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Art and Design

Wearable Gadget For The World Traveler: Watch For Jetsetters

Those looking for the latest wearable gadget needn't look any further, because the Hamilton ODC X-02 Quartz is the latest gadget available for the world traveler.

Ideal Engagement Ring For The Geek In All Of Us: Propose With A USB Swarovski Ring

Looking for a way to secure your commitment both to your partner and your inner geek? Then enter into engagement with a unique ring, which is ideal for any geeky couple looking to tie the knot.

Space-Saving Storage: The CD Roll

Tired of painstakingly sorting and alphabetizing your CD collection into meticulous order for it to only take up valuable real estate in your living space? The CD Roll might just be your ticket to musical organizational freedom.

Touch Sensitive Bathroom Conserves Water

You could take a 5 minutes shower to reduce your carbon footprint or you can step into an eco-friendly shower that powers on when you step in and conserves water. Several students designed a shower like this for a student project. It is touch sensitive and green.

Does Your Car Have A Sexy Butt Or A Baby Face?

Are cars biomimetic, designed to look like people or animals, or have dominant or sweet personalities? The car in this picture was described as having "male lines" and "one of the sexiest butts around."

Radio Goes Wi-Fi And Global: Tivoli Networks Internet Radio

Now, this is radio!  Live radio from more than 150 countries and in 75 languages, and a huge variety of programming from each country.  You can listen to 41 different stations broadcasting from Japan, 345 from Italy,  20 from Bosnia, 7 from Iran, and even 5 from the island of Fiji!  Radio anywhere and everywhere.

A Cool Cat's Designer Scratcher: The Wedge By Cat Livin'

Cat Livin' is as serious about catering to the needs of the cat as it is about integrating cat accoutrements into the modern home.  Here again, Cat Livin' delivers style and function in its scratching post alternative: The Wedge/Euro.

Scary Crafty Fashion: The Scandalous Sock Monkey Dress

Sock Monkeys, for whatever reason, are a trend that has sprung many variations of products, and finally (or unfortunately) there is now a sock monkey outfit that will allow you to relive your sock monkey obsession every time you put it on.


Solar Powered IDEA: Lighting that Orbits Your Home

In what appears to be a piece of lighting that might just take flight and start orbiting the room at any given moment, Japanese IDEA is offering up a very space-age solar-powered ambient orb.

The Origin Washstand Gets You Back to Nature

Inspired by the meandering currents of natural streams and rivers,  members of the NOTHING Design Group offer their latest creation, the Origin Washstand.

Press on Eyeshadow: Makeup Artistry Made Easy

Any woman that's sat down with a makeup artist to have them do magic on her face, would be lying if she said she wouldn't like to have her own custom makeup applier on hand, tucked away in her own secret drawer (the one right next to the home hair stylist). It's unfortunate, but this just isn't realistic for most women; however, there is a product that delivers the same results almost instantaneously.


The 12 Best Designs From 2009's International Plastics Design Competition

The 2009 International Plastics Design Competition (IPDC) took place in Chicago in June and the 12 winners are absolutely awesome products, innovators in their respective fields as well as in plastics engineering. And they were all designed to be sustainable, cost effective, and to reduce our carbon footprint.

BottleClip Bike Water Bottle Holder

An interesting, if not useful design, the BottleClip is a new take on attaching your water bottle to your bike.

Most Expensive USB Memory Key Saves Data, Drains Wallets

Paying one million yen (around $10,000) for the Mnemosyne USB Memory buys you more than just a 16GB designer portable data storage device, it also buys you bragging rights on the most expensive USB flash drive ever offered.

Funky and Fun Animal Shower Caps From Urban Outfitters

Showering just got a lot more fun with the animal shower caps by Urban Outfitters. Whether you're young or old, you'll get a kick out of these novelty items that are anything but fashionable, but you might want to keep them your own dirty little secret.