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Art and Design

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

One Cool Business Card: Animated

A student in the Netherlands got the idea of an animated business card from a book he read and he immediately moved forward.

Zip Your Lights Down Low With the Zipper Light

Has Freddy Krueger made a comeback? David Ngo's Zipper Light might suggest that, but thankfully it's only his clever design that's razor sharp.

Easter Egg Waterproof LED Lights Enhance Romance

Bored with your monotonous, monotone lifestyle? Sure you are - that's why you need these Banpresto 'Feeling Egg' Waterproof Lifestyle Lights, and just in time for Easter. Ambient lighting that adds color and egg-citement to booths, baths or both!

The Power of Rubble in Brazilian Graffiti

Known only as "Brazilian Graffiti", this incredible artwork was done on demolished buildings using rubble strewn about.

Drunken Butterfly Master: Paul Villinski's Beer Can Art

As the classic adage states, "One man's trash is another man's treasure." New York artist Paul Villinski takes this sentiment and runs with it - or flies, I should say - into the beautiful realm of winged sculptural installations made from found beer cans.

Lighting Gets Ill: Lichtinfusion by Christian Maas

It seems there is a trend arising in hospital-based design in interior furnishings. Lichtinfusion, Cologne-born Christian Maas' latest creation, is modeled after a traditional saline drip.

Toshiba 'Invitation Only' Designer Cellphones Exude Exclusive Luxury

Toshiba's FanFun 815T handset is a popular choice among Japanese phone users thanks to its many features and adaptable design. Japan's rich, however, go for exclusivity and the $4,000 Cosmic Shiner version gives them that in spades.

The 5 Tackiest Invention Ideas for Easter Ever!

There is no religious holiday of more importance to a Christian than Easter. To this end, some inventors wish to provide believers with helpful symbols and trinkets to assist or focus their faith. Then there are the others: inventors who capitalize on - exploit? - this kind of solemnity with their own particular tacky take on the holiday. In my opinion, the following patents illustrate this point exactly. What do you think?

Holey Cat Climber! The Cat Climb Condo

Cat condos don't have to be boring anymore... not for you or your cat. After years of picking the best among the pole, plank, and carpet formats, I'm delighted to see that designers are stepping up to the climb for cats and their owners. The holey Cat Climb Condo will add flair to your decor and give your cat some fun!

Design Collaborative NEL Invites Us to Play (and Think)

Playful by nature and focused more on the conceptual side of design, Mexican design collaborative NEL's projects include both experimental endeavors as well as large scale projects. Running the gamut in terms of subject matter, I've chosen a few of my favorites for you to peruse below.

Art and Meat ...Together Again

Combining art with meat is definitely a different concept. I'd have to say that I've never seen anything like this before, but I like it. Nicolas Lampert is the artist and he has combined the love of art with the love of food and created Meatscapes. Read on for more of his work.

New Rolleiflex MiniDigi AF5.0 Redefines a Camera Classic

The original Rolleiflex twin-lens 6x6 camera was a photographer's dream come true when it was first introduced in 1929, and Rollei still makes a similar camera today. Leave it to Japan's Komomura Corp., however, to pay tribute to the Rollei 6x6 by creating a 5 megapixel mini digital version that takes the concept of "retro cute" to a new level.