It seems as almost every day, there is a new consumer good. Many of these items are so innovative, so practical, so reasonably priced that I buy them immediately. For example, pedicure socks. How smart are these? Why didn't I think of them?
Here's a person on etsy that is crocheting them:
You can also buy regular pairs on amazon for cheap! (See below for a pair from amazon for $6)
And then there are those other consumer goods that are so innovative, yet so completely impractical and expensive that I want them even more than the other stuff! For example, how awesome is this thing?
It's a sword (they call it a saber) that opens up bottles of champagne! Seriously! If you don't believe me, check out the website where they will gladly sell you one of these for $145. I'm not sure if I believe this, but they claim this was a popular tool for opening up bottles of champagne following the French Revolution. The process of opening champagne with this thing actually has a name: Sabrage.
Imagine how cool you would look if you were having a little dinner party, your friends brought over a bottle of bubbly for the occasion, and you pop out the cork with a sword! If this really works, I NEED one. If a SHE (or HE) with more disposable income than me could kindly purchase one and let me know if it really works, I promise to make you a Blue Hawaiian and give you unlimited nutrition advice. If you then buy me one as a nice hostess gift, I promise to not decorate your house.