Half of a Teapot Is Actually the Perfect Amount of Teapot

Have you ever filled your teapot up more than halfway in your life? Oh, you have? Well, not all of us are constantly having wild parties with dozens of friends for whom to make tea. The rest of us are usually only making one or two cups—and that's who the design team at the Dutch studio Droog made this teapot for. » 11/20/14 5:00pm Thursday 5:00pm

Recreate Raiders' Goriest Scene With a Melting Nazi Candle

Die-hard fans of Raiders of the Lost Ark will finally be able to recreate what is certainly the most unsettling scene in the movie, and one of the creepiest uses of practical effects ever to hit the silver screen. But instead of multiple layers of melting gelatin, this Major Toht candle is of course made of wax—so it… » 11/19/14 5:00pm Wednesday 5:00pm

Resist the Urge To Squeeze These Bubble Wrap Glasses

All humans have a weakness, something they simply can't resist, and while that can vary from person to person, there's not a single human on the planet who can overcome the temptation of popping a sheet of bubble wrap. But attempting to pop this set of bubble wrap glasses will only lead to a trip to the emergency room. » 11/18/14 5:00pm Tuesday 5:00pm

The UN Has Its Own Postal System And You Can Buy Its Awesome Stamps

One of the UN's many delightful eccentricities is its internal United Nations Postal Administration, which was founded in 1951 and issues stamps than can only be used within the UN—even though, intriguingly, they're hugely popular outside of it. The UN recently issued its latest batch of designs, and they're great. » 11/17/14 5:08pm Monday 5:08pm

A Square Filtering Water Bottle You Can Easily Clean From Both Ends

Four years ago the Clean Bottle arrived with a true innovation: a removable cap on either end that made it incredibly easy to properly clean. A few years later an upgraded version called the Square arrived that swapped curves for a rectangular design that wouldn't roll away if dropped. And now its creators are… » 11/13/14 5:00pm 11/13/14 5:00pm

The Random Scribbles on This Watch Face Actually Do Tell the Time

If you're a fan of obscure and hard to read watch faces, you've just found another addition to your collection. The sleek $180 Ora Unica is all black save for a couple of white squiggles on the watch's face. It might seem like a non-functional fashion accessory, but if you look close you'll see those seemingly random… » 11/11/14 5:00pm 11/11/14 5:00pm

This Giant Ice Cream Scooper Serves You an Entire Pint Every Time

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. But apparently not loud enough as kids because the tiny portions we got from those standard-sized ice scream scoopers pale in comparison to what this monster can serve up in one fell scoop. That's a full pint of the good stuff there, ready to crush cones and overflow… » 11/10/14 5:00pm 11/10/14 5:00pm

A Mona Lisa Wall Clock That Reconstructs the Masterpiece Over Time

There's a good chance that more people would 'get' and maybe even learn to appreciate art if it did something more practical for them. Van Gogh's Starry Night could serve as a nightlight, for example, and Seurat's A Sunday Afternoon could double as an air freshener, just like DaVinci's Mona Lisa is now a functional… » 11/06/14 5:00pm 11/06/14 5:00pm

"I Know What You're Thinking. Did He Cut Six Slices, Or Only Five?"

Cold pizza isn't without its charms, but nothing can top a piping hot pizza right out of the oven. You need to be quick on the draw when it comes to slicing and serving up that pie so the cheese stays gooey, and of all the novelty pizza cutters we've seen, none seem as perfect for the task as this $40 polished chrome… » 11/04/14 5:00pm 11/04/14 5:00pm

That Charging Cable With a Built-in Alarm Just Got Even More Useful

Remember the ChargerLeash? It was a replacement USB charging cable for your smartphone that featured a built-in audible alarm so that when it was unplugged, there was little chance you'd forget it and leave it behind. Now there's a new 'Pro' version with a simple silencer so you can also use the cable at home, without… » 11/03/14 5:00pm 11/03/14 5:00pm

A Reversible Hoodie Hides a Warm Puffy Vest On the Inside

For those times when it's a little chilly to step outside without an outer layer, but not quite cold enough for a jacket, Nike's Tech Fleece Aeroloft Windrunner serves as an extra-insulated hoodie thanks to a warm built-in vest filled with 800-fill down. And for those times when the puffy vest look isn't quite working… » 10/29/14 5:00pm 10/29/14 5:00pm

A Slim Filter That Purifies Water Bottles From the Inside

You can be relatively certain the water inside a bottle is clean and pure when you first open it, but what about when you refill it from a tap or drinking fountain? That's where a water filter can help prevent you from getting sick, or just save your taste buds. And few look as easy to use as the WaterBean, which… » 10/28/14 5:00pm 10/28/14 5:00pm

A Double-Duty Flippable Mug Holds Coffee Or Espresso

If your office doesn't pay for a cleaning service, and every employee is left to wash their own dishes, you'll want to maximize every cup, plate, and spoon you bring to work. So when it comes to caffeine you might want to swap your current mug for this $14 double-duty alternative that holds 5.5 ounces of coffee, or… » 10/27/14 5:00pm 10/27/14 5:00pm

Let a Tiny Trash Can Dispose of Your Desk Clutter

Despite its diminutive stance, this miniature garbage can from Vipp is fully functional. Touch the tiny pedal where you'd usually stomp your foot and the lid temporarily pops open letting you dispose of tiny bits of trash, or store pens, pencils, paper clips, and other bits of stuff floating around your desk. » 10/24/14 5:20pm 10/24/14 5:20pm

This Classy Connect Four Set Is Cool Enough to Keep Out of the Toy Box

Are you now, or have you ever been, a kid? If the answer is yes, chances are good that you've played Connect Four. (If the answer is no: Are you Benjamin Button?) If you're still into the game but not so into the plastic frame and primary colors, this very classy set will most certainly impress even your most refined… » 10/23/14 5:00pm 10/23/14 5:00pm