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Organic Pet Toys Are Now More Affordable & Adorable

Until recently, one could rarely find a dog toy made of natural organic materials outside of a high-end specialty pet boutique.  High end usually meant high prices, although many environmentally-conscious were willing to pay them.  But it's common now to find dog toys mass marketed with both their stuffing and the adorable, colorful character patterns in totally organic materials... and they're much more affordable.

 


Cool Cat Hoodie is a Back to School Faux Paws

Wanna be the teacher's pet? Then make a feline beeline for the Hachiware Cat Parka from Japan. Available in black or gray with a rose-red zipper "tongue", this cool cat hoodie is absolutely purr-fect for students looking to show some style before school's out and it's time to join the rat race.

Winnipeg Jets 'Jerseygate' Shines Spotlight on Chinese Counterfeit Clothing

Talk about prematurely dropping the puck: the NHL's Winnipeg Jets haven't unveiled their new hockey jerseys to the public but that hasn't stopped Chinese counterfeiters from knocking off new Jets jerseys by the dozen.

Om... Om... Om - The High Tech Gaiam Audio Yoga Mat

Yes, it really is... a yoga mat wired with an internal speaker system. The Gaiam Audio Yoga Mat even comes with a downloadable yogi!

14 Best Halloween Pet Costume Winners 2011: Scariest, Sexiest, Dumbest, Most Adorable, Look-Alikes, And More!

This is the fifth year of my best Halloween costumes for pets blog.  This year I'm seeing more originality in handmade pet costumes and less in the traditional ready-to-wear pet costumes.  But it wasn't hard to find plenty of super entries vying for Best Look-Alikes, Sexiest, Dumbest, Funniest, Scariest, Best Prehistoric, and more categories...


Lean Green Poop Bags - Biodegradable AND Flushable

A year ago, it was hard to find biodegradable dog poop bags.  Now, they're everywhere. In fact, many of today's biodegradables are also water soluble and, therefore, flushable.  This is great news because, according to the Enviromental Protection Agency, "Flushing pet waste is the best disposal method."  But not everyone with a toilet can flush pet poop, even in a flushable bag...

 

 


Beetle Larva Candy... Now That's Good Grub!

A northern Japanese confectioner has got just the thing for nostalgic Japanese looking to relive childhood memories of raising stag beetles... delicious chocolate beetle larvae!

Fashion White Lab Coats Smarten Up Your Style, Get Admirers to Say 'Ahh'

What's up, doc? Japan's newest clothing trend, white 'Fashion Lab Coats', follows up the international popularity of casual surgical scrubs by adding a dash of upscale professional appeal.

7 Things Gamers Can't Live Without

Serious gamers are typically those that play more than two hours of games per day (14 hours or more per week), especially those that play competitively either online or professionally. For those of you that want more of an insight into the life of a gamer, or want to be a serious gamer, or simply want a look at some awesome electronic products, read on about the 7 Things Serious Gamers Can't Live Without.


Japanese Advertisers Save Electricity & Impress Consumers with 'Powerless Ads'

“Longer, Lower, Wider”, “New & Improved”, “Supersize It!”... in the world of advertising, bigger has always been better. Not any more, as the new Japanese trend towards conservation and frugality changes the country's marketing culture.

Chocolate's Answer To Silly Putty: Magic Choc

If you love experimenting with food and you love chocolate, Magic Choc is the most delicious way to satisfy both urges.  It's a molding chocolate that is so forgiving, you can make dozens of models, like you used to do with Silly Putty, until you can't resist gobbling it up!

Dinosaur Chopsticks Make Mealtimes More Messy-zoic

Gee Mom, Jurassic Pork again? No matter what's on the menu, this set of 3 different Dinosaur Chopsticks will make dining delicious even if your teeth aren't the size of steak knives.

Customer Returns 3-Legged Duck, Didn't Check the Bill

Buying the family dinner ain't all it's quacked up to be! A customer who bought a duck at a Chinese farm market was mighty angry when he noticed his purchase had a little extra 'kick' to it.

Black Market Human Milk Being Bought by the Bag in Beijing

White milk, black market: Chinese mothers, leery of powdered milk due to a series of well-publicized scandals, are increasingly turning to online human milk sources to help feed their babies.

Block Sticky Notes Look Awfully Like A Tetris Party!

If there's ever a game that sticks in your mind, it's the almost classic video game Tetris®. So, our friends at Suck UK, never too shy to honor a true classic, have commemorated the 10 year old game with a new design by Ben Ambrose: Block Notes. What cooler way to remind you of your 'to do's?'

 

Wooden Bulb Casts Some Spooky Shadows

Laser-cut wood creates some dazzling designs, especially when they're lit.  The Wooden Bulb, created by Barend Hemmes, a South-African born, UK designer, is indeed dazzling.  And when you switch it on, it creates a mood that might be eerie to some, but definitely suspenseful, especially if it's the only light in the room.

Slap Chop Chopper Hits Japan, Vince & Graty Not Included

Slap Chop, the handy-dandy food chopper frenetically promoted in TV infomercials by now-disgraced pitchman Vince Offer, has arrived in Japan with neither Vince or Graty in tow. How do you like his nuts now?

'Muscle Milk' For Baby Boomers: Ensure Muscle Health

Are you perpetually just a few days away from beginning a new diet and exercise routine? Curiously, the goal keeps moving forward on the calendar, doesn't it?  Ensure, the nutritional supplement company, has a special 'muscle milk' drink that might give you a strong push towards actually achieving your fitness goals....

Chinese Jewelry Store Robot Runs Rings Around the Competition

Glittering jewels, precious metals and fine craftsmanship... and that's just the salesperson! A Beijing jewelry store's humanoid robot employee should know of such things, since she's partially made of them.

Wal-Mart Buying Into China's Booming E-Commerce Market

Wal-Mart Stores Inc has announced it is buying a minority stake in Yihaodian, one of China's fastest growing online retailers. The U.S.-based retail giant's long-term plan to boost sales in the lucrative international and online market sectors is about to take a great leap forward.