Strange, Odd, Weird or Wacky

Throw An Amazing Halloween Bash With These Creepy Treat Makers

If you are planning a Halloween shindig you are going to need some terrifying treats to serve to your guests and there are no better ghoulish goodies than the ones you make at home.  Here are a few Halloween food and gadget items to get your party prep underway.

Where To Stash The Bloody Kitchen Knives

I'm really sick of looking at those bloody Ex Knives, so this Halloween, I set out to find some new ghoulish place to stash the bloody knives when I'm done with my dissections.


NuKME Wearable Blankets Keep You Warm, Invite Atomic Attack

Wearable blankets have invaded Japan! Even worse, these polyester Snuggie lookalikes have been given a most unfortunate name: NuKME.

Coffee Grinds Keep Clocks Ticking With Nespresso Batteries

Design trends are all about sustainability these days, and repurposing what would otherwise be garbage fits right in. So why shouldn't we expect to discover that an Austrian design company, Mischer' Traxler, created batteries from Nespresso's used coffee capsules to power clocks and small radios?


Coffin Carrier Is Just Too Ghoul For School

Got a Goth on your Halloween holiday gift list? This creepy yet cool Coffin Carrier from Japan's Village Vanguard is a great way to tote your body of work... or the odd small body.

What You Don't Learn in Art Class - Creepy Pipe Cleaner Art

Don Porcella is an artist that creates unique and sometimes disturbing sculptures out of pipe cleaners.

Scrap The Botox For Mejikara Anti-Wrinkle Glasses

Everyone seems to be looking for the fountain of youth, and if they can’t keep their bodies young on the inside then they at least want to look youthful on the outside.  In fact, there are plenty of people who put beauty ahead of wellbeing and risk their health by having surgeries to look younger.   From Japan comes another option that may be worth investigating, if not for the results, then at least for the amusement factor.

Little Kid Halloween Costumes That Are Sure To Appall You

Halloween will soon be upon us and the kids are busy planning out their costumes and dreaming of all of the treats they are about to receive.  Babies and toddlers often turn up on Halloween with some adorable costumes, but they are usually picked out by an adult.  Unfortunately, even for the little guys, there are some bad costume choices out there.

The Scream: Uh... What's That Under The Chair, You Say?

If the image of the Scream chair, designed by PIE Studio, takes you aback, I understand very well.  I too was having difficulty wondering where I would place such a chair in my home.

7 Stupid and Funny Halloween Costume Ideas For 2010

Halloween gives us the perfect chance to be whoever we really want to be deep down inside, which is why it's such a great holiday. Whether your inner weirdo is a guido, a washed up star, or an outdated musician, you can be certain to appease that annoying freak inside you for at least one more year.

12 Weird, Funny & Naughty Ways To Express Yourself With A Shopping Bag

Sexy, naughty, funny, weird... shopping bags - the fashion kind, not the grocery kind -  can express the inner you.  They're more racy, more clever, more artistic, and much more revealing than clothing fashion.  Surely, you'll find one among the 14 you would love to carry.

Monster Hands Is 'Handy' Entertainment For Young Kids

I have found that sometimes the simpler things are far more intriguing to challenging little kids than fancy new toys.  With this in mind, I think that Animal Hands and Monster Hands temporary tattoos are a great baby/toddler entertainment idea.

Meet 'Mega Big Boy', Japan's Mammoth New Prophylactic

Tired of being the butt of 'short sword' jokes, Japan takes the bull by the tusks by rolling out Mega Big Boy prophylactics... but will anyone there buy them?

Artwork Way Better Than a Mixed Tape

Cassette Tape: A recording format that contained prerecorded music. Also known as an "audio cassette" and "tape". Erika Iris Simmons is an artist that takes the out-of-date cassette tape and creates something way cooler than any song could be.

Interactive Virtual Makeup Remover Strips Girls To The Cheekbones

A new iPhone app called 'Suppin' promises to reveal what a dozen of Japan's cutest and most fashionable girls look like without their makeup. Sorry guys, JUST without their make-up.