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Kidimo, decorate your home with original vintage signs

Kidimo is a shop in Paris that creates custom-made words made to order using letters taken from old signs.

Kidimo's workshop in Paris
Kidimo's workshop in Paris
  Piles of letters on the floor, signs from old candy shops, hotels or supermarkets, enormous neon letters, the odd number here and there... this is the raw material Kidimo uses in its sign shop in Paris.

The owner, Nicolas Flachot, is a big fan of vintage decor and industrial design. He embarked upon this original and singular project a few years back.

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 on 02 Mar 2011 by Marta Reig in Art, design and architecture Comments Send this to a friend

Finger Fork for Parties and Celebrations

Glass, plate, cigarette, cell phone... when you're at a party it's sometimes hard to keep one hand free so you can sample the appetizers. These finger forks are a good way to solve this problem.


  With this set of original finger forks called Finger Pickin', your hands will be free all night long. No appetizer will escape your clutches!

Finger Pickin' is a set of 12 different color hoods that are shaped like chicken legs. You just put them on your index finger and, thanks to the little fort on the tip; you can use them to pick up olives, tartlets, anchovies...

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 on 07 Feb 2011 by Marta Reig in Unusual gifts Comments Send this to a friend

Animag: Animal Shaped Magnetic Photo Holder

These little magnetic animals have been specially trained to hold your photos with poise.

The entire zoo
The entire zoo
  They're called 'Animag' and they're a series of magnetic photo holders shaped like different animals. A ferocious grizzly bear, a wide-eyed deer, an elegant zebra, or a radical hammerhead shark; their only mission in life is to hold your photos and decorate your house in style.

Each photo holder splits in half and has a magnet on each side to sandwich together pictures from your latest vacation, your grocery list, or your usual "to do" list.

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 on 07 Feb 2011 by Marta Reig in Unusual gifts Comments Send this to a friend

Decision Maker: The Key Ring that Helps You Make Mayor Decisions

Are you indecisive? Don't beat your head in about it, just press a button on this key ring and let it do your thinking for you. It'll help you make mayor decisions.

It has all the answers
It has all the answers
  No matter what the source of your problems, there's nothing like a mechanical toy that helps and supports you when you need to make important decisions. At Curiosite, we're big fans of inanimate objects that are always "there for you": the little Japanese plant called Pekoppa, Bandai's Unazukin doll, and now, Decision Maker, a key ring that's sure to become your closest ally in times of crisis.

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 on 31 Jan 2011 by Marta Reig in Unusual gifts Comments Send this to a friend

The BIC Ballpoint Pen Has Been Redesigned As an Eating Utensil for the Office

The pen caps have been turned into knives, forks and spoons. Eating utensils are a must-have if you bring a packed lunch to the office.


  One of this season's star products was designed by Fred, a company that manufactures and sells some of the most original and curious designer products and gifts imaginable.

Dine Ink are like those ordinary blue BIC ballpoint pens we all know and love, except, they're also a pretty set of eating utensils, because the pen caps have been recoverted into spoons, forks and knives.

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 on 31 Jan 2011 by Marta Reig in Unusual gifts Comments Send this to a friend

Object Frame

This clear plastic box is both a picture frame and a 3D object frame you can use to exhibit your favorite souvenirs and dearest keepsakes.

Combine keepsakes in two different dimensions
Combine keepsakes in two different dimensions
  When we get home after a holiday, we bring back a lot more than just photos; we also invariably load up our suitcases with more souvenirs and knick-knacks than we're capable of displaying. You can use this clear Plexiglas box to frame those treasures as well as any other keepsake you'd like to display. It's a picture frame on one side while, on the other it's a geometrically shaped box that you can display in several positions thanks to its many different sides.

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 on 26 Jan 2011 by Marta Reig in Unusual gifts Comments Send this to a friend

Not so Happy Birthday Pack

This pack of paper plates and accessories is perfect for those who hate celebrating their birthday.

The Happy Fucking Birthday party pack
The Happy Fucking Birthday party pack
  The name on the package says it all Happy Fucking Birthday. These lovely words are printed on every piece that makes up this original birthday party pack designed especially for people who hate birthdays.

You can use this pack to organize a party for up to 8 friends. The kit includes 8 balloons, 8 plates and 8 paper napkins, as well as a commemorative ribbon to wear on your lapel, so that everyone will know whom to annoy with their well-intentioned birthday greetings.

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 on 25 Jan 2011 by Marta Reig in Unusual gifts Comments Send this to a friend

Soap Grinder for the Bathroom

Soap Flakes is a little bathroom accessory that grinds bars of soap into tiny soap flakes you can use to wash your hands.

Convenient dispenser for bars of soap
Convenient dispenser for bars of soap
  A lot of people prefer to use traditional bars of soap to wash their hands or bathe. But this type of soap has its inconveniences: soap dishes end up looking filthy, and bars of soap are slippery and tend to softens when they come in contact with water.... Since we seem to value comfort above all, this traditional cosmetic product has lost ground in the market as its substitute, bottled liquid soap, has gained popularity.

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 on 24 Jan 2011 by Marta Reig in Gadgets, inventions and prototypes Comments Send this to a friend

Tetris Sugar Cubes

These designer sugar cubes were inspired by Tetris, one of the most popular video games in the 1980's and '90's.

This little bag contains Tetris sugar cubes
This little bag contains Tetris sugar cubes
  The object of the popular video game called Tetris is to try to get rid of different colored shapes by using them to create straight lines on a black background. It looks like a piece of cake, but it's actually really hard! Especially when you never once get that long rectangular piece you can use to get rid of 5 lines at a time.

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 on 24 Jan 2011 by Marta Reig in Gadgets, inventions and prototypes Comments Send this to a friend

Top Google Searches Pillow 2010

This pillow lists the top 10 Google searches in 2010. It's an original gift for the truly inquisitive, Internet fans and SEO experts.

Top Searches 2010
Top Searches 2010
  Have you ever looked up Google's list of most popular searches? This square pillow lists the 10 most popular searches over the last year. The top searches include two of Apple's gadgets (the iPhone 4 and the iPad), the Soccer World Cup, the world's most popular social network, the TV series "Glee" and Justin Bieber, today's coolest 16-year old singer.

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 on 19 Jan 2011 by Marta Reig in Unusual gifts Comments Send this to a friend
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