Art and Design

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.

Studio Verissimo Recycles Plastic Spoons into Furniture

On the quixotic quest towards eco-friendly living, Studio Verissimo have constructed 'Spoon Collection '09',  a series of tables and a hanging lampshade from red plastic disposable spoons.

Jewelry For The Fighter: Fancy, Feminine Brass Knuckles Necklace

Tough girls like to be pretty too, and one stylish yet freaky fashion accessory is actually multi-purposeful, with its weapon meats jewelry design.

Ten Great Examples Of The Business Card Revolution

Begone oh bland business card with your lily white tone and your bland fonts!  We're in a new age, an age where a business card doesn't have to be square, doesn't have to be made of paper, doesn't have to well... even look like a card...

Call for Inventors! O-Cedar® Wants The Next Big Mop!

O-Cedar, manufacturer of household cleaning products, is looking for the next hot floor care product.  A mop with a twist, a new "hairdo," a new material, or a self cleaning broom...  I don't know; am I giving anything away here?

A Classic Dog Sweater Can Still Be Very Cool: The Dog Head

If you're a big fan of classy dog clothing that looks edgy, but classic at the same time, you will love my new find: The Dog Head dog sweater from The Barking Zoo.

Cat LED Flashlight Runs Green, Shines White

The Cat LED Flashlight is either exceptionally cute or irritatingly freaky - maybe a little of both. At least it's eco-friendly thanks to hand-cranked power generation that negates the need for batteries.

Handerpants: Fashion Not Just Below The Belt Anymore Thanks to Underwear Gloves!

If you've believed that underwear belongs strictly below the belt, think again, because the Handerpants are changing that!


Super Mario Collector's Edition Chess Set Has Nintendo Fans Pawned

Video games featuring Super Mario and the gang did much to turn traditional games like chess into neglected curiosities. No longer - this Collector's Edition chess set melds old school and new school into something any type gamer should "check" out!

Traveling Fire Trunk for those Chill Nights

Though not quite yet the colder seasons, fireplaces have been making the rounds on the design blogs these days, and one particularly kitschy little number is this portable fire in a trunk from Atria.

Fall Dog Fashion: It's All Shabby Chic At The Shabby Dog

Fall is just around the corner, and I thought I'd remind you to start scouting out  your dog's back-to-the-city wardrobe. The Shabby Dog, "For All Dog Kind" has some stunning new fashions in ready-to-wear, including coats, tees, harnesses, bows, collars, and leashes... plus some new beds, blankets and bowls your pooch will love.  They are totally shabby chic!