This All-in-One Leak-Proof Container Can Be Used for Cooking, Storing, and Taking Food On the Go


Trying to remember which of your bowls are oven-safe, microwave-safe, and dishwasher-safe is just one small element of the circus-caliber juggling act that goes on in the kitchen. BesoVida is here to save you with its multi-talented (not to mention aesthetically pleasing) bowls.

The bowls, available now on Kickstarter, can withstand temperatures from 392°F all the way down to -22°F, so you can use them in the oven and freezer without fear of regular burn or freezer burn. They’re also heat- and impact-resistant as well as metal-free, so you can feel free to pop them in the microwave and dishwasher. And that’s just the beginning—the BesoVida engineers thought of virtually every feature to ensure that you never love another bowl again.

BesoVida chestnut brown bowls

Have you ever unwittingly scalded yourself by taking a bowl straight from the microwave with your bare hands? BesoVida’s heat-insulated base and thick wall will protect you when you fail to protect yourself. Have you ever tossed warm leftovers in the fridge, only to find a sodden, soggy mess on your hands when you’re ready for round two? The tiny hole in the top of the lid allows steam to escape, keeping your food from losing its crispness.

Speaking of the lid, it’s completely watertight, so your butternut squash soup won’t seep through any spaces between the bowl and the lid. It’s one of two features that make the bowl essentially spill-proof—it’s also curved in just slightly at the rim, so you won’t accidentally spoon your ice cream out of the bowl, onto the floor, and likely into the mouth of your opportunistic dog.

BesoVida bowl

The bowls are manufactured from BPA-, BPS-, lead-, and PVC-free silicone which, in layman’s terms, means that they’re safer for you and the environment. It also means that your to-die-for homemade spaghetti sauce won’t stain the bowls with that unappetizing orange tint characteristic of many plastic containers. The manufacturers have also added Japanese ionic silver particles into the silicone mixture, which drastically reduces bacterial growth.

The bowls fit inside each other in Russian-nesting-doll fashion, so you’ll never again have to jam all of your containers into one cabinet, only to hear the stack come tumbling down as soon as you’ve closed the door.

Last, the minimalist design and muted colors make the bowls ideal for serving, where they’ll add to the decor of your table settings while ensuring that the focus stays on the food. Prices start at $20 for December delivery, and you can check out the full list of purchasing options on Kickstarter.

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Family Game Night Just Got a Lot Cozier With This Inflatable Twister Game

Hammacher Schlemmer & Company
Hammacher Schlemmer & Company

With the potential for strained muscles and painful tumbles on your living room floor, Twister doesn't have a reputation for being the most comfortable board game. This unofficial version of the activity should hopefully lead to less bruising. As PopSugar reports, Hammacher Schlemmer & Company has upgraded the classic Twister mat to become a giant, inflatable play-board.

The inflatable game has all the elements of the original Twister: There are red, green, yellow, and blue dots (16 of each color) lined up on a white surface and a spinning wheel that shows you which limb to place where.

Normally the board is a flat sheet, but this one resembles a super-sized blow-up mattress. It measures 15 feet long, 15 feet wide, and 15 inches tall. A 1-hp air blower is included, and you can keep it running as you play so you don't have to worry about the board deflating and throwing off your balance. The game, which is capable of supporting up to 1500 pounds, is the perfect outdoor party accessory.

Contorting your body in relative comfort will cost you: The inflatable game costs $2000—about 100 times the price of a regular Twister board. If you can't resist adding it to your game collection, you can order it from Hammacher Schlemmer's website.

[h/t PopSugar]

This Damn Fine Twin Peaks Box Set Is the Only One Fans Will Ever Need


Fans of David Lynch’s three-season drama Twin Peaks know there’s quite a lot to excavate. The series, which ran from 1990 to 1991 on ABC and returned for a one-season engagement on Showtime in 2017, has been a perpetual source of ambiguity, red herrings, and the downright inexplicable.

Now there’s a centralized hub of all things Peaks to dwell on. Twin Peaks: From Z to A is a Blu-ray box set containing all episodes of the original series; 1992’s feature film, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me; 2017's Twin Peaks: The Return; an international version of the 1990 pilot with additional footage; as well as an abundance of new and archival material totaling 20 hours in length.

The box for the 'Twin Peaks: From Z to A' Blu-ray DVD set is pictured

Inside the package, which is illustrated with the Douglas firs that are part of the show’s iconography, are mini-figures of Special Agent Dale Cooper and Laura Palmer, played in the show by Kyle MacLachlan and Sheryl Lee, respectively. The box acts as a diorama of sorts and opens to reveal the Red Room, a location where many of the show’s most surreal moments took place. A series of three-by-five index cards provide backdrops of key scenes. The only thing the set doesn’t have is Lynch’s hand-drawn map of the show’s Washington location, but you can find that here.

The set is limited to 25,000 copies. It retails for $139.99 on Amazon and is due for release on December 10.

[h/t Newsweek]

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