Art and Design

The Origin Washstand Gets You Back to Nature

Inspired by the meandering currents of natural streams and rivers,  members of the NOTHING Design Group offer their latest creation, the Origin Washstand.

Press on Eyeshadow: Makeup Artistry Made Easy

Any woman that's sat down with a makeup artist to have them do magic on her face, would be lying if she said she wouldn't like to have her own custom makeup applier on hand, tucked away in her own secret drawer (the one right next to the home hair stylist). It's unfortunate, but this just isn't realistic for most women; however, there is a product that delivers the same results almost instantaneously.

The 12 Best Designs From 2009's International Plastics Design Competition

The 2009 International Plastics Design Competition (IPDC) took place in Chicago in June and the 12 winners are absolutely awesome products, innovators in their respective fields as well as in plastics engineering. And they were all designed to be sustainable, cost effective, and to reduce our carbon footprint.

BottleClip Bike Water Bottle Holder

An interesting, if not useful design, the BottleClip is a new take on attaching your water bottle to your bike.

Most Expensive USB Memory Key Saves Data, Drains Wallets

Paying one million yen (around $10,000) for the Mnemosyne USB Memory buys you more than just a 16GB designer portable data storage device, it also buys you bragging rights on the most expensive USB flash drive ever offered.

Manga Painted Keyboards Bring Anime Idols To Your Fingertips

Artistic keyboards have come and gone, but few have looked as good as these exquisite manga painted anime art keyboards by star illustrators CARNELIAN and TONY.

Ghost Lighter Rides Wave Of Cuteness To Flame And Fortune

The Ghost Lighter does nothing more than provide a flickering flame at the flick of a finger, and you know what? That's OK. The in-your-face cuteness of the design stands on its own as a statement of pure creative whimsy.

A Thousand Strands of Light: Altrove Lighting

Into the ethereal realm we go with the lastest new lighting from Artemide, called Altrove.  From designer Carlotta de Bevilacqua, Altrove can be used as either a decorative wall or ceiling light.

Don't Waste A Crumb With This DIY Bird Feeder: Bird Crumbs

I've seen this photo so many times, but until today I had no idea who designed this clever bird feeder. The Bird Crumbs feeder is, in fact, a do-it-yourself project, created by Spanish industrial designer, Curro Claret.  Isn't it tooo wonderful?

Cover Your Floors in a Blanket of Riches with Penny Tiling

Some people like to throw money around, while others save for a rainy day.  Still others make furniture and tile their floors with it.

Tottoo Temporary Tattoos: Helping Lost Children Find Their Way Home

We've seen temporary tattoos that allow you to write down a grocery list or a To Do list; but some things are much more important to keep track of, like our children. It may not be as high-tech as personal GPS tracking, but Tottoo temporary tattoos will entertain your child and facilitate their safe return.

E-Ink Electronic Coach Playboard Design

The E-Ink Electronic Coach Playboard replaces traditional pen and paper with a virtual pad featuring a variety of preloaded sports templates. Select the game and design the perfect game-winning play.

Tasty, Artistic, & Natural Gourmet Treats For Dogs, Cats, Horses, & Birds!

There's a fantastic line of yummy goodies for your pets - I've even tasted the dog cookies - created by a gourmet chef, Mitch Ross. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Ross flipped his catering business into an international gourmet all-natural treat business for dogs, cats, horses and birds. These treats are artistically creative and very reasonably priced.

New Concepts in Water Conservation: the Reduce-Your-Use Bathmat

This year's finalists for INDEX: AIGA Aspen Design Challenge conceptualized a bathmat that inuits when you need water and when you to cut you off.

Get Wired with the Outlet Wall

Tangled cables and cords got you down?  Behold the outlet wall - a vast expanse of space dedicated to the detangling of cords and the electrifying of electronics.