When you move into a property that has become overgrown with brush, it's a big job to have it all removed so your lawn area is transformed into a beautiful useable green space. Sure, you could hire a typical landscape to get the job done for you, but wouldn't you rather say that you used a more unique sort of service?
"Hey, Bill? What's that on your arm?"
"That. The eyeball."
"Oh, that! It's my new robot interface."
For those watch fanatics out there, there's a new design on its way that will make you drool. It comes from a partnership between a Swiss watch maker and French designer, and it kind of resembles a cassette tape but with a modern look.
Celebrity grave purchases are a big business, and one that's even more in the making since many of the biggest celebrities in pop culture today. Following the death of Michael Jackson, I talked about businesses getting involved in the sales of plots near celebrity grave sites but there are also businesses that cater to those just looking to gawk, rather than make an investment in their eternity.
Hair can be your greatest fashion accessory when you have a great cut or color; but it can also quickly become a major style faux-pas when you don't. But what about hair that accessorizes when it doesn't really belong to you, at least not genetically. Do the same rules apply with hair jewellery?
Cyborg rats are taking over the world!
Okay, so that's a lie. But there are robots with little rat brains out there. And you'll be surprised what they're being used for.
When I was a teenager, I really wanted a barcode tattoo, and for someone who desperately didn't want to find herself labelled; who knows what I was thinking. Fortunately, I got over that idea before I brought it to fruition, but I could have curbed my craving with a more temporary option.
Some bad habits don't need any encouragement at all, but if your sweet tooth is one habit that does, there's a convenient subscription service available for New Yorkers.
Halloween is right around the corner, and if you still don't have a great idea for a unique costume, you'd better start working fast. Here are Inventor Spot, we've covered Halloween costumes from a number of perspectives, from the hilarious to the terrifying, to those that make you gag. To put a little twist on things, I've created a list of costumes that come from the inspiration of the top media and pop culture events that have taken place in the new millennium. These costumes weren't necessarily the most popular ones used for dress up each year outlined, but they sure would have gotten people talking and given attention hogs their own piece of the media frenzy!
Tetris has inspired many fashion items, and it's still up for debate whether it's reserved for the geeky gamer or the whimsical fashion lover. If you've yet to choose sides, this one of a kind dress design just might sway you.
Vending machines might be the ultimate businesses of convenience, but often they do have limitations with what they can hold and they type of products available. To bridge the gap between store and vending concept, the Get & Go Express was created.
Halloween is a huge business, but sometimes the classic historical haunts get overlooked. The businesses based on haunting history, do however offer some of the most horrifying experiences available in the United States, and here are some of the top 5 historical haunts that you should let horrify you this Halloween!
Perhaps it's an evaluation of just how productive you are at work, or maybe it's a website that truly is crappy - but, whichever way you look at it, it's certainly a tool to help you waste time at work. Sorry employers!
Tree Huggers support environmental activism, but some of them also just really like trees, and this is a unique fashion accessory for the latter, though it does also have eco-friendly properties!
Masks are under used for Halloween because they're stuffy and uncomfortable, but for those looking for easy, last-minute Halloween costume ideas - they can create a memorable effect whether they have people laughing or peeing their pants in terror!
Vending machines haven't traditionally catered to those looking for a healthy afternoon snack. Most vending machines feature chips, chocolate bars, cookies, and occasionally, the odd granola bar or apple accompanied by a wealth of carbonated beverages. Yo! Naturals was a healthy, organic vending machine that we spotted before, and now they've got competition!
Nike is jumping on all of the trends these days, earlier this week it was the cool weather inspired kicks that were a topic of conversation, and now it's the line of sneakers inspired by work boots!
We've seen businesses that put you in the starring role of Hollywood movies, and those that make children the main character in a tale, and continuing right along with the story customization theme is Getting Personal.
For those who wear glasses, their eyewear is one of the most noticeable and eye-catching fashion accessories since glasses create a frame on the face. Although it's possible to choose your own style and design, like clothing, glasses are available in generic sizes. But Indivijual Custom Eyewear makes sure that those who need eye glasses don't have to suffer the embarrassment of being seen in the same style as someone else.
There's a black market for stolen goods in many countries around the world that get passed off as legitimate. Not only is this misleading to unsuspecting consumers, they can encounter legal ramifications for purchasing counterfeit goods. In order to help businesses and consumers verify the legitimacy of their purchases, Barcode Plus has been created.
If we could, most of us would take the opportunity to give back and put a smile on the face of someone else, but we just don't always know where to start or don't have the ample financing available to make our aspirations a reality. The Canadian Credit Union Servus has spearheaded a project just focused on good deeds.
