Art and Design

World Premiere Of Twitter,The Movie Coming Soon!

With Kevin Spacey's "Social Network" movie about Facebook scheduled to start production later this year, was it any wonder that "Twitter, the Movie" could be far behind? The microblogging site that scaled from a podcasting company in the South Park suburbs of San Francisco to changing the world in a 140 characters or less will grace the small and large screens in March of 2010 as a documentary, aptly titled "Twittamentary."

Michael Phelps' Fashion Enemy Revealed: The Arena X-Glide Swimsuit

Last week's swim suit controversy was about sport and not fashion, but when the world record holder for swimming is making a stink about something that another competitor is wearing, it's definitely worthwhile commenting about.

Hu2 Wall Stickers Paint Your Walls Cool

Ultra hip wall stickers from British Hu2 Smart Vinyl Laboratory are a cheap way to decorate your space in a big way. 

New Compact Folding Bicycle Is A Leading Contestant For The James Dyson Award

A contestant for the James Dyson Award, The Contortionist folding bike is an innovative addition to the road and could quickly become one of the most functional, popular folding bikes out there.

MP3 Pig Speakers Are Bacon For Your Ears

"Speaker-pig, speaker-pig, does whatever a..." Well, you get it. At least, you CAN get it - "it" being this swanky swine sound blaster - for all your MP3 music listening needs.

A Backpack Built For Two: Your Dog And Your Laptop

One in five companies are now allowing workers to bring their pets into the office. Pets At Work, the Hong Kong brand of pet and pet lover products, has created a very clever backpack and pet shelter for those lucky employees, or for those who just like to have their (small) pooches and their laptops with them wherever they go! Here's P@W!

SomeRightsReserved: Blueprint Distribution Follows In Music Industry’s Footsteps

Music distribution has been revolutionized as various companies have tried to come up with viable options that encourage people to get their hands on music and downloads legally, in turn cutting down on piracy. Bet you didn't know that the same issue is prevalent in the world of blue prints, and now one innovative company is modeling their business after the way music distribution has changed.

Ribbon Staircase Offers a Vertical Challenge

if you're particularly nimble or enjoy a challenge crossing vertical lines, then this staircase by HSH Architects might be right up your alley.

Exercise Your Way to a Charged Phone

The Cargador De Celular powers your cell phone, laptop and MP3 player using a very unique form of energy--you. Exercise your way to full bars with this smart charger.

Octopus Tripod For Cameras & Cell Phones - All Grip, No Slip

The Octopus Tripod not only grips your digital camera or cell phone more cuddly than a cuttlefish, it adjusts almost infinitely to give you the best possible angle for all your remote photo shoots.

Milk Crown Clocks And Trays Make A Splash

Milk Crown Clocks and Trays are, according to Japanese designer Masashi Hanayama of hnm,  inspired by the beautiful yet ephemeral crown-shaped structures created when a drop of milk splashes into a larger amount of liquid.

Pimp Your Brolly With The Burera Coiling Umbrella Handle

The Burera Coiling Umbrella Handle frees up your hands when inclement weather strikes. Students, shoppers, busy mothers and anyone fumbling for their house or car keys will appreciate this ingenious add-on that grips your shoulder like an angry anaconda in heat.

Unique Tattoo Artwork: The Tribute Embroidered Tattoo

Tattoos take many shapes and forms, but a neat tattoo was recently posted on Flickr, following an embroidery pattern in tribute to an important family member, and it certainly works like a piece of embroidered art!

10 Positively Inspiring Product Designs Win 2009 IDEA Awards

Emphasizing sustainability, functionality, aesthetics, and designs for underprivileged populations, all of the 2009 IDEA winners were deserving of their recognition. Here are 10 IDEA Gold Award winning product designs I think will inspire future product designers and manufacturers.

Sweat Proof Fabrics Biomimic Reponse Of Pine Cone To Humidity

Embarrassing underarm sweat stains on your clothing may soon be a thing of the past. And your comfort moving from arid to humid microclimates, as one does often in urban areas, may improve dramatically... and all with fabrics that biomimic the response of the pine cone to humidity.  Read why the pine cone may be the biomimetic hero of the next generation of fabrics.