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Need a Job? Brew Some Resume-Ale!

Resum-Ale

 

Traditional resumes just don’t cut it anymore. Oftentimes, those who get the job are the ones with credentials that stand out from the rest. However, aside from qualifications, here’s one other thing that you could do to up your chances of getting hired: come up with an unusual or creative resume that’ll get people talking. You know, like interactive resumes that play out like a game or LEGO resumes that you can build, brick by brick.

And then there’s Brennan Gleason’s Resum-ale. It’s a resume that comes in the form of a four-pack of the graphic designer’s special homebrew, something that prospective bosses will love for sure. Brennan explains: “I’ve seen beef jerky business cards and really weird stuff like that. So, I really wanted to do something along those lines.”

Weird? Yes. Cool? Definitely. So weird and cool it was that Brennan landed a job as a result with a Vancouver-based digital marketing agency. Sounds like a good fit, doesn’t it?

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Flick Candles: Scented Candles for Life’s Disappointments

Flick Candles

 

Life is a roller coaster of highs and lows with a bevy of unexpected twists and turns in between. It helps to keep calm and get some perspective during those low points. Whether it’s a cup of tea or a walk in the park, even the simplest of things can be signs to remind you that life will get better. And if the Flicking Candle Company had their way, then you’ll be lighting one of their candles while sipping that cup of tea and getting over your disappointment.

Their candles are far from ordinary because they offer special candles targeted at specific disappointments, which include Freshly Signed Divorce Papers, Cancelled Vacation, and the Friend Zone.

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Happy? These Happiness Blankets Will Let the Crew Know

Happiness Blanket

 

Love the food being served during your flight? Annoyed at how the front passenger’s reclined seat invades your personal space? Whatever it is you’re feeling, these Happiness Blankets will let British Airways’ people know in the hopes of providing better service to every passenger that comes on board.

The Happiness Blankets are hooked up to a headband made by MyndPlay that measures its wearer’s brainwaves, which are then monitored for changes that indicate anxiety or relaxation. The fiber optics woven into the blanket then turn blue when the passenger is relaxed, and red if they’re stressed, providing flight attendants with a visual cue on the current state of the passengers. They’ve been tested on first-class passengers so far, yielding results that were quite obvious. Maybe they should spread these blankets around to those in economy and work on reducing whatever it is that’s making people see red in that seat class, don’t you think?

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‘Stressed’ Tea Bags Transform and ‘Relax’ in Hot Water

Transforming Tea Bags

Different strokes for different folks. That’s true in so many ways, and especially true in how people deal with stress and cope with stressful life events. Some people go out for a run, others shop, some sleep, while others fix a cup of tea and find themselves relaxing more and more with every sip.

For the latter group, ad agency M&C Saatchi’s campaign for tea maker BOH makes complete sense. They rolled out an array of tea bags in unusual shapes and designs. The coolest part is when the bags are submerged in hot water, as they transform from a symbol that depicts stress to one that exudes calmness and nothing but good vibes.

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Bear Skin Picnic Blanket is All Sorts of Adorbs

Bear Skin Picnic Blanket

 

It doesn’t make sense to use a bear skin rug as a picnic blanket, but it makes all sorts of sense to use this bear skin picnic blanket. It has the typical red checkered pattern you’d find on most blankets with a marked difference: it’s shaped like a bear! A bear skin rug, actually, with the grinning face of an adorable bear.

The blanket is generously sized so your usual picnic party can fit right on it. Just pack it with a well-stocked picnic basket and you’ll be good to go.

The Bear Skin Picnic blanket retails for $49.99.

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Paper Speaker is Feather-Light But Offers Heavyweight Sound

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Get ready for some sweet sounds the next time you step into a room and see this. No, that’s not a paper fan or some flimsy-looking decor. That’s actually the Phonon Kamome and it’s a speaker made from paper. It’s shaped in the form of a feather and the cool part is that it’s feather light too, weighing in at only 129 grams.

So how does it work? The Phonon Kamome uses micro vibrations technology between the paper to generate sound. It’s connected to an amplifier with an output connection, which you can use to hook the speaker up to your MP3 player or phone/

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Airtype is a Keyless Keyboard From the Future

Airtype

Wearable tech is all the rage these days. Will wearable keyboards come next? That’s the concept the folks behind Airtype are working with. It’s a keyless keyboard that comes in the form of two plastic cuffs that fits in the palm of your hand. It’s not like those virtual, projected keyboards either, because when they say the Airtype is keyless, it really is keyless, even in the virtual sense.

Rather, it works by learning “the finger movements [that] you make to get the letters that you want.” Its designers go on to claim that using the Airtype should be no different than typing on a keyboard. What do you think?

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If Heels Could Kill: Iron Shoes, Krueger Heels, and More

The Iron Shoes

The shoes are deadly, in both the figurative and literal sense. For the former, that’s because they’re inspired from elements with particularly deadly themes, such as Freddy Krueger for the Krueger heels. The latter is true because most of them are sky high and will probably give you a bad sprain if you walk around a little too carelessly while wearing them.

Aside from Freddie-inspired shoes, the most impressive from the bunch has to be the Iron Shoes, which is inspired by none other than Game of Thrones, where death is unfortunately all too common. You can check out the rest of the shoes from the series after the break.Continue Reading

Shell Stool Showcases Explosive Design

Shell Stool

 

You don’t have the bite the bullet to show everyone how tough you are. Instead, sit on one, and look cool while you’re at it with these Shell Stools designed by Jake Phipps.

They might fit best in the dens of hunters and other hobbyists, but don’t count them out just yet because they’ll add some glitz to whatever room they’re added to, regardless of the homeowner’s particular hobbies or interests. The stools basically look like giant spent ammunition cartridges. They’re available in a bronze or silver finish, and the coolest part? They can be joined together to form a low table or a bench. Pretty neat, eh?

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