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Jinen Design Cat Wallet

Posted in accessories, cats, japan, products, wish list with tags , , , , , on September 1, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

Many times, I’ve looked at classy black wallets and thought “this needs a 3D cat face on it” (by many, I mean never…but now that I know this exists, I will). The effect is rather striking, don’t you think?

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I’m not sure if these are available for purchase in the US. If anyone knows an online store that features Japanese goods and carries them, please share!

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I also love their little tag/ID cases!

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Jinen Design Cat Wallet

Cookie Cutter Cat

Posted in cats, food, products, wish list with tags , , , on May 23, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

This Cookie Cutter is amazing because:

1) Cats
2) You can put icing on the cookies for a sweet feline appearance
3) You can serve them as-is as a subtle hint to unwanted guests

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Octopus Night Light

Posted in home, products, sea with tags , , on March 22, 2016 by shewalkssoftly

This “tentacular” night light by Ibis and Orchid is cast in bonded marble, and is approximately 3″ x 6″. The product warning says it is not a toy and should be kept out of the reach of children (I don’t have kids, but they’d have to fight me for this thing).

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I’ve never had a night light, but this makes me reconsider the idea of using one for decorative purposes.

You can buy it here if you don’t want to become a member just to browse the Ibis and Orchid catalogue.

SWS Gift Guide: Stay Puft Marshmallow Mugs

Posted in 80's, film, geek, products, wish list with tags , , , , on December 15, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Honor your nostaligic (and/or present) love of Ghostbusters with a Stay Puft Marshmallow Mug!

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I love that it has two faces (I don’t love that it’s not microwave safe…because I’m lazy when it comes to heating beverages).

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But damn…it’s pretty great.

Stay Puft Marshmallow Mugs

SWS Gift Guide: Fluffy Forehead Fragrance Fabric Water

Posted in absurd, cats, gift guide, home, japan, products with tags , , , , , on December 12, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

“Gift guide” is a holiday feature (surprised I haven’t done it already), and technically this probably shouldn’t even count because the company does not ship to the US. But Felissimo’s Fluffy Forehead Fragrance Fabric Water is a very special product.

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The chief of Yamamoto Perfumery took four months smelling the heads of cats to perfect the scent of FFFFW, and it retails for about $10.60 USD.

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Of course, they recommend using it on Felissimo’s fine array of kitty cushions (which strikes me as the saddest, loneliest…and most awesome activity). I can’t say, with certainty, that I wouldn’t do this if I didn’t have two of the real thing in my home.

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What does your cat’s head smell like? I’ll go first. Morbius: laundry detergent, if laundry detergent for cats existed. Nimbus: happiness and faint, pungent litter.

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Galaxy Bedding

Posted in home, products, space, wish list with tags , , , on November 18, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

I’m not even sure how I’d choose among all of these beautiful Galaxy Bedding sets.

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They have pretty much any color scheme you can imagine. So many choices! Unfortunately, the price and shipping are a bit steep ($33 shipping for a flat sheet! Yikes!).
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Still, a girl can dream…hopefully on galaxy sheets one day.
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Galaxy Bedding

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!

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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

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

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What superhero would you want in your library?

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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!).

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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.

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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.

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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.”
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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.
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What’s your stance on food in shapes?

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