We've seen temporary tattoos that allow you to write down a grocery list or a To Do list; but some things are much more important to keep track of, like our children. It may not be as high-tech as personal GPS tracking, but Tottoo temporary tattoos will entertain your child and facilitate their safe return.
For homeowners who have been thinking about reducing their carbon footprint by making their home just a little bit more environmentally friendly, but just can't find the time to do it; there's a trendy new concierge service that can help.
A number of businesses have been popping up lately which use Twitter to recruit clientele, proving just how powerful social networking can be, especially when it comes to business development. The latest business powered by Twitter is Coolhaus, the mobile Ice Cream shop.
Tangled cables and cords got you down? Behold the outlet wall - a vast expanse of space dedicated to the detangling of cords and the electrifying of electronics.
Hot summer temperatures or not, some coats and jackets are so cool, that while they might make you warm at this time of year, you'll be the chillest person on the block. Sometimes fashion surpasses comfort, as we all know; so here are the top 10 coolest jackets and coats which will keep you cool, even if only in style, throughout every season.
The BodyTrace eScale uses a wireless connection to send your weight to the company's website. Once there, you can take advantage of a variety of tools to help you get in shape.
Biomimicry is the celebration of nature in every sense -- a philosophy, a perspective, a practice... that recognizes nature knows best. Here is a perfect example from the field of interior design that really epitomizes man's love of nature. The lamp, by Russian designer Dima Loginoff, is called, simply, Male.
A new study now shows that a diet high in fat from red meats and dairy may be linked to pancreatic cancer.
Fashion is made from everything that can be reclaimed these days. It's about being green, and about making unique fashion items that won't be found in every retail store across America. The latest reclaimed innovation? Hot water bottle handbags.
Pop-up businesses of all sorts are the latest trend, since businesses are able to pick up their services and move locations anytime their spot is no longer hot. The latest business type on our radar? The pop-up guerilla drive in.
Before his death, eccentric clothing designer Barney Dorcus had a dream. His dream wasn't to create a fashion line which would appear at the hottest world runway shows; it wasn't to see his clothing line picked up by all the high-end retailers; it was to create fashion that was sweat proof.
When it's time to travel, you always want to pick a vacation destination where things are happening, and where it's the right season to go there based on ideal weather conditions and all that great stuff. However, when booking with a travel agency the research is often left up to you, because all they want to hear is where you want to go and when you want to do it. Finally, one innovative travel agency provides suggestions based on when you want to go.
Created by designer Sunghoon Mun is a diabetes watch prototype that provides an element of fashion, along with a much needed method to monitor health non-invasively.
Are you disinclined to use your oven in the summer months due to the invevitable heat that pours forth, seemingly for hours after your meal has finished and the dishes are done? Ciprian Frunzeanu may have devised a clever solution to summertime oven woes with his tiny Oven Re-Constructured design.
Summer is here, and with the kids about to begin their summer vacation at school's end, it's time to spoil yourself and your family and one of the best ways to get the feel of a vacation is to eat out at some of the most exciting restaurants on offer around the world. So, in honor of summer, here's the top 10 food and restaurant businesses around the world.
If there's anything in fashion that accessory loving women would kill for it's shoes and purses. Get ready ladies, your dreams are about to come true, because now your two favorite fashion accessories are about to collide!
It seems there is an innate desire of children and adults to, at some point in their lives, take a crayon, can of spray paint or a marker and draw on a wall somewhere. Thanks to lighting artist Shane Crozier, that desire need not be sublimated any longer!
Cufflinks seem to be popping up on the radar lately, each using their own unique materials to form the trendy and classy accessories for men. Most recently, unique pairs of cufflinks use a recycled material perfect for baseball fans who like to tell a story about their fashion choices.
You've heard of exterminators, you've heard of assassins; well, 2008's British Female Inventor and Innovator of the Year award winner is a little bit of both, combating one of the worst enemies out there in this "better them than me" business.
Back when Firefox first came out with tabbed browsing, it rocked the internet world. No longer were people managing huge clusters of browser windows. They now could keep things organized by tabs and move quickly between them for a truly powerful surfing experience. Now there's a tabbed search engine that aims to impress you in the same way.
