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Art and 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.

Paper Landscapes Cover New Ground in Lighting Design

Paper Landscapes is a lighting design project from New York artist Marcus Tremonto, inspired from topographic digital technology.

 

Tweezed Eyebrows Are Out! Adorn Your Eyebrows With Chic Jewels Instead

It's hard to keep up with the fashion and beauty trends of eyebrows; one year over-tweezed eyebrows seem to appear on the faces of all the models in the magazines, which the next year the natural look is in. What's next? Jewelry adorned eyebrows? Designer Kanch Panjabi seems to think it's the next big fashion trend.

Chic Cyclist Couture Hits The Runways As A Fashion Trend For Fall 2009

Cyclists have forever relied on spandex clothing and bright, fitted fashions; but now cyclist fashion is stepping off the race course and onto the fashion runways for fall 2009. Watch out bikers, whether your fashion choices were for function or style, you're about to be one step ahead of the latest trend!

Kitchen Tools That Stick Their Tongues Out!

Kids have a blast in the kitchen when the gadgets are interesting to them, but you don't need kids to help you smile when you use Koziol's Hermann, Donna, or Oliver to help you cook.

Camel Ammo: Combating Women’s Worst Fashion Fear; The Camel Toe!

Celebrities inspire many things in fashion, but this is one product that came to be not because of the positive fashion trends demonstrated by people in the limelight, but by the rising number of celebs appearing on magazines with an unfortunate fashion mishap; the camel toe!

The Top Ten Bizarre, Radical & Cool Nintendo Wii Case Mods

Nintendo's popular Wii home video game console just might be the biggest hit Japan has had since the Prius. The Wii has sold so well, it's only now that customers are being offered the Wii in black as opposed to bland old white. Not everyone has been patient, however, as these ten wild & wacky Wii mods illustrate.