Art and Design

Hottest Men’s Shoe Trend Of The Summer: Sanuk Pick Pocket Sidewalk Surfer Shoes

One of the trendiest styles that have hit the streets this summer are the Sanuk Pick Pocket Sidewalk Surfer Shoes that have become extremely popular with celebrities. If you haven't heard about these, you'll want to, because with summer drawing to a close who knows where these trendy shoes will pop up on sale.


Stroke's Extra Leg: Leg Warmers Designed To Protect Your Pants

The leg warmers of the 80's and the most recent decade where the style has made an appearance are designed more for fashion than function, although they do offer some level of warmth as promised by their name. Stroke's Extra Leg is similar in design, but it serves a very different purpose that is more about function than fashion.

Inventions On A Theme: Jigthings

The first advice given to a new writer is "Write what you know." It should, as well, be the advice given to a new inventor: Invent what you know.

America's Best Restrooms...The Top Five Winners Of 2009

You're not alone if you never knew there was an America's Best Restroom contest, but some must of known about it because these winners were voted for by an online public. It may be that you also never heard of the 2009 winner, the Shoji Tabuchi Theatre restroom, or the location of the winner, Branson, Missouri. But now that the theatre has won the America's Best Restroom (ABR) Award, a lot more folks will know about it and may visit it just to use the restroom!

Kilobike Expandable Bike

Tired of buying a bike for your child every year or two? Kilobike expands to properly fit growing children.

The UNI Watch: Customizable Digital Watch Face

Sometimes it's hard to decide on a look, even when it comes to a watch, but with an innovative new design that's no longer an issue, and you don't even have to go out an invest in multiple styles!

Crocodile Foot Charm Means 'Hands Off'

This cured crocodile foot comes in your choice of 5 pleasing colors. It also comes in handy when you want to send a message but don't have any severed horse heads around.

Bike Helmets of NYC

NYC Bike Helmets were commissioned by the city and offer a more fashionable alternative to the average bike helmet.

Wall-E’s Girl-friend’s Cousin, Le Petit Prince, a Robotic Garden For Mars

Do you remember Wall-E's girlfriend Eve? Her mission was to find plant life. Once she did, it was her mission to protect the plant. Le Petit Prince, though still a concept, is also a robot that has a similar mission, except he already has a plant inside him and it's his mission to keep it alive.

Shopping Bag Speakers

Speakers shaped like shopping bags bring a distinct, lavish twist on the average MP3 dock.

Cardboard Tube Fighting to Be the Next Great Sport

The Cardboard Tube Fighting League has taken something most children have done at one time or another and turned it official. Decide for yourself if this is the next great American pastime.

Sexy And Scandalous Lace-Up Leggings

Leggings are all the rage, not that I need to tell you that. But, typically they are a modest trend that lends a level of conservative fashion to what would otherwise be scandalously short dresses and bare legs. But not all leggings are modest; some actually make a sexy fashion statement of their own.

MP3 Bath Speaker Showers You With Sound

Listening to music on your MP3 player... in the shower? It's more likely than you think, thanks to the Pomme MP3 Bath Speaker.

Crafty Convenience: Wool & The Gang Knitting Kits

Many of us have aspirations to be crafty but don't know where to start or are just too busy to do the legwork to research and acquire all the materials that are needed to start the project. Despite our best intentions, sometimes things fall to the wayside because there's just too much effort that needs to go into getting started.

13 Best Halloween Pet Costumes 2009: Cutest, Prettiest, Most Neurotic, Funniest, & More!

Halloween is my favorite time of year and I love covering the dog costume beat for InventorSpot.  For 2009, we have some new categories of Halloween costume awards for dogs and cats, including Best Looking Witch,  Most Literary, Most Neurotic and our first one out, the Best Swine Flu Worker Pet Costume Awards.  (UPDATE: We've checked and many of these costumes are still available in 2015)  Enjoy them!