Art and Design

Bike Laser: Making Streets Safer for Bicyclists

If your daily commute involves biking post-dusk on busy streets, the Laser is of interest to you. Replace the ineffective bike light with a full laser perimeter that honks when vehicles get to close.

Swing Life Away With Fashion’s First Swing Skirt

Have you ever found yourself walking down the street, overcome by the desperate urge to swing with nary a swing set on site? Well first, let me congratulate you for your strange instincts, but secondly, let me reassure you that your dreams are about to come true thanks to Netherlands fashion designer Rachel Griffin.

Let the Sunshine In: Lightfacet Modular Window Blind and Room Divider

As further testimony to the inherent knack the Dutch have for interior design, Dutch design house Bloomming present a diamond-shaped hanging modular system that can function as either a room divider or window blind.

Bing Vs. Google: First Impressions

Microsoft has spent considerable time and effort to get attention to its new search engine, the hopeful Google-killer  Let's see how the two sites stack up against each other, after just one day of use.

Sushi Look Adds Taste to Issey Miyake's 'Pleats Please' Clothing Line

Issey Miyake's "Pleats Please" designer clothing line is being presented in a most tasteful manner - by dressing up the fabrics to look like sumptuous sushi!

Ryuichi Tabu's Tree-Shaped Air Conditioner, 'Breath'

Ryuichi Tabu has designed a tree-shaped air conditioning system that not only cools the air, but looks good and might actually be healthy for you, too.

You Be the DJ with Electro-House Blender

Did you ever go out to a club and listen to some thumpin' dance beats and think to yourself, "Hey, I could do this?"  If you have a passion for electronic music, or even just a curiosity into how it's done, then this is the site for you.

10 Hilarious Wedding Cake Toppers Tell It Like It Really Is!

Their tears of joy will turn to tears of hilarity when your guests see these wedding cake toppers. No sentimentalism in them, they just tell it like it is with the personalities of the brides and grooms caricatured right on their wedding cakes.

Shelly Sabel's Umbrella Chandeliers: A Shower of Creative Lighting

In certain circles it's considered bad luck to open an umbrella indoors.  Brooklyn-based lighting designer Shelly Sabel seems to think otherwise, embracing the half-open umbrella in her quirky series of umbrella chandeliers.

Make Your Baby A Star With Movie Poster Birth Announcements

Having a new baby is a big deal, but more often than not, birth announcements fall flat, delivering the basic details about the birth, without really sharing in the excitement of adding a brand new, mini member to your family. A fun new company announces special milestones in style, and every time someone opens up their birth announcements the house lights will go down in preparation for the show to begin!

Innovatively Refashioning Dad’s Vintage Ties

Don't worry too much about giving your dad too many ties for Father's Day every year. Ties can be recycled, upcycled, reused, refashioned and crecycled into new, sometimes very pretty things. Look at all the wonderful and inventive ways to use old ties below. 

Avatar Make Animated Avatars with Ease

Avatar is a service that focus more on giving you animated avatars that other avatar editing sites.  The genius with it is in it's extreme simplicity.  The site offers you a host of animation options.  Then you upload your picture, choose an effect, and you're done.  The lack of options seems to work well for Avatar because everything works just as it should.

Creepy Stress Relief Balls Look Like Baby Heads

Soft polyurethane Cao Maru resin balls in the shape of expressionistic faces stretch and squeeze to relieve your stress. They also look a lot like baby heads - which adds that extra touch of creepy.

Sebastien Wiernick's OnSite Installations

Belgian designer Sebastien Wiernick has been pushing the envelope in modern furniture design with his sculptural installations since 2002. Made of winding and warping polyethylene tubes that seem to have a mind of their own, his pieces have graced temporary exhibits as well as found a home in more permanent settings such as cafes and public spaces.

Turn Your Pictures Into Works of Art at PsykoPaint

PsykoPaint just released their beta edition of online software that allows you to upload a picture and modify it to make it look like an actual painting.  It's very simple to use and the results are great looking.  It's a really cool way to give your images and distinct and different look that you're in control of all the way.  It's time to get your artist pants back and make some masterpieces.