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This Backpack Is An Aquarium


Kids carry books in their backpacks, or at least we think they still do… are school books even still made from dead trees? Anyway, they certainly won’t be carrying any of those in this $500 Aquarium Backpack from Etsy seller ‘uvproductionhouse’. It’s, well, exactly what the name suggests: an aquarium in the shape of a backpack. There’s precious little information on it, and we’re sort of doubting it’s even real. Wouldn’t the weight of the water distort what appears to be a clear plastic shell? Perhaps it’s just shaped to look like a backpack, when it’s in fact glass. That would make more sense and match the asking price. It’s claimed to be self-cleaning, and comes with goldfish, rocks, snails, and plants. Yeah… we’re totally calling shenanigans on this, but we won’t spend $500 to find out if we’re right.

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3D Printing Now Lets You Make Cookies That Look Just Like You


Etsy seller Kriszti Bozzai, who goes by the name Copypastry on the site, is selling cookie cutter stamps that are a little different than what you’ll find in the baking aisle in your local shop. You send her your picture, and she’ll hand-draw a caricature based on that. She’ll then pop it up in into the 3rd dimension, and print the resulting line art on her 3D printer to create a cookie cutter that makes cookies that bear your resemblance. Of course you’re not limited to a picture of you, it can be a logo, family portrait or almost anything else. It’s $50.


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Famous Cities Skyline Rings


Jewelry can say a lot about you. If you’re carrying double digit carats and more gold than you can find on the Sistine Chapel, there’s a chance you’re trying to tell the world you have money, and would like them to know it. But if you’re donning these Cityscape Rings from Etsy seller Shekhtwoman, you’re saying you have an appreciation for art, metropolitan architectural artistry, and have generally have good taste. At least we think so. The rings represent famous skylines from cities like Paris, New York, San Francisco, and Boston, as well as some more obscure ones like Charleston or Edinburg (not saying Edinburg isn’t famous, but… well, it’s not quite as recognizable now is it…)

The rings start out at $69 for the Bronze and Brass versions, but sadly many of these cheaper ones seem to be sold out. If you’ve got $1,359 burning a hole in your pocket, the Platinum versions are still generally available.


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Portal Mirrors For Your Home


After you spend so many hours trying to complete the puzzle game Portal, you may become obsessed with its aesthetic. So it would make sense to honour your new obsession with a real life reminder of the time you spent teleporting yourself from place to place. The Portal Mirrors pictured above are outfitted with orange and blue LEDs to give them a look very similar to the portals used in game.

They’re hand-made and it will take up to two weeks after you place your order before they’re shipped. But they certainly are distinctive, and worth the $249 asking price to fanatics of the game.


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Illumi-nation Visors Light Up With Laser Etched Designs


We tend to relate more to people who are like us. So we can’t quite grasp who would want these visors, but we’re sure they exist. Perhaps people who go to raves? Do kids even go to raves anymore? What’s being 34 done to me?…

Anyway, you’re looking a some “cool” plexiglas visors by an Etsy shop called Illumi-nation. They have intricate laser-etched patterns on them, which light up when the integrated LEDs are powered up. And that’s pretty much all they do. They look… special, and attract attention. They’re a fashion statement of some kind, we suppose. And at $45 to $55 a pop, they’re also not outrageously expensive. The seller is going on vacation until mid-July though, so you won’t be able to place an order until then.


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Make Mini-Landscapes On Your Fingers With These Wooden Rings


So here’s a novel idea. Etsy seller ‘CliveRoddy’ makes some cool laser-cut high quality birch plywood rings that come in one of three shapes: tree, mountain, or house. You can then combine and stack any of the three to make cool little landscapes on your fingers. Each one of these rings comes in three versions, so in the end you’re left with quite a few possible combinations. It’s quirky and fun… and that’s really all there is to it. It would be better if these rings weren’t made from wood, and feature more things than the three available, but the idea is really neat. It’s $24 for a set of 3 rings, but that’s only of one kind. If you want to combine all three shapes, you’ll have to spend $72.


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LEGO Brick Coffee Table


It looks like we’re going to be talking about coffee tables today. The LEGO Coffee table is the creation of Easy seller Branching Outward, and is made to order from lacquered wood and comes in a variety of finishes. It measures 28.5 inches x 16 inches x 15 inches, eight in at 48lbs. and costs $375(USD). They’ll ship to the continental US only, so the rest of the world will have to go without this beauty.


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Accio Dice! Harry Potter Wizard’s Monopoly

Harry Potter Monopoly

It’s taking Parker Brothers long enough to make a Harry Potter-themed edition of Monopoly, so CustomLumos decided to take matters into their own hands. The result? This awesome, one-of-a-kind Monopoly board came that both wizards and muggles can enjoy. The rules remain the same, although the entire game plays out with a touch of magic and mystique.

It starts with the packaging: instead of the usual box, the game comes in a chest instead. From the paper money and actual board itself to the cards and tokens, every little element featured in this custom-made board game has been transformed with a touch of Potter.

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Tie Fighter Rings Looks Great, Costs Two Pretty Pennies, Or Three


The thing about jewelry is that it’s pretty easy to jack up the prices. Just toss in a bit of precious metal there, a precious stone there, and next thing you know your bank account is empty. Fortunately the Star Wars-inspired Tie Fighter Ring pictured above isn’t quite that expensive, but it sure is pretty. Spending $755 will get you a finger ornament made of fine silver, while pushing the expense up to $2,950 will have you sporting Palladium on your hand. Each one is hand made, and shipped from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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