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Spin Cycle Safety - The Revolights Revolution

Bike riding is healthy, fashionable, and eco-friendly, but there are inherent dangers, particularly when riding at night. The Revolights bike lighting system increases your style, safety, and visible presence on the street.

Time For Change - Watch Face Sculptures Have Something To Say

The simple, yet powerful, sculptures of Dominic Wilcox are a study of our changing times, while also offering the social critique that it's time for change.

Wash, Rinse, Dry, Complete - The Dyson Airblade Tap

Ditch your germ-covered hand towels. Forget the trails of water droplets on your bathroom floor. In only 14 seconds, the Dyson Airblade Tap leaves your hands clean and dry before you even leave the sink.

Tattoo Disguise Bands Keep Body Art Under Cover

Not only Yakuza members have prominent tattoos and don't always want to show them. Tattoo Disguise Bands from Japan's Octopus Army stretch to fit any size arms and legs, covering up and hiding real tattoos under a range of tattoo-like printed designs.

Calling All Winos - The Corkcicle Wine Chiller Keeps You Toasted

Too tipsy to leave your couch and get the wine out of the fridge? Is the Chardonnay you've brought for a picnic in the park too warm to enjoy? The Corkcicle enables you to keep your wine cold, corked, and close at hand.

FingerTrap Bags Suck Like No Other Handbag

The Finger-trap handbag designed by James Piatt means you never have to hold onto your bag again. Suction design holds the bag in place on your fingertips. Be sure to attach your new handbag after you leave the house, or you'll never be able to open the front door.

Cute Necono Digital Cat Camera Makes Everyone Smile

It's a cat, it's a camera, it's the Necono Digital Cat Camera from Superheadz! This cute yet fully functional photographer's friend will make your subjects smile without having to say “cheese”.

3D-Printed Chocolate Truffle Self-Portraits Make Tasteful Valentine's Day Gifts

Smile, you're on candied camera! Japan's FabCafe is employing a 3D printer to create extra sweet, eminently edible, chocolate truffle self-portraits just in time for Valentine's Day.

Animal Obsession: The Diva Ostrich Table By IBride Design

Not everyone is in love with IBride's quirky furniture and portrait designs, but they should be.  IBride (translate - 'hybrid') designs add humor, self-awareness, and function to any decor, and the Diva Wall Table, is no exception - the subject of this animal obsession being the ostrich. 

PVC Wentworth Miracle Vases Make Vase Storage A Snap

Vases are pretty, but they take up a lot of room and if you don’t have fresh flowers around very often it can be annoying to have to store vases for a few random occasions. Wentworth Miracle Vases are made from durable PVC and are completely flat when unfilled.

Biomimicry In Fashion: Bird Skull Shoe Design

So many many man-made creations have been inspired by nature, animal physiology in particular.  But fashion... Biomimicry even goes beyond the fashionable animal prints we find printed on so many fabrics these days.  Here, for example, is a Bird Skull Shoe, and I don't need to tell you what inspired it.

iPhone Ashtray Is One Smoking Hot Smartphone!

The so-called i-Ashtray from Japan's Village Vanguard isn't all that smart as smartphones go but at least it never needs recharging. As for its owners, mistaking your i-Ashtray for your iPhone or vice versa will just make you look dumb.

Cute “Cooffee” Cup & Saucer Combo Cheers Up Your Morning

The “Cooffee” cup & saucer combo by Tokyo-based and Finnish-inspired design house Minä Perhonen evokes the perky personality of a bobbing bird while cleverly containing your morning cuppa java.

New Gold & Silver Coins Show Off China's First Aircraft Carrier

The People's Bank of China has announced the issuance of gold and silver commemorative coins celebrating the country's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning. The two gold and two silver coins range in denominations from 10 to 2,000 yuan ($1.60 to $320), the latter with a market value of roughly $8,000 each.

Coffee Copies: The Top 7 Chinese Starbucks Ripoffs

Starbucks, the global coffee powerhouse, is big in China and the domestic competition knows it. They also know the old adage “if you can't beat 'em, join 'em” but somewhere, somehow, something got lost in translation.

Times Change, The Seagull 1963 Chinese Air Force Watch Stays The Same

The exquisite Seagull 1963 Chinese Air Force wristwatch is a faithful, 21-jewel replica of the unique hand-winding aviation chronograph originally created for just 1,400 elite members of the Chinese Air Force.

San-X Goes Upmarket with Rilakkuma Elegant Pearl Pendant

Dare to be bear! As Japan's birthrate falls and the core market for Hello Kitty and Rilakkuma toys ages, cute character powerhouse San-X refuses to be left behind. Case in point: the sterling silver Rilakkuma Elegant Pearl Pendant.

Nissan Raises The Curtain On “The Dark Night Rises” Juke Nismo

Nissan's “The Dark Knight Rises” Juke Nismo is one mean matte black beast! Bedecked in bat emblems and boasting a bevy of Bruce Wayne-friendly styling cues, this ultra-theatrical Juke is neither a joke nor a ride for The Joker.

Ghostbusters Night Lights Illuminate Rooms Before You Enter Them

The built-in vibration sensors inside these Ghostbusters automatic night lights illuminate any room before you enter it. Then they stay on for 8 seconds, allowing you to get to a light switch before automatically switching themselves off again.

Chupa Chups Designer Wood Case Keeps Your Lolly Jolly

Have a jolly lolly Christmas with the Chupa Chups Design Wood Case! Worn on one's belt and secured with saddle leather & antiqued brass snaps, this real wooden wonder keeps your emergency lollipop safely within arm's reach.