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Take Your Cramming To The Next Level With A Clever Tri-Tipped Highlighter

It’s that time of year when students start to prepare for their annual migrations back to their respective institutes of learning. And as you start to amass all of your school supplies, consider these ingenious Beetle Tip 3-way highlighter pens from Kokuyo.

Squishy Glassware Is Actually Made Of Magical Crystal Clear Silicone

If you’re clumsy, or have kids, your kitchen cupboards are probably filled with ugly but necessary plastic drinkware. It doesn’t have to be that way, though, because it turns out someone has created crystal clear drinking glasses made from squishy, shatterproof silicone.

Death Star Timer Counts Down To Dinner Instead Of A Planet's Destruction

Opening your oven to find a tray of burnt brownies isn’t quite as devastating as learning that your home planet was destroyed — but it’s pretty close. So instead of wiping out worlds, this Death Star kitchen timer counts down to when it’s time to yank something out of the oven.

Throwing Ice Grenades Is Only Slightly Safer Than Tossing The Real Thing

We’ve all seen enough movies and war footage to know what happens after you toss a real grenade, but hurling one made from ice really isn’t that much safer. If you get hit with one of these, it’s going to hurt. And if it does explode, it’s going to send ice cold shrapnel flying in all directions.

Kids Will Happily Eat Anything Using A Pair Of T-rex Chopsticks 

How could anyone, young or old, be picky about what they eat when they’re chowing down on dinner using a pair of easy hinged chopsticks with a chomping T-rex head on one end?

Video: The Doomed Story Of The Mighty King Crab

Video: This short film, The King Crab by Oscar Hudson, uses Rudyard Kipling’s story, The Crab That Played with the Sea, as an inspiration to show how although a king crab can look fearsome and monstrous it is hardly as intimidating as it looks. Especially when the mighty king crab is doomed for the kitchen.

17 Apollo Missions Paved The Way For This Space Capsule Tea Infuser

We don’t have a moon colony yet and the space station isn’t exactly tourist-ready, but if you needed one good reason why those 17 Apollo missions were worth every last penny, it’s that they inspired this wonderful space capsule tea infuser.

An R2-D2 BBQ Apron Really Just Sells Itself

With a new Star Wars movie arriving later this year, there’s no better time to upgrade your grilling ensemble with an R2-D2 apron. Made from cotton-coated PVC it will keep hot grease splatters and BBQ sauce off your clothes, while four built-in pockets keep lighters, tongs and spatulas close at hand.

These Engineers Want To Replace Your Oven With A Countertop Gadget

The Soylent experiment may not have revolutionised the way we eat forever, but Silicon Valley isn’t content to let the kitchen go undisrupted. Meet June, a countertop device powered by carbon fibre wands that wants to make interacting with your oven more like interacting with your phone.

A Skateboard Cutting Board Is Only Good For Carving Food, Not Streets

Briefly: The only thing that could make these Skate Chop Boards a better addition to your kitchen would be a layer of grip tape on top to prevent fruit and vegetables from sliding all over the place while being chopped. But at just $US18 in pink or blue, that’s something you could easily add afterwards — even if it makes cleanup nearly impossible. [doiy design via Fancy]

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