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Dead Chihuahua Handbag: A Tribute To The Pet Accessory Trend

The favorite accessory carried by most female celebrities these days seems to be a very little dog. Some have become fixtures in pop culture and have, as a result, inspired an accessory that sends a strong message about this trend by using a girl's second favorite accessory.


Solar Power From Space by 2030 Possible?

What would it take to harness solar power from space then beam it down to earth? Money? Years? Super long cables? Solar panel maker Mitsubishi Electric Corp and IHI Corp would like to find out.

Webcycle Makes Internet Users Work Out

The Webcycle makes exercise a mandatory part of surfing the Internet. The faster you pedal, the faster your application runs.

Doodle Your Way To Addiction And Flaunt It With The Doodler’s Anonymous T-Shirt!

Some people just can't stop drawing or doodling, and while it can get some high school students in big trouble, Doodler's Anonymous actually encourages the addiction and honesty.


Mecha Impression with the Gundam 30th Anniversary 1:60 Replica Model

Can't afford the 60-ft tall Gundam RX-78 Mobile Suit that looms menacingly over Tokyo's Odaiba Island? That's OK, it's not for sale... but a 12-inch tall, 30th anniversary replica model is!

Rain Boots & Dog Rescue? däv® And The Dog Whisperer

Who says you can't get some cool duds and donate money to a great charity too? Gals... Here's a chance to get the most dynamite rainwear ever, and fund some really needy dog shelters, without spending an extra dime. Guys... Just get her shoe size....

Looklet: Virtual Studio for Fashion Design With Designer Clothes

If you like the SIMS games and you love fashion; you're going to die for Looklet, a beta website that combines virtual styling with designer fashion.


Japan Fights Swine Flu With Gosshi, the Hand-Washing Dog

Swine flu has struck Japan and the country is fighting back with its most reliable resources: face masks and cute characters. The latest mascot to make the scene is Gosshi, the hand-washing dog.

Trendy Or Unnecessary? Pre-Dirtied Shoes From Golden Goose

The pre-worn in look is in style today, from ripped jeans, to shredded jeans, to clothing that looks like it's gotten into a terrible fight with bleach and lost. But there's one trend that I'm not sure I'm sold on.

Human Hair in Solar Panels Make Solhair Power

Another reuse for human hair has been discovered thanks to a young bright man from Nepal. Using human hair, the young man and his friends, invented a method to power more affordable solar panels for their village and hopefully the rest of the world. Is it Solhair Power?

Airline Seating Follows Airline Food... Bye Bye!

Interior designers in the airline industry are clearly charged to create seating designs that work... for the airlines.  Pack 'em in must be the industry's motto now, as designers create drawings of face to face seating (a là city bus), stand-up seating (a là torture chamber), and stacked seating (a là someone sits in the luggage rack).

This Shower Seat Stayed In School!

... Sure, you can buy about 10 plastic patio tables for the cost... but the Teak Shower Seat is so much smarter.  It stayed in school until it was ready to do the job. 


9 Ways To Die By Doughnut With Killer Voodoos

When Voodoo Doughnut casts a spell it's the salacious, salivary kind. So temper this read: what you are about to see may make you uncontrollably crackers for a Voodoo Doughnut... and you'll have to drive to Portland, Oregon to get one!

Converse Wool Sneakers: Cool Outdoor Shoes Offer Warmth

It's back to school season and that means it's prime time to shop for fall fashions. This year, if you live in a cool climate, you don't need to shop for boots, because a much more fashionable design now offers warmth and protection from the elements.


Recycled Roof Tile Birdhouses Not Just For Clay Pigeons

Japanese designer Tomoko Azumi has found a use for previously non-recyclable ceramic roof tiles: each tile becomes the roof of a birdhouse.