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Tag Archives: Unusual

These Are The Stockings You Never Knew You Wanted

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Ladies (or gentlemen of similar persuasion), look down at your stockinged feet. Looks ok, right? Or does it? Well… what about your carefully pedicured nails? Huh, what about them? Do you even see them? Does the world get to appreciate your effort? Japan, as always, comes to the rescue. You’re looking at stockings with individual spots for your toes, and with little toenails painted on them. They come in all kinds of styles, and surprisingly cost about the same as regular stockings: 1,200 Yen, or about $10 each. Designs include items like “Flamingo”, “Mermaid”, “Lime Candy”, and other cutesy things you may or may not like.

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Hear The Ocean? Pff, This Seashell Lets You Hear The Radio

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In an effort to celebrate 90 years of radio in Japan, and presumably to promote their own existence, Japanese radio station BayFM collected 100 Sazae Shells (also known as Turban shells) and outfitted them with radio equipment. So when you hold one of these up to your ear, as people seem to always do with seashells, you won’t hear the soothing sounds of the ocean but rather the soothing sounds of Justin Bieber or freaking Selena Gomez or some other equally not-irritating melody. They only made 100 of them, which they’re distributing through a raffle system where each winner gets to buy them for 3,980 yen (about $36). They appear to be fully functional, can be recharged through USB, and well, that’s it.

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The Suvet, 50% Suit, 50% Duvet, 100% Awesome

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As far as we’re concerned nap time is pretty much all the time. It looks like we’re not alone thinking that way. British hotel chain Jurys Inn Hotel Group conducted research that showed 56% of Brits struggle to get out of bed in the morning. “Lack of sleep (42%), temperature outside the duvet (40%) and fear of the working day ahead (31%), topped the list of reasons to stay in bed.” So what better solution than to simply bring the duvet with you? The chain then teamed up with famed designer Wendy Benstead to create the Suvet, a duvet/suit hybrid. It looks amazing, will make you the envy of everyone around you on your morning commute, but sadly can’t be bought. If you want it to become a product you can buy, you’re free to Tweet @JurysInnshotels with #JurysInnSuvet. Yes, they’re getting free promotion, but who knows, maybe public pressure will yield results.

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The Dog Mop That Looks Like A Mop Dog

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The Komondor dogs are those little canines with the long hair that look like mops on four legs. They’re cute and they make you wonder if they could ever come in handy at home, picking up dust and little items so you don’t have to. But who are we kidding, they don’t do squat. You can however now fulfill that bizarre fantasy with these novelty mops that look just like the dogs. They are detachable mop heads that basically just spruce up your regular mop, cost 2,700 Yen (about $23) and come in three different colors.

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Vincent Van Gogh Plush Doll With Removable Ear

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Well then… that’s a little creepy. But interesting nonetheless, in a “I-like-creepy-shit” kind of way. You’re looking at the Vincent van Gogh Little Thinker, by The Unemployed Philosophers Guild. It’s an 11 inches tall plush doll with a frowny Van Gogh, and more importantly, a removable ear! It sticks with velcro, so you can spend your days taking it off and putting it back on, wondering how life must have been for the tortured artist. The story goes that Vincent cut the ear off “after an argument with fellow painter Paul Gauguin, and left it with a prostitute at a brothel the two frequently visited. There is speculation whether the ear was meant as a memento for Gauguin, a prostitute lover, or if Van Gogh was just batshit crazy.” We’re siding with batshit crazy, but only because that’s the kind of crazy that makes for the most amazing art. The doll is $19, and currently unavailable.

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Alice In Wonderland Shoes

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The company Irregular Choice makes some pretty eye catching shoes. Just take the Star Wars shoes as an example. Well now they’re back with their latest creation, for which they’ve teamed up with Disney. The Alice in Wonderland shoes are simply psychedelic, which as we all know is perfectly fitting with the Alice in Wonderland theme. They’ll set you back anywhere between $184 and $381, and come in different styles, from Alice, to Cheshire Cat, to Teapot. Each pair is intricately adorned, and if you’re really into novelty tricked out shoes, seems worth every penny.

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Sacrificial Chair Serves As A Clothes Rack

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You know that chair in the bedroom you just toss your clothes on, only to finally take them off twice a month and toss them in the laundry hamper? Yeah, well, it’s not doing its purpose of letting you sit now, is it? So why bother? The Sacrificial Chair elegantly acknowledges this common habit and is made for the sole purpose of tossing garments haphazardly on. It’s a simple metal wireframe, easily assembled after being shipped flat, and serves absolutely zero sitting duty. We imagine the philosophy is that if you can’t change your bad habits, you may as well embrace them. You will, of course, have to pay $140 for the privilege.

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Pooping On The Side Of A 4X4’s Tire

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When you gotta go, you gotta go. If you’ve bought yourself a fancy off-road vehicle, there’s chance you’ll be off the beaten path for long periods, away from civilized sanitation. If the urge strikes you, you can do your business like a caveman, or class it up a little with this toilet seat mounted to the side of a 4X4’s front wheel. There’s very little information about it, and the source seems to be a Russian forum. Our best guess is it’s a homemade contraption, so no chance to actually buy it. But you know, once an idea is in the wild, it just takes an enterprising guy and a Kickstarter, and you have yourself a product. Just make sure your buddy doesn’t try to drive it away while you’re doing your business, you know, for giggles.

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A PB&J Bottle Of Old Fashioned

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When it comes to putting things in our mouths, we’re big fans of big bold tastes. That’s why we are such big fans of bacon. But the tasty cured meat isn’t the only flavour that gets our buds going. The peanut butter and jelly combination is a staple in any kid’s lunch box, and for good reason: that stuff is tasty! Now that you’ve grown up, you might be interested in the Peanut Butter and Jam Old Fashioned instead.

– Warming tasty bourbon with notes of peanut butter and jam
– Sweetened using homemade raspberry syrup
– Salted with pink Himalayan rock salt
– Each burly bottle is labelled and corked by hand in East London
– Dipped in a delicious raspberry-scented wax seal
– Even better than the legendary sandwich

It’s already mixed and ready to drink, either neat or on the rocks. Just do yourself a favour and enjoy this libation by itself and not mixed with some orange juice or some other monstrosity. You will be paying £39.99 ($56USD) for the privilege after all.

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