Zubits, Magnetic Shoe Closures


My son would totally approve: Zubits are magnetic shoe closures that easily snap together allowing the wearer to quickly put on or remove a pair of shoes without having to tie the laces.

“Soy Yo” Video

Fantastic video by Bomba Estéreo – an ode to independent girls! Definitely showing this my 10 year old today!

Dishwasher Sign

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We so totally need this reversible dishwasher sign at work! Only problem, our dishwasher is not magnetic.

Gemini Espresso Maker

Gemini Espresso Maker

Ah! This Gemini Espresso Maker is the cutest. I bet the coffee is excellent.

Cheese Degrees

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cheese degrees cutting board

This Cheese Degrees Cutting Board made me laugh. My dad constantly lectured me and my sister on what angles we are allowed to cut cheese.

FREITAG Backpack | F251 Kowalski

I just realized that I have owned FREITAG bags for a good 20 years now. Wow! And, interestingly enough, my love for the brand is stronger than ever. Running a product company myself, I understand how hard it is to reinvent yourself and keep pushing. The FREITAG brothers are sure doing a good job at it. Definitely on my list of founders I admire.

During my recent trip to Switzerland I noticed my friend’s FREITAG backpack called F251 Kowalski. The design is minimal, yet practical. FREITAG bags are basically indestructible, one of a kind pieces, made out of truck tarp and best of all, waterproof. Definitely added this one to my wishlist.

Retro Japanese Boom Boxes

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Spoon and Tamago’s post on Retro Japanese Boom Boxes made me smile.

KENZO Perfume Commercial

Now, this is a fragrance commercial that made me look. Thanks for breaking the mold, Spike Jonze.

Let Your Kids Design Their Own Clothing

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Over on Picture This kids can draw their own fabric patterns, send in the designs and receive a custom cut-and-sewn dress in the mail. So much fun!

Unusual Company Portraits

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Now this is a company portrait photoshoot I would have loved to watch. Images by Szymon Swietochowski.

(via Bumai)



Beautiful photographs of herbs by Anne Hurter.

(via this isn’t happiness)

Mosquito Netting Socks

Mosquito Netting Socks

Would it be safe to suggest that we should file these Mosquito Netting Socks under ‘products the world doesn’t need’? They definitely made me laugh tough…

A Stunning DIY Spiral Staircase

Ben Uyeda built a DIY spiral staircase using layered pieces of plywood cut with a CNC machine. This is absolutely stunning.

Blank Windows

Blank Windows

I just spent way too much time rearranging blank windows. Weirdly soothing.

(via Kottke)

Intricate Letters Hand-Cut from Paper


How incredibly stunning is this hand-cut paper by Annie Vought?

Soy Shape

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These soy sauce dipping dishes by Duncan Shotton take advantage of the natural colour gradation that occurs in soy sauce at shallow depths to give the illusion of three-dimensional shapes once filled. LOVE!

Head Hammock

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Airplane neck pillows do nothing for me. I don’t understand why they are so popular. This head hammock on the other hand might be useful.

And yeah, I couldn’t care less that it looks silly. That’s what happens when you reach your 40s.

How To Overcome Procrastination

In this video Stuart Langfield and Marco Patricio outline the procrastination problem and some solution(s).

(via Chris Glass)

Ultralight Yoga Mat


The YOGO eco origami yoga mat 2.0 version now comes with a handle! It folds up to a super-portable size and its attached straps form a handle and can also be used to hang and dry the mat. It’s made of durable natural rubber, with a cotton mesh inside that keeps it from stretching. It stays clean because the bottom doesn’t roll onto the top.

And, YOGO now gives one Food Tree per mat plus sustainable agriculture training to poor families in developing countries. Plus, you can buy a tree for $1 in their store. Just like that you can add a tree to your cart during check out. Love this.

Bummer that the grey one is already sold out.

Please Vote

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Wear this t-shirt or tote to make sure people understand the importance of this upcoming election. Let’s scream it from rooftops: Please Vote!

Help us make sure all of our friends and neighbors will have registered and are hitting the polls in this upcoming election. Register here.

Toilet Night Light

Toilet Night Light

This Toilet Night Light made me giggle.

Cord Keeper


This minimalist looking Cord Keeper makes sure your power cables stay on top of your desk or nightstand instead of flying off the back every time something is unplugged. Made by hand in Madison, Wisconsin from reinforced concrete.

Never Hem Again

Scale Denim aims to make jeans with different inseam and waist sizes. So no matter how tall or short you are, you will have a pair of jean that perfectly fit your body through the waist, thigh, knee, and calf. As a tall woman, I endorse this idea. But, oh wait, currently only available for men. Ops! Ok then guys, support the Kickstarter and help get this idea off the ground.

Milton Glaser Wants Your Vote

Milton Glaser wants you to prove you exist, by voting at this upcoming election.

Don’t know who Milton Glaser is?