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Finland's Wildflowers Inspire Ethereal Jewelry Collection

A delicate and ethereal line of jewelry from Finland was inspired by a purple wild flower that grows along the roadsides in this Nordic nation bordered by Sweden on the west, Norway to the north, Russia to the east and Estonia to the south. Read on to learn more about designer, Chao-Hsein Kuo, and her unique artistic vision.

2016 Chevy Malibu Sheds 300 Pounds, Gains 4 Inches Of Wheelbase

A lighter, longer Chevy Malibu heralds a forthcoming GM mid-size lineup designed to maximize efficiency, economy and aesthetic appeal. In the case of the 2016 Malibu, weight savings of around 300 pounds will transform one of the heaviest mid-size sedans into one of the lightest.

Amazing Wearable Tech: Bracelet Turns Skin Into Touch Screen

With the new Cicret bracelet, your arm can actually double as a smartphone! Via your own skin you can catch up on emails and play your favorite games among other things. Read on for more on this amazing innovation.

Skoda FUNstar Concept Pickup Truck's A Worth See At Wörthersee

Skoda's fun-size FUNstar concept pickup truck is set to be the star attraction at Wörthersee 2015, this year's gathering of all things VW. Though there's only one FUNstar, the perky pick-em-up punches above its weight by showcasing Skoda's surprising styling chops.

Hello Creepy Kitty: Huge Needle-Felted Cat Head Mask!

Old and busted: Cat in the Hat. New creepy hotness: Cat IS the Hat! Crafted from needle-felted wool at the Japan School of Wool Art, the one-of-a-kind colossal cat head adds a daring dash of Doctor Moreau to any chic ensemble.

Mademoiselle Alma LEGO Love Design Jewelry Makes Mother's Day Gifts Easy

Looking for the perfect Mother's Day gift? An up-and-coming designer known as Mademoiselle Alma has created fun and funky wearable art called LEGO Love Designs that's perfect for gift giving and personal accessories. These original handcrafted designs show off your geek chic style using LEGO bricks and Swarovski crystals that are sweet, fun and funky for women and kids of all ages.

Want To Really Go Through A Laundry Cycle? Get A Bike

Anyone who has ever done laundry knows that there is a lot of cycling going on with a washing machine -- the wash cycle, the rinse cycle, and a couple of spin cycles. So it seems only natural that inventors and designers would take this to the next level and create a bicycle that does the laundry while you exercise. The latest design to enter this strange competition is actually a stationary bicycle and not a refitted street bicycle.

The Joinery of South Africa: Fashion Activism Takes Hold

The Joinery fashion brand stands for sustainable fashion and the belief that everyone can do something to make this a better, greener world. Read on for more on this revoltuionary new program.

Want Your Book Shelf To Really Grab You? It's Tentacle Time

There is no reason in the world that keeping your books on a shelf has to be boring or unimaginative. You can add a touch of creepy whimsy with these awesome Tentacle Attack Bookends. They will truly highlight your voyage to see if you can read every book on the planet. Too bad those tentacles can't help you turn the pages faster too.

True Wetsuits Take Business Suits From Boardroom To Beach

True Wetsuits from Quicksilver Japan are designed to take recreation-seeking execs from the office to the ocean and back again. Surf's up in 26 minutes and your meeting's running late? No problemo, dude, and don't forget your board on your way out of the boardroom!

Ethical Rainwear For Singing, Dancing and Caring In the Rain

Ghosts of Gene Kelly singing and dancing in the rain no doubt  flutter in Copenhagen, Denmark, where fashion designer, Emma Jorn, has created a line of feminine and bike-friendly rainwear from recycled polyester perfect for life in rainy cities. Read on for more  on this sustainable and fashionable innovation.

Futuristic Yuhu Concept Pickup Truck Should Go Back To The Future

There's only one Yuhu concept truck, and for that at least we can all be thankful. Displayed at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show, the Yuhu is a supposed preview of a possible far-future sporty pickup truck... as far in the future as possible.

Shelby Baja 700: Ford's Rockin' SVT Raptor Gets Snakebit!

With the very-limited edition Baja 700, Shelby American picks up where Ford's impressive SVT Raptor leaves off. Indeed, this is one pickup with plenty of pick-up to go around courtesy of 700 supercharged horses harnessed beneath the boss Baja's silver-striped hood!

Embedded Electronics:Machine Washable Solar Shirt Charges Mobile Devices

Wearable technology, smart clothing and embedded electronics are the burgeoning trends of fashion's dynamic landscape. Meet the machine-washable Solar Shirt created by Paulne Van Dongen that charges mobile devices as you go about your day.

5 Innovative Ways To Light Up Your Garden


It is getting easier, cheaper (sort of) and more interesting to buy solar powered lights lately. They are in every gardening catalog, on every gardening website, and slowly popping up around homes. As Amazon.com rapidly turns green you can even find them here. Here is a quick list of solar lights that will help bring your electric bill down and light up your home in very colorful and interesting ways. read more »