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Art and Design

On Lockdown: The Numlock Door Handle

In an effort to make life a little more interesting, designer Jae Sook Han has conceived a door handle that incorporates a combination lock into its design. 

Mix Match Shoes Provides No Limits In Shoe Purchasing, By Selling Shoes As Singles, Not Pairs!

Are both of your feet strangely out of proportion from one another, so it's impossible to buy a pair of shoes that fits? Does one of your shoes wear out before the other, rending both shoes in a pair useless? Or are you missing a limb and don't require the left or right foot shoe that automatically comes as part of a pair (how discriminatory!)? Really though, I'm serious; lots of people have these problems and in this economy, why buy a pair of shoes when you can get them as singles, if buying a pair of shoes just doesn't fit your lifestyle when there's a solution?!

Crafty Fashion From Recycled Materials: Beer Tab Corsets & Accessories

 Proving that beer tabs are good for more than just keeping your favorite drink well carbonated in its can is the Art of Can Tabistry, a crafty site with big ideas, great execution, and a lot of recycling. With a little creativity, it truly is possible to create just about anything from what would otherwise be discarded trash, while carving your own place in the green movement.

Scary USB Shuriken Saves Data the Ninja Way

Yet another weird USB flash drive has made the scene, albeit quietly, like a ninja. The Shuriken USB drive makes it's "point" by saving your data as stealthily and scarily as possible.

Sitter’s Studio, Finally Recognizing That Aspiring Artists Can Make An Economic & Creative Contribution

It's often you hear about waitresses who are really aspiring actresses; or bartenders who are really singers in disguise. Usually, these job descriptions are met with sarcasm since everyone in these professions in Los Angeles or New York only work to pay the bills until they come into their true calling. However, a new business based in New York actually recognizes their employees for their artistic talents, which become the main driving force behind their business concept.

Why Men Hate Underwear, Revealed With The Underwear Hall Of Fame

Always wanted to know what men hate most about wearing underwear? Want some suggestions on boxers, panties and tighty-whities from people who show off their underwear drawer and offer insightful solutions to these problems? Of course you do, so keep on reading and all will be revealed in time!

Recycling Is Beautiful: Bottle Cap Art

In January of this year I introduced you to Alexandra Guerrero the Chilean designer who recycles cigarette butts into clothing. Today I introduce you to Tom Deininger. Tom also upcycled cigarette butts into something: art. In fact, he recycles a lot of found objects (cigarette butts, toys, bottle caps, etc) into art.

Stand Back! This Table Will Self Destruct... In a While

Chicago-based Studio 1A.M. has configured a self-destructing coffee table, where each time a table is created, a pixel is removed from its tabletop, resulting in a one-of-a-kind piece of limited edition furniture.

Live Like A Rock Star At London’s Rock ‘N Roll Theme Hotel

Want accommodations that make you feel like a rock star? Visit the Pavilion Fashion Rock ‘N Roll Hotel in London. A little hotel with a very big, glamorous and entertaining theme that will make you feel like a rock star in your own, even if you've never set foot on stage. Read on, but don't be disappointed, groupies are not included.

Light Up The Room With LED Grills

 

While I for one have not really embraced the phenomenon of putting bling in your mouth by way of over the top grills, this geeky gadget is worth mentioning; at least for the way it helps wearers light up the room.

Clock Clock: The Analog Digital Clock

Swedish design company Humans Since 1982 has created a prototype of a digital clock from 24 analog alarm clocks, whose hands come together to create a digital display of the time.

Freelock Locking Bike Frame

The Freelock bike allows you to drop the lock and use the frame as a means of securing your bike from thieves. Good luck hacking this and getting any money from it.

Not For Geeks: LaCie's Designer Fashions For Mobile Hard Drives

For anyone who's not following the styling of computer accessories and stand-alones, LaCie doesn't just issue any old tech gadget. It's as much about 'the look' as it is about the function for LaCie's high tech storage units and accessories. With hot items from 5.5 Designers and industrial designer Sam Hecht, who can encase chips with the sleekest of personas, LaCie's new drive cases complement its hardware, providing all-business, but showing all-style.

Analyze The Latest Celebrity Fashion Trends With Cool Spotters

More often than not, major fashion trends begin with celebrities and other public figures that are spotted wearing new and trendy fashions. While it's certainly no secret what Michelle Obama has been wearing since she has become of the front-running female fashion trend setters in the US; it's not always easy to determine what your other favorite celebrities are wearing.