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The Personalized Commode: Toilet Pages

Designer Jan Ctvrtnik has devised a solution to all the ails of a shared toilet. Read on to find out how.

 


Party In A Bag: Luxe Booze Bags Gets The Party Started!

Stylish luggage can carry just about anything and look good, and for those who like to party out there, Vernice Ostrich Drinking and Gaming Tote which really gets the party started in a classy way!

One Man's Mecha Is Kind Of Heavy On His Feet

Sarah Palin may have put Wasilla, Alaska on the map, but she and her family are not the only thing that's newsworthy there.  Wasilla just may be the home of one of the heaviest "mechas" in the world -- not the kind you'd want to partner in a ballroom dance class, that's for sure!

Kurage Fiber Optic Lamp by Sschemata

Japanese Sschemata architecture office has designed the third generation of their fiber optic lamp, the loopy and winding Kurage.

Disheveled Fashion Expands To Pre-Dirtied White Shoes!

Lately the pre-worn look in fashion has been all the rage. No longer do fashion lovers need to rely on wear and tear to get the disheveled, broken in look. We've seen these trends appear in jeans, shirts, jackets and more, but now the broken in fashion look is appearing in shoes as well.

Text-ile Chair: Taking Keyboards Out of Con-text

The amount of tech waste produced each year is astounding. To put some of the discarded goods to use, designers Dante Bonnucelli and Lamm put together this Text-ile Chair, made from old keyboards.

 

 

Putting On The Dog With The 10 Hautiest Designer Pet Carriers

I've noticed that when it comes to designer accessories like handbags, fans love to match them with other accessories. So if they buy a Gucci handbag, they'll want a Gucci wallet and key chain... and a Gucci pet carrier too.  Here are 10 of the newest styles of designer pet carriers from the likes of  Louis Vuitton, Juicy, Burberry, Gucci and more...

Oh, So That's What It Looks Like! Bizarre X-Ray Art

New York med student and artist Satre Stuelke started a project in 2007 called "Radiology Art" in which he takes x-ray scans of ordinary objects.

Vibram 5 Finger: Barefoot Shoe Alternative For Sport And Style

You may have gone barefoot as a child, only to be told by your conservative mom and dad that people are meant to wear shoes. Some argue that in fact, feet are not designed to be enclosed after all (aha mom & dad!), but since most places have that annoying "no shirt, no SHOES, no service rule" one sportswear company has come up with something that provides a shoed alternative to going barefoot.


Sebastian Errazuriz's Flipping Wall Shelves

As space is usually an issue most people grapple with at some point, somewhere in their domains, it's always a pleasure to find a way to utilize it in aesthetically pleasing and effecient ways.  Repisa N5 by Sebastian Errazuriz does just that. 

Google Labs: Google Squared

Google Labs, the experimental division of Google, has made public their developing project Google Squared.  The concept of Google Squared is to take searching into related topics and offer multiple forms of links and related media.

Ameba: New Shapes in Lighting

Designed by Pete Sans for Vibia, Ameba is a modular hanging light structure with a size and shape that are totally customizable.

Laughs Will and Testament: Japan's New Manga Will Kits

Estate planning goes from exhausting to exciting as Kokuyo's manga style will kit explains tough legal issues in classic comic book style.

Style Your Fashionable Wardrobe After Your Favorite Virtual Avatars

Virtual worlds like Second Life are growing in popularity, which allow people to express themselves through custom avatars. Even many online Poker and Casino sites allow people to create themselves in virtual form, but is there a way for avatar and fashion in the real world to collide?

Kinder, Gentler, Smokier: Japan Tobacco's 'Smoking Manners for Adults' Ads, Part 6

Japan Tobacco's admen likely burned through a lot of the company's main product in conjuring up 73 "Smoking Manners for Adults" ads. Here's part 6; ads 51 through 60.