Bug themes are creepy, but this is awesome!
A beetle-closet? Combining the unthinkable is one of the greatest challenges and sources of inspiration for the Latvian designer Janis Straupe. The idea for the creation of the BUG comes from a stroll along the seaside, when the artist accidentally stumbled upon the puny leaf-eater roaming the sandy shore. From this moment a storm of ideas was born and a search for a solution began, with the aim of creating a masterpiece capable of mesmerising the viewer by a smooth and seamless design in combination with extraordinary functionality. The outcome is this unique closet, a one of a kind item the likes of which cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
This very combination of the functional and visual elements make the BUG a piece of art, rather than just a piece of furniture. Its outer shape is formed from gently curved lines, while the areas in-between are filled with elegant, hollowed spaces that resemble the windblown sand of the seaside or the wavy patterns of the seabed. The closet can be perceived as an ode to the beetle, for looking at the BUG is comparable to gazing at a portrait of a king dressed in a purple mantle. Janis Straupe has truly succeeded in capturing his flash of his inspiration and the BUG is nothing less than the perfect representation of this moment.
Besides serving as a focal point of discussions among your guests, the BUG can be used for storing all sorts of items, as the shelves and the drawers within come in many different shapes and sizes. The layout of the shelves can also be changed to better suit your personal needs. Additionally, the BUG may also serve as a secure hiding place, because it contains two built-in “hidden” compartments as well.
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You can track your food intake, your exercise, your sleep and now... your liquid consumption.
There's a new "smartcup" (yes, you read that right) that can tell you exactly what you put inside of it. The cup, called Vessyl, recognizes the liquid you pour into it and records all of the water, soda, juice, beer and other potables you drink on your smartphone. Here's what Vessyl looks like (in its three available colors):
Here's what it looks like when Vessyl recognizes a beverage:
The technology is serious. So serious, in fact, that its makers claim it can tell Coke from Pepsi, differentiate lemon Snapple from mango Snapple and figure out what you put into your homemade smoothie or cocktail. It's not just identifying what's in your drink -- you presumably know what you're pouring into your own cup -- but it's also keeping track of your hydration, caffeine, sugar, calories and more.
Vessyl has a hydration tracker visible when you tilt the cup. A "hydration line" will show how much fluid you drank that day. When you're fully hydrated, you'll see a little blue dot at the top of the line.
It's well established that proper hydration is key to a healthy lifestyle. Theoretically, Vessyl can even help with weight loss. A 2009 study in the "American Journal of Clinical Nutrition" found that cutting liquid calories can be more effective for weight loss than cutting calories from food.
On top of all the apps and gadgets designed to track exercise, sleep and calories, can you really imagine yourself carrying this 13-ounce cup around with you everywhere you go? Will you bring it to bars, restaurants and parties? Only time will tell.
Of course, take all this with a grain of soda pop sodium. We'll only really know if Vessyl is reliable after reviewers and the general public get to test it. You can pre-order Vessyl for $99. It will ship in early 2015, at which point its price will jump to $199.
Forget cupcakes, if you have a fat wallet, you can celebrate Star Wars day by owning a Life-size version of Han encased in carbonite!
For only $6,999!
I wonder how many they've sold?
To see the company and details on this famous Han replica, click here!
Häagen-Dazs Japan will be coming out with two new vegetable flavors on May 12, and they’ll be called the “Spoon Vege” series. And they’ll be available in the “Tomato Cherry” and “Carrot Orange” flavors. What do you think?
I'm surprised this hasn't happened sooner actually. But just like powdered milk, potatoes, and juice...it couldn't be as good as the real thing...
I don't see this being a hot seller.... but you never know...if the price is right, the college kids might love it!
Excellent news for those who hate alcohol in its natural, liquid form: Industry blog BevLaw reports the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau has given the go-ahead to Palcohol, a patent-pending powdered alcohol brand that offers seven varieties of powered spirits. The product comes in rum and vodka form, as well as in mixed drink flavors like Cosmopolitan, Lemon Drop, and Kamikaze (in which powdered spirits are packaged with "natural flavors" for a just-add-water instant cocktail). On a cached version of its official website, Palcohol founders offer several "possibilities" for its product: Bring the discrete Palcohol packets into venues that usually overcharge for booze (like concerts, cruise ships, and sporting events), and simply add water to make a "real" cocktail.
There are also unlimited opportunities for garnishing food with Palcohol: "Some of our favorites are the Kamikaze in guacamole, Rum on a BBQ sandwich, Cosmo on a salad and Vodka on eggs in the morning to start your day off right." The website also acknowledges that snorting Palcohol is a possibility, but encourages users to not "do anything stupid with it." An updated version of the site announces the product will be available by Fall 2014.
UPDATE, 4/21: The makers of Palcohol, revealed to be Lipsmark LLC, updated its website today, explicitly stating its original web presence featured "humorous and edgy verbiage that was not meant to be our final presentation of Palcohol." Creator Mark Phillips also writes that the Palcohol formula has been changed to discourage snorting: "We've added volume to the powder so it would take more than a half of a cup of powder to get the equivalent of one drink up your nose. You would feel a lot of pain for very little gain."
From Reddit: Canada's chocolate Easter "rabbit"!