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Portable Scanners
Portable Scanners
Thanko Super Slim Scanner Lets You Digitize On the Go
The Thanko Super Slim Scanner is the Japanese online gadget retailer's latest addition to attract consumers who want to buy a scanner but hate its traditional clumsy size. As its name indicates, you can… MORE
Affordable Luxury Chocolates
Affordable Luxury Chocolates
Godiva Ice Cream Truffles to Launch in Japan
Belgium chocolate maker Godiva, which was purchased by Turkish food tycoon Ülker Group in 2008, will debut a new treat—the Godiva Ice Cream Truffle—in Japan to welcome the coming of summer 2010. The Godiva… MORE
Designer Pencil Crayons
Designer Pencil Crayons
Marc Jacobs Bookmarc Collection is About Chic Stationery
It seems Marc Jacobs never misses any opportunity to show his design talent. The Marc Jacobs Bookmarc collection is his latest endeavor and it's all about stationery. The Marc Jacobs Bookmarc collection… MORE
Sparkling iPod Sound Systems
Sparkling iPod Sound Systems
Japan Launches the iHeart Jewelry Box Speaker for the iPod
Among all the creative speakers designed for the iPod, this dazzling, girlie iHeart jewelry box speaker is probably one of the most eye-catching sound systems out there. The heart-shaped silver box not… MORE
Haute Couture Expos
Haute Couture Expos
Luxury Houses Launch Limited Items for Shanghai Expo
China’s first World Expo has not only drawn tons of tourists around the world, but also serious attention from luxury companies. Chanel, for example, just released limited edition of accessories for the… MORE
Tea Leaf Stationery
Tea Leaf Stationery
Japan to Sell Tea Leaf Envelopes From Old Tea Leaves by Ito En
Tokyo-based historical soft drink manufacturer Ito En’s latest product is not some healthy green tea, but used tea leaf envelopes tailored to businesses. Available in two sizes, these greenish envelopes… MORE
Super Healthy Coke
Super Healthy Coke
Coca Cola launches Zero Free coke in Japan
Coca Cola Japan introduced 'Zero Free' Coke to fix the traditionally bad reputation that soda drinks have. The new coke, labeled boasts that it contains no sugar, preservatives or caffeine. To present… MORE
Color-Popping Timepieces
Color-Popping Timepieces
These Neon Thomas Sabo 'It Girl' Watches Scream Summer
German high-fashion jeweler Thomas Sabo just added an adorable line to its 'It Girl' watch collection for the upcoming summer. Available in hot pink, sand orange and sky blue, each Thomas Sabo watch features… MORE
Tri-Flavor Gum
Tri-Flavor Gum
Lotte Creates 'Magic' Chewing Gum for Japan
Korean business group Lotte apparently knows how to catch picky Japanese consumers. Lotte’s Tokyo operation just developed a 'magic' chewing gum--Plus Fruitio Magic Bottle--to enrich its existing fruity… MORE
Doe-Eyed Dolls
Doe-Eyed Dolls
Sonny Angel of Thailand Adored in Japan
Sonny Angel, a mini figure presented by Bangkok-based I-AM-COOL Co.,Ltd, now is popular in Japan. The Cupid look-a-like doll (who naked prefers to be naked)  has lots of outfits in her closet. There are… MORE
Sleek Mirror Keyboards
Sleek Mirror Keyboards
'Cool Leaf' by Minebea Co Says Sayonara to Raised Buttons
Ever think of paring your iPad with an equally flat keyboard? Turn your head to 'Cool Leaf' by Minebea Co, a newly-launched keyboard collection. Not only does 'Cool Leaf' by Minebea Co have the uber-flat… MORE
Super iPhone Shops
Super iPhone Shops
Japan Opens the Biggest iPhone Store in Tokyo
Japan’s biggest iPhone store, 'iPhone Corner,' was opened on March 12 at Yurakutyo, downtown Tokyo, as a subsidiary of Biccamera Inc., a Tokyo-based consumer electronics retailer. The new store is not… MORE
Happiness Trackers
Happiness Trackers
This Unique Blackboard Records Your Joyful Days
