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Vegetabrella Lettuce Umbrella

By: on August 24, 2016

In the words of the great Lionel Richie, "You are the sun. You are the Romaine. That makes my life this foolish game." Seriously, Vegetabrella, you've reduced me to a career of Lionel and lettuce puns. Or I should say further reduced me since the Lionel Richie spoon rest really kicked off my descent years ago.

The Japanese love fake food (who wants a sliced bread chair?) and also I guess staying dry in the rain, though the Vegetabrella Lettuce Umbrella doesn't look strong enough to handle more than a slight drizzle. Ladies could use the curly-rimmed tribute to greens as a parasol, but in looking at the price of the thing, I'm thinking anyone who drops the dough they're asking on a head of faux lettuce is better off turning it into a salad shrine than exposing it to the elements at all.

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OGarden Rotating Indoor Plant Wheel

$1,397 from OGarden »

OGarden thinks your plants might like to take a ride on the ferris wheel too. This rotating indoor garden gives those of us without the space or climate conditions we'd need to grow our own food in a VegTrug outdoors...

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DrySteppers - Raincoats for Your Sneakers

$19.99 from DrySteppers »

DrySteppers slip over your sneakers like a cozy shoe raincoat when the only thing worse than when you ask your mama for Adidas and she buys you Zips happens: you buy your own damn Adidas Zebra V2s, and then an angry summer...

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The Waterfall Swing

A couple pushes on the Waterfall Swing and you'll be...swiiiing-in' in the rain, just swing-in' in the rain. What a glorious feeling.... This impressive piece of interactive art consists of a steel framed swing set housing...

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VegTrug Urban Vegetable Planter

$274.01 from Amazon »

While the VegTrug isn't quite what I mean when I say I could eat a trough of food, put some tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and jalapenos in this urban planter, and I may still be down for some deconstructed salsa by the...

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Rain Shield

A 2012 red dot award winner for design concept, Lin Min-Wei and Liu Li-Hsiang's Rain Shield could make carrying an umbrella 1) somewhat stylish and 2) more than an exercise in futility. Its shield-like construction uses...

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Nunchuck Grips - Self-Defense Tool Storage Grips

$13.99 - $54.99 from Amazon »

Squeeze hard and stay safe. Nunchuck Grips are a line of outdoor product grips whose hollow centers make way for your choice of quick-release personal safety gear. Install a pair of Nunchucks on your existing bike's handlebars...

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Chef'n Cob Corn Stripper

$7.99 from Amazon »

This Cob Corn Stripper (not to be confused with a lady in a cornfield on a Hitch 'Er Up Stripper Pole) better work damn good, and without making a mess, because despite my rant last week about breaking up ground beef...

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The SunDen Smart Rig & Cooler

$100 - $299 from SunDen »

Your wingman for summer has arrived. Well...its crowdfunding campaign has anyway. Like the Coolest Cooler before it, the SunDen hit Kickstarter this week seeking to consolidate and elevate, optimize and smartify all facets...

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Tempo Drop Weather Forecaster

$79 - $94 from GNR 8 »

Tempo Drop is a stylized version of storm glass. Or if, like me, you don't know what the Orville Redenbacher a storm glass is either, then the Tempo Drop is a stylized weather forecaster. The sealed glass container holds...

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15-Minute Meat & Vegetable Vacuum Marinator

$89.90 from Amazon »

Not quite as good as tumbling your meat into diamonds, but way better than waiting 12 hours for it to marinate. The Chef's Elite 15-Minute Marinator uses a vacuum system and a (literal) drum roll to (literally) turn your...

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Fontus Self-Filling Water Bottles

$165 - $200 from Fontus »

"Self-Generating Water Bottles" might be a better description of Fontus' incredible new designs. Presuming they work as stated (this is another crowdfunding campaign after all), Fontus Airo and Ryde bottles don't just...

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Naiad Lawn Watering Robot

Blake Johnson developed the Naiad Lawn Watering Robot concept in 2009, when he was an industrial design student asked to "Identify a problem in yard care and design a product to solve the problem." In his research Johnson...