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El ZULO! An Ergonomic Chair Pod For The Power Nap

Just looking at the design for El ZULO, Spanish for "the hideout," makes me sleepy. Instead of putting my head down right here at my desk and catching a few zzz's before my stiff neck and back cry "Oooh, that hurts!," I imagine myself mustering just enough energy to get up, move a few feet away from my desk, and assume a similar, but ergonomic, position in this peaceful, padded, perfectly positioned chair pod for my power nap.

Put Out The Fire With Fire Hydrant Art

Bored on a Sunday afternoon and want to spice up your neighborhood? Why not paint a fire hydrant? Artists in Cleveland, Ohio painted fire hydrants as part of a project called ‘Sparx in the City’.

Romping Around a Room with Creative Wall Space

Are you tired of decorating your house in Early Fisher-Price? Bring some class and style into your children’s rooms instead with Romp Brooklyn, a manufacturer of the unique wallpaper silhouettes.

Lighting Is Hotter Than Ever In Interior Design!

Light is in for the upcoming 100% Design Show in London. Light as in lighting, but not necessarily as in lamps. Light for surprise, light for illusion, light for dimension, light for fun, effect, maybe even for utility, as to enable better sight. Whatever light is for, it's in and it's exciting!

Man Makes Paris In 15 Years Using Junk

There isn't much too say about this next green innovator, Designer Gerard Brion, except that he is passionate about his artwork. He is very passionate. In fact, with regular household items, some glue and paint Gerard Brion has spent 15 years of his life creating a detailed replica of Paris.

Table Tennis Gets Sexy!

Table Tennis learned a thing or two from the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, a feast for the eyes in a number of ways with beach volleyball, swimming and track events showcasing beautiful bodies in magnificent motion. Not wanting to be left out, table tennis (or ping pong) is getting sexier as its star players seek more, er, exposure.

Creating Illusion With Lighting: Kate Wall Lamps

The "Kate" wall lamps are brilliant combinations of utility, fiction, and fascination... like functional trompe l'oeil murals or wall stickers.

Doodle Away the Day With Biro Art

NobbyNobody is an artist that creates awesome drawings using just a ball point pen.

9 Racks That Rock By David Byrne

New Yorkers have something to look forward to when they return from summer vacation next week. New bike racks! And nine of them are the designs of Talking Heads founder, pop rocker, lyricist, visual artist, furniture designer - well, modern Renaissance man -- David Byrne!

Start Your Morning Right With the Aroma of Coffee Art

We all enjoy a nice, steaming cup of coffee in the morning, right? Artist Ryan Lewis creates art from raw coffee.

Bubble Gum Meets Bubble Bath

Bathing just got a whole lot sweeter, thanks to chewing gum scented bath and body salts! Enjoy the aroma of Japan's favorite chewing gums in six classic flavors including coffee, pickled plum and blueberry.

No Need To Chop Down the Cherry Tree...Turn It Into Tree Art

Have an unsightly old tree in your backyard? Make a carving out of it! Artist Bruce Hebert creates cool carvings out of trees.

Update: The N+EW Now Comes With Lights and More

Chilean graphic designer, Rodrigo Alonso Schramm has done it again and again.

Children Stay Little Forever With Miniature Baby Art

Everyone loves babies. What better way to celebrate them than to have miniature sculptures that fit in the palm of your hand? Artist Camille Allen creates very adorable baby sculptures that are sure to make you coo.

Now Ear This! The Elephant Earpick Cell Phone Charm

Clean ears are just a call away with the Elephant Earpick cell phone charm. Whether traveling, commuting or out on the town, this handy dandy earpick goes along so you never forget to clean your ears.

Because Your Car Is Your Favorite Child, There's Carloft®

"My car is my favorite child," goes the German saying, so you will understand why the German visionary architectural firm, Langhof, incorporated the first Carloft® in its design of Berlin's new Paul- Lincke-Hofe apartment building. Yes, CarLoft makes Mercedes transport so much easier, right into your living room, in fact.

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.