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Apple iCup: an USB Warming Coffee Mug Concept

USB warming coffee mug is not something “New”, but this iCup has something different – it is created because of designer’s love for the Apple brand. Vancouver-based designer Tomislav Zvonarić created this iCup, an apple-shaped mug which sits on small heating plate which can be connected to your computer via a USB cord. There is nothing special about its funcationality, just keep your coffee (tea, milk, etc) warm as long as you need. But you have to admit its design is quite eye-catching, no matter you are apple fan or not. The Apple iCup comes with a saucer and a coffee spoon, both of which are also made in the form of an apple with a bite mark in it. Moreover, in Tomislav’s clever design, the stem of apple is not only decoration but also doubles as mug handler. Quite interesting concept right?

Apple iCup: an USB Warming Coffee Mug Concept

Helpful Infographic of Dining Etiquette around the World

It is exciting to dine abroad, however, how not to be a barbarian when eating in different countries is definitely something we need to pay attention when travel around. Dining customs vary from country to country, and what’s acceptable behavior in one place might be seen as rude in another. For example, tipping is common in North America however, it is seen as rude in Japan and China even has restaurants with a no tipping policy. That is only one example, other things like how to use utensils, how to show appreciation, should you ask extra seasoning and should you share food with others, are all different from countries to countries. Some of them might sound a bit weird for you, however, if you want to be a polite person while you eat in those countries, it’s important to respect their customs. The website Restaurant Choice released an educational infographic that explains a few do’s and dont’s of meals for seven countries. Taka a look and hope it helps to prepare you for your next cross-cultural culinary tour.

Helpful Infographic of Dining Etiquette around the World

9 Cool Desk Organizers Keeping Your Desk in Order

Find it is difficult to find things on desk? What you need is always buried underneath something? We all know to be more productive at work, it’s essential to keep work space clean and clear of any unnecessary clutter. How it is quite impossible without the help of desk organizers. Here we rounded up 9 Cool Desk Organizers, which will not only help to keep your working area clean and functional but add some fun to your desk as well. From quirky retro styles to sleek and chic implements, now you can keep your pencil/pens, cord, stationary, electronic device in order and some of them can also work like a charging station or iPad stand. So, are you ready to make work more fun with these cool desk organizers.

9 Cool Desk Organizers Keeping Your Desk in Order

8 Cool and Modern Bird Feeders

If you’re one of those people who likes birds or happen to know someone who is, then here is a nice round-up for you – 8 Cool and Modern Bird Feeders. These cool feeder can not only provide enough food for our feather friends, but also give you a chance to watch them at the same time. To meet different requirement, our collection comes with different shape, material and ways of placement. So not matter what you have: a large garden or a small balcony, as long as you want, you can set up a lovely bird feeder and bring birds into your life.

1. Ceramic Tire Swing Bird Feeder [buy here]

Remember the idyllic summer fun of a tire swing hanging from a big oak in the backyard? The cool new SwingTime is a whimsical little bird feeder shaped like an old-fashioned tire swing. It may look like a tiny rubber tire, but this one is realistically crafted from ceramic. Just fill the inner part of the tire with birdseed and watch as your feathered friends stop by to eat and swing around.

This 5.5 inch diameter ceramic tire is supplied complete with a hanging rope.

8 Cool and Modern Bird Feeders

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