It’s summer again, so it’s time to relax, put your feet up and enjoy sipping on a cool iced beverage. Plain square ice cubes are boring, spice things up a bit with themed molds shaped into recognizable but intricate designs. Following on from our previous post on creative ice cub trays, we present a new batch of trays which are even better than before which range from Superheros to Star Wars to actual cups made of ice. So pull up a chair and pour yourself a drink whilst we present to you more funky ideas for decorating your ice.
There’s something special about watching the expression on someone’s face as they open a gift they received from you. Sadly, a positive reaction isn’t always guaranteed, which can only bring you down, thinking you could have done better. Don’t worry though, our mission today is to help you get the best reaction ever from your gift recipients. Take your pick from these 10 gifts that are guaranteed to surprise and delight…
The Sushi fan in your life will be astonished at how realistic these Sushi socks look. Hand-rolled in Japan, the socks are presented in a way to look exactly like the real thing. Available in a range of classic sushi: Octopus / Shrimp / Tuna / Salmon / Red Caviar / Mazusushi (Trout).
Christmas Spirit Baubles:
These innocent looking baubles are actually shot glasses in a very clever disguise. Topped with a screw cap with a ring, you can fill each bauble with your favorite liquor and hang it from a branch to add a whole lot of spirit to your tree. Sold in a brightly colored set of 6.
Matterhorn is a spectacular mountain that stands tall on the border between Switzerland and Italy. It’s the sort of thing you’d see on a postcard or a souvenir, but we’ve got something more impressive. This crystal glass features its own replica of the Matterhorn right in the middle of the glass, giving the phrase “drink on the rocks” a whole new meaning.
SpreadTHAT! Advanced Butter Knife:
Struggling with cold butter, or any cold spread for that matter, is a thing of the past with this rather genius knife which melts butter instantly using your body heat. No need to bring out the butter a head of time to melt, and there’s no need to follow any special instructions to get this knife to do its magic. Thanks to the highly conductive aluminum it is made of, simply holding the knife will transfer heat from your body to the butter for you to enjoy an even spread on a non-damaged piece of bread.
Lucky for us, there’s now a much better and more organized solution for holding keys than a bulky keychain. KeySmart is an aircraft-grade aluminum key organizer that holds 3 to 4 keys. Its compact design makes it much easier to carry in your pocket than a keychain, and with the available add-ons, you can expand the use of your KeySmart to hold up to a Hundred keys, add a USB flash drive and more.
Drop Rainbow Bath Light:
This waterproof, color-changing mood light is the perfect addition to a bathroom, swimming pool or any water surrounded place where you’d like to enjoy a cool ambiance. The light automatically turns on when its bottom surface comes in contact with water and it starts to change color for you to enjoy every hue of the rainbow in the most relaxing way.
The Half Pint Glass:
Trying to cut on your drinking but find it hard to look at a glass half empty? You’ll certainly find it much easier to do using this Half Pint glass, which looks like a full pint, but cut vertically in half so you still get the feeling that you’re drinking a full one! There’s also room for fun with this glass; pour in two drinks of different shades, serve them together and you’ll definitely start up a conversation.
Star Wars Lightsaber Portable Charger:
Darth Vader might have used a Lightsaber quite differently than you would now, but there’s no doubt that it’s lifesaving either way. Designed as a scale replica to the iconic Lightsaber, this portable charger is ready to save your life whenever your USB gadgets run out of juice. It also features a powerful 4-LED torch to guide you whenever you’re on the path to the Dark Side.
Corkscrews are usually the dullest looking piece of utility out there, too dull for something that helps us begin a fun time. These bird-shaped corkscrews are as fun looking as they are handy. Made of brushed aluminum, but are soft to touch, Corkatoo is everything you need to get your drinking on, including a bottle opener and a serrated foil cutter.
The Legacy Aerating Wine Glass:
Using a decanter or a wine aerator, which allows your wine to breathe, is usually recommended to bring out the best flavor out of your red wine. But there’s a new, easier way to do it…. the Legacy Aerating wine glass comes with a built-in aerator in the middle. Pour in your favorite red and watch it go through the Legacy’s drainage holes, which speed up the wine’s flow to aerate it better than any decanter. Not only will it bring out your wine’s full flavor, it’s also quite entertaining to look at.
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The menswear items in this post are cool in so many ways: how they’re created, how they look and how they’re literally cool, as in, they work on keeping your body temperature cool and comfortable in every climate.
The concept behind Ministry of Supply makes it so appealing to every high-tech man. Their line of clothes combine science and technology to bring performance tech into classic clothing items that give you comfort and style all day long. They use scientific research, aerospace engineering and robotic engineered knitting to create their clothing items. Using patent-pending fabrics and designs, they turned everyone’s favorite classic apparel into the ultimate comfort wear, without compromising style along the way.
Here are some of the amazing technology behind Ministry of Supply’s clothes:
- Phase Change Materials for Heat Regulation:
Your body’s temperature changes through-out the day. MoS uses Phase Change Materials, the type of material used in NASA spacesuits for temperature regulation, to create their clothes. Your MoS apparel will cool you down when it’s hot and heat up when it’s cold. You’ll be enjoying perfect temperature no matter what.
