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Don’t ‘mesh’ with these Gear Coasters

Gear Coasters

Designed by Scott Sullivan, Gear Coasters are the perfect drink accessory for any discerning gearhead. Handmade, the coasters will vary from set to set, but all are between 3.5 to 4.25 inches in diameter. Felt-lined bottoms complete each coaster keeping your tabletop dry and free from any (well, some) inadvertent metal-induced scarring that may happen while drinking.

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February 26, 2009   No Comments

Hold Ups Wine Rack helps to keep wine in line

Hold Ups Refrigerator Wine Rack

Constantly struggling to find room in your fridge for wine bottles? If your fridge is anything like mine, most of the shelves are not tall enough, and the ones in the door are usually filled up. Wine bottles end up on their side, inevitably rolling around inconsiderately knocking every thing else out of the way. I prefer to give my wine its own space for a more harmonious inner fridge.

Wine bottles need space and Hold Ups Refrigerator Wine Rack can provide it. Slide the gizmo through the wire shelves in your fridge and twist to install. Suddenly, the contents of your refrigerator are transformed from an unruly mob into upright model denizens (or horizontal, in this case).

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February 26, 2009   No Comments

Grow your own $100 cucumber

Cucumber on a pizza?

You know how square watermelons (for some reason) sell for close to one hundred dollars in Japan? Well, now you can get in on the ground floor for the next big craze: fanciful cucumber design. Tap into your entrepreneurial spirit with Heart Shaped Cucumber Molds.

Working the same way as the aforementioned ovally-challenged watermelons, simply place your young cucumber into the device and let Mother Nature run its course. (Constricted by this contraption, that is.) When it’s time to harvest, remove the sleeve, and it’s off to market you go!

Via InventorSpot

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February 26, 2009   6 Comments

Make ice spheroids for orbiting a chilled wine bottle

Ice Orb Icemaker

Why settle for boring old ice cubes when you can have ice spheroids? This Ice Orb Icemaker not only makes some cool looking ice, but can also act as a wine chiller too. To make the novel shaped spheroids, simply fill the silicon shell to the marked line, insert the inner bucket and place it in the freezer. The water is kept in spheroid formation until you later pop it free as ice.

The ice mold makes 21 spheroids of ice, but even better it doubles as an ice bucket. Perfect for chilling wine, the bucket is 5 inches tall with a diameter of 6 inches. It holds a good amount of 52 ice spheroids at a time, which means your bottle of wine with be chilling in style for as long as it lasts.

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February 25, 2009   No Comments

Chop salad right in the bowl — and more

Salad Chopper Bowl

Like many others, I find myself using appliances and tools for tasks that they are not designed for. Be it a screwdriver as a hammer or a fork as a knife, there are hidden uses lurking in all of our hand tools. Sometimes, they are not so hidden.

This Salad Chopper and Bowl from OXO looks to me like it has a second, more useful application. Sure the bowl is great, but I can’t really see myself chopping vegetables inside of it. Some pieces would end up too big, some too small, and all of them oddly shaped. Instead, I’ll choose to chop my salad the old-fashioned way, and serve with pizza strips that could only be cut from such an original salad pizza chopper.

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February 25, 2009   No Comments

Price alert: Every serving utensil you will ever need

Serving Set

Bed Bath & Beyond has a special deal right now for a Reed and Barton Arlington 17-Piece Serving Set. For $19.99 you can get practically every utensil you will ever need when it comes to serving.

Set includes a gravy ladle, all-purpose tong, berry spoon, pie server, lasagna server, master serving spoon, master serving fork, pasta server, soup ladle, ice tong, macaroni sever plus two each of the serving spoon, pierced serving spoon, and serving fork.

Dishwasher safe, the pieces are constructed of chrome stainless steel. Not every serving piece you need? A carving knife and carving fork are available with the 13-piece set, also $19.99.

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February 25, 2009   No Comments