At the Tokyo Toy Show, Toyota introduced the Camatte 57. It's a semi-DIY, build it yourself car aimed at kids and their parents. This is a great way to start building brand loyalty with the next generation of drivers. Check it out.
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This year there are more gift options than ever for the foodie friend that has tasted it all. How about having them do it themselves! Check out a few of our favorites.
Beer Making Kit by Brooklyn Brew Shop, Chocolate Maple Porter
Everything you need is right here. It's a bit like a science kit, but the outcome might be a lot more fun and tasty. This ain't no moonshine!
Available at Anthropolgie for $40.
KBBK Kombucha HomeBrew Kit
There is a love/hate relationship with kombucha even amongst foodies. Kombucha is actually fermented tea that is more of a health drink than a thirst quencher. It's known to be one of the best drink s to help detoxify your body...but that depends on how desperate you are to detox. You can add flavors to mask the slightly vinegar-esque taste. This kit is great for experimenting with flavors once you've fermented the tea. Drink to your health!
Available at Kombucha Brooklyn for $49.95
Mama O's Premium Homemade Kimchi Kit
This one is dear to me as it's made by my friend Kheedim Oh. He was shlepping his mom's kimchi from VA to NYC a few times a year and sharing the delicious goodness with friends. He saw an opportunity and went back to Mama and learned the art of traditional Korean kimchi making and brought it to NY. Along with a whole range of different kimchi products, his newest is a kimchi kit. He's spreading the love and knowledge of how to make kimchi!
Available at Whole Foods in NY, NJ and CT. For details check the FB page.
Sisters' Gourmet Cookie Mix In A Jar
This makes for a great gift for the baker friend. Every jar is measured out and ready to go. It's a fool proof way to make unique cookies for the holidays. (they also have jars for other occasions as well)
Available at Sisters' Gourmet for $12.99 a jar.
Happy Holiday! Now, Get Cookin'!
Sometimes a blank canvas is all we need. In an over-decorated, over-designed world, clean, white and blank can be the most fashionable and creative design around. Check out the new Lomography wide angle camera, the La Sardina with Flash DIY Edition. It's pretty much up to you what you want to do with it...draw on it, glue stuff to it, leave it clean and white...And how you want to take your pictures are up to you too. You can add various color filters and order different types of 35mm film. Yes folks, it's back to film! Throwback!
This is one of the coolest, nerdiest, I must-have, Kickstarter projects I have seen! The video does most of the explaination of what this is and how it works. Here's a nice cliché, "MIT students are brilliant!" Here's more on the two creative geniuses behind MaKey MaKey, Jay Silver and Eric Rosenbaum. If you are feel like giving and supporting something really cool, hit up MaKey Makey at Kickstarter.
Watch These Scientists Grow Bones Using Lego Robots
Another data point in the rise of cheap, high-tech toys with unforeseen applications.
See the full article at FastCo.