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Art and Design

The Huba Mountain Shelter Leaves No Carbon Footprint

Based on traditional Alpine architecture--a sort-of modern twist on the chalet--the Huba Mountain Shelter was designed, by Malgorzata Blachnicka and Michal Holcer, to be completely self sufficient. It is a compact structure that minimizes its impact on the surrounding environment.

AirDye Textile Technology: Is Water Pollution Passé?

Textile manufacturing has been one of the world's largest sources of water pollution; that is, until now. Read on to learn more about AirDye technology, which utilizes no water in its production of  fabrics.

Snow Crawler Snowmobile Concept: Not Your Grandfather's Skidoo

The Snow Crawler snowmobile concept from Polish designer Michal Bonikowski not only traverses wintry environments, it protects them as well thanks to an all-electric, environmentally friendly powertrain.

Vegan Leather: Innovative Cruelty-Free Lifestyle Option

Vegan leather provides an option to those whose lifestyle and beliefs prohibit the use of animal products. Read on to learn more about this amazing fashion innovation.

Marriage-Hunting Apartments Feature A Stripper Pole In The Living Room

Japanese women looking to impress potential husbands should bring them home... but not to just any home. Each “konkatsu” apartment features a stripper pole and a bathtub right in the living room. Now that's what I call living!

Want A New Tent For Camping? How About A Doughnut?

Camping is a great hobby that many of us enjoy. And some of us like to go old-school with a tent and that can be a real hassle even with some of the newer ones. Designers Sungha Lim, Hyunmook Lim, and Han Kim have created a new concept tent that can provide camping in the round -- or a number of other shapes. Then tent is a collapsible tube that is known as The Camping Doughnut.

United Nude’s 3D Printed Float Shoes: If The Shoe Fits

United Nude is committed to unconventional  and innovative foowear blended with high technology design. Read on to learn more about this unique company and their out-of-the-box footwear designs.

Want A New Piano? Why Not Get A Space-Age One?

Pianos . . . the final frontier . . . Okay, maybe not. But this piano is the newest and most major change since the instrument was first invented over 300 years ago. It is the Boganyi Piano or as some are calling it "the bat piano" since it looks like Batman would play it in the Bat Cave. Almost every one of the nearly 18,000 components has been rethought and redesigned for a "sound beyond time."

South Korea’s Wearable Foldable Battery: Watt Was That?

Batteries that can assume any shape or form sound like sc-fi creations and yet a Busan-based company has unveiled one at the Wearable Expo in Tokyo. Read on for more about this incredible innovation in wearable tech.

The App For Breast Cancer Survivors Who Want Ink

1 in 8 women struggle with breast cancer, and 50% of survivors are left with unwanted scars. The designers of a new app want women to feel strong and beautiful after their fight against cancer rather than disgusted by what cancer left behind. The P. INK insperational app can help cancer survivors cover their scars with lovely tattoos. Rather than feel ashamed of scars, women can create beauty from their trauma.

It Takes 19 Tons Of Candy To Make One Sweet Street Mosaic!

When a team of artists in Chengdu, China laid down a most tasteful mosaic in front of an upscale shopping mall, they eschewed the use of tinted tiles in favor of colorful candy... a jaw-breaking 19 tons of sweets in total!

Want To Decorate With The Most Amazing Walls Ever? UV Murals Will Do It

Flat paint on walls can be boring and wallpaper seems to be passé. You can hire an artist to come in and paint in some small motifs to dress things up, but what if you really want something different? Hungarian-born, Vienna-based artist Bogi Fabian may be just who you are looking for.

Fleeceleeves Cuddle Your Coffee Cup The Eco-Friendly Way

Java junkies feeling guilty about tossing out cardboard coffee cup sleeves after each use now have a fashionable, innovative, eco-friendly alternative: the Fleeceleeve! Available in a wide range of colors and patterns, these fleecy mug-huggers fit almost any cup and can be over and over again.

Rainbow Highway Tunnel Is A Sight For Drivers' Sore Eyes

A soon-to-be-opened highway underpass in central China is a road course of a different color – 12 different shades to be exact. The 1,300-ft long “rainbow tunnel” looks good to be sure but its real purpose is to help drivers' eyes adjust from natural to artificial lighting and back again

Merry Sustainable Lingerie: Sexy Xmas Recycling

Read on to learn more about what a French company is doing to recycle unwanted Xmas trees. The season of giving may be over for now, but the joy of a new season of giving back to the environment has only just begun.