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Camster M's cool-hunting instincts have served her well in her professional stints in music, marketing, and media. A third-culture kid who has traveled since the age of four and thus brought up on three continents, she lives to collect stories and experiences, chronicling the new and undiscovered through her writing and photographs. She is at work on her first novel.
Third Culture Kids
Third Culture Kids
Global Tots Speaking Mandarin Are Prototypes of the 21st Century Citizen
In the cult film Serenity, Joss Whedon (of Buffy the Vampire Slayer fame) created a future where Westerners spoke and traded witty barbs in Mandarin. There are over 800 million native speakers of Mandarin,… MORE
Lolita Makeup
Lolita Makeup
Shiseido's Majolica Majorca Makeup Line is Manga Magnificent
You don’t have to be into cosplay or that outrageous Lolita trend to fall for Shiseido’s Majolica Majorca line. Just launched in Singapore, the Japanese brand’s whimsical black and gold packaging with… MORE
Pen Spinning Tournaments
Pen Spinning Tournaments
16 Year Old Japanese Champion
Almost every hobby has the potential to become a tournament these days, and the pen spinning tournament is the latest addition. I've known how to do this neat little parlor trick since high school. We… MORE
Geeky Best Friend Rings
Geeky Best Friend Rings
Nerd + Dork Ring Set
I was just having a conversation with friends about how geeks represent the new cool. As a self-proclaimed gadget freak who also reads too much, I would wear this Nerd ring by Fred Flare with pride. An… MORE
Digital Calendar Girls To Go
Digital Calendar Girls To Go
Mobile Calendarettes
Just as YouTube changed the way we get our entertainment fix, so mobile TV is about to change the way we get our fix of reality shows…to go. Snackable content in the form of Calendarettes, which features… MORE
Controversial Energy Powder
Controversial Energy Powder
"I Love Blow"
An energy powder that is designed and marketed to look like cocaine is set to stir up a hornet’s nest of controversy when it goes on sale in Britain. Called “I Love Blow”, the white substance contains… MORE
Free Fantasy Novel Online
Free Fantasy Novel Online
Neil Gaiman Fans To Vote
It’s almost like Radiohead’s pay-what-you-will business model, only this time, the goods come gratis. That is, completely free. Over the next week, readers of fantasy novelist and award-winning short-story… MORE
Ecological Footprint Quiz
Ecological Footprint Quiz
How Many Planets Will You Need?
Exactly how much of an impact are you leaving on the environment? Experts will tell you that everything you do, from the clothes you wear, the food you eat, and how you get to work in the morning, have… MORE
Asia's Tallest Observation Wheel
Asia's Tallest Observation Wheel
The Singapore Flyer Opens March 1
Most of us will have to wait until March 1 to take a spin on the Singapore Flyer, the giant observation wheel that cost US$160 million and just under three years to complete. But 28 corporations have already… MORE
Fairy Bags
Fairy Bags
Fantasy Theme for Prada
Fantasy themes are a ubiquitous feature on the catwalk, and anything to do with faeries appears to be a persistent trend. The latest Prada collection features the fairy theme on handbags, shoes, some of… MORE
Guerrilla Fashion Boutique in Singapore
Guerrilla Fashion Boutique in Singapore
"Old School" Comme Des Garcons
Guerrilla fashion boutique Comme des Garcons, which has a habit of setting up shop in the most unusual venues, has done it again. For its only store in Southeast Asia, the Paris-based, Japanese... MORE
Cartoons on Toast
Cartoons on Toast
Pa, Panda Toast by Sega Toys
Start your day with a giggle, even before you’ve had a shot of caffeine: turn ordinary pieces of toast into crisp little panda heads. While I’m not sure I could bring myself to bite... MORE
Transfer Information Via Handshake
Transfer Information Via Handshake
Smart Rings
These rings add a gripping new meaning to “shake on it”. Each “smart” ring stores your details, transferred there via a digital business card the size of a credit card. To pass along your details… MORE
Bedlinen from Vintage Scarves
Bedlinen from Vintage Scarves
Dream Psychedelic Dreams
Vancouver-based weaver Diane Thorp has fashioned this eye-popping bed covering out of hand-picked vintage scarves from the 60s and 70s. Each piece is unique, resulting in a fabulous work of art that will… MORE
Quirky Graphic Tees
Quirky Graphic Tees
Streetwear by Shoboshobo
These naughty sweatshirts and tees by Shoboshobo are an absolute hoot. It’s like allowing a scary-smart, cheeky younger brother to design your streetwear. The designers, who are part of a collective… MORE
Ultra Modern Bible in Cartoon
Ultra Modern Bible in Cartoon
Manga Bible by Siku
