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Art and Design

Decorated Contact Lens Cases Offer a New Vision of Cuteness

Having covered every square inch of their cell phones with faux gems, roses, tiny cakes and Hello Kitty faces, Japan's legions of cute-obsessed girls are moving on to other daily use objects like contact lens cases.

New Living Fashion Accessory: The Birdcage Backpack For Your Feathered Friend

Tiny dogs are a popular fashion accessory amongst many celebrities and fashionistas, but now a different type of animal can be toted around for its aesthetic value. Keep on reading to find out what it is, but I'll give you a hint, and his name is Johnny Depp!


Beautify Your Interiors With Deadly Bacteria: Bev Hisey's 8 Dirty Dishes

Bev Hisey, Toronto textile artist, has created quite an interesting group of carpets for home interiors... Dirty Dishes. Not your left over chicken bones, broccoli spears, or potato skins; no, we don't want to see that... Hisey's Dirty Dishes are hand-knotted, all-wool representations of magnified deadly bacteria and viruses on petri dishes. Did you ever think you'd see an e coli rug?

Jewnail Cosmetics Look Good, Sound Nasty

Jewnail, a range of women's nail care and cosmetic products from Jill&Lovers of Japan, may have an unfortunate name but it's really about fashion, not fascism.

Funny Fashion: Hilarious Moustache Bandana

Moustaches are suddenly a thing of fashion. We've seen varieties of jewellery galore (also designed to be held up to the face when an impromptu disguise is needed), some of which is discreet and some of which insights hysterics.  Now there's a new fashion for those who want to jump on the moustache trend in an even more in your face way.

Fashion Hit Or Miss? 80’s Revival Fashion Interpreted In Shoulder Pad Tees

The Sam's Town Hotel and Casino Sportsbook is located on the Boulder Strip; the operation itself is on the smaller side compared to some of the massive resorts that can be found in the Las Vegas area. The complex has a unique feel, particularly following the 2007 remodel that incorporated a glass atrium into the building with a glass roof which also lends an element of modernity to the overall effect.

Solar Moving Musical Light For Halloween Décor?

Halloween is upon us and as the time approaches some Halloween celebrating fanatics (people I know personally) will go crazy trying to outdo their neighbor with the best Halloween decor. If only they could get their hands on a SonUmbra. They could take their décor to an eerie level.

Blood Energy Potion, Authentic Looking Synthetic Blood Drink in a Transfusion Bag

Thirsty at twilight - or after reading or watching Twilight? Slake your blood-lust by grabbing a transfusion bag of Blood Energy Potion, the best bloody drink around!

Consumer-Generated Ads vs Mad Men

Web 2.0 has not only ushered in social media, it fostered a movement of consumer-generated content and crowdsourcing. We can believe and trust in things we read and view if its endorsed by one of our friends, business associates or social networks chums. Traditional advertising? ... not so much! Consumer-generated content as a sea-change has gained so much traction that even advertising in a lot of respects is now controlled by the public.

7 Classy Glassy Spirited Designs For Your Halloween High By Lolita®

If you're sick of all the schlocky Halloween stuff, take a look at this hand-painted glassware by Lolita®. As if the lady's artistry were not enough to enjoy, each wine, martini, and hot beverage glass comes with one of Lolita's fun spirits recipes painted under the base of the glass. One or two of those will definitely get you in the spirit of Halloween... or something!

Luxurious Headphone Covers With Onboard Storage By Bless Design

Men don't have very many acceptable storage options when they're out and about. The man purse comes with a level of mockery, and overfilling pockets can result in inconvenient bulges or embarrassing plumber's crack. Bless design group has come with a practical and discreet alternative that goes along with an accessory that most men carry with them anyways.

Advertising In Your Face: Product Placement Slaps Consumers Around With Brand Recognition

You may not feel it, but while you're watching your favorite movie or TV show, advertisers are slapping you in the face with product imagery to keep you - as a consumer - aware of what's out there.  Want a few examples?

Vintage Cartoon Corset: Whimsical Super Mario Fashion For Women

It doesn't matter which generation you belong to, at some stage, you've probably had a brief love affair with Super Mario when playing on Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64 or Nintendo Wii. You might want to show your love through fashion, but cartoon clothing featuring Mario has primarily been made for men, until now.


Artisan Cat Furniture, Reasonably Priced, At Cat Above

Original designs in cat furniture are rare and generally expensive.  But by purchasing cat products from the Cat Above, you get reasonably-priced distinctive artisan designs made by true cat lovers, and you help support an inventor, a small business, and your favorite animal shelter.

Fashionable Wearable Gadget: Orb Bluetooth Headset Transforms Into Ring

As the ban of cell phones in cars is slowly embraced across North American states and provinces, more people are turning to Bluetooth technology for their hands-free devices. This technology is great, but what if I told you that you could get your hands on a Bluetooth headset that also has an alternative, more fashionable purpose?