How Mask Makers Turn Silicone Into Glorious Guts And Gore

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.

Placemat Plates That Suction To Tables Are Every Parent's Dream

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.

How To Make Your Own Glowing Light Bulbs That Don't Need Electricity

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.

This Flat Flexible Lunch Bag Can Hold Your Heftiest Hoagie

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.

Silicone Boozewear Will Easily Survive Your Most Drunken Rampages

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.

The World's Smallest ARM Chip Is Going To Be Inside You

Manufactured by Freescale, this chunk of silicone claims to be the world’s smallest ARM-powered chip. Measuring just 2mm x 2mm x 0.5mm, it’s so small that it will likely end up inside… you.

Silicone Storage Bags Will Make You Wish Every Meal Was Leftovers

Storage containers for leftovers and other foods are usually designed to be cheap and disposable. But it turns out there’s a better way: silicone once again makes our lives easier with these reusable, sealable storage bags that are safe to microwave, boil or steam.

Unbreakable Plates Inspired By Tropical Leaves

If you’re worried about broken plates at your next dinner party, but the festivities call for something a little more upscale than Chinet, MoMA’s food-safe silicone leaf plates are the perfect solution.

Grand Moff Tarkin Looks Amazing In 2011

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?

Samsung's Foldable Display Will Let You Stuff Giant Tablets In Your Pants

Tiny tablets’ major advantage over the 10-inch crowd: They’ll fit in your pocket (especially if you’re the type of person who wears cargo pants). Samsung’s latest foldable, creaseless AMOLED display will let you fold a tablet in half—effectively making bigger tablets pocketable.