Holy Graphic Novel! Following the surprising success of a preview version last year, Doubleday has created a sensation with its daring makeover of the most important book ever published – the Bible in… MORE
18k Gold Boo Boo Brooches
18k Gold Boo Boo Brooches
Bandages for the Heart
These obviously aren’t real bandages. These rather poetic and brilliantly designed “Bandages for the Heart” by Alyssa Dee Krauss are brooches meant to be worn as badges of honor.... MORE
MPWiis
MPWiis
MP3tunes Music Locker for Nintedo Wii
How cool would it be to pw3n other players with your own soundtrack blaring underneath? A new web application lets MP3tunes users stream their digital music through the Nintendo Wii, and control it via… MORE
Earphone Earrings
Earphone Earrings
Ladybuds
File this one under “things I wish I’d thought of”. Designed by Nascar fan, Laura Victore of Victore NYC, Ladybuds are earrings that double as reusable, noise-cancelling earphones. I wouldn’t be… MORE
Marketing Mashups
Marketing Mashups
Mini Clubman Pre-Launch Party
The gotta-have Mini Clubman isn’t due to roll into dealerships for a few weeks, but as if younger buyers needed any more convincing, Mini has collaborated with two partners for the pre-launch of the… MORE
Home Absinthe Set
Home Absinthe Set
Bblessing's Home Line
Incorporating influences as diverse as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Freemasonry, and Rosemary’s Baby, New York-based men’s boutique Bblessing has just launched its new home line. In keeping with the boutique’s… MORE
Celebrity Hotel Suites
Celebrity Hotel Suites
International Rooms of Luxury
Indulge your inner diva with a night’s stay at one of these opulent hotel rooms. Dubbed the most expensive in Asia, The Peninsula Suite on the 26th floor of the Hotel Peninsula in Hong Kong offers… MORE
Sanrio Targets Males
Sanrio Targets Males
Hello Kitty Menswear
The sugary sweet white anime cat that has bewitched generations of young girls will now be used on products geared at young males. Sanrio company spokesman Kazuo Tohmatsu believes men are ready to accept… MORE
Customizable Dolls for Adults
Customizable Dolls for Adults
Asian Ball Joint Dolls Look So Real
There’s nothing childish about these fully poseable, anatomically correct dolls, known by serious collectors as ABJD – Asian Ball Joint Dolls. Handcast from resin, which give them a life-like, almost porcelain… MORE
Luxury Gift Ideas
Luxury Gift Ideas
Upscale Indulgences from Small Companies and Artists
Artisans and small companies are creating some of the most enchanting products, ranging from houseware and jewelry, to food and other indulgences. Depending on the depth of your pockets, there appears… MORE
Artistic Activism
Artistic Activism
Part Of It Totes & Tees For Charity
Charity work is a noble way for artists to gain recognition for their work while raising funds for a worthy cause. The brightly colored and whimsical tees and tote bags from Part Of It support a wide range… MORE
MP3 Song Dedications
MP3 Song Dedications
Free Personalized Outshouts
Admit it, receiving a song dedication can give you the warm fuzzies. Fancy sending one to that special someone, cheesiness be damned? Outshouts, a website based out of Palo Alto, California, allows you… MORE
Louis Vuitton Charity Auction
Louis Vuitton Charity Auction
The Ultimate Travel Bag
Louis Vuitton lovers have until December 18 to bid for the Ultimate Travel Bag, created in collaboration with London Times fashion editor, Lisa Armstrong. The bag, similar in silhouette to last year&#... MORE
Cardboard Shelving
Cardboard Shelving
Eco-Friendly Magma UK Bookstore
I wish I could fly over to London to do my Christmas shopping. Magma, the London bookstore, is drawing present buyers to its first Multi-Purpose product shop and showing off their eco-friendly shelving.… MORE
Monks Create Cult Brand
Monks Create Cult Brand
Rare Beer By Appointment Only
There’s a bit of a ritual involved with procuring what lucky souls have described as the best beer in the world. Brewed by silent monks in Belgium, Westvleteren “Trappist” can only be purchased… MORE
Photoblogger Shoots Ad Campaign
Photoblogger Shoots Ad Campaign
Merlin Bronques For Ben Sherman Clothing
Photos are beginning to surface for the new ad campaign for British clothing line Ben Sherman. Shot by musician and photoblogger Merlin Bronques of lastnightsparty, and erstwhile band NAM:LIVE!, and styled… MORE
Gifts for Music Lovers and Musicians
Gifts for Music Lovers and Musicians
If you've got a teenaged daughter or a music geek boyfriend on your Christmas list, you may find buying music-themed pressies a bit daunting. After all, what you give will say loads about you, and who… MORE
Popsicles With Hidden Prizes
Popsicles With Hidden Prizes
Frozen iPods
Brazilian ice-cream manufacturer Kibon has redefined the cool factor in marketing and promotions. After racking their brains to come up with a new way to give away prizes (for decades they’d had prizes… MORE
Video Glasses for Frequent Flyers
