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We bring you the chic and unique, the best and most bizarre shopping offers both online and offline. We offer you tips on where to buy, and some of the less mainstream and crazy, individual and offbeat items on the internet. Anything that can be bought and sold can be featured here. And we love showcasing the best and worst art and design.

The International Drone Photography Contest

International Drone Photography Contest

 

Dronestagram’s fourth annual International Drone Photography Contest didn’t feature photos of your next door neighbour’s garden, and you sunbathing in it. It actually had some pretty cool stuff, like Two Moo by LukeMaximoBell.

Spotter: International Drone Photography ContestREAD ON

Posted: 9th, July 2017 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hairy legs leggings are a hoot

Hairy leg leggings will make everyone think you have really hairy legs. The big joke is that underneath the legging you really do have hairy legs, which makes the hairy legs leggings an act of sartorial promise or threat, depending … READ ON

Posted: 7th, July 2017 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Donald Trump buttplug to ‘Putin your butt’

Donal tRump buttplug

 

With this Donald Trump buttplug you can shove the President where the sun doesn’t shine. Etsy shop Lovecrafters Toys is selling the Donald Trump buttplug – “the most tremendous thing to Putin your butt” – hand sculpted by shop … READ ON

Posted: 5th, July 2017 | In: Politicians, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How to open a wheel of Parmesan cheese (Video)

 

You can crack open a wheel of Parmesan-style Trentingrana cheese inside 7 minutes. Carlo Guffanti stars in this how-to do it video guide  us through the process. It’s not easy.

Questions later.

Spotter: The Cheese ChannelREAD ON

Posted: 4th, July 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How to write a Facebook headline that makes you wildly popular

How do you write a Facebook headline that makes you wildly popular? Buzzsumo looked at 100 million story headlines on Facebook and analysed how far they travelled in terms of shares and likes. This “will make you” more viral than … READ ON

Posted: 4th, July 2017 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Frankie Doodle Dandy: All the pizazz of the Fourth of July

Frankie Doodle Dandy wishes you a happy Independence Day.

 

frankie Doodle Dandy

 

Sitting on a blanket of American cheese, he rides in on a toasted English. He’s a Swift Premium Frank. All-American. All-delicious. He’s made with delicious cuts of meat. But

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Posted: 4th, July 2017 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Vermont maple syrups takes like urine? The advert says it does

Vermont maple syrup takes of…

 

vermont maple syrup

 

Spotter: OneBakingPandaREAD ON

Posted: 29th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Coins and the superstitious to be added to banned items on planes

Add coins to the list of items banned on aircraft. And you can add the superstitious, too. Because a woman boarding a China Southern Airlines Flight from Shanghai to Guangzhou thought it good luck to toss nine coins into the … READ ON

Posted: 29th, June 2017 | In: News, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Teenagers put glasses on museum’s floor and people thought it was art

When we saw Brooklyn Beckham’s terrible photography being passed off as a talent for anything other than parody, we recalled another example of meaningless nonsense being passed off as art. In 2016, two pranksters placed a pair of spectacles on … READ ON

Posted: 28th, June 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Children’s cigarette dummies are smoking’s new taboo

Richard Littler‏ spots this warning on cigaret packets in Germany. He tweets: “My powers of judgement are totally shot. From this image, I can’t tell if smoking is a good or bad thing.”

 

dummy smoking

 

First one to spot this … READ ON

Posted: 27th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


This No Face Money box from Spirited Away is a must have

This money box based on the character No Face on the 20-01 movie Spirited Away is great.

 

no face money box no face money box

 

Spotter: KadryREAD ON

Posted: 24th, June 2017 | In: Film, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


After Grenfell Tower: let’s envy the ‘victims’ in their luxury flats

Kensington Row grenfell tower

 

After Grenfell Tower, news that displaced residents will be rehoused in “Posh New £5m Flats” (Star) at a new-build complex called Kensington Row located around a mile and a half from the disaster. The development has 68 flats, where … READ ON

Posted: 22nd, June 2017 | In: Money, News, Tabloids, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Kelly LeBrock’s Weird Science jacket is on sale

Kelly brook weird science jacket

 

Here’s your chance to own the jacket Kelly LeBrock wore as Lisa in Weird Science (1985). You’ll need at least $30,000.

Profiles in History trails the item:

Original black leather bolero-style women’s bomber jacket with short shawl lapel and

READ ON

Posted: 21st, June 2017 | In: Film, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Barbie’s Ken’s got a manbun and cornrows

man bun ken

 

Keeping in step with the times, Mattel has unleashed a new range of Fashionistas Barbie and Ken dolls. This 40-strong platoon of dollies come in a range of shapes to reflect modern humanity’s obsession with individuality. You can … READ ON

Posted: 21st, June 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Shopper uses great keepy-uppy skills at the supermarket

To Brazil, where a local man is demonstrating how to shop with style. Forget the 5p bag and go native. And get me a dozen eggs… Game on!

 

football gif funny shoppingREAD ON

Posted: 20th, June 2017 | In: Sports, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Stephen King’s recipe for successful writing

Stephen King In On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft addresses the importance of a good night’s sleep and become a better writer:

Like your bedroom, your writing room should be private, a place where you go to dream. Your

READ ON

Posted: 19th, June 2017 | In: Books | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


80 years of New York city side by side in this neat video

The New Yorker has created this neat video of showing how New York City has changed from 1930s until today.

 

 

Spotter: Open Culture, Flashbak,… READ ON

Posted: 19th, June 2017 | In: Strange But True, Technology, The Consumer, TV & Radio | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Phoenicopterus Rex: a giant pink flamingo looms over Black Rock City

Phoenicopterus Rex

 

The fetish for big man-made things is one of our pet loves. A trip round Australia in the 1990s introduced me to The Big… Ant, Apple, Avocado, Banana, Chook and lots, lots more big plastic landmarks. Artist Josh Zubkoff … READ ON

Posted: 19th, June 2017 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0