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Art and Design

The Perfect Desk for Your Favorite Gearhead

After the couch made to look like the interior of a 1957 Corvette, I didn't think it could get much better. However, a designer named Dale Mathis changed my mind when he brought out the Desk Machine, which could very well be the most interesting thing to ever setup a computer on.

Collapsible Surfboard: Perfect For Surfers On The Go

A new design by Nicholas Notara is bringing the compact item concept outside of the city and into the lifestyles of those who spend their time at the beach.

Shining A Light On Lamp Innovations

Finding a unique lamp for you own room can be quite a drag, but one new design could shine a light on the situation.

Married To Your Keyboard? Cool Number & Letter Scarves From The New Little Factory

What some people won't do for the love of numbers! If you're one of them, there's a micro suede, laser-cut Number Scarf at the Little Factory with your number on it.

Body Parts Art - 5 Unique Body Painting Techniques

Our body parts have many functions. But who knew they could also be used for art? Take a look at some of the ways people use their body parts to make works of art.

Partner Stealing The Covers? Couples Sheet Keeps Score

Adjusting to life as a couple is fun when you're in love, but sometimes sharing a bathroom or a bed, for that matter, can get a bit irritating... especially when it comes to your partner stealing the sheets in the middle of the night. This Couples Sheet shows you just how much sheet your partner (or you!) is stealing.

Rain Parade Mini Umbrellas Help You Stand Out in a Cloud

Umbrellas don't just protect you from rain & sun, they also can be just plain fun! That's the idea behind these Rain Parade Mini Umbrellas from Japan.

Squeeze 'Em On The Juicy Boobs

Mind squeezing the oranges honey? I've got the Juicy Boobs out!

Shake Up The World With Creepy Snow Globes

Artists Walter Martin and Paloma Munoz construct eerie detailed artistic scenes hidden inside of snow globes.

Making The Environment Greener With Seed Bubbles

One design competition featured a new invention that can help your bike save ecosystems.

Do Something Good For The Environment and Make Art Out of Junk

Artist Steve Oatway creates works of art from junk he finds laying around.

The First Multiple Personality End Table: Fletcha

When Brazilian designer Rafael Morgan thought about creating his Fletcha Side Table, he was reacting to the historically static nature of tables. We change our moods and our needs, the world is changing all the time, he thought. Why not have a table that we can change when our moods or needs change? The result: an anything but static, bright red, multiple-personalitied end table to function, challenge, or express just what you want.

PC911 Converts Old into Useful and Saves Green

Isn't it wonderful when a company, especially a small one with limited financial resources does what it can to limit its environmental impact? That's what Chad and his family is doing. Chad is taking steps to turn his small business, PC911, into a green one little by little.

Say What? Pet Plants That Talk To YOU!

If there's anything that USB can't power, please let me know. At least this talking digital pot called the Pet Plant is only a concept. I can't imagine one more device being hooked up to my computer, especially a pet. But wait... there is something to be said for this concept by designer Junyi Heo.

Sega's New Female Robot Sings, Dances, Kisses

Meet E.M.A., Sega's new female robot! She sings, she dances, she hands out business cards and... she'll give you a kiss if you come within reach. You know you want to.

The Cat's In Style!

Cats are born snobs, and as they age they just get more finicky. The cat in this picture is obviously living in style and happy about it. And Cat's In Style just happens to be the name of these uppity cat designs created by Marly Gommans, a Dutch interior designer.

The Smock Chair Says "Convivio" To All Who Enter

"Smock" is an old fashioned word for this sleek ultra-modern chair, designed by Patricia Urquiola for Moroso, the famed Italian upholstered furniture house. But take a closer look and you will see where Ms. Urquiola got her inspiration....

'Tokyo Sky Tree' to Tower Over Tokyo Skyline

Tokyo Sky Tree is expected to soar 2003 feet (610 meters) into the sky above Japan's capitol city by late 2011, making it the nation's tallest man-made structure.

Love Waffles? The Cloer Model 1621 Appeals to Your Heart

Waffles... square by design? There's no reason why should they be, unless you're heating frozen ones up in a toaster. A Japanese kitchen appliance manufacturer named Cloer has a different idea when it comes to waffles, one that will touch your heart - literally.