Plug mug, stops office-based mug theft

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Do you have a mug problem in your office? Where some tosser always steals your mug from the cupboard just as you *really* need a soothing cup of tea? Well here’s your answer.

The Plug Mug, from IWOOT, has a removable plug in it that you can keep on your keyring and only apply when you’re drinking. That way, it’s useless to anyone else. It’s dishwasher safe and everything.

Yours for just £10, available right now.

Plug Mug (via Technabob)

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Duncan GeerePlug mug, stops office-based mug theft

Roll-up cooking mat design could prove useful in small flats

He’s a clever chap, Designer Maurizio Maiorana. He’s put together a concept design for a cooking mat that can be folded up and used on any surface without burning it. It’s all thanks to the remarkable thermal properties of silver.

There’s three hotplates on the device, and they’re surrounded by holes that blow out hot air, keeping the bottom cool while keeping a pan hot. As it connects with just a normal plug, this could also be useful for campers, or people in caravans.

It can handle temperatures of -60 to 280 degrees Celsius, and should be pretty easy to clean, too, thanks to the liquid silicone rubber that the whole thing’s made of. I want one.

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Duncan GeereRoll-up cooking mat design could prove useful in small flats

Cursor-shaped oven gloves – what's on the menu?

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If you’re like me, or Shiny fashion editor Gemma, you spend a lot of time staring at PDFs and Abobe Reader. Who knows, maybe unlike us you actually enjoy it and you want to see the scrolling hand when you get home from work, too.

What you need is the “Clicking” oven mitt, to stop your poor hands getting singed when removing pots and pans from the oven. It’s an authentic, pixellated, cursor hand, and you can bet your bottom dollar that after a week of use it won’t be so shiny white and clean. Even so, it’s bound to pump up your geek cred – and that’s what’s important in the kitchen, right? Right? Here – taste my risotto.

“Coming soon” from Bazar Design (via OhGizmo)

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Duncan GeereCursor-shaped oven gloves – what's on the menu?

A taste of the Orient in your very own Yin Yang kitchen

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I’m not sure if you could comfortably cook anything other than Chinese food in a kitchen shaped like a giant Yin Yang symbol but it’d look pretty damn swish when you’re throwing your veg about your wok like Ken Hom.

The principle behind this central, freestanding unit is that all the cool, water-based and calm parts of your kitchen – fridge and sink – are stored within the Yin…

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Daniel SungA taste of the Orient in your very own Yin Yang kitchen

The Bugatti Volo toaster will be the closest you get to the real thing

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Car company CEOs are clever sods. Long ago they realised only a slight percentage of the world can afford their expensive wheels, so to ensure they work their way into everyone’s households, they branched out into other products, often collaborating with other high-end manufacturers, like we saw with the Ferrari-branded Meridian F80.

Possibly the only affordable device from the world’s priciest car company, Bugatti has rolled out the Volo toaster for car fans whose closest encounter to a Veyron is downloading desktop wallpapers of the car. £140 does seem…

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Katherine HannafordThe Bugatti Volo toaster will be the closest you get to the real thing