Art and Design

Lovely Teddy Bear Stuffed Toy Charm Makes Nice on Mothers Day

The Lovely Teddy Bear Stuffed Toy Charm makes it easy to show Mom you care on Mothers Day - a pretty carnation and a cute gift card are part of the pretty package.

Philips Lights Up Milan With Interactive OLED Lighting Designs

The leading and most progressive lighting designer in the world has not disappointed at Milan Design Week '09. Netherlands-based Royal Phillips Electronics introduced the world's first interactive OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diodes) lighting concepts for professional and home use. These exciting designs respond to you, wherever you are, and take your intuitive cues very personally.

Spider Computer Mouse Puts Creepiness in the Palm of Your Hand

Being bugged by the office freeloader who can't keep his or her sweaty hands off your computer? Thanko thinks you should use a pest to deter a pest: Spider Mouse and Scorpion Mouse!

10 Even MORE Ads to Disturb & Disgust You!

Look at that little croissant kitty. He's soooo cute! But, if you dare dear reader, you're going to find some not so cute stuff in this month's installment of Ads to Disgust & Disturb You. Just think of how snuggly the little croissant kitty is, hold that in your heart, and read on...

Funky Fashion For The Ultimate Fashionista: The Betseyville Call Me A Purse

As society's obsession with their cell phones and Blackberries grow, a unique fashion item makes a statement about technological reliance with a more old-fashioned, refined style than we're used to seeing. Who am I kidding; the only statement the Betseyville Call Me a Purse makes is one about bold fashion. Read on and see how.

6 Authors 6 Stories 6 Weeks

This website won SXSW's award for "Experimental Websites" back in March, and looking at it now, I can totally understand why.  The site is by far one of the most unique things I've seen on the internet this year.  Beyond that I'm a totally avid reader, and this site will tickle the fancy of any bookworm or lover of short stories.  Enter into the delightfully interactive story-telling world of the aptly titled We Tell Stories.

Diamond Ring Door Stopper Gives Princesses Privacy

Gals on the go need to play safe, so when the day's done and you "vant to be alone" the Diamond Ring Door Stopper provides an extra circle of security.

Turn-Ons Make Armchair A Gamer's High Flyer: Morfojet

Aerodynamically designed like a pilot seat, Gianni Pedone's playful Morfojet Armchair is all id, as it puts the occupant in control of two large jet engine arms, designed as turbines, more than a little bit sexually suggestive.

Restyle Me: The New Hot Or Not, Where Fashion Lovers Criticize Your Style And Make You Over!

By nature, people judge each other, and when it comes to our fashion choices and our appearances, the best critics are often those who don't hold back their opinions. Restyle Me uses this concept to create an open forum for people to comment on each other's fashion choices, and recommend ways that they can improve their looks.

Picnic Ware Made Friendly, Not Just For Earth Day!

I set out to find a nice picnic basket as a gift for Mother's Day and right on this very Earth Day, I found something really special: a set of Biodegradable Picnic Ware! More to my surprise though, this eco-friendly set of plates, bowls, and cups for four persons is made from a plant very much like the sweet pototo... the cassava.

Crafty Eco-Friendly Ideas To Check Out On Earth Day

Happy Earth Day everyone! After planting your trees, taking a trip to an Earth Day event, and taking advantage of all the free green goodies today finish celebrating Earth Day digging something out of your trash and making it into something useful and or beautiful. Release the eco-friendly artist inside of you. Below are innovative eco-friendly crafty sites and stores to inspire you and or your family. 

Before And After: 10 Prototype Chair Designs That Made It ...Or Didn't

Even at Milan Design Week '09, there's a place for baring all. Here are 10 chairs that confess their beginnings, present in prototype form, ready to say 100 Hail Mary's or be rewarded with immediate absolution. Prophets and Penitents, aka Confessions of a Chair, is an open exhibit of chair prototypes from designers we know and love.

Funny Fashions: The Beard Cap Modern Balaclava

People who live in colder climates are constantly searching for innovative ways to keep themselves protected from the elements. Enter The Beard Cap, a funny modern take on the balaclava which provides warmth to the face, neck and head all at the same time. Unlike with the balaclava, with the beard cap, you're less likely to be mistaken for a bank robber; or if you do have criminal intentions, it's a humorous way to detract from your fear factor.

Counter Balance Concept Could Change How We Look at Pickup Trucks

One of the most interesting parts of attending auto shows is seeing the concept vehicles that we will describe as "unique." This isn't to say they aren't important, especially considering some of the most outrageous concepts, at the time, were eventually put into production and have become very popular. For this year's New York Auto Show, one of these rare concepts is the very brightly colored "Counter Balance."

Debut In Milan: Formafantasma's Hidden Messages In Its 'Hidden Collection' Designs

....With grace and skill, Trimarchi and Farresin have created an ode to the clock, in this case a rather banal department store clock, the poetry of which is ever so much greater than that of its contents.  And like so many things packaged and shipped today, there are layers of boxes each enveloping the other to protect the box that's holding the box that's holding the clock.  Of course, very soon you have packaging that's more valuable, and even more desirable, than the object of desire itself.