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Straw Salt & Pepper Shakers

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From the website:

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Add taste with a "Straw," the new way to lightly flavor your food.

Inspired by traditional drinking straws, the straws are unique and sleek in appearance and are a cute accessory that can be sorted alongside cutlery or tucked into any glass or cup at your convenience.

Features and Details:

• 1 salt & 1 pepper shaker

• White earthenware

• 6.7" long

• Made in England

• Designed by Byung


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[via reader Thomas Kvamme who earlier today noted in his Twitter that "It has been a while since you have featured salt and pepper shakers." Done and dusted.]

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Love is the answer


But what is the question?

[via Diana Adams]

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Breaking! World Exclusive! Google Glass Version 2.0 (Limited-Edition) Released


OK, so maybe I got a little overexcited with the headline.

I mean, you can find these glasses on Google — so doesn't that make them Google(d) Glasses?

Close enough.

And yes: Cory Doctorow approves.

From the website:


Instant 20/20™ Eyeglasses

Variable focus eyewear is an ideal temporary solution for lost or broken eyeglasses or contact lenses.

Just turn the dial to easily adjust the focus in each lens to suit your vision needs.

Covers a wide range of powers and corrects 90% of spherical refractive errors.

One size fits all.

Includes case.

Note: These eyeglasses are not prescription lenses and do not correct astigmatism.



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World's most technical shoe horn/boot jack


From the mad Norwegian designers at Unikia, who keep sending me news of their latest creations, many of which I like enough to feature here the same day they appear in my inbox.


Full disclosure: I have never been to Norway nor do I know any Norwegians. I do not speak nor read nor understand Norwegian. I have read Karl Ove Knausgaard's epic book "My Struggle" but in English (it was translated from the original Norwegian by Don Bartlett). FunFact: This book sold half a million copies in Norway — in a country of 4.9 million people, the equivalent of one for every 10 people.


From the shoe horn/boot jack website:



The ultimate combination of the shoe horn and the boot jack


This ingenious shoe helper serves the purpose of both a shoe horn and a boot jack.

The shoe helper is both intuitive and practical, aiding you in putting on and pulling off your shoes.

The smart handle provides extra support, making it especially suited for those with poor balance.

This shoe helper stands upright on its own, and can be folded for travel.


€29.95 (shoes not included).

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Catme 13/Glass Effect 75 — Let sleeping cats nap (through Google Glass)

Gray Cat catches forty winks yesterday afternoon.

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Make your iPhone into a tricked-out flashlight — free


From the App description:



Flashlight goes way beyond the standard white light it provides, into a world you can illuminate with special effects that you customize.

Effects include magnifying lens, candy hearts that you can personalize, fireworks, festive holiday lights, Halloween ghosts and goblins, photos, and more.

The potentially life-saving white light this app provides is a must, but the colorful world you can also create with it is even better!

Features and Details:

• Use LED light on iPhone — including as strobe light

• Full white screen

• Open to the effect of your choice

• Customize every screen and colors

• Custom color (defaults to Bondi Blue)

• Slide/flick up and down to dim the screen

• Slide with two fingers to change the speed of effects

• Customize every screen and colors

• Strobe light modes: Strobe, Trippy, Deep Trippy, Abyss Trippy, S.O.S., Smooth, 2-Color, 6-Color, Yin-Yang, Chasers, Holiday Lights, Hearts, Hexy, Stars & Stripes, and Halloween



[via reader PT]

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