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‘Brrrrr’ Solves All Awkward & Annoying Ice Cube Tray Dilemmas

Brrrrr

Ever get a hankering for old-fashioned ice cubes? While nothing really beats the kind from at-home ice trays, making them can be super tricky and annoying. Seriously, how are we supposed to gauge the correct amount of water to pour when there’s an overflowing situation within .2 seconds? Answer: It’s impossible. That’s why we’re big fans of this cool, albeit awkward, animal-like ice tray.

Officially named Brrrrr, this Black + Blum invention puts a cool spin on those tray-made suckers, mostly because it looks like a bear, caterpillar and alien orb all rolled into one.

Brrrrr

Basically, you fill Brrrrr with water vertically, set it in the freezer horizontally as excess water drains and simply wait for those cubes to freeze. Once finished, just give the thing a solid slam on the table and voila — perfect ice without the frustrating mess.

Brrrrr $20 @Black + Blum

H/T Gizmodo + PicThx Black + Blum

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Portal Companion [Ice] Cubes Will Never Threaten to Stab You

If you’re anything like me, you’ve spent the last five years in a hazy stupor of depression after incinerating your closest (and only) friend in Valve’s puzzle video game, Portal (if you don’t know what that is, check out this pumpkin turret as a refresher). You, like thousands of others, savored that seventeenth of test chambers, quickly growing to love your Weighted Companion Cube, with its pink heart faces and its…weight. But you would learn too late that the Companion Cube had a powerful kryptonite: its one weakness was incineration. And you had to be the one to do it.

I get it. You’ve suffered pain. We all have. But rest easy, friends, because just in time for the holiday season, the Companion Cube has made its chill comeback as an ice cube…via this tray from ThinkGeek.

I stil can’t decide if this is fitting or ironic. After all, ice cubes are way more susceptible to incineration than whatever the Companion Cube was made out of before. Fortunately, if one melts, you can make another one without having to wait four years for a sequel.

via/photo credit thinkgeek