Category Archives: LIVING

Nissin’s High-tech Fork Cancels Out Slurping Noises When Eating Noodles

Have you eaten ramen in Japan in, say, a restaurant? How do you like it? Lovely? Or are you bothered by fellow ramen chompers who are constantly producing the annoying slurping sound? I am not going to lie. I am, always. But we can’t blame them, it is a cultural thing. By slurping the noodles, it is supposed to make the noodles tastier and also as a way of expressing that it is really that damn good. Gosh. I never figure out how those reasons are any rational. Continue reading Nissin’s High-tech Fork Cancels Out Slurping Noises When Eating Noodles

Xiaomi Wants To Give You 365 Blessings Via A Vintage Chinese Calendar

As we all know, Xiaomi is more than a handset maker. It makes a variety of home appliances and… no, wait. It actually makes just about everything and now, even calendar. No, not a digital version on a digital display. That will be so predictable and so very unnecessary in today’s context. We are talking about the good’ol paper calendar. Yup. Paper. Shocking right? Like, how many times you actually flip a paper calendar? Or do you just whip out your smartphone? I think get what I mean. However, this particular calendar is really a lifestyle product. Continue reading Xiaomi Wants To Give You 365 Blessings Via A Vintage Chinese Calendar

This Is Fondoodler And It Makes Playing With Food Totally Legit

You know hot glue gun? Yes? Good. Now imagine one that pumps out cheese instead of non-edible sticky stuff and you get yourself Fondoodler “Hot Glue Gun” – But For Cheese. That’s exactly it. Finally, for the first time in our lives, we are given the liberty to doodle… with cheese. And the ‘ammunition’? Cheese, of course. Just about any type of cheese you throw at it, be it string, shredded, block, or sheet. Just load it up with your choice of cheese, hook up the device to a power source and wait it out for the cheese to melt. Few minutes later, you will find yourself doodling with delicious melted cheese. You can choose to use it to create biscuit structure too. Continue reading This Is Fondoodler And It Makes Playing With Food Totally Legit

KFC Has A Dome Tent That Disconnect You From The World When Inside

KFC outside of home country USA are not new to breakthrough and quirky marketing gimmicks. But the same does not to apply to KFC in its home country. Well, that’s until now. During this year’s Thanksgiving, KFC US unveiled a rather interesting product that’s not fried chicken and not apparels and accessories; it was a camping tent. You know, the thing that offer you a sheltered haven from the elements when out in the wild? Yea. Those kind of tent. It is an official merchandise from the king of fried chicken and it is no ordinary tent, mind you. Continue reading KFC Has A Dome Tent That Disconnect You From The World When Inside

KFC Japan Wants You To Smell Like Fried Chicken Even After Bathing. Yes, Really

I don’t know of anyone who wanted to smell like KFC even as they are bathing (and still smells the same after showering) and if you do, you’d be wishing you were in Japan because that was the place where you can bathe while smelling like the world famous fried chicken. If you think edible nail polish that tastes like Colonel Sander’s signature fried chicken and candle scent that will make your room reek with fried chicken aroma are the craziest and weirdest to have come from the American fast food chain, well, think again. KFC Japan, in collaboration with Japanese novelty retailer Village Vanguard, has up the ante with, wait for it… Drumstick Bath Bomb. Continue reading KFC Japan Wants You To Smell Like Fried Chicken Even After Bathing. Yes, Really

This Object Aims To Help You To Get Rid Of Your Smartphone Addiction

According to a study conducted last year, smartphone users touch their phones 2,617 times a day. While caressing your device thousands of times a day may not be alarming to you, it is to Vienna-based artist/designer Klemens Schilinger who saw this behavior as a form of modern day addiction and it is alarming enough to inspire him to create the Substitute Phones. Substitute Phones, as the name suggest, is an object that is to help you to cope the absence of smartphone. In other words, it is a fidget tool for smartphone addicts. Continue reading This Object Aims To Help You To Get Rid Of Your Smartphone Addiction

Design Studio Turns Playful Design Of Foil Balloons Into A Clock That Pops

If like your clock to pop and fun at the same time, well then, you gotta check out the Aria Balloon Clock conceived by Seoul-based industrial design studio Heart Storming Design. As the product name suggests, the clock is inspired by fun, playful characteristics of Mylar foil balloons. What’s brilliant about this clock is the clever use of the natural wrinkles found on the balloon as the hour markers. The ‘inflated’ clear bubble that represents one side of the balloon serves as an attractive ‘cover’ to the clock, opening up an unhindered view to the oversized hour and minute hands even from afar. I must say, that’s an absolutely refreshing change to the norm where clocks are usually are flat in design no matter what forms they took on. Continue reading Design Studio Turns Playful Design Of Foil Balloons Into A Clock That Pops

DIY 29-foot Millennium Falcon Roof Decoration Is The Best Way To Welcome Star Wars:The Last Jedi

The Powell family and his neighborhood in Lafayette, California must be a super fan of Star Wars as judge by the giant Millennium Falcon replica looming over their roof. The 29-foot (8.4 meters) long, 700 pounds (318 kilograms) Millennium Falcon is not of space age material, obviously, but mainly of wooden frame and PVC piping, and interestingly, wrapped in a rather surprising material: a military-surplus parachute. The result is impressive enough to warrant the appearance of Han Solo, Princess Leia and the gang, well, not the real actors, but a printed version of the entourage which was thoughtfully placed in the cockpit. It is a fun touch to an awesome build. Continue reading DIY 29-foot Millennium Falcon Roof Decoration Is The Best Way To Welcome Star Wars:The Last Jedi

Meet Point, The Smartest, Non-invasive Home Alarm You Want In Your Home

Think about this: assuming that you have a smoke detector installed in your home and if it sounds when no one’s around or in the vicinity, would it have helped? Clearly, not. But with the second-generation Point from a Scandinavian startup, Minut, Inc. you are covered. What makes Point unique is not just its irresistibly good look and unobtrusive size; it is a collaborative complete home alarm. What this means is, when alarm is triggered, not only you, but your nominated neighbors will be alert via their smartphones via the app or text messages. Continue reading Meet Point, The Smartest, Non-invasive Home Alarm You Want In Your Home

Artist Wants You To Have Digital Bird That Travels The World In Your Home

Internet of Things let you connected, let you control physical devices, but this Internet of Things here does not. It is not ‘useless’ either. Instead, it has a unique and interesting pitch: it wants to put a digital bird in your house. Aptly called Birdhouse, what makes thing fun is, you can’t see the ‘bird’; you can only hear it and what’s more, this ‘bird’ is not always in the birdhouse. The idea is, it will ‘fly’ from Birdhouse to Birdhouse like a real migrating bird does. It will never know when it will come by; it is random and that’s precisely what makes Birdhouse interesting. You can, however, try to coax it to your home by touching the peg on the Birdhouse. Continue reading Artist Wants You To Have Digital Bird That Travels The World In Your Home