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Tag Archives: quirky

The Holiday Spirit? Nope

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We’ve entered that period called “The Holidays.” It stretches between the end of Halloween and December 26th… or maybe January 1st… but the Christmas-y stuff ends on the 26th. That means you have to prepare to hear the jingles everywhere you go, on every radio station, ever TV ad. It’s omnipresent and drives some people nuts. Why not express your discontent by co-opting everyone’s favorite grumpy feline’s image? Start your day right (or wrong) with a cup of joe, and a pretty clear statement about the commercialization of what some people still see as a religious occasion.

It’s $10.

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World’s Worst Alarm Clock Could Actually Be The Best

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Alarm clocks are supposed to wake you up. But depending on where you stand in life, the ALARMclock can either also fill your day with a sense of delight and motivation, or just depress you to death. See, when you first set it up you’re supposed to enter a wealth of information onto its related application. That data involves passwords to your social networks, bank accounts, investments and anything else you chose to provide it. Then you determine which one of these datasets it displays to you as you waken. Want to know how many days you have left to live? It’ll display that, based on a calculation centered on your current age, lifestyle, diet, family history, etc. What about how many friends you have? It can display that too since you gave it access. The options are almost endless and easily configurable through a website. It sounds silly right off the bat, but there can be situations where you’d want to know a particular thing the minute your eyes are open. Or maybe a specific type of information can motivate you to get out of bed. Whatever the case, it’s nice to know that a product exists that’s able to do this, if this is what you’re into. An $85 pledge will get you yours.

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Anti-Theft Backpack Could Keep Your Valuables Safe

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If you ask around in your circle of friends, you’re pretty likely to find at least one person who’s had stuff stolen right out of their backpack, either while traveling or even just while taking public transport. Pickpockets are of course more common in some countries than in the States, but that doesn’t mean that buying the Anti-Theft Backpack is only a good idea if you’re planning on backpacking it through Europe. It features a main zipper that is pressed up against your back, making it harder for someone to sneakily open it without you noticing. And there are quick-access pockets covered with noisy velcro which become an audible alarm when unauthorized access is being sought. Finally, there’s a Zip Pouch located on the shoulder strap for quick phone access.

The backpack is currently sitting in the Upcoming portion of Quirky, a website where designers submit ideas and where only certain products end up being made by the company. Depending on support, the Defender (the current proposed name) may or may not see the light of day at a proposed price of $24. If this seems to be for you, head on over to the link below and show your support.

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Finger Sloth Ring Sure Seems To Make Some Kind Of Statement

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We suppose people like to wear jewelry for a variety of reasons, but very often it’s to denote a semblance of affluence. Sure, it doesn’t have to be about that… a lot of people like quirky adornments. Case in point: the Sloth Ring, pictured above. Made by hand in polymer clay, the lovely sloths attach themselves to your fingers and do what sloths do: just stay there. Letting yourself be seen wearing one could mean anything from “you’re a sloth lover”, to “this is how lazy I am, and I’m proud of it.” Whatever your inclination for wanting one, it’ll set you back $20.

Hit the jump for one more pic, and links.

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Pistachio-Shaped Pistachio Container

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Here’s a quirky little item for your home. It’s a bowl for serving pistachios that’s itself shaped like a pistachio. Cute. It measures 14.7 x 10 x 9 cm (or 5.8 X 3.9 X 3.5 in.) and costs all of € 18.9 or roughly $24.

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Foster Your Child’s Talents, They Say

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This is the “Goo Period Vicent Van Bib.” It’s a bib for your baby, with a fancy painting frame drawn in the middle. The idea is that your little toddler is going to be a toddler, and he’ll spit, drool and wipe his hands all over it, and instead of it becoming the dirty laundry it should become, you’re going to call it art. Or something. How cute. We’d ‘awwww’ all over the place is babies were the kinds of things we’re into. But we’re not. Well… I shouldn’t speak for Hazel. I’m not. But we do both think that some of you out there will love this, and would probably like to know that it’ll cost you a whole $7 to own your own.

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Eau de Zombie: Now You Can Smell Like the Living Dead

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Ever wondered what zombies smelled like? Since they’re basically dead and rotting humans that have been somehow brought back to life, I doubt they’ll smell like the roses you just picked from your garden. According to quirky fragrance maker Demeter, however, zombies smell like dried leaves, mushrooms, mildew, moss, and earth–at least, the male ones, that is–and now they’re giving you the chance to smell like one with their latest perfume offering: Eau de Zombie.

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The Breakfast Club: Now You Can Wear Your Bacon, and Eat It, Too!

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This isn’t the first time someone set out to turn everyone’s favorite breakfast food into something wearable, although this is the first time I’ve seen it done tastefully. Want to make your pasta yummier? Make your burger less bland? Turn that dud of a dish into an instant winner? Just add bacon. It’s a miracle food, if there ever was one, and now you can wear it around your neck.

This bacon scarf is different from the rest because it’s not just some bacon-printed fabric that’s been turned into a scarf. Rather, it’s a handfelted piece that’s got a bit more structure because of the material used. To complete your look, it even comes with a side of egg brooch. Mmm-hmm!

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Would You Wear A Tiny Plant Around Your Neck?

We’re not sure what kind of person loves plants so darn much as to wear them around their neck, but we’re thinking at least one: whoever conceived of this product. That being said, the Wearable Planter seems like the kind of object that’s just quirky enough to interest at least a few of our readers, if only so you can wear it and have people go “wtf is that on your neck?” at you. It’s 3D printed in acrylic and hand finished for smoothness, and costs all of $37. There are instructions on how to get your plant in there, but it doesn’t come with one.

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