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art student made swim goggles using fish scales

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(credit: Erik de Laurens)

i didn’t think fish scales would have any use other than going straight into the trash. however, one art student by the name of Erik de Laurens from the Royal College of Art explored the idea of using fish scales as material for more useful items in life. using just heat and pressure, Erik managed to bond the scales together without adding any bonding agents. the resultant material is what he dubs as “fish scale plastic” which were then used to create items like swim goggles, tumblers and eyeglass frames and even a table with an inlay of a fish. more images of Erick de Laurens’ work of art after the break. Continue reading art student made swim goggles using fish scales

Swiss+Tech Micro-Plus EX 9-in-1: keychain, multi-tool

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(image credit: Swiss+Tech) Micro-Plus EX 9-in-1 | US$9.99 | swisstechtools.com

how many tools can you cramp into something that you can use as keychain as well? not many, but Swiss-Tech managed to clammed in nine handy tools into its latest Micro-Plus EX 9-in-1 key tool. constructed from polished stainless steel, this key tool has a pliers, wire cutter, wire stripper, wire crimper, bottle opener, 2 x flat tip screwdrivers and 2 x philips screwdrivers built into it and like all Swiss-Tech tools, it also inherited the patented quick release mechanism that securely locks the Micro-Plus EX onto your keyring. i guess you won’t be needing all the tools all the time but it’s always good to know there are tools by your side for those just-in-case situations. you have the keys with you, so why not hook up with a multi-tool? especially when it cost just $9.99 a pop. another look after the break. Continue reading Swiss+Tech Micro-Plus EX 9-in-1: keychain, multi-tool

a real functioning light switch that doubles as a spy camera

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(credit: Chinavasion) The Spy Camera Light Switch | US$80.00 | www.chinavasion.com

robbers aren’t stupid. they know where your security cameras are and will avoid them at all cost. this is where things like the Spy Camera Light Switch can come in handy. it is a functioning wall mountable light switch with a built-in motion sensor and a high resolution spy camera that records video at 320 x 240 resolution (30 fps) and captures still images at 1280 x 960 resolution. though the resolution are not the greatest of all but they are good enough for you and the police to identify the intruder. Continue reading a real functioning light switch that doubles as a spy camera

Bolin Webb R1 Mach 3 Razors – inspired by sports car

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(credit: Bolin Webb) Bolin Webb R1 Argent Silver Mach 3 Razor | £34.50 | www.bolinwebb.com

every man need a razor regardless of ‘how clean’ he is, but not every man has a razor as cool looking as the Bolin Webb R1 Argent Silver Mach 3 Razor. designed by UK-based Bolin and Webb, who took their inspiration from the world of premium classic and modern sports car when creating this gorgeous shaving razor. though, a razor hardly needs any aerodynamic but it sure makes it much more sleeker and cooler. the R1 features a broad handle, a colored upper with lacquer and a rubbed based. available in two models, both R1 and the R1-S uses Gillette Mach 3 head. in essence, you have best of both worlds: a reliable shaving blade plus a gorgeous look. who says razor has to be dull looking? the R1 exists in four colors: Black, Graphite, Argent Silver as well as Alpine White, and there is also a R1-S Monza Red edition. the Bolin Webb R1 Mach 3 Razor retails for £34.50 (about US$55) and are available from Carter and Bond online store. check out a few more look of the R1 after the break. Continue reading Bolin Webb R1 Mach 3 Razors – inspired by sports car

concept ‘Botel’ has rooms that you can set sail with

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(credit: Ivan Filipovic)

what do you get when you mash up a boat and a hotel? if you ask Serbian architect Ivan Filipovic, he will tell you ‘Botel’. that’s right, ‘Botel’ is Filipovic’s concept floating hotel that features rooms (or cabins, if you like) that can be undocked and sail away to explore the bay’s vicinity. the ‘Botel’ has a central mobile base with 22 rooms, where the base can be anchored in any calm bay after which individual rooms can set sail to explore the bay open water area at their own pace. Continue reading concept ‘Botel’ has rooms that you can set sail with

