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Put your own name in your own mix of Whisky

Whiskey Blender
let’s be honest: not everyone has the exact same taste – literally or not and that holds true for your favorite adult beverage like whisky too. until now, we have to settle for Jack Daniel, Scotch, so on and so forth but that doesn’t have to be the case, really. if you are nodding your head furiously with the above statement, then are just about to strike gold. Whiskey Blender is the place to go online if you are a purist whiskey drinker who believes that such hard liquor should be individualized. the good news is, you get to choose from a range of flavors, mix them up to 700ml and call it your own mix. to add to that exquisite individual taste that you have ‘created’, you get to name your blend of whisky and put down your name (i.e the blender’s name) on it. Continue reading Put your own name in your own mix of Whisky

Umbra Pongo Ping Pong Game – portable ping pong set

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(image: Umbra) Umbra Pongo Ping Pong Game | US$40.00 | www.umbra.com

Ping Pong or Table Tennis is not exactly a glamourous game but if you are a fan of this fast and furious ball game, you might wish to play this game anywhere, anytime. no, you can’t really lug a huge table tennis’s table around but with the Umbra Pongo Ping Pong Game, you might just be able to do that. this portable ping pong set lets you challenge another opponent regardless of rain or shine, as long as there is a smooth surface table. the best part is, there’s no mounting involved. each set includes two ping pong paddles with retractable handles, a portable net, two ping pong balls, and a draw string pouch for storage. one of the weighted net’s poles also doubles as your ping pong ball storage too. Continue reading Umbra Pongo Ping Pong Game – portable ping pong set

Limited Edition EVOLO SKYSCRAPERS Book

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(image: eVolo) Limited Edition EVOLO SKYSCRAPERS Book (Hardcover) | US$120.00 | www.evolo.us

architecture fans looking for the perfect coffee table are in for a treat. eVolo, an architecture and design journal, has announced the Limited Edition EVOLO SKYSCRAPERS Book (Hardcover). the book covers 300 outstanding projects selected from the eVolo Skyscraper Competition held over the last six years. the 300 featured projects are present to readers and collectors in a glorious, juggernaut 1224 full-color pages hardcover book. ok, maybe a thousand plus pages can’t be considered as a coffee table book but it is nevertheless a perfect book for architecture enthusiasts with special interest in skyscraper concepts that utilizes new technologies, materials, spatial organizations and unconventional aesthetics. Continue reading Limited Edition EVOLO SKYSCRAPERS Book

Umbra FishHotel Aquarium – make your fish lives like you

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(image: Umbra) Umbra FishHotel Aquarium | US$35.00 | www.umbra.com

do you adore your fish as much as you adore yourself? if the answer is yes, then here’s a perfect gift for your fishy friend: the Umbra FishHotel Aquarium. we don’t know any fish language, so we are not sure if he will be as thrilled about his new apartment but we are darn sure that his ‘apartment’ will look great among your contemporary interior decor. the FishHotel Aquarium consists of a removable glass square tank with a white ABS plastic outer shell that makes it look like an apartment. you know, the distinguishing windows of any modern day apartment? yeah, i think you get the idea. we prefer not to call it fishbowl because it is not even remotely round. the FishHotel is designed to be stackable, so you can create a ‘real’ hotel effect. Continue reading Umbra FishHotel Aquarium – make your fish lives like you

original 1942 Detective Comics #67 cover art worth $300k

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(photos: Heritage Auctions) Jerry Robinson Detective Comics #67 First Penguin Cover Original Art (DC, 1942) | US$tba(auction) | www.ha.com

how much would you pay for a vintage comics cover art? i am guessing ordinary folks like us would not be forking out six-figure for it, would they? in anyway, if you are a (dead) serious (and filthy rich) collector, this particular item might be of interest to you: the Jerry Robinson Detective Comics #67 First Penguin Cover Original Art (DC, 1942). it is one of the earliest Batman covers known to still exist in the 21st century and is the very first Batman comic to feature supervillain The Penguin on its cover. this vintage cover art has been tucked away for nearly 70 years in Jerry Robinson’s personal collection, and is now offered as part of the Heritage Auctions’ Vintage Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction to be held at Beverly Hills. Continue reading original 1942 Detective Comics #67 cover art worth $300k

