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Want To Wear A Little Privacy? Try Nutshell

There are times when you just need a little privacy on the fly, no matter where you are. One designer, Eden Lew, at the New York City School for Visual Arts, has come up with a solution that she calls the Nutshell. It is a hood in which you can cloak yourself for a little immediate privacy in the middle of your day. Yep. That's privacy in a nutshell.

Want To Learn To Read Your Own Tea Leaves?

There are many mystical practices out there and the practitioners thereof abound.-- especially where I live. There are psychics, tarot card readers, numerologists, palm readers -- even my next door neighbor is a professional astrologer. With this cool Tea Leaf Reading Kit you can get into the game by learning to read the future in the tea leaves that remain in the cup.

Want To Be Able To REALLY See What You Are Eating?

Many of us are becoming more concerned about the food we put in our mouths -- and not without good reason. From how the food is raised to how well it is cleaned to the safety of the preparation we all need to be concerned that what ends up on our plate is healthy, clean, and contaminant free. For the more paranoid among us one design team has come up with the ultimate tool for food safety checks -- the Magnifying Spoon.

Blade Rumblers: The Top 10 Freakiest & Flakiest Snow Plows

Polar Vortex 2, Electric Booglaoo has brought an early blast of winter weather to a wholly unprepared nation a month before Winter™ officially arrives. Yeah, it sucks, but there's one thing Old Man Winter didn't bargain on: some of the freakiest, flakiest snow plows ever to scrape a snowbank off a side street.

Want To Smell Like A Nerd?

Somehow you never really think of nerds as having a smell unless they forget to shower or get struck by lightning and their pocket protector starts to melt. Granted they aren't generally the sort of people who are going to drench themselves in cloying fragrance either. Some perfumer has decided that smelling like a nerd is something to be desired and has created Eau de Nerd cologne.

Want A New Way To Crack Nuts?

It is that time of year to indulge in the enjoyment of fresh nuts and practice our skills at getting them out of the shell. There doesn't seem to have been much improvement in nutcrackers since Tchaikovsky turned one into a popular ballet -- until now. The Naomi Nut Cracker can take aim and smash your nut in seconds and it is a lot more fun than the old fashioned kind.

Want A Sofa That Doubles As A Tent?

Most of us had the desire to carve a little private space out of our homes when we were kids, be it as a fort out of sofa cushions, a tent out of a folding table, or a reading nook in a closet. The design team of Álvaro Goula and Pablo Figuera has created the Orwell, a combination sofa, bed, and "cabin" to give you a greater sense of privacy right in your living room.

Want To Wear A Handy Tool For Small Measurements?

One of the hallmarks of great design is a clever marriage of form and function. This Measure Ring is a blend of a great piece of jewelry with a tailored look and a way to make small measurements. The face of the ring is an inch across and the cut away pieces and sides are the fractions of an inch. With this ring you can measure things easily on the run without having to pull out a tape measure or ruler.

Light Up Your Loaf With Pampshade, The First Lamps Made From Real Bread

Thanks to Pampshade, the soothing golden glow of fresh-baked bread can now illuminate the near and far corners of any room – not just the kitchen.

Biostar's IDEQ-T1 Mini PC Packs USB Audio, Quad Core CPU

By incorporating a separate audio controller within its new barebone nettop, Biostar's IDEQ-T1 “K” model can play host to a number of audio enhancements and features that normally aren't found in this class of PC, including – inevitably – karaoke software.

Want An Easy Way To Replace A Button On The Run?

Buttons have been around on clothing for more than 4,000 years. After all that time they still manage to fall off at the most inopportune moment when there is not a needle and thread anywhere nearby. Even if there are, you don't always have the time necessary to thread a needle and get sewing before you will be late for an important meeting. That is why a couple of designers have come up with The Clip Button.

Limited Edition Chili Pepper KitKats Are So Hot Right Now!

Shinshu Yawataya Togarashi KitKat is a limited edition flavor of the super-popular chocolate bar. Japan might not be known for its spicy foods but the traditional Togarashi powdered chili peppers infusing these curious KitKats' milk chocolate coating will educate snackers in a hurry.

Want A New Way To Hang Up Your Keys?

If there is one thing that most of us have in common it is the innate ability to lose our keys. Sure, you can hang one of those standard key holders by the door, but that doesn't always work when you stumble in the door dead tired from a long day of work and running errands. Trying to get your key ring onto one of those hooks can be a real challenge. The Key Target offers a different option that allows you to just toss your keys at the key holder and there they stay.

Shenzhen Apec APM-D01: USB Flash Drive-Sized Windows PC

Barely bigger than a Chromecast, this minuscule computer-on-a-dongle impresses with its full-fledged Windows 8.1 compatibility and quad-core Intel processor. It's difficult to imagine an even smaller machine existing that can boast the same credentials, at least with today's technology.

Want Your Ashes Launched Into Space?

Space may be the final frontier but for your dearly departed it can also be one last wild adventure. With the help of Mesoloft, the ashes of your loved one can be carried through the atmosphere to the near reaches of space via balloon. From there you can release the ashes and let your loved one drift slowly and gently back to earth on the wind, rain, and snow to replenish the earth with the nutrients remaining in the them.

Want An Umbrella You Can Share With The Love Of Your Life?

No matter how hard you try, sharing a single umbrella is a difficult task unless you are walking around with one of those large patio umbrellas. Some have tried to create single umbrellas large enough to do the job, but it always seems that someone's backside ends up hanging out just a bit. This Two Person Umbrella provides a separate canopy for each person to give fuller coverage, and yet retain that level of intimacy that belongs to a couple. It is perfect for a romantic stroll in the rain.

More Duct Tape! The Top 10 Worst DIY Auto Repairs

If your vehicle needs fixing, some good old-fashioned yankee ingenuity (or redneck ingenuity, for those south of the Mason-Dixon line) will put it right, amiright? Doing it right is a whole 'nother story – these 10 “creative” and innovative DIY auto repairs are all about git'n er done and gettin' back on the road.

Want To Make Baked Potatoes More Fun?

One of the simplest and tastiest foods we make to go on the dinner table is the baked potato. There is little we can do to make the dish more interesting beyond the toppings. Most of us have a set of stainless steel nails to shove though those russets to help them cook more evenly -- just like grandma used to do. You can switch that up these days to make those tasty potatoes just a bit more fun with these clever Potato People.

Want To Turn Meal Planning Into A Game?

Sometimes trying to decide what to have for dinner gets kind of boring as you run through your usual repertoire of recipes. Two sisters, Liz and Sarah Downey, have created a new and fun way to choose what to cook with the roll of the dice with these interesting and clever Foodie Dice. The nine dice can be thrown to discover what's for dinner this time around.

Lemon Weiners Could Sour You On Hotdogs For EVAR

So Lemon Weiners are a thing now, at least in Japan where no misguided flavor combination goes unexplored. Short, cheap, and presumably infused with fruitful bioflavonoids and antioxidants (yeah, good luck with that), Lemon Weiners could be a great way to add healthy fruit to the diets of junk food junkies.