Matix Clothing has recently expanded their line to gadgets, and one product has already got people talking even though it's not set for release until January 2010. It's a luxurious item that will be music to your ears.
It seems like no matter where you go around the world, there's a unique experience offered that might just want to make you run screaming home to momma. With Halloween approaching, there's no better time to terrify and disturb yourself or your loved ones, so here are some of the top 5 most terrifying and disturbing restaurants that you just can't miss this year.
Those in warm climates miss out on all the good fashion trends, although winter designs are starting to enter the wardrobes of LA fashionistas. Nike has unveiled a line of cold weather inspired kicks that you might not want to make the exception to the rule if you're in a warm climate.
Everyone's got clothes in their closet that they no longer plan on wearing, but just can never seem to get around to donating, exchanging or selling. Clothing exchanges aren't new, but they're not always convenient either - so there's one site that makes it easy to swap your sway.
No matter what generation you're from, you've probably spent your fare share of time with a Nintendo game, and you've probably always wondered what it feels like to stomp on the head of a Goomba or bounce off the top of an oversized mushroom. Well, dream about it no more, because soon this will become a reality!
Lazy gifting companies aren't new to us, and really aren't all that surprising since people thrive on having everything provided to them as convenient as possible. Now, there's a new company that takes this ideology to the next level, making use of the world's favorite method of communication in the spirit of giving.
We've seen pop-up shops which are temporary in that they can fold up shop and move on when the mood strikes them, but otherwise, a store's a store, and until its lease is up it typically stays in one place. Well, that's what we've been taught to think, and of course, that standard in retail has now been broken with one innovative shop.
Most people like to choose their clothing, but for those that don't there's Hipstery, a unique clothing company where everything's a surprise!
The GlideTV navigator is a must-have accessory for those that use HTPCs. Eliminating extra devices and providing more control, the remote will revolutionize your HTPC experience.
These days all types of businesses are taking advantage of the convenience of vending machines to market their products or set up their own virtually self-sustaining franchise. The latest industry to get in on this trend is farming.
An innovative new technology in clothing is set to be released this month in the UK, and it's geared towards making the lives of mothers easier. This new technology in baby clothing is darn cute and designed to help babies communicate distress even though they don't have the vocabulary available.
Even in a down economy, people still have refined tastes. The bad news is, their wallet might not be in agreement with their taste buds - so to address this issue, there's a new trend in fine dining.
It seems like everything plays music these days, and now there's just one more wearable gadget to enter the ranks in an attempt to compete with the iPod. This new gadget's a design concept only to date, but might just start a new functional fashion trend.
The food delivery industry is a tough one; although we've seen some unique businesses that do offer food delivery services to more uncharted territories, most deny the convenience of food on demand to those without a fixed address to provide. One well-known delivery service is changing all that in hopes to transform the food service industry.
A new Wi Fi specification has been announced by the Wi Fi Alliance. It will make connecting between devices a seamless experience for users, providing the next level of connectivity.
Flight has always been an obsession with some inventors. Around 1914 two gentlemen, Alphonse Papin and Didier Rouilly, came up with this crazy flying device with a single blade of 130 square feet in area that rotated around the device's center of gravity. During initial testing it became unstable and was abandoned in the water.
Yet inventors keep striving for this odd, single bladed flying machine...
Hotels are hotels in a lot of cases, and it takes a grand gesture in order to make one stand out from the other in order to attract clientele looking for a unique experience. Last month, one of the biggest brands perhaps set a new trend in creating a house of cards.
Cufflinks have been known to define a man; it allows them to represent themselves through an accessory that is typically both subtle and classy. Well, not all cufflinks fall into these categories, though they do definitely tell us something about the wearer; particularly these hot items.
Every woman likes to have a fabulous accessory on her arm that gets people talking and holds her stuff. Sometimes it's a man, sometimes it's a purse, and sometimes, when it's a new horrifying design, she's better off leaving it at home.
Setting up equipment to brew beer at home requires a lot of space, and specific housing conditions which make it a more convenient and desirable option just to run to the store for a 6-pack rather than putting in the effort. Now, the Brooklyn Brew Shop makes it possible to brew beer with limited space through the unique product that they offer.
The fake moustache trend was fun while it lasted, but I think we might have finally seen enough. That's not, however, to say, that people still aren't coming up with new ways to incorporate a fake moustache into their wardrobe, and this novelty fashion item is ready for winter.
Coming up with a unique costume for your child it wear at Halloween as hard. There's already hundreds of trick-or-treaters planning to dress as Harry Potter or a Disney princess. One creative Etsy store has come up with some unique designs that are sure to be the only of its kind on your block.