Video Glasses for Frequent Flyers
Mikimoto-Beans i-Theater
For the frequent flyer in your life, here’s a must-have gadget that he’d love to find in his Christmas stocking. Priced at $300, the Mikimoto-Beans i-Theater Video Glasses will transform any airline… MORE
Funny Flight Safety Animations
Funny Flight Safety Animations
Virgin America Uses Humor in Pre-Flight Video
If you’re like most frequent flyers, you probably doze off during the pre-flight safety video, or even more likely, ignore it altogether. Sure, there isn’t a lot of room for humor when you’re explaining… MORE
Shocking Tourism Ad
Shocking Tourism Ad
Controversial Eurostar Promo
A new campaign that aims to promote travel to London depicts a rather cheeky skinhead, the Union Jack tattooed onto his back, relieving himself into a china teacup. The campaign for Eurostar’s new high-speed… MORE

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Hip, Healthy Boutique Hotels
Hip, Healthy Boutique Hotels
Naumi Redefines Luxury
Forget about only expecting in-room wireless and posh toiletries in the bath. To be up to today's standards, hotel rooms aren't complete without their own yoga mats and free organic teas, especially those… MORE
Odd Jobs Via GPRS
Odd Jobs Via GPRS
Otetsudai Flexible Workforce
Simply standing around in Japan could land you a job. Literally. Especially if you’re young, would rather not be tied down to a full time job, and have GPRS on your cell phone. Japanese youth lured by… MORE
Lolita Makeup
Lolita Makeup
Shiseido's Majolica Majorca Makeup Line is Manga Magnificent
You don’t have to be into cosplay or that outrageous Lolita trend to fall for Shiseido’s Majolica Majorca line. Just launched in Singapore, the Japanese brand’s whimsical black and gold packaging with… MORE
Fairy Bags
Fairy Bags
Fantasy Theme for Prada
Fantasy themes are a ubiquitous feature on the catwalk, and anything to do with faeries appears to be a persistent trend. The latest Prada collection features the fairy theme on handbags, shoes, some of… MORE
MP3 Song Dedications
MP3 Song Dedications
Free Personalized Outshouts
Admit it, receiving a song dedication can give you the warm fuzzies. Fancy sending one to that special someone, cheesiness be damned? Outshouts, a website based out of Palo Alto, California, allows you… MORE
American Coffee Capital Isn't Seattle
American Coffee Capital Isn't Seattle
Chicago Is Most Caffeinated City
A survey says that the most caffeinated city in America is Chicago. Surprised? Don’t drop your cup just yet. Of course coffee capital Seattle still rules the roost, based on sheer number of americanos… MORE
The Return of the Mix Tape
The Return of the Mix Tape
Sharing Music With Mixaloo
Not too long ago you could express your love for a girl by making her a mix tape. Putting together a mix tape (which, over the decades, would evolve into illegal file sharing) involved hand-picking your… MORE
Transfer Information Via Handshake
Transfer Information Via Handshake
Smart Rings
These rings add a gripping new meaning to “shake on it”. Each “smart” ring stores your details, transferred there via a digital business card the size of a credit card. To pass along your details… MORE
Most Fans Paid NOTHING for Radiohead Album (UPDATE)
Most Fans Paid NOTHING for Radiohead Album (UPDATE)
Since Radiohead’s online release of In Rainbows, with its pay-what-you-will business model, there’s really been no word about how well that worked out for the band. Now research is showing that 62%… MORE
DIY Social Network
DIY Social Network
Ning Sites for Anything
Don’t want to join my network? Fine, go make your own. That’s the simple idea behind Ning, the brainchild of Gina Bianchini, whose idea has landed her on Business 2.0’s 50 Who Matter. Ning, which… MORE
Controversial Energy Powder
Controversial Energy Powder
"I Love Blow"
An energy powder that is designed and marketed to look like cocaine is set to stir up a hornet’s nest of controversy when it goes on sale in Britain. Called “I Love Blow”, the white substance contains… MORE
Video Glasses for Frequent Flyers
Video Glasses for Frequent Flyers
Mikimoto-Beans i-Theater
For the frequent flyer in your life, here’s a must-have gadget that he’d love to find in his Christmas stocking. Priced at $300, the Mikimoto-Beans i-Theater Video Glasses will transform any airline… MORE
Home Absinthe Set
Home Absinthe Set
Bblessing's Home Line
Incorporating influences as diverse as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Freemasonry, and Rosemary’s Baby, New York-based men’s boutique Bblessing has just launched its new home line. In keeping with the boutique’s… MORE
Pure Cacao On The Go
Pure Cacao On The Go
Free Trade Sweetriot
There is no shortage to gourmet chocolate available the world over, but Sarah Endline, former Yahoo exec and Harvard MBA, had a mission: to create a healthier answer to our chocolate cravings.... MORE