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30 Jan
Marriage-Hunting Apartments Feature A Stripper Pole In The Living RoomJapanese women looking to impress potential husbands should bring them home... but not to just any home. Each “konkatsu” apartment features a stripper pole and a bathtub right in the living room. Now that's what I call living!
22 Jan
Fleeceleeves Cuddle Your Coffee Cup The Eco-Friendly WayJava junkies feeling guilty about tossing out cardboard coffee cup sleeves after each use now have a fashionable, innovative, eco-friendly alternative: the Fleeceleeve! Available in a wide range of colors and patterns, these fleecy mug-huggers fit almost any cup and can be over and over again.
4 Oct
Lumi Deco LED Light-up Nail Stickers Shine When Your Phone RingsLumi Deco LED Light-up Nail Stickers are designed to respond to NFC waves emitted by Android devices, mobile wallet functions, and digital cash IC cards. No batteries required... where would you put them, anyway?
27 Jan
Love Cucumbers? Show It and Grow It with Heart Shaped MoldsCucumbers shaped to your heart's desire without resorting to a paring knife? That's the idea behind these clear plastic molds that allow your veggies to literally grow into a shape perfect for lovable slicing.
7 May
Meet 'Mame Cam', the World's Smallest Micro Replica DSLR CameraThink bulky, heavy DSLR cameras are a pain in the neck? You're right, they are – especially when that leather strap digs into your cervical vertebrae like Godzilla's dental floss. Now Japanese gadget guru Thanko has got something weary photographers will be thankful for: Mame Cam, the world's smallest micro replica DSLR camera!
9 Jun
Japanese Road Sign Earrings Make Admirers Stop & Look Both WaysJapanese road sign earrings from Toumei are sold in sets of three so you can mix & match to suit your mood. Wearing them just might create more traffic jams in your personal space.
26 Oct
Polar Bear & Penguin Ice Cube Cups Raise Environmental Awareness While Cooling Your DrinkGlobal warming poses grave consequences for polar bears and penguins. Raise awareness of their plight while you raise your glass... cleverly chilled with global warming warning ice cubes from cups conceived by Japan's Atsuhiro Hayashi.
22 Jul
Evolution Eraser: Intelligent Design that Makes Errors ExtinctEvolution may be an ongoing process but Japanese designer Hiroyuki Shiratori has made it stationery, thanks to his revolutionary Evolution Eraser.
26 May
Mt. Fuji Travel Tissue Case Blows Its Top When You Blow Your NoseSneeze the moment with a cute & clever Mt. Fuji Travel Tissue Case! The 100% cotton case designed by Tomohiro Ikegaya for Goodbymarket relies on users to provide the case's one moving part: the tissue paper poking out from Mt. Fuji's snow-capped summit.
16 Mar
Happy Hacking Keyboard Could Be Just Your TypeWhile the Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional 2 from Japan's PFU was designed with the needs of coders and UNIX system administrators in mind, its many attributes appeal to everyday, practical-minded keyboard users as well.
9 Jan
Raku-Raku “Easy Plug” Safely Unplugs With A Pinch Instead Of A PullYo dawg, Japan's Konna Shop heard you wanted a safer way to unplug electrical plugs so they found a plug you can plug your plug into that unplugs with a pinch instead of a pull!
11 Feb
Upside Down Restaurant Turns The Tables On CustomersForeign food flipping you out? The Sakasa Resuto (Upside Down Restaurant) in Nagano, Japan, bends over backwards to ensure your meal goes down - or up - easy.
31 Dec
Danboard Wallets Are Ultra-Thin, Extra-CuteDanboard leather wallets ape the look of Japan's endearingly cute cardboard robot while providing users with two slim & stylish ways to store money, credit cards and their personal ID.
29 Dec
Space Tea Lets You Taste The Universe, One Cup At A TimeSpace Tea is formulated to exude the fragrance of the universe, which if you weren't aware reeks of raspberries and rum. The herbal infusion also seeks to evoke for Earthbound imbibers the unique sweet smell spacewalking astronauts have noted upon their return to the International Space Station.
20 Dec
Nico Sushi Memo Pads Look Tasty, Won't Get StinkyThis holiday season, give the gift of sushi with Nico Sushi Memo Pads. Unlike actual sushi, these cute & colorful paper memo pads are easy to leave notes on and won't become smelly after being stuck on your refrigerator door for a few days.
18 Dec
Skull Lollipop Candy Case Shows Zombies You're No SuckerKeep your friends close and your personal lollipop closer as the old saying (sort of) goes. The Skull Lollipop Candy Case from Japan's Village Vanguard will alert those so-called “friends” to keep their sticky fingers off your fave Chupa Chups sucker.
16 Dec
Nemuriale Sleep Aid Kitten Is Better Than Counting SheepThe Nemuriale Sleep Aid Kitten is a soft & cuddly Russian Blue plush cat that puts stressed-out souls to sleep faster than the hippest hipster hypnotist!
14 Dec
Rilakkuma Condoms Make Cute & Conscientious GiftsRilakkuma "Honey" Condoms by Okamoto feature colorful box and wrapper art that's so cute, giftees might think they've been presented with a box of delicious sweet treats. Contraception just got a lot more adorable!
11 Dec
Dig In To Dinner With Deep Fried Construction Equipment!Do not operate heavy machinery while eating? The heck with that! The clever designers at Panda's Hole, an edgy division of Takara Tomy's T-Arts, suggest diners throw caution to the wind and sprinkle their new line of Deep Fried Construction Equipment over your next box lunch.
2 Nov
Statue Of Liberty Action Figures From JapanThink the Statue Of Liberty's a little too stiff? Think she should loosen up a little... or a lot? Be careful what you wish for, a designer from Japan's Takara Tomy just might make your bronze-plated dreams come true.
7 Dec
Gifted Ribbon Bands Ensure Your Gifts Look Perfect Every TimeGifted Ribbon Bands from Japan are made from red elastic silicone rubber and come in two sizes, ensuring your carefully chosen and beautifully wrapped holiday gifts (and/or bananas) look as smart and stylish as can be!
11 Dec
Giant Godzilla Christmas Tree Spruces Up Tokyo MallPining for those classic Japanese monster movies that had you sitting on pins and needles? Well fir not, er, fear not! The giant Godzilla Christmas Tree from the Aqua City Odaiba shopping mall in Tokyo is the original nightmare before Christmas!
3 Dec
KitKat Flavors of Japan Box Set Collects The Best Eats From The Far EastThe KitKat Flavors of Japan Box Set features 11 exotic KitKat flavors reflecting Japan's many unique regional culinary traditions. Even living in Japan it's tough to sample these exotic KitKats as Nestle Japan usually sells them only in their home regions. Now you can sample these signature cuisines in the form of specialty KitKats packed in a collectible showcase box.
30 Nov
Chair Back Coat Hanger Keeps Jackets Close, Clean & Crease-FreeThe Chair Back Coat Hanger from Japan's Konna Online Shop is the ultimate way to park your parka on the back of your chair. Why expose your coat to potential theft, transferred perfumes and/or somebody else's pet hair in an unsupervised communal closet when your jacket can rest securely on the back of your chair?
12 Apr
180-Degree Reclining Office Chair for Your Dream JobSleeping on the job? Japan's Thanko has something for that: a 180-degree reclining office chair that features lumbar AND slumber support.
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