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Swine Stamps

Pigstamp To honor the Year of the Pig, the Chinese government has printed a series of scratch-and-sniff postal stamps that smell and taste like sweet and sour pork (more info here). Poke around eBay, and you should be able to find some for sale.

Update: Year of the Pig Stamps: Neither Sweet Nor Sour

Listed by Josh Friedland on Jan 22, 2007 in Art and Paper | Link | Comments (9) | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

Pocky Pride

Pocky Fans of Pocky, the Japanese chocolate-dipped snack, can now wear their alimentary allegiance with a Pocky Cellphone Strap. The device, which doubles as a key ring "mascot," plays the official Pocky theme song and comes in all 10 Pocky flavors (including Men's Pocky, the world's only gendered snack). $4.37 at strapya-world.com. [via Gizmodo]

Listed by Josh Friedland on Jan 19, 2007 in Culinary Couture | Link | Comments (2) | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

Down with PTZ?

Brugo_1 Are you down with PTZ? That's the "Perfect Temperature Zone," according to the makers of the Brugo travel mug.

As you tip the thermal mug, hot coffee is released into a small chamber at the top where it cools down before reaching PTZ. $19.95 in multiple colors at Brugo.

Listed by Josh Friedland on Jan 15, 2007 in Coffee, Gadgets | Link | Comments (2) | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

Broom for Baking

Amishcaketesterbroom The Swiffer has dealt a serious blow to brooms everywhere, but one thing it can't do is test whether your cake is fully baked. The Amish Cake Tester Broom (found via Book of Joe) is comprised of corn husk straws that can be broken off and used as cake testers. $6.99, including a poem, at CHEFS.

Listed by Josh Friedland on Jan 10, 2007 in Bakeware | Link | Comments (1) | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

Spoonstraw Style

Strawspoon Does the image of a spoonstraw evoke a Proustian taste memory of a Slurpee paired with Now and Laters? Well, wipe those memory banks clean because Bodum has transformed the humble utensil into the sleek MIZU Straw Spoon, which is stylish enough for slurping a cup of almond granita. $4.95 at Bodum.

Listed by Josh Friedland on Jan 5, 2007 in Tableware | Link | Comments (0) | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

Spoiler Alert

Daysago_1 When did you open that baby food? And, how many days months has it been since you unsealed that jar of mayonnaise? The New York Times recently pointed to the DaysAgo "digital day counter," a nifty timer which attaches to a container either magnetically or by suction to track the declining freshness of your food. $10 for a pair at howmanydaysago.com.

Listed by Josh Friedland on Jan 3, 2007 in Gadgets | Link | Comments (2) | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post