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Crave: Fred Flare Wacky Bandages

We never minded getting shots as a children because the Band-Aids we wore post-prick were so darn cute. We’ll even admit we stole ten (or a hundred) of them from our pediatrician over the years. Little did we know you can actually buy these adorably themed bandages – and you don’t have to sneak them into your pockets when your doc thinks you’re just getting dressed! These unique bandages come in enough styles to keep you and your boo-boos satisfied for years. They come in all sorts of shapes and designs, from hot red lips to bacon and eggs (yummm). You may just have to fall on purpose, for an excuse to don one of these wacky bandages. [$9, Fred Flare] Keep reading »

Listen To A Birdsong With The Music-Cage

Wires, wires, everywhere. As gadgets become more important around our homes, it sometimes feels as if we’re tangled in a web of wires with no means of escape. The Music-Cage, however, is a gadget that can solve at least one of our wire problems. It’s a wireless speaker that plays music from a Bluetooth-enabled cell phone or a computer. The Music-Cage can hang from the ceiling when attached to a socket for lighting fixtures, it can be plugged directly into a wall, or it can just hang out on a floor stand. Finally, a speaker that’s interesting to look at and as beautiful as the music it plays. [Nendo via Impact Lab] Keep reading »

The History Of The Muff

One of the reasons people are obsessed with hair is because it’s something you can instantly change and it always grows back (barring unfortunate baldness issues). When it comes to the vagine, we’ve been less than enthusiastic about following trends and changing it up, yet remain hopelessly obsessed. This poster by shopA is called “Evolution of the Muff.” Think you can guess what’s in store for the nether regions today? See the whole poster after the jump! [$25, shopA, SupermarketHq.com] Keep reading »

Popcorn Will Save Your Life

Scientists recently found that snack foods and many whole grain breakfast cereals contain surprisingly large amounts of antioxidant substances called polyphenols, which are a large part of why fruits, veggies, and other foods have been called out for potentially reducing the risk of some diseases. Because breakfast cereals, pasta, crackers, and salty snacks account for 66 percent of whole grain intake in the the standard American’s diet, this is a good thing — at least you aren’t eating those Frosted Mini-Wheats for nothing! The study found popcorn to be a standout snack food, as it had the highest level of antioxidants in the study. Since the usual microwaved kind brings with it artificial butters and whatnot, find out how to make air-popped popcorn without any special contraptions after the jump. Keep reading »

Check Out These Pretty Fire Extinguishers

In case of a fire, you might be thinking about: your safety, your property or how beautiful your fire extinguisher is. If you fall into the latter thought pattern, then feast your eyes on these Fire Design fire extinguishers. (We agree — the name could have been a touch more innovative.) They’re available in bright, pop-y colors like pink, yellow and green, fun prints or custom designs. Of course, leave it to the French to come up with something this functional and fashionable. If you can actually read Français, then brave their website to purchase yours. A custom extinguisher will set you back abut $133, a, erm, cool price for a hot item? [Chic Report]

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Inside The “Sea Of Shoes” Bloggers’ House

We all click on over to fashion blog “Sea of Shoes” to soak in the photos of heels we can’t afford and the sometimes crazy but otherwise inspired styling by both mother and daughter Aldridge. But what I mostly can’t get enough of is in the background of their photos—the ah-mazingly decorated home they live in. Have you ever seen a more glam dining room (above)? Sigh. Style/SWOON just posted a better look at their eclectic and slightly madcap interiors. Get a home tour, after the jump… Keep reading »

Can The Hipsters Save Polaroid?

When earlier this year Polaroid announced that it would stop producing its instant photo film and cameras, Girl Talk concerts came to a screeching halt and American Apparel model wannabes actually registered something else on their faces besides indifference. What would the world do without the artsy party snaps? “Culture, man, is going down the sh*tter,” they said.

Who should come to the rescue but hipster shopping mecca Urban Outfitters, who is about to launch an international Polaroid-saving (they hope) campaign. Yeah, really. Keep reading »

Organized Gift Giving Is Better Gift Giving

It may only be Aug. 18, but it’s never too early to get crackin’ on your holiday shopping. While some of you may operate well under pressure, I need to start thinking about it now. Even if I don’t buy the presents right away, it makes me feel less desperate because at least I know what’s out there.

This year, I may go all-out and get super organized, making friends and family fill out this cute vital stats sheet designed by Made in England (and available to download for free). Yes, you might come across as a little anal, but calling your sister on Dec. 19 to ask for her shoe size kind of ruins the surprise. [Made In England] Keep reading »

Crave: 500 Colored Pencils

Calling all artists and creative types—and those who just think they’re the next Da Vinci! Social Designer, a company that strives to get people thinking and creating differently, has started a colored pencils of the month club. Well, sort of. After you sign up, once a month you get a batch of 25 different colored pencils delivered to your door. So, just when you’re over the colors you’ve got, a new shipment arrives with loads more pigment possibilities! This so beats the mega box of Crayola crayons. [$33 per month for a 20-month subscription, 500 Pencils] Keep reading »

Chic Barf Bags: Get Sick In Style

As a child, I had an extremely sensitive stomach. This resulted in my eating only bacon when my family went out to dinner [Does this explain why you're now a vegetarian? -- Editor] and getting sick on car rides lasting more than two hours. The former garnered me the nickname “Bacon Lady,” the latter made me incredibly embarrassed. Some may say Morning Chicness Bags are a complete waste of money at a cost of $7.50 for 10, but I would have liked to have had Motion Chicness bags. If they had been around earlier, I could at least have had a cute receptacle in which to vomit. Instead, it once ended up in my little sister’s bag of Silly Putty and travel games, and to this day, she still reminds me of this. [Morning Chicness Bags via Jezebel] Keep reading »

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