With the protests in Iran, there has been a lot of discussion in the news of late about the power of technology in circumventing government control and censorship. Of course no one knows this kind of censorship better than Chinese netizens, especially after these past few weeks that saw the blocking of popular social media sites and the introduction of the 'Green Dam' filtering software.in the face of such censorship, some more creative Chinese netizens (I have no idea who, or how many) have used Google Docs to release a declaration of war against this government imposed internet filtering.
Don't miss out on a moment that could be spent playing golf. Use the Potty Putter to make use of some of that wasted time on the toilet.
This new Wii peripheral bowling ball allows you to bowl in style. If you don't think that's an oxymoron, read on to find out all about it.
Paper Landscapes is a lighting design project from New York artist Marcus Tremonto, inspired from topographic digital technology.
With the financial crisis we're experiencing in North America and around the world, there's been an uprising of businesses and services catering to the unemployed. After losing his job, an entrepreneurial-minded gentleman and Dubai decided it's time to get the unemployed of the couch to increase their productivity, improve their health, and give them a chance to network.
It's hard to keep up with the fashion and beauty trends of eyebrows; one year over-tweezed eyebrows seem to appear on the faces of all the models in the magazines, which the next year the natural look is in. What's next? Jewelry adorned eyebrows? Designer Kanch Panjabi seems to think it's the next big fashion trend.
At Charlie's Burgers, which is located right in my neck of the woods in Toronto, it's about the dining experience as well as the covert manner that guests have to go about getting there. It's an exclusive dining experience, which will certainly be memorable to diners; but only to those who are fortunate enough to receive an invitation.
Cyclists have forever relied on spandex clothing and bright, fitted fashions; but now cyclist fashion is stepping off the race course and onto the fashion runways for fall 2009. Watch out bikers, whether your fashion choices were for function or style, you're about to be one step ahead of the latest trend!
Every time you turn on the TV or walk into Yankee Stadium to watch the professionals hit it out of the ballpark, you can't help but admire A-Rod's steroid enhanced biceps, but another thing catches your eye; just how damn green that stadium grass is. A company makes sure you get one of the best parts of Yankee Stadium at home; no, I don't mean the procession of hot female celebs trailing in to watch Rodriguez play, I mean that luscious green grass.
Show dad just how much you appreciate him giving you life this Father's Day, and allow him to show off just how proud he is of making his own spawn with a unique fashion accessory that's ideal for even the most dapper dad.
Blank Bottle is a unique wine distributor for adventurous wine drinkers. With the wine distributed by Blank Bottle, it's not about what's on the label, it's about the wine that appears in your glass.
Designer Jan Ctvrtnik has devised a solution to all the ails of a shared toilet. Read on to find out how.
Just in time for a summer of camping, festivals, and roughing it away from the luxuries of civilization, a new company Orange, offers a unique product to power electronic devices so you don't need to leave your cell phone at home; thank goodness!
Stylish luggage can carry just about anything and look good, and for those who like to party out there, Vernice Ostrich Drinking and Gaming Tote which really gets the party started in a classy way!
Today people like to do just about everything from the convenience of their own homes, and businesses that understand this growing trend are creating services that allow people to do what they want without ever leaving home. Taking advantage of this trend and the available technologies is a company called Link Lessons that offers a niche service that many would appreciate.
Lately the pre-worn look in fashion has been all the rage. No longer do fashion lovers need to rely on wear and tear to get the disheveled, broken in look. We've seen these trends appear in jeans, shirts, jackets and more, but now the broken in fashion look is appearing in shoes as well.
There's no such thing as impulsively deciding to go to the hottest restaurants in New York City or Los Angeles when there's a waiting list months long unless you happen to be a celebrity. An innovative new concierge service makes sure you can get in, even if your face isn't plastered across the tabloid magazines.
You may have gone barefoot as a child, only to be told by your conservative mom and dad that people are meant to wear shoes. Some argue that in fact, feet are not designed to be enclosed after all (aha mom & dad!), but since most places have that annoying "no shirt, no SHOES, no service rule" one sportswear company has come up with something that provides a shoed alternative to going barefoot.
Jerome Kelty of Boulder County, CO was so concerned about how much carbon dioxide was being released into the air simply by the charging of iPhones® and iPod Touches®, that he decided to build his own solar charger for them and a range of other devices with USB ports. He won a new 'green' Mac computer, and you win his DIY instructions for the solar charger!
Virtual worlds like Second Life are growing in popularity, which allow people to express themselves through custom avatars. Even many online Poker and Casino sites allow people to create themselves in virtual form, but is there a way for avatar and fashion in the real world to collide?
