Frog – off road racer miniaturized by Tomy

When I was around 14 years old, my father bought me a Tamiya remote control car model kit, code named Frog. I was thoroughly fascinated with the toy. Now, more than 20 years later, Tomy has developed a mini version of the very same remote control off road racer! The mini toy looks real nice although I really loathe the pink color scheme for the Frog.

The original Frog (click to see more) (Scale 1/10) :

The Frog mini :

Haagen-Dazs blueberry and muscat flavoured ice cream

A month or so ago, I bought a pack Haagen-Dazs “seasonal” ice-cream pack. The box contains 2 flavours – blueberry and muscat. Judging from the packaging, this seems to be a Japanese market Haagen-Dazs product. I sampled both flavours and must say that I am not particularly impressed with either. Both seem too sweet for my tastes.

Pixelnotes : functional wall design that also looks funky

Imagine a room wallpapered with post-it notes. In reality designer Duncan Wilson came up with this idea and the concept even won awards. He calls the concept Pixelnotes and explains it as:

A wallpaper consisting of four layers of varying grey tones on a bright primary backing. Each layer is perforated in a grid format and backed with a tacky adhesive similar to ‘post-it’ notes. Pixelnotes is inspired by the way we work within a space. The walls become functional, an integrated noticeboard that documents our activity within the room. Pixelated formations and shapes develop according to our patterns of use.

I think it looks very interesting and is functional as well. I wonder what happens when you eventually use up all the note paper and whether it stands up to the humid weather of the tropics.

Link to Pixelnotes

Triumph Japan makes grocery shopping sexy

Only in the land of the rising sun would an item like this be invented. Triumph Japan’s No! Shopping Bag Bra is a piece of lingerie that can be transformed into an environmentally friendly shopping bag. The bag part is folded and stored in the bra cup, thus doubling up as extra padding for the lady wearing the bra.

Apparently, the idea was to reduce the number of plastic bags women use when shopping in Japan. I am sure the male population in Japan would love to see this product popularized.

Source : Gizmodo

New product : Haagen Dazs berry custard pie

Saw a new Haagen Dazs dessert at UNY supermarket today. It is a berry custard parfait, and judging from the package, it seems like it is an imported Japanese market only product.

The dessert comes in a cardboard box that houses a plastic container. The parfait itself has several layers, as show on the box. The serving size is decent.

In terms of taste, I found the product abit too sweet, especially the layers in the center that consist of caramel custard sauce and pie.

I think I will stick with simple ice-cream.