Jonathan Fallon


Pizza Hut UK has introduced the world’s first playable DJ pizza box. It’s yet another greasy gimmick for the company, though they still have nothing on KFC in this area.

The battery-powered device was created by printed electronics expert Novalia and is basically a standard cardboard pizza box fitted with touch-sensitive decks and controls. The box can connect to a user’s PC or smartphone via Bluetooth and is also compatible with software such as Serato DJ.

Sadly, the device will only be available at five UK locations, although a small number of them will reportedly be given away. Check out a video of the box in action below. [click to continue…]


The Bev Tie—only the fanciest bros need apply.

The tie is essentially a giant, wearable koozie. In addition, the Bev Tie features a neck strap with a velcro enclosure, eliminating the need to store windsor knots in a knowledge bank that’s already been decimated by alcohol. Check out an additional pic below. [click to continue…]


As one of the main 2016 Olympic sponsors and the official restaurant of the Games, McDonald’s is attempting to break away from its unhealthy image by offering a “STEP-it” fitness tracker as a Happy Meal toy.

The wrist-worn pedometers encourage physical activity by blinking slowly or quickly depending on a child’s activity. They will be available in Happy Meals for a four week period at locations in the U.S. and Canada.

“Step-it is in line with McDonald’s general philosophy for Happy Meal toys, which is to make toys that encourage either physical or imagination-based play,” McDonald’s Canada Senior Marketing Manager, Michelle McIImoyle, explains to CityNews.

See the tracker in action in the video below. [click to continue…]


AviCeramics offering these handmade Great White sushi plates that will allow you to eat raw fish with a severed leg spoon (sold separately).

Jaws is learning how to share.

The plates measure 12.5 X 6″ and are made from white stoneware with a food safe glaze. Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]


As part of the recent “Cake: The Final Frontier – A Celebration of 50 Years of Star Trek Collaboration”, Margi Chambers of CakeArt by Margi Chambers created this incredible Phaser, Tricorder, and Communicator Cake.

Margi states that the edible items are fashioned entirely from gum paste and fondant while staying as close to original specs as possible. It was one of many amazing Star Trek creations present at the Las Vegas event. Check out additional pics below. [click to continue…]


While brainstorming the possible results of brand collaborations, London-based graphic designer Jack Lalley came up with this “Starbucks X Spotify” series of coffee cup designs.

The cups draw inspiration from Kanye West, Adele, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Drake, but will almost certainly remain in concept world forever. Starbucks would have to take into consideration any licensing fees and, of course, customers who would refuse to carry something around that bears an image of Justin Bieber. Check out more examples below. [click to continue…]


Diners at a Santa Monica, California Denny’s received some unexpected entertainment with their breakfast recently when Hollywood icon (and possible immortal) Dick Van Dyke and his a capella group The Vantastix spontaneously burst into song.

Their impromptu rendition of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” was obviously well received, based on the applause and heavy smartphone presence, and will no doubt serve as some of the best free advertising Denny’s could ask for. Watch the video below. [click to continue…]


Equipped with space for 20 oz of joe, this mug will display two different images depending on temperature. When cold, it will feature red supergiant V838 Monocerotis, which is 20,000 light years from Earth on the edge of the Milky Way. When warm, a light echo of the star’s stellar outburst will appear.

The images featured on the mug were captured by the Hubble telescope in December 2002. It was revealed that V838 Monocerotis was 600,000 times brighter than the sun at its peak. However, simultaneously handling coffee and a significant astronomical event has its limits, and it this case that means the mug can’t enter the microwave or dishwasher.

This Is Not A Supernova Heat Change Mug ($14.99)


If you think an entire vacation should be built around your love of beer, SoCal brewer Stone Brewing is about to make your dream come true.

The company is planning to open Stone Hotel in Escondido, California, right across the street from its massive brewery-restaurant complex. The establishment will reportedly allow guests to “delight in a craft beer experience complete from the moment of arrival” – beginning with a driveway design inspired by beer flowing from a tap.

Upon checking-in, guests will receive free beer and a choice of three hotel bars offering “an incredibly wide array” of beers, including rare and limited offerings. In-room growler delivery and a “unique culinary experience” are also promised, although additional details have not yet been released.

The hotel, which also includes a rooftop pool and garden, walking trails, and an acre of outdoor event space, is currently slated to open in 2018.

(via Eater)


If you’re sick of having to speed eat your ice cream before the summer heat reduces it to a sticky puddle, the Drip Drop may be able to help.

The edible tray, which comes in chocolate and original flavors, fits around your waffle cone to catch the runoff, and also provides extra real estate for toppings.

Now we only have to worry about the ice cream melting through the little hole at the bottom of the cone. Check out more pics below. [click to continue…]