Art and Design

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!


Bio-Accessories: Seriously Freaky Fashion Where Nature Meets Fashion Design

If you live in a big, urban city, you might have a strong focus on fashion, but don't you also find that you miss the quieter life, sights, sounds and accessories included? Well, now designers have created a unique line of fashion accessories that make a bold fashion statement, and also help you reconnect with nature.


Heat up the Night with the Babylon Hanging Fireplace

This 'hanging fireplace of Babylon' from designer Stephane Perruchon promises to heat up the coolest of interiors.

Pregnancy Glamor Shots Make The Most Of A Bella Belly

Everyone loves baby pictures, but before the baby even arrives? Japanese mothers-to-be are baring their bellies in exclusive photo sessions that capture the pregnant pause.

Wedding Boutique For Gay Men: Fashion And Future Forward

Wedding fashion is usually all about that bride, but what happens in a coupling where there is no bridezilla. Gay men deserve to get the complete bridal experience too, so fortunately, there are wedding boutiques for gay men that put out all the stops!

Sizzling Customizable Bacon Shoe From Keds

We've seen the bacon bra, the beef jerky brief, and now food that meets fashion is going mainstream with a customizable, sizzling slip on from a popular shoe company. Keep on reading to find out where and how you can get your feet into these meaty shoes!


Get A Backbone, Fashion Yourself With A Belt Fit For The Spineless!

We all have someone in our lives who seems to lack a backbone, so what better gift to give them than a fashion item with a little bit of extra spine?

Harajuku To Hometown - Street Style Snaps To Your Screen

Want to view the latest fashion trends direct from the streets of Japan's major cities to your computer screen? It's an open and clothes case, thanks to Fashionsnap.

Dark Flash Turns the Camera Flash Invisible

The Dark Flash eliminates the most annoying thing about picture taking (second most annoying if you have one of those lame, kiddy photographers that make cheesy jokes to make you smile)--the flash. Never squint in agony again.

Fitness Shoes For The Fashionista: Running Heels

Some women just don't want to go anywhere without their heels, and with this in mind, one brand of shoes has taken heels to a place they've never been before with heels designed for fitness.


Holey Eco-Invention Saves 20 Percent Of Your Ink: Ecofont®

Finding a way to beat those ink thirsty printers, the Dutch creative communications company, Spranq, should receive an award of some kind.  Instead, it's giving one to you....

World Premiere Of Twitter,The Movie Coming Soon!

With Kevin Spacey's "Social Network" movie about Facebook scheduled to start production later this year, was it any wonder that "Twitter, the Movie" could be far behind? The microblogging site that scaled from a podcasting company in the South Park suburbs of San Francisco to changing the world in a 140 characters or less will grace the small and large screens in March of 2010 as a documentary, aptly titled "Twittamentary."

Michael Phelps' Fashion Enemy Revealed: The Arena X-Glide Swimsuit

Last week's swim suit controversy was about sport and not fashion, but when the world record holder for swimming is making a stink about something that another competitor is wearing, it's definitely worthwhile commenting about.