Art and Design

The 'Obama Joker' & The Top Ten Altered Image List

Is posting an altered image of the president to Flickr an acceptable practice? Or should copyrighted photos in general never be altered and published online or in print? If so, why are do so many contrived photos and artwork popping up daily on social networks and in magazines?  Check out this TOP TEN list of altered images that have have sparked censorship controversy over the years, right up till today.

When Recycling Goes Too Far: The 'Bright Side Of Death' Computer Mouse

I love art and I love gadgets, but this one... I don't know.  The gadget in question is a computer mouse made from ah... uh... a dead...

Optimal Vision Contact Lenses Enhance Vision By Filtering Light Like Sunglasses

Sunglasses are not always convenient for those who are heavy into sports, because they can easily result in damage, but now there are contact lenses that help filter the sunlight by imitating the way that animal's eyes filter light.


Fun Fashion For Children: The Funky UFO Cap Umbrella

Despite the fact that an umbrella can be an adorable enhancement to a child's outfit when well-coordinated, it can really put a damper on their childhood antics when they lose the use of their hands and are forced to struggle to keep their umbrella upright against the wind. A fun and funky solution helps kids to be kids, and it's a fashion that's totally out of this world!


Recovery Sling Provides Double Duty On Your Broken Bones

Why throw your sling away when it's time to work yourself back into pre-broken-limb shape? One sling, two functions.

Duofertility: Fertility Patch Allows You To Monitor Basal Body Temperature

Traditional methods of monitoring basal body temperatures for couples who are trying to get pregnant are either invasive or kept under a strict schedule, which isn't always convenient and can result in missing out on the most fertile times to try for pregnancy. A new wearable gadget helps women receive accurate readings whenever and wherever.

 

Are You Being Manipulated By Subliminal Ads?

Ever get a strange little urge to purchase something that you don't need?  That could be the result of being hit with a subliminal advertisement.  Read on to learn more about this dubious practice.  Knowledge is power...

Vending Machine Dispenses Based On Mood

As part of an art project by Demitrios Kargotis, there is a unique vending machine that dispenses a surefire cure for the blues. Keep on reading to find out what it does and how it works!


Enterprising Fashion: Star Trek Airwalk Sneakers

With the Star Trek movie still playing in many theaters across North America, it's definitely playing on our minds and making its way into fashion as well. Airwalk has released a really cool design of kicks that even the non-Trekkies are sure to appreciate.


Build Your Own Clothing And Accessories: 4 Funky Lego Fashions

Lego is possibly the material that is easiest to design and build with, and it also has a fun and whimsical element to it. As a result, it's not surprising that so many designers are embracing it...just like a kid in a candy store; or rather, a kid with a bucket of Lego.


The Latest Trend In Shoes: Boot Meets Sandal With The Bandal

There's a new trend on its way for fall 2009, and it might be a hit, or it might be a gigantic miss. The latest trend involves hybrid footwear of two styles that are typically reserved for two very different seasons.


Japanese Robot Mannequins Move Shoppers To Buy

Next time you check out that robot mannequin in a Tokyo department store window, don't be surprised if the mannequin is checking YOU out at the same time. "Palette", a robot mannequin, senses admiring shoppers and poses to please!

Wearable Solar Powered Cell Phone

I have always said the best way to keep from loosing your cell phone is to wear it, like an accessory. Apparently I'm not the only one that thinks this. Seungkyun Woo & Junyi Heo have come up with a concept that converts a cellphone into a bracelet called Leaf.

5 Of The Sexiest, Freakiest And Most Innovative Trends In Underwear And Lingerie

When it comes to underwear and lingerie, you might have thought you've seen it all - but think again, because here are 5 of the sexiest, freakiest and most innovative trends in underwear and lingerie that will surely blow your mind!

Crocs O-Dial Updates The Shoe Phone

Bumbling secret agent Maxwell Smart had his shoe phone; you can have an O-Dial from Crocs. These perforated plastic pouches look better cradling your phone than your feet, though there's no guarantee you won't be considered to be bumbling... they're still Crocs after all.