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Art and Design

The Evolution of Function to Form

Everything is created for a purpose, regardless of whether that purpose is useful or pointless. But when 100 or 1000 identical things come together, they bring about a new purpose no one had ever imagined, and art emerges. English artist Laurence Poole understands and manipulates the evolution of everyday things into art that intrigues and inspires.

Headless Animal Stools Add Body(s) To Any Home Décor Scheme

Sure “Headless Animal Stools” would make a great band name but they make even greater ottomans and end tables, assuming your idea of room décor is more than a little weird.

Give Crusty Classic Universal Studios Monster A Makeover, They Will Bring It To Life! IT LIVES!

The Wolfman, Frankenstein Monster and Mummy scared the heck out of 1930’s movie goers, but if you can update your favorite to 2013, Universal will bring your horrible creation to life!

Give Fashionable Fabric Fan Dust Covers A Whirl!

If your freestanding electric fan blows accumulated dust around the room every time it's turned on, a fashionable fabric dust cover will keep the fan clean while adding some designer dash to your room decor.

Wearing Your Heart on Your Art

Some art theorists say that art is a reflection of self, but Lisa Nilsson takes that a step further with her anatomical art made entirely out of curled pieces of paper. Her one-of-a-kind style takes a new look at the world that beats beneath our skin...and for the record, it's more than paper-thin.

Mao Cerveza! China's 8 Coolest Beers

China is the world's largest beer market with over 500 breweries straining to slake the thirst of a billion potential imbibers. With production surpassing the 50 billion liter per year mark in 2011 – double that of the USA – one might expect at least a little variety among the flood. We're glad to state that this is indeed so, and our countdown of China's 8 coolest beers proves it.

Crochet the Change You Want to See in the World

Pulling the strings of New York artist Olek will only give you more questions to answer. Her crochet-based installments and art are riddles wrapped in a mystery inside....well, yarn. She tries to untie the knots of society and unwind her own self-expression as an artist by weaving her journey into her work.

Lightning Charger Connector Caps Add Dash To iPhones, iPads & iPods

Is your iPhone, iPad or iPad bare and naked? Cover those unsightly holes with one of 5 Lightning Charger Connector Caps from the Bone Collection. Snapping snugly into your Apple device's Lightning connector slot, these cute character covers fit flush against the body while keeping the slot dirt-, dust- and debris-free.

Suit Of Inverted Puppies Puts Dogs Into Your Style

Think fashion has gone to the dogs? You are correct sir! This outrageous outfit on sale at the Laforet Harajuku Department Store and Museum in Tokyo, Japan, adds a diagonal row of upside-down puppies to a snazzy black pinstriped suit.

USB Silent Desktop Fan Blows Cool, Looks Even Cooler

This USB silent desktop fan from U-Like didn't come from the future or a 1950s sci-fi flick, it just looks that way. Designed to stand without a stand, so to speak, the fan rests on its side – any side – and quietly directs air upwards where it's most wanted.

3D Printed Bow Ties Are What All The Cool Nerds Are Wearing

Bow ties (along with pocket protectors) are the typical fashion trappings of the classic nerd, even more so if the tie is a clip-on. Now the clever designers at Monocircus have turned that tired stereotype on its head by creating what just might be the first cool clip-on tie... and it's a bow tie to boot!

Design Spacecraft For NASA Using Legos, Win The “Imagine Our Future Beyond Earth Competition!”

 Lego and NASA has teamed up in the hopes that fans of the popular building toys will construct an amazing spacecraft that would suit one of NASA’s upcoming missions. Impress the judges and you’ll win plenty of cool Lego prizes!

Print Your Own Robot For The Mechanical Uprising With My Robot Nation!

Admit it- You’ve always wanted to build a customized robot friend, but the limitations of modern science just keep giving us vacuum cleaners to step around. Thankfully, My Robot Nation found a worthwhile use for 3D printing to give you the robot of your dreams!

Why Inventors are Awesome....

I think we all know that inventors are awesome.  Even when their inventions don't work, they still show an incredible amount of creativity that many people don't possess.  I'm one of those people that can't think that far out of the box to create something (other than art and fiction, that is).  This video is a salute to inventors--and it's pretty funny as well.

A Shot of Life: Bubble Wrap Injection Art!

Popping bubble wrap is like a compulsive childhood addiction that never goes away, at least for some of us. You'll have to fight that temptation when you see Bradley Hart's artwork, which is made with thousands of paint-injected bubbles to create photorealistic mosaics. For all of you bubble wrap junkies, Hands Off!

Rising Stars In Action Sport Industries At The Agenda Trade Show! NYC, Long Beach, Las Vegas!

If you’re ready to see what the latest trends, innovations and fashions are about to hit skateboarding and streetwear, then it’s time to get pumped for Agenda!

3D Printers Unite For Goodwill & Rad 3D Printing Tools Via Printers for Peace Contest

The concept of personal 3D printers has spread like wildfire, and Michigan Tech wants to make sure that the first things that people think of when the innovative product making platform is mentioned include harmony, joy and other peaceful goodies. 

Huge Inflatable Rubber Ducks Now Available Online In China

Rubber duckie, you're so... BIG! Inspired perhaps by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman's 16.5m (54ft) tall inflatable Rubber Duck currently afloat in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour, Chinese company KK Inflatable is selling similarly sized (and larger!) blow-up ducks online at Taobao.

One Man's Trash...The Shadow Sculptures of Diet Wiegman

Is that Michael Jackson standing in front of a mangled pile of trash? No, that's just the brilliant balance of darkness and light in Diet Wiegman's playful and profound shadow sculptures. 

The Naughtiest Necklaces In Fashion By Nicole Locher

Nicole Locher makes pretty, dainty necklaces in womanly styles...at least that's how they look from afar. From up close, these necklace designs are the naughtiest necklaces in fashion today.