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Reusable Fold-Out Shopping Bags Are A Must-Have For Grocery Shopping

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Ok, so, let’s list the reasons why buying these Trolley Bags is a good idea. First off, plastic is bad, m’kay? These bags are reusable, so there’s less plastic waste. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The real innovation comes in the way they fit within a shopping basket. The stainless steel rods span across the basket, allowing you to simply drop your items right in the bags as you normally would while browsing the aisles. Granted, you’ll have to take them out again at checkout, but then you just drop them right back in and walk away without fuss. They’re held together with velcro, so they can easily be detached when needed. It’s a great system, and only $70.

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RightShears Solves A Problem We Didn’t Know We Had

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Look, scissors have been around for a while, and for the most part, they do their job just fine. But just fine didn’t seem to be enough for ReExcite, a startup whose website was clearly designed in 1998. They’re making a set of scissors called RightShear and while they do exactly the same thing regular scissors do, they do so at a 90 angle. This way you can keep your hand out of the way of whatever it is you’re cutting. It may seem a little useless for small tasks, but if you’re cutting large pieces of cardboard that better lay flat for some reason, RighShear will get the job done much more easily. As a matter of fact, if you look at videos of the item in action you’ll see the ergonomics are actually quite improved. They’ll be launching a crowdfunding campaign soon at an undisclosed pricepoint, and you can sign up on their page to be notified of when this happens.

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Beautiful 3D Printed Flatware

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3D printing tech keeps advancing, and we’re starting to see some pretty eye-catching stuff become available for purchase. This set of utensils from Francis Bitoni Studio uses 3D metal printing tech, and is finished in sterling silver. It’s called Setae Flatware, and features four metal strands that intertwine gracefully to finish in a point. Or… in little bowl in the case of the spoon. Or… an edge, in the case of the knife. Well, you get the point. They’re very nice looking and would fit right in the Lord of the Rings universe. Luckily for you, they’re available in this universe, although we don’t know for how much.

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Sacrificial Chair Serves As A Clothes Rack

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You know that chair in the bedroom you just toss your clothes on, only to finally take them off twice a month and toss them in the laundry hamper? Yeah, well, it’s not doing its purpose of letting you sit now, is it? So why bother? The Sacrificial Chair elegantly acknowledges this common habit and is made for the sole purpose of tossing garments haphazardly on. It’s a simple metal wireframe, easily assembled after being shipped flat, and serves absolutely zero sitting duty. We imagine the philosophy is that if you can’t change your bad habits, you may as well embrace them. You will, of course, have to pay $140 for the privilege.

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Carpet Chair Looks Like A Flying Carpet, Doesn’t Actually Fly

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This is neat. It’s a chair. You sit on it. It looks like it’s about to fly off, but, surprise surprise, it won’t. Chairs don’t fly, guys. This one is made by Mousarris, and like any neat looking piece of furniture, will put a gigantic hole in your bank account. You’ll have to part with €12000 (around $13,000USD) to give your guests the impression that you’re really into the whole Aladdin vibe. And in case it weighs in your decision to buy or not, you should know the piece is made in collaboration with artist Jan Blythe.

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Everyone Needs The Pocketo Cable Organizer

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It’s everyone’s dirty little secret: “Just don’t look under my desk.” We make efforts to keep a tidy apartment, but most of us simply balk at the idea of trying to make anything beautiful with the spaghetti strands that wiggle around the back of our desktop computers, so we just ignore that area. The Pocketo Cable Organizer tries to make the task marginally easier by providing you with a plastic pin-filled board to wrap your cables around. An adhesive back allows you to stick it to a wall, or under your work surface, and then it’s just a matter of routing your cables between the pins in any pattern that makes most sense to you. Best of all, it’s super cheat at $12 for a pack of 2.

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Ono Bikes Are Made To Stand Out

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You can add all kinds of useful features to a bicycle, and it’ll be just that: a useful bike. But you can take another route and simply add aesthetic features whose only use is to make the bike look beautiful. In this regard, we’d say Ono Bikes, from Serbia, has succeeded. Its first model, the Archont, is certainly a looker. 9 feet long, and weighing in at a hefty 20kg (44lbs), this stainless steel easy rider features Shimano components and Schwalbe 26″ and 28″ wheels. The electric version is even more interesting, topping out at 49mph (80kph) on a 60 mile range. We don’t know how much they’ll set you back, but we imagine it’s one of those “if you have to ask the price, you can’t afford it” kind of items.

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MoreSky Windows Give Apartment Dwellers, Well, More Sky

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One of the many indignities suffered by those having to live in cramped downtown apartments is the lack of sunlight. Granted it’s a tradeoff from having to mow the lawn and clean out the gutters, but that’s still no reason to dream about being able to eat your cake and have it too. Argentinian architect Aldana Ferrer Garcia thought of a solution and invented the MoreSky Windows. They look just like normal windows but have a hinged telescoping mechanism that lets you lean back on them and stare at the sky. It also looks like you might fall to your death, so we suppose you can consider this a thrill-seeking adventure type product as well as a cool new way to get more daylight.

Unfortunately, it looks like this is just a concept from Mr. Garcia, and isn’t a product you can buy.

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The Aquabook Is A Water Bottle That Fits In With Your School Books

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Most water bottles are sold to sports enthusiasts who like to stay hydrated during their workouts. Or to regular people who simply want to have some H2O handy. But the Aquabook is a little different. Shaped a little bit like a book, flat and rectangular and the size on an A5 sheet, it is meant to fit perfectly in a backpack or carrying case already full of books and papers. Cylindrical bottles will obviously take up a whole bunch of room and leave empty, inefficient spaces in your bag. The Aquabook carries 25 ounces of water, is made of BPA-free plastic, comes in 5 colors, and ships with cleaning tabs and brushes to ward off bacteria. It’s a €20 ($22USD) pledge to get your own, and you’ll have to wait until February 2016 to get yours.

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