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Site Announcement - August 5, 2008

Hi all:

We are really excited to have this blogger join our team. Sholto Crow loves to make up all sorts of nonsense then post it on InventorSpot.com. He is a freelance writer, designer and motion graphics artist from London and is currently a vagrant, having quit his job as creative director of a motion graphics company at the beginning of 2008 in order to wander about the earth and see what happens. He is also a musician with a few records under his belt, which is quite uncomfortable but looks good. He currently lives somewhere between Vancouver, Sweden and Norfolk.

You can read his blog of crazy invention ideas here .

InventorSpot.com Team

Bamboo Helmet: Eco-friendly and Life-saving All At Once

Is it me or does it seem there are more bicyclists and motorcyclists on the road these days?

I don't blame people if they are switching to cheaper means of transportations when considering the price of gasoline today. Still there something I wish to say to many of two wheel riders on the road today, "Put on your $^%@*^&! helmet. Please!" Forget the bad hair. Helmets save lives. Enough preaching though, check this out. There is an innovative eco-friendly helmet for riders to wear made of bamboo, called the Roof R06 Helmet.


Sock It To Me! Fashion Footwear Takes a Leap Back

After seemingly taking modern fashion as far as it can possibly go, many in Japan are looking back to traditional styles of clothing. Take these distinctive "tabi" socks, for example, updated with pleasing colors and attractive patterns.

Jammin' Johns Bring The Music Scene To Your Bathroom

For some reason a few inventors have tried to bring a music taste to the bathroom. Products like toilet roll radios sound like a great idea, but they end up failing in the long run. But one company has shown that you have to sell a product from a design perspective.

Shadow Lighting Your Interior Design, Peter Buning Style

Shadows give depth to your interior design during the day and steal the show at night. Shadows are mysterious, organic, architectural, romantic, fascinating... and they can add dimension and design to your interiors without weighing them down.

New Big Dog Robot: Most Advanced Quadruped Robot On Earth

Boston Dynamics has come up with a brilliant robotic creation called "Big Dog." This robot is being hailed as "The Most Advanced Quadruped Robot on Earth".

Airport Security Is Now In the Hands of Children

Most of us know that with large numbers of people passing through airports every single day, the potential for airports to be a target for terrorism is great, but do children realize that?

Exploding Billboards Make For Innovative Marketing

This remarkable billboard was designed for a courier company. To underscore the importance of sticking to a deadline, the billboard, in a busy part of Auckland, was rigged to explode at a particular time.

RabMixers by Ming Tong: It’s Not Easter, But…Why Not?

By and large, hand mixers are usually pretty boring, n’est ce pas? Well, hang on because the RabMixer is not only unusual, it is truly adorable! Read on and Hello Kitty, move over!

Visual Search Engine: Preview Before You Click Through

Ever wish you could see a preview of the websites retrieved during an online search so you don't have to click back and forth, and back and forth, and...? Searchme is a visual search engine that lets you do just that.


Make Your Own Paper Wallet

Finding a wallet that suits you can be as frustrating as picking out furniture for your house, especially if you’re a young adult. So why not make one that suits your own style?

Nothing Dumb About This Fitness Invention

Though its not entirely effective, Jin Le's new invention could be a hit for some individuals who tend to hit the gym on a regular basis.

Sleep Apnea Linked to Higher Risk of Death

New results from the Wisconsin Sleep Cohort have found that sleep apnea is associated with a high risk of death.

Sh!t Happens! Why Not Have A Fun Place To Put It?

Jungeschachtel (shit happens) is a new design agency founded by two established graphic, advertising, and packaging designers -- Nina Dautzenber and Andrea Gadesmann -- and the agency dog, Cuno, whose prior experience was being "the cutest little lab on earth."

Quell the Smell with Deodorant Clothing

Call it "don't mask, don't smell" clothing! Specially treated fibers used to make Aoki's summer clothing line not only absorb odors, they kill the bacteria that make them.

The Original Octabong: No More Boring Beer Parties

Racing beers against one another, or beer bonging as it is known among the collegiate set, is a party practice that has been around at least since the 1960s (sober records discount earlier claims). If you have never heard of beer bonging, read on. If you have, do the same.

A Wireless Antenna That Crawls Along Human Skin

Wireless technology as we currently know it provides the means for transporting information through the air from one point to another. A recent medical invention developed by a team of researchers from Queens University Belfast has opened the door for future wireless technology possibilities.

How To Build A Pair Of Stereo Speakers

Woodworking projects can be extremely hard to do if you don’t know anything about the different machines. However, with some assistance from a friend and some handy instructions, you might just be able to make something rather unique: like your own pair of speakers.

New Genes for Schizophrenia Revealed

Researchers have discovered new genes linked to schizophrenia.

Does Loud Bar Music Increase Drinking Patterns?

Researchers claim that bar patrons tend to drink faster and more heavily when the music that surrounds them is loud. Is this so or is it merely an attempt to block out the music from all thought processes? Read on, but stay…sober.