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Wear It, Charge It, Use It: Joe’s Jeans #HELLO Pants

Charging Jeans

Got no space in your bag for a power bank? No worries, because Joe’s Jeans have got you covered with their new #HELLO pants. These designer denim pants feature a sown-in slot near the waistband and an extra pocket at the rear– the former for the battery pack and the latter for your phone. That way, you can just stick your gadgets into your jeans and charge ’em as you go.

The jeans retail for $189, which is obviously steep for a pair of jeans. The battery pack doesn’t come with the jeans though, and you’ll have to buy it separately for $49. You’ll be able to charge your iPhone at least three-fourths full using the ultra-slim battery pack. Aside from Apple gadgets, you’ll also be able to use it to charge micro USB-compatible devices.

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Wearable Feeder Mask Lets You Get Face to Beak With Hummingbirds

Wearable Hummingbird Feeder Mask

Calling all lovers of birds! A contraption called the ‘Eye to Eye’ is now available so you can get up close and personal with hummingbirds while you feed them. It’s basically a wearable bird feeder that lets you literally come face to beak with the birds as they feed. A miniaturized feeding tube is embedded in the middle of the mask, which means the birds will be in your face while it feeds.

For $80, you’ll get two feeding tubes, two laminated inlays, and one face shield (of course you need one.) Is it worth it? Is it not? That depends on you and on the experience that you’re hoping to get out of it. You can get the ‘Eye to Eye’ mask here.

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Side A’s Got the Party Mix: Cassette Shaped Coffee Table

Cassette Shaped Coffee Table

Pay homage to a part of your past and recall the awesomeness of the era of mix tapes with this cassette tape-shaped coffee table. The gigantic cassette tape sits atop custom made steel legs and is built with removable remote and bottle holders, cleverly positioned in cassette’s holes. The coolest part is probably the cassette’s label, which you can actually write on because that part is actually a white board. Neat huh?

The cassette tape coffee table was commissioned by Rob Ireland and built by Ross Langley. You can check out more photos here.


Meet The Mamma Nessie Colander


You guys remember the Nessie Ladle? It was the super popular ladle that looked like the Loch Ness monster poking out of your soup pot; quirky design and decent price made the thing a hit. And like a Hollywood movie, there’s now a sequel: the Mamma Nessie Colander. It helps you drain your pasta like a good colander should, and while it doesn’t share the same “poking-its-head-out-of-water” magic that the ladle had, it will make a great addition to it if you already own the smaller utensil. They easily nest into one another, and the BPA-free toughened nylon it’s made of should last you years. Considering it’s only $18.90, we think it’s a steal.


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Some Guy Makes A Batsuit Out Of Tree Bark


Artists make pretty things; we get to look at them, say “gee whiz, look at that”, and then once we’re done, we just move on. That’s what we’re expecting will happen when you read about French artist Christophe Guinet’s work here. It’s a Batman suit made from tree bark, and well, it looks pretty neat-o.

Together with Warner Bros. France and the Splendens Factory, the artist has designed the iconic batman suit primarily out of tree bark, vegetal moss, lichen and fungus. A foam mold of the batman suit and helmet has been carefully wrapped and covered in layers of tree bark, forming the suit’s distinctive pointed ears, opening for the mouth and nose, and defensive shoulder covering.

Why? Apparently it’s Christophe’s thing, to appropriate plant life and create familiar objects. We suppose that in art, that’s as good a reason as any.


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Black Diamond Knife Block Looks Stylish In A Modern Kitchen


You have to put your fancy kitchen knife collection somewhere, but why settle for the traditional wooden block you see in almost any kitchen? When trying to design a beautiful home, every little detail matters, and the Black Diamond Knife Block from company Edge of Belgravia is as striking of a knife receptacle as we’ve ever seen. Designed by one Christian Bird, the block fits up to 11 knives, but will look complete with as little as two. Almost any type of knife will be supported, as long as the blade is thinner than 4mm. “Clever use of weighting secures the knives in their blocks, just as slight angling allows for easy extraction.” And for something that looks this expensive, we’re happy to report that it’ll only set you back £89.90 (about $140). Oh, sure, it’s a lot of money for a knife block, we agree. But these designer items usually tend to fetch a few orders of magnitude more than they should.


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Too Bad You Can’t Eat It: Inflatable Pizza Slice Pool Float

Inflatable Pizza Slice Swimming Pool Float

Mushrooms, pepperoni, olives, and lots of cheese– that’s what makes a perfect pizza for me. However, regardless of your toppings of choice, you’ll undoubtedly be amused at the weirdness and awesomeness of this swimming pool float. Yep, that’s right: it’s shaped like gigantic slice of pizza. In this case, the crust is something you can’t do without, because it also serves as the head rest.

The 72-inch inflatable features cord connectors so you can combine additional loungers (imagine combining a couple of slices to form one whole floating giant pizza!) It also has two drink holders on board so you won’t be thirsty on your floating pie. Too bad you can’t actually sink your teeth into it…

It’s available online for $40+.

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Chesters Tennis Flops: I’m Walking On Tennis Balls

Chesters Tennis Flops

You can walk on sunshine, and you can do it while walking on tennis balls, too. Well, not on actual balls per se, but with Chesters Tennis Flops, your soles will be resting on the same felt material that the balls are made of. In case you’re worried about the slippers getting dirty from the rain and from the typical wear and tear that flip flops are normally subjected to, don’t. They’re covered with a non-toxic protective silicone-based coating which makes them resistant to water, sweat, and dust.

Chesters Tennis Flops are available for $27.

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Time To Chill: Rough Day Wine Glass

Rough Day Wine Glass

There’s nothing like unwinding with a glass of wine at the end of a long day. But how much wine is just right or just enough for whatever stress you’re trying to relieve? Although not accurate for everyone, the ‘Rough Day Wine Glass’ provides a good-enough estimate. Have half a glass for a day that was just like any other, pour more into your glass if you had a particularly rough day, or fill it up to the brim if you just want to forget it all.

The quirky wine glass is sold in pairs and is available online for $24.

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