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3D-Printed Sneakers are Flexible, Foldable, Durable

Recreaus Foldable Sneakers

“Prepare for the unexpected” is what they always say. While you can’t exactly prepare for every single thing, you could take a cue from past experiences to prepare for the inevitable. For example, if your friends have a habit of inviting you out at the last minute for a game of basketball, then it might be a good idea to keep a pair of sneakers in your car, right?

If you don’t drive, then the Sneakerbot II is a good option. These 3D printed sneakers were inspired by Back to the Future and Star Wars, and it shows in its design, which was done by Recreus founder Ignacio Garcia. Using his company’s new Filaflex 1.75mm filament, the resulting 3D-printed sneakers can be bent and folded so you can just fold them up and throw them into your bag or briefcase.

You can download the 3D files for the Sneaketbot II HERE.

VIA [ Dvice ]

Megaton Floor Lamp Looks Like The Real Deal

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We’re not 100% sure the Korean War-era bomb casing used in the making of the above lamp was from an actual 1950′s stockpile, but that’s the claim being made. We have no reason to doubt them, especially considering the asking price: $1,680. Stockpile Designs seems to be in the business of repurposing old military equipment into furniture of all sorts, and the Megaton Lamp pictured above is but one of their creations. If it doesn’t strike your fancy, know they have quite a few more military-industrial type items for purchase.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Gizmodo ]

Hide Prized Possessions (And Sleep On ‘Em) With the Privacy Pillow

Privacy Pillow

 

Do you have stuff that you don’t want anyone else to see? Whether it’s your diary or a secret video or an engagement ring, no place is ever safe enough–especially when you know other people might snoop while you’re snoozing. A worthy alternative to getting a safe? The Privacy Pillow.

It’s an uber-comfortable pillow that has a secret compartment on the inside that can fit an assortment of stuff. Stash whatever you want into the leather compartment, close the clasp, and sleep on it. Just make sure not to let anyone else sleep on your pillow, else they might poke around and notice that there’s more to it than just cotton and down.

The Privacy Pillow is available online for $29.95.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Green Head ]

Chicken Soup for the Soul Finally Gives You More Than Just Stories

Chicken Soup for the Soul

 

For decades, the Chicken Soup for the Soul series have touched people’s hearts and warmed their insides the way hot chicken soup can. What started out as a single title expanded to include dozens of books, each containing anecdotes and stories with a hidden lesson or two.

Its creators must’ve decided that touching lives with the written word wasn’t enough, because they now want to warm people up and feed their souls and stomach with actual chicken soup. The Chicken Soup for the Soul brand of Chicken Noodle Soup is apparently “inspired by your stories about food and feelings.” I’m not sure how you can add “feelings” to ready-to-serve soup, but I suppose that’s marketing for you.

Aside from instant soup, the brand will also be stamping their brand on broths, gravy, sauces, soup toppers, and even pet food. It doesn’t come as a surprise, considering there are numerous volumes under their Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul series.

VIA [ Food Beast ]

You Can Never Have Too Many Cupholders, Especially On Your Umbrella

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Morella is a cupholder for your umbrella. Before you laugh… ok, no, after you’re done laughing, you’ll want to notice that it’s not such a ridiculous idea after all. First off, the killer feature of Morella is that your liquids remain upright thanks to a special hinge, no matter what you do with the umbrella that the device is attached to. This means you can more or less walk around normally while carrying your drink and umbrella in one hand, while still having the other one free to take calls or do whatever. Sure, it looks silly, but if you think of the number of times when you’d actually enjoy having this (rainy music festivals, walking to work with a hot coffee in the morning, etc.), it actually looks to be worth the $16 pledge on their Kickstarter campaign.

[ Project Page ] VIA [ InventorSpot ]

Hanaga Tap Nose Outlets: Pick for Power

Nose Electrical Plugs

 

Snot and boogers aren’t the only things that you can expect to come out of a nose. Not that the Hanaga Tap Nose Outlets are real noses you can find on humans, although they look like the real thing. Available in black, white, and pink, the Nose outlets basically just plug into your outlet and provide you with another outlet for the actual appliance or gadget that you want to power up.

In short, it’s pretty much useless, but it’s undeniably a whole lot of fun. It’s available from the Japan Trend Shop for $35.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Geekologie ]

 

Pandito Panda Mask: Look Like an Adorable Creeper

Panda Mask

This has probably got to be the most adorable ski mask ever. Dubbed as the Pandito, this balaclava will transform the wearer into a panda-esque bandit of sorts, providing ample protection against the harsh cold and the elements. Whether you’re going hiking or skiing or running a few errands outdoors, the Pandito makes it anything but blandito (pardon the forced pun!)

Slide on our brand new Pandito balaclava and boost your Tai Chi skills to level 11. Comes in handy when flying wuxia style through bamboo forests with Ziyi Zhang. Continue Reading

Rainmaker Turns Old Soda Bottles Into Watering Cans–Er, Bottles

Rainmaker

 

House plants need constant watering and it’s always better to spread the water out evenly rather than just pouring it on. If you don’t have a watering can and just fill old water bottles up to water your plants, then the Rainmaker is something you need to get. It’s an attachment for plastic bottles that basically transforms it into a watering can of sorts so you can make it rain for your plants with a quick squeeze of the bottle.

The Rainmaker is compatible with most water or soda bottles, although it works best with 1 to 2-liter cola bottles. They’re available online for $11.99.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Design Milk ]

Help Make Realistic Barbie Into a Reality

Normal Barbie Kickstarter

 

Barbie’s makers have gotten a lot of flak for making a doll with unrealistic body proportions that give kids the wrong idea about what “sexy” or “healthy” looks like. Over the past couple of years, people have called for a change to Barbie’s vital stats, and it has prompted artists like Nickolay Lamm to create more realistic versions of Barbie.

What started out as a work of art that carried a strong message might now become a reality, as Lamm has launched a crowdfunding campaign to turn realistic Barbie into a reality.

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