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Go Ninja Go Ninja Go!

Go Ninja Go Ninja Go!

If you are anywhere near being obsessed with The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, like myself, you have got to get your hands on these shoes; or should i say feet? These super cool “crime-fighting” boots are sure to be the envy of any human “ninja”. The design for these boots feature a cushy-fitting shape, mimicking(…)

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It’s a Bit Corny

It’s a Bit Corny

Show of hands of who wouldn’t want a long, Velcro, sweetcorn pillow. This pillow allows you to detach and reattach (with Velcro) the little corns to use them as pillows. In addition to all of those awesome little kernels of corn is a mat that is easily rolled out to be played on. Is this(…)

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Hey Kiddo

Hey Kiddo

It always seems extremely easy to lose things, no matter how important they can be to us. It shows, on a daily, when we notice ourselves constantly misplacing our car keys, phones, credit cards, and sometimes even our brains. Being a first time parent, or even a second or third time parent, the pressure is(…)

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Ride On Scooter

Ride On Scooter

Chicco’s beautifully designed product Ride On is an advanced designed scooter made specifically for children ranging from 1-4 years of age. The Ride On can seem a bit deceiving and quite original when you take your first look; this thing seems to do just about everything. Ride on acts as a scooter, a bouncer, a(…)

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A Computer You Can Throw

A Computer You Can Throw

Kids these days are so involved with their technology and video games that they hardly spend time being active or playing outside with each other. Wanting to provide kids with the best of both worlds, some clever minds have created Hackaball, a programmable toy that lets kids explore the technology side of life while also(…)

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Get in Synchrony

Get in Synchrony

For parents seeking connection with their autistic children, the bonding process can prove very difficult. However, it has been shown that music therapy has created a setting for bonding and intimacy that creates understanding. In persuing this communication platform, designer Kenneth Tay has created the Synchrony. Music therapy instruments that you find at establishments like West(…)

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Do You Wanna Go Sledding?

Do You Wanna Go Sledding?

Sledding is a great pastime for kids or adults, but carrying and storing sleds can prove difficult because of their bulkiness. To take all the stress out of sledding and offer better portability and storage options, the designers at Maarno have created the Folding Sled! Snow sleds are a common household item for people who(…)

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Eggstraterrestrial

Eggstraterrestrial

Make breakfast more fun for your kids (or you!) with an out-of-this world egg holder. And yes, it is literally out of this world because it is shaped like a flying saucer! Designed by the clever genius Itamar Burnstein for Monkey Business, the Egg 51 egg cup is totally eggcellent! (Sorry, we had to.) Egg(…)

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Glow Anywhere

Glow Anywhere

Creative lighting is an important aspect of many living spaces, providing not only a mood setting with the light but also adding personality to the space’s style. It’s no surprise, then, that the Mool Bit lamp by Yeontaek Lee is perfect for adding a cute little touch to any room. Not only is it a(…)

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Mag Neato

Mag Neato

Magicians are constantly using some of the coolest gadgets in the science world to perform outstanding feats of illusion. One such gadget is the set of powerful magnets known as the Magnetation Stress Reliever by Alexey Chugunnikov. Both a stress relieving exercise and a cool trick, the set of 4 magnets are made of lightweight(…)

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Light Up the World with this Lantern

Light Up the World with this Lantern

If you’ve never heard of Outernet, then you’re missing a great opportunity to learn how the entire world could have access to critical information found on the internet. In order to access, store, and organize this information, we all need the Lantern: a portable data receiving and storage device that can literally put the world(…)

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Fitness Matters

Fitness Matters

We’re all trying to achieve a healthy lifestyle, and for most of us that means a physical fitness routine. But these can tough if you don’t feel motivated or encourage in any way. Some people have the advantage of a personal trainer, but oftentimes we don’t have the money or time for one. Combining physical fitness with(…)

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Good, Green Monsters

Good, Green Monsters

It’s important for children to get in the habit of being environmentally conscious, which can be tough sometimes without simple explanations that they can understand. To help kids learn good green habits, designer Anastasia Bondarenko has created Eco Monsters. A set of adorable little creatures, they teach kids more about energy efficiency, water conservation, recycling,(…)

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A Sticky Situation

A Sticky Situation

Whether you’re wrapping presents, sending lots of packages, or working as a cashier, you use a lot of tape. And those of us who have suffered through tape dispenser scrapes, and wrestling with tape rolls that won’t dispense properly, know that cheap dispensers can lead to sticky situations. So, the designers at Joongho Choi’s design(…)

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Jump for Joy

Jump for Joy

What if you could create energy by jumping rope? This is actually possible! By using the kinetic energy collected from the movement of a jump rope, designer Bae Gyu Ri has created a jump-powered lighting system called Jumping Lighting. Kinetic-powered jumps ropes are becoming a common toy for children in first-world countries, with editions such(…)

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