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A wall sticker that turns into a chair

It's a sticker that looks like a backrest and, when combined with all those books you have scattered about the floor, it becomes a very convenient seat.

Pile up books and magazines to make a chair for your living room.
Pile up books and magazines to make a chair for your living room.
  So, you'll no longer have an excuse not to invite your friends over for dinner. With this vinyl wall sticker that looks like a backrest, you can create those missing seats and turn your tiny living room into a proper sitting room. And, best of all, you won't even have to pick up all those books you have scattered about, just pile them up and place them in front of the vinyl backrest.

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 on 27 May 2010 by Marta Reig in Unusual gifts Comments Send this to a friend

Flavored Lip Gloss

If you're still using strawberry flavored lip gloss, you'll be amazed to discover this new line's range of flavors: Coca-Cola, Fanta, 7Up, Dr. Pepper and even m&m's. Life can be amazing.

The line of soft-drink flavored lip gloss: Sprite, Coca-Cola, Fanta, Dr. Pepper and 7Up
The line of soft-drink flavored lip gloss: Sprite, Coca-Cola, Fanta, Dr. Pepper and 7Up
  Everyone knows how addictive lip gloss can be. We're not talking about the lipstick you wear when you put make up on, just the every day lip balm that's supposed to repair your lips. It's nearly impossible to go without it. What's worse is that most of these balms don't actually hydrate or repair anything. But they sure are addictive!

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 on 26 May 2010 by Marta Reig in Unusual gifts Comments Send this to a friend

Kamikara, paper sculptures

Now you can make them at home!

Kamikara books
Kamikara books
  Some time ago, our blogger Marta Reig wrote about Kamikara, paper sculptures by Haruki Nakamura, including an impressive mobile heart made of paper and an enormous conch shell... We thought it was really difficult to make these paper sculptures, but now we can make them at home! There are two books that will help you enjoy this simple pastime.

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 on 26 May 2010 by Ayumi Nakai in Japanese Culture Comments Send this to a friend

Leaf Tie: leaf shaped fastener

Leaf Tie is a leaf shaped fastener that'll help you organize the technological chaos on your desktop. If you have lots of cables, you'll have lots of little plants growing in your office!

This little leaf will give your iPhone a new look
This little leaf will give your iPhone a new look
  Computer, digital camera, mobile phone, PDA, iPod... with all these gadgets it's impossible to keep a tidy desktop. Maybe in a few years this problem will be solved if someone invents a battery that doesn't need to be recharged or if enough solar gadgets are launched that run only on light. But, until then, we'll just have to grin and bear it and try to organize that technological chaos somehow.

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 on 19 May 2010 by Marta Reig in Unusual gifts Comments Send this to a friend

This stopper is also a portable tripod

With this stopper, you can turn a plain bottle of water into a full fledged tripod. It's small enough that you can carry it around with you.

This stopper adapts to just about any type of bottle
This stopper adapts to just about any type of bottle
  Traveling alone with your significant other can be very nice and incredibly romantic, but when you look back at photos of your trip, you realize they all look the same: your boyfriend in front of the cathedral, you in front of the cathedral, your girlfriend posing in that beautiful nature reserve, you posing in that beautiful nature reserve... and so on.

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 on 19 May 2010 by Marta Reig in Unusual gifts Comments Send this to a friend

SD Card Photo Album

This traditional photo album is designed to look like the latest technology. It looks like a giant SD memory card!

It looks like a real XXL SD memory card!
It looks like a real XXL SD memory card!
  If you ask a 21st Century child where photos are stored, don't expect him to take you to the bookshelf to look for your dusty old photo albums. He's more likely to point at the computer, the mobile phone or your digital camera's SD card. There's no escaping the fact that we live in a technological age. But what happened to those long afternoons spent browsing through photo albums with your friends? If you're one of those people who still refuses to create digital albums, here is an idea that combines the classic book of photos with something a bit more technological: it's a photo album shaped like an SD memory card.

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 on 07 May 2010 by Marta Reig in Unusual gifts Comments Send this to a friend

Instant Noodle Accessories

New and more original ways to enjoy instant noodles.

Nonori's special noodle fork.
Nonori's special noodle fork.
  When you live alone, sometimes you just don't feel like cooking. Instant noodles are a great time-saver for singles. They’re really easy to make and, with these accessories, they're also a lot of fun.

To prepare the noodles, close the lid using Cupmen Holder

You pour hot water in the container and... how do you manage to close the lid? Cupmen Holder will help you with all its might.

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 on 07 May 2010 by Ayumi Nakai in Japanese Culture Comments Send this to a friend

MoviePeg, Great iPhone Stand

MoviePeg is a stand for your iPhone that allows you to watch movies, read recipes, or share pictures of your latest vacation with friends.

Turn your iPhone into a real alarm clock
Turn your iPhone into a real alarm clock
  We all know by now that the iPhone is a lot more than just a mobile phone. Most users also use it more to check email, update their Facebook status, or take pictures than to actually make phone calls. Thanks to its infinite number of uses, the iPhone is a multitask gadget that you can use from the moment you wake until you go back to bed: it's an alarm clock, a radio, an iPod, a movie player, a recipe book, a dictionary, a map, a GPS navigator, a newspaper, a video game console...

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 on 06 May 2010 by Marta Reig in Gadgets, inventions and prototypes Comments Send this to a friend

Yelpie, A Portable Safe Box for the Beach

Leave your stuff on the beach inside this portable safe box and go swim in the ocean without a care. An alarm will got off if anyone goes near the safe box.

Use it to safeguard your mobile phone, iPod, digital camera, sunglasses, etc...
Use it to safeguard your mobile phone, iPod, digital camera, sunglasses, etc...
  When we were little, going to the beach was easy. Dads would hook the car keys on his bathing trunks, moms brought along soft drinks and sandwiches, and kids played in the sand without having to worry about having their towels stolen. Nowadays, things are different. We're no longer capable of going to the beach without taking along a ton of stuff along.

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 on 05 May 2010 by Marta Reig in Unusual gifts Comments Send this to a friend

Kit to Make Your Own Cheese

Become a top-class chef with this cheese making kit. The package includes everything you need to make your own mozzarella and ricotta.

Everything you need is in this box
Everything you need is in this box
  A kit you can use to make aminiature version of you, a chess set you have to paint yourself, a cardboard house you can make at home.... The DIY world is gaining strength. But, even though we keep finding gifts that are more and more original and stimulate our creativity, we never thought DIY would end up in our kitchens!

This is a kit you can use to make your own cheese at home.

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 on 28 Apr 2010 by Marta Reig in Unusual gifts Comments Send this to a friend
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