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November 21, 2013

GPS Shoes — "Microchips are activated when you click your heels together"

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It only took 74 years but Dorothy's dream is now alive.

From Bloomberg Businessweek: "Why walk around squinting into a tiny screen when your footwear can guide you to a desired destination? British artist Dominic Wilcox has created a pair of wingtips that do just that. Inspired by Dorothy’s ruby red slippers from "The Wizard of Oz," the shoes are outfitted with global positioning microchips that are activated when the heels are clicked together. Once the wearer's chosen destination is uploaded by means of a USB port, LED lights on the toe of the left shoe point the wearer in the right direction while the tip of the right shoe gives a progress reading. 'The technology isn't shouting; it's a sort of an additive making the shoe more useful,' says Wilcox, who is in talks with several companies to bring the shoes to market next year."

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Samurai Underwear Camisole Set

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Fair warning: This is likely to sell out in a bushido minute.

From the website:

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Our Samurai Underwear series has been a massive hit but we know the ladies have been feeling left out.

No fear, budding female warriors can have their own piece of history with these two sets of Women's Samurai Underwear and Camisoles.

Like the male version, the underwear is tight-fitting and modeled after a real-life ancient personality.

In this case, both sets feature garments based on, respectively, Atsuhime — also known as Tenshoin, wife of one of the last shoguns — or Tsuruhime (literally "Crane Princess"), a figure from the Warring States period of the sixteenth century.

Not just a gimmicky costume for history-lovers, the designs are sophisticated representations of the past.

Plus the material is a specially-developed Japanese type called HOHTAI, which is very soft, so that you hardly notice the garments at all.

But, at the same time, it has an elegant way of letting light shine through it and will also store warmth well.

Features and Details:

• Choose medium or large for camisole and underwear

• Camisole/Underwear: cotton (40%), rayon (20%), polyester (35%), polyurethane (5%)

• Camisole sizes (bust): 79-87cm/31.1"-34" — medium; 86-94cm/33.9"-37" — large

• Underwear sizes (hips): 87-95cm/34"-37.4" — medium; 92-100cm/36.2"-39.4" — large

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$190.

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KEEP CALM-O-MATIC Custom Poster Generator

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Diana Adams did the one above for me (I hotted up the type color, she'd never do anything that flashy...).

Can she make one for you?

Sure – but why bug her when you can do it yourself?

She's an important and very busy person, don't distract her.

I know she thanks me for this.

I mean, don't ask for a fish: learn to fish.

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But I digress.

From the website: "Just enter the pithy saying of your choice, choose a few simple options, and before you can say 'coalition government' you'll have your very own Government-approved motivational slogan."

Free, the way we like it. 

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Crib Dribbler Baby Feeding System

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The Crib Dribbler is the perfect Prank Pack for that friend or family member with a baby in their life or on the way!

With the Crib Dribber Feeding System, baby will have the alone time it needs and its parents can enjoy some quiet time without having to tend to a hungry baby.

Features and Details:

• Made of American cardboard and ink

• 11.25" x 9" x 3.25" (about the size of a giant phone book)

Note: Purchase is for the empty box only. The absurd product on the box is not included with purchase.

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$7.95.

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Six deer hiding in plain sight — through Google Glass

YouTube caption: "Outside the window on a cold mid-November morning in Charlottesville, a family of deer watch the day begin."

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Cement Push Pins

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Pin up photos and anything else that takes your fancy with these earthy, solid Cement Push Pins, a superb set of chunky pins.

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As the name suggests, the six pins are made of concrete and come in two designs: Pebbles or Smooth.

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Anyone who takes their pushpins or tacks seriously or just loves beautifully made stationery accessories will adore the Cement Push Pin set.

They would also make a great gift for a colleague who wants to give the office a bit of innovation.

Features and Details:

• Each pushpin measures 14 x 14 x 20mm (0.6" x 0.6" x 0.8")

• Designed by Nobuhiro Sato

• Made in Japan

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for $30.

[via The Green Head]

November 21, 2013 at 12:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2)

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