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Urbanspoon: Shake It

Urbanspoon: Shake It
Free  Buy Comment

Urbanspoon’s iPhone app works like a virtual magic eight ball, except it brings up restaurant suggestions and reviews. Awesome: a map showing people shaking their phones.

Open Source Food

Open Source Food

There can never be too many food websites. Open Source Food remixes progressive copyright attitudes with yummy in my tummy. True to form, recipes come with a Creative Commons license.

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Graffiti Furniture

Graffiti Furniture

Graffiti doesn’t get much respect as an art form, but it looks pretty cool as furniture. These pieces are by industrial designer Luis Alicandu, who is also an editor at design blog MoCoLoCo.

Droplet Vinyl Toys

Droplet Vinyl Toys
$10  Buy Comment

Just like the name says, Droplets are drop-shaped collectibles. Sold blindboxed, they’re hand-signed and hand-numbered, each with their own personality. Black is the hardest to find.

Legos In Space

Legos In Space

Above: snapped by a weather balloon shortly after it popped, 18.5 miles up. Tethered to it were several Lego projects built by students, profs and hobbyists. The projects parachuted back down.

2009 BMW M3

2009 BMW M3
$53,800-$56,500  Buy Comment

The 2009 BMW M3 sedan gets minor face buttlift with updated taillights. Both coupe and sedan also get Le Mans Blue (sweet!), rotary AC controls and an optional, larger 8.8″ navi.

Portable Backup Batteries

Portable Backup Batteries
$50  Buy Comment

Traveling? Duracell’s PowerSource Mini (1 USB, 1 mini USB) and Xantrex’s Mobile100 (2 USB, 1 AC outlet) are backup Li-Ion batteries for laptops, MP3 players and cellphones.

Wolfenstein Trailer

Wolfenstein Trailer

Joystiq has an awesome trailer of Wolfenstein up (just click the pic above). It’s being developed by Raven, the same crew that brought us Jedi Knight II and Quake 4. Warning: gore.

Abandoned Buildings

Abandoned Buildings

WebUrbanist has a creepy collection of abandoned buildings from around the world. It’s like a horror movie director’s wet dream: insane asylums, condemned theme parks and crumbling hospitals.

Bart Simpson Qee Auction

Bart Simpson Qee Auction
$100-$1000  Buy Comment

The Toy2R Forums are running a 10″ Bart Simpson Qee customs auction until August 25th. There are 49 dolls in all, and they cost from $100-$1000; the proceeds go to the Red Cross.

Samsung INNOV8

Samsung INNOV8

The Samsung INNOV8 is a camera masquerading as a slider phone. We love the 16M color 2.8″ display, quad-band GSM and FM radio, but it’s all about the camera: 8 megapixels.

Fraction Adding Machine

Fraction Adding Machine

Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories has a DIY for making your own Fraction Adding Machine out of a Rice Krispies Box, glue and tape. It’s based on an actual 1952 calculator.

Rowland’s Ripple Tables

Rowland’s Ripple Tables
>$50,000  Buy Comment

Lee J Rowland is an aerospace engineer who makes really, really cool furniture on the side. His Ripple series of tables are made from chrome plated steel using 3D CNC machining.

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Delicious 2.0

Delicious 2.0

It’s been a long time in the making, but Delicious 2.0 has finally launched. The social bookmarking service has added *gasp* graphics and more colors! It’s more intuitive, too. Aww yeah.

Video: Toyota Winglets

Video: Toyota Winglets

Toyota is testing personal transport robots a-la Segway at local airports and resorts. They’ll come in three versions with increasing levels of freedom, from “practical” to “hands-free sporty.”

Lucky Luciano Shoes

Lucky Luciano Shoes
$130-$137  Buy Comment

It’s tough to go wrong with a name like Lucky Luciano. These kicks by Creative Recreation have a sweet two-tone and color combos that hearken back to adventure serials from the 30s and 40s.

