• Recycled Goodness: Trusty Workshop Apron

    Recycled Goodness: Trusty Workshop Apron

    Enjoy doing handyman projects in and around the house?    Keep yourself clean while getting the job done with the Field House Trusty Workshop Apron, a  “tough as nails” working garment fashioned based on hours of customer conversations. Blackbird fixture Billy Bartels came up with the design, which he then forwarded to Seattle sailmaker George Broom, who took charge of building the actual product.  The result is a traditional apron with a bunch of useful accouterments and an undeniably sweet style. [...]

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  • Life Box Is Cardboard Packaging You Can Grow Into A Forest

    Life Box Is Cardboard Packaging You Can Grow Into A Forest

    From the outside, the Life Box looks much like any cardboard packaging.  In fact, it’s exactly the kind of container I expect merchants to ship goods in.   More than just a regular recyclable box, however, it offers a secondary function that more actively performs planet-saving duties – you can use it to grow over 100 trees.  Huh?!? Invented by mycologist and mycomimicry advocate Paul Stamets, the design is rather straightforward.  It’s a box made from recycled paper, laced with approximately [...]

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  • Bobble Brush Turns Your Toothbrush Into A Wobbling Spectacle

    Bobble Brush Turns Your Toothbrush Into A Wobbling Spectacle

    Need more ways to amuse yourself in the bathroom?  Try the Bobble Brush, a toothbrush holder that makes your teeth-cleaning implement…ummm…dance. Why make a piece of toiletry sway like a drunk guy falling over?  Because things that move are always more fun than those that remain stationary.  Also, it decreases the possibility that your toothbrush will fall to the bathroom floor when you accidentally knock it, with most bumps likely just causing it to commence with the dizzying wobble. The [...]

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  • Chalk Talk Mug Doubles As Canvas For Your Thoughts

    Chalk Talk Mug Doubles As Canvas For Your Thoughts

    Coffee mugs with a cute graphic or a funny slogan is fine.  After a couple of weeks with the same joke, though, it just sounds trite.  End the tyranny of tired comedy with the Chalk Talk Mug, a blank drinking vessel that also doubles as a functional chalkboard.  That way, you can write “My Boss Is Satan” one minute and change it to “My Boss Is #1″ right before the staff meeting. Yes, it’s your personal graffiti canvas in the [...]

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  • Nephelios Shows Blimps Can Do That Solar Power Thing Too

    Nephelios Shows Blimps Can Do That Solar Power Thing Too

    Soon, all man-made vehicles just might run on solar power.  Yes, even those retro-fabulous airships.  In fact, the world’s first solar-powered blimp, the Nephelios, is about to make its maiden run across the English channel. Created by a team of French students, the sun-soaking airship is a year behind schedule, originally set to take to the skies last summer.  With their budget problems sorted out, the ride’s now complete and is being readied for a one-hour journey that will take [...]

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  • Wine Innovations’ Single-Serve Wine Glasses Bring Convenience To Enjoying A Shiraz

    Wine Innovations’ Single-Serve Wine Glasses Bring Convenience To Enjoying A Shiraz

    Hankering for a booze fix, but don’t want to pop a full bottle open?  Not a problem with Wine Innovations’ single-serve wine glasses, which brings the spirit of throwaway consumption to wine sippers of all shapes and sizes. Currently sold at London Marks and Spencer stores as M&S Le Froglet, the wines are packaged in recyclable plastic containers, molded in the shape of traditional wine glasses.  That means you can hold it the same classy way you’d normally enjoy your [...]

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  • Rape-Axe: Condoms That Bite Is Crazy Useful Invention Of The Day

    Rape-Axe: Condoms That Bite Is Crazy Useful Invention Of The Day

    Being a rapist just got a whole lot more dangerous.  A new condom called Rape-Axe, a rape prevention prophylactic designed to be worn by women, comes with jagged teeth that will dig into your attacker’s sensitive area when they try to force themselves.  Argh. Invented by Dr. Sonette Ehlers, the contraption isn’t meant to simply wound.  Instead, it tears deep into the skin and affixes itself, requiring medical attention in order to be removed.  Yes, rapists will now have to [...]

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  • Transparent Canoe Lets You Watch Underwater Scenes While You Paddle

    Transparent Canoe Lets You Watch Underwater Scenes While You Paddle

    If Wonder Woman had an invisible boat to go with her invisible plane and they had to draw it in a comic book, it will probably look like the Transparent Canoe, a bona fide water vessel wrapped in a see-thru hull. Why would anyone want a clear-bodied skiff?  According to its manufacturer, Colorado-based See Through Canoe, so you can “see the world below you with remarkable clarity.”  From the looks of it, someone with poor eyesight watching from afar will [...]

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  • FireWire Flexible Skewers Streamlines Your Grilling Work

    FireWire Flexible Skewers Streamlines Your Grilling Work

    Skewers work pretty much the same way – you stick raw crap into the sticks, put it over a grill and wait.  There’s nothing creative about them.  Until the Firewire Flexibile Grilling Skewer came along, that is. As the name implies, it does away with the rigid quality of regular skewers.  Instead, you can twist it like a line of cable, all while it holds on to your meat securely.  That way, you can grill a shrimp kebab in a [...]

