Get Ready for the Dog Days of Summer With a Dachshund Pool Float

Kool Pool, Amazon
Kool Pool, Amazon

It's never too early in the year to start fantasizing about summer days spent at the pool. This year, make sure you're fully prepared when the first hot day of summer arrives with this dachshund pool float from Kool Pool, which we recently spotted over on Popsugar.

Yes, everyone's favorite sausage-shaped German hunting dog is now available as an inflatable pool accessory. The wiener dog pool raft is designed for lounging, with a built-in cup holder (because margaritas are best enjoyed in the pool) and a big space in the dachshund's belly for you to sprawl across. It's made from durable, ultra-thick PVC and can hold up to 300 pounds, so it's just as suited for rowdy pool parties as it is for relaxation time. And at 7 feet long from head to tail, it's big enough to keep you comfortable for a full day of floating. Just remember to reapply sunscreen.

Dachshund pool float.
Kool Pool, Amazon

The inflatable dachshund float is now available on Amazon for $120. You can also check out some of Kool Pool's other whimsical rafts, including a corn dog, an avocado, and more. And if you're looking for even more accessories to liven up your pool this summer, you can find floating unicorns, popsicles, and dinosaurs to lounge on here.

[h/t Popsugar]

22 Whimsical Clear Phone Cases That Let You Show Off Your Favorite Art

Society6
Society6

It seems like Society6 is constantly coming up with more and more products that you can get emblazoned with your favorite artists' work. From notebooks to shower curtains, we're getting to a point where an entire apartment can be covered in artful sloths. And so can your phone.

The art print site's clear iPhone cases are transparent and incorporate the look of the phone underneath into the design. Often, the patterns look like stickers, but with the advantage of never peeling. The protective cases come in two versions: slim (a frosted plastic case) or tough (a two-piece, impact resistant case) and are available for $36 for iPhone 6 and later.

We collected all our favorite designs to give you a quick look at what's available.

1. WITCHCRAFT

2. BANANA!!

3. MY SLEEPY PET

4. FRIDA KAHLO

5. PUG YOGA

6. UNICORN LAND

7. NATURE WALKS

8. SNEAKY CAT

9. CACTUS OUTFIT

10. FLY ME TO THE MOON

11. GOLDEN CELESTIAL BUGS

12. HAMMERHEADS

13. I SHOW YOU THE STARS

14. FOR THE TREES

15. SKELETON

16. GREEN AND BLACK GARDEN WITH RED FLOWERS

17. CAT'S EYES

18. BABY AXOLOTL

19. SOLAR SYSTEM

20. BEAR GARDEN

21. TRICKSTERS

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A version of this story first ran in 2017. It has been updated to reflect current availabilty.

This Indoor Garden Grows Up to 30 Fruits and Vegetables With Little Maintenance Required

IGWorks
IGWorks

If you want to always have fresh tomatoes and basil on hand without having to visit your nearest farmers' market or devote multiple hours each week to gardening, there's an easier option—no green thumb required!

The iHarvest is a hydroponic gardening system that lets you grow up to 30 varieties of fruits and veggies—including tomatoes, bell peppers, zucchini, watermelon, and various herbs—right in your kitchen. Powered by 72 watts of low-energy LEDs, the system's lighting and watering functions are fully automated, which keeps maintenance to a minimum.

All you have to do is plant a seed in an apparatus called the media, place the media in a pod, and add water to the iHarvest. The built-in timers do the rest of the work, ensuring that your plants are adequately fed and nourished each day, regardless of the season. After water is pumped to the plant's roots, it runs through a filter and returns to the bottom reservoir of the iHarvest device. The water and nutrients only need replenished once every two weeks, on average.

It's quick, too. Tomatoes are estimated to reach their full size in 10 days, and everything that you harvest will be free of herbicides and pesticides. Hanging plants and fruits like squash and cucumber can be suspended from the iHarvest's trellis, and the vertical design also makes it ideal for people in tight living quarters. The entire system takes up just 2.5 square feet of space, measuring 2 feet, 8 inches wide.

Order the iHarvest now on Kickstarter to get 35 percent off the retail price, which lowers the total cost to $549. And if you want to do some comparison shopping, you may also like the OGarden Smart—an indoor garden that lets you grow up to 90 fruits and vegetables.

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