Hysek Abyss Tourbillon

Hysek Abyss Tourbillon

We’ll never own Hysek’s Abyss Tourbillon. Only thirty will ever be made, and chances are it’d cost a kidney or two. Unabashedly modern, this watch’s exposed moment shows it has nothing to hide.

Postdesigner Monster Plushes

Postdesigner Monster Plushes
$13-$35  Buy Comment

We actually own several of postdesigner’s digitally printed monster plushes, and boy do they spiff up our office. Be warned: once you start buying these beasties, it’s hard to stop.

FujiFilm FinePix Z200fd

FujiFilm FinePix Z200fd
approx. $400  Buy Comment

FujiFilm’s FinePix Z200fd camera finally comes to the US this September. While 10 megapixels is impressive, its “Couple Timer” can detect faces and their proximity to each other. Eww, cooties.

Design By Humans $12 Tees

Design By Humans $12 Tees
$12-$19  Buy Comment

We don’t mean to have back-to-back tshirt posts, but Design By Humans has a one-year anniversary sale until midnight, tonight. Many tees start at only $12, so stop by before the sale’s over!

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Animals With Eyepatches Tee

Animals With Eyepatches Tee
$17  Buy Comment

Brock Davis’ Animals with Eyepatches tee is, well, pretty self explanatory. Pastel colors generally aren’t too manly, but they work well with a dark shirt. That, and patches are manly. Arrrrhhhh.

Rare & Prestige Whiskies

Rare & Prestige Whiskies
$739-$2499  Buy Comment

The aptly named Rare & Prestige Collection is to whisky connoisseurs what Bentley is to car collectors. In all, there are four aged scotches (1965-1977) scattered across the globe.

BackDrop Headboards

BackDrop Headboards
$60-$150  Buy Comment

It seems a bit tacky, but BackDrop’s inflatable headboards can quickly transform your bedroom at half the cost. Included: a microsuede, twill or faux leather slipcover and air cushion.

2009 Subaru Impreza WRX

2009 Subaru Impreza WRX

Rallying the troops: Subaru has massively tweaked its 2.5L four banger for 2009, which now pumps out a full 41 hp and 18 lb-ft. over last year. That’s a total of 265 hp and 244 lb-ft of torque.

Dell Vostro 2510 Laptop

Dell Vostro 2510 Laptop
$899  Buy Comment

Available as of today, the Vostro 2510 is the latest addition to Dell’s small business line. Clad in red, this 15.4″ laptop sports sharp lines, 4 USB ports and a discrete GeForce 8400M GS video card.

Star Wars: TCW Trailer

Star Wars: TCW Trailer

LucasFilm has released another Star Wars: The Clone Wars trailer, ahead of the animated film’s August 15 opening. It’s similar to previous ones, but worth a look for any self-respecting Jedi.

Deal: Swiss Army Knife

Deal: Swiss Army Knife
$30  Buy Comment

Feel like MacGuyver with the Victorinox Swiss Army Ranger Knife! Amazon has it on sale for only $30 (reg. $55)–that’s 45% off. Need more convincing? Just read any of the 75+ five-star reviews.

Murasaki Storytelling Robot

Murasaki Storytelling Robot

Robo-Garage’s Murasaki prototype robot is no slouch at storytelling; “she” actually uses an MP3 player. The ‘bot rolls on two wheels and articulates her head and arms with an eight-axis system.

Hoon-Paris Leather Jackets

Hoon-Paris Leather Jackets

Although well-known for their designer jewelry, Hoon-Paris’ new line of stylish leather jackets hold their own. Ideal for slimmer physiques, these fitted threads are accented with gold zips and rivets.

Samsung Omnia Review

Samsung Omnia Review

Phone Arena has reviewed iPhone competitor Samsung Omnia, which features vibrating feedback, 5 MP camera, and bluetooth stereo. It falls flat, however, with a wimpy 240×400 screen.

Scrabulous: Now Wordscraper

Scrabulous: Now Wordscraper

After voluntarily taking down Facebook app Scrabulous due to Hasbro’s legal threats, brothers J. and R. Agarwalla have re-launched less than 48 hours later under a new moniker: Wordscraper.

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