Five rad and random geeky kitchen products I found this week

The end-of-week dispatch from PopSci's commerce editor. Vol. 38.

My job is to find cool stuff. Throughout the week I spend hours scouring the web for things that are useful or fun or ridiculously cheap. Often times, these choices coalesce into a guide of like items—for example, Apple Watch accessories that are worth your time, the ultimate guide to making cafe-style coffee in your own home, or four apps that will help you learn to play music. But I often stumble across some pretty awesome gear that doesn’t really fit into a list. So I made a list for those.

Super Mario Boo Mug

Spooky. Think Geek

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It’s scary what I’m like before my morning coffee. First learn how to make the perfect cup of coffee at home and then put it in this ceramic Boo mug. Inspired by the floating baddie from Super Mario, the mug holds 22 ounces of piping hot caffeine juice. $15.

Medieval Cheese Board

Slice cheese with a battle axe.

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Did you know that no cheese is naturally orange? It’s true; your bright cheddar is just a dairy tale. Speaking of cheese—yes, this segue needs work—here’s a cheeseboard inspired by medieval weapons. The board itself is made of tropical rubberwood, and the set comes with three stainless steel blades shaped like battle axes. $35.

Arya hungry?

A Game of Thrones cookbook! Amazon

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If you Winterfell in love with Game of Thrones over the past couple years—and are devastated that the series is ending next year—take heart knowing you’ll be able to Plannister a meal fit for the king or queen (or queen mother) of Westeros. A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Game of Thrones Companion Cookbook includes familiar dishes like King’s Landing lemon cakes, a Night’s Watch pork pie, and baked apples found in the North. The book has colorful photos for each recipe, plus passages from the books that mention the meals. This tome is endorsed by George R. R. Martin, so you know it’s legit. $24.

Darth Vader Spatula

Impressive. Most impressive. Amazon

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The force is strong with this stainless steel spatula. Its heat-resistant plastic handle is shaped like Darth Vader’s light saber. It’s a great gift for the Star Wars enthusiast who makes your pancakes. $23.

DJ Kids’ Dining Set

Fred and Friends Amazon

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This DJ-inspired plate set comes in three parts: a tone-arm spork, a record plate, and a tray with two rotating knobs and a slider control. All of the parts are made of food-safe melamine and are dishwasher safe. $28.

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Billy Cadden

Billy CaddenBilly Cadden is the Director of Commerce for the Camden Media tech group. He was part of NYC indie rock band The Postelles, and currently releases solo music under his name. His latest work is available on all streaming platforms. Contact the author here.