10 Things We’re Loving Now: A book for solving dilemmas, a USB missile launcher, a puzzle-notebook + more

This week’s treasure trove is full of cool...


(SPOT.ph) This week, it’s a mix of kitschy and useful. There’s a jacket that looks like it belongs in a magazine, a book to help you with your problems, a poster with superpowers (sort of), and something to add a pop of color to your life in this gloomy, grey season.



Zoku Social Pops! (P995)

Personalize your popsicles with these cute stencils! The kit lets you create ice pops with words, emoticons, hashtags, numbers, or even a thumbs-up when used with a Quick Pop Maker.

Available at True Value, Shangri-la Plaza




Bantayan Bamboo Shinguards (Price to be announced)

Still have a World Cup hangover? Purchasing these shinguards handcrafted with bamboo from Cebu will benefit Field of Hope, a project that is aimed at helping rehabilitate communities affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda.

Check out Facebook.com/FieldofHope for details



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Native Union Power Link (P2,250)

A phone charger disguised as an accessory, the Power Link attaches to your bag, connector and USB cable neatly out of sight. Just pull them out and attach to your phone and computer when you run out of power!

Available at Digital Walker



USB Missile Launcher (P2,500)

Got a pesky co-worker you want to keep away from your cube? Install this to your computer and you’ve got an instant time-suck repellant. Hello, increased productivity! (At least, theoretically.)

Available at Cutting Edge, Shangri-la Plaza


Black Hoodie (P1,800)

When Sandy and Danny have a baby, their child will be wearing this as soon as it’s born. The weather and consequent traffic won’t stop us from looking rock ’n’ roll. This cotton hoodie is casual yet warm enough for the elements, but we’re digging the faux leather that toughens up this everyday staple. Those zippered sleeves are so edgy!

Available at The Artisan Clothing



100% Natural Bug Shield Moisturizing DEET-Free Oil by Human Nature (P99.75/50ml; P169.75/100ml)

New and improved! It may no longer be the season for shorts and tanks-but the mosquitoes don’t know that. Aside from fighting dengue, these little bottles are also a way to fight poverty. Human Nature is a company committed to nation-building and every purchase goes to the benefit of citronella farmers in six farming communities all over the Philippines.

Available at Human Heart Nature in Commonwealth and select specialty stores




The Illustrious Omnibus of Superpowers (P1,795)

Mind-control, invisiblity, mutation...We’d love to have them all, but this is real life, so instead we can have this poster with over 300 superpowers from heroes, anti-heroes, villains, and beasts.

Available at TasteCentral





Puzzle Notebook (P350)

Can’t put your thoughts together? Break through that writer’s block by solving the puzzle on this nifty notebook.

Available at MiniCOOLectibles



Inconsequential Dilemmas (P699)

Should I change the channel? Should I post this online? This book is full of handy flowcharts that will help you make the right choice when you have to make a judgement call.

Available at Fully Booked



1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (P995)

Can’t think of what to get for that friend who seems to have every single vinyl record any person could have? This might be just the thing.

Available at Heima

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