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Spectacular Light Art Brightens Up The Night

Cenci Goepel and Jens Warnecke are two artists that like to play with light and dark.

Gargoyle Lighting And Furniture Design: 10 To Keep Evil Away

When it comes to chasing evil spirits away from your home, there's nothing like a gargoyle. People think of gargoyles and dragons going with Medieval or Gothic design, but a gargoyle doesn't need to match anything else in your home, not in color or design. A gargoyle just has a place, in its own right, because it has a job to do; it's your security system.

Modern Barbie Gets Kinky

There are some deviant minds in the product development and marketing suites at Mattel’s Barbie™ division.

Kenner's Blythe Doll Takes on New Life in Japan

Girls of a certain age may remember playing with Blythe, a big-headed doll introduced by American toy company Kenner in 1972. A generation later, Blythe has taken on a new life in far-off Japan. Blythe's most devoted Japanese fans hold her in such deep esteem, one might liken it to mania!

Your Name In Lights On The Bathroom Wall!

If you've always wanted to see your name in lights, Korean designer Hyomi Kim has created a design called tile + light, a modular lighting system that fits right in with your tiles on tiled walls, ceilings, columns, hallways or wherever tile is used in home or institutional settings.

The Top 10 Best Sports Logos

As a continuation from the 10 worst sports logos, the following are 10 great logos that have solidified teams and major league sports.


Transparent Solar Powered Eco-Plane Wins 1st Place

Roland Cernat, a graduate form the University of Applied Sciences Schwäbisch Gmünd/Germany, has designed an environmentally friendly plane called the Oriens. Oriens is a motor glider concept based on the cradle-to-cradle principle. The design won first prize this year at the Lucky Strike Junior Designer Award 2008.

Cool Construction Paper Kaleidoscope Art

Jen Stark is an artist that creates what we could only dream of doing when we were kids; art made from construction paper.

A Lighting Designer In A Dark Place With A Sense Of Humor

Environment can have a great impact on a designer's work. Take Ali Siahvoshi, who grew up in Iran, where it is very sunny. After moving to Britain, where it is not very sunny, Siahvoshi began designing lighting. Not just any lighting, but spirited, humorous lighting, many from objects you don't expect to see in a lamp... like funnels, and tableware, and recycled wire hangers, for example.

Q-Links Expands Its Biofield To Pets: The Q-Link Pet Pendant

Professional athletes have experienced the benefits of Q-Links for more than a decade.The pendants worn around their necks have helped many a professional golfer, for example, score some birdies. And even Madonna is reported to wear a Q-link!

But, now pets can experience the same focus and positive, healthy energy with the Q-Links Pet Pendant!


Try The New Bubble Calendar And Pop The Days Away

Are you an obsessive bubble wrap popper? Do you search for just the right feel of the perfect bubble between your fingers, just so you can squeeze the perfect pop out of it? If so, the Bubble Calendar is for you! You can mark off every day with a pop... but you only get one chance a day to make it perfect!

The Top 10 Worst Sports Logos

The following are symbols that haven’t seen positive reviews. The teams may have won many games while wearing these logos, but they didn’t win over the creative minds of individuals around the world.


10 Great Green Products To Bring Down Your Summer Bill

If you feel like the heat seems to be getting worse and worse each year, you're not the only one. You're also not to only one with high electric bills resulting from trying to stay cool indoors. Staying indoors to keep cool is getting expensive. It's too hot to leave the windows open and AC off and its too hot for the AC to keep up with the heat and keep us cool. The harder the AC works the higher the electric bills get. The good news is below is a quick list of innovations items to consider when thinking of investing in ways to reduce your bill.

Not Sea Worthy, But It Lights Up A Room: The Anemone

Ever handle Silly Putty? Remember how it slips and slides in your hands, changing its form as you move, kind of squishy-feeling? Well, here's a lamp that acts like Silly Putty, or more accurately, like an anemone, its namesake.

Earn Your Bread and Butter With Toast Art

What can you do with toast besides slather butter and jelly on it? Create cool portraits with it!

Cool Handmade Keyboards are Just Your Type

Bored with your keyboard? The NISHI-KI keyboard adds a touch of class & culture to this most utilitarian of peripherals. It may cost a pretty penny, but such is the price of made to order exclusivity, not to mention the gorgeous handmade decorative keys.

Puff Politely: Japan Tobacco's 'Smoking Manners for Adults' Ads, Part 3

Welcome to the third installment of Japan Tobacco's 'Smoking Manners for Adults' ads. With a total of 73 ads making the rounds of Japanese ad space, it's unlikely you'll see the same ad twice – but you'll definitely get the message that smoking demands consideration. Here are ads 21 through 30...

Some New Things You Wanted to Know About Planes : Weekend Reading

Happy Fourth of July!

Want to learn about the latest inventions, innovations and interesting ideas relating to airplanes?For this long weekend, I thought it'd be fun to highlight some of the great innovations happening with planes.


Got A Mess On The Floor? Hang It On The Wall!

If your home is so messy you can't walk through it without tripping over the mess, designer Chris Yue has a brilliant idea: hang it on the wall! Not only can you hang your mess, you can make it a work of art....

Slap On The Ham And Make Sandwich Art

Why is it that I always find some food-related art when I'm really hungry? I see these works of art and I start to drool. Here is some sandwich art that will definitely make you salivate.