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The Ultimate Nail Saver

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You have spent hours on your nails and they look absolutely perfect. But before you leave on your date you decide to get yourself a refreshing can of juice. You open the can, and ruin one of your exquisite nails…

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Has this ever happened to you? Or are you worried that it might? A small precision manufacturing company right in the middle of the countryside of Japan’s Niigata Prefecture has the solution for you. A meticulously hand-made and absolutely gorgeous looking can opener called the CANGAL.

Designed by nail artists of some of Japan’s top nail salons, the CANGAL resembles a high heeled shoe. It is decorated with lots of bling and costs between 14,000 and 24,000 yen (180~309 US dollars). The tiny metal shoes may not be cheap, but they sure are super cute!

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Photos courtesy of ISHIDAFACTORY

Kjeld Duits About the Author

Inspired by the stunningly creative street fashion that exploded on the streets of Tokyo and Osaka in the late 1990’s, photo-journalist Kjeld Duits launched JAPANESE STREETS in 2002. This makes JS one of the first fashion blogs on the net, and the very first to cover Japanese street fashion.

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Great, original ideas are still to be had! Very nice.

Don Pezzano
Sep 28, 2012 (694 days ago)

I think I’d just ask someone else to open the can for me ^_-
also, do you get to decorate it yourself or do they decorate it for you?

mary
Sep 30, 2012 (693 days ago)

@mary: The CANGALS are designed by nail artists of some of Japan’s top nail salons. But you’re right, they should sell basic ones, too so people can decorate them themselves.

Kjeld Duits (author)
Sep 30, 2012 (692 days ago)

These are a great idea and look awesome too!

Aspire
Oct 3, 2012 (689 days ago)

@Aspire: One of those things where you think, hey how come that didn’t exist yet?

Kjeld Duits (author)
Oct 3, 2012 (689 days ago)

I think I’d just ask someone else

youkuku
Dec 18, 2012 (613 days ago)

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