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15 Furniture Wall Stickers That Will Trick Your Eyes!

Trompe l'oeil is French for "trick of the eye." Trompe l'oeil was first mastered by Greek painters and the style became popular again among European painters during the Renaissance. It is a style of three dimensional art that is so close to the likeness of the object it represents, that it can make you believe it is the object! Here are 15 trompe l'oiel wall stickers for your home decor...

Tiny Buildings Made From Business Cards

Artist Sharon Mount creates cool buildings out of business cards, packaging and other forms of paper.

"Hook And Go" Because You Can't Get An Octopus To Carry Your Grocery Bags

An octopus could easily handle my grocery bags, but one would certainly cause concern in my local market. Octopuses are terrible cleptomanics. But thanks to the Hook and Go people in San Francisco, I'm going to can the octopus.

Three Coffee Napkin Ads That Jolt You With Their Beauty

In New Zealand, a series of artistic ads were created for a local coffee company. Ten artists created 30 pieces of art - all made using coffee napkins. The ads were displayed in bus shelters along an Auckland Street. The effect was a series of mini art galleries to promote coffee.

Iraqi Expat Wins British Invention Award: An Inspiring Story

If you like stories of personal struggle that end well, you will like this one. It's about an Iraqi citizen who fled Iraq with his family to avoid the death squads of Saddam Hussein, worked day and night to support himself through the University of Derby in the East Midlands of England, invented a device....

Sharing A Meal Begins In The Oven! "Brivet" by DK Ahn

DK Ahn's new designs, debuting at the London 100% Design show, are a small but varied banquet of practical, cultural, intuitive and spiritual sides of the artist, as well as the enormous talent, both as a designer and an inventor, Ahn possesses to express those sides.

For Inventors, Young & Old: "Prototype This" On Discovery Channel

The Discovery Channel, the "number one non-fiction media company," has produced a TV series just perfect for inventors, designers, and wannabes of any age. It's called Prototype This and guess what it is not! It is NOT a reality show! Hurray!

Origami Candidates Play Presidential Politics

Origami, the ancient Japanese art of paper folding, has now been applied to the upcoming U.S. presidential election. Are the candidates - and their wives - more than just paper tigers or do they just leave you flat? Print, fold and find out!

Petlinks System Dream Curl Curvy Two-Surface Scratcher: Product Review

Everyone who is reading this knows how hard it is to please a cat for longer than a few minutes. The Petlinks System Dream Curl Curvy Two-Surface Scratcher (I think I got that all in) will likely please your cat for a longer period of time. How long, as always, depends on your cat and what else she has to scratch.

Mirror, Mirror, On The... Ball Light Stand

Tom Dixon's newest addition to his Mirror Ball lighting series is an awesome space-age collection of Mirror Balls ... On A Stand! You can drop kick it if you like. You never have to worry about seven years of bad luck.

Eerie Underwater Sculptures

Jason de Caires Taylor is an artist that creates unique underwater sculptures that focus on natural ecological processes.

Electricity from Dirt: Is it Possible?

It turns out wind power, solar power and lunar power are not the only possible renewable energy sources for our future. Dirt power might be next. There are already plans for use of it in places of Africa that are off-grid.

Edgy Japanese Eraser Has 28 Corners

Students, businessmen, artists, basically anyone who uses a pencil will at some point need an eraser, and the best eraser to use is a new one with sharp corners - which quickly get rounded with use. Not so with the Kadokeshi Plastic Eraser from Japan, which has - count 'em - 28 corners!

Playful Storage Solutions For The Future At 100% Design

Though only two years old, Creosa was chosen by 100% Design to participate in its 100% Futures show, representing the best of what's to come. Creosa has created some very playful, downright fun, storage designs you've got to see!

 

There's Always Room For J-E-L-L-O Art

People over the years have found many uses for Jell-O, some more vulgar than others, but artist Liz Hickok has created an entire scene of San Francisco out of Jell-O.

10 Hilarious International Pet Ads

Whether we have pets or not, most of us are familiar with their idiosyncracies, as well as those of their owners. Like great cartoonists, pet product advertisers exaggerate, or play on, the absurdity of those idiosyncracies... and that's what makes the ads so darn funny. Here are 10 ads you've got to see!

Solitude Bathtub Sets Sail At 100% Design

Ok, so first you're going to ask yourself, what does this Solitude Bathtub have that I don't already have. You know the answer? Everything!

10 Masterpieces of Contemporary Design From Christie's Historic Sale

Christie's, the London-based auction house, which has restricted itself to the sale of original antique art and design for 250 years, will be auctioning its first outstanding pieces of contemporary design at Rockefeller Center in New York City on September 8, 2008. This gives private design collectors the opportunity to bid on items from some of the most renowned furniture designers of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

Angel To Get Wings At 100% Design!

Ms. Kimberley Langstone,19, began what was to be the Angel project while at Stratford-upon-Avon College studying Fashion and Textiles. It was there that she perfected a special sewing method to make Angel. Now, exclusively handled by Within4Walls, the interior couture Angel is certain to take on wings!

Innovative Cow Bone Jewelry

A really innovative feature of Ross's work is that his project shows a variety of alternative uses for cow bones rather than sending them to the dump.