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Free Paper Craft HAL 9000 Struts His Stuff on Your Desktop

HAL 9000 - The malevolent, spaceship-controlling supercomputer from 2001: A Space Odyssey who blew a circuit and blew our minds is now available in free paper craft form to oversee all of YOUR missions.

Terracycle: Education and Environment Written All Over its Garbage

When I think about good companies that have education, people and the environment in mind, one of the companies I think about first is Terracycle.

Big Rig Jig Art Keeps on Truckin'

What would you do if you saw two 18-wheeler trucks smashed together? While most people would notify the police of a potential accident, this installation is far from that.

Skeletons In The Headlights: For Biker Safety?

It's dangerous out there for bicyclists, also known as bikers in communities where Hell's Angels have not arrived. Suck UK has just contributed its safety product for them in the form of reflective skeletons, one nearly the size of a human head!

Gadget In The Works: The Link Child Locator

The Link Child Locator is a conceptual design for a much needed gadget that enables you to find lost children or other members of your group when separated in a large or crowded space.

5+ Cool, But Fishy, Aquariums

I don't really know what pet fish think of the new aquariums. You fish people will have to let us know how they react to their homes being in the belly of a robot or hanging from a lamp hook. Maybe I'm a purist, but I would never put my birds in those situations... So, for those of us who remain ignorant about fish preferences, here are five (really 6) neat-looking aquariums.

Building Blocks Made From Bottle Caps: Recycling Gone Astray

If beauty fades but stupid is forever, what can anyone say about US patent # 4202456? Toy building blocks made from bottle caps might seem thrifty and practical, but how could they be so when it cost thousands of dollars to patent such an idea? A bit contradictory, no? Read on for some details and a bit more ambivalence.

Russian Hi-Tech Toilet Turns Urine Into Drinking Water: Is Wine Next?

The specialists at NASA have spent 19 million dollars on what surely must qualify as the most expensive toilet in the world. What makes this flusher so extraordinary? It turns urine into drinking water. For that price it would seem a little more alchemy should be included; you know, the kind that transforms common metals into gold, silver, platinum and uranium! Read on for the astounding details.

If You Need Them, Flaunt Them! 4Occhi Fashion Eyewear

If anyone could make a work of art out of a measuring spoon, it would be industrial design master Guilio Iachetti... and he has! Iachetti creates art out of the ordinary tools we use every day. Best known for his ultra-modern table and kitchen ware, Iachetti's designs are captivating and practical. And so is his new departure into fashion eyeglass frames: 4Occhi!

Social Network Mixi's Up Designer Ramen

Social Networking - is there anything it can't do? Mixi, Japan's largest social networking site, and cup noodle maker Acecook have combined for a tasty collaboration that is cranking out new instant ramen flavors and cool slogans to advertising them.

Paper Cut Clouds: 6 Truly Magical Cloud Lamps By Yu Jordy Fu

Paper cutting is an an ancient Chinese art, and a very intricate art form. Prolific artist, designer, and architect, Yu Jordy Fu, may have the gene for mastering this art, because her talent is hard to beat. In her new Cloud Lamps, she creates lovely, peaceful dreams from paper, and she even makes them accessible to us.

Soda Pop Bra and Panties Easy On The Eyes Better for The Environment

Designer Ingrid Goldbloom Bloch's has done something very interesting and sexy with recycled aluminum this time. If you've seen the picture above you know I'm talking about lingerie. That's right, she has made lingerie out of recycled soda cans.

Architecture Powered By Humans: Liquid Space 6.0

Wouldn't it be great if we didn't have to depend on anything but the right hardware, the most sophisticated software, and our own energy to power our homes, buildings, and cars?

Find Environmental Resources Through Green Map System

When you consider visiting or moving to a place, wouldn't it be great to know where the environmentally-friendly places are? The revolutionary Green Map System allows just that with its ecomaps.

Be Careful Where You Walk! Delicate Glass Art

Bernard Katz is an artist specializing in glass blowing and sculpture. He creates gorgeous sculptures from glass that will brighten up even the dreariest of rooms.

Dine With Blood Splatter In This Fresh Crime Scene

Ever think about dining a là crime scene? Does blood splatter work up your appetite? Well, you've come to the right place...


Look Mom, No Hands! Faceless LED Watch is All Band, No Dial

Watch this space, but don't look for a face. Hiranao Tsuboi's faceless LED wristwatch is all band and no dial, a curious concept but one that ensures you're not the only one watching your watch!

13 Pet Calendars for 2009: Crazy, Funny, Artsy, and Bizarre

I'm going to have to order 13 calendars this year, because after combing through a few hundred dog, cat, bird, ferret and other pet calendars, I'm so torn about the 13 Best Pet Calendars for 2009, I decided to put one on every other wall, instead of one in every room! This year, you'll find the Most Bizarre, Wisest, Funniest, Best Poop and several other best pet calendar picks....

Truly, Madly, Sexy Sinks

Christian Kaldewei, founder of Kanera, has a distinct goal right now: to create the most sensuous environment he can to receive the life-giving resource of water into your bathroom basin. It's a poetic concept and, as water becomes a more and more precious commodity, Kaldewei's sinuous basins seem like iconic monuments to the resource we need most.

Twitter Drawers Collection Tweaks Twitter to a T

The Twitter Drawers Collection, or TDC for short, offers twitterers from Japan and elsewhere a free way to add a unique Japanese accent to their tweeting.