How Mask Makers Turn Silicone Into Glorious Guts and Gore

If you're looking for ideas on how to transform yourself into a disease-ridden horned demon this month, you'll want to head behind-the-scenes at Immortal Masks. The Hollywood-based company designs high-end creature masks for special effects teams in film. Or anyone who wants to seriously scare the shit out of… » 10/20/14 4:00pm 10/20/14 4:00pm

Placemat Plates That Suction to Tables Are Every Parent's Dream

The day a parent hands over the spoon to a toddler learning to feed themselves is the same day that meal cleanup becomes infinitely more involved. Overturned bowls and spills are inevitable, but possibly less frequent if this silicone placemat with a built-in segmented bowl succeeds in its Kickstarter campaign. » 9/10/14 4:18pm 9/10/14 4:18pm

​All The Camping Gear You'll Ever Need For Under $100

Camping is cheap, but get serious, and the camping gear is not. It's actually totally possible to stay warm, dry and comfortable in the outdoors for virtually no money, you'll just have to sacrifice some weight and convenience. Here's how. » 8/05/14 2:00pm 8/05/14 2:00pm

Silicone Pads Make Everything Stick To Your Fridge, Not Just Magnets

We've probably all seen those silicone pads that promise to keep your smartphone or sunglasses from sliding off your dashboard while driving. But a company called Siconi has one you can adhere to your fridge—or any vertical surface—to hold everything from shopping lists to car keys. » 7/04/14 5:00pm 7/04/14 5:00pm

How to Make Your Own Glowing Light Bulbs That Don't Need Electricity

If remembering to keep an emergency flashlight charged is beyond your responsible capabilities, here's a great tutorial on how to make another backup light source that never needs power or batteries. Over on Korean-based Hobby Design there's a relatively simple steb-by-step guide on how to make these glowing silicone… » 11/18/13 1:20pm 11/18/13 1:20pm

This Flat Flexible Lunch Bag Can Hold Your Heftiest Hoagie

Almost like a real-life version of Santa's bag, Unikia's new Compleat Foodskin lunchbag can magically expand—thanks to the wonder that is silicone—to accommodate even a massive midday meal. And when you're done eating, it's flat enough to easily slip in your bag and take home at the end of the night. » 8/16/13 5:20pm 8/16/13 5:20pm

You'll Never Break This Awesome Rubber Lamp

If you're a complete klutz, you could do with Cologne designer Thomas Schnur's Rubber Lamp. Not only does it look awesome—you'll never break it, either. » 5/29/13 7:01am 5/29/13 7:01am

Silicone Boozeware Will Easily Survive Your Most Drunken Rampages

A strategically thrown glass can perfectly emphasize the drunken point you're trying to make, but cleaning up the aftermath while hungover in the morning is no fun. So swap out your fancy wine and martini glasses with these soft, silicone alternatives that can take a licking—and a smashing—and bounce right back. Each … » 4/23/13 2:40pm 4/23/13 2:40pm

Silicone Storage Bags Will Make You Wish Every Meal Was Leftovers

Storage containers for leftovers and other foods are usually designed to be cheap and disposable. But it turns out there's a better way. Silicone once again makes our lives easier with these reusable, sealable storage bags that are safe to microwave, boil, or steam. » 2/25/13 12:20pm 2/25/13 12:20pm

Tiny Internal Explosions Power This Robot's Amazing Jumping Prowess

For years we all assumed that robots and artificial creatures had to be made of metal and other rigid materials. But there's now a movement to create soft, squishy bots that use unorthodox power sources like compressed air, and, believe it or not, literal explosions. » 2/07/13 4:00pm 2/07/13 4:00pm

Unbreakable Silicone Plates Inspired By Tropical Leaves

If you're worried about broken plates at your next dinner party, but the festivities call for something a little more upscale than Chinet, MoMA's food-safe silicone leaf plates are the perfect solution. » 6/23/12 6:00pm 6/23/12 6:00pm

Roll-Up Bottle Is Big When You Need it, Small When You Don't

The Bübi Bottle may look like a normal plastic water container, but it's actually made from firm, yet supple, silicone. This means you can roll it up when you're done to save space, but we wouldn't suggest reaching for it in a bar brawl. » 5/05/12 5:30pm 5/05/12 5:30pm

A USB Vibrator That Gets the Job Done In More Ways than One

The utility of your average vibrator is pretty clear, right? Pleasure. Combining that purpose with anything else would normally seem unnecessary. The Duet makes its case nicely by being both a waterproof USB drive and cute little love toy. » 8/16/11 11:20am 8/16/11 11:20am

3M's Silicone Medical Tape Will Make Bandage Removal a Painless Process

Imagine taking off a band-aid or medical tape, not grimacing in pain as the bandage adhesive pulls hair and skin cells with it. That is what 3M is promising with their new silicone tape technology, which bonds with skin in a way that other tape adhesives don't. » 6/10/11 8:40pm 6/10/11 8:40pm

Samsung's Foldable Display Will Let You Stuff Giant Tablets in Your…

Tiny tablets' major advantage over the 10-inch crowd: They'll fit in your pocket (especially if you're the type of person who wears cargo pants). Samsung's latest foldable, creaseless AMOLED display will let you fold a tablet in half—effectively making bigger tablets pocketable. » 5/12/11 11:20pm 5/12/11 11:20pm

Silicone Steamer Bowls Might Be The Perfect Bachelor Kitchenware

It's rare to find a kitchen concept that looks truly innovative, but these silicone steam roasting bowls look ace: use them to mix; use them to bake or steam; use them to serve. Will Lékué actually make them? [via Dezeen] » 11/29/10 7:00pm 11/29/10 7:00pm

How To Pirate Vinyl Records

Just because vinyl records are analog, it doesn't mean you can't pirate them. All you need is a wood box, glass, window cement, silicone mixture, liquid plastic and a drill press. Hey, I didn't say it was going to be easy. » 7/29/10 10:40pm 7/29/10 10:40pm

Wii Fit Foot Massage Pad Mixes Pleasure With Pain

Most people would not describe working out as a pleasurable experience, but nobody said that it has to be complete torture. That's where these silicone covers for your Wii Fit balance board can help. » 1/21/09 6:00pm 1/21/09 6:00pm

Brando Silicone HDD Case Prevents Bareback Docking

Mainly for use with their hard disk dock » 10/13/08 12:40pm 10/13/08 12:40pm that accepts HDDs like SNES carts, these silicone rubbers, complete with removable end caps, will keep your disks from slipping around too much and add a modicum of extra protection for $17. If only anti-virus defense was this easy. []

Zuneone Silicone Case - The Best Cheap Zune Case Yet

Readers will probably know we're not gigantic fans of cases for portable media players around here, preferring to just let them get scratched up for the sake of convenience and looks. But this Silicone case from Zune One seems to be a pretty decent one if you really must have a case. » 2/02/07 3:20pm 2/02/07 3:20pm