, Darth Vader, lots of Stormtroopers, and the Death Star; and Doctor Who featuring otherworldly creatures, the Doctor, and of course, TARDIS.

Hit the break to check out the rest of the designs and the actual sweaters.

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Milli Chair Has A Few Legs Up On Its Competition

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See what we did there?

No?

Ok, we’ll show ourselves out.

Before we go, just know that this is a cool chair by Duffy London that can be used in two positions, depending on which side you want it to stand up on. It’s handmade in London with “wood from Forest Stewardship Council managed forests and other controlled sources.” And it costs £1,500, which is about $2,346USD.

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Bad-Ass Illumination: Breaking Bad LookaLite

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Breaking Bad may have ended a couple of years ago, but the memory of it– and people’s love for the show–is still very much alive. One of Walter White’s signature looks, if you could call it that, was when he was dressed in his yellow Hazmat suit and gas mask. So it’s pretty appropriate that they chose to dress this lamp in that, and more than apt that they decided to call it a Lookalite.

It’s basically a lamp that looks like a miniature and chubbier version of Walter. In short, it’s a lookalike that happens to be a lamp, too. Clever, clever. The Breaking Bad Lookalite is available online for £19.99 (about $31.)

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Nutshell Lets You Take A Break From The World

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Considering products like the Cozy Room (an isolation room) exist, it’s tempting to think the world is becoming increasingly hectic, enough so to warrant physical separation from your surroundings. And perhaps it is, so we won’t pass judgement on the Nutshell. It’s a simple… tent that unfolds around the upper portion of your body and allows you so block out the outside world. The visual part, anyway. With it, you can read a book even in a crowded hallway while pretending to be alone. You can take a break from having to interact with people, and you know, socialize. We sound critical, but we’re really not; it’s just a difficult need for us to wrap our heads around, but we acknowledge and respect the fact some may legitimately want this. Sadly, it doesn’t look like you can actually buy Nutshell. It’s the project of New York’s School of Visual Arts design student Eden Lew, and isn’t being commercialized.

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Spring-based Nut Cracker Is Perfect For The Holidays

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It’s November, which means you’re thinking about Christmas. Ok, maybe you’re thinking about Thanksgiving too, but either way, there will be food and there will be nuts. Maybe. Do people even eat nuts during the Holidays? Whatever, we just needed a reason to talk about Naomi, the awesome spring-based nutcracker. Instead of grabbing the regular two-pronged cracker, or that awful wooden Nutcracker man your aunt gave you five years ago, you can play with this dome shaped spring that simply smashes into your nuts after you’ve pulled it up. It’s cool, it’s a fun design, and we wish we didn’t have to jump through hoops to get one. See, it’s a Japan-only thing at the moment, which means if you want it you have to pay like $70 on Amazon to own it, or wait until Red Dot Shop has it in stock for 20 Euros. Or wait until the cheap knockoffs start being made.

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Sushi Cushion Pillows Look Adorkably Yummy

Sushi Cushion Pillow

 

Larger than life and irresistibly adorable, these Sushi Cushion pillows make the perfect addition to your home. Plop your chin down on the plush sushi while you take a break from sifting through all that paperwork on your desk. Lean back while you lie on your sofa and read a magazine or watch your favorite flicks to unwind from a long and stressful day.

The pillows will add a bit of fun and quirkiness to any room you decide to put it in, that’s for sure.

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3D Printed Lacelamps Project Intricate Patterns On Your Walls

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Artists Linlin and Pierre-Yves Jacques have created a collection of lamps that integrate a 3D-printed element reminiscent of lace. When the lights are turned on, they project a cool web of patterns all over your room, while the lamps themselves do look kind of neat. We’re not sure how much they cost or whether they’re even for sale, but we can’t imagine why they wouldn’t be. There are two types, filed under “Sky” and “Land”, meaning one hangs from the ceiling while the other stands on a surface.

Hit the jump for a bunch of pics.

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