Football Men on Coat Rack – Foosball turned coat hanger

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Football Men on Coat Rack | US$90.00 | www.etsy.com

apart from pool and darts, Foosball has been considered the greatest bar sport game ever – at least, it is in this part of the world and maybe, in the U.K. as well. what’s more beautiful then be able to combine Foosball with your insatiable need to hang things? the result of this unlikely mash up is the Football Men on Coat Rack created by Etsy seller TodoCecilia, and the best part is, it is totally customizable or you could just settle for the default Argentina players that’s going for $90 a pop. to be honest, i am in a dilemma – i love TodoCecilia’s idea but at the same time, it is sad to see a Foosball not at the place where it should be – the Foosball table. nevertheless, it is still as cool as the North Pole. Continue reading Football Men on Coat Rack – Foosball turned coat hanger

Loaded Objects lights up your home with ceramic firearms

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Loaded Objects Lamps | from US$35.00 | www.etsy.com

you don’t need to be a firearm enthusiast to feel the need to decorate your home with Loaded Objects’ ceramic lamps styled in firearms, because they look so cool that you will forget that you are an anti-firearm lobbyist. no seriously. they looks too stylish to be ignored and besides, they makes a good conversational piece. Loaded Objects current work include single 9-mm pistol-style wall lamp (9mm Gun Sconces), AK-47-style standing lamp (AK-47 Stand Lamp), triple 9-mm pistol arrangement lamp (Tri-9mm Gun Lamp) and a non-lamp related Pawn Grenades chess set, which are up for grab as individual Pawn Grenade. all items made of ceramic by hand and are available for purchase through Loaded Object’s store on Etsy. prices ranging from $35 for a single Pawn Grenade (though, it would look nicer as a set) and runs up to $445 for the AK-47 Standing Lamp. Continue reading Loaded Objects lights up your home with ceramic firearms

alternative alarm clock – alarm clock and electric outlet roll into one

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after viewing the video and reading the write up that Kihyun Kim has written, i am still not clear what the alternative alarm clock proposed to do. obviously, Kim’s concept is an alarm clock and electric outlet rolled into one. ok, i got that part. anyway, this is probably how it’s going to work out: suppose you are the morning coffee dude and Kim’s concept could do you some good if you hook up your coffee maker to it. as the alarm sounds off to wake you up, electric current is supplied to kick off the coffee making process (assuming you had all the prep work done the night before) and thus, when you finally managed to unglue yourself from the cosy bed, you will have a pipping hot pot of coffee waiting for you. it couldn’t get clearer then that. does it? Continue reading alternative alarm clock – alarm clock and electric outlet roll into one

SureFire 6PX Tactical and 6PX Pro LED Flashlights

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SureFire 6PX Tactical and 6PX Pro Flashlights | from US$95.00 | www.surefire.com

if not for the nature of light and the law of nature of day and night, we wouldn’t need a flashlight or any light for that matter. since we can’t change the nature, we embrace it by making simple things like flashlight a joy to use. sure, i was stumped by the Invictus price but then again, i probably don’t need such a high-end flashlight since i am not in an SWAT team. hence, the SureFire 6PX Tactical and Pro flashlights might be a good alternative. with a price tag starting from $95, it is still not cheap but is certainly way cheaper than the professional-grade Invictus. Continue reading SureFire 6PX Tactical and 6PX Pro LED Flashlights

DSLR coin bank, ‘Canon’ and ‘Nikon’ lens mugs grew taller

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can’t get enough of shutterbug-oriented novelty gears? fret not as Photojojo has just introduced yet another pair of lens mugs, except that this time round they are much taller then the previous incarnations. had enough of mugs? again, no worries as now there’s a DSLR coin bank that keeps your saving safe while being a little discreet, or so i thought. first in line is the Extra Tall “Nikon” Lens Mug but unlike its name, it is more than just a mug – it is also a thermos. unscrew the the bottom cap, and you have yourself a handled mug. perfect for those correspondent job in the middle of the cold desert night. Continue reading DSLR coin bank, ‘Canon’ and ‘Nikon’ lens mugs grew taller