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Video: There's really not too much to this, but if you need a break from the world or a little time-out on brain activity, just watch this totally silly video of silicone being poured over Lego bricks. It's stupid but it's kind of, sort of, fun to see the layers of goo neatly pile up until they collapse all over each other. At that point, the silicone crawls and oozes down until it satisfyingly fills the crevices around the bricks.

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Despite the lingering smell it leaves in the break room at work, microwaveable popcorn bags are truly one of humanity's more ingenious inventions. But if you feel guilty about tossing that paper bag afterwards, or all the mysterious chemicals they use to simulate butter, try this re-useable silicone microwaveable popcorn bag instead.

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If you're looking for ideas on how to transform yourself into a disease-ridden horned demon for a themed party, you'll want to head behind the scenes at Immortal Masks. The Hollywood-based company designs high-end creature masks for special effects teams in film. Or anyone who wants to seriously scare the shit out of trick-or-treaters.

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The day a parent hands over the spoon to a toddler learning to feed themselves is the same day that meal cleanup becomes infinitely more involved. Overturned bowls and spills are inevitable, but possibly less frequent if this silicone placemat with a built-in segmented bowl succeeds in its Kickstarter campaign.

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If remembering to keep an emergency torch charged is beyond your responsible capabilities, here's a great tutorial on how to make another backup light source that never needs power or batteries. Over on Korea-based Hobby Design, there's a relatively simple step-by-step guide on how to make these glowing silicone light bulbs that should provide enough light to help you find your way around during a power outage.

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Almost like a real-life version of Santa's bag, Unikia's new Compleat Foodskin lunchbag can magically expand — thanks to the wonder that is silicone — to accommodate even a massive midday meal. And when you're done eating, it's flat enough to easily slip in your bag and take home at the end of the night.

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A strategically thrown glass can perfectly emphasise the drunken point you're trying to make, but cleaning up the aftermath while hungover in the morning is no fun. So swap out your fancy wine and martini glasses with these soft, silicone alternatives that can take a licking — and a smashing — and bounce right back.

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When Kotaku posted these pics from 2011 of Stars Wars villain Grand Moff Tarkin with the headline "You Will Not Believe These Star Wars Pictures Are Real", I believed them. So lifelike, so realistic, despite the fact that Peter Cushing, who played Tarkin in A New Hope, died in 1994. So how were these pics taken?