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Aimat, Gun Camera

Take out your aggression with this harmless pistol called Aimat. It’s actually a pinhole camera.

Point, shoot... and go get the film developed
Point, shoot... and go get the film developed
  Your boss asks you to do the impossible, your mom tortures you to get you to clean up your room, your friends stand you up, your girlfriend cheats on you... instead of taking out your aggression on the first innocent victim you find, we suggest you get one of these 100% harmless guns. It’ll take a picture each time you press the trigger.

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 on 14 May 2009 by Marta Reig in Gadgets, inventions and prototypes Comments Send this to a friend

10min. (Ten Minutes)

Jot down, stick, and organize your tasks using 10 min., a daily planner that has all the advantages of Post-it notes.

10min. inside
10min. inside
  Are you tired of getting bogged down at work and never managing to complete your to-do list? 10min. is the perfect solution to help you organize your day-to-day tasks. It’s a daily planner that uses Post-its to visually map out what you need to de throughout the day. The product was created by kanmido and they called it 10min.

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 on 14 May 2009 by Ayumi Nakai in Japanese Culture Comments Send this to a friend

Popin'Cookin'

One thing that’s very popular in Japan is "intellectual education candy"; these are sweets that children must create for themselves. Popin'Cookin' it’s a toy that helps develop their creativity.

This is how you make Popin'Cookin's sushi
This is how you make Popin'Cookin's sushi
  There is a type of sweet in Japan that’s sold under the category of "intellectual education candy". These are sweets you must make yourself using the ingredients contained in the box. This way, children can enjoy the process of making candy, which allows them to develop their creativity.

The first sweet of this sort was Neruneru-nerune and it was launched on the market in 1978.

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 on 14 May 2009 by Ayumi Nakai in Japanese Culture Comments Send this to a friend

5 Essential Gadgets for Students

The long-feared final exams are about to begin, the worst nightmare of high school and university students. We'll help you survive exams and get good grades while maintaining a sense of humor.

Study Ball, Dead Fred, Giant Post-it, Crazy Clocky y Beer Tracker Bottle Opener
Study Ball, Dead Fred, Giant Post-it, Crazy Clocky y Beer Tracker Bottle Opener
  For students, the last days of spring are no doubt the worst days of the year: it's the much-feared final exam period. You've spent most of the school year hanging out at the school's cafeteria, skipping class and copying other people's homework. But, now you're forced to study and take things more seriously. Or are you? Here are 5 gadgets that will make your life as a student easier and a lot more fun.

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 on 11 May 2009 by Marta Reig in Unusual gifts Comments Send this to a friend

A Very Wild Safari

São Paulo’s Zôo Safari promotes its the wild and free lifestyles of its animals by putting some very realistic stickers on the windshields of parked cars.

A very realistic zebra by your car
A very realistic zebra by your car
  They say that the Zôo Safari in São Paulo is a different sort of park. Visitors here can drive their cars through an incredibly lush and leafy jungle where animals live and move about freely. It’s a natural and wild safari where humans are the only animals in a cage.

The zoo carried out an original promotional campaign to give visitors an idea of what sort of park it is and of the sort of wild and free lifestyle its animals lead.

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 on 06 May 2009 by Marta Reig in Art, design and architecture Comments Send this to a friend

Very Cool Cell Phone Charms

Those miniature key chains that hang from cell phones are a huge hit in Japan and they’re available in all sorts of shapes: miniature pieces of sushi, bread rolls, robots...

Sushi for your cell phone made from kimono fabric
Sushi for your cell phone made from kimono fabric
  "If you can hang it on a cell phone, it exists". This seems to be the slogan when it comes to designing key chains to hang on cell phones. At least, that is, in Japan, because it’s quite common there for people to totally tune-up their cell phone. People fill their cell phones with sparkles, stickers, and, of course, charms that help personalize them and make each cell phone unique.

On the Internet there’s a web page that includes every sort of cell phone charm you can imagine.

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 on 05 May 2009 by Marta Reig in Japanese Culture Comments Send this to a friend

Customized toys

These dolls are as unique as you are: they’re hand-made copies of your clothing, your hairstyle and your demeanor... It’s a "miniature-you" made of cloth.

You can see what the dolls’ owners look like in the following photo
You can see what the dolls’ owners look like in the following photo
  Today, we’re adding a new item on our list of favorite stuffed dolls: it’s these adorable customized dolls that are an exact replica of you. In order to acquire one, you’ll need to send the dolls’ makers a photo and information about the way you dress. Based on that, they will create a personalized doll using all sorts of cloth and fabrics such as felt, synthetic hair, and cotton.

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 on 04 May 2009 by Marta Reig in Unusual gifts Comments Send this to a friend

Shit Box, Portable Toilet

It’s a lightweight cardboard box that uses reusable bags. It’s foldable, incredibly sturdy, and, even though it’s a take away toilet, it’s actually very cute.

Foldable, sturdy and with a very cool design: this is Shit Box
Foldable, sturdy and with a very cool design: this is Shit Box
  Although it’s only recently been available on the market, the idea behind Shit Box was born 20 years ago. Its inventor, Richard Wharton, who went on to found The Brown Corporation, was in his tent at the Glastonbury Festival. He urgently needed to use the toilet, but he immediately wrote off the idea of using the festival’s public toilets due to the terrible condition they were in.

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 on 29 Apr 2009 by Marta Reig in Gadgets, inventions and prototypes Comments Send this to a friend

What is a Gadget?

Although the word is most often used to refer to advanced technological devices, the term "gadget" was coined over a century ago.

Go, go, Gadget Arm!
Go, go, Gadget Arm!
  "Gadget" Defined
Gadgets are devices created for a particular purpose or function. They’re usually small and incredibly practical, and they tend to have an element of novelty about them. Many gadgets also have more clever designs than ordinary technological devices. Gadgets are everywhere, and that’s why there are so many synonyms to refer to them: contraption, appliance, mechanism, device, gizmo... Just look around, you probably have one at hand right this moment.

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 on 28 Apr 2009 by Marta Reig in News and curiosities Comments Send this to a friend

Fabriano, An Ecological Trash Bin

It’s a trash bin made of 50 layers of recycled paper and it was created for an exhibition of eco-friendly products held in Milan.

Eco-friendly trash bin shaped like a muffin cup
Eco-friendly trash bin shaped like a muffin cup
  It’s called Fabriano and, although it’s still a prototype, we wouldn’t be surprised if it soon became a staple product in offices around the world; it’s simple a brilliant idea. It has an impeccable design, it’s shaped like a muffin cup, and the color recalls those charming brown paper note blocks. Not only that, but, it’s also eco-friendly. What more could you want from a simple trash bin?

It’s made up of several layers of recycled paper, which are held up by their own weight, since there’s no external structure to prop them up.

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 on 27 Apr 2009 by Marta Reig in Gadgets, inventions and prototypes Comments Send this to a friend
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