Art and Design

Gitta Gschwendtner's Uncanny Lamps

Every once in a while you run into interior design ideas that were clearly influenced by Lewis Carroll's 'Alice in Wonderland' or some other fanciful work of hallucinogen-fed fiction.  The Uncanny Lamps series by Gitta Gscwendtner reflects that inpsiration pretty clearly.

Swell Light: Rises with the Temperature

UK designer Paul Cocksedge has long experimented with material and technology in his lighting that, according to his website, 'simultaneously is what it is and yet ought not to be.'  Precisely what 'Swell' light is, and isn't...

Designer Hospital Gowns To Go! The Progressive Recovery Collection

Most of you know the problems with hospital gowns. They suck. With, if you're lucky, two sets of strings in the front, or in the back, depending on how you're told to wear them, you always have something showing that even your intimates seldom see.

Solar Powered Apparel: Chic or Geek?

If solar powered gadgets were inconspicuously integrated into apparel or integrated into clothing in such a way that it looked more chic than geek would you wear it? Maybe you like the eco-geek gadget look. Not sure? Take a look at the cool solar powered apparel gadgets below to find out. 

Alice Wang Designs Chairs for the Dysfunctional

Designer Alice Wang likes exploring the darker side of human nature, and with this installation of quirky, bizzare one-off chairs, it's evident she's also got a healthy sense of humor.

She claims that though the function of every day objects remains essentially stable, our relationships to them shift with the evolution of culture, and so why not have that reflected?

Doggles Designs More Fashionable Protective Eyewear For Dogs

I've been a big fan of Doggles® first innovation, Doggles goggles for dogs.  But now they've come out with another fashion first: Doggles Mesh Eyewear for dogs, that can be worn inside the home as well as outside -- if it's not too sunny or windy.

Get Workout Tips from

Summer is just around the corner!  Are you ready to show off that beach body yet?  If you're still getting around to developing that perfect six pack of abs, you may want to consider for a little information.  The site has a graphical interface that lets users select workouts by muscle area, and pulls routines from sources likw WikiHow and to give you what you're looking for.

Miss Pontiac Already? The ASC Trans-Am Might Be Able to Help

After the release of the new Camaro, many tuners and fabrication specialists were immediately engulfed in ways to make the new bow-tie faster and sleeker. High performance upgrades and body kits were being introduced almost hourly and in no time at all the aftermarket for the Camaro became very extensive. The most recent of these add-ons isn't actually an upgrade, but a full bodied transformation to the Camaro's counterpart, the Trans Am.

Top 10 Strange and Innovative Pants and Jeans

 Pants are a staple in many fashion ensembles, but not all pants are fashionable or functional - some pants are innovative, while others are weird, wacky and strangely mesmorizing! Read on to see the Top 10 Most Innovative and Strange Pants and Jeans!

Dishwasher That Washes Dishes With Air

Should you wash dishes by hand or in the dishwasher? The debate is ongoing. I say it depends on the "dish washer". Is the water left running when done by hand? Is the dishwasher an old model that needs to be run more than once to wash one set of dishes? What if the dishwasher used air to wash the dishes? Take a look at designer Hwang Jin Wook's modern dishwasher prototype. 

Nintendo Famicom Art Plays On Retro NES Game Themes

The best games never created? That's the theme of Meteor's Famicase 2009, a celebration of wishful gaming designed to pay tribute to Nintendo's influential Famicom home game console.

Good Vibes at

Do you ever have those moments when you look back upon your past and think of someone who greatly impacted your life?  Ever wish that you could reach back and give them a personal "Thank You" for being such an influence?  This, and many other themes of gratitude, is the basis of a new social website called

ODA's ROOM: Modern Modular Furniture

The ROOM,  designed by New York-based design firm Office for Design & Architecture, or ODA, was originally designed for a teenager's loft-like space.  What eventually resulted was an adjustable modular system that could be retrofitted for small or larger sized bedroom spaces. 

Go With The Flo™ A Transgenerational Squat Toilet

No.  You're kidding, right?  You think that boomers are going to squat on a toilet?

The designers of Go With The Flo, from Arizona State University (ASU) Design School, say that their squat toilet is a toilet concept for baby boomers to help them get Yoga exercise.  Not this boomer!

New Kindle DX Reads Better, Faster, Cheaper, And Louder Than A Book!

Today's the day you can pre-order your new Kindle DX, the latest generation of Kindle readers by Amazon.  The only question you'll have, providing you have the spare change to pay for it, is how many books, blogs, textbooks, and newspapers you want downloaded to it.