82 Clever and Creative Fred & Friends Products I'm sure you've come across Fred & Friend products before at your local indie store and might not have even known it. Last weekend I was cruising around town and stopped at an indie store only to find one whole corner of the place dedicated to Fred & Friend products. It was heavenly. I stood there for probably more than a half hour laughing and checking out all their cool stuff. A lot of creativity goes into the making of these products, and I think part of that cleverness is shown in the name of the product and the slogan. It's really a hoot flipping through their catalog and I often find myself posing the question: "How in heavens name did they think of that?". Which one's your favorite? Disclaimer: the images you're about to view may not be suitable for all audiences. the OH! conversational paperclips the hot buttered desk accessory! there’s no esc for flies! bigger, better, louder, cooler who says dusting can’t be fun? we ALL need a foot in the door rude, chewed refrigerator magnets
Japanese Village Embarks on Ambitious Zero Waste Campaign A small Japanese village recycles everything under the kitchen sink to reach 2020 zero waste goals I recently came across an amazing article in the UK Guardian that discussed the very big environmental goals of a very tiny village in Japan. The village, known as Kamikatsu , has a population of a little over 2,000 residents, but all of them are involved in Japan’s latest mission to have a zero waste environment by the year 2020. In 2008, the Japanese government created “ Japan’s New Action Plan for Accelerating the Establishment of Sound Material-Cycle Societies Internationally through the 3Rs .” The first city to execute the plan would be Kamkatsu. Residents take their recyclables to a nearby waste station, which has a numbered sign and clearly states what type of waste is accepted at the station. Before taking the waste to a station, residents need to make sure that the waste is clean, dry and ready for recycling. There are recycling bins for lighters and cell phones. digg
Der Shop für originelle Geschenke & Gadgets - Sowas will ich auch Bathrooms of the Future Ever wonder how tomorrow’s bathrooms would look like? Will they be radically different from the ones we have today? What technologies would these futuristic bathrooms incorporate? Here are some concepts that could give you some idea about what is in store. Let’s get started now, shall we! There is a good chance that water might become a precious commodity in the future. Here is another concept by designer Young Sang Eun that lays emphasis on hygiene. Another one that focuses on hygiene. Check out this Phyto-Purification Bathroom by Jun Yasumoto. Using a natural filtering principle called phyto-purification, the bathroom becomes a mini-eco-system by recycling and regenerating the wastewater. The software giant Microsoft, occasionally tries to visualize and anticipate future lifestyles. Linea Aqua’s Apollo steam shower lets you relax in the reclining chair as you take a shower and it’s blue-tinted safety glass with a unique overall shape gives you the feel of your very own space shuttle.
Do It Yourself Doodler So I am many things in this world, but an artist is not one of them. However, David Jablow is just that, and an impressive one no less. His Flickr stream is hands down one of the most impressive I’ve ever seen. He’s taken a 1950′s style Peggy Sue magazine model and put different worlds around her using a single template. The creativity and artistic detail are spectacular. You should definitely go check out his Flickr stream, but here are some you’ll find there. Blank This is the basic template used for the entire portfolio. Ninja Barn Angel v Devil Devil 1, Angel 0 Escapee Riveter There can be no distractions while working the high steel. The Dig I think I know how this ends for our favorite doodle. Trapeeze Painter Picasso he ain’t. Getaway Mermaid I would buy this match on pay-per-view. Mud Papoose’s Revenge Just supporting my statement that babies and toddlers are jerks. Brawl Weresquirrel Mr. Cat Burglar Spacegirl ———- Advertisement ———- ———- Advertisement ———- Fire Drop Body Slam Watcha gonna do brother!?
10 Most Unusual Mirrors - Oddee.com (cool mirror, creative mirrors) Razorblade Mirror A nice piece of design from Suck UK, the Razorblade Mirror is based on the shape of a typical razorblade. Designed by Phil Sims and ideal for a novelty shaving mirror or just an interesting decoration for your living room wall, it's even got the name of the most famous razorblade-user of all on the front - Sweeney Todd. Razor Blade Mirror is selling for £74.99. The price is pretty high for a mirror. Narcisse Mirror French design brand Domestic has launched a collection of mirrors by various designers including Matali Crasset, 5.5 Designers and Ich&Ka. Ironing Board Mirror An interesting concept by designer Aïssa Logerot, this innovative mirror can be used as ironing board when it's tilted and secured on horizontal position. How Tall Are You Mirror Are you mini like Kylie? Touch Screen MP3 Mirror Interactive Mirror Conceptualized by Alpay Kasal, this is a patent pending touch capable mirror. Interactive Mirror from Alpay Kasal on Vimeo. Tetris Mirror Eclipse Mirror Weave Mirror
Disappearing Doorknob Concept Innovative door handle system, designed by Arnaud Lapierre, promises to ensure your privacy by hiding the knob when the door is locked. Doorknob Condition uses clever pulley system that retracts the exterior door knob when pulled from the inside. Also check out: Gun Shaped Door Handle iaPeel Printable Skins at Firebox.com Scheduled Maintenance We'll be back at , for all your Fireboxy needs! Sleep With The Fishies: Shark Sleeping Bag Ever wanted to sleep inside a shark? Me neither, I've just always wanted to cuddle. But if you're in college and want to experiment before settling down in a relationship, make sure to get your roommate blackout drunk first. Then when he wakes up in the morning and can't remember anything tell him he had a fine-ass girl over. It's a sleeping bag! The bag is available for pre-order now and ships in the fourth quarter. Hit the jump for one more shot of the awesomeness. Product Site viaKendra Phillips' Portfolio Thanks to Erika and bunnyman, who have only slept in dolphins.
The Coolest Ice Cubes Some of my favorite things are so simple, like ice cube shapes for example. Here’s a list of some of my favorite Ice Cube Trays and related inventions, not including the previously featured Global Warming Ice Cubes! If you like stuff like this join us on facebook or follow us on twitter to find more cool things and automatically enter to win awesome stuff on One More Gadget. 1. Cool Shooters Cool shooters are a great way to really keep your drinks ice cold and get frost bite at the same time. 2. Drink from a stein that’s been chilled to the bone with this Skull and Cross bone Ice Cube Tray! Get them here. 3. Ice Princess is made from 100% pure food grade silicone, packed in recyclable, peggable clear boxes. Get your Ice Princess Ice Cube Trays here 4. Make crazy fish bone shapes to float around in your glass. Get your own fish bone shaped ice cube trays here 5. Fossiliced dinosaur bones ice cube trays are pretty sweet. Get your own Fossil-Iced cubes here 6. Get your own silver bullets here 7.