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Pick-pocket proof pants.
As you might know, we live in Sweden, a place that's usually a pretty dull neck of the woods. Not so this summer. For one thing, pick-pockets are more numerous than ever, if we're to trust the news. The London police are also reporting a record number of thefts, no doubt due to the Olympic games. We've been on the receiving end of one such attempt (not in London) but as we were lucky enough to notice the strange hand entering our pocket, we could get a grip and twist the thief's arm a bit. He got loose and vanished in the crowd, but it became clear to us that wearing ordinary pants with open pockets among lots of people is not the best thing to do. You can't walk around with both hands in your pockets all the time. So, with this in mind, a pair of these pants, the P^Cubed Travel Pants, might be a smart addition to anyone's wardrobe. Lots of pockets protected with zippers and flaps and even a couple of pockets inside other pockets for added safety. They aren't exactly cheap at USD 110:- a pair plus shipping, but we've actually mailed them to ask if they ship to Sweden. Time will tell. [Via]

9 August 2012






Tape with built-in rip cord

Tape with built-in rip cord.
This seems to be one of those ideas that appears genius at first sight but becomes problematic when you get to think about them some more. We've had it on our list since June, looked at it from time to time, but always decided not to use it. Until now. Because to-day we realized what it was that's been on the back burner all this time. Having a rip string inside packing tape is of course a smart idea. But how do you make sure that the string always ends up exactly in the right place, between the flaps, when you tape up the box? We couldn't. [Via]

3 August 2012






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