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Plush toys for kids can also be very original

Surprise your kid turning one of his/her drawings into a teddy, celebrate with Pee & Poo that your kid says goodbye to nappies, or let your kid show off his/her Uglydolls

Uglydolls, the plush trend in the States
Uglydolls, the plush trend in the States
  Uglydolls: the leaders of the pack. From the creative minds of artists David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim, Ugglydolls won the 2006 Toy Of The Year award in the Speciality Toy category, and they have inspired more than one animation movies. There are about twenty different characters, each one with unique personalities and available in three sizes. Their motto: 'Cuteness and ugliness have never had such a good relationship'.

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 on 4 Sep 2008 by Susana Navalón in Unusual gifts

Learn how to take advantage of a plush toy

What is a plush toy useful for? To sit down on, to carry data, to “calm” the baby and even to treat alzheimer!

Panda bear plush easy chair designed by Fernando & Humberto Campana
Panda bear plush easy chair designed by Fernando & Humberto Campana
  Some designers have realized that there is more to plushies than cute decorative toys or inseparable teddies to cuddle around and feel better.

A plush toy could be super useful. For instance, you can use it to sit down on. It is not that odd to find a chair made out of the same material that has been used for teddies.

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 on 4 Sep 2008 by Susana Navalón in Unusual gifts

Small, with great memory capacity and... designer as well

Put a unique pen drive in your life and transport your files in style

Mimobot Usb flash drive, from Friends With You
Mimobot Usb flash drive, from Friends With You
  Their huge popularity has taken us to give them multiple names: pen drive, memory stick, flash drive, flash memory, key-ring, lighter, prick, stick, bug… or simply, USB. Their small size allows to build them in any everyday object such us key-rings, pens, lighters, watches and even Swiss knives. Big enterprises have adopted them as company gifs or merchandising. And as it happened with portable phones, more and more types started to appear as their used spread and they became popular.

The truth is that this gadget, resilient to scratches and dust, has displaced CDs, floppy disks and alike for data carrying, because of its memory capacity –up to 8 GB!–, for its lightness, its low cost and its lasting durability, as they can keep data for 10 years and are one-million-times rewritable.

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 on 4 Sep 2008 by Susana Navalón in Unusual gifts

The USB fashion is here: get yourself an original pen drive

Sophisticated, funny, multifunctional, childish... which one suits you best?

Flippy Mimobot, chicks terror
Flippy Mimobot, chicks terror
  Who would have thought back in 1995 when IBM created the first flash memory that this little device would end up adopting the shape of sushi food, an alien or be built-in bracelets or watches? Popularity pays off. And there’s no stop to it!

The pen drive has become the modern gadget, the ideal gift for your partner, friends or that strange girl that you never know what to give to her.

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 on 4 Sep 2008 by Susana Navalón in Unusual gifts

The Mimobots, high tech creativity leaders

Illustrators and artists designing fashionable pen drives

Gloomy Bear by Japanese illustrator Mori Chack
Gloomy Bear by Japanese illustrator Mori Chack
  Do you remember the famous tamagochis? Surely there are still some around, well fed and taken care of… Mimobots are the 20th Century tamagochis. They are waiting for a human to adopt them and feed them with memory. They come from Planet Blõôh and their tails light up when they are connected.

Marketed by Mimoco, one of the most outstanding pen drive brands, they have very soon proved to be a geeks favourite flash drive because of their original designs.

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 on 4 Sep 2008 by Susana Navalón in Unusual gifts

The most curious pen drives to be found in the Internet

For old times nostalgia, pranksters, Japanese food lovers…

Usb Driver Cassette
Usb Driver Cassette
  Local IT shops do not dare to store and sell them… Where’s their sense of humour? If you’re looking for an original pen drive, you can browse the net and find some great ideas not to go unnoticed.

If you miss the old mix tapes, the Usb Driver Cassette is for you. A retro touch for your computer with this usb stick where you can store up to 1 hour of high quality music, double sided, like in the old days, or storing any other files or data in its 64 MB memory capacity.

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 on 4 Sep 2008 by Susana Navalón in Unusual gifts

Post-It or Toast-It?

Within our household, the days of the old sticky "Post-It" are numbered. Save paper and brand your message on a slice of toast

Post-It'ing messages across is passé. It’s time for the Toast-It
Post-It'ing messages across is passé. It’s time for the Toast-It
  The "Post-It" era is coming to an end. It was fine while it last it, but it’s come out of fashion. The last trend is the "Toast-It": anything you want to say to your partner, write it on the breakfast toast. It’s eco-friendly as it does not waste paper, besides it’s got the charm of ephemeral and does not leave traces (your words will be eaten).

Eating your words will be easy peasy if this great idea toaster designed by Sasha Tseng hits the stores.

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 on 2 Sep 2008 by Alicia Rodríguez Mediavilla in Unusual gifts

Our Great-Grandparents’ Inventions

The GPS or the Thermomix seem quite modern, but they are not that contemporary. Their first clear ancestors date back to the first decades of the 20th Century

1920’s GPS
1920’s GPS
  Many devices which make our lives much easier, come from ideas conceived in the days of yore. Although it’s true to say that they’ve been much improved, but back in the 19th Century there were people dedicated to create intriguing thingamabobs with the intention of solving everyday problems. Many of them kept evolving and all of us have one at home.

Maurice Collins is a British man, a retired businessman, who has an amazing valuable collection made up of over one thousand four hundred historical gadgets.

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 on 2 Sep 2008 by Alicia Rodríguez Mediavilla in News and curiosities

Retro MP3 players

We don’t know if such a device is retro or futuristic. The idea is fine, but, weren’t CDs doomed to disappear?

Outwardly, it’s just a MP3 player
Outwardly, it’s just a MP3 player
  Mobile phone with built-in camera and internet connection, MP3 players which allow you to watch movies... It’s obvious that we like multi-functional gadgets.

Here comes another one: Dual Music Player or, in other words, a MP3 player capable or reading your CDs as well.

Outwardly it is an MP3, ideal sized to carry it in your pocket or hanging from your shirt.

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 on 2 Sep 2008 by Alicia Rodríguez Mediavilla in Unusual gifts

Kids Republic: the world’s best bookstore for children

Table or slide? Window or reading hideout? Why not both? That’s the proposal of the Kids Republic bookstore in Beijing

Kids Republic, the world’s best bookstore for children
Kids Republic, the world’s best bookstore for children
  Well, we all agree that reading is good and interesting and that libraries and bookstores are fascinating places. But, why can’t they build one in my local neighbourhood like Kids Republic, the best bookstore for children in the whole world? In exchange, I promise to read fifty books a year, that is, sitting inside one of those rounded windows.

Beijing houses since 2006 a bookstore called Kids Republic, the world’s best bookstore.

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 on 2 Sep 2008 by Alicia Rodríguez Mediavilla in Art, design and architecture
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