For the record, China is not the only country to have umbrella sharing service. Apparently, Canada does too and some New Yorkers did toyed with the idea. However, we are not here to talk about who’s at it first or how ridiculous the concept is, but rather, we ask the question ‘why’? Why share umbrella? Umbrella is an easily misplace-able item (read: easily stolen) and so, it boggles my mind why would anyone think umbrella sharing would work? Sharing scheme works for bike (well, mostly), but it does not mean it will work for something so relatively cheap and so easily misplace-able as, you know, brolly? Even then, bike sharing is not infallible with at least one company winding because it had lost one too many bikes (or of it to be exact). Continue reading Brolly-sharing Startup Is Undaunted Even After Losing 300K Umbrellas
Have you ever wonder how is like to be a frisbee? Well, wonder no more because you can now see the world in the eyes of a frisbee – that’s if frisbee even have eyes. As it turns out frisbee does have eyes, or at least this thing called VFO, AKA Video Flying Object, have. VFO is a frisbee that puts you at the front row seat of a flying frisbee without the risk of you crashing and hurting yourself. In other words, you need not to be an Ant-Man to experience a frisbee flight. So, that’s a good news there, but it begs the question: why? I have absolutely not idea. Continue reading Frisbee With Camera Lets You See The (Spinning) World As A Flying Disc Sees It
Planning to cosplay as Lady Dinosaur? Forget if it is a thing or not, because if you are really going to drape in T-rex skin, you ought to be slipping on this pair of custom T-Rex “Jurassic Pump” Dinosaur Spike Heels by Zombie Peepshow. Each pair is hand-painted and appropriately textured. The shoes themselves are fairly regular, until it comes to the heels which are, obviously, Tyrannosaurus Rex, otherwise known as T-Rex – the supposed king of the land of the late Cretaceous period some 65 million years ago. And then there are, of course, spikes to further up this pair of kicks’ ferociousness and also, metallic paint for, well, I don’t know, bling, I guess? Continue reading Who Would Have Thought T-Rex Are Such A Good Fit For Ladies’ Heels?
We are not sure if cowboy boot with roller skates will go down well with true-blue herdsmen, but heed our words: it is a thing. Seriously, I can’t even. What really is going here? To be honest, I am not quite sure, but if you like, you can buy a pair, or as many as you want, from Wayne’s Western Wheels. So, what are their applications, exactly? Cowboy Hooters? Cowboy Rocket Johnny? Perhaps. One thing is for sure: this pair of rolling cowboy kicks is not horse-friendly, but nobody’s going to stop you from rodeoing with it. Expect frowns from your fellow real cowboys though. Continue reading Cowboy Boot With Roller Skates: Blasphemy Or Changing Times?
What is it with the fashion industry that designers have to draw inspiration from everyday, and often cheap, items? Perhaps, we are seeing a design apocalypse where ideas are running thin? Whatever it is, we have a feeling it will not stop and the latest to fall into this cheap-turn-opulent design fad is this giant-ass paperclip from Prada and arguably the most expensive paperclip in the world. There’s no official record for it, but seriously, at $185 a pop, it got to be the priciest paperclip ever. However, it is not quite the paperclip you have imagined. Continue reading Look. Prada Is Selling Paperclip Now And It Costs $185 A Pop
There’s no secret that Japanese love cats and dogs, but we didn’t expect it to get this far: scratch cards with belly smell of cats or dogs. No, seriously. It is not even April. This novelty item is as real as it can get. So, yes, it is REAL!. Brought to you by the other all-thing weird and quirky Japanese retailer Felissimo, the belly scent of an animal is released by the simple act of scratching (more like rubbing, really) the card. Not surprisingly, the card features an image of either fido or kitty with its belly exposed, so you can simulate scratching the pet’s abdomen. I know right. It sure sounds weird as f@*k, but then, it is expected of the Land of the Oddities. Continue reading Scratching These Cards Will Let You Sniff The Scent Of A Pet’s Belly
Look at the above photo. It does look like a overly touched up, but otherwise a fairly regular photo, right? Actually, it is not. To be honest, before I read the headline, I had this thought: “why does this portrait photo look so fake?” Well, looks like my suspicion was not unfound. This “photo” was actually computer-generated using nothing more than special effects software commonly used in making of films and video games. Surprised? Like I said, not quite to me. I already suspect something was amiss as it was too perfect to be true. Continue reading Artist Claims To Have Used CGI Photo For ID Card And We Totally Believe Him
Japanese maker of electric motors for various consumer products, Nidec Corporation, has came up with an interesting promotional video that peddles a supposed Motorized Smart PET Bottle. Now, by the product name alone, you will be clueless about how ‘smart’ the bottle is, or what it actually does. So allow me to introduce you to its function: it will let you unscrew a capped PET bottle using your smartphone. It connects to your smartphone via WiFi while an app allows you to unscrew the special cap from the bottle without you physically touching the bottle. Continue reading Motorized PET Bottle Lets You Uncap The Bottle With A Smartphone App
What happens if you remove colors from something? Should colorless represented by white? This is kind of a mystery in life, but for Mars’ Skittles, they seem to think that removing the rainbow colors from the usual colorful sweets should result in white and hence the Skittles Limited Edition Fruit Sweets – in white, save for a few the alphabet ’s’, which is in black, on each ‘colorless’ candy. But why the hell would a candy company who uses colors primarily as a way to draw kids removed colors? If you don’t already know, June is Pride Month, well, at least it is in the U.S and in the U.K. And if you don’t know what Pride Month is, it is a LGBT event of sort, celebrated by the Gay community in memory of those members who have been lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS. Continue reading Skittles Removed The Rainbow, Goes White For Pride Month
Human’s feet are pretty awesome and they are what they are today because we are extremely apt bipedal creatures, but if, for some reasons, you fancy having furry animals’ feet, well then, Sublimated Paw Crew Socks are what you need. Why? I don’t know. Maybe, it will satisfy your secret desire to have animal feet without the need to go under the knife to have, say, fido’s feet? Not that it is even possible medically today, but you get the idea. Continue reading These Socks Will Make Your Feet Look Like Paws And Yes, They Are Weird