It is that time of year to indulge in the enjoyment of fresh nuts and practice our skills at getting them out of the shell. There doesn't seem to have been much improvement in nutcrackers since Tchaikovsky turned one into a popular ballet -- until now. The Naomi Nut Cracker can take aim and smash your nut in seconds and it is a lot more fun than the old fashioned kind.
by Steve Levenstein
At 100,000 yen (about $100) per box, 12-layered ceremonial kimono tissue from Japan's Daishowashikosangyo Co., Ltd. is not only nothing to sneeze at, it's nothing to sneeze ON. In fact, don't even look at it – just set the box in the center of the executive board room table and hope nobody dares grab a single one of the 288 luxuriously colorful sheets.
If Yanmar's new YT series tractor looks a tad sportier than most big-wheeled pasture plowers, credit Kiyoyuki Okuyama, designer of the Ferrari Enzo and Ferrari P4/5 supercars. Yanmar farmed out the job of revitalizing their tractors to Okuyama in order to spice up a class of vehicles known more for function than for form.
by Laurie Kay Olson
Most of us had the desire to carve a little private space out of our homes when we were kids, be it as a fort out of sofa cushions, a tent out of a folding table, or a reading nook in a closet. The design team of Álvaro Goula and Pablo Figuera has created the Orwell, a combination sofa, bed, and "cabin" to give you a greater sense of privacy right in your living room.
by Samantha Pankey
Remember the HUVr? It was supposed to be the first hoverboard (like the one in Back To The Future), but it turned out to be a prank, and Tony Hawk helped dupe us with his appearance in HUVr's video. Well, Tony just made an appearance in another hoverboard video, but this time it's no joke.
by Fashion Finds
Alcohol concealing wearable items are not a new trend, but they're often lacking the functionality of the original item. The ability to covertly smuggle alcohol is of course the priority, but serving dual functions would be far more practical, don't you think? This winter, a greatly innovative solution has been delivered that has seasonal benefits.
by Ron Callari
For those shoppers in the know, Black Fridays have literally become a moving target each and every year. From big box stores opening earlier and earlier the day after Thanksgiving, this year Wal-Mart is said to be one of the first to turn the event into a five-day extravaganza. Promotionally coined “the New Black Friday,” starting Thanksgiving Day (if you can believe it) at 6 P.M., it will run through the following Monday.
by Beth Graddon-Hodgson
Cities around the world have been encouraging locals to embrace cycling in lieu of contributing to environmental pollution by driving. Businesses have also been embracing this growing trend, offering a number of convenient services to cyclists. The latest one has to be among the most innovative yet.
by Samantha Pankey
Duffel bags, coin purses, book bags, iPad cases, sunglasses cases, wallets--these are just some of the products that Zumer Sport makes. Of course, other companies product these things as well, however Zumer's products are unique, because they incorporate sports into their designs.
by Amber Leventry
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year. The menu couldn’t be better. The day starts with a parade. Happy hour starts at noon and board games hit a new level of competitiveness when you are suppressing annoyance or passive aggressive comments toward relatives you can barely stand. Out of curiosity and to see if I could spice up my favorite Thursday, I did a search for Thanksgiving themed board games. What I found was The Thanksgiving Game, a game where players get to experience ThanksGIVING, ThanksGUESSING, and ThanksSHARING.
The Nissan Moco may be a successful Suzuki-based microcar now in its third generation but you can bet potential buyers of the Spanish-speaking persuasion won't elect to... pick it.