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Archive for April 2022

Limited Edition Sneakers with Detachable Mullets: Party in the Back!

Limited Edition Sneakers with Detachable Mullets: Party in the Back!
Because there’s a market for absolutely everything, including sneakers with detachable mullets, Volley of Australia is releasing the $85 Heritage High Mullet Edition, a sports sneaker with detachable Velcro mullets on the heel of each shoe.

Monitree, A System for Growing Vining Plants Around Your Computer Monitor

Monitree, A System for Growing Vining Plants Around Your Computer Monitor
In things I didn’t know I needed and am still not convinced I do, there’s Monitree (monitor + tree), a modular system for growing vining plants around the perimeter of your computer monitor. You know, to liven up your workspace with some greenery.

Bowler Hat Wall Sconces: Head Lights

Bowler Hat Wall Sconces: Head Lights
Do you know what your home has been missing? Bowler hat wall sconces. It’s kind of hard to believe you’ve gone this long without them. Thankfully, LDLED has you covered with these 12W bowler-inspired sconces (affiliate link).

Star Wars Death Star Trench Run Cake: I’m Going In!

Star Wars Death Star Trench Run Cake: I’m Going In!
Because there’s no birthday like a Star Wars birthday, Redditor jiggleyourpuffs96 (real mature!) went and crafted this very impressive Death Star trench run-inspired birthday cake. The whole thing is edible, too, except for the little plastic ships and their stands, which I wish I would have known before biting into one and losing a filling.

This Anti-Glare Umbrella for Smartphones Is a Real Product That Exists

This Anti-Glare Umbrella for Smartphones Is a Real Product That Exists
Because if you make it, somebody, somewhere, is going to buy it, VIVOUNITY has created the Phone Umbrella Suction Cup Stand (affiliate link), a device that acts as both a smartphone sunshade as well as a stand.

HAL 9000 Garage Door Button Upgrade: I’m Sorry, Dave, I’m Afraid I Can’t Do That

HAL 9000 Garage Door Button Upgrade: I’m Sorry, Dave, I’m Afraid I Can’t Do That
Because garage door buttons are boring and demand a futuristic improvement, Instructable user danthemakerman went and created detailed DIY instructions for taking your garage door button to the next level with a 2001: A Space Odyssey-inspired HAL 9000 upgrade.

Robotic Hands Taught to Delicately Peel Bananas

Robotic Hands Taught to Delicately Peel Bananas
What good is a robot servant if it can’t even peel your breakfast banana without smashing it to bits? With that in mind, researchers at the University of Tokyo’s ISI Laboratory have used AI to teach a pair of robotic hands how to delicately peel bananas.