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Art and Design

The World Is A Canvas - Mind Bending Perspective Art

If you only like looking at art in museums, you might never experience the ingenius, perspective-based art of Felice Varini, a Swiss artist who sees the whole world as his canvas.

Milestone's 1/12 Scale Model Urinal Set With Sink

Looking for that special gift for the model-maker who has everything? Consider this 1/12 scale pair of urinals from Japan's Milestone that comes complete with sink, tile wall and privacy partition. Little Jimmy will just love it! His parents, not so much.

Happy Hacking Keyboard Could Be Just Your Type

While the Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional 2 from Japan's PFU was designed with the needs of coders and UNIX system administrators in mind, its many attributes appeal to everyday, practical-minded keyboard users as well.

Think Higher - The Levitating BAT Mouse

Is your wrist sore from pushing a mouse around all day at your computer? Well, with the BAT Levitating Mouse, you can live in the future and prevent Carpal tunnel syndrome at the same time. But you'll have to lift more than a finger to do it.

Hold-Me Mug Gives Mug Snugglers The Opportunity To Get A Little Closer

Attention all you mug snugglers! Designed with mug hugging in mind, Hold-Me Mug's organic design allows you to get super cozy with your warm beverage of choice.

How Grandma Got Her Groove Back - Fujitsu's GPS Cane

Next time your aging loved ones want to get some fresh air or run some errands on their own, let them! Fujitsu's GPS Cane prototype provides older generations with easy-to-follow directions, health monitoring, and an important link to Next Generation technology. Oh yeah, it helps them walk too!

Guerra de La Paz Wears Their Art On Their Sleeves

The clothes we wear tell part of a story about who we are. Cuban artist team Guerra de la Paz uses recylced clothes to express their political and artistic messages.

Solid Gold Replica Of Lionel Messi's Foot Priced at $5.25 Million

A solid gold, 25-kilogram (55 pound), anatomically correct replica of Argentinian soccer star Lionel Messi's left foot has been put up for sale by the Leo Messi foundation but you'll have to act fast, as it's a limited time offer. Cast and crafted by Japanese jeweler Ginza Tanaka, a portion of the $5.25 million sale proceeds are earmarked to assist victims of the devastating March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Gaming on Glass - The Sports Floor of the Future

The age of smart technology is upon us as we can see in our phones, cars, and even houses. But what about our floors? ASB GlassFloor is a changeable, LED-infused invention that may change the way we play sports, advertise, and even walk down a hallway.

Tree Hole Paintings Add Life To China's Concrete Jungle

The drab streets of Shijiazhuang are looking a lot livelier these days thanks to 23-year-old Wang Yue, an art student at Dalian Polytechnic University. With just a little paint and a whole lot of talent, Wang has conjured up a charming world of wildlife and still life peering out from the hollows, cracks and scars of street-side trees.

Aiming For Peace - Guns Transformed Into Art

Art is a product of creation. Guns are a tool of destruction. Mexican sculptor Pedro Reyes brings these two opposing forces into harmony with his unique and inspiring work.

Draw Sculptures With This New 3D Pen

Say you have an idea, whether it is for a building, a piece of jewelry, or a tool. It looks good on paper, but how will it look when it is 3-dimensional? Sure, you could use a 3D printer -- if you can afford the expense and have the specific technical knowledge to use one. Most of us don't have the money or the knowledge. All of us do know how to use a pen though. Soon you will be able to use that ability to test your own 3D designs, or even make your own 3D creations. The 3Doodler is a 3D printing pen that allows you to draw in the air.

3D Printed Gummy Dummy Clones Make Deliciously Creepy White Day Gifts

Japan's FabCafe is following up their Valentine's Day 3D-printed chocolate head promotion with a little something for the guys: the opportunity to create a miniature edible gummy replica of yourself just in time for White Day.

Geanee Donut Digital Camera Sweetens Up Sharp Photos

It's a sweet time to be a photographer and the Geanee Donut Digital Camera is the right camera at the right time. With the boom in online image hosting, photo-sharing and image-centric social networking services like Flickr, Instagram and Shutterfly showing no signs of fading, this cute yet capable camera should really hit the spot.

Spin Cycle Safety - The Revolights Revolution

Bike riding is healthy, fashionable, and eco-friendly, but there are inherent dangers, particularly when riding at night. The Revolights bike lighting system increases your style, safety, and visible presence on the street.

Time For Change - Watch Face Sculptures Have Something To Say

The simple, yet powerful, sculptures of Dominic Wilcox are a study of our changing times, while also offering the social critique that it's time for change.

Wash, Rinse, Dry, Complete - The Dyson Airblade Tap

Ditch your germ-covered hand towels. Forget the trails of water droplets on your bathroom floor. In only 14 seconds, the Dyson Airblade Tap leaves your hands clean and dry before you even leave the sink.

Tattoo Disguise Bands Keep Body Art Under Cover

Not only Yakuza members have prominent tattoos and don't always want to show them. Tattoo Disguise Bands from Japan's Octopus Army stretch to fit any size arms and legs, covering up and hiding real tattoos under a range of tattoo-like printed designs.

Calling All Winos - The Corkcicle Wine Chiller Keeps You Toasted

Too tipsy to leave your couch and get the wine out of the fridge? Is the Chardonnay you've brought for a picnic in the park too warm to enjoy? The Corkcicle enables you to keep your wine cold, corked, and close at hand.

FingerTrap Bags Suck Like No Other Handbag

The Finger-trap handbag designed by James Piatt means you never have to hold onto your bag again. Suction design holds the bag in place on your fingertips. Be sure to attach your new handbag after you leave the house, or you'll never be able to open the front door.