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Vintage Milk Bottle Light Shades

By mofgimmers on February 1st, 2007

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A lot of the stuff featured on Brandish is super suave and cool in design (we think so anyway), so to give you the flip side, here’s something quirky, retro and fun… and eco-friendly. Eco Home are selling vintage milk bottle light shades which will look great around the house.

All the bottles in the range (there’re many than the one pictured here) are pre-1987, and feature advertisements of the day such as the featured Crusha, as well as chocolate ads and a great ‘Sunday People -  A paper with bottle’!

You could be expected to pay a bit extra as they’re collector’s pieces on their own, but these have a practical purpose and have been amended to be used as quirky light shades.

As these are all genuine vintage bottles, numbers are limited and are available online for a paltry £28 each. BUY IT

[via RetroToGo]



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New coloured iPod Shuffles look edible

By ShinyMedia on January 31st, 2007

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Mmm, I could eat up Apple’s new coloured iPod Shuffles. Goddamn, they look like hi-tech Quality Street. Spec-wise, they’re identical to the original silver 2nd-gen Shuffle – 1GB of storage, 12 hours battery life, belt-clip, impossibly small, easy to lose etc. BUY IT

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Win £1000 cash plus a NavMan N60i sat nav system

By ShinyMedia on January 31st, 2007

Navman_n60i Still feeling a bit strapped after Christmas? Well, how about £1000 cash on us, plus the latest N60i sat nav system, courtesy of our sponsor, Navman.

To be in with a chance of winning this great prize, just send in an image of your favourite place – that’s it! Visitors to the NavPix site can vote for their favourite – and if the picture with the most votes happens to be yours, you get the cash and the N60i.

The sat nav system is well worth getting hold of too. It features full European maps, Navpix (which allows you to navigate with real images of the places concerned), traffic and safety camera updates, not to mention a built-in digital camera.

So what are you waiting for? Get out and get snapping – and get your entry in by 11th February.

Visit the NavPix competition page



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Limited-edition Gorillaz action figure set, by Kidrobot

By ShinyMedia on January 25th, 2007

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If you’re a fan of the Gorillaz (Noodle, 2D, Russel and Murdoc), then why not own your own version of the animated super-band, in the form of this limited edition set of action figures?

Designed by Jamie Hewlett and produced by Kidrobot, each soft vinyl figure comes in a unique box with exclusive accessories and stand between 6-8 inches tall. Available for £60 (for the set) from Ryouki. BUY THEM

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Would you buy a paper iPhone? Thought not…

By ShinyMedia on January 25th, 2007

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None of us can get our hands on the iPhone yet (not that we really want to), but if you’re desperate for a little Apple glamour in your life, then we have found an answer [Via TechEBlog]. Yes, some joker is actually selling a 3D paper model of the iPhone on eBay. It was originally used for promotional purposes and, as far as we’re concerned, has no value whatsoever.

However, the paper iPhone has somehow attracted 18 bids. At time of press, it was up to $33! – the auction ends later today, so hurry or you’ll miss out. Who the hell would pay $1 for that, let alone $33? AUCTION LINK

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Danger Mouse 25th Anniversary car

By mofgimmers on January 25th, 2007

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Crumbs chief! There’s a brilliant Danger Mouse car for sale! In fairness, it’s a toy, and won’t fly around and help you defeat the dreaded Baron Greenback but it is a handcrafted resin model of Danger Mouse’s car, complete with Danger Mouse looking cool in his eyepatch and Penfold looking like he’s about to shit in his pants.

The model has been made to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the cartoon, and is being sold for £26 by RED5. Nostalgia fans apply here now. BUY IT

[viaTechDigest]



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The Onion’s Cheat-To-Win wristband

By ShinyMedia on January 24th, 2007

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The Onion‘s most excellent Cheat-To-Win ‘lifestyle bracelet’ – yes, it looks a lot like another yellow lifestyle bracelet – is inspired by disgraced U.S pro cyclist Floyd Landis, who won the 2006 Tour de France but then failed a drugs test. Oops. As such, it’s ‘perfect for your deceitful lifestyle’. $2.99 (plus p&p) from The Onion’s Store, and they do deliver to the UK. BUY IT



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Kwispelbier, the new beer for dogs

By ShinyMedia on January 24th, 2007

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If, like us, you’re tired of having to share your lager with your pesky pooch, then the Schilde brewery in Holland has the answer. Kwispelbier (‘Kwispel’ is the Dutch word for wagging a tail), a beer brewed from beef extract and malt (mmm, tasty) is being marketed as ‘the beer for your best friend’.

This trend-setting beverage is the idea of Dutchwoman Gerrie Berendsen, who wanted her dogs to share a tipple with her after a day’s hunting.

The beer is non-alcoholic and fit for human consumption, but costs four times as much as a Heineken. ‘Once a year we go to Austria to hunt with our dogs, and at the end of the day we sit on the verandah and drink a beer. So we thought, my dog also has earned it,’ Ms Berendsen told the Associated Press. Quite right too.

