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Facial Fitness Pao: Exercise Your Face By… Flopping It Up and Down?

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Japan is known for many things. Futuristic gadgets, capsule hotels, sumo wrestlers, and yes, their vast range of facial exercises that are as bizarre as they come. The latest of these is the Facial Fitness Pao, which looks a lot like a toy helicopter’s main rotor blades, only it’s noticeably less stiff.

It also has a mouthpiece in the middle, which you’re supposed to pop into your mouth before bouncing your head like a madman to exercise your facial muscles. Can it actually sculpt your facial muscles, as it promises to? Let us know if you decide to fork $135 over to try it out.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Incredible Things ]

Tell Tale Push Pins Tell All At a Glance

Tell Tale Push Pins

 

Too much of something often turns it into something undesirable. Take notes and reminders, for instance. A few tacked onto the board might be useful to remember the stuff that you should, but tacking everything from to-do lists and press releases to inspirational photos and other random stuff takes that usefulness away.

If you’re having a hard time unpinning stuff, then an alternative are these Tell Tale Push Pins. They basically tell you what they’re holding onto the board even before you check it out, so you’ll have a clue what it is without having to check every single note.

Each set of 8 is priced at $9.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Holy Cool ]

Want, Need, Now: Water Draining Soap Holder

Water Draining Soap Holder

 

Looking for a way to increase the useful life of that bar of soap? Not that it’s a big deal or anything, but goopy soap is a huge pet peeve. Aside from, well, wasting good soap, it also makes washing your hands a difficult process. Unfortunately, it doesn’t make sense to dry the bar after every use (can you even imagine doing that?)

But here’s a bit of good news: a soap holder which does just that for you exists. The Water Draining Soap Holder basically drains away the excess water from the soap so it doesn’t slowly melt away in the holder.

One first world problem, solved. It’s available online for $5.25.

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Coffee Socializing: Just Link ‘Em and Drink

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There’s nothing wrong with having breakfast all by your lonesome. But if you can enjoy your usual cup of Joe with a round of stimulating conversation to go with it, then why not? There’s only so many (or so few) cups that your two hands can carry though, and that’s where these mugs come in.

The Link Mugs look like typical, white ceramic mugs. Plain even, except for a cross protrusion on one side. Look on the other side, and you’ll find a similarly-shaped recess on the mug. It’s pretty awesome what such a design addition can do, because it allows you to link one mug to the other, so you can carry several of them with ease at a time without worrying about spilling stuff or burning your fingers.

They’re available online for $45.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Food Beast ]

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

Taer Grass Field Hammock

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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‘Stressed’ Tea Bags Transform and ‘Relax’ in Hot Water

Transforming Tea Bags

Different strokes for different folks. That’s true in so many ways, and especially true in how people deal with stress and cope with stressful life events. Some people go out for a run, others shop, some sleep, while others fix a cup of tea and find themselves relaxing more and more with every sip.

For the latter group, ad agency M&C Saatchi’s campaign for tea maker BOH makes complete sense. They rolled out an array of tea bags in unusual shapes and designs. The coolest part is when the bags are submerged in hot water, as they transform from a symbol that depicts stress to one that exudes calmness and nothing but good vibes.

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Functional Fashion: Wear Your Bottle Openers On Your Sleeve

French Cuff Bottle Openers

 

Some people wear their hearts on their sleeves, but you can be one of those who wears not his heart, but his bottle openers instead. Introducing the French Cuff Bottle Opener cufflinks that can secure French button cuffs and pop caps off of bottles when you’re ready to roll your sleeves up and unwind.

The French Cuffs are crafted from polished stainless steel and have rigid teeth on the flipside for easy bottle opening. Spiffy by day, functional by night. What more can you want from a pair of cufflinks?

They’re available from Hammacher Schlemmer for $50.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Gear Hungry ]

Ready, Aim, and Throw: Magnetic Key Target for Your Keys

Magnetic Key Target

Improve your aim by taking a shot at this target every day. You don’t need any darts, because all you’ll need are your keys held in place with the metal keyring and its partner in crime, the Magnetic Key Target. The name is pretty much self-explanatory: it’s an unusual key holder that comes in the form of a magnetic board with a target printed on it.

Practice every day and you’ll be hitting the bulls eye in no time.

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CaffeinAll’s Got All the Caffeine You Need

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Need a dose of caffeine without the bitterness? Most energy drinks have an aftertaste that makes some people nauseous, and if you’re not a fan of coffee, then you’re left with few alternatives. What you need at this point is CaffeinAll. It’s basically powdered caffeine that you can sprinkle all over your food and into soups and drinks so you can get that extra kick while you’re in the middle of a particularly long and tiring day.

CaffeinAll is being marketed as an affordable alternative to typical sources of caffeine. Plus the fact that you can sprinkle it to almost anything means that you can “create” your very own energy food, anytime, anywhere. Each sprinkle contains about 100mg of caffeine, although three shakes is the recommended maximum daily intake so you don’t become an over-caffeinated mess.

CaffeinAll is up for funding on Indiegogo, where a pledge of $15 will get you a bottle that can give you up to 200 shakes.

[ Indiegogo Page ] VIA [ C|NET ]