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Art and Design

Milk Crown Clocks And Trays Make A Splash

Milk Crown Clocks and Trays are, according to Japanese designer Masashi Hanayama of hnm,  inspired by the beautiful yet ephemeral crown-shaped structures created when a drop of milk splashes into a larger amount of liquid.

Pimp Your Brolly With The Burera Coiling Umbrella Handle

The Burera Coiling Umbrella Handle frees up your hands when inclement weather strikes. Students, shoppers, busy mothers and anyone fumbling for their house or car keys will appreciate this ingenious add-on that grips your shoulder like an angry anaconda in heat.

Unique Tattoo Artwork: The Tribute Embroidered Tattoo

Tattoos take many shapes and forms, but a neat tattoo was recently posted on Flickr, following an embroidery pattern in tribute to an important family member, and it certainly works like a piece of embroidered art!


10 Positively Inspiring Product Designs Win 2009 IDEA Awards

Emphasizing sustainability, functionality, aesthetics, and designs for underprivileged populations, all of the 2009 IDEA winners were deserving of their recognition. Here are 10 IDEA Gold Award winning product designs I think will inspire future product designers and manufacturers.

Sweat Proof Fabrics Biomimic Reponse Of Pine Cone To Humidity

Embarrassing underarm sweat stains on your clothing may soon be a thing of the past. And your comfort moving from arid to humid microclimates, as one does often in urban areas, may improve dramatically... and all with fabrics that biomimic the response of the pine cone to humidity.  Read why the pine cone may be the biomimetic hero of the next generation of fabrics.

Delicious Food Fashion: Crocheted Wearable Art

Generally when you talk about people wearing their food, it's snidely after a meal that results in remnants being visible that were not appropriately devoured. However, with the delicious food fashion designs by Joy Campia, it's food that's good enough to wear, in a good way.


Innovative Planet-Friendly Bike Ride In The Sky: The Shweeb

What do you get when you combine a human, a bike, a monorail, exercise and a roller coaster together? A pedarail? Sort of. You get a fun innovative and earth-friendly park ride New Zealand calls a Shweeb. 

Fashion For The Wizard In You: Harry Potter Shoes

The Harry Potter bug has begun again with the most recent movie in theatres right now, so as kids are dreaming about looking like their favorite wizard, how could I not take a look at some of the Harry Potter fashions out there; and what better place to start than with shoes?


Lightbrix: Interactive Modular Lighting

French design house HeHe have constructed Lightbrix, a modular lighting system that allows the user to design their own personal lighting structure to suit any mood or configuration.

Loop-In Concept "Skateboard"

The Loop-In combines skating and bicycling providing a thrilling new interface for performing your favorite tricks.

Green Your Lighting: PET Water Bottle Lamps

In an astounding display of creativity, Malaysian designers Su Sim and Lisa Foo have repurposed PET water bottles into amazing lighting.

Eco-Chic Mystique Bikini By Deux FM

After what seems like a summer filled with nothing but rain and gloomy weather, I have a hard time picturing myself hitting the beach, even for an upcoming vacation. But that doesn't mean I'm not dreaming of donning a chic bikini to hit the surf, and I've found just the thing; the eco-chic Mystique Bikini by Deux FM.

Cassette's Not Dead! Funky Lighting from Ooomydesign

A thing of the distant past, the iconic Sony Walkman cassette player used to be the way of toting one's tunes while on the go, short from hoisting a ghetto blaster atop your shoulder. To make use of these fine, albeit bulky pieces of memorabilia,  designer Vanesa Moreno has crafted a series of cassette tape lamps for ooomydesign.

Top 6 Alcoholic Clothing & Accessories: The Fun, The Tacky and the Classy

The best clothing for alcoholics and liquor lovers are those that allow them to drink discreetly, those that allow them to be loud and proud in their drinking, and those that are classy and understated. In honor of all of you liquor lovers and alcoholics who are in seek of accessories to help you support your habit or pronounce your love, here are the top alcoholic clothing and accessories.


Eco-Crafting With Toilet Paper Rolls That Make You Smile

Like artist Yuken Teruya, artist Junior Fritz Jacquet makes toilet paper rolls art as well. He too puts my toilet paper roll binoculars to shame. To do it he crumbles and fold toilet paper rolls until they look back at him in, happiness, disgust, anger, sadness and so on.