Art and Design

10 New Designs Every Safe Hospital Should Have!

... The buzz is that the British Health Services department is being cheered for encouraging the great design talent and manufacturing skills in its own country to solve a growing problem in Britain's hospitals: healthcare associated infections. In addition to manufacturing jobs, this program and those like it will eventually lead to sales jobs, customer service, and transportation jobs so needed in these times.

Deliciously Disgusting Underwear: The Bedazzled Beef Jerky Bikini Brief (Brief Jerky)

There are some things that should just never have come into existence, and the Brief Jerky is a prime example. Keep reading to learn more about this delicious and disgusting underwear design, and get a pair of your own if you should feel so inclined.

Riding the Wave: Fluxus Light Installation

Fresh from heavyweight desinger Karim Rashid and his collaborator Michela Vianello, this wild Murano glass and light installation entitled 'Fluxus' might wash over you in a wave.

Paint Tube Doorstop Adds Color & Humor To Any Room

Doorstops... could any home furnishing accessory be more boring? Japan's Tokyu Hands takes the humble doorstop and gives it new life by imitating the natural wedge shape of artist's acrylic paint tubes.

MopShots: Matching Hairdressers With Sought After Hair Styles

Finding a good hairdresser is probably one of the greatest challenges that women (and of course, some men) seem to encounter. We've all had one of those experiences where we've left a hair salon with tears of frustrating, realizing that it will be months until our hair will look half decent ever again. With a new website, those in need of a haircut can find a salon, based on pictures of others who have a style or cut that they're vying for.

Solar Powered Blimp Across The English Channel?

If you have ever seen a blimp in the sky the Hindenburg disaster in 1937 may have crossed your mind. It's a terrible and scary story. The kind of story that makes a person never want to ride one of these things, but blimps have come a long way since then. In fact, recently a group of French engineers equipped a helium blimp with solar panels. 

Room Service Plus 9, Because "Dog Is A God®"

It's been almost a year since I covered the masterful dog houses created by Italian artist and designer Marco Marisini.  I checked back to see if he had designed any more dog houses, and I found that he didn't stop at dog houses... Morosini has designed a whole line of attire and accessories befitting only the dog gods!

Humpback Whale Inspires Best Wind Power Turbines: WhalePower Tubercle Technology

The average humpback whale weighs about 36 tons, yet it is one of the most graceful swimmers, divers, and jumpers in the sea. WhalePower's new wind turbine technology owes its performance to what it has learned from from studying just what makes the humpback whale so aerodynamic.

Retro Tape Dispenser Sticks In Your Memory

This cool retro tape dispenser from J-ME sticks in your mind like a catchy 80s hit from a misplaced mix tape.

Back to Basics: The Black and White Clock

The ultimate minimal  'Black and White Clock'  has arrived in what might just be the coolest package ever -- its own perfectly naked, light-sensing digits.

Space-Saving Storage: The CD Roll

Tired of painstakingly sorting and alphabetizing your CD collection into meticulous order for it to only take up valuable real estate in your living space? The CD Roll might just be your ticket to musical organizational freedom.

Touch Sensitive Bathroom Conserves Water

You could take a 5 minutes shower to reduce your carbon footprint or you can step into an eco-friendly shower that powers on when you step in and conserves water. Several students designed a shower like this for a student project. It is touch sensitive and green.

Does Your Car Have A Sexy Butt Or A Baby Face?

Are cars biomimetic, designed to look like people or animals, or have dominant or sweet personalities? The car in this picture was described as having "male lines" and "one of the sexiest butts around."

Radio Goes Wi-Fi And Global: Tivoli Networks Internet Radio

Now, this is radio!  Live radio from more than 150 countries and in 75 languages, and a huge variety of programming from each country.  You can listen to 41 different stations broadcasting from Japan, 345 from Italy,  20 from Bosnia, 7 from Iran, and even 5 from the island of Fiji!  Radio anywhere and everywhere.

A Cool Cat's Designer Scratcher: The Wedge By Cat Livin'

Cat Livin' is as serious about catering to the needs of the cat as it is about integrating cat accoutrements into the modern home.  Here again, Cat Livin' delivers style and function in its scratching post alternative: The Wedge/Euro.