- Stretch Fabrics:
If you’ve ever worn a shirt that is too stiff for you to move in comfortably, you’ll appreciate MoS’ 2-way and 4-way stretch fabrics which add movement to the clothes. MoS clothes stretch just enough for you to move without any restriction, they also remain tucked even with hard movements.
- Javafresh – Odor Fighting Technology:
Javafresh is a type of fabric that incorporates recycled coffee grounds, which work on absorbing odor molecules. Thanks to Javafresh, you’ll feel fresh for a longer time and enjoy your day without worrying about any odor issues.
By using Thermal Imaging, MoS identified the body’s hot spots to see where ventilation is most needed to give you a refreshing feel as you about your day. Depending on the item, laser-cut ventilation is applied in a way that allows air in, but remains unnoticeable in the garment.
Must-Have Ministry of Supply Apparel for Men:
Apollo Dress Shirt:
This is where it all started… the Apollo dress shirt is the first thing that Ministry of Supply has created and what inspired many great pieces after it. The clean-cut, tailored design of the Apollo makes it perfect for everyday use at work or school, or for special occasions. It features:
- Heat regulation with NASA PCMs (Phase Change Materials)
- 4-way stretch fabric that is also wrinkle-free.
- Moisture wicking fabric that spreads moisture over, making sweat marks less noticeable and quick to dry.
- Everfuse collar and cuffs stay sharp without the need to iron them.
- Available in 5 colors and 2 fits: standard or slim.
Also check out the Archive Dress Shirt, which offers all the above plus ventilation and a brushed finish.
Imagine your most-trusted, favorite blazer that you simply enjoy wearing. Now add the Ministry of Supply twist to it and you’ll get a water resistant, moisture-wicking, stretch blazer that moves with you:
- 4-way stretch fabric, wrinkle-free.
- Water repellant finish.
- Moisture wicking fabric.
- Lining infused with coffee recycled Javafresh material.
Available in 2 colors.
Whatever you choose to do in the day, the Aviator Chinos will help you do it in comfort and style. Running around doing errands? Sitting in an office for too long? These Chinos:
- Stretch to adapt to your movement.
- Keep you cool with their ventilation mesh pockets.
- Remain wrinkle-free.
- Urethane seam tape on the inner waistband keep your shirt tucked.
Available in 6 colors and 2 fits: slim or standard. Also available as slacks.
Mercury Crew Neck Sweater:
Made from Ultrafine Merino wool with Phase change materials, the Mercury sweater does not only keep you warm, it also prevents overheating. So no matter what temperature you’re in, you’ll always be comfortable.
Available in 3 colors, in your choice of crew neck or v-neck.
Atmos LT T-Shirt:
Whether you choose to wear it as an undershirt or on its own, the Atmos t-shirt guarantees the perfect, most comfortable fit. Robotic knitting was used to seamlessly incorporate vented knits into the t-shirt, giving you airflow where you need it to stay cool.
Available in 2 colors, in crew neck or v-neck style.
Atlas Dress Socks:
The style and comfort of MoS extends to your feet with their Atlas dress socks, which offer you the same qualities all their clothing items do. Just like the rest of your body, your foot bends and heats up, that’s why the Atlas socks feature targeted ventilation, stretch fabric and odor-absorbing fibers that take care of any potential embarrassment caused by sweaty feet. When making the Atlas socks, Pressure Mapping has been used to identify where pressure is applied and where extra support is needed when you move. As a result, a compression band has been added to give you arch support.
Available in 5 colors. Also available as “No Show” loafer socks.
Whether you’re looking for a housewarming gift or simply want to give your friends a gift that the entire family can enjoy, you’ll love the homeware products we have on this list. They’re fun, quirky and all priced under $50 for those of us on a tight budget.
Made from sturdy steel, these bookends will give the impressive illusion of zombies holding up your books, or walking in and out of your books, which should be even more impressive if your books were about zombies!
Create your own personalized coasters with this set that looks like Instant photos. It contains 4 tempered glass coaster cases that you can slide any photo into so you can personalize them with your own family photos or pretty much any photo you like.
“It’s Nice to Be Nice” Doormat:
Key Kong Key Holder & Bottle Opener:
Key Kong might be small in size, but he’s mighty strong. The magnetic key holder also doubles as a bottle opener, he clings to all things metal so you’ll find him around the house whenever you need him
Genius Paperclip Holder:
Paperclips of all sizes come together on top of this magnetic Einstein head to recreate his famous hairdo. You could even get creative and give him a new style. Either way, you’re guaranteed your paperclips will be all saved in one place.
Roller Tape Dispenser:
This very 80s inspired Roller Skate tape dispenser is simply fun. It gives you access to two tapes, which make the wheels of the skate, at the same time. It contains two neon rolls of tape, giving it an even more of a cool 80s vibe.
