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Two Eggs and a Face With Gregg’s Fried Eggs Shaper

Gregg Fried Egg Mold

Sunny side ups aren’t just mere sunny side ups when you’re cooking them with Gregg’s Fried Eggs Shaper. With a few flicks of your hand, some extra (and preferably colorful) ingredients, and a whole lot of creativity, you can transform eggs into funny faces and fun works of art with this silicon egg mold.

Ideally, the yokes go into the eyes, but there’s no rule that says you can’t just scramble the eggs so you’ll end up with a scrambled egg face that you can top with your favorite omelette toppings.

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Play Tetris on the Coolest Business Card Ever!

Tetris Business Card

 

If you failed to make an impression in person, then the only chance you have left is to make an impression with your business card. Plain old cards are boring. The way to go these days are interactive business cards and Bateske Design definitely got it right with their Arduboy digital business card.

It’s essentially a miniature, Arduino-based card that lets people play Tetris on it. How they managed to cram an OLED screen, capacitive D-pad, A/B buttons, and a piezo speaker into the 1.6mm-thick card is a feat in itself.

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Not Bigger On the Inside, But Still Awesome: Stand-Up TARDIS Cardboard

Doctor Who Box

 

If you have two hundred bucks to spare and are a die-hard Whovian who would give anything to have his own TARDIS, then this cardboard stand-up that looks just like the one the Doctor has might just be the thing for you. The exterior features the time machine’s signature blue hue with the familiar “police box” sign painted right on top.

The cardboard stand-up measures 55-inches square by 180-inches tall and is big enough to fit a fully-grown man (and several more–although you shouldn’t expect it to magically expand to fit your entire gang!).

It’s available from Urban Collector for $225. Alternatively, you can just go and get some paint from Home Depot and paint over an empty refrigerator box.

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Lather Up in Imaginary Riches With BitCoin-Inspired BitSoaps

Bitsoaps

 

You can’t hold Bitcoins in your hands but you can lather up a storm with BitSoaps. The two are in no way affiliated with each other; one is an a cryptocurrency you can actually spend, while the other one is a giant coin-shaped soap that comes in three variants.

BitSoaps are made by an enterprising young couple who were ”fascinated by [the] concept and versatile utility” of the Bitcoin currency. So they decided to jump on its popularity and come up with soaps inspired by it. On their website, they explain: “Our love for nature and passion for exciting endeavors has drawn us to creating this project. A project that merged environmental mindfulness and digital currency. Marrying these polarized ideas has, therefore, given birth to BitSoaps.”

There are three kinds of BitSoaps to choose from: Bitcoin Hemp Oil Soap Bar, Bitcoin Valentines Lavender Hemp/Castile Soap Bar, and Litecoin Castile Soap Bar. Each coin–er, bar–is priced at $4.42.

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Put a Pin On It: Cork Globe

Cork Globe

Where in the world have you been? Worldly travelers will enjoy having this cork globe around. As the name implies, it’s a globe made out of cork. There are many ways you can use it, one being as a travel journal of sorts where you can tack on pins on the states and countries that you’ve been or on the oceans that you’ve sailed or cruised on.

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Cut Your Pie In Style: Fixie Bike Pizza Cutter

Fixie Pizza Cutter

If you never really learned how to ride a bike when you were a kid, then now’s your chance. Not ride as in, you know, on the road or anything, but ride as in with your fingers, on this Fixie Bike pizza cutter. Not only does it look like an awesome mini version of the actual Fixie, but it’s only meant to be “ridden” on top of a hot pizza pie, since it’s, you know, a pizza cutter and all.

It was thought up by doiydesign and comes with double sharp-cut discs.Continue Reading

Make It Happen: ‘Big Bang Theory’ LEGO Set

Big Bang Theory LEGO

Our whole universe was in a hot dense state, then nearly seven days ago expansion started in LEGO land…

Master LEGO builders Alatariel and GlenBricker love LEGO and they have a special spot in their hearts for Big Bang Theory. You know, that super nerdy sitcom filled with geeky factoids that are often sputtered by the inimitable Sheldon. The duo put their talents to good use and came up with the mini-Big Bang Theory LEGO set featuring none other than the cast of the show.

You won’t be disappointed at the amount of geekery that they managed to cram into the brick apartment. Personally, I’m really digging the telescope and that miniature globe and rocket ship…and of course, there’s the minifigs.

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There’s No Data Like Home: The Motherboard of Shoes

Motherboard Shoes

Dorothy’s magical ruby slippers took her home if she clicked her heels thrice and repeated, “There’s no place like home.” While this pair of shoes by Steven Rodrig won’t take you home no matter how many times you click your heels, it’s the pair that all geek girls who have a passion for data will want to have. Not because they want to wear it or anything (because it looks incredibly painful if they were to do so) but because they just want to marvel at the awesomeness of it.

Steven used old printed circuit boards from discarded computers and electronics to create this unique pair. He’s actually well known for his PCB art, and these shoes dubbed as “There’s No Data Like Home” have been featured numerous times. In fact, it was displayed at an exhibit recently in New York before Steven finally decided to part with it and listed it on his Etsy shop.

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Mogees Turns Anything and Everything Into a Musical Instrument

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There’s more to the world than meets the eye–and ears. There’s art in everyday things, from leaves turning into beautiful shades of auburn to the blues, red, and orange that paints the sky with every sunset. You can also make music using the stuff that you see around you, too, although you’ll need a little help from Mogees to actually play it.

Mogees is a small musical instrument that can play anything, from balloons and books to windows and cushions. Conceptualized and created by Bruno Zamborlin, Mogees’ sensor looks like a stethoscope of sorts. It works in conjunction with an app which interprets the signals it receives and transforms it into music.Continue Reading