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V12 Inspired Espresso Veloce For Gearhead Coffee Lovers


Not much is known about the above machine, the Espresso Veloce. It looks like a tiny V12 engine, but it makes coffee of a quality that we can only assume is superior. It’s made from premium materials like titanium, magnesium, and aluminum, and is limited in production to just 500 units. This means it’s likely in the same price range as the kinds of cars that sport V12 engines. It does seem to come with some nifty piston-shaped mugs, though that’s pretty much all we can tell you about it.


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Rollie Eggmaster Makes Egg Tubes On Sticks

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Breakfast got you stumped? The Rollie Eggmaster turns the difficult task of… cooking eggs into one that’s as simple as making a toast. Simply crack your eggs right into its cylindrical non-stick container, press a button and wait for your fully cooked egg creation to, uh, rise out of there. There’s a heating element inside that cooks your eggs, and a mechanical ejector that pushes the contents out when ready. Like any self-respecting infomercial-grade product, the Rollie Eggmaster actually looks like something we might enjoy around the office… once we get past everything looking a little like turds. Because when you think about it, it’s kind of genius. You can eat your eggs on a stick, which is great when you’re running out the door and can’t sit for breakfast. Or you can make other things like burritos, or pizza rolls. We’re… we’re getting the credit card as we type these words. It’s $30!

Bonus: tons of giggles at the rising-boner appearance of the egg products as they eject slowly.

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A Knife So Pretty You’re Not Going To Want To Use It


Knives are often utilitarian tools, meant to cleave, slice, skin, filet or chop your food into forms you’ll feel better about shoving down your piehole. But knives can be beautiful too, as demonstrated by the Primitive Knife, by designer Michele Daneluzzo. He drew inspiration from the knives used by early humans, such as flint tools, and is formed from one petal-shaped piece of steel. And it just looks great, in our opinion. The Primitive has no handle, instead relying on a ridge that runs along the top part of the blade to allow holding. It’s available in blast or polished steel, and is stored upright in a stand that comes included. It’s being produced by a company called Del Ben, but navigating that Flash site is so 2005 that it’s giving us headaches. Thus a price can’t be found. By looks alone, we’d say you can’t afford it.


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Hedgehog Toothpick Holder Will Tell Your Guests What Kind Of Host You Are


Just don’t ask us what that means exactly. Being the kind of host that serves hors-d’oeuvres in a bowl on which is perched the above toothpick holder would tell us all kinds of things, but since we’re I’m socially inept, I’m not sure what those things are. It could say you’ve got a quirky sense of humor, along with making a statement about how you like to pay attention to detail. Or it could mean that you’re just really into hedgehogs. Or that you like cute things. Because hey, that thing is nothing if not cute.

The price is kind of cute too, though. For what’s basically a little novelty item, you’re going to have to pay $25. It’s being sold at the MoMA store, so someone associated with that institution deemed the little fella cool enough to make the cut. Maybe that explains the premium.


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Samsung Refrigerator Now Dispenses Soda Water


Stopping one small step short of dispensing Coke or Pepsi right from the door, Samsung has recently announced a partnership with Sodastream that will see a refrigerator doling out soda water from the same mechanism that dispenses still water or ice. You just press a button, select soda, and wait for your glass to fill with bubbly H2O. There’s space inside the door for a 60L CO2 cylinder, which can be easily changed when it’s running on empty.

The rest of the four-door fridge is pretty top-of-the-line stuff from Samsung, featuring 30.5 cu. ft. of space along with a “kid-friendly counter-height FlexZone drawer with four temperature settings, and the proprietary Twin Cooling Plus® technology that keeps food fresher longer.” Of course a fancy fridge comes with a fancy price: consumers can expect to pay $3,899 in April, when this comes out.

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Somehow, The Cloud Got Behind The Sun In This Egg Mold

There are many ways to brighten up your morning, and putting your eggs into a cloud shaped mold is as good as any. You can make a pretty landscape on your plate, and think about how much better your life would be if you could be anywhere else in the world but in the frozen tundra that northeastern America has become… Only, we’re not sure how the cloud manages to get, you know, behind the sun. But we suppose that’s one of those pedantic thoughts you’re not supposed to have because they ruin the picture. So, there you have it: the Sunnyside egg mold is $12.

Update: Design by Avihai Shurin for Monkey Business.

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Panorama Knives Aren’t Exactly Useful, But Do Look Awesome

Remember that time you went to Zurich, and spent your days skiing? No? Nor do we: we’re too broke to go Alpine skiing. But we can bet some of our readers have been and we’d be surprised if they’d have been anything other than smitten with the experience. Why not commemorate it with a set of knives whose serrated edges are the outlines of the Alps? Three panoramas are featured: the Zurich Panorama, the Lake of Constance Panorama, and the Berner Alps Panorama. Granted, these knives are probably better suited on display somewhere in your house, rather than cutting through a block of Emmental, but who are we to tell you what to do? Not to mention we can’t even tell you just how much they’ll set you back, since no price is available. There does appear to be a US distributor however, SwissConnection in Georgia.

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Quirky Pluck Takes The Yolk Out Of The Egg In A Pinch

Egg white omelettes: if you eat these, you’re probably health conscious. And really, what’s not to like about them? Low calorie, low cholesterol, high protein; they’re the perfect health food. Only, extracting the yolk from the white can be a little frustrating sometimes. The Quirky Pluck, alternatively called “Sunny Side Out”, was inspired by a YouTube video that used a compressed water bottle to simply suck the yolk right out of an already broken egg. It’s a simple two-piece plastic/silicone suction device that easily plucks the yolk, and holds it within until you’re ready to spit it back out elsewhere; it’s kind of like a large reverse turkey baster. Getting to those egg whites really couldn’t be much easier, short of buying them pre-separated in a carton. The device is two-piece for easy cleaning, and at $13, makes a no-nonsense addition to anyone’s kitchen, especially that of the health freak.

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This… Now This Is A Meat Tenderizer

Tenderizing tough cuts usually means going at them with a mallet. It’s fun, really. We do think that you shouldn’t be buying tough cuts in the first place, but hey, sometimes options are limited and better make the best of a bad situation. But if you’re going to tenderize, then tenderize with this instead. Looking like a torture device, the Microplane Easy Prep Meat Tenderizer features a series of sharp, etched blades that will make quick work of any tough meat. Just rock it back and forth a few times over your cut to break down and soften the fibers of even the toughest meats. Just… don’t do it too much or you might end up with ground meat instead. It’s dishwasher safe, costs $20 and comes in two red or black.

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