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August 23, 2008

BMW Gina Light

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New Wave Chess & Checkers — 'Play upside-down in a windstorm'


Not that you'd want to — but you could.

"New Wave™ Chess & Checkers is the world's lightest and most tenacious game board. The inserted pieces can't be blown away or shaken out. They move only when you want to move them. The 1-5/8” chess pieces stand up on the 8-¾” square with a full 3-D effect."


Daniel Young Katz, the inventor of this combined corrugated cardboard and plastic set, last week gave me an email heads-up about his creation, noting that "players can literally 'Frisbee' the 3-ounce, 9-inch-square chessboard across the room without disturbing the position of the pieces."

Can your chess set do that?

Didn't think so.



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Cliché Finder — 'Over 3,300 clichés indexed'


"Have you been searching for just the right cliché to use? Are you searching for a cliché using the word "cat" or "day" but unable to come up with one? Just enter any words... and this search engine will return any clichés which use that phrase."

I like it.

[via Milena Castulovich]

August 23, 2008 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Card Curve Clutter Curer


Say it fast three times without a mistake and you're a better person than me.

From the website:

    Card Curve Clutter Curer

    Have you got useful flyers and notes to yourself littered all over your kitchen?

    Keep it all to hand with our simple organizer.

    Slot in business cards, invitations and instructions to the husband and place somewhere prominent.

    Also useful for bridge and other card game players.

    50cm (20") long.



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Zaha Hadid's Rubber Shoes


Pictured above and below, they're the result of the Pritzker Prize-winning architect's collaboration with ecofriendly Brazilian label Melissa.


They'll be sold exclusively at London's Dover Street Market come September following fashion week, in eight different colors.

Videre est credere.

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Articulated Binary Telescoping Remote Control Solar Light


That's a mouthful.

Looks like something left on the "WALL•E" cutting room floor.

From the website:

    Articulated Solar Light

    This articulated solar light has two independent telescoping stalks (similar to a snail's ommatophores) that swivel 360°, allowing you to cast light in any direction once it is mounted to a wall or post or staked into the ground.

    A central solar panel provides power to the lights, which each use ten LEDs to generate a bright spotlight up to 20 feet for nine hours.

    An included remote control allows you to turn the lights on and off from up to 20 feet away.

    11-1/2"L x 6"W x 3-3/4"D.



Lots of good Halloween fun here.


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Riga, Latvia is the new Park Place


Who knew?

That's how it shook out when the dust settled and the 22 cities in the first global edition of Monopoly, out next week, were announced earlier this week.

Above, the new cities and their colors on the board.


Three of the four railroads will be replaced by air, cruise and space travel options.


"Take a ride on the Freedom of the Seas" doesn't quite have that same ring....


The new version costs $34.99.

FunFact: The world's largest permanent Monopoly board (below)


is in San Jose, California.

August 23, 2008 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

One-Handed Square Colander


"It's not often a day-to-day product can be so simply and easily improved."


From websites:

One-Handed Square Colander


If you always cook feeling you could do with an extra pair of hands, this is for you.

Our colander fits neatly into a sink and has been ergonomically designed to be easy to hold and use with one hand.

The handle also offers stability when sitting in a sink or on a draining board.

21cm x 21cm x 11.5cm (8.3" x 8.3" x 4.5").


Lightweight plastic.

Green, White or Red: £9.50.


Black: £9.95.

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