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Vintage Swetz-A-Lot Clothing: Solving B.O. With Fashion Choices

Before his death, eccentric clothing designer Barney Dorcus had a dream. His dream wasn't to create a fashion line which would appear at the hottest world runway shows; it wasn't to see his clothing line picked up by all the high-end retailers; it was to create fashion that was sweat proof.

Inflatable Furniture Gets an Upgrade with 'Via Lattea'

Italian furniture design company Meritalia must love their pasta, because they've gone so far as to construct "raviolis made of air" in their new inflatable line, 'Via Lattea'.

Amphibian Swim-Fin Shoes

Amphibian is a design tailored for lifeguards. It features a set of retractable swim fins aimed at increasing the speed of water rescues.

10 New & Exotic Foods Coming To NYC's 2009 Summer Fancy Food Show

The National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT) is holding its 55th Summer Fancy Food Fair in New York City this weekend (June 28 - 30, 2009) and my mouth waters just reading about some of the luscious new foods premiering at the event. If you can get there, here are ten tasties I'd love you to try for me! (This list leans to the sweet, I warn you.)

Funky and Fashionable Watch May Pave The Way For Non-Invasive Diabetes Monitoring

Created by designer Sunghoon Mun is a diabetes watch prototype that provides an element of fashion, along with a much needed method to monitor health non-invasively.


Turn Up the Heat with the Oven Re-Constructed

Are you disinclined to use your oven in the summer months due to the invevitable heat that pours forth, seemingly for hours after your meal has finished and the dishes are done? Ciprian Frunzeanu may have devised a clever solution to summertime oven woes with his tiny Oven Re-Constructured design.

Umbrella Changes Color When Rain Hits

The Squidarella features a black-and-white London cityscape. When wet, the illustration becomes infused with color.

Indoor Gardening Flipped: The Sky Planter

Patrick Morris has turned indoor gardening on its head with his revolutionary Sky Planter design, which allows plants to literally grow upside down.

Life Preserver Pill Box Could Be a Life Saver

Pills, spills and thrills - that's what pill boxes and life preservers have in common. Now Troika combines the best features of both in a miniature life preserver travel case that holds all your life preserving pills and vitamins.

Furniture that Eats Itself: The Auto-Cannibalistic Table

Who knew inanimate pieces of furniture could turn into savage cannibals? The Auto-Cannibalistic Table is a table designed to gradually eat itself.

Women’s Dream Accessory: The Purse/Shoe Hybrid

If there's anything in fashion that accessory loving women would kill for it's shoes and purses. Get ready ladies, your dreams are about to come true, because now your two favorite fashion accessories are about to collide!


Personalize Your Walls With Paintable OLED Tiles

It seems there is an innate desire of children and adults to, at some point in their lives, take a crayon, can of spray paint or a marker and draw on a wall somewhere.  Thanks to lighting artist Shane Crozier, that desire need not be sublimated any longer!

 

 

Ballpark Stadium Seat Jewelry: Unique Cufflinks For Men

Cufflinks seem to be popping up on the radar lately, each using their own unique materials to form the trendy and classy accessories for men. Most recently, unique pairs of cufflinks use a recycled material perfect for baseball fans who like to tell a story about their fashion choices.


PopIxy: The Tabbed Search Engine

Back when Firefox first came out with tabbed browsing, it rocked the internet world.  No longer were people managing huge clusters of browser windows.  They now could keep things organized by tabs and move quickly between them for a truly powerful surfing experience.  Now there's a tabbed search engine that aims to impress you in the same way.


Prius Hearse Makes Your Last Road Trip a Green Ride

Think "hearse" and a long black Cadillac is what usually comes to mind. Toyota has a better, greener idea however: the Prius Hearse.