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Tag Archives: Unusual

Need a Job? Brew Some Resume-Ale!

Resum-Ale

 

Traditional resumes just don’t cut it anymore. Oftentimes, those who get the job are the ones with credentials that stand out from the rest. However, aside from qualifications, here’s one other thing that you could do to up your chances of getting hired: come up with an unusual or creative resume that’ll get people talking. You know, like interactive resumes that play out like a game or LEGO resumes that you can build, brick by brick.

And then there’s Brennan Gleason’s Resum-ale. It’s a resume that comes in the form of a four-pack of the graphic designer’s special homebrew, something that prospective bosses will love for sure. Brennan explains: “I’ve seen beef jerky business cards and really weird stuff like that. So, I really wanted to do something along those lines.”

Weird? Yes. Cool? Definitely. So weird and cool it was that Brennan landed a job as a result with a Vancouver-based digital marketing agency. Sounds like a good fit, doesn’t it?

VIA [ Incredible Things ]

No More Sore Fingers: Finger Friendly Guitar Company Keyboard

Finger Friendly Guitar Company Keyboard

It takes a lot of time and practice to master playing the guitar. It also requires steely determination and a high tolerance for pain because pressing on those strings for hours on end will eventually take a toll on your fingers. Cue the Finger Friendly Guitar Company Keyboard that aims to make guitar playing less painful and easier at the same time.

As the name implies, it’s a cover of sorts for the frets on the neck of your guitar. Once it’s on, it replaces strings with color-coded buttons that shields your fingers from the pain while helping you learn how to play. Pretty neat, eh?

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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 ]

Lonehood is an Attachable Hood That Turns Any Shirt Into a Hoodie

Attachable Hoodie

Hoodies might not be as big as they used to be, but they still add a little extra something to your outfit. Fashion aside, they’re also pretty functional and can come in pretty handy when it’s raining or when it’s particularly hot outside. They’re not exactly the most formal of clothes, so you probably won’t be able to wear them at the office without getting a memo.

So here’s an alternative: the Lonehood. It’s basically an attachable hood by StyleUno that lets you turn any collared shirt into a hoodie.

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Paper Speaker is Feather-Light But Offers Heavyweight Sound

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Get ready for some sweet sounds the next time you step into a room and see this. No, that’s not a paper fan or some flimsy-looking decor. That’s actually the Phonon Kamome and it’s a speaker made from paper. It’s shaped in the form of a feather and the cool part is that it’s feather light too, weighing in at only 129 grams.

So how does it work? The Phonon Kamome uses micro vibrations technology between the paper to generate sound. It’s connected to an amplifier with an output connection, which you can use to hook the speaker up to your MP3 player or phone/

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If Heels Could Kill: Iron Shoes, Krueger Heels, and More

The Iron Shoes

The shoes are deadly, in both the figurative and literal sense. For the former, that’s because they’re inspired from elements with particularly deadly themes, such as Freddy Krueger for the Krueger heels. The latter is true because most of them are sky high and will probably give you a bad sprain if you walk around a little too carelessly while wearing them.

Aside from Freddie-inspired shoes, the most impressive from the bunch has to be the Iron Shoes, which is inspired by none other than Game of Thrones, where death is unfortunately all too common. You can check out the rest of the shoes from the series after the break.Continue Reading

Handiheadset is a Headset That Looks Like Your Hand

Handiheadset

Headsets exist so you don’t have to keep holding your phone up to your ear when you’re making calls. And then there’s the Handiheadset, which is a headset in the form of a hand making the “call me” sign. Designed by Stephen Moore to “make the world a little more surreal,” the Handiheadset is compatible with most mobile phones and PCs.

You might look a little strange with this hand in your face during a video conference, but that’s probably the point.

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Shell Stool Showcases Explosive Design

Shell Stool

 

You don’t have the bite the bullet to show everyone how tough you are. Instead, sit on one, and look cool while you’re at it with these Shell Stools designed by Jake Phipps.

They might fit best in the dens of hunters and other hobbyists, but don’t count them out just yet because they’ll add some glitz to whatever room they’re added to, regardless of the homeowner’s particular hobbies or interests. The stools basically look like giant spent ammunition cartridges. They’re available in a bronze or silver finish, and the coolest part? They can be joined together to form a low table or a bench. Pretty neat, eh?

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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 ]