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A Lighting Designer In A Dark Place With A Sense Of Humor

Environment can have a great impact on a designer's work. Take Ali Siahvoshi, who grew up in Iran, where it is very sunny. After moving to Britain, where it is not very sunny, Siahvoshi began designing lighting. Not just any lighting, but spirited, humorous lighting, many from objects you don't expect to see in a lamp... like funnels, and tableware, and recycled wire hangers, for example.

Q-Links Expands Its Biofield To Pets: The Q-Link Pet Pendant

Professional athletes have experienced the benefits of Q-Links for more than a decade.The pendants worn around their necks have helped many a professional golfer, for example, score some birdies. And even Madonna is reported to wear a Q-link!

But, now pets can experience the same focus and positive, healthy energy with the Q-Links Pet Pendant!


Try The New Bubble Calendar And Pop The Days Away

Are you an obsessive bubble wrap popper? Do you search for just the right feel of the perfect bubble between your fingers, just so you can squeeze the perfect pop out of it? If so, the Bubble Calendar is for you! You can mark off every day with a pop... but you only get one chance a day to make it perfect!

The Top 10 Worst Sports Logos

The following are symbols that haven’t seen positive reviews. The teams may have won many games while wearing these logos, but they didn’t win over the creative minds of individuals around the world.


10 Great Green Ideas To Bring Down Your Summer Bill

If you feel like the heat seems to be getting worse and worse each year, you're not the only one. You're also not to only one with high electric bills resulting from trying to stay cool indoors. Staying indoors to keep cool is getting expensive. It's too hot to leave the windows open and AC off and its too hot for the AC to keep up with the heat and keep us cool. The harder the AC works the higher the electric bills get. The good news is below is a quick list of innovations items to consider when thinking of investing in ways to reduce your bill.

Not Sea Worthy, But It Lights Up A Room: The Anemone

Ever handle Silly Putty? Remember how it slips and slides in your hands, changing its form as you move, kind of squishy-feeling? Well, here's a lamp that acts like Silly Putty, or more accurately, like an anemone, its namesake.

Earn Your Bread and Butter With Toast Art

What can you do with toast besides slather butter and jelly on it? Create cool portraits with it!

Cool Handmade Keyboards are Just Your Type

Bored with your keyboard? The NISHI-KI keyboard adds a touch of class & culture to this most utilitarian of peripherals. It may cost a pretty penny, but such is the price of made to order exclusivity, not to mention the gorgeous handmade decorative keys.

Puff Politely: Japan Tobacco's 'Smoking Manners for Adults' Ads, Part 3

Welcome to the third installment of Japan Tobacco's 'Smoking Manners for Adults' ads. With a total of 73 ads making the rounds of Japanese ad space, it's unlikely you'll see the same ad twice – but you'll definitely get the message that smoking demands consideration. Here are ads 21 through 30...

Some New Things You Wanted to Know About Planes : Weekend Reading

Happy Fourth of July!

Want to learn about the latest inventions, innovations and interesting ideas relating to airplanes?For this long weekend, I thought it'd be fun to highlight some of the great innovations happening with planes.


Got A Mess On The Floor? Hang It On The Wall!

If your home is so messy you can't walk through it without tripping over the mess, designer Chris Yue has a brilliant idea: hang it on the wall! Not only can you hang your mess, you can make it a work of art....

Slap On The Ham And Make Sandwich Art

Why is it that I always find some food-related art when I'm really hungry? I see these works of art and I start to drool. Here is some sandwich art that will definitely make you salivate.

Eco-friendlier Fireworks May be Exploding Soon

A firework is a low explosive pyrotechnic used for entertainment such at firework displays and holiday celebrations (4th of July, New Years, etc). Brilliant in color and explosively loud fireworks bring smiles and joy to people all over the world, but as beautiful as they are to watch there is some concern that fireworks may be dangerous to our health and to our environment.

ShortsInMotion.com: Seductive Shorts for the Mobile Audience

Ten two-minute films on the art of seduction, directed by the likes of Isabella Rossellini and Guy Maddin. Four ways to watch the films: on mobiles, online, on the big screen or small. One enticing site to host them all.

Stars And Stripes Forever - Craziest American Flag Art

July Fourth, also known as Independence Day, is a time to celebrate the founding of America and commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. In honor of this celebration, I would like to share with you some interesting flag art that I have come across.

ZERO Cellphone Case Gives Old Tire Tubes the Green Light

The just-released ZERO cellphone case made from recycled tire tubes shows Japan's new generation is beginning to become environmentally aware. What better way to get consumers to think green then by giving them a product that looks cool?

Back Against The Wall? Have A Seat

One piece of molded plastic and two pieces of rubber is all it takes to make the Wall Chair. The rest of the chair is formed by any wall and any floor. In other words, if the chair is standing, have a seat.

Rake Up Those Leaves and Create Leaf Art

This gorgeous leaf art originated in a small town in India and is done on dry Peepal leaves. This artwork is one of the oldest forms of art, and only a few people around the world are left that create this form of art.

Sexiest Wood Alive!

Mario Philippona is an architect, sculptor, designer, cabinet and furniture maker. He combines all his art and skills in every form he uses to express himself. His works are always in wood and almost always in feminine form... a sexy and provocative feminine form.

Who Says Sneakers Can't Be Slippers? Nat-2 Two-in-One Shoes

You see the sneakers come with a zipper hidden behind the shoe which can be unzipped to transform your shoes into a pair of cool slippers.