Hedgehog Toothpick Holder($25) rests on the table or conveniently hangs on the edge of a bowl.
CHALKBOARD DOOR HANGER
Another nice find on Restoration Hardware, this clever Chalkboard Door Hanger is a stylish way to hang a note and make sure it´s seen. The hanger is chalkboard on both sides allowing you to write two separate notes, and comes with two pieces of chalk and a mini eraser.
CLOCKWORK PENCIL SHARPENER
This cool, old-fashioned pencil sharpener will make your pencil sharpening a breeze. It has the look of a traditional wind-up key for clockwork mechanisms and a work-shop-tool aesthetic. Great product to combat the relentless drive of technology and bring back the forgotten pencil.
Japanese manhole covers are so much nicer than ours
Create Double Clothes Hangers with Beverage Can Tabs
How to Make Crystal Clear Potato Chips
The results might look like some kind of fancy sugary confection, but this detailedInstructable shows you how to make a see-through snack that tastes exactly like potato chips. Minus the fat, greasy fingers, and guilt.
The recipe does call for potatoes, but they’re actually used to create a flavored stock along with potato starch and gelatine. Just make sure you can dedicate quite a bit of time to the process which includes baking the chips for 8 to 10 hours before the gelatine chips are fried. But the results are remarkably impressive, and supposedly taste exactly like the real thing. If you’re looking for a unique treat for your Fourth of July BBQ, you’ve just found it.
RINSER TOOTHBRUSH How cool and clever is this? Winner of the prestigious Red Dot Award, the “Rinser” is a toothbrush with a Power Fountain! The original toothbrush features a tunnel in its handle that allows water to flow like a fountain. No more using a cup or bending down to rinse! The “Rinser” is expected to be available in November, but can be pre-ordered now for $22. (via Web Magazine for guys. Bless This Stuff)
BLK | BLACK SPRING WATER Now here is something different…Black Spring Water! The BLK water is not only different it is healthy, it is infused with fulvic trace minerals, these minerals play a critical role in the growth of plant life, assisting in the transport and absorption of nutrients inside the plant cell. Once the minerals are added to pure water, the water turns black naturally without the use of any artificial dyes or colorings. The water delivers a high pH to consumers without any carbs, calories, or sugar. (via Web Magazine for guys. Bless This Stuff)
TOASTBAGS | BY BOSKA HOLLAND How annoying is melted cheese all over your toaster? Dutch company Boska invented a clever solution, the ToastBags! The bags make it easy to make a sandwich in your toaster, and clean! there are no remains of melted cheese or crumbs left behind. In a very simple procedure, make your sandwich, put it in the ToastBag and place it in the toaster, in about three minutes you have a delicious sandwich. Crispy with melted cheese or other ingredients of your choice. It gives you endless possibilities. Each package includes 3 toastbags giving you up to 50 uses per toastbag. (via Web Magazine for guys. Bless This Stuff)
Creativity at its best: Laser-cut seaweed makes for designer sushi rolls.
Japanese ad agency I&SBBDO was approached by a client who wanted to boost their flagging business after the 2011 tsunami in Japan– the product, however, was nori (sheets of Japanese seaweed used in sushi). In an effort to reinvent this simple square of seaweed without losing sight of the age-old traditions embedded in their culture, I&SBBDO decided to laser cut classic Japanese patterns into the paper-thin nori sheets.
Each pattern is meant to symbolize good fortune, happiness, and longevity, etc. and the result is a delicate, unexpected reinvention of the classic Japanese food with a modern twist.
The five designs are Sakura (Cherry Blossoms), Mizutama (Water Drops), Asanoha (Hemp), Kikkou (Turtle Seashell), Kumikkou (Tortoise Shell).
buying these for the sushi chefs at work
Plantronics BackBeat GO These BackBeat GO headphones from Plantronics are wireless. Technically there is still one wire holding the pair of earbuds together but it’s not like the normal headphone wire that you get tangled around something and rip out of your iPod or iPhone three or four times every workout. These are Bluetooth buds, snag free for sure. (via Plantronics BackBeat GO at werd.com)
Moleskines are great for jotting down personal flashes of inspiration. But what if you could purchase the Moleskines of other, equally brilliant minds — to peer into their brainstorming and creative process. That’s the idea behind the company’s new Architect and Design series ($40). The current collection dives into the brains of famed architects, Zaha Hadid, Giancarlo De Carlo, Bolles Wilson and Alberto Kalach, through pages of notes and never before seen sketches, drawings, watercolors, and scribbles. Unlike traditional leather-bound Moleskines, the entire series also features a new clothbound exterior, with a hard, paper cover and colored spine that matches the elastic band. Our nomination for the next topic Moleskine should tackle in this manner? First dates. Buy Now: $40 (via Moleskine Inspiration & Process in Architecture Series | Gear Patrol)