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Freezy Freakies Gloves Are Coming Back!

Kids of the '80s, rejoice! Freezy Freakies, the gloves that changed color to reveal hidden images in the cold, are back—and in adult sizes, for the first time ever!—thanks to a Kickstarter that's already raised much more than its $10,000 goal.

The key behind the magic was Thermochromic Ink, an ink that changes color with the temperature. Transparent at room temperature, the ink becomes more colorful as temperatures drop.

Twins Hans and Karl of Buffoonery Factory LLC put on the Kickstarter after years of searching for the gloves as "(sort of) adults" without success. "We realized two things: 1) they’ve been out of production for a while, and 2) they were never even made in adult sizes," they write. "The other glove brands that have survived since the '80s all seem to have matured in their styles, regardless of the fact that many of us did not. Totally uncool, right? Well the solution became clear: we had to bring back Freezy Freakies in their original '80s designs, adding some more modern materials for comfort, and in adult sizes for the first time ever."

Pledging $29 will get you the Freezy Freakies gloves of your choice. Now all I need is for someone to bring back hypercolor shirts and I'll be all set.

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Here's How to Turn an IKEA Box Into a Spaceship
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Since IKEA boxes are designed to contain entire furniture items, they could probably fit a small child once they’re emptied of any flat-packed component pieces. This means they have great potential as makeshift forts—or even as play spaceships, according to one of the Swedish furniture brand’s print ads, which was spotted by Design Taxi.

First highlighted by Ads of the World, the advertisement—which was created by Miami Ad School, New York—shows that IKEA is helping customers transform used boxes into build-it-yourself “SPÄCE SHIPS” for children. The company provides play kits, which come with both an instruction manual and cardboard "tools" for tiny builders to wield during the construction process.

As for the furniture boxes themselves, they're emblazoned with the words “You see a box, they see a spaceship." As if you won't be climbing into the completed product along with the kids …

Check out the ad below:

[h/t Design Taxi]

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The Best Cupcake in All 50 States
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We’re going to sugarcoat it. Twelve years after the advent of the cupcake-only bakery (the California-launched chain Sprinkles is credited with opening the first in 2005), there are a lot of options. We rounded up 50 of the best decadent desserts across the country. So go out, have your (cup)cake—and eat it, too.

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