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Pink Thing of The Day: Pig Juggling Balls!

Juggling Pig Balls
Photo By Gail

Can you look at these Pig Juggling Balls without breaking into a huge smile? I dare you.  The box declares that “Pigs Will Fly” — but I bet that depends on how skilled of a juggler you are! Manufactured by Ridley’s, you can buy these Happy Pigs at Wild & Wolf!

Photographed at The New York Now Gift Show at Javits Center.

Shark Attack Jigsaw Puzzle!

Shark Attack Jigsaw Puzzle Box
All Photos By Gail

Not to be confused with the popular Pool Cleaner device, I Am Lil’ Shark finds its way into this week’s Shark Attack featurette for being a hyper-realist Shark-Shaped Jigsaw Puzzle!  It’s totally Jawsome!

Shark Attack Jigsaw Puzzle

Amazing!

Shark Attack Jigsaw Puzzle Back of Box

Madd Capp Puzzles, makers of I Am Lil’ Shark, design all of their colorful animal puzzles in the shape of the actual animal, so you can see that they are way more fun and educational to put together than your standard square puzzles, which must now be said to suck by comparison. See more of Madd Capp’s fun Puzzles at This Link!

Fun!
Fun!

Photographed at the New York Now Gift Show at Javits Center!

Yes, It Exists: Official Kiss Writing Instruments

Kiss Pen Collection
This Image Source. All Other Photos By Gail

Here’s a fun item that I spotted at the recent National Stationery Show / New York Now Gift Show: Officially Licensed Kiss Rollerball Pens! Kiss‘ bassist and mouthpiece Gene Simmons may be an arrogant blowhard, but he also really knows audience. The Kiss Army of fans are nothing if not a fiercely loyal legion who will purchase virtually anything that has the Kiss name it. And now at last the time of the Official Kiss Pen has come!

Rock Poster

This design is called the Rock Poster!

1978 Model

This one is called 1978!

Kiss Pen Holder

Each pen comes with its own colorful case, to keep it safe and in pristine condition between uses! Please take note that the Spaceman character is fully represented by both guitarists Ace Frehley and Tommy Thayer!

And since these pens and accessories are all officially licensed, you can enjoy them with no fear of litigation!
Find a retailer in your area at This Link!

Kiss Pens Display
Kiss Writing Instrument Designs Are (Left to Right): Rock Poster, Heavy Metal and 1978

Shark Attack Greeting Card!

Shark Attack Greeting Card
Photos By Gail

Whoa! Graphic Designer Scott Church of 23rd Day paper goods company has created what is perhaps the ultimate design for a surprise Birthday card: a Land Shark. Because no one expects a Shark Attack in the Garden!

Land Shark

Here is Scott’s original artwork, from which the card design was adapted. I think it’s just fantastic.

Photographed at the New York Now Gift Show at Javits Center.

Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Flamingo LED Phone Charger Cable

Flamingo Phone Charger
All Photos By Gail

I am such a sucker for anything that lights up, but when it is also a Pink Flamingo, that is an easy sell. This adorable and practical Pink Flamingo LED charging cable is sure be conversation starter wherever its used! It can also be used as a night light!

Flamingo Phone Charger

Manufactured by DCI, the 46” USB cable is punctuated by 8 LED Pink Flamingo lights and is compatible with iPhone 5, 5s, 6, 6 Plus, 7, 7 Plus and 8. The cable retails for about $18.99. Google it to find your best price.

Photographed at the New York Now Gift Show at Javits Center.

Flamingo Phone Cable Lit Up

Pink Thing of the Day: David Bowie Quote on Book Spines

David Bowie Quote on Book Spines
Photo By Gail

This quote by the late great David Bowie — “Tomorrow Belongs to Those Who Can Hear it Coming” — gets a vibrant new life when printed on the spines of horizontally stacked book that have been wrapped in pink paper or vinyl. According to this source, “Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming” was the slogan David Bowie coined to promote Heroes, the second installment of his great Berlin album trilogy. It neatly captures one of his most important talents: to intuit the future and draw it forward into the popular culture of the present. Sometimes he would simply grasp the importance of a trend, as when he understood that the arrival of the internet would transform the economics of the music industry and the relationship between artists and audiences. But more often it was his artistry in self-reinvention that opened up new modes of cultural expression or brought shooting up to the surface deeper social trends. When he famously threw his arms round Mick Ronson’s shoulders on Top of the Pops, he was doing more than advertising his bisexuality. He was helping catalyze the liberation in the politics of sexual identity that would unfold in the 1970s.

Photographed at the New York Now Home Show at Javits Center in February of 2018.

Product Review: POTTYMINTS Disolvable Air Freshener!

Potty Mints Booth Display
All Photos By Gail

There is no delicate way to put this: when you share a home with other people, maintaining the quality of the bathroom “atmosphere” is an ongoing consideration. It’s easy enough to light a match or spray some room fresher into the air, but when a solution that’s both discrete and longer-lasting is desired, I’ve got just the thing for the occasional malodorous situation: POTTYMINTS.

Potty Mints Booth Display

I discovered POTTYMINTS at the recent New York Now home show, when I was trawling the aisles fro free stuff and was charmed by their attention-grabbing booth display, featuring an
extra tall toilet with an extravagant bouquet of flowers extending from its bowl to the ceiling. Very impressive! I stopped to talk to POTTYMINTS representative, Matthew Grobman, whose sister and business partner Suzanna Grobman, invented the product after taking a vacation (my guess is they went to Mexico) with her then-boyfriend-now-husband.  You can read an abridged version of what I assure you is an hilarious story here.

Matthew gave me a few sample packets of POTTYMINTSto try at home and here is what happened next.

Pottymints Sample Packets

Behold, the POTTYMINTS displayed on the seat of my toilet! Please note that correct use of the POTTYMINT involves waiting until after the flush (#theafterflush)!

POTTYMINT IN HAND

After flushing, drop one POTTYMINT into the clean water and watch it go!

Effervescence

The POTTYMINT will effervesce and dissolve, leaving the air sweet smelling for, not even kidding, a few days!  POTTYMINTS are sold in assorted sizes, including a small packet perfect for traveling or just keeping in your purse or bag. All packaging embraces a minimal-yet-elegant design aesthetic — like something you would find in the bathroom at a very fancy hotel and want to take home with you! POTTYMINTS come in two very appealing fragrances: Arancia di Capri (Citrus) and La Fleur (Light Floral). These varieties are effective and impart a fresh and enduring scent without becoming cloying, as some sprays or atomizers can be.

Find out more about POTTYMINTS, and get a 10% discount on your first purchase, at This Link!

Potty Mints Product Display