Everyone needs to vent, particularly after a bad day at the office or at school, but it seems there's no real safe way to do that these days with angry rants finding their way on YouTube and social networking sites, in turn giving the enraged even more reason to need to vent. A new company wants to take advantage of our anger, and our need for privacy, and it's in the form of a pay-per-minute service.
Sometimes when you go to a restaurant, you read through the meal descriptions and it's the luck of the draw as to whether or not it meets your expectations once your food turns up at the table. There's additional adventure involved when eating at a restaurant where you don't speak the language that the menu is written in. But what would you think of eating somewhere that makes sure every meal you have is a complete surprise?
As if it wasn't enough that someone invented the Camel Ammo to give women a panty line- free fashion experience, there is now the C-String, designed to be worn inside or outside of clothing. Believe me, the C-String is both sexy, and a little bit scary.
Maternity clothing is improving, but few moms look forward to having to give up their everyday wardrobe when they can no longer comfortably wear it due to pregnancy. It's a sacrifice that of course is worthwhile, but not if there's a way around it. One fashion label is offering expectant mothers a unique service that will keep them in their jeans.
Caskets seem like a bit of a frivolous expense when it comes down to it; however necessary, kind of like wedding dresses, caskets only really get their glory for one day. This Halloween, buy someone you love a unique casket design that serves a different purpose until the time comes for it to provide transportation to a final resting spot from a company that believes caskets can serve in life and in death.
Although women are beginning to embrace the aging process more readily - there's few that you could ask who would say that they wouldn't like to turn back time on the aging process.
If this Halloween you have dreams to dress up like a member of the military and tote your own selection of guns and hand grenades, there might be a great way to get the experience if you're too old for trick-or-treating, you'll just have to travel to Beirut.
No one likes to wear or use necessary medical devices, but when it's a case of incapacitation versus fashionably crippled it's a worthwhile sacrifice to make. But now there's a designer who has made sure you don't need to with fashion-friendly medical wear.
If you thought that surrogate motherhood was about as personal as it gets when it comes to lending your body to another person, think again, because there's another surrogacy trend that isn't exactly comparable, but also involves the most intimate parts of the body. Unlike surrogate motherhood, this either type of surrogacy is considered a form of therapy.
Isn't it irritating when you fall asleep on a plane, train or bus when travelling and wake up with such an awful crick in your neck that you seem to lose mobility for days, sometimes making your vacation or business plans a challenge (if that's why you were travelling)? You might look a little bit silly wearing it, but I've found you a solution!
Ghost stories always surround buildings, homes and other establishments built over alleged graveyards and burial sites, but while there is folklore, it's rare that a business built over a piece of history pays tribute to the past, at least not in the way that one Indian eatery does!
While many have a different perspective on why and how North America has found itself in the financial position it is today, some blame lack of education from a young age regarding money management and the accumulation of wealth. One business, Camp Millionaire is aiming to change this by educating today's children to become the millionaires of the future.
Uniqlo is a Japanese design house that goes the extra mile to make sure that fashion lovers get a good look at their clothes. Their website is one of the most innovative spotted to date, with an interactive fashion runway that's just as good as being at a runway show with one added perk.
Sometimes what makes a company stand out from the crowd is their unique name. LemonAid Beverages simply changes the way the name of a common beverage is written and makes people wonder whether it resulted from an unfortunate clerical issue or something else entirely. Rest assured, the spelling of LemonAid is intentional, and you'll want to read on because this is one business that supports a good cause.
We all know someone who just can't seem to put down their Video Game controller, and Halo is one game that's creating addicts all over. For those who want to take their obsession with them even when they're not sitting at home in front of the TV, and what better way to do it than with gamer fashion?
Utilikilt is the answer for men who like the freedom of traditional kilts, but just don't find that they're practical for everyday use. It takes a real man to wear a skirt, and these are fashion designs with them in mind!
If the first thing you think when you wake up is "where's that caffeine" and can't seem to open your eyes until you've had a few healthy doses, you might want to look at some alternative products to give you that pick me up. Chemical Evolution is a company focused on delivering that caffeine fix in different forms.
Tiny dogs are a popular fashion accessory amongst many celebrities and fashionistas, but now a different type of animal can be toted around for its aesthetic value. Keep on reading to find out what it is, but I'll give you a hint, and his name is Johnny Depp!
Unless you've buried a love one, you probably don't realize just how big of a business the sale of grave plots happens to be; it's an industry in itself that seems like it might operate on poor moral grounds, taking advantage of the bereaved. That aside, it's a profitable industry, especially when it comes to dealing with the sale of graves near the final resting places of celebrities.