Double bowl has room for both nuts and shells.

Eva Solo, with designers Claus Jensen and Henrik Holbæk, do not usually disappoint. Neither in form nor function. In fact, what is close to unique with EvaSolo is their ability to combine harmony in form with out-of-the-box thinking when it comes to function. And they have done it again. The Smiley bowl, that is really two bowls in one, is hand made in glass, and thus no Smiley is exactly like the other. What they have in common is function. One part for nuts, another for shells; one part for candy, the other for the wrappers; one for chips, one for the dip. You decide…brbr

Power splitter wall holder.

Now that it sits right in front of our eyes, it is embarrassingly simple. We could have come up with this ourselves. How hard can it be? But like always, only hindsight is twenty/twenty. That is why congratulations are in order for Tommy Pettersson in the small Swedish town of Ålem for the idea for the Grenfix, a holder for all the power-strips he, and we, and probably you too have lying around everywhere. The Grenfix is comes in different widths for different power strips. It is really just a piece of bent metal with clever barbs for holding the power strip in place. According to Uppfinnaren Konstruktören magazine #4/2007, it is almost ready for market. We can hardly wait…brbr

Pet water bottle with integrated water bowl.

Getting the dog water on trips can be done in many ways. A separate bowl brought from home, a paper picnic plate, a hubcap (in the time when there were real hubcaps), your own cupped hand… well, there are many ways. Here is a novel attempt to solve this problem. A water bottle with a water bowl attached. Just pour and serve. And you will not forget the bowl. USD 8:-.brbr

Table with built-in electric outlets.

Why not? If you settle for the sockets on the sides and legs, and maybe put a few in under the tabletop? Or put a row of them along the sides? Or… There is no mention of production, but don’t you agree it would be both stylish and practical? The electric table is made in MDF board with electrical installations as a concept for custom order by Broberg Ridderstråhle.brbr

Apostle of Hustle

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More screen prints outta Chicago at Spike Press.

The no-tape roller kit.

Anybody who has done some paining at home has probably learned that putting up and removing the masking tape often takes longer than the actual painting. And even though taping is not particularly fun, it is important for the end result. Now there may be a solution to this. The Zibra Edge-n-Roll kit consists of a tray, insert and a special roller with twin rolls. The idea is that the cover on the outer edge of the rollers should shield the edge where you do not want to paint. The handle can also be turned 180° to facilitate finding a comfortable working position. USD 19:- on Amazon.brbr

Cellphone jammer makes your own mobile free zone.

Would it not be nice with some peace and quiet on the train, subway, bus, café, theatre or anywhere else where you are surrounded by people not of your choosing? With this little 70 gram beauty that blocks GSM 850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz, you can create your own 10 meter cellphone free zone. It is not for free, of course, but with the dollar at a record low at least us Europeans can pick one up without too much damage. USD 166:- here. A warning is in place, though. It appears that jamming mobile signals can be illegal in some places. Better check.brbr

And now there appears to be three wheeled shovels.

Just spotted (A) on one of our favorite blogs, and that set the old memory in motion. It looked like a great ideas, but at the same time strangely familiar. After a bit of research in the dusty corners of Smart stuff HQ, it came back. Our post on wheeled snow shovels of January 2006 vintage. Back then we had found two different shovels, and we first thought the new one (A) was the same as (B). But it is not. (Compare the fastening of the handle.) Although no-one has been as bold as the Wovel (C), design (B) must have inspired someone to make their own and make it a little cheaper, too. B is still USD 60:-, and (A) is USD 45:-.brbr

Smart compressed travel towel – now at a better price.

We have posted on a similar product previously, but then they were USD 6:- for eight; about 75 cents a piece. Now they are (soon) available from another shop, and they offer to send 96 of them for USD 13:-. That is about 13 cents a pop. They are promised to be available from 8 November, if you want to try them out. They could be very useful for travel, or whenever one wants something to freshen up with. Just add a drop of water or two, and the pill becomes an instant towel.brbr

Nightclub stamp advertising revisited.

A while back (on 10 May 2006, to be exact) we posted on how a nightspot in India had persuaded the local taxi company to buy advertising space on the club’s stamp (left). We thought it was a brilliant idea, an idea that could make some money for the club, attract more customers for the local taxis and hopefully reduce the number of drunks driving home. Now it is apparent that someone else also liked the concept, since a California company has applied for a patent and wants to start selling ads on club stamps (right)…brbr