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This Mirror Takes Your Selfies and Posts Them Online

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Take a selfie every day? Then this mirror is for you. It’s aptly called the S.E.L.F.I.E.–which is the abbreviation of the “Self Enhancing Live Feed Image Engine.” It seems kind of forced, but at least they made it work with the acronym. Staying true to its name, the Selfie mirror takes your selfies without your outstretched arm or that monopod showing up in the frame.

It’s powered by a Mac Mini computer hidden on the other side. The mirror is equipped with a webcam and LED lights that are connected to an Arduino chip, which functions as your timer. All you have to do is say cheese, and voila! The mirror takes a snapshot and posts it to your social media profile in a snap.

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Mega Hammock: Now You Can Chill With the Whole Gang

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What can beat lying on a hammock on a warm summer’s day with a cold drink in hand and not a care in the world? Doing the same thing but with your friends, that’s what! Most people don’t have enough hammocks (or trees to hang the hammocks on) in their backyards to accommodate everyone in the gang, but that’s what the Mega Hammock is for.

It’s huge enough to fit up to three people, but a few more can probably squeeze in as it has a total weight rating of a thousand pounds. The lying surface measures 8 feet by 5 feet, so as long as you have a big empty space out back, then this should fit. The hammock is made from handcrafted from coated ripstop nylon by an FAA-certified parachute rigger, so you’re assured of its quality and durability.

The Mega Hammock retails for $375.

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Mean Cards Unfold to Reveal Heartwarming Messages

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Sometimes, things aren’t always as they seem. A book with a boring cover might be the most interesting piece of literature ever written. A tough-looking guy might actually be the kindest, most soft-spoken guy you’ll ever meet. Cards with mean messages on the front might unfold to reveal words of wisdom and messages that’ll warm even the coldest of hearts.

The latter is what Etsy Shop FINCHandHare have created. Snarky, even rude, messages are printed on the front. However, once the card is unfolded, the true message is revealed to its recipient.

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Fierce Fashion: Jeans Distressed By Tigers, Lions, and Bears

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Got a passion for fashion? Well, so do the animals at the Kamine Zoo in Hitachi City, Japan. A volunteer group called the Mineko Club teamed up with the zoo to create the Zoo Jeans which are truly like no other. These distressed pants are ripped and customized by none other than the tigers, lions, and bears of the zoo!

The handlers basically wrapped the animals’ favorite toys–rubber balls and old tires–in denim and gave it back to them. After they’re done gnawing and clawing at their denim-wrapped toys, the denim was then used to make the Zoo Jeans.

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Stressed Out? Desktop Fireworks is an Instant Mid-Day Pick-Me-Up

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Stress can make people do crazy things. It can make someone feel trapped and so wrapped up in trying to resolve the issue at hand that it makes them forget about the other things that matter. Work or school, after all, isn’t everything. So when you start feeling overwhelmed, hopeless, defeated, and helpless, then here’s what you should do: hit the Desktop Fireworks button and watch your desk come to life. You should call a friend afterward to talk things through, though, when the excitement has died down.

The Desktop Fireworks is the brainchild of Tomomi Sayuda. It’s actually a set of fun lights, noisemakers, and confetti crammed into random stationary and supplies you’d commonly find on a table.

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PyroPet Candle Melts Away To Reveal Skeleton

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Run-of-the-mill candles are a snorefest in our book, so we’re kind of happy to report on the PyroPet Candle. Initially it looks like a 3D rendering of a cat made in a computer in 1999, back when “omg look at all the polygons” was the rage. But then as the wax melts, it reveals a creepy little metal skeleton. It’s kind of neat, but at £35 (roughly $60), it’s also kind of very expensive. Sure, it’ll burn for 20 hours and makes a great present and all that… but $60 for a candle is kind of a lot to stomach.

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Feels Like You’re Lounging on Grass: Taer Grass Field Hammock

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Remember the days when you used to lie on a bed of grass, staring at the sky with not a care in the world? Large patches of unoccupied grass might be harder to come across these days, especially if you tend to get lazy with the gardening. You could go to the park, but then you’d have to share your little patch of heaven with the rest of the world.

So here’s an alternative: the Taer Grass field hammock. It’s covered in a ynthetic polyamide material that mimics the color and feel of actual grass. Of course, nothing’s quite like the original, but this is probably the next best thing to actual grass. The hammock is water and UV resistant and you can hang it indoors or outdoors, depending on your preferences and available space.

The Taer Grass hammock retails for €365 (about $500).

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For the Adventurous: theQ Waterproof and Social Camera

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Bright colors. Waterproof. Filters. 3G connectivity. What more can you ask for from a camera these days? TheQ camera isn’t made for editorials or photo shoots, but it should be more than enough for your social photography needs, AKA selfies, couple shots, groufies, and whatever else you post on social media these days.

Its built-in 3G makes sharing images a breeze, without having to go through the process of transferring your pictures to your laptop to do so. If you’re into filters, then tweak your shots on TheQ Lab online before uploading them to your profile.

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Where’s Waldo? Somewhere On This Shirt

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Where oh where could Waldo be? Most of the time, it takes a lot of persistence and a sharp eye to spot Waldo from among the crowd on a page in one of his books. But what about on this oh-so-colorful shirt inspired by none other than Waldo? Waldo can be found (or rather, searched for) in all sorts of places around the world.

This time around, Waldo takes his adventure underwater, given that the shirt is blue and all. It doesn’t help that red-and-white stripes are everywhere–from the fishing boats to fishes and numerous dudes sporting the striped pants.

Up for the challenge? You can get one of these shirts for $22 from 80s Tees.

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