Heavy Metal Nutcracker

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This is one of the more wackier products I’ve seen in a while.

The Heavy Metal Nutcracker from Mocha uses a heavy steel ball to make short work of your (edible) nuts.


To use, you just raise the large, smooth steel ball to the top of the U-brackets. Then let it fall, and feel a sense of satisfaction as you watch and hear it crack open the nut, waiting on the base below.

All this intense ball-on-nut action and satisfaction can be yours to experience for £34.99 (about $56).


Gallery of Old Bank Logos

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No, I am not a big fan of banks either. But this gallery of scans of old bank logos was too lovely to not link to.

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Ed Nachional dipped into his father’s collection of ties to create this unique “tiepography” display. More pictures here.

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Not sure what the manufacturers had in mind, but this tie really made me go WTF.


I just hope they don’t start giving these along with pink slips.


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The Type Tray seeks to protect your lap (and nether regions) from the heat emitted by your laptops. The tray is made of 100% industrial wool felt, which acts as a heat dissipater.

Type Tray LaptopWhat separates this tray from the others, is the  gorgeous, retro-styled typographical design  laser-etched on its surface. The makers claim that the tray is made through an eco-friendly manufacturing process, and can be safely recycled too after its utility is over.

The Type Tray costs a super-expensive $100 (Boo!), and is currently out of stock at the moment.

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Naoto Fukasawa’s innovative fruit juice packages closely mimic the shape and texture of the fruit they contain.

Banana_Juice-Packaging Strawberry_Juice_Packaging

Not sure if this would work in western countries (we are so used to seeing brand logos splattered all over), but full marks for creativity and execution.

[via Toxel]

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At first glance, this cleverly designed gizmo seems nothing more than an ordinary metal bracelet. But it is actually a watch designed by Hironao Tsuboi, a designer based in Japan.

LED_WatchThe gaps between the links are lit up by a strategically placed LED to form the numerals on the display. The watch comes in three colors

The LED Watch will soon go on sale at 100%.

[via Grassrootsmodern]

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For micro-blogging in the offline world.


The Status Calendar is a great idea for keeping track of your tasks and daily activities. You can even add “tags” to your entries.


The calendar was designed by Cemhas and Burak Kaynak.

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