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The Personal Gadget's Gadget: The Sanctuary

Here layeth the stuff you brought home tonight, an array of gadgets and personal carry-withs like wallet and keys. Do you lay them all on the kitchen counter? Or on your night stand? Or do you scatter them throughout your home?

The Insecta Takes Green To A Whole New Level

For the past few years, nature has been at the heart of many vehicle designs. Not just eco-friendly either, so many of the naturally occurring colors and smooth simple lines have made their way into the auto industry. A perfect example of this comes from Shao Yung Yeh, a design student who recently completed a project while working with Hartmut Ginnow-Merkert.

Perfect Design For A Portable Home Office: The Home Office Trike

For many, working at home means a laptop on the kitchen table. No desk, no drawers to keep our papers or computer peripherals... just a table and a laptop that needs to be cleared off for meal times. The Home Office Trike was made for work-at-homers who don't have an actual office. Check out what this portable work station affords....

Environmentally Friendly Toilet Inspired By Japanese Design

Toilets use a lot of water, even low-flow models, but Caroma's sleek new "Profile™ 5 with Integrated Hand Basin" takes green thinking one step further by mounting a sink on top of the tank. Ingenious yes, original no...

Sad Sorrowful Ceramic Sculptures

Crystal Morey is an artist that creates lovely fairy-like sculptures.

Study Claims Smarter Men Have Healthier Sperm

People say that men don’t often think with the head on their shoulders. Well, those people may be right as a new study shows that smarter men have healthier sperm.

New Device Aids in Breast Cancer Detection

To coincide with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Avie Products has launched a new electronic waterproof device named “Cue” that mainly functions as a breast self-exam reminder.

My Favorite Solar Powered Halloween Lights for 2008

This year's list of Solar Powered Halloween lights is a little different than the ones in the past. This years solar powered lights are gentler in appearance and more versatile in use. In other words they can be used as more than just Halloween décor but also the entire season of autumn décor. Take a look at the list below to see what I mean.

Russia’s Sausage Creations: All the Art You Can Eat!

Artists are unconventional almost by definition, and often use unexpected materials to convey their creative visions. But for some avant-garde Russian painters, the concept may have been carried just a little bit too far. Enter the world of sausage art. Come and get your red hots!

Sit On It Or Hang It Up, My Deer!

My Deer! A wall scupture you can sit on!

New Glove Helps In Early Detection of Breast Cancer

The Donna Glove is a new tool that can be used to detect lumps in the breast.

Peugeot Chooses Design Challenge Winner

For the past 5 years, Peugeot has held a design contest that gives young designers a chance to produce a concept for a large company. This year the theme was "imagine the Peugeot in the worldwide megalopolis of tomorrow," and the winner has been chosen.

Design Imitates Nature in 'SunShade,' Winner 2008 Dutch Design Week!

Like a flower opening to the sun, Lianne van Genugten's SunShade design opens at daylight and closes at dusk. Its power comes from the sun, like the flower....

The Citroen Hypnos Will Challenge Your Mind

Concept cars are one of the most important aspects of most auto shows. It gives us something to look forward to or sometimes, something to dread. A few days ago at the Paris Auto Show, Citroen unveiled a vehicle that embodies both of those feelings at the same time.

8 That Weigh Your Way: Customize Your Bathroom Scale!

Whether it's humor, inspiration, or a good scolding you want when you get on your scale, you can have it from Art de Toilette. You can even have a scale without numbers like the one here!

Solar Powered Generator Saves Green Quietly

Hurricane Ike came and went and in between left a lot of people, among other things, without electricity for days (some people weeks). If you have ever had to live without electricity you know it isn't impossible to do, but it is a hassle and it does take a lot of rethinking on how to stay cool and keep fresh food. Those who could afford it had the option of using gasoline-powered generators and the very lucky had the opportunity to use the Solar Stik.

10+ Really Neat PINK Household Gizmos That Support Breast Cancer Causes

There are so many reasons to buy pink, the first reason being that every home needs a blush, a bit of modesty, even if its false modesty. The best reason to buy pink now? It's hot to support breast cancer awareness month, aka October, and many manufacturers of household products are supporting breast cancer education and awareness activities with proceeds from your pink purchases. Here are 10+ of my favorite pink pickin's....

AUDI R8 Inspires A Raceboat

The Audi R8 has been hailed as one of the best supercars ever made since hitting the streets in 2007, which is most likely why someone wanted to have a custom racing boat designed around it. The best part? The company may put the design into limited production.

Flatshare Refrigerator Wins 2008 Best iGeneration Design

Out of nine tremendously creative and functional household designs produced by the finalists in the 2008 Electrolux Design Lab competition, one design really stood out in the judges minds: The "Flatshare" Refrigerator, by Austrian design student, Stefan Buchberger, whose inspiration came from sharing a flat, of course.

12 Jaw-Dropping Lighting Designs Inspired By Sealife: Aqua Creations

Many interior designers are getting their inspirations from the sea these days, but Ayala Serfaty appears to have lived and breathed it all of her life. She and her photographer-husband, Albi Serfaty, opened their design studio, Aqua Creations, in 1994 to bring Ayala's inspirations to "light" on land.