If you've gone through life in style, you want to go out the same way. One unique funeral home is accommodating requests for the deceased to go out with a bang, with a special kind of hearse.
If you've been looking for an affordable family-fun activity that is just perfect for summer, how about trying your hand at a good game of Copter Darts? Game on!
Blending into your environment isn't just for hunters anymore, and a variety of artists and individuals have proven no matter what's in your environment, you can blend right on in!
We've seen businesses that combine traditional communication methods which contemporary ones based in technology, but we've never seen ones that provide their services totally for free. It's really not good to be true; keep on reading and find out why!
If you've got a father who would appreciate a unique Father's Day gift that's all about him, that also puts him in the spotlight, then you need to learn about unique new business Faux Show.
Let the force be with you this summer when you arm yourself against summer rainstorms, Star Wars style!
In the heart of Boston is an entertainment experience unlike any other; it's a thrilling ride that's interactive, entertaining, and at times rather terrifying. Read on to learn about the urban amusement park entertainment experience at 5-W!ts.
Who knew tears could become the new trend in fashion accessories? While it may make an unusual fashion statement, a new trend in jewelry might make you cry based on its unusual location.
The Rescue Reel is a safety device designed for use in skyscraper catastrophies. Escape through the window and rapel down the side of the building down to safety much quicker than you could ever do in the emergency exits.
If you've been playing your favorite Nintendo Games only to fantasize about looking like your favorite characters through your fashion choices, there's good news. An Etsy store has a unique design that will make you look and feel like Toad; just like out of your favorite Mario Nintendo game.
Instead of giving out business cards with phone numbers and emails alone, a new trend is to connect with business associates using various social networking site contact information. Since Twitter seems to be the fastest growing trend for social networking communication, there's one business that's so confident of the popularity of Twitter, they only create materials to help people market their Twitter contacts.
Ford's Bobcat Engine Test Proves Feasibility of Smaller Engines: Could Be Pivotal to Companies Futureby George Delozier
With summer approaching, we're always in search of the hottest summer fashions that will really turn heads. Well, now I bring to you some funky and freaky summer eyewear that will certainly turn heads, but it may not be for the right fashionably-sound reasons!
In order to survive the economic recession, we're seen many businesses offer products and services where clients can pay whatever they want. While previously this has only applied to restaurants and hotels, now an ad agency is getting in on the pay what you want formula and it's finding that business is better than ever.
Have you ever found yourself walking down the street, overcome by the desperate urge to swing with nary a swing set on site? Well first, let me congratulate you for your strange instincts, but secondly, let me reassure you that your dreams are about to come true thanks to Netherlands fashion designer Rachel Griffin.
With Father's Day approaching, we're all searching for the perfect gift to let dad know just how much we appreciate him. But for those of us who are still fortunate enough to have grandfather's in our lives, Father's Day provides the opportunity to honor grandparents too. So in honor of grandfathers, inspired by my own Grandad's approaching 90th birthday, here are the top senior friendly businesses that can help you show your grandfather just how much you love him this Father's Day.
Cobwebs aren't just for Halloween anymore, at least not according to journalist gone fashion designer who has used ancient cultural traditions to manufacture the unique garment, which hopefully doesn't come with any creepy crawlers included.
Ryuichi Tabu has designed a tree-shaped air conditioning system that not only cools the air, but looks good and might actually be healthy for you, too.
In another fine example that there's a niche for every business, is a company that rents mannequins. The business, based in San Francisco understands that it can be complete madness trying to find a mannequin head, limb, or torso for a short-term event which can often result in unfortunate mannequin purchase and dismemberment. Instead of resigning mannequins and their owners from this grave fate, Mannequin Madness does the dirty work instead!
All businesses are more interesting when they require their patrons to strip down and get in touch with their own inner nudist; and while nudist resorts do offer naked dining options, not surprisingly, naked restaurants just aren't commonplace, likely due to the hygienic implications of getting nude around food. So are there places for people who want to bare it all while sitting down for a nice meal? Read on and find out.
Throw away fashions may be anything but eco-friendly, but sometimes sacrifices need to be made for the sake of fashion. That being said, I don't know if these disposable sunglasses fit the bill, but they sure are something else!
Having a new baby is a big deal, but more often than not, birth announcements fall flat, delivering the basic details about the birth, without really sharing in the excitement of adding a brand new, mini member to your family. A fun new company announces special milestones in style, and every time someone opens up their birth announcements the house lights will go down in preparation for the show to begin!
