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Ruff: Pauline van Dongen’s Newest 3-D Wearable Tech

What if the clothes we wear suddenly had their own personalities instead of reflecting ours?  Meet Ruff, the newest 3-D printed responsive collar by Pauline van Dongen, whose inspiration came from the ruffled collars of centuries past.

Want To Have Plates That Really Rock? Lava Should Do It

Two designers, Caterina Moretti and Ana Saldana, at the design firm Peca in Guadalajara, Mexico, have come up with LAVA, a set of plates hand carved from volcanic rock. While the style has a decidedly contemporary look, they are meant to harken back to ancient times when making items from cooled lava was just a part of life. Back then the results of a lava flow were used for everything from simple utensils and dishes, to the heads for arrows and spears.

The Davek Alert Umbrella: Innovative Help for The Wet and Forgetful

Losing an umbrella is a fact of life that all of us have experenced at one time or another in our busy lives. Read on for more about how you can make sure you never leave another umbrella behind again!

Toyota Corolla ESport Nürburgring Edition: Sportiest Corolla EVAR

The Toyota Corolla isn't exactly the epitome of sporty automobiles so naming one after Germany's legendary Nürburgring road-racing track takes a lotta brass. An extrapolation of the Toyota Corolla ESport, the Nürburgring Edition debuted at the 2015 Bangkok Motor Show and will only be sold in Thailand.

Want The Coolest Table In Infinity? Check Out The Infinitum Table!

The Infinitum Table by Louise-Anne van 't Riet is beautiful, elegant, and designed to look like there is a bottomless hole in your living room. However, it isn't just meant to be a fabulous piece of furniture. The table is designed to make sure that people tidy up after themselves. It only turns on when you set something down on it. Likewise it only turns off when you remove items on the top.


Volverii Smart Shoe Changes Color On Demand - E-Ink

Currently seeking funding on Indiegogo, Volverii peep-toe heels created by new Lithuanian start-up, iShuu Technologies, are remarkable new shoes that take the concept of customization to an all new level. Read all about their most unusual capabilities.

Bin 8 Bottle Is Eight Handy Kitchen Tools In One

The Bin 8 “Kitchen Tool Like Bottle” is a stylish storage solution for those tired of searching for that essential utensil lurking unseen in kitchen drawers and cupboards.

The Works of Iris Van Herpen: Unique, Geek and Chic

Dutch fashion designer, Iris Van Herpen, has developed a line of garments constructed from a fine steel mesh for her autumn 2015 ready-to-wear collection. Unique and far out, to say the very least, read on for more about this  amazing designer and her extraordinary work.

7 Best Fresh Water Pet Fountains Keep Cats And Dogs From Dehydration

Fresh running water does have great appeal, even to pets.  Take cats, for example: it's the rare one who will even drink from a bowl of "stagnant" water.  And when you think about it, cats have it right... who wants to drink out of a bowl or a glass of water that's been sitting there for half a day or so?  Perhaps that's why the latest trend in pet drinking is not the 'pet bowl,' it's the 'pet fountain,' where water flows constantly, or on demand. There are many fresh water fountains on the market, but I thought these 7 stood out as the best in terms of quality and design:

 

Recyclable Polyester Fabric: Returnity For All Eternity

Austrian textile firm, Backhausen, is the owner of Returnity, a 100% recyclable fabric destined to last for years and years that can be applied to a diverse range of garments and furnishings. Read on to learn more about this amazing, innovative material.

Urban Supercar Looks Like A Lambo, Drives Like A Golf Cart

Modeled after the Lamborghini Aventador, the Lishidedidong Urban Supercar (yes, that is its real name) might look a lot more exciting than most entry-level electric cars but its beauty is only skin deep.

Is Mass Customization The Future of Fashion?

Design and technology are merging to form the future of fashion. Known as mass customization, this technique allows customers to follow style guides and create their own original pieces. Read on to learn more about this amazing concept that seems an oxymoron.

Viktor and Rolf Couture Inspired by Van Gogh’s Paintings

Viktor and Rolf's spring/summer  2015 haute couture collection was inspired by the  timeless oil paintings of tormented artist, Vincent Van Gogh. His colorful landscapes, still life and florals  were the visual cues for  this amazing dress collection. Read on to learn more.

Brooke Roberts Design: Brain Scans Transformed into Knitwear Patterns

Cardiac radiographer and designer, Brooke Roberts, has utilized digital technology to transform mundane MRI brain scans and medical imagery  into exciting, innovative patterns for  garments. Read on to learn more.

This T-Rex Illusion Will Blow Your Mind!

Look at that cute little T-Rex.  What's bizarre is that when you walk around the room, he turns his head and continues watching you.  How did it do that?  Read on and find out!