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A crumb-less cracker!

Have you ever been dared to eat four saltine crackers in one minute? It’s one of those games kids play at camp when the councilor has run out of ideas. While it sounds easy, it’s deceptively difficult and few come out as winners.

Image from: emilyelizabethjewelry.com

You wouldn’t want to play that game with the Golden Saltine Cracker necklace by Emily Elizabeth Jewelry. The 14 karat gold plated charm does look remarkably like the crispy cracker from your camp days, and it’s not pricey, selling for $30 on the designer’s website, but it’s still not edible.

It does come with this selling point: zero crumbs!

-Otiena Ellwand

Image from: emilyelizabethjewelry.com

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Lomo Camera goes high-end

photo from lomography

Capture your golden moments with a Lomo LC-A+Gold special edition camera. For everyone who loves a good looking tech toys, this camera is for you.

 Twenty-four carat gold leaf gilding, smooth leather wrapping, and an original Russian Minitar lens, beautiful wooden casing, and a unique number guaranteeing authenticity—we know, you’re drooling, us too.

photo from lomo

 Only 130 are being produced making them super duper, insert key word, exclusive. They retail for $600USD, so it may not be something you buy on a whim, but, should definitely be on your list of must-haves. The plastic Lomo cameras have been around since the 80’s, and were popular because they were cheap. Who doesn’t love a good cheap toy?

Get ready to snap dreamy photos, full of the saturated colours just like the original ones.

 Well the new guys aren’t cheap, but they sure are pretty.

-Melissa S. Robinson

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Laser Watch

What would be the slickest way to answer, “Do you have the time?” Obviously, the answer is with lasers.

Image from yankodesign.com

Watch designer Jihun Yeom has designed a geek-sheik faceless watch that uses laser beams to create time hands: red being minutes, blue being hours.

Image from yankodesign.com

To activate it, simply touch the sides of the face. So unfortunately if you don’t have a free hand, you can’t activate the time, rendering it an accessory.

Image from yankodesign.com

This watch is visually stunning and could set the standard for watch design this year. We can’t wait to see it hit the streets.

– Tim Morse

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Function vs. Desgin in shoes

photo from Dezeen

Ladies love them. Men invented them. It’s the high heel. Usually when we talk about shoes we talk about colour, material and height but this time its all about structure. Tea Petrovic has designed a collection shoes based on the sculptor Russian Naum Gabo and Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.
 

photo from Dezeen

The proof is definitely in the pudding, as her designs have the essence of each shoe being a sculptural- architectural form.
 

photo from Dezeen

Each shoe was based strictly on the high heel. The design of the heel determined the form of the shoe.

photo from Dezeen

 
Petrovic see’s the empty space between the woman’s heel and floor and she is determined to fill it…creatively of course.

photo by Dezeen

                                                                                 
Now don’t go getting your hopes up ladies the idea of function is second to design so they are not to be worn.
 

photo from Dezeen

These puppies are absolutely breathtaking. Either way function or just design these shoes are tantalizing for all eyes to witness.

-Melissa S. Robinson

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Fashion Dictionary App

When a Canadian says, “I love your tuque”, do you know what they mean? A tuque is a type of hat that also goes by the name beanie, chook, tossle cap, and snow hat in other parts of the world.

A tuque on the catwalk. Image from: thefashiontime.com

Apple and the publisher Fachverlag Schiele & Schon released a new application for the iPhone called the Garment and Fashion Dictionary that makes it easier for people who work and play in the fashion industry to avoid making such language blunders.

With the app you can translate words that have to do with clothing, fashion, accessories, design, fabrication, and tailoring into English, German, French, Italian and Spanish.

Fashion dictionary. Image from: dexigner.com

Once you know the right jargon/lingo/terminology, all you have to do is dress the part and people will start thinking you’re a local!

-Otiena Ellwand

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James Bond Phonewatch

What would James Bond be without all of his nifty gadgets? Now you have the chance to feel like a secret agent yourself, introducing the W Phonewatch by Kempler & Strauss.

Image from designboom.com

Small and light, you’ll still be able to climb up walls without the device hindering your dexterity. Or place phone calls on this watch and talk into the accompanying Bluetooth headset, without giving your position away. Record videos and snap pics of your secret agent adventures so you can later impress the beautiful ladies that all secret agents fraternize with.

If you get a chance to rest from your secret agent duties, why not blast some beats and play some games?

Yes, all this is possible when you’re living a 007-lifestyle– coming soon to your wrist!

Have no aspirations to be a secret agent? No worries, now you can say your watch does more than just tell time and your phone will always be close at hand.

-Otiena Ellwand

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