It has often been said that art inspires some of the greatest fashions, but until recently graffiti has been classified less as art and more as vandalism. However, with Tagger Messenger Bags, it's now possible to create your own art expression without risking a night in jail.
Move over inflatable balls, rings and tubes - your own personal speed boat is here! Perfect for the little speed racer in your family, the Inflatable Speed Boat from Hydromax is a must-have. Just in time for summer, this little motorized boat is sure to be a great big hit with
While some may call it discrimination, cafes for senior citizens are popping up all across the United States, and the company behind it promises that their businesses focus on aging well. It's a concept that started in nursing homes and assisted living facilities across the country, which have now expanded into an empire all its own. Grab a coffee at a café for seniors, and make a toast to aging.
Whether your dad's a fan of Rocky Balboa or just likes to think of himself as a tough guy, there's one gift that will make him want to step into the boxing ring every time he rolls out of bed or steps out of the shower.
PsykoPaint just released their beta edition of online software that allows you to upload a picture and modify it to make it look like an actual painting. It's very simple to use and the results are great looking. It's a really cool way to give your images and distinct and different look that you're in control of all the way. It's time to get your artist pants back and make some masterpieces.
The 'brain pill' is called Prevagen® and it can improve your memory within within 8 to 30 days.... I don't know about you, but I'm trying it! As a matter of fact I just ordered a bottle for me and sent one to my Dad for Father's Day!
You know how scary it is to lose your memory. Imagine what a great gift it would be if you could help a loved one improve his or hers.
Recently I introduced you to Friendly Favors, a site that helps you beg and plead a friend or family member to help you out. While some might have called a service like that helpful, most found it to be defeating the purpose of the nature of favors in itself. Well, now there's a similar service that doesn't take advantage of friends, but does allow people to get others to do their stuff.
If you enjoy Blu-rays but hate being trapped inside your home, the new Panasonic DMP-B15 is a necessary upgrade. Take your Blu-rays wherever you go and then connect to your HDTV when you're ready to sit and relax.
Listen up Southern Belles, there's finally a hair accessory that will allow you to set your dozen cans of hairspray aside, and once again allow you to run your fingers through your big, big hair. Get ready; it's time to bump, bump, bumpit up!
Dating isn't just about attraction and finding someone who you love that will love you back; at least not according to Scientific Match provides a matchmaking service based on chemistry. Not so much the kind of chemistry of fairytales, but, you know, the test tube stuff.
Pop-up buildings and businesses come in all forms; we've seen nightclubs, coat checks, and restaurants; but just in time for summer festival season, there's another new trend arising in the pop-up shower. In an environment where everyone's feeling dirty, one company, Posh Wash Showers has even taken the pop-up shower concept to the next level with Shower Village designed for clean living.
Design your own whatever....DIY. This may feel liked a tired concept, but it's rare that I come across a fashion store that allows you to create your own clothing and accessories without breaking the bank. With Elemental Threads, that's just not the case, and with tons of options to customize your favorite fashion accessory, this is one fashion company worth reading about!
Solar panels that track the sun currently involve the use of motors and electronic control systems to move them and convert the power to energy. But a team of engineering students at MIT, inspired by heliotropic plants that move in the direction of the sun all day (like a sunflower), have developed a new method of motivation for the photovoltaic cells to move. Their invention won first place in MIT's Making and Designing Materials Engineering Contest (MADMEC) -- a $100,000 prize!
After watching a re-run episode of Punk'd, a show that made headlines years back for the practical jokes that it played upon well-known celebrities, I wondered if out of the land of TV, regular people have the option to pay for pranks and pull the wool over their friends' eyes. Are there professional prank playing businesses that will arrange elaborate pranks as seen on TV when there are no cameras rolling, I thought? Keep on reading, to find out if there are business opportunities in prank playing, and in paying for pranks.
Are both of your feet strangely out of proportion from one another, so it's impossible to buy a pair of shoes that fits? Does one of your shoes wear out before the other, rending both shoes in a pair useless? Or are you missing a limb and don't require the left or right foot shoe that automatically comes as part of a pair (how discriminatory!)? Really though, I'm serious; lots of people have these problems and in this economy, why buy a pair of shoes when you can get them as singles, if buying a pair of shoes just doesn't fit your lifestyle when there's a solution?!