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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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Got A Mess On The Floor? Hang It On The Wall!

If your home is so messy you can't walk through it without tripping over the mess, designer Chris Yue has a brilliant idea: hang it on the wall! Not only can you hang your mess, you can make it a work of art....

Chewable Jewelry Keeps Kids Safe And Mom Beautiful

Babies love to chew and munch, and thanks to an innovative doctor (with a bit of parental expertise!), moms can keep their kiddos safe while looking fabulous at the same time!

Hello Kitty Cat Costume has Gone to the Dogs

Photos of an extremely tolerant cat wearing a Hello Kitty costume that made the rounds a few months back may have given the impression that this was a novelty item. Just the opposite – Hello Kitty suits are the cat's meow in Japan; so much so that even DOGS want to get in on the act!

Who Says Sneakers Can't Be Slippers? Nat-2 Two-in-One Shoes

You see the sneakers come with a zipper hidden behind the shoe which can be unzipped to transform your shoes into a pair of cool slippers.

USB Necktie 2, New & Improved Neckwear for Summer 2008

Last year's USB Necktie was a clever concept that somehow lost it's cool - ironic for a product that was designed to cool. A geek brainstorm at Japan's Thanko Rare Mono Shop has resulted in the USB Necktie Cooler 2... better as a cooler but is it cooler too?