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Lussedia Chair Brings the Bling Bling


Interested in dropping some extra cash on a luxury chair? You may have found the perfect choice with Lussedia, the latest in ultra-luxe seating. read more »

Embrace Your Inner Librarian: 7 Cool Storage Ideas for Books


With the winter months upon us, it's not uncommon for one's interests to turn to such noble pursuits as the fine art of reading. Ah, literature. Certainly, one of life's finer pastimes, indeed. But what do you do when you find your Danielle Steel collection strewn haphazardly about your living space? Surely, there must be a solution to the stacks that seem to pile higher each day, no? Well, I've done some hunting, and here are a few of my top picks for storing your favorite written works. read more »

Russia in Miniature to Rise from the Black Sea



Dubai's artificial islands are about to get a little competition: a miniature "Russia" in the Black Sea off Sochi, Russia, that will house athletes for the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympic Games and 25,000 residents afterwards.
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The Rocking Cube: Not Your Grandma's Rocker


Jessica Nebel's Rocking Cube shatters old conceptions of the traditional rocker and brings the classic up to speed with its clean lines and simple geometry. read more »

Solar Goes Gorgeous with Sanyo's Solar Ark



Big CAN be beautiful when it comes to solar power. At over 1,000 feet wide and 120 feet tall, the Solar Ark's flowing design and unique features make it anything but an eyesore.
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Designer Radiators by Carisa Heat Things Up in Style


For most of us in the northern hemisphere, winter has us fully in its grip by now, so staying warm is somewhat of a priority as the temperatures drop. If you're in the market to not only stay toasty but also add some panache to your home décor, Carisa radiators promise to keep you both snug as a bug as well as luxuriously stylish. read more »

Going Up? Stylish New Elevator Testing Tower Rises Above



The skyline of Japan's Inazawa City has a whole new look today, dominated by the Solae Elevator Testing Tower. A true triumph of architectural design, Solae is not only sleek and stylish but at 567 ft high, is the world's tallest elevator testing tower. read more »

Waterfall Bar Looks Wet, You Stay Dry


Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka blurs elemental lines with the Waterfall, bringing new meaning to the term "wet bar." read more »

Temporary/Portable Nuclear Fallout Shelter: Your Own Little Safety Oasis!


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If you've listened to the news lately it might seem as though we are on the brink of another arms race. Oh sure, we've made some progress with North Korea, for now, but what about the rest of the world? If worrying about escalating international tensions is keeping you from making good on your new year's resolution to embark on a diet and fitness program that will help you transform yourself, I've got a patent that could put some of your fears to rest - temporarily - just long enough so that you can get up off the couch and into the gym.

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Tanya Aguiniga's Art Crosses Into Funky


Tanya Aguiniga has some captivating ideas about contemporary furniture and accessory design, ranging from funky to quirky and everything in between. Currently based out of L.A., this young artist grew up crossing the border every day from Tijuana to go to school in San Diego. Her art is a reflection of that cultural line she walked growing up, and reflects the duality inherent within it... read more »

CFLs, Old Incandescent Lightbulbs and Creacycling


So you've replaced all your old incandescent lightbulbs with CFLS. Now you're saving money and saving energy, but there is still the stack of old incandescent lightbulbs waiting to be disposed of. Throwing them away wouldn't be eco-friendly. Right? How about creacycling them instead? read more »

Nature Finds a Home Inside With Gore Designs


The team at Gore Design Company has been very busy doing the heavy work of bringing nature's quirks to your home decor via their eco-friendly concrete conceptions. By mimicking nature's own unfaltering designs, they're able to unite both modernity and timelessness, all the while staying "green". read more »

Kuwait Plans to Build World's Tallest Building


The Proposed Burj Mubarak Al-Kabir (from WikiMedia)The Proposed Burj Mubarak Al-Kabir (from WikiMedia)

Perhaps inspired by nearby Dubai, Kuwaiti Municipal officials approved a plan Thursday, to construct what will be the world's tallest building when completed. The Burj Mubarak Al-Kabir, part of the Madinat Al-Hareer (City of Silk), is planned to soar to a height of 1,001 meters (3,284 ft). read more »

Aluna, Lunar Clock for the Olympics


The power of the sun is amazing, but what about the power of the moon? Can it be harnessed? London-based artist Laura Williams thinks so and has decided to tap into that lunar power. read more »

Watch Your Step on Disappearing "Wall Stairs"


Unless you're on par with the likes of James Bond, or frequently find yourself escaping from super-villains, it's unlikely that you have any real need for a staircase that disappears at the touch of a button... read more »

Where Rich Cats Sleep: 14 HOT Designer Cat Beds



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Does this photograph remind you of anything in your home? Me either. But designs like this are really inspiring. The artists who created the cat beds featured here use their talents to pay tribute to the natural elegance and variable nature of the cat. Even if they are out of your price range, they're not too expensive to admire! read more »

Surprise!! - 8 Brilliant Ad Campaigns from Ikea


IKEA furniture is well known for its modern, and innovative design. Is that true of their advertising as well? read more »

Peace (Canal) in the Middle East?


Map of Jordan, Israel and Western Syria (from WikiMedia)Map of Jordan, Israel and Western Syria (from WikiMedia)

Though similar efforts in the past have failed, a prominent Israeli, Boaz Wachtel, believes that a so-called ‘Peace Canal' can bring peace to the Middle East. Well to Israel and its neighbors at least. read more »

Mood Ring Now Comes In A Mood Dress in the Philips Bubelle


This year's emotional icon to remember is Phillips' Bubelle, the emotional sensing prototype dress. Bubelle has landed on Time's Best Inventions Of The Year list. The color changing dress is one of two Philips' SKIN Probes developed as part of the SKIN research project lead by Lucy McRae. read more »

"Glo" with the Flow of Modern Lighting


Marrying art and function isn't always easy. But award-winning, Italian designer Danilo de Rossi makes it appear as effortless as the effect of gravity on a drop of water... read more »