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  • Slate Tabletop Fireplace Puts A Classy Fire In Your Work Desk

    Slate Tabletop Fireplace Puts A Classy Fire In Your Work Desk

    All work desks can use a little spicing up, and a novelty toy or a small plant can do the job just fine.  If you’d like to bring cozy warmth to your working area, however, nothing beats setting up a mini-bonfire to light things up.  We’re not being cheeky.  You really can enjoy a small fire in your tiny cubicle with the Slate Tabletop Fireplace, a sleek, little hearth designed to sit next to you while you punch up that [...]

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  • World’s Smallest Corkscrew Hooks On Your Key Ring

    World’s Smallest Corkscrew Hooks On Your Key Ring

    Even the coolest bottle opener in the world makes you nothing more special than the horde of beer-guzzling Neanderthals infesting your favorite college bar.  Try turning your bad habits toward something more classy.  Like, you know, cheap $10 bottles of wine.  Why wine?  So you can walk around with the World’s Smallest Corkscrew. That’s right, it’s an itty bitty cork-puller designed to hang right on your key ring.  That way, you can always keep it in your pocket, ready to [...]

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  • Solvit Waterproof Hammock Lets You Drive Your Dog Around While Keeping The Backseat Clean

    Solvit Waterproof Hammock Lets You Drive Your Dog Around While Keeping The Backseat Clean

    Paw prints, scratches and lots of stray fur. That’s the only appropriate way to describe your car’s backseat when you regularly give your dogs a ride in them. Transport the pooch cleanly with the Solvit Waterproof Hammock, a hanging bed for pets designed to keep your entire backseat area clean. Essentially, it’s like putting a roof over that whole section. Any fleas, fur or dirt that would have found its way to your precious upholstery will stay on the sling [...]

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  • Sushi Popper Lets You Eat Japanese On The Go

    Sushi Popper Lets You Eat Japanese On The Go

    Tired of eating your sushi fresh? Give it that old frozen food feel with the Sushi Popper, which puts the rolled Japanese fare inside a container similar to them old fruity Push Pops. I know what you’re thinking. Raw fish on anything that’s going to be stocked for a long time sounds gnarly. And it is. Fortunately, the raw marine life is only offered in four flavors here (tuna, salmon, salmon/avocado and spicy tuna), with the rest of the roster [...]

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  • HydraDuo: Why Carry One Drink When You Can Have Two?

    HydraDuo: Why Carry One Drink When You Can Have Two?

    Like your water followed by a little vodka? Not a problem with the HydraDuo, a water bottle that lets you carry two drinks on a single container. Simple yet smart, you get one cylindrical outer bottle with two separate inner bottle compartments, each one with their own delivery systems at the top. That way, you can straddle up to the treadmill rocking both a Gatorade and an energy drink without having to double fist.  Tee-hee… double fist. The HydraDuo is [...]

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  • Kelty Pop Duo Is A Picnic Bag With An Integrated Table

    Kelty Pop Duo Is A Picnic Bag With An Integrated Table

    Going on a picnic is nice. Having to carry a bag, a cooler and a portable table, however, isn’t all that enticing. Unless you’re toting the Kelty Pop Duo, a compact picnic bag that combines all three in a single carry-on. Measuring a stocky 14.5 x 12.5 x 13 inches, the bag divides the interior into two separate components with individual closures – one for general storage and the other for a beverage cooler. Right between them is a fold-out [...]

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  • Mondo Spider, An Eight-Legged Walking Vehicle

    Mondo Spider, An Eight-Legged Walking Vehicle

    For the record, Spiderman doesn’t need a car. The guy can literally dart ropes of web and swing across buildings faster than a supercar on an open highway. But if he did want to look more intimidating, imagine the friendly neighborhood superhero riding on top of the Mondo Spider. Absolutely wicked. Originally created by a Vancouver crew for Burning Man 2006, the mechanical arachnid is a full-fledged single-seating vehicle that remains an operational spectacle today. Instead of rolling along on [...]

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  • BioPet DNA Breed ID Kit Finds Out Your Dog’s Ancestry Like CSI

    BioPet DNA Breed ID Kit Finds Out Your Dog’s Ancestry Like CSI

    You’ve long had suspicions that the mixed breed dog you rescued from the pound came from the unholy union of a mini-pincher and a lion. After all, the mutt roars every morning and only sits in attention every time you scream like Tarzan. Now, you can verify with BioPet Vet Lab’s DNA Breed Identification Kit, which lets you trace your pet’s familial origins like you’re in an episode of CSI. Why bother? Because the more you know about your animal’s [...]

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  • Deglon Meeting Knives Use Fibonnaci Sequence To Plot Their Design

    Deglon Meeting Knives Use Fibonnaci Sequence To Plot Their Design

    What happens when you design a set of knives using mathematical computations, rather than their projected function?  Pretty good, as it turns out with the Deglon Meeting, a lovely four-piece kitchen knife set with proportions determined by the Fibonacci sequence. The brainchild of designer Mia Schmallenbach, the lines of each knife were plotted using the average width of a hand as base, with the length of successive Fibonnaci numbers determining how the sides curved. Despite the seemingly arbitrary process, the [...]

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  • Conflict Kitchen Serves Takeout Food From America’s Enemy Nations

    Conflict Kitchen Serves Takeout Food From America’s Enemy Nations

    A new hole in the wall restaurant opened last month in the East Liberty neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Called Conflict Kitchen, it’s a takeout eatery that only serves food from countries that the United States is in conflict with. Created by Jon Rubin, John Peña and Dawn Weleski, all faculty members from the Carnegie Mellon University School of Art, the year-long project looks to raise social awareness regarding international issues. Every four months, the restaurant will change themes to highlight a [...]

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