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Designer Fire Extinguishers Are Meant To Blend In

Fire extinguishers are usually bright red, presumably so they’ll stand out and be easily identifiable as a safety device. This does have the unintended side effet of making them look rather ugly, encouraging you to put them somewhere away from sight and possibly harder to reach. However, these Designer Fire Extinguishers from Safe-T function just like regular ones, only they sport a slightly more appealing exterior. Sure, someone might mistake one for something other than a life-saving device, but we’re hoping no one in your household is stupid enough to get this confused. There are dozens of different designs, and prices range between $99 to $199.

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Special Wine Glass Lets Your Nose Get All Up In That Wine

We’re sure you’ve seen it: wine snobs sniff their wine. There’s a reason for that, of course, but if you’re the type to buy $5 twist-offs, you might not care. That’s fine. The more discerning folks however might actually take a liking to this Wine Glass Mask, a wine glass designed specifically to enhance the bouquet of a wine and make it possible for you to get as much of it in your nostrils as possible. It’s shaped kind of like a facemask with some ventilation holes to allow for better airflow, which should go a long way to maximize that oxygen/wine scent mix. And yes you’re right, it does look stupid and we’re hoping that what it lacks in the looks and class department, it at least makes up for in taste and aroma.

It’s currently getting crowdfunded, and a $15 pledge will get you one… but only if it funds, which seems doubtful at the moment. Still, with 22 days to go, anything is possible.

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This Lamp Has The Coolest Switch

Look, we’re actually getting excited about the switch on a lamp, which might sound sad until you realize it’s actually really cool. The Heng Balance Lamp doesn’t turn on like a regular lamp: “HENG lamp has a switch structure of two balls inside the wooden frames with embedded magnets. By moving them, these magnets will attract one another, thereby triggering the switch.” It’s not life changing, but it’s a cool design element that’s actually entirely fundamental for the device’s functioning. The lamp itself isn’t life changing at all either. It’s really just a nice looking lamp with two magnetic balls that serve as a switch. But when you realize it’s only a €42 ($44 USD) pledge, and not some ridiculous sum that these types of things usually cost, then it becomes even more attractive.

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The Designer In Your Life Will Love These Pantone Christmas Ornaments

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These have been around for a few years, so don’t think you’ll be getting your hands on groundbreaking tech, here. But the Pantone Christmas Ornaments make the perfect casual gift for any designer, regardless of how long they’ve been on the market. Featuring classics like 268 Purple, or 7406 Yellow, each 3in. ball costs roughly $20 when you factor in shipping.

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Redundant Clock Is Redundant

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This is the Redundant Clock, by graphic designer Ji Lee. It’s a clock that shows you what time it is by showing you what time it is… if that makes any sense. He conceived of it several years ago as a school project and ever since he posted the image to his portfolio, he’s had people all over the Interwebs ask him where they can buy it. It was just a concept until recently, but now he’s got a fully funded Kickstarter where you can get your own for all of $49.

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A Swan Ladle Is The Best Kind Of Ladle

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You guys might remember the furiously popular Nessie Ladle from back in 2015. It was so popular, it spawned spinoff products like the Nessie Tea Infuser and the Mama Nessie Colander. While cool, all these products were based off the “Loch Ness Monster” concept but now the designers, Ototo, are back with a new twist. It’s called The Swanky and its claim to fame is that it floats on top of your soup pot. So the same ladle with which you’ll scoop out soup with will also float on top of it, looking graceful and elegant and somewhat reminiscent of a swan. It’s kind of cool, though we’re not sure it has the same appeal as the Nessie line of products. Still, the Kickstarter is fully funded and a $17 pledge will get you your own, so there’s definitely some interest out there.

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You’ll Never Get A Flat On Your Bicycle With The Nexo Ever Tires

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The best way to make sure your tires never deflate is simply to never inflate them in the first place. The Nexo Ever Tires feature a puncture-proof design using a unique polymer blend as well as a bunch of holes to promote a more comfortable ride. They are said to be as smooth as air-filled tires, and much more durable; a set will last about 5,000 miles, which let’s be honest, might actually outlast your actual bike. The design also makes for a lightweight tire that’s at least as light, if not lighter than traditional tubes. A $75 pledge will get you in on the action, with delivery slated for December of 2016.

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Side Facing Apple Charger Plug

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It’s the little things, we like to say. But it’s true. Sometimes the smallest change can make such a huge difference. For anyone with an Apple charger, you’ll know there are situations where you can’t power up due to its design. The Blockhead Side-Facing Plug for Apple Adapters and Chargers changes all that by making it possible to plug the transformer sideways, giving it a slim profile. It’s a simple $20 adapter, but it’s one that makes a heck of a big difference.

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Polygon Is A 4-in-1 Origami Measuring Spoon

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Good design has always attracted us, and the Polygon spoon is as elegant a design as we’ve seen in quite some time. It’s a measuring spoon that’s flat in its natural state, but when pinched at the appropriate places it folds up into an appropriately sized receptacle. There is a tablespoon Polygon and a teaspoon Polygon, each one featuring 1/2, 1, 1-1/2, and 2 T, and 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, and 1 tsp, respectively. It’s really easy to use, wipes clean with just one swipe of a wet rag when laying flat, and lets you wipe off sticky liquids (think honey) back into their receptacle for little to no wastage. It’s even possible to use it as a spatula with which to spread whatever you just scooped with it. The fully funded Kickstarter will require a $12 pledge to secure your own pair of Polygons, with shipping in January 2017.

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