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Pedaled Phone Calls (Llamadas Pedaleadas)

Have you ever seen a bicycle vendor selling ice cream, popsicles, corn on the cob, hotdogs, etc? If you haven't, the vendors are usually riding a three-wheeled bike with a cargo box in the front filled with their products. Inspired by these bikes and Nicaraguan's need to make phone calls, Brian Forde created Llamadas Pedaleadas.

Goats, Mermaids and Orgies - This Ain't Your Grandmother's Knitting

I remember the days when I used to sit and watch my Grandmother knit. Usually it was just a blanket or a sweater, but if I knew she could have created something like this, I might have paid more attention.

Chill Out With Wine Chilled To Perfection

Most of us don't have wine cellars or even wine refrigerators in our homes. But, never mind; the Ravi Instant Wine Chiller chills your wine in just a few seconds, takes up infinitely less space, and saves you a whole lot of money. So chill out! You can drink your wine as you like it.

11 Eco-Innovative Gifts For Mom

This year, you could go for the organic bouquet, eco-chocolate, organic clothing, recycled jewelry, tree donation, organic fruit delivery to a green spa gift ideas, if you would like. There is absolutely nothing wrong with these gifts. They are wonderful for the environment and for your mother, but the greener we become the more options we have and you should know about those options. So, if this year you want something a little more unique for your mom take a look at the gifts below.

Get a Load of These Noggins

Noggins are works of art created by Joseph Seigenthaler. They are morbid yet fascinating at the same time.

The Invisible House

In an image-obsessed, visually accelerated world, disappearing may be the ultimate retreat, according to architect Patrick Keane, founder of EnterArchitecture. When a client came to him with the desire to build a home that would be designed to disappear, Keane stepped up to the challenge.

Got Wine? Let It Flow™

Real elegance exists in simplicity, and the simply elegant design in this photo is a perfect example. It's called the Flow™ and its sensuous path was inspired by the flow of liquid. Add function to the Flow, and mysteriously, it becomes a rather elegant wine rack for the wall!

This Tea Is Smoking!

If you've quit smoking, but still miss the trappings -- the feel of the package, the confidence you got from knowing there were still 18 cigarettes left in the package, memories of your passionate romance with James Dean or Sharon Stone, or just the excuse to take a short break from work -- there's still hope for you, according to at least one concept developer.

Where Rich Dogs Are Crate-Trained

Tired of those big rectangular wire boxes for crating your puppy or dog? They may be functional, but boy are they ugly! DesignGo! has created something truly unique, but a sure heck-of-a-long-time coming... an elegant spherical-shaped dog crate for a rich dog who resides in a chic, modern home. It's called the eiCrate.

10 Works of Art to Make When You're Bored Out of Your Mind

I don't know about you, but when I get bored I feel like sleeping. This is what makes me the lazy person that I am. However, there is a solution! Creating art and making statements makes for a fun-filled day for everyone. Next time you're painfully bored, try making some of this art at home.

Recycled Weapons Calls For Peace After Long War

After more than 30 years of civil war, ending in 1998, the Cambodian government has collected and destroyed more than 160,000 weapons across the country. In the name of peace some of those weapons were donated to the PAPC. The PAPC (Peace Art Project Cambodia) is a project that was created in November of 2003 by British artist Sasha Constable, small weapons specialist with the European Union.

Keyboard Pants: The Ultimate in Typing Readiness!

The ultimate in geek-wear, keyboard pants, allow their wearer to plop down in front of any computer, plug in, and utilize a keyboard, mouse, and speakers, all stitched into the fabric of the pants themselves! What will they think of next?

Taxidermy Camel + Oversized Suitcase = Controversial Art

Pakistani artist, Huma Mulji, has created a work of art that caused some concerns at a recent art fair in Dubai - a taxidermy camel stuffed into an oversized suitcase.

In Celebration of Earth Day: Amazing Recycled Architecture

Ever since the day my mom found out I was writing for an environmentally friendly blog she's continuously suggested I write something on homes made from junk. For Earth Day and in honor of my mom who taught me to be creative, a good person and to love trees, below is a list of unique and innovative homes made of recycled material.

Resurrecting the Mixtape

Creating a mixtape has never been easier: search for songs, drag and drop your favorites into a playlist, customize your tape, publish and share with your friends. All online, free and environmentally friendly.


7 New Driver's Watches from TAG Heuer for 2008

When your talking about Automotive Inspired Timepieces, TAG Heuer is almost always somewhere close to the top of the list. Recently, they unveiled 7 new watch designs, 8 if you count the 2 different styles of the same design and they look promising.

Geisha Makeup Makes a Comeback with Natural Kyobeni Rouge

Traditional Japanese makeup as used by high ranking Geisha girls over the centuries is making a comeback, albeit at a steep price. The cost may be worth it though, for nothing quite matches the natural beauty and vivid intensity of classic Kyobeni Rouge.

The Art of Seeing Yourself Differently - As a Carpet, a Boulder and More

Levi van Veluw is an emerging young talent in the Netherlands. His photos are self portraits which are drawn and photographed all by himself.

Milan Design Week: Spotlight on Nendo

Tokyo-based designer Nendo has been all the buzz in the design world as of late, stepping up to the plate in a big way for the likes of giants Lexus and Issey Miyake. What follows is three of his latest creations.

Rocking Out With the Internet

A new online guitar site offers a fun and truly interactive experience in playing the guitar and singing along to some popular songs. Rock out from the comfort of your own bedroom, study, kitchen or closet.