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Great Green Things Ting Can Do With Old Seat Belts

Do you ever wonder what happens to old belts and seat belts? Where do they end up when no longer needed? Most likely they end up in the dump, unless someone does something about it and finds a new and beautiful way to reuse old worn belts. Ting did. Ting has made a whole line of products out of old belts and other recycled material.

Zen And The Shadow Art Of The Riddled Table

When a table and the light that passes through its glass top and sculpted stands creates such "rippled" shadows as those from the Rippled Table, it cries out for its own special room, a meditation room.

Have a Second Helping of This Food Art

Artist Jim Victor is a sculptor that creates art from my favorite thing on the planet…food.

Something's Fishy Here... The Top 'Ate' Strangest Sushi

Sushi - It's delicious, nutritious and made from fishes, but for some folks that's just not enough. Ignoring the traditional mother's maxim of "Don't play with your food!" and then taking it to a whole new level, we present the Top 'Ate' Strangest Sushi.

Fabulous Chair Concept: Only 100 Shock Absorbers To Go!

Alessandro Bêda has a super cool idea for a chair and, if he can make it work with 100 gas shock absorbers, he can make his mark on a whole new line of furniture.

Solar Powered A/C Not Just Talk Anymore

It almost seems as if you wish and ask for it enough, eventually someone will make it. The more people ask for the same thing the sooner something will be done to make it happen. At least such is the case for a solar powered A/C.

Slumber Like a Mummy with the King Tut Sleeping Bag

The King Tut sleeping bag keeps young princes or princesses snug as a pharaoh's mummy during each night's journey from dusk to golden dawn.

Need Three Tables In One? Try A nea Studio Vanity Table

The nea Studio of Oslo and New York has designed this neat sculptured table that performs triple duty. It's call the Vanity Table, so the name's a dead giveaway for its first function, but it can also be used as a small desk or an entry table.

How To Make A Drinking Straw Pendant Light

Abstract objects can be a bit weird but people seem to like creations like the following trendy DIY project.


Weekend SpotLight: Animal Oddities

Animals are forever capturing our attention with the silly things they do. Some don't even have to do anything, they just look funny. Check out some inventions for animals and articles about animals from our archives and from other great sites on the web.

Create A Colour Filter For Your Camera

Looking to add some more flair to your MySpace or Facebook profile picture? Then try out this DIY project that will you have you uploading a new photograph with just a few snips and clicks.

Ancient Chinese Puzzle Brings New Characters To Your Walls

Tangram puzzles are still made and still played all over the world. But designer Daniele Lago has put together some elegant geometric shapes that you can play with on your walls, making real characters out of the components, and some extra storage room for books, cd's, office files, and curios.

Hair a Renewable Resource Makes Oil Cleaning Mat

As we have learned in the, past human hair can be recycled and used to make many creative things such as art and even clothes, but did you know it could also be used to clean up oil spills? It's true.

Steampunk Jewelry: Whatzthat?

Since steampunk denotes going back or adopting a way of life prevalent in the 19th century, in terms of jewelry, steampunk translates into styles that are functional, but have an antiquated look.

Cloned Eyeballs Make Eerie Lamps

Ha ha. The gift of sight. Two eyeball lamps.

But, wait a minute. There's something strange about these eyeball lamps. You gaze at your own eyes in the hall mirror, then, unblinkingly, at the eyeball lamps, then at your friend. He is very weird, you think.


The Curtain That's Slashed From A Popular Film

Making a product fairly simple in design can be a good thing, especially if it’s based off of a popular movie.


Add Some Colour And Life To An Engraving

Extremely different from most DIYs, this creative project uses an artistic touch that delivers a bright, outstanding result.

Tokidoki Turntable Watch is Simply Divinyl!

The Tokidoki Turntable Watch recalls the good old days of vinyl records and record turntables... without all the scratching, warping and bulky cardboard sleeves.

The Anger Busting Vending Machine

I'll admit it. When I get really angry, I feel like breaking something. Picking up a big glass or dinner plate and smashing it against the wall would make me feel better. I know it would. I've just never done it, because frankly, I just don't want to pick up the pieces.

Bamboo Helmet: Eco-friendly and Life-saving All At Once

Is it me or does it seem there are more bicyclists and motorcyclists on the road these days?

I don't blame people if they are switching to cheaper means of transportations when considering the price of gasoline today. Still there something I wish to say to many of two wheel riders on the road today, "Put on your $^%@*^&! helmet. Please!" Forget the bad hair. Helmets save lives. Enough preaching though, check this out. There is an innovative eco-friendly helmet for riders to wear made of bamboo, called the Roof R06 Helmet.