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Shower Gel Dispenser that Will Make You Go “Eeew!”

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Creativity seems to have no boundaries or limits when it comes to making new devices that are not just practical but visually appealing as well. One such creatively designed device is the shower gel dispenser that is shaped like a human nose. A gadget that can be hung over a wall, the dispenser will make you go “eeew!” when the time comes for you to get some shower gel. To get your dose of gel, all you have to do is squeeze the nose until it oozes out from the nostrils! The nose shaped dispenser has three suction cups that make it easy to attach to the wall or shower stall door. Besides it can be easily refilled as well – you just need to unscrew the cap at the back of the dispenser and refill the shower gel. Definitely a creative addition to your bathroom, and only $8.

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Do You Hate Bacteria Enough To Make Your Toilet Touchless?

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We don’t believe toilets are as germ-rich as people like to think. But no amount of reasoning will be enough to convince those of us with more robust phobias. Well, Kohler’s got you covered, folks: they’re selling a $100 retrofit kit that makes it possible never to touch your toilet with your hands; if you want to never touch it at all however, you will have to learn to hover over the seat. A motion-activated sensor triggers the inner mechanism (a simple rotating arm), which simply pulls the chain that you normally pull with the flush. The flush handle itself can be removed and replaced with a hole cover for a sleeker look, while a sticker can be applied to inform your guests that your toilet is in fact absolutely functional and not strange at all.

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Anova Sous-Vide Circulator Is Smartphone-Controlled

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We are big fans of sous-vide cooking at OhGizmo!. We have a full review of the Nomiku immersion circulator right here. In case you don’t know, sous-vide is a technique that involves putting your food in a sealed plastic bag and dunking it in water of a precise temperature for a long period of time. The result is tender, perfectly cooked meats and other things. It’s being used by many high-end restaurants and now increasingly by the average consumer.

The problem is that most people don’t know which temperatures to cook things at, and that’s where the Anova Precision Cooker comes in. It’s an immersion circulator that attaches to the side of your water pot, heats the water to a specific temp, and keeps it there. But the temperatures and cooking times are determined through the application, and relayed to the device via Bluetooth.

The available SDK means several applications can be developed for it, expanding the device’s utility and convenience. And then there’s the cost. A $139 pledge will get you one now, while the full retail price is still a very reasonable $170. That’s much less than most professional grade circulators, and is reaching the point where every household should seriously consider getting one.

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Your Everyday Shed The Tetra Shed Is Not

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You think assembling IKEA furniture is challenging? Try the Tetra Shed on for size, then. The modular, multi-use cabin comes flat packed and can be assembled in a number of different configurations, depending on your needs. You’ll get a whopping 28 sq. ft. of storage, where we hope you’ll park something just as luxurious and valuable than this shed. Considering you’ll have to spend $25,000 to get your own, there’s a chance all the stuff you own is also worth a pretty penny.

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Would You Pay $1,000 For A Glass Toaster?

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Because that’s apparently how much the Noun, from Bugatti (not the car makers) will cost. It’s a toaster consisting of two panes of glass with a layer of semiconductor heating elements. You can toast bread of course, but also meat if they’re in a heat-resitant bag. The appliance also connects to your smartphone, with which you can select temperatures and cooking times among other things. And it actually looks like this might make it onto the market, since the company is currently seeking regulatory approval. If granted, you could get yourself a fancy see-through toaster to impress all your friends with sometime in 2015.

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Get Your Beer Mug Frosty In As Little As 10 Seconds

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Those of you who partake in an occasional malt liquor ingestion ritual will surely know how satisfying it is to have your libations served to you in a mug that’s cold enough to be frosty. But frosty glasses aren’t always at the ready, so that’s where this Beer Glass Froster contraption comes in. Powered by a CO2 tank (sold separately), it’ll get a room-temperature glass down to the required temp in 10 seconds.

Its spout emits a frosty cloud that converts a typical, room temperature beer glass into an ice-cold mug in seconds. The unit’s wide spout allows the CO2 to completely cover a rocks glass for a margarita or a beer stein. The froster mounts to a bar or countertop with the included clamp (requires a minimum 2″ overhang) and takes up as little counter space as a coffee maker.

Cooling your glassware down in 10 seconds is obviously the kind of luxury that doesn’t come cheap. The unit itself is $400, and that’s not even including the CO2 canisters which usually cost around $20 with a $5 refill.

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Origami-Based Concept Toothpaste Tube Looks Cool, Doesn’t Seem Practical

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Believe it or not, there’s an entire segment of society that obsesses over the optimal mechanics of toothpaste tube emptying. It’s generally accepted that rolling up the tube from below is good, but squeezing it in the middle haphazardly not so much. But design student Nicole Pannuzzo’s idea is interesting, if not seemingly practical. It’s inspired by the art of origami and is said to collapse smoothly and elegantly. It does also look look sort of cool for a toothpaste tube. But alas it’s also over-engineered and will likely leave a good amount of paste even when it’s fully collapsed. And no, there are no plans to make this commercially available but good on Nicole for displaying some creativity.

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Big Bloom Vase For When Your Rose Is Just Too Small

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This has been around since 2009, but we just stumbled on it today. Talk about cutting edge! Anyway, the Big Bloom Vase is a creation of Charlie Guda and his work (though we’re not sure if that includes this vase) was featured at the Museum Of Modern Art as part of the exhibition called Design and the Elastic Mind. The Big Bloom Vase features a Fresnel lens placed in front of a test tube, both of which are connected by a rod. This allows you to magnify the appearance of the flower placed in the test tube, and simultaneously amplify the amount of love it is meant to represent. Because everyone knows bigger is better and only the biggest flowers represent true love. Or something. Right?

Yeah. I failed art class.

But you can own this for $40.

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Laser Engraved Rolling Pins Are Great Promotional Tools

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If you’re the proud owner of a pastry shop, you should seriously consider placing an order with Etsy seller ValekRollingPins. They’re able to laser engrave a standard 16.5″ beech rolling pin with the design of your choice. The pastries and pies that you make can then endlessly display your logo or message, Louis Vuitton-style. Prices start at roughly $45.

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