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Prancing Prey Puppet Teaser

Posted in absurd, cats, humor, products with tags , , , on August 17, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Apparently, today is Black Cat Appreciation Day (who knew?). Far be it from me to miss ANY opportunity to show some love for black cats (I’ve been cuddling with my beloved Dr. Morbius all morning).

I present the latest addition to Dr. Morbius and Ms. Nimbus’s ever expanding toy collection. I think you’ll agree it’s pretty much the greatest cat toy ever made: The Prancing Prey Puppet Teaser!


Yep, it’s a Freddy Krueger glove…with MICE. I was hoping to get some quality action shots, but alas, cats are not always the best photo subjects on cue. However, I don’t see how anyone could resist buying a Prancing Prey Puppet Teaser at first glance!

Tell me your favorite black cat (or any cat) story.

Superhero Bookends

Posted in Books, design, home, products, wish list with tags , , , , on July 17, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Artori Design has come up with a novel bookend concept (some of us still have paper books!) that gives your volumes a superhero lift


Magnets and wall mounted floating shelves help create this awesome illusion.


What superhero would you want in your library?

Artori Design

Brain Coasters

Posted in anatomy, products, science, wish list with tags , , , on April 28, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

These Brain Coasters have been making the rounds in many of the blogs I follow lately (and some kind readers sent me the link, too!).


Each set of Brain Specimen Coasters comes with ten glass coasters. Each coaster has four rubber feet (to further protect the surfaces the coasters are protecting in the first place) and a slice of brain printed on it. If you stack your Brain Specimen Coasters in the proper order (which is easy to do, since the coasters are labeled) and look from the proper angle, you’ll see a full brain.


These belong in my house.

Brain Coasters

Egg-A-Matic Skull Mold

Posted in food, products, skulls and skeletons with tags , , on February 16, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I personally can’t feast on eggs due to a pretty wicked digestive intolerance that developed a few years ago, but that’s no reason to avoid showing the Egg-A-Matic.


Food is great. Things are great. Food shaped like things is great. Especially if skulls are involved. This is one of those products to which my initial response is “If I had kids, I’d definitely get this” and simultaneously “My inner child counts as kids.”

I love how the yolk forms a makeshift brain, which is great for people who want to say they eat brains without resorting to full fledged Zombinism.

What’s your stance on food in shapes?


Antikamnia Chemical Company Skeleton Figures

Posted in antiques, products, skulls and skeletons, wish list with tags , , , on January 9, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Oh Victorian Trading Co., you’ve outdone yourself! The purveyors of new goods with antique style are now producing figurines from the Antikamnia Chemical Company Calendars (which I was certain I posted about but cannot find here at the moment).

Skeleton Diagnosis

These skeleton figurals are inspired by the watercolour artistry of 19th c. illustrator Louis Crucius, commissioned to create a calendar for the company in 1898.

Dr. Death


I do plan to frame some calendar images at some point, and while nobody needs Antikamnia figurines, I think they’d make a fine addition to the home.

And Now, One of the Strangest Products Ever

Posted in absurd, medicine, products with tags , , on January 7, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

If you’re at all familiar with this blog, there are many contenders for “strangest product ever” featured here. But this one really surprised me. I was researching hyperbaric oxygen therapy for serious medical conditions (don’t ask), and for some reason that search contained…drumroll please…

The Decompression Chamber Pillow

I cannot envision any household or office in which this awkward photo of a gargantuan piece of diving equipment with a random stranger operating it belongs on a throw pillow. Maybe I’m just short-sighted.

Here is an “action shot” of the Decompression Chamber Serving Tray:

And THIS is what graces the tray’s surface. Tell me folks, is this what comes to mind when you’re searching for the perfect wine and cheese serving option?

It’s times like this when I kind of love humanity. It brings me joy to know people are out there producing completely nonsensical items like this.


Posted in anatomy, geek, products, wish list with tags , , , on December 17, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

BoeTech has a selection of dynamite anatomical (and other geektacular) cookie cutters that I would love to use for next year’s holiday cookie batches. I don’t care if they’re not gingerbread men and snowflakes! Who wouldn’t want these cookies?


Of course, these are perfect for any time of year. Personally, I think the hearts make a great wedding cookie…if the wedding indeed has cookies (and I’m aware not all weddings do, but in my ideal world there are cookies everywhere).


These would be my reward for a loved one who comes up with a brilliant idea.



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