Posts Tagged ‘novelty’

Salt and Pepper Shakers Designed to Look Like Rolls of 35mm Film

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Check out this clever little salt and pepper set: it’s designed to look like 35mm rolls of Kodak and Fujifilm film. The yellow one is the “Film Salt Shaker,” and the green one is the “Film Pepper Shaker.”
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Cycling Water Bottles Designed to Look like Rolls of Classic Films

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San Francisco-based cycling team/brand Mash SF is selling a line of “Purist” water bottles that are inspired by the designs of classic film stocks. So far there’s Kodachrome, Fuji Velvia, Ilford HP5, and Agfa Pro 200.

The bottles hold 22oz of liquid, have Moflo caps on top, and cost $10 each from the Mash SF store.

Novelty Clocks That Look Like Camera Gear

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Want to keep time with a clock inspired by camera gear? Here’s a roundup of timepieces based on cameras, lenses, and rolls of film. (Note: The clocks on this list may or may not still be available for purchase.)
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A Camera-Shaped Case for Your Contact Lenses

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Here’s a camera-shaped case you can use to carry your lenses around — not your camera lenses, but your contact lenses. The covers snap on tightly to keep your lenses safe from dirt and scratches when they’re not in use, and the 2x3x.8-inch case is a perfect size for traveling.

They can be purchased for $6 each over in the store of San Francisco-based design GAMAGO.

Photos of Some of the Wackiest Novelty Toy Cameras Made in The Past

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Sometime after George Eastman brought a camera into every home and before Apple put a capable camera into every pocket, the toy camera was born. And the new book “Camera Crazy” by Christopher D. Salyers and Buzz Poole celebrates the rich, colorful, and sometimes silly history of these novelty shooters by introducing you to some of the most iconic of the many that have been released. Read more…

This Strange Vacuum Cleaner Lens Will Suck the Dust Right Off Your Sensor

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Well this is… interesting. Most sensor cleaning methods involve either some sort of blower, a wet cleaner, or a stick with some sticky stuff on it. The product above takes a different approach: it packs a small vacuum cleaner into a Canon L lens lookalike shell. Read more…

This Selfie Toaster Can Burn Your Portrait Onto Your Morning Toast

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Want further evidence of how far the concept of a “selfie” has spread in our culture? Look no further than this wacky Selfie Toaster by the Vermont Novelty Toaster Corp. Simply provide your favorite shot of your beautiful face, and the company will send you a toaster that can burn your likeness into toast for your morning meal.
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The Chobi Cheese Camera: The Cheesiest Piece of Camera Gear You Will Ever See

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Taking “say cheese” far more literally than anyone before them (okay, maybe not anyone), Japanese company Chobi has created a camera made to look like, well, cheese. Alright… get ready for some serious cheese wordplay folks. Read more…

Cheesy Polaroid Novelty Product Doles Out Cheese Slices Instead of Instant Pictures

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We’re big fans of cheesy, photo-related novelty products like lens clocks and speakers that look like a Canon DSLR. But when it comes to cheesy, the Polaroid-like Say Cheese Instant Slicer just took the cake… or cheese. Read more…

This Nikon-Made Nikkor Lens Clock Wakes You Up to the Sound of a D4 Shutter

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We’ve seen all manner of household items take on the shape of your favorite lens (think mugs, humidifiers and portable speakers), but this is the first time we’ve seen a full-fledged alarm clock lens. And what’s more, this Nikkor-inspired clock is being made and given away by Nikon itself! Read more…