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Art and Design

Social Networks Pin Winner At Cannes Film Festival

Voodoo twittering? The Cannes 2009 Competition drew more than 193,000 views in 9 days in May. An innovative American filmmaker took home the top prize in the annual Online Short Film Competition run by the National Film Board of Canada in conjunction with the Cannes Film Festival. And YouTube and Twitter were largely responsible for selecting the winner!

Samurai Armor Underwear Induces Hot Pants In 'History Girls'

Make love not war? Why not do both - while wearing your samurai underwear! These elaborate and expensive briefs feature the logos and styles of Japanese most formidable warlords of the Warring Era, and are a big hit amongst modern ladies!

Let The Star Wars Style Force Be With You: The Light Saber Umbrella

Let the force be with you this summer when you arm yourself against summer rainstorms, Star Wars style!

Navify Adds Multimedia to Wikipedia Entries

It's always good to find a site that enhances the experience of using the phenomenally popular Wikipedia to create new and useful pages for researchers and casual searchers alike.  That's what Navify is all about.

'The Idea of a Tree': Solar-Powered Furniture Making Machine

For DMY Berlin Design Festival 09, Viennese designers Mishcer'Traxler showed off their amazing furniture-making machine that runs on solar power.  Sounds crazy? Read on for the details.

Don’t Shed A Tear: Opt For Crying Eyeball Jewelry Instead

Who knew tears could become the new trend in fashion accessories? While it may make an unusual fashion statement, a new trend in jewelry might make you cry based on its unusual location.


Recycled and Reclaimed Shelves: Decorative and Useful

My husband and I are spring cleaning our home and garage. In doing so we have realized shelves would come in very handy for organizing our stuff. Below is a list of unique storage ideas I came across in my search for making shelves out of recycled material. 

Rescue Reel Saves Your Tail

The Rescue Reel is a safety device designed for use in skyscraper catastrophies. Escape through the window and rapel down the side of the building down to safety much quicker than you could ever do in the emergency exits.


Fashionable Etsy Beret Styled After Your Favorite Nintendo Character

If you've been playing your favorite Nintendo Games only to fantasize about looking like your favorite characters through your fashion choices, there's good news. An Etsy store has a unique design that will make you look and feel like Toad; just like out of your favorite Mario Nintendo game.

Paris' Own Bears Cave: a Project by Paul Coudamy

Didn't think you would find a bear's cave smack dab in the urban landscape of the second arrondissement of Paris, France, did you?  Well, Paul Coudamy, French architect, has re-envisioned the urban jungle to include the wild of the forest with the Bears Cave, a revamped office space for his client, an internet company called Bearstech. 

Robert Hoffman's Modular Lighting Hits Home

German design student Robert Hoffman has designed a series of modular lights for the DMY 2009 International Design Festival in Berlin.

Get Your Freak On With Fun Summer Fashion Eyeglasses!

With summer approaching, we're always in search of the hottest summer fashions that will really turn heads. Well, now I bring to you some funky and freaky summer eyewear that will certainly turn heads, but it may not be for the right fashionably-sound reasons!


Bike Laser: Making Streets Safer for Bicyclists

If your daily commute involves biking post-dusk on busy streets, the Laser is of interest to you. Replace the ineffective bike light with a full laser perimeter that honks when vehicles get to close.

Swing Life Away With Fashion’s First Swing Skirt

Have you ever found yourself walking down the street, overcome by the desperate urge to swing with nary a swing set on site? Well first, let me congratulate you for your strange instincts, but secondly, let me reassure you that your dreams are about to come true thanks to Netherlands fashion designer Rachel Griffin.

Let the Sunshine In: Lightfacet Modular Window Blind and Room Divider

As further testimony to the inherent knack the Dutch have for interior design, Dutch design house Bloomming present a diamond-shaped hanging modular system that can function as either a room divider or window blind.