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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

London Calling: Theft Avoidance Stickers

Clearly, there were a lot of factors involved with the recent riots in London, but no matter how you break it down, looting and theft occurred. Which brings to mind this "brilliant" sticker from the land of the double decker bus: Dominic Wilcox's Anti-Theft Bike/Car Device.

Got a shiny new mountain bikes worth lots of dough? Or the kind of sports car that invites unwanted attention? Just slap on these stickers mounted on clear plastic, which simulate rust. The idea is that potential thieves scanning the locale for likely targets will pass your ride over in favor of "less damaged" goods, leaving your property in peace.

Of course, if someone's got a mind to set your car on fire, a few fake rust spots probably won't act as much of a deterrent--but for less dire circumstances (i.e., day-to-day life in most major cities) these clever stickers might just do the job.

Dominic writes: "Note. This anti-theft device is not guaranteed to work in any way. However, I have stuck them to my shiny new bike and can confirm that it hasn't been stolen yet. 13 days of not being stolen in London probably equates to 7 years of non-stealing in the friendly countryside. Good luck and happy theft avoidance."

Mr. Wilcox's theft-avoidance device is yours for around 4 quid a piece; order three or more for free delivery, worldwide.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Wedding Stickers: Hot Ideas for Summer Weddings

'Tis the season not for jingle bells, but for wedding bells -- and if you or someone you know is tying the knot soon, consider the wedding sticker.

It neatly affixes to nearly anything, creating an instant, personalized wedding favor: a box full of seashells, for instance, the lid of a jam jar, or even the side of a bag of popcorn. (They can also work as save-the-date reminders when sent out to your guests in advance.)

There's the classic "Her Name and His," but wedding sticker designs these days -- like everything else associated with weddings -- have become increasingly personalized, coordinating with wedding colors, themes or even flowers.

Included with this post are just a few of the wedding sticker designs that have caught our eye recently, but the best (of course!) is your own, printed with high quality inks and high-resolution graphics from Custom Sticker Makers.