This blackboard looks just like any other blackboard in schools, but it has a little bit of magic to it. Every time you feel happy, owners use the white marker pen to add a dot anywhere on the board. Nothing… MORE
Disney Princess Phones
Disney Princess Phones
Softbank and Disney Launch New Phone in Japan
The long term business relationship between Disney and Softbank, Japan’s leading mobile network carrier, resulted in an eye-catching 3G mobile phone: the DM0055H. Based on the phone model of Sony’s 942SH,… MORE
Giraffe Kiddie Fashion
Giraffe Kiddie Fashion
Tokyo Kids' Fashion Fair is Strictly for Stylish Tots
At the just-concluded “Play time, Tokyo," a 3-day fair for kids' fashion held in Tokyo in late February, designers from all over the world showed the buyers a colorful world with lots of fun. Japanese… MORE
DIY Wool Bling
DIY Wool Bling
MollaSpace Offers an Easy Way to Create Wool Diamonds
DIY bracelets aren't new, but the bracelets from this wool bracelet kit are fun and functional for this particularly long winter. The kit, named Bracelet+, includes a piece of felt embedded with simple… MORE
Lollipop Thermometers
Lollipop Thermometers
Taiwanese Designers Introduce Kid-Oriented Medical Tools
One of the many things little kids hate is the thermometer, an item that typically goes against the impatient, fun-loving nature of children. Now four Taiwanese designers--Hsu Chunchia, Chen Youren, Liu… MORE
Phone Iconcessories
Phone Iconcessories
iPhone Icon Key Chains are Perfect for iPhone Lovers
Apple products are sometimes sources of special products created by the brand's fans. After the keyboard-inspired jewelry and the clock made of the iBook, now comes iPhone icon key chains. Lovers of the… MORE
'Sex in the City' Fragrances
'Sex in the City' Fragrances
Sarah Jessica Parker Launches Carrie Bradshaw-esque 'SJP NYC' Scent
Manhattan’s fashion icon Sarah Jessica Parker embraces the spring with her new perfume “SJP NYC,” a scent inspired by her 'Sex in the City' alter ego Carrie Bradshaw. Unlike her previous sweet Lovely… MORE
Year of the Tiger Accessories
Year of the Tiger Accessories
Prada Designs Goodies for Chinese New Year
To please the growing Chinese wealthy consumers who love to gorge on brand names, Italian luxury retailer Prada has launched a unique limited edition of tiger-themed items to echo the Chinese New Year,… MORE
Macho Dolls
Macho Dolls
Coarse Toys Creates Dolls for Boys
In a world filled with girlie Barbies and Blythes, German artist and sculptor Mark Landwehr feels so sorry for boys that he decided to help them out by his unique, cool and uber-macho dolls. One of Mark… MORE
Oriental Delight
Oriental Delight
Mandrin Oriental Opens Hotel in Barcelona
The glamour of the historical Mediterranean city of Barcelona attracted not only Woody Allen, but also huge investment in its already competitive luxury hotel industry such as Mandarin Oriental Group.… MORE
Computer Engineer Dolls
Computer Engineer Dolls
Mattel Reveals Barbie's 126th Job, and It's a Tech-Savvy One
As Barbie turns 50 this year, she made a decision that she’s going to pursue her career in the technology industry as a computer engineer. You’d think it’s a bit dull compared with her previous careers,… MORE
Japanized Sportswear
Japanized Sportswear
Moncler Launches Moncler 365 With Rei Kawakubo
Milan-based French sportswear brand Moncler wants to get closer to the fashion-savvy young Japanese customers through a new tie with the popular Japanese label Comme des Garcons, which is headed by the… MORE
$14,000 Cameras
$14,000 Cameras
The Leica M7 Hermes Edition Costs as Much as a Car
Paris-based luxury fashion house Hermes continues to work on cross-branding. The recent partner is the high-end German camera manufacturer Leica Camera AG, which decided to add some glamour into its M7… MORE