SUCK UK Cat Playhouse – let your cat be your house DJ

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(image: Suck UK) SUCK UK Cat Playhouse Scratch Mat | £15.00 | www.suck.uk.com

cat owners know how it is. the constant threat of your priced furniture turning up into shreds can be a real headache but still, you know you cherish your feline friends so much that you want it to have the best and yet, you wish it could spare your furniture of an untimely demise. that’s where this lovely Cat Playhouse comes in. designed to look like a classic DJ turntable, the Cat Playhouse has a turntable with a scratch mat ‘record’ for your lovely feline friend to do its DJ scratching – the cat’s way. it comes complete with a scratch mat platter that spins as your cat paws it, poseable tonearm and adorned with cute feline-oriented decals. Continue reading SUCK UK Cat Playhouse – let your cat be your house DJ

SUCK UK Nail Boat Floating Nail Brush – functional novelty

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(image: Suck UK) SUCK UK Nail Boat Floating Nail Brush | £7.50 | www.suck.uk.com

every fingernail needs a good brush and what’s more relaxing than to do it while you are chilling out in your bathtub filled with nice, warm water? meet the SUCK UK Nail Boat Floating Nail Brush, a perfect personal grooming tool for doing such a job while not getting lost in the pool of water cos’ it floats. surprise? you really shouldn’t be cos’ the boat shape design should have already hinted that this isn’t your regular sink-to-the-bottom nail brush. well, you don’t need to be a sailor to use this but it sure helps if you are a mariner with bad cuticles. after you are done with your nail maintenance regime, you can even pretend that it is your lovely boat and sail it around your fish-less water filled tub. Continue reading SUCK UK Nail Boat Floating Nail Brush – functional novelty

TIME Steve Jobs: The Genius That Changed Our World

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(image: TIME) TIME Steve Jobs: The Genius That Changed Our World | US$11.99 | www.time.com

before the first ever official biography of the late Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs, is made available later this month, fans and tech watchers can read about this mysterious man in the TIME Special Commemorative Issue entitled “Steve Jobs: The Genius Who Changed Our World.” this 96-page special issue include reprints from the pages of TIME magazine’s past articles on Steve Jobs, new materials by Lev Grossman, Harry McCracken, Jeffrey Kulger and Richard Corliss, along with some rarely-seen photos. the magazine is presented in a glossy cover minus the usual TIME signature red border box and with a minimalist portrait of Jobs taken by photographer Michael O’neil. Continue reading TIME Steve Jobs: The Genius That Changed Our World

Microsoft Forza Motorsport 4 Xbox 360 Racing Game

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(image: Microsoft) Emily the Strange MIMOBOT USB Flash Drive | from US$59.99 | www.xbox.com

Xbox 360 racing car game fans can stop their envy for their fellow Playstation 3 counterpart for having the Gran Turismo 5, cos’ the much anticipated Forza Motorsport 4 is in sight. billed as the “definitive racing game of 2011”, the fourth rendition of Forza franchise gives a new meaning to handsfree driving cos’ now you can now drive without a controller, thanks to the Kinect. with the Kinect, user can now experience the cars even more such as walking around a car in the virtual showroom, crouching down to observe details, and even opening the doors or hood just by the power of gestures. Continue reading Microsoft Forza Motorsport 4 Xbox 360 Racing Game

AshPoopie promises to incinerate your dog poops there & then

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(photos: Paulee CleanTec) AshPoopie | US$tba | ashpoopie.com

i know you must be thinking this is too good to be true. you half-right to think so cos’ AshPoopie is still in its concept stage but according to the brain behind it, Paulee CleanTec, it will be in the market as early as first quarter of 2012. unlike Jack Black’s hypothetical Vapoorizer that magically vaporize dogs’ poop with a spray, the AshPoopie is a physical wand that will kind of incinerate your dog’s poop. three buttons are all it takes. simply activate the first button to extend the wand’s open scoop over the nasty poop. hit the second button to scoop up the waste, and at the same time a special AshPoopie capsule is release from the cartridge and mixes with the poop at high speed. Continue reading AshPoopie promises to incinerate your dog poops there & then