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Tag Archives: Unusual

It’s The Donutception, A Donut On Donut On Donut Donut

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It seems that it was National Donut Day last Friday, and to celebrate this, The Cinnamon Snail in New York City created the above. It’s a donut that uses donut-shaped cookies as decoration, cookies which in turn are decorated with Cheerio’s like rings that are meant to look like donuts themselves. It’s a donut party three levels deep, a party so intense the bakery felt it appropriate to charge $7 for its consumption. For reference, that’s about seven times more than anyone should feel entitled to charge for a ring of sugary dough, but what do we know.

Are they still selling it? Did anyone even buy it? Seeing as we like to report news a few days late, we’ll never really know.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Geekologie ]

The Tables Have Turned: You Can Be The One Licking Your Cat This Time

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Cats are great. Even their little raspy tongues licking you is kind of fun. But haven’t you ever wished you could be the one liking them, rather than the other way around? No? Well… neither have we. But the folks behind Licki Brush seem to think there’s a market for this. Either that, or we’re looking at a very late April’s Fool. The Licki Brush is meant to be inserted in your mouth, and used to brush/lick your cat without getting his fur in your mouth. There’s a website, and they mention an upcoming Kickstarter, though that’s all the info we have. How much? Is it real? Is anyone going to buy this? It’s all up in the air now, but we thought it cute nevertheless.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ NoPuedoCreer ]

KFC Makes Nail Polish That Tastes Like Chicken

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Their slogan is “Finger Lickin’ Good”, so it sort of makes sense, doesn’t it? See, as part of a promotional effort in Hong Kong, the local KFC office has apparently created nail polish that looks just like regular nail color, but happens to taste of delicious fried chicken. That way, well, you can spend your days looking entirely normal with your fingers in your mouth. They come in two flavours: Hot & Spicy, and Original Recipe. They were conceived and developed by McCormick, the spice company behind KFC’s secret spice and herb mix, and are allegedly completely safe to consume. The polishes are not being mass produced yet; the company is showing early prototypes off in promotional pics and asking fans to vote on which flavour they’d actually like to see being made. Whether it does ever make it into the wild, let alone stateside, is anyone’s guess.

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The Hammocraft: Because Why Not?

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“Screw-it, let’s do it” has got the be the most American, and awesome, attitude in approaching new product design. It’s definitely what the makers of the Hammocraft told themselves on a beer-fuelled brainstorming session, but what they made is both amazing and ridiculous at the same time. Mostly ridiculous, yes, but amazing for being so. It’s a watercraft first and foremost. And it’s also four hammocks. So that’s it. It’s so that you can go fishing while laying on a hammock. We think.

It’s not even really a water craft, actually. It’s more like a $1,000 kit so that you can make your own craft using two paddle boards, which are not included. Also not included: the hammocks. So yeah, you’re being asked to spend one large on a metal frame that might end up turning into what you see in the pictures. Also required, you and three friends. Not two because balance. And make sure one of them is not super fat, because also balance. It… I mean, it’s a cool idea, sort of. Or maybe not even… Geez, we get it: it’d be awesome to just drink beer all day, while lazily throwing a line down and laying in a hammock. We’re just not sure the Hammocraft is going to get you there.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Popular Mechanics ]

A Hoodie For Lovers

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Together Wear is a line of hoodies that were designed with two people in mind. Not content with sporting kangaroo pockets in the front, the hoodies also have them in the back. This way when you and your better half hug, you can cosily put your hands in their back pocket. Why? Because the Internet, that’s why. Because people will make products and post pics that some sappy heads will see and go “aawww” and poke their boyfriends and say “buy me this” and next thing you know it’s a viral hit. Well, Together Wear is not a viral hit, not yet anyway. They’re getting funding on Kicktarter and haven’t quite reached their goal. But the hoodies do seem to be made with quality in mind, and at a $69 pledge for one, or more importantly $119 for two, it’s not outrageously priced. We’re not sure how to feel about them; ridiculous product or start of a new trend?

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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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