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Bad Kitty! BALZAC Hello Kitty Goes Goth

Hello Kitty is not for kiddies anymore, as this collaborative effort from Sanrio and Japanese punk-goth band BALZAC so graphically illustrates.

A Model T For the 21st Century

The Model T Ford was the vehicle that brought the world into the automobile transportation world over a century ago, which is why so many people covet the original people mover. Good news for them, Ford has chosen the winners of a world-wide contest to design the next Model T Ford.

Go Ahead! Send Me To The Dog House!

Yes, you can design a Swiss chalet for your St. Bernard and have it built to your specifications. Your dog or cat can have his own house, excuse me, his own Pet Mansion, that's the spitting image of your home. The only thing is... no sub-prime mortgages on the Pet Mansions.

Cafards: Not Just Creepy On Halloween!

I wonder what Juliet would have said about cockroaches. Would she say...

"What's in a name? That which we call a cockroach by the name 'cafard,' is it not still creepy as hell?"


Hot Off The Press! A 2009 Sarah Palin Calendar

Whether you think she'll be the 2012 Republican candidate for president or she's just getting an extra five minutes of fame, Sarah Palin is starring in her own 2009 calendar. The cover is not exactly cheesecake, unless you think it's sexy for a woman to stand in front of an American flag with an open shot gun slung over her shoulder.

The Cardboard Cafe - All Cardboard, All Functional

Cardboard furniture is in now, especially as DIY projects. But seldom do you see cardboard structures as large as the one architect/design group B3 made for the London Design Festival last month. They made a whole Cardboard Cafe!

Would You Like To Piss On George Bush? This Just In!

Clark Sorensen, famed floral urinal designer, has apparently gone political! He's made a Presidential Urinal, the likeness of George W. himself!

Sleek As Steel Even In Color: OneLessDesk™

OneLessDesk™ is the desk-alternative design for those who live in a paperless world.

Tommaso Colia's Spaghetti Gadget Trims Waste and Waist!

Clever Milanese designer Tommaso Colia has made a definitive "Spaghetti Gadget" for measuring pasta. It's not a scale; the Spaghetti Gadget weighs your dry spaghetti on the basis of how much space it takes up.

Design Boom's 2008 Green Earth Design Winner: "Greening"

After evaluation almost 4,000 designs from 91 different countries, the judges of the 2008 Green Earth competition, sponsored by Design Boom, came down to one winner: Greening, by Ji Yoon Yang from Korea. It looks pretty simple, a green "fingerprint tree," but there's more to it than meets the eye....

A Toast to the Buddhist Beer Bottle Temple and Thai Monks

Many creative people have made many amazing new things with used material, but I have to say this one eco-friendly structure is my favorite. Take a look at this beautiful green and brown Buddhist temple, built by Thai Monks. The temple stands strong and tall with the structural help of over one million beer bottles.

Magritta Chair, A Tribute To Magritte?

The Belgian surrealist painter René François-Ghislain Magritte once said that he despised advertising and decorative furniture. But his contemporary, Roberto Sebastian Matta, created the Magritta decorative chair in Magritte's honor!

'Reflection of Mineral' House Proves Urban Design is Hard

Tokyo is a nice place to visit and you WOULD want to live there - especially if your home was the 'Reflection of Mineral' house by innovative urban architect Yasuhiro Yamashita.

Bring Your Appetite to View This Art

Imagine coming home one night and finding your whole living room is draped in cheese. I bet it would have looked something like the Cheese Room.

Calamete Pasta Fork Enables Neat Noodle Nibbling

Dining just got more dangerous, thanks to the fiendishly spiky Calamete pasta fork!

Arash AF10 Almost Production Ready

About 2 years ago, a British Automotive Company called Arash showed us a prototype of a vehicle called the AF10 at the London Motor Show. Since then not much has been heard about it, until just recently that is.

A Green And Ergonomic Toilet Combo: Washup

The Washup is a conceptual design for a toilet/washing machine combo, to conserve water, save space, and provide a more ergonomic solution to typical washing machine interfaces.

Strange Bench-Fellows "Come A Little Bit Closer"

If the people sitting on this bench look a little perplexed, there's a reason why....

"Light" Dining With Terzani's Ortenzia Table Top

Whether entertaining a sweetheart, a group of intimate friends, or a special group of dignitaries, home lighting cannot be underestimated when it comes tits ability to create mood, especially when it comes to the dinner table. The Ortenzia Table Top can set a mood for any of these occasions.

Innovative DIY Human Nest Filled with Autumn Leaves and You

It's fall and for many of us colorful leaves cover our yards, the driveway and the streets. Like every fall, some of us will rake our leaves up and put them on the curb for the trash. Some of us will rake our leaves and put them in a compost bin, and others like designer Gerard Moliné will join the birds and build a nest with the leaves. That's right a nest.