NYC Cupcakes in UAE
NYC Cupcakes in UAE
Magnolia Bakery Dubai Focuses on Takeout
Apparently, no one can say "no" to a well-baked cupcake, even in the culturally conservative Middle East, and that’s why the New York landmark dessert house Magnolia Bakery is going to open a branch in… MORE
Blossom Pink PSPs
Blossom Pink PSPs
Sony Launches Jill Stuwart Designed Game Player
New York-based designer Jill Stuart is happy to show her talent in the game machine industry as she recently paired with Sony to launch a blossom pink PSP3000 edition, Jill Stuart Sweet Limited Package.… MORE
Granny Smith Tunes
Granny Smith Tunes
Japanese Company Launches USB Beatles Box Collection
It seems the Beatles and Apple—or apples—have quite a connection. Shortly after Apple introduced a specially designed Beatles bag for the MacBook last September, a Japanese company released an apple-shaped… MORE
Smiling Bicycles
Smiling Bicycles
LED Artist Turns Cycling into a True Joyride
In a world where everyone is talking about bieng more eco-friendly, cycling is definitely in, and cycling with a smiling bicycle is just über-cool. This particular bicycle, the Joyrider, was designed… MORE
Floral Fire Extinguishers
Floral Fire Extinguishers
Japanese Company Offers Fire-Drowning Flowers for Kitchens
Part of the reason people don’t put fire extinguishers in kitchens is because they can't find one that works with the decor. Apparently, Japanese housewives upset over their lack of aesthetic options… MORE
Fashion Plushies
Fashion Plushies
Pandatown in Beijing is All About Fashion for Pandas
In a world filled with fashionistas, it's not even enough for stuffed animals simply to be cute: they have to be pretty too. A store in Beijing called Pandatown focuses on precisely that. They design… MORE
Avatar Dolls
Avatar Dolls
Chinese Artist Makes Her Own Blue Navi
Fans of Avatar just can’t wait for toy makers launching the Avatar Dolls or other Navi toys. That’s why a young Chinese DIY fanatic named Andy made one himself. But how do you make Avatar Dolls? Clay… MORE
Luck-Themed PCs
Luck-Themed PCs
Dell Goldfish Inspiron 1320 for Chinese New Year
To celebrate the upcoming Chinese new year, which begins February 14, Dell launched the limited edition Goldfish Inspiron 1320. Inspired by traditional Chinese paintings, the laptop features a carved… MORE
Friendship-Inspired Fashion
Friendship-Inspired Fashion
A.F. Vandevorst Launches the A.friend Collection
Belgian fashion retailer A.F. Vandevorst wants to remind you how sweet friendship is through not only a new line called A.Friend, but also the ads showing two intimate girls. Inspired by the designer's… MORE
Glittering Phones
Glittering Phones
Folli Follie Gold Fujitsu Phone Launched in Japan
Tokyo-based technology company Fujitsu partnered with Greek jewelry retailer Folli Follie to introduce a special version of the new phone model F-02B called Folli Follie Gold. Embedded a 2-karat cubic… MORE
80% Recycled Phones
80% Recycled Phones
The Eco Nokia 5 Year Phone by James Barber
Nokia’s determination to push the green technology has encouraged many interesting ideas, such as the recent Coca-Cola fueled phone by the Chinese designer Zheng Daizi. Now, a British designer James Barber… MORE

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Smiling Bicycles
Smiling Bicycles
LED Artist Turns Cycling into a True Joyride
In a world where everyone is talking about bieng more eco-friendly, cycling is definitely in, and cycling with a smiling bicycle is just über-cool. This particular bicycle, the Joyrider, was designed… MORE
All Red Jewels
All Red Jewels
Van Cleef & Arpels Launch Coral Hued Collection Just for China