No word yet as to when Kwispel will be avaialble in the UK. For now, you’ll have to mix Pedigree Chum and Carling by hand. We’ll keep you posted. [More food&drink on Brandish]



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Evel Knievel Stunt Set

By mofgimmers on January 23rd, 2007

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Older readers of Brandish may well recall their youthful years being frittered away with a bloke trying not to kill himself on his motorbike. Of course I’m talking about Evel Knievel. You may also recall that brilliant rip and rev toy of the great man. Well, you can now relive some of his crazy stunts with the Evel Knievel Super Stunt Set ($50).

This new issue is taken from the original molds of the extremely popular 70′s toy, and this sturdy set comes with an Evel figure with removable helmet, motorcycle, energizer, adjustable ramps, 14-piece brick wall, a hoop of fire, and more. All the fun and no smashed spine. BUY IT



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Free stuff: Top 15 babe blogs

By ShinyMedia on January 23rd, 2007

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There are literally thousands of blogs devoted to pretty women – or ‘babes’, as the internet calls them – wearing not-very-much-at-all. In theory, this is a very good thing. In practise, it can be hard (no pun intended) picking out the good ones from the wastes of web space. Luckily for you, dear Brandish readers, we’ve done our research and can now reveal the top 15 babe weblogs in the dirty great void that we know as cyberspace. They’re all free, too. Click the link to read the list.

Btw, the second part of this post contains NSFW (not-safe-for-work) material – a bit of nudity, yes, although nothing graphic or overtly pornographic.

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Bluetooth Laser Virtual Keyboard

By mofgimmers on January 22nd, 2007

Virtual_keyboardGood lord. We’re actually living in the future! Not only do we have the chance to wear futuristic digital T Shirts, but now you can use a keyboard that doesn’t actually exist.

An amazing glimpse of the promised retro-future (by which I mean a future that looks like Tron) has just arrived at ThinkGeek in the form of the Bluetooth Laser Virtual Keyboard. A tiny device (no bigger than a match-book) laser-projects a keyboard on any flat surface and then type away accompanied by simulated key click sounds. You’ll definitely turn a few heads when you pull this rascal from your pocket and use it to compose an e-mail on your bluetooth enabled PDA or Mobile Phone. It’s a full sized QWERTY layout with 63 keys and with a little practice, the Laser Virtual Keyboard can approach typing speeds of a standard keyboard. Available for $179.99. BUY IT



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Burton Dominant snowboard

By ShinyMedia on January 22nd, 2007

Bur0037zz If you’ve never been skiing or snowboarding (the real thing, as opposed to on a dry slope), then you’d better get a move on – global warming is really kicking in now, and several resorts have had to shut down this winter, due to a distinct lack of snow. Oh well, at least in 2086, my grandkids will have a lovely year-long tan.

If you are planning a snowboarding trip and you don’t have your own board, then allow us to recommend this mid-range freestyle model, the ‘Dominant’ by snowboard experts Burton. It’s more suited to tricks than freeriding, but we don’t care about that, because it looks good. To you, sir, £280. BUY IT

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Lifepod Rocksteady retro iPod speaker bag

By mofgimmers on January 19th, 2007

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There are loads of things to plug your iPod into, but none as cool as this. Retro design crashes headlong into modern technology with the fabulous Lifepod Rocksteady retro iPod speaker bag.

It’s pretty much a vintage holdall (very much like the sports bags from the late seventies) in a range of colour schemes and has all the room that you’d expect from a medium-sized sports bag. However, this
bag has one major difference from other holdalls – it houses a
speaker system. Just plug in your iPod or MP3 player using the supplied
cables and play your tunes through the 3w sound system. Perfect for when you’re dossing around or walking down the street trying to look like Lee Perry (or something). You can buy the bags online, priced at $130 (around £70). BUY IT

[via RetroToGo]



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Most wanted: Ducati 1098 motorbike

By ShinyMedia on January 18th, 2007

96420 Ducati’s new 1098 is essentially a MotoGP (the bike equivalent of F1) bike for the public road. And that is a damn scary thought. The 1098 is
the lightest, fastest-stopping, quickest-lapping Ducati ever produced, so as well as £14,000 spare cash, you’ll also need balls the size of watermelons to handle this beast – it’s the most powerful twin-cylinder motorcycle in the world,
with the highest torque-to-weight ratio of any sport bike. It can do almost 180mph and get you from 0-100mph in a trouser-browning six seconds. In short, it’s a magnificent, high-tech beast.

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Five lovely skateboards

By ShinyMedia on January 18th, 2007

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I don’t claim to know anything about skateboarding, apart from the fact that a lot of ‘decks’ (isn’t that what the kids call ‘em?) feature rather lovely artwork and graphics. Here’s a few choice boards for you to check out, all of which are available from online skate & clothing shop Route One.

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