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Ancient Chinese Puzzle Brings New Characters To Your Walls

Tangram puzzles are still made and still played all over the world. But designer Daniele Lago has put together some elegant geometric shapes that you can play with on your walls, making real characters out of the components, and some extra storage room for books, cd's, office files, and curios.

Hair a Renewable Resource Makes Oil Cleaning Mat

As we have learned in the, past human hair can be recycled and used to make many creative things such as art and even clothes, but did you know it could also be used to clean up oil spills? It's true.

Steampunk Jewelry: Whatzthat?

Since steampunk denotes going back or adopting a way of life prevalent in the 19th century, in terms of jewelry, steampunk translates into styles that are functional, but have an antiquated look.

Cloned Eyeballs Make Eerie Lamps

Ha ha. The gift of sight. Two eyeball lamps.

But, wait a minute. There's something strange about these eyeball lamps. You gaze at your own eyes in the hall mirror, then, unblinkingly, at the eyeball lamps, then at your friend. He is very weird, you think.


The Curtain That's Slashed From A Popular Film

Making a product fairly simple in design can be a good thing, especially if it’s based off of a popular movie.


Add Some Colour And Life To An Engraving

Extremely different from most DIYs, this creative project uses an artistic touch that delivers a bright, outstanding result.

Tokidoki Turntable Watch is Simply Divinyl!

The Tokidoki Turntable Watch recalls the good old days of vinyl records and record turntables... without all the scratching, warping and bulky cardboard sleeves.

The Anger Busting Vending Machine

I'll admit it. When I get really angry, I feel like breaking something. Picking up a big glass or dinner plate and smashing it against the wall would make me feel better. I know it would. I've just never done it, because frankly, I just don't want to pick up the pieces.

Bamboo Helmet: Eco-friendly and Life-saving All At Once

Is it me or does it seem there are more bicyclists and motorcyclists on the road these days?

I don't blame people if they are switching to cheaper means of transportations when considering the price of gasoline today. Still there something I wish to say to many of two wheel riders on the road today, "Put on your $^%@*^&! helmet. Please!" Forget the bad hair. Helmets save lives. Enough preaching though, check this out. There is an innovative eco-friendly helmet for riders to wear made of bamboo, called the Roof R06 Helmet.


Sock It To Me! Fashion Footwear Takes a Leap Back

After seemingly taking modern fashion as far as it can possibly go, many in Japan are looking back to traditional styles of clothing. Take these distinctive "tabi" socks, for example, updated with pleasing colors and attractive patterns.

Jammin' Johns Bring The Music Scene To Your Bathroom

For some reason a few inventors have tried to bring a music taste to the bathroom. Products like toilet roll radios sound like a great idea, but they end up failing in the long run. But one company has shown that you have to sell a product from a design perspective.

Shadow Lighting Your Interior Design, Peter Buning Style

Shadows give depth to your interior design during the day and steal the show at night. Shadows are mysterious, organic, architectural, romantic, fascinating... and they can add dimension and design to your interiors without weighing them down.

Sh!t Happens! Why Not Have A Fun Place To Put It?

Jungeschachtel (shit happens) is a new design agency founded by two established graphic, advertising, and packaging designers -- Nina Dautzenber and Andrea Gadesmann -- and the agency dog, Cuno, whose prior experience was being "the cutest little lab on earth."

Fire Up Your Romance With The Travelmate Portable Fireplace!

Now here's a design that's bound to catch fire. A traveling gas fireplace!

This DIY Design Project Is One For The BOTTLEBOY!

Of course, you could mount some metal hooks on your walls to hang your handbag or hat when you come in the door. But the Bottleboy has so much more appeal, recycles a PET plastic bottle, and makes a great DIY project: you can make one Bottleboy hook or a whole wardrobe full of them!


Specter Werkes/Sports Shows Off the Corvette GTR

While we have seen dozens of different kinds of Mustangs over the past years, Corvette has been content with just adding in the ZR1. So when the good men and women at Specter Werkes brought us the Corvette GTR, it made more than an few heads turn.

Second Generation Solar Trees Imitate The Real Thing

Last year, in collaboration with the Museum of Applied Arts solar powered streetlamps, resembling trees, designed by Welsh designer Ross Lovegrove were introduced in Vienna. The reaction to them was positive so Ross Lovegrove is taking it to the next step. He is now working on improving his design with his next generation of solar trees called "Adaptive Solar Tree".

15 Crystal Chandeliers That Blind You With Their Brilliance

Hans van Bentem, using fine Bavarian crystal and cutting techniques learned from generations of crystal makers, creates grandiose chandeliers for private and corporate clients, but van Bentem's works don't have the look or feel of their wide-skirted predecessors. They just may plant some new images of "chandeliers" in your mind.

The Best Olympics Ad Campaigns from Around The World?

Countries around the world are gearing up for the upcoming Olympic games, and one way to show athletes that their country is behind them is through advertising. Here are some creative ads done in China, France and Italy to show the Olympic spirit:

Amy Winehouse Made Spokesperson for Hair Product

Amy Winehouse has recently been made the personal spokesperson for "The HairCleaner" after her recent incident of punching a fan.