For behind the scenes pictures, stories and special contests, follow us on Facebook!

Tag Archives: Stress Relief

Keep Calm and Relax with the Calming Stone

Calming Stone

When things are out of control and the familiar feelings of panic and anxiety begin to well up, reach for your Calming Stone and tell yourself that things will pass. The stone was created by designer Ramon Telfer as an anxiety-relieving tool for those who experience panic attacks. The Calming Stone allows the user to make use of multiple techniques to keep his anxiety in check.

For one, the device releases cool air onto the user to encourage calmer breathing. Lavender capsules can be used as it’s a calming scent. The stone features an easy-to-use control panel and a built-in light so it can be used in the dark. It also has a wireless, in-ear headphone to guide the user through a series of meditations.Continue Reading

By The Power Of Grayskull, I Relax!

By Jonathan Kimak

An artist from the Netherlands named Joep van Lieshout has created a giant skull dubbed the Sensory Deprivation Skull. The skull allows you to go inside and shut the rest of the world out. No sight and no sound, just you and your thoughts. It’s intended to allow people to relax completely, free of all the stress of the outside world, if only for an hour.

Now, traditional sensory deprivation tanks have salt water at skin temperature so that the sense of touch is removed, but none of them have ever looked as interesting as this skull.

The skull itself is made of fiberglass and is 150 cm tall by 110 cm long and 137 cm wide. The skull is a limited edition item with only 10 units available. Price is unknown.

I think the skull could be a good choice for mass production, it caters to the relaxation crowd and the goth crowd at the same time.

[ If it’s hip, it’s here ] VIA [ Likecool ]

Shout It All Out Without Getting Fired

By Jonathan Kimak

There are times when I’d like nothing better than to unleash a large howl of rage. This usually doesn’t go over well at the library. So I may try this shouting vase. The plastic vase is made from ABS resin and weighs 210 grams. The instructions are in Japanese but I think it’s fairly obvious that you put the vase over your mouth and scream. The vase muffles the sound so that you get the pleasure and stress relief of shouting but you don’t cause all your co-workers to stare at you and call the men in white jackets to come and pick you up. The vase costs $79.

There is one downside I can see if this vase becomes popular. Namely we won’t have a future where Captain Kirk can scream KHAAAAAN at the top of his lungs. Do we really want to live in such a world?

[ Japan Trend Shop ] VIA [ Ubergizmo ]