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Monochome Custom Prints the Map of Your Choice Onto Your Clothes


You can wear your heart on your sleeve and the map to the city on your, well, hips with Monochrome. It’s a new clothing line by data visualizer Rachel Binx that lets you pick which map you want to have custom-printed on the skirt. Monochrome isn’t limited to flare skirts since they also have a tank top, T-shirt, and pencil skirt on the line.

Customers simply select the location of their choice using OpenStreetMap and specify the scale and design scheme, and Monochrome will take care of the rest.

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New Pills Make Farts Smell Like Chocolate


The Holidays are under way, and that means you’ll soon be putting your intestinal tract through some rigorous quality testing. Much gasses will be made, and wouldn’t it be great if these didn’t suffocate your guests? A 65 year old French man, Christian Poincheval, claims to have invented pills that can give your flatulence the sweet smell of chocolate. He sells these on his website at the reasonable rate of $12.50 for 60 capsules, and apparently has been selling similar pills that make your farts smell of roses for years. Whether any of the fart fragrances actually works is not known, but we’d love to hear from anyone that’s tried it.

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Magnifying Spoon Lets You Pick Out Tiny Hairs From Your Soup


You must be a special person, if you worry enough about possible contaminants in your food that you’d consider buying the Magnifying Spoon. But if someone out there bothered to make it, there’s a chance people out there will buy it. It’s simply a magnifying glass shaped into a spoon-like apparatus. You can hover it above your grub, pick out any tiny things you spot that you think shouldn’t be there, and then take a sip. We don’t know how much it costs, but apparently you can contact the shop and have one made.


Magnifying Spoon from Object Solutions on Vimeo.

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Burrito Scented Candle From the Stinky Candle Co. Ain’t So Stinky

Burrito Scented Candle


Wake up to the smell of burritos wafting through your flat. The scent of ground beef with choice spices like cilantro, cumin, and cayenne, with hints of salsa and guacamole here and there is what you should expect when you light one of these burrito-scented candles from the Stinky Candle Co.

Sounds dreamy, smells even dreamier, except for those who aren’t a fan of Mexican food. It’s best to steer clear of ’em when you’re on a diet, though. The candles are available online for $9.99.

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Cat Ear Headphones Are A Thing Now


We have a sneaking suspicion that Axent Wear’s new Cat Ear Heaphones will find a strong market mostly in Japan. But they’re sure as heck intriguing enough to get us talking about them on this side of the pond. Although really, there’s not much to say about them. The cat ears are actually speakers that can blast your music outwards. There are LEDs throughout to accent the design, and thankfully both the cat ears and LEDs can be turned off if you don’t feel like being obnoxious at any given time. And that’s it. It’s a $150 pledge on Indiegogo, which includes shipping, taxes and import duties worldwide.


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Scorpion Chair Is Very Scorpion-y


Thats a sick looking chair if we’ve ever seen one. Made by painter, sculptor, and woodcarver Vyacheslav Pakhomov. If the translation on his website is correct, it does seem to be available for purchase for the relatively modest sum of 230000 Russian Rubles, which translates to about $5,730 USD. Considering the amount of work that must’ve gone into something like this, evil hell Lords in the making should immediately go check if they have the available funds before it’s sold.


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Ostrich Pillow Mini Softens Up Your Arms For More Efficient Napping


We’ve written about the Ostrich Pillows twice before, and each time the offbeat sleeping aids were a hit. But that was mostly because of how odd they looked. The Ostrich Pillow Mini also looks a little strange, making you look a bit like MegaMan or Popeye, but it is at least more practical than its predecessors. You simply slip your arm within and plop your head right down, presumably giving your nogging a more comfortable place to rest. There are holes for your hand and thumb, but the thing can be slid up and down your arm at your preference. It’s made from 95 percent viscose and 5 percent elastomero, which is presumably comfy as hell.

It’s currently undergoing the Kickstarter dance, and a $25 pledge will get you one. Hit the jump for another picture and links.


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The Stuff of Nightmares: Web Spider Fangs Pillow

Spider Fangs Pillow

This pillow won’t help you sleep at all. In fact, it might even cause you to wake up screaming and sweating in the middle of the night. The throw pillow features a close-up image of Sydney funnel-web spider, which was taken by Alex Wild. The amount of detail he was able to capture is astounding. Even the fangs look like they’re popping out of the pillow.

If you feel at home with spiders–or, well, with larger-than-life images of spiders on a throw pillow–then you can get one here. The pillows are available in a variety of sizes, with prices starting at $28.95.

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Use ‘Somebody’ to Send Messages to Friends Via Strangers

Somebody App

If you think about it, social media takes away from actual socialization because of the lack of in-person interactions. Aiming to inject a little bit of that back into social-centric apps is Somebody. The app literally lets you use somebody (while using Somebody–get it?) to send a personal message to your intended recipient, wherever they may be.

Here’s how it works: the user composes his message and includes any special instructions to the messenger, such as extra notes on how to deliver the message or any accompanying actions. He then chooses another user of the app in the vicinity of the recipient to deliver the message.

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