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Flask Scarf is the Answer to Drinking in Public

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If you like to look stylin’ while getting your buzz on, the FlaskScarf is calling your name.

Much like the FlaskTie (and made by the same people), this sneaky scarf lets you partake in some ultra casual day drinking. Simply fill the scarf’s pouch with 8 ounces of beer, wine or anything else you fancy, slip that fashionable accessory around your neck and sip from the ScarfBite Valve.

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FlaskScarf comes in a variety of colors and patterns, and for just $25, you get fashion and practicality. They also guarantee delivery by Mother’s Day if you order soon, so do your mom a solid this year.

FlaskScarf, $25 @Shop BAXBO

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Scented Purse Makes Your Change Smell Like Bubblegum

Are you in the market to purchase a new coin purse? Or maybe just sniff one? Well, today’s your lucky day, because we’ve come across the Bubblegum Scent Coin Purse.

This handy penny-holder smells like yummy bubblegum. Why? We say why not! It’s about time the coin purse game  amped up a bit, and this version even comes in a variety of great colors — blue, light pink, purple, darker pink, orange and yellow.

We know, swag.

Bubblegum Scent Coin Purse, $6 @NeatoShop

PicThx NeatoShop

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Bento Box of Mason Jars Cleverly Separates Wet and Dry Foods

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Not-so-secret hipster that I am, I love packing snacks in mason jars. Granola and yogurt, salad and dressing, and mixed nuts and applesauce, are a few of my favorite combos. But what always drove me nuts was ending up with soggy cereal, limp lettuce, and slimy peanuts as a result of everything mixing together.

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Thankfully Cuppow has created the BNTO (pronounced ben-toh and named after the simple Japanese compartment boxes) which allows you to separate your wet ingredients from your dry.

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Says Cuppow:

Canning jars are designed to store food safely and make an awesome lunchbox: they are easy to clean, cheap, and you can microwave them! The only problem is that sometimes the foods that taste the best together don’t travel well together. So we took inspiration from Japanese bento boxes and created a conveniently shaped insert that separates a canning jar into two compartments so you can mix or dip like a champ.

The reusable plastic cup nestles gently into a filled jar and is sealed with the jar’s cap. It only costs $7.99 and is available on cuppow.

H/T Core 77 + PicThx cuppow

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The Keurig of Booze Has Arrived: A Personal, Robotic Bartender Named ‘Monsieur’

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If you’ve ever fancied coming home to find a robotic bartender waiting for you with a stiff drink, this could be the answer to your prayers.

Last week, the four-person company Monsieur moved towards selling a home version of its automated bartender — a small contraption that mixes drinks for you and is able to learn your moods, needs and preferences to make sure it always serves you the right drink, at the right time, no matter how discerning your tastes.

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The baby brother of a much larger, industrial machine that can be found in a number of establishments in Atlanta (where the company hails from), the Monsieur can mix thousands of drinks and features a touchscreen menu of everything it has to offer. It also comes complete with themes such as Cinco de Mayo and serves the appropriate drinks to go along with such as margaritas or mojitos. Users can increase or reduce the strength of any desired drink or even ask for a non-alcoholic version. Or, for the more adventurous, there’s always the “surprise me” button. The more the machine is used, the better it becomes at understanding its owners’ tastes and preferences.

However, this wouldn’t be a truly ‘smart’ gadget if it didn’t come complete with an app, and the Monsieur is no exception. The app can be used to remotely order and mix a drink while you’re not at home and the machine can use the app to know when you’re coming home and what sort of drink it should have ready for your return. Even cooler, or creepier (whichever way you choose to look at it), the Monsieur connects to your Wi-Fi network and can recognize when you come home based on your mobile joining the network. He can also ascertain if you’ve got company based on how many people join the network when you arrive home and make enough drinks to satisfy your guests. Crazy stuff.

Like all good barmen, it will know when to stop serving its obliterated clientele. It can monitor blood alcohol levels and can even call a cab if it deems this necessary.

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This beauty is going to cost you. Monsieur Mini, with a four-liquid container capacity, is $1,499, while the eight-container machine, is $2,699. But by all means, if you’ve got $1,500 bucks lying around, go for it.

The company has turned to Kickstarter to bring the device not only into the home, but into bars, clubs and hotel lobbies around the world and is looking to raise $100,000 USD towards further development and manufacturing costs so it can build and ship out its first batch.

H/T Mashable + PicThx Monsieur

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‘Nibble’ Pan Lets You Sample Cake Without Ruining The Whole Thing

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As a huge fan of baking, I empathize with those who can’t keep their hands off a freshly-made cake. It’s a serious issue because a) it’s near impossible to stop chompin’ and b) the cake becomes ruined with random snack holes. Luckily, inventor Talia Wiener has solved our first world problem and created Nibble.

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Although Nibble looks like a standard cake pan, it’s far from it. Notice the small silicone cup attached to the side? That is where things get fun. The cupcake-like addition is the perfect amount of sweet for bakers to taste test desserts without botching the entire thing.

This invention also confirms bakeware can be considered adorable. Aww, Nibble!

Nibble cake pan, $21.99 @Amazon

H/T Quirky

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JUST IN: Strawberries Are Not Berries, Yet Avocados and Watermelon Are

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Ready to have your mind blown, your childish innocence shattered, your ideas of everything right in the world torn asunder? Strawberries are not really berries, but watermelon, pumpkins, bananas, and avocados are. It’s okay. Take a few deep breaths. We’re right here with you.

While we’ve tended to define berries as any small edible fruit, the official definition of a berry is “a fleshy fruit produced from a single ovary.”  By this definition, oranges, kumquats, blueberries, and even tomatoes can be considered part of the berry family.

Strawberries, on the other hand, are known as “accessory fruits,” which makes it sound like they did something wrong.  They’re just trying to exist, man! In these fruits, the surrounding flesh around the seed isn’t derived from the fruit’s ovaries but from the receptacle in which the ovaries are found.  When fully developed, these aggregates have merged together into one single fruit.  Hows that for fruitception?

Mind blown. Drops mic.

H/T Reddit