Art and Design

Chopsticks Or Fork? Have It Both Ways With Choplery™

Even if you're an expert chopstick user, there are still times when flatware comes in very handy. A knife and fork, for example, would prevent things like sauce dribbling down your shirt as you try to munch your way down that spear of Chinese broccoli. And how else will you eat your soup but with a spoon?

Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter Was The Winner In Facebook Contest

If you wanted to be one of the first to see the teaser for Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, you  had to jump down the Facebook rabbit hole and choose sides quickly. Tim Burton's marketing minions published 'fan army' pages for the White Queen, the Red Queen and Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter, and the ploy was to get you become the loyal or disloyal subject of one of them. Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter turned out to be the hands-down winner!

Enliven Your Interiors with 'Clouds' Textile Tiles

From Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec comes a bold new concept in textile design, entitled 'Clouds'. 

Not So Concealed Weapon Suitcases: For The Self-Destructive Traveler

How annoying is it every time you go through the airport and have to empty your luggage, take off your shoes and turn on all of your electronics (yes I know, safety first) while trying to rush your way to the departure gate of your upcoming flight? We comply because it's safe, and also primarily because we don't have a choice, but apparently there's travelers out there just waiting to get frisked and contained for suspected terrorism, because one designer created the not so concealed weapon suitcases.

Fire and Water Meet in the Dramprom Light

In an alchemical blend of fire and water, Spanish designer Roger Arquer has combined the two elements to create Dramprom, a lamp that uses condensation to softly diffuse its light. 

Thought You'd Seen Everything? Catch This Magic Dishwasher

It really took a lot of imagination to come up with this remarkable and dazzling triple-function design. It's a dishwasher, and a more space efficient, energy saving, awesomely ahead-of-its-time design for a dishwasher I've yet to see. But this dishwasher also can take your dirty plate and spit it out as a clean bowl!

Archaic Lingerie: Armored Underwear, Scary or Scandalous?

 Chastity belts are one thing, but the latest armored underwear that made an appearance at the Triumph Inspiration Awards at Bunka Fashion College is strictly archaic and a little bit scary.

Gorgeous Artwork With Disposable Cutlery

What can you do with all those leftover knives and spoons from that last big party? Artist Daisuke Hiraiwa creates beautiful chandeliers among other things out of plain old ordinary objects.

Simple and Effective: The Kazu Light

From New York design shop Softboiled, the Kazu lamp is a perfect example of simple yet sophisticated use of creativity in lighting design.

Wedding Dresses That Will Blow You Away: One-Of-A-Kind Balloon Wedding Dresses

Every bride wants a one-of-a-kind wedding dress that will blow away her guests and most importantly, her groom when they get a glimpse of her. These unique wedding dresses truly will blow people away, but perhaps not in the way you would hope.

Saving Face: The SmartFaucet from iHouse

Brazilian design firm iHouse presents the SmartFaucet, a faucet that utilizes facial recognition technology to customize your washroom experience.

Nike Hindsight Glasses Give Cyclists Eyes On the Backs Of Their Heads

The Nike Hindsight glasses are sunglasses designed specifically to enhance cyclists' peripheral vision, providing a safer ride for cyclists and drivers alike.

Hilarious Baby Chest Hair T-Shirt: Mature Fashion For Children

The expression "that'll put some hair on your chest" is one that has been used for ages, but now, children don't need to wait for it to happen anymore, thanks to a funny novelty t-shirt.

Facebook,The Movie Starring Pete Cashmore, Gary Vaynerchuk or Guy Kawasaki?

Since Hollywood has given a thumbs up to 'Facebook, the Movie,' shouldn't the movie moguls be considering some fresh new faces to star in this biopic, with the working title "Social Network". Perhaps social media rockstars like Pete Cashmore, Gary Vaynerchuk or Guy Kawasaki could be cast in the starring role of Mark Zuckerberg? Instead of method movie-actors, why not use the illustrious members of the digerati that work in the social networking trenches, on a day to day to basis?

An Electronic Ruler That's Smarter, Easier, And Even FUN To Use!

Everything's going digital, why not the old wooden ruler?  That's what industrial designer Shay Shafranek was thinking when he created the Electronic Ruler, but he also thought of ways to make calculations simple, exact and fun to use for everyone from school kids to professional architects.