Tag Archives: Novelty

Fujiwara Tofu Store Sneakers: The Perfect Kicks For Fans Of Initial D

For those who can never get enough of Initial D, the Japanese anime that centers around downhill racing culture in Japan, here’s something that will surely brighten your day. Ok, maybe only if you are a fan of Takumi Fujiwara, the series protagonist and his bad-ass black and white AE86, powered by the legendary 4A-GE motor. Can’t help you if you are a hardcore fan of the Red Sun, though. Anyways, here’s a pair of canvas sneakers to celebrate your love for this evergreen anime. Called Fujiwara Tofu Store Sneakers, it is presented in the same colorway as Takumi’s Toyota, i.e. black and white, and features the iconic Fujiwara Tofu Store text in Japanese found on the hero’s AE-86. Continue reading Fujiwara Tofu Store Sneakers: The Perfect Kicks For Fans Of Initial D

This Flying Butterfly Makes Physical Greeting Card Valid Once Again

In this digital age, is there still room for greeting cards? Probably, but greeting card’s relevance is diminishing. Except for the lack of tactile feel, what physical greeting card can do, can be achieved by a hassle-free digital card. At least, that’s my line of thought, until I came across The Magic Flying Butterfly. While some cards feature pop-ups to delight the recipient, this butterfly thing takes a step further: it sends a craft butterfly soaring into the air – up to 20 feet (about 6 meters), we heard, once the recipient opens the card. Now, that’s a surprise that will probably send hearts racing, but mostly because of a pleasant surprise (tho not if butterfly is monster to them). Continue reading This Flying Butterfly Makes Physical Greeting Card Valid Once Again

Metallic Ink Printed Garments Remind TSA X-Ray Operator Of Your Rights

We totally understand the threat of terrorism when flying and because of this, we put our faith on the government to ensure a safe air travel. However, being humans, sometimes even government organisation can take things a little too far in the name of safety. Take for example, in the U.S.A, the Transportation Security Administration, or more famously known as TSA, is the authoritative figure to ensure our flight is free from terrorist-related dangers, but the search methods, like the full body scanner, is nothing short of controversial. It was with this in mind, designers Matt Ryan and Tim Geoghegan came with a line of clothing appropriately called 4th Amendment Wear. Continue reading Metallic Ink Printed Garments Remind TSA X-Ray Operator Of Your Rights

If You Travel A Lot, This Is The Map You Need In Your Jet-setting Life

If you have eyes set on travelling the world, then you will definitely have a bucket list to strike out countries you have visited. You probably use a good’ol notebook, or a tablet or smartphone for that, but nothing does it like a map. A map is the ultimate visual reference to where you had been and with a few magic touch of a sharpie, you can strike out countries you have been and even jot down interesting notes. Then again, a map, however big the size, does not pop out. It does tell which countries you have not been to yet. That’s why any jet-setter needs the Wanderlust Scratch-able Poster Map. It is an unique and novel way for travel happy person to keep a visual note of where he or she have been and where he or she has not been yet. Continue reading If You Travel A Lot, This Is The Map You Need In Your Jet-setting Life

Intex’s New Inflatable Bull Lets You Do Rodeo On Water, Friends Not Included

Mechanical bull is fun. It challenges one’s strength and sense of balance on an unpredictable mechanical animal without actually abusing the animal and since it isn’t a real bull, you won’t risk being trample to death. Though it could be dangerous if one’s not careful enough and being a person of caution, you probably want to stay away from a raging mechanical bull. Well, not if you are taming the beast on water because that’s what above ground pool specialist Intex’s Inflat-A-Bull Inflatable Pool Toy lets you do. Unlike the mechanical bull, this one isn’t mechanical. It is just an inflatable float in the shape of a very unhappy bull rigged to an oversized circular float. Continue reading Intex’s New Inflatable Bull Lets You Do Rodeo On Water, Friends Not Included

You Can Now Own A Watch Made Of Your Cat Or Dog’s Hair. No, Seriously…

Can’t get enough of one-of-a-kind wrist watch? Oh wait, there’s no such a thing – even if pay tens of thousands for a luxe brand, it is never one-of-a-kind. However, if you are willing to drop $199, Analog Watch Co. guarantees that you will have a one-of-a-kind timepiece, but the catch is, you will need have a furry pet, like a cat or a dog because the watchmaker will use your cat or dog, or whatever furry friend you have and use 2-4 ounces of its hair to create a truly one-of-a-kind timepiece. Yup, you heard it right. A watch made with cat or dog hair – specifically, your very own precious furry friend’s. Seriously, you can’t get anymore unique (and weird) then this, can you? Continue reading You Can Now Own A Watch Made Of Your Cat Or Dog’s Hair. No, Seriously…

Spirited Away Kaonashi Musha-Musha Coin Bank Wants To Devour Your Coins

Holy mother of… it looks like fans of Japanese anime fantasy flick Spirited Away are in for a treat. Studio Ghibli is producing and more importantly, making available, a coin bank based on everyone’s favorite character (well, if you can call No Face a character, that is) Kaonashi. Officially called Spirited Away Kaonashi Musha-Musha Coin Bank, this novel, you-can’t-help-but-want-to-save adorable coin bank works pretty much like the popular Itazura Kitty Coin Bank in that it has an automated mechanism that makes depositing coins into a coin bank a little less mundane. Continue reading Spirited Away Kaonashi Musha-Musha Coin Bank Wants To Devour Your Coins

Meet The Straw, A Straw That Lets You Drink From Two Layers In One Suck

Tech innovation is hardly something you will associate with fast food chain, McDonald’s, but every once in a while, it happens, like for example for this year’s St. Patrick’s Day, McDonald’s has came out with a new minty shake called Chocolate Shamrock Shake. Why, of course, it is shamrock! But no, the innovation isn’t in this cold, sludgy beverage; it is in the straw. That’s right. The Straw. I know right? Just when you thought this sucking tube needs no further innovation, it had one and it had a fancy name too, called Suction Tube for Reverse Axial Withdrawal which, not surprisingly, arrived to the acronym STRAW. Ingenious? Maybe. Continue reading Meet The Straw, A Straw That Lets You Drink From Two Layers In One Suck

Move Over Coffee Cos’ Donut Has A New Worthy Companion: Whiskey

When you think of donuts (or doughnuts for the old schoolers), you probably think of coffee (thanks, Dunkin’ Donuts!). That said, donuts and coffee seems like the de facto combo recognized by today’s homo sapiens, but if having an afternoon donut with a shot whiskey is your thing, well, then you are in luck cos’ one doughnut confectionary shop in Denver, called Habit Doughnut Dispensary, has just the kind of donut that will make you salivate. The outfit is serving what it calls Doughnuts Under-The-Influence, which is basically doughnut with a shot of liquor inside. Continue reading Move Over Coffee Cos’ Donut Has A New Worthy Companion: Whiskey

Burger King Valentine’s Day Adults Meal Comes With, Well, An Adult Toy

What was meant to be a celebration of love and a month of romance has evolved into an obvious consumerism that businesses are quick to cash in on. But not all businesses actively cash on Valentine’s Day. Fast food restaurants for one, remain rather nonchalant about this ‘big event’ for lovers until of late when KFC New Zealand dished out KFC bouquets, and candlelight dinner over at White Castle and Waffle House. As it turns out, those weren’t the last of it. Burger King Israel also pulled off something rather unusual for this year’s day of romance. In response to how kids have ‘Kid’s Meal’, Burger King Israel came up with a novel idea of an Adults Meal just for this day. Continue reading Burger King Valentine’s Day Adults Meal Comes With, Well, An Adult Toy