A quick glance at this unique device over at Hammacher Schlemmer, and you most certainly wouldn’t think this is a coffee maker. It looks more like something you would use to infuse embalming fluid into Frankenstein’s monster.
Check out these wacky knives. These aren’t any normal knives though, they are made in Japanese Lolita style. They don’t roll off an assembly line somewhere; they are made by fourth-generation Japanese bladesmith Shingeki Tanaka.
One of them is a girly looking pink with hearts carved into the blade and is called “Lappin.”
If you grew up during the era of the NES, you probably already see Mario and Luigi as Gods. The Mario Bros. are larger than life. They are legends. You might even say that they embody many of the attributes found in many mythological heroes.
You know, they say everything tastes better deep-fried, and I have to agree. My wife an I always talk about how you could fry up some old shoe leather, and it would taste good. I wonder how a fried Gundam would taste.
A lot of Japanese watches aren’t that easy to read, but this one makes things look eve more undecipherable since it’s inspired by cryptography. The watch certainly looks distinctive, but will it be legible enough to be useful in daily life?
Every time I think I’ve seen every possible LEGO contraption you could build, somebody comes along and makes something I’ve never imagined. This time, we’ve got a giant folding LEGO structure that works like a pop-up book.
The new Nintendo Wii U is coming to stores in North America on November 18th, but you can see exactly what you’ll be getting in the box thanks to the fine folks at Nintendo, who have decided to shoot their own early unboxing video, with Nintendo president Satoru Iwata doing the honors.
We can thank the Japanese for another wacky gadget that has just been unveiled. The device is called the Shippo, and is a concept right now. It’s a white, fuzzy cat tail that reacts based on the wearer’s mood.
I think smiles greatly improve a person’s appearance, regardless of how big, small, perfect, or ‘imperfect’ they are. In fact, now that I think of it, I doubt that there’s actually a ‘perfect’ kind of smile because they’re all unique to the people actually doing the smiling.
Every time I go to a Japanese restaurant, I stare in awe at the knife and food assembly skills of the sushi chefs. I can’t imagine making such perfect sushi myself, unless I could afford a sushi robot of my own.
Society has taught us to become vain individuals. Blemished skin, sagging eyebags, and frown lines have no place in the highly shallow world that we live in today. But if you’re living on a decent income and can’t spare thousands to get surgical procedures done, then you’re in luck because there are some Japan-grown vanity gizmos that you can try out.
Nobody wants to get old and be stuck with a sagging chin. I know I don’t, but I’m also not willing to go under the knife when the time comes to have younger, un-saggy skin. With that in mind, the Rhythm Slim Chin Exerciser was born.
People who have been born with a silver spoon in their mouths are probably already accustomed to all the luxuries and finer things in life. So I don’t think it would come as a shock if you come across one such silver-spooner who has had a serving of the Oscheriyori, which is the world’s most expensive lunch box – said to be worth ¥18 million yen, or about $234,000 (USD).
Years ago, when SARS first broke out, people wearing face masks while they did their daily chores was a common sight. Now I have to admit, that freaked me out a bit and I immediately went out and bought a few dozen masks myself.
Nothing is a more annoying or uglier looking sight than all those little holes in the wall after removing the pins you used to tack up posters, reminders, and other sorts of similar paper paraphernalia. Teeny, tiny holes are okay; but when they’re pretty obvious and staring back at you like black, beady eyes, then it’s, er, not.