Paris-based fine jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels is showing its confidence in China’s luxury market by introducing a China-exclusive collection, including Hong Kong. The collection includes necklaces, earrings… MORE
Nature-Inspired Rugs
Nature-Inspired Rugs
FIQ Accent Mats Give Any Room a New Look
Whether you're in the mood to give your living room a new look or just integrate nature-inspired design into your bedroom, check out FIQ, the Tokyo-based Northern European style fabric and interior design… MORE
Glittering Phones
Glittering Phones
Folli Follie Gold Fujitsu Phone Launched in Japan
Tokyo-based technology company Fujitsu partnered with Greek jewelry retailer Folli Follie to introduce a special version of the new phone model F-02B called Folli Follie Gold. Embedded a 2-karat cubic… MORE
Celeb Maternity Wear
Celeb Maternity Wear
Heidi Klum 'Destination Maternity' Line Features Designs for Pregnant Women
Heidi Klum, the German beauty who has experienced four pregnancies, is going to share the secret of being a hot trendy mom with all the mom-to-be through two collections of maternity clothes that she just… MORE
Affordable Kindle Rivals
Affordable Kindle Rivals
Sony Releases Reader Pocket Edition & Reader Touch Edition
Sony announced they will introduce two new e-readers—the Reader Pocket Edition and Reader Touch Edition—later this month, to replace the previous 505 and 700 versions. Priced at $199 and $299 respectively,… MORE
Computer Engineer Dolls
Computer Engineer Dolls
Mattel Reveals Barbie's 126th Job, and It's a Tech-Savvy One
As Barbie turns 50 this year, she made a decision that she’s going to pursue her career in the technology industry as a computer engineer. You’d think it’s a bit dull compared with her previous careers,… MORE
Paris in 2030?
Paris in 2030?
Blueprints of the Future Reveal a Literally Green French Capital City
A concept design exhibit presented by a series of urban planning firms shows us a green-covered Paris in some 20 years. In the suburb, jungle-like tall buildings are no longer boring grey. Instead, they… MORE
Talking Inboxes
Talking Inboxes
iLane Helps E-Mail-Obsessed Individuals Multitask
iLane, the small black box introduced by Waterloo, Ontario-based Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc., is designed for people who can’t live without their e-mails and spend most of their lives in all kinds… MORE
Blood Print Fashion
Blood Print Fashion
Butcher's Apron Makes for an Unforgettable BBQ Gag
All the horror movie scenes with monster-like killers flashed in my mind when I saw this bloody hand print apron, or as the company calls it, the “Butcher’s Apron." Now you can put on your bloody apron… MORE
Feminine Laptops
Feminine Laptops
Nikita Buyanov Creates Girlie HP Designs
We’ve seen some cutting-edge designs for laptops, but HP doesn’t think they are attractive enough for women. That reason alone is probably why HP invited Russian industrial designer Nikita Buyanov to create… MORE
Erasable Dishware
Erasable Dishware
The Chalk Board Mug Encourage Coffee Time Creativity
This Chalk Board Mug boosts your creative side. Made out of a blackboard surface, all you need is a piece of chalk to doodle as you drink your coffee.  Suggestions from the company also include making… MORE
Phone Iconcessories
Phone Iconcessories
iPhone Icon Key Chains are Perfect for iPhone Lovers
Apple products are sometimes sources of special products created by the brand's fans. After the keyboard-inspired jewelry and the clock made of the iBook, now comes iPhone icon key chains. Lovers of the… MORE
Sentimental Recycling
Sentimental Recycling
Pass the Baton Shop Adds Personal Stories to Used Things
If you live in Tokyo (or have access to the Internet), a new shop called Pass the Baton lets you give your old things away to other people in a novel and sentimental way. Pass the Baton's concept is… MORE