Growing up, the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory rather creeped me out. The little Oompah Loompas did it. The thought that eating the wrong gum could swell you into a blueberry didn’t help either.
I used to get so excited growing up when we were going out to McDonalds. It was really all about the fries and the playground for me. Today going to McDonalds means that I’m broke and in need of a cheap hamburger to avoid eating that crappy turkey sandwich I packed for lunch.
Etsy store Anson Design Co. makes decorative items made of wood and concrete, including these cute planters based on famous Star Wars ships. They even come with a low maintenance air plant.
The Millennium Falcon planter comes in two sizes.
As handy as zippers are 99% of the time, those occasional times when the zipper gets stuck are a real pain in the butt. Well, you won’t have to worry about getting stuck in your sleeping bag with the NOZIPP.
One of the Spotify desktop app’s coolest features is its ability to display the lyrics of the song that’s currently playing, turning your PC into a cheap karaoke machine. An upcoming speaker called Lyric Speaker has that function built-in, thanks to its transparent LCD screen.
It’s clear that Leonardo da Vinci’s mind was always in full motion. The famous inventor drew up countless plans for contraptions and weaponry. Some of his inventions were built while most of them remained on paper.
I used to think that scarves were just for the cold months, but some people wear them year round, with summer scarves just made from a thinner material. Such is the case with this Game of Thrones Map Print Infinity Scarf.
We’re one small step closer to having Dragon Ball‘s miraculous capsules, thanks to a group of scientists that have created a metamaterial that can be programmed to change its shape, volume and stiffness.
The scientists, led by Harvard Associate Professor of the Natural Sciences Katia Bertoldi, were inspired by a form of origami called Snapology, which involves connecting folded pieces of paper together to create a variety of geometric shapes.
Oh Japan, you never fail me with your oddness and yummy foods. This time out we have a handcrafted watch that hides lunch in its watch face. It might not have enough food to fill you up, but it is very cool and I want it.
So you need to wear a tie to the office but that doesn’t mean that you can’t still party like it’s 1999. This LED Animated Neck Tie will let you party whenever the mood strikes you, even if you’re collating documents or filing TPS reports.
Need to carry your old NES cartridges in style? What better way than this awesome Nintendo Entertainment System Backpack? It looks just like the console that you grew up with. All of the details are perfect and it even has dimensional texture on the outside.
This is a fun video by samuraiguitarist, who managed to perform a beautiful version of Somewhere over the Rainbow using nothing but interactive Google Doodles that produce sound. How crazy is that? I remember when Google Doodles were just static images.
I live in a more rural area so I don’t have the hatred of pigeons that some city dwellers have, you might not find this quite as adorable as I do. A company has released a small flock of ten pigeons flying about London for the next few days wearing tiny and adorable backpacks.
We all know the trusty old matchbook. Whether you use it for smoking or camping, matchbooks have been around forever. They are pretty handy. How about a matchbook full of tiny flashlights? That’s what MBI Matchlights are all about.
The Internet of Things isn’t just about connecting your garage door to your car or your fridge to Amazon. It can also be about connecting your smartphone to a flamethrower, as SparkFun’s Nick Poole shows in a DIY project that he made to promote their new ESP8266 Thing dev board.
I’ve always rather fancied swords having grown up on kung fu and ninja flicks. This amazing short film shows master bladesmith Tony Swatton of Sword & Stone as he creates an epic sword that any roman soldier would have been glad to have.