Sparrow Wall Hook:
Jpegs Wooden Coat Hooks:
If you prefer a more personalized set of wall hooks, these Jpeg hooks are perfect. They combine hooks with pegs which you can use to hang name tags, photos or personal notes. The hooks can be wall-mounted or fixed on any metal surface using the included magnets.
Supersized Paint Tin Pop Up Storage:
This large collapsible storage bin, designed to look like a super-sized paint tin, is great for storing anything you like: from laundry, toys or basically anything you’re trying to hide. The fun design is complete with a drip of paint stitched to the bottom of the bin.
“I Don’t Give Edam” Cheesy Board:
You simply can’t NOT laugh at how cheesy this cheese board is with its “I don’t Give Edam” joke. Made from scratch resistant tempered glass, with a cool classic design that you’ll love to have on display.
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Whether you already have a glorious man cave or still working on marking your territory, you know the cave can’t just have anything in it. Things in your not so humble abode need to reflect your alpha maleness in every single respect; so here are our top picks for 11 things that you need in your guy grotto:
Star Wars™ X-Wing™ Knife Block:
If any set of knives deserves to be in your man-cave, this is certainly the pick of the bunch. This officially licensed Star Wars knife block takes the shape of an X-Wing fighter, giving your kitchen countertop a great sense of rebellion. The set includes 5 high quality stainless steel knives:
- Cook’s knife: 8″ (200mm)
- Bread knife: 8″ (198mm)
- Carving Knife: 8″ (225mm)
- Utility knife: 4.75″ (122mm)
- Paring knife: 3.5″ (85mm)
Star Wars Lightsaber™ BBQ Tongs:
Now you’ve got your Star Wars X-Wing knives, you really shouldn’t stop there. It’ll be BBQ season before you know it and you simply cannot be seen prodding and flipping meat with any old pair of pincers. Enter the Star Wars Lightsaber Tongs, complete with authentic sound effects (because we know you’re going to try to make the noise anyway).
Sugar Skull Spoon:
You already know too much sugar is bad for you, yet you can’t resist the saccharin assassin. We appreciate we can’t stop you, but this skull shaped sugar spoon is here to help. Thanks to its gothic design, no matter how much you scoop, it’s never a proper spoonful, which reminds you in a way to take less. Plus, it simply looks awesome.
You wake up hungover with a mouth like the bottom of a pterodactyl’s nest. Stringing a coherent sentence together is out of the question (you’re a Neanderthal remember) but you can just about manage enough of a grunt to communicate that you need coffee and you need it NOW! So it only makes sense that you have your morning cup of joe in a Caveman Mug – which also incidentally, is perfectly in-keeping with your choice of interior decoration.
Blade Runner Whiskey Glass:
Fans of the sci-fi Blade Runner should recognize this glass in a second. And if you’re not quite sure… it’s Deckard’s favorite glass. This isn’t a replica of it, it is actually handmade by the same designer who made the original glass. So when you sip your favorite drink out of it, you’ll know what you have in hand is something special. It’s a must-have for every sci-fi fan.
Beer Freeze Pint Glass:
Is there anything worse than warm beer? A lot of things probably, but what we’re trying to say is, warm beer really sucks. But you don’t have to put up with it anymore. Beer Freeze is a brilliant BPA-free plastic pint, with built-in cooling gel that chills any beverage instantly, and most importantly, it keeps it that way. Wrapped with a rubber grip so your hand doesn’t freeze along with your drink.
Firefly Portable Laser Light:
The Firefly isn’t just a portable light, it’s a palm-sized portable light with laser beams! Creating an impressive party atmosphere is easy with the Firefly light; it uses low powered laser and glass optics to scatter laser light and illuminate the area without using much power (less than 1 watt!). It’s also suitable for outdoor use, with an impressive ability to project light up to 100ft.
Hunting Trophy Door Light:
Hunter or not, you’ll love having this Hunting Trophy Door Light in your Man Cave. Mount it on your wall and watch it automatically light up for 20 seconds as soon as you walk in; giving you enough time to reach the light switch or hang/grab your keys. Unlike real animal heads, this one is actually useful.
Glow-in-the-Dark Nuclear Soap:
Got a little bit of geek in you? Then this fresh Rainwater scented soap set is definitely a must-have. Although they look kind of dangerous to touch, these glow in the dark Nuclear soaps are perfectly safe and lot of fun.
Bruce Lee Playing Cards:
A deck of cards that provides a lot of entertainment and inspires you along the way. This Bruce Lee tribute is officially licensed by the Bruce Lee Enterprises, each card features a different philosophical quote from the legend’s teachings. The Joker cards feature Bruce Lee in action, while the Ace cards have been left blank to symbolize a free mind
Subbuteo™ Bottle Opener:
Anyone who’s enjoyed a game of Subbuteo, the iconic 80s tabletop game, will definitely want to have this bottle opener. It’s more of a figurine, standing at 9cm high and made of solid die-cast metal. At the bottom of it is a handy cap remover, that opens your bottle with a quick flick of the wrist.
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