Art and Design

Exercise Your Way to a Charged Phone

The Cargador De Celular powers your cell phone, laptop and MP3 player using a very unique form of energy--you. Exercise your way to full bars with this smart charger.

Geeky Gamer Fashion: The Retro Tetris Bracelet

Retro fashions might be in style, but the gamer's Tetris bracelet isn't necessary what most people have in mind when they hear vintage fashion.

Octopus Tripod For Cameras & Cell Phones - All Grip, No Slip

The Octopus Tripod not only grips your digital camera or cell phone more cuddly than a cuttlefish, it adjusts almost infinitely to give you the best possible angle for all your remote photo shoots.

Milk Crown Clocks And Trays Make A Splash

Milk Crown Clocks and Trays are, according to Japanese designer Masashi Hanayama of hnm,  inspired by the beautiful yet ephemeral crown-shaped structures created when a drop of milk splashes into a larger amount of liquid.

Pimp Your Brolly With The Burera Coiling Umbrella Handle

The Burera Coiling Umbrella Handle frees up your hands when inclement weather strikes. Students, shoppers, busy mothers and anyone fumbling for their house or car keys will appreciate this ingenious add-on that grips your shoulder like an angry anaconda in heat.

Unique Tattoo Artwork: The Tribute Embroidered Tattoo

Tattoos take many shapes and forms, but a neat tattoo was recently posted on Flickr, following an embroidery pattern in tribute to an important family member, and it certainly works like a piece of embroidered art!


10 Positively Inspiring Product Designs Win 2009 IDEA Awards

Emphasizing sustainability, functionality, aesthetics, and designs for underprivileged populations, all of the 2009 IDEA winners were deserving of their recognition. Here are 10 IDEA Gold Award winning product designs I think will inspire future product designers and manufacturers.

Sweat Proof Fabrics Biomimic Reponse Of Pine Cone To Humidity

Embarrassing underarm sweat stains on your clothing may soon be a thing of the past. And your comfort moving from arid to humid microclimates, as one does often in urban areas, may improve dramatically... and all with fabrics that biomimic the response of the pine cone to humidity.  Read why the pine cone may be the biomimetic hero of the next generation of fabrics.

Delicious Food Fashion: Crocheted Wearable Art

Generally when you talk about people wearing their food, it's snidely after a meal that results in remnants being visible that were not appropriately devoured. However, with the delicious food fashion designs by Joy Campia, it's food that's good enough to wear, in a good way.


Innovative Planet-Friendly Bike Ride In The Sky: The Shweeb

What do you get when you combine a human, a bike, a monorail, exercise and a roller coaster together? A pedarail? Sort of. You get a fun innovative and earth-friendly park ride New Zealand calls a Shweeb. 

Fashion For The Wizard In You: Harry Potter Shoes

The Harry Potter bug has begun again with the most recent movie in theatres right now, so as kids are dreaming about looking like their favorite wizard, how could I not take a look at some of the Harry Potter fashions out there; and what better place to start than with shoes?


Lightbrix: Interactive Modular Lighting

French design house HeHe have constructed Lightbrix, a modular lighting system that allows the user to design their own personal lighting structure to suit any mood or configuration.

Loop-In Concept "Skateboard"

The Loop-In combines skating and bicycling providing a thrilling new interface for performing your favorite tricks.

Green Your Lighting: PET Water Bottle Lamps

In an astounding display of creativity, Malaysian designers Su Sim and Lisa Foo have repurposed PET water bottles into amazing lighting.

Eco-Chic Mystique Bikini By Deux FM

After what seems like a summer filled with nothing but rain and gloomy weather, I have a hard time picturing myself hitting the beach, even for an upcoming vacation. But that doesn't mean I'm not dreaming of donning a chic bikini to hit the surf, and I've found just the thing; the eco-chic Mystique Bikini by Deux FM.