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January 04, 2018

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These Toast Handwarmers Will Be A Lifesaver In Any Freezing Office

The only thing worse than having to trek through the cold, miserable weather every morning in order to make your commute to work is making it to the office only to find that it's just as frigid inside as it is outside. Trying to get work done in a freezing office feels almost impossible sometimes, no matter how many cups of hot coffee you drink or how plush your blanket is. If you'd rather not spend an entire workday shivering, Smoko has your back, because you can now buy these toast-shaped handwarmers that'll keep your hands nice and warm all day long.

 

From Delish

http://www.delish.com/food/a57317/smoko-toast-handwarmers-video/

December 29, 2017

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These Heated Foot-Warming Unicorn Slippers Are All We Want in Life

We have found the best cozy Winter accessory of all time. These Smoko Plush Unicorn Heated Foot Warmer Slippers ($40) combine all of our favorite things. For starters, they are mythical creatures, but the significant feature is that they warm up. All you have to do is plug them into a USB computer port or wall adapter to turn on the heat. Once they're toasty, unplug them and enjoy for up to an hour. Such a brilliant idea!

If pink isn't your thing, this cute pair also comes in purple. We found a narwhal version as well. They're only available in one size, but they can fit up to a women's 12 shoe. We are so excited to test out these slippers — it's like wrapping each foot in an electric blanket.

These slippers would be a fun, creative gift idea, but we don't blame you if you just want to buy them for yourself. Get them on Amazon now!

Re-blogged from POPSUGAR.COM

 

thanks POP SUGAR!

December 15, 2017

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May 31, 2016

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Humorous Illustrations Of Chewbacca As Comical Visual Puns

London-based designer and illustrator Joe Stone is back with a follow-up project. Titled ‘Drewbacca’, this new series follows the theme of his ‘Drawntroopers’ project. With some humorous wordplay and visual puns, he imagines ‘Chewie’ from Star Wars as ‘Queuebacca’ (waiting in line), ‘Loobacca’ (sitting on the loo), ‘Stewbecca’ (cooking a stew), and more.

h/t: designtaxi

 

 

May 31, 2016

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Japanese Log Moving Tradition

If riding a giant log down a steep mountain sounds like an ideal way to spend a quiet spring afternoon, theOnbashira Festival is for you. Held every 6 years in Nagano, Japan, the festival involves moving enormous logs over difficult terrain completely by hand with the help of thickly braided ropes and an occasional assist from gravity as the logs barrel down hills. The purpose is to symbolically renew a nearby shrine where each log is eventually placed to support the foundation of several shrine buildings. The event has reportedly continued uninterrupted for 1,200 years.

 

via colossal

May 24, 2016

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WORK BLOG / DRAGON LIGHT UP SLIPPERS

It's always exciting to work on new projects at Smoko.  We decided to take on the dragon light up slippers project.  It's already been month since we have started and we can't wait to launch this bad *ss dragon!  

Prototyping base on the concept

Other color ways we are working on

 

What colors do you like on them?

May 24, 2016

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Glow Worms Turn New Zealand Cave Into Starry Night And I Spent Past Year Photographing It

Something quite special dwells beneath the surface of New Zealand and these images prove that the country is just as beautiful below ground as it is above!

The Waitomo area is famous for it’s limestone caves and within these caves are one of the most magical insects in the world, the glowworm. Glow worms emit a phosphorescent glow that light up the cave and create a surreal environment.

Over the past year I have been back and forth to Waitomo’s Ruakuri Cave to master the art of photographing these magnificent little creatures – it’s been quite the experience! When the headlamps are out and all you can see are the glowworms, you can’t help but feel like you’ve stepped into James Cameron’s Avatar Pandora, it’s just unreal! Photographing glow worms is very similar to shooting the night sky, however the exposure time can be much longer. These images in particular range between 30 seconds and 6 minutes exposures. To achieve the shots, it required me to submerge myself and my tripod in cold water for up to 6-8 hours a day – it was totally worth it!

More info: shaunjeffersphotography.com

May 23, 2016

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May 23, 2016

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This Maternity Photo Shoot Turned Surprise Proposal Will Melt Your Heart

“[She and her husband] were the first people we told we were pregnant,” Pardo told BuzzFeed News of her friend. “We FaceTimed them right away, I think two days after we found out, before we told anyone else. And her first thing was, ‘We’ll set up your maternity shoot.’”

The friend arranged for her brother-in-law, who is a professional photographer, to take the photos for the couple.

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May 11, 2016

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Fantastically surreal animated GIFs by digital artist Carl Burton today

Digital artist and animator Carl Burton creates quick atmospheric GIFs that blend elements of science fiction and surrealism. Glittering illuminated tentacles appear to twist through the dark while neon lasers emerge from deep pools of water. Much of what you see here represents Burton’s personal experiments, but the NYC-based creative also lends his illustrative style to images for long-form publications around the web. He works primarily with Cinema 4D, Photoshop, and After Effects, spending several hours or even days on a single GIF depending on its complexity. You can see more of his work on Tumblr. (via This Isn’t Happiness)