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Art and Design

Sleep Peacefully With These Intruder Deterrents

With this handy dandy nightstand-come-shield-and-baton set nearby, a peaceful night's sleep is most definitely assured. The "Safe Bedside Table" has a leg that acts as a club, and a top that can act as a shield in the unlikely event of a midnight intrusion.

Gravity Racing at its Best

Whoever said you had to a have a big motor to go fast never shook hands with Jakob Hirzel. His challenge was to design a gravity racer for the Xtreme Gravity Series in Irvine, California, and it's safe to say he did very very well.

Red Bull Art Gives You Wings

Since 1997, Red Bull has held a competition in various cities to see what people come up with for art using Red Bull cans. The final works of art for some of these are pretty cool.

Bring the Noise - and Art - With Artcoustic Speakers

One of the must-haves in any home is some kind of sound system - that's a given. And technology has made it so you can definitely get more bang for your buck in terms of superior sound from smaller speakers, but how about eliminating the traditional speaker all together and instead transforming it into sleek and modern art? Now that's what I'm talking about.

Green Lawnmower For the Lazy Environmentalists

Once upon a time lazy environmentalists, like me, tired of pushing our push reel mowers, dreamed of an eco-friendly automatic lawnmower that would cut our lawns on it’s own. Helping us live our green lives more conveniently. Luckily, I have a friend who thinks about me and sends me links like the one for the Robomower Automatic Lawnmower RL-1000 .

Catch Some ZZZs With the Convertible Computer Bed

Yet another great space-saving idea: "The Tale" Computer Bed, for those days when you just can't bear to be upright any longer. This probably won't be high on your boss' list of priority purchases, but for a dorm room or someplace tight on space, this sure could come in handy.

Using Trunks, Bark and Leaves - 10 Towering Tree Ads from Around the World

Whether its campaigns to Save the Trees, or Keep it Fresh, advertisers are using all of the elements of trees, the leaves, the trunk and the bark to get their marketing messages across in clever ways.

Meltdown with Tom Price's Bizarre Chairs

London-born Tom Price knows a good DIY project when he sees one.  I wouldn't go so far as to advise you try this at home, but the results of some seemingly simple techniques and basic utilitarian materials are pretty stunning. 

TT Tetris Chairs: Great Gifts for Geeks and Gamers

These colorful TT lounge chairs inspired by the classic arcade game Tetris are the perfect present for that geek or gamer on your gift list.

Full Moon Sideboard Glows in the Dark

This Full Moon sideboard, designed by Sotirios Papadopoulos, is a limited edition of a mere twenty-four pieces, produced by Italian design company Ennezero.  

Is it Art or Advertising?

These following ten exhibits are very creative pieces of work, and we know that all advertising is a great work of art.

Footlume Carpet Lights the Way With Every Step You Take

Footlume is a new electroluminescent carpet that emits a soft glow as you step across it. Perhaps the next big thing in the world of floor fashions, this pressure-sensitive rug could also prove to be a valuable tool in the realm of "nocturnal home safety".

The Can Man Suits Up With Rubbish

Chicago artist/environmentalist, Ira Ono, also known as the Can Man, has created a wardrobe out of other’s people’s trash. Is he off his rocker or just eco-passionate? I vote, he is a little bit of both.

Solas Lights Bring "Global" Enlightenment

Manchester-based designer Cj O'Neill melds the simplicity of a circle with organic elements to make richly atmospheric statements in ambient lighting.

To Die For ... Star Trek Urns and Baseball Caskets!

Clint Mytych, chief executive of Eternal Image, wanted to take marketing to the final frontier.  So his company designed caskets with team logos of Major League Baseball teams, Star Trek themed urns, Vatican themed merchandise and more.

Tiles with Fallen Hair--Beautiful or Ugly?

How can fallen hair on the bathroom floor be pretty? You'd be surprised to know that it can be made to look nice, with these innovative tiles.


Maintain the Balance with One Smart Bookshelf

I love books. I love balance. I might love balancing books. I've tried the book-on-the-head model walk before, and can make it quite some distance before the inevitable toppling, but what of maintaining the balance of my knowledge? Insert pensive nod and eyebrow lift here.

Could the Teeny Tiny Tic Tac Lightbulb Be The Light Of The Future?

 

Sometimes smaller is better, if it performs better than the rest. No I’m not talking about men. I’m talking about a tiny little light bulb from Luxim, a Sunnyvale, California Company.

Drink (Or Possibly Guzzle) Away the Art

Hannes Broecker has created an exhibition called "Drink Away the Art." Each container contains a mixed drink and viewers of the exhibition were invited to take a glass and drink from it.

The Titanic's Birthplace Sets Sail on Development

Ninety-nine years ago Queens Island in Belfast, Northern Ireland was the world's busiest port. Now, almost a century later this area is embarking on a new mission to create one of Europe's largest waterfront developments