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Yeduo Designs Look To Hang Around

The latest designs from Yeduo might have you throwing away all your ordinary clothes hangers!

Junk for Your Trunk: 10 Exciting Chairs Help Reduce Waste

I've mentioned it before and I'll mention it again, some recycled chairs are so unique they scream "Look what I'm made from!". They're the kind of chairs that call to you, "Sit! and relax." Are these voices in your head? Probably, but that doesn't take away from the fact that these unique eco-chairs stand out from the rest of the chairs in a very good way.

Hello Kitty Pincushion Sticks it to the Queen of Cute

Hello Kitty may be Japan's most successful cultural export but not everyone loves the omnipresent epitome of animated cuteness. For those precious few, we present the Hello Kitty pincushion.

Jailhouse Frocks are Japan's Latest Fashion Trend

A series of stark, black & white aprons and totes emblazoned with the Hakodate Juvenile Prison logo in both Japanese and English has proven so popular, inmates can't keep up with demand.

Don't Keep Your Favorite Clothes Closeted: Use Them As Lampshades!

It's the Clothes Hanger Lamp. Yes, you read it right. It’s a lamp that uses clothing as a lampshade. Designed by Hector Serrano for the prolific Dutch design house Droog, the Clothes Hanger Lamp leaves a laundry list of opportunities to create new looks.

Lost And Need Directions? Pull Out This Map Art

Every day millions of people use maps to take them places. But what about maps as a work of art? Here are a few artists that use maps as their muse.

Colorful Sanitary Napkins Cheer Up a Blue Period

Feminine protection – whether it's pads, napkins or liners, this essential women's hygiene product has been the last frontier for marketers who seek to embellish every product with “designer” cachet. No longer, at least not in Japan where new colorful pads sport stylish designer prints.

Safety Equipment for Skateboarding Becomes Cool

To help skaters stop getting more scars than they want, one designer has created a piece of safety equipment that doesn't look embarassing.

Nike USA Olympic Uniforms Ready To Revolutionize

Several athletes recently premiered the new Nike USA track and field uniforms before a sold-out crowd of 20,000 at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field.


Muscle-Sensing T-Shirt Improves Athletic Technique

As countless coaches have advised their athletes, often the best way to improve technique is to break things down into one movement at a time.

A new T-shirt that measures muscle output could take this strategy to the extreme. The shirt, which is embedded with small sensors, enables athletes to find out which muscles they're using at different moments, and how hard. The invention is part of the ConText Project.

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