Art and Design

Growing Herbs Indoors In Provera's Mini Power Plant

Prepara, a company that makes indoor grow lights and hydroponic growing containers, has a solution for growing herbs and other small plants from seed. It's called the Prepara Mini Power Plant and it won't just save you money on small quantities of herbs, it works fast.

Biodegradable Packaging Design for McDonald’s: Could it Help?

Have you ever eaten at a fast food restaurant and noticed how much trash comes with your burger, drink and fries? University of the Arts graduate student, Andrew Millar has noticed the amount of trash and has designed an alternative eco-solution to this wasteful problem. 

What Will Recovery Look Like? An International Call For Ideas From Designers And Architects

The Imagining Recovery project is inviting architects and other designers from all over the world to submit their ideas about what recovery will look like. The competition is being sponsored by designers and students of the Global Public Policy Network (GPPN), a network of prestigious policy schools around the world.

The First Ever Roll-up Cantilever Chair: Miesrolo

The architectural and design challenges that University of Belgrade design student Uros Vitas took on were well rewarded by the results. He created the first roll-up cantilever chair that achieves strength, balance and flexibility.

Defensive Fashion For Women: Zap Your Assailants With The No Contact Jacket

According to the Senate Judiciary Committee, one out of three women in the US will become a victim of a violent crime during their lifetime. Using similar, non-lethal technology found in tazers, the No Contact Jacket delivers a nasty surprise to anyone delivering unauthorized contact to its wearer.

Falling In Love With Design: The Latest Collection From Dima Loginoff

Russian designer, Dima Loginoff has doubled his creative output in the last two seasons. Perhaps it was the unbearable Moscow winter, but more likely it was Loginoff's growing passion and exuberance for interior design, now that he has found the perfect vehicle for his creative talent.

Modular Shoes: A Transformable Shoe Style For Every Occasion

This shoe design is every fashion lover's dream or nightmare, depending upon your perspective, because it allows you to have just one shoe for every occasion. These funny shoes transform using zippers, and while they might be a bit casual for New York's favorite fashionistas, it's a great solution for the over-packer.

12 Hot Designs From The 2009 IceHotel: Catch Them Before They Melt!

While we in the U.S. are looking forward to Spring's budding flora, 124 miles north of the Artic Circle in Sweden, lies at least one more month of winter. It is here, in the town of Jukkasjärvi ("meeting place") in the Swedish Lapland, that world famous architects, sculptors, and designers submit their designs to the IceHotel in hopes that they will be chosen to contribute to its annual building... even though their contributions will melt after four or five months.

Optical Illusion Design: "Unvase" By DOT

Creative consultant and designer, Alberto Caramello decided just last year to open his own business in Turin, Italy; Caramello calls his company DOT, short for Design Oriented Household. He creates designs in small production series, ones that challenge our understanding and our expectations of what objects should be or look like.

Fee Hotel For Fashion Designers & Creative Types At Creator’s Inn

The Creator's Inn in Gothenburg, Sweden takes the term starving artist literally. So to keep artists and creators visiting the city off the streets, they offer free accommodation at the Creator's Inn. If you're a starving artist, travel to Gothenburg, and you'll be taken care of!

Fashion Accessory For The Ninja In You: The Samurai Sword Umbrella

Sometimes the most frivolous and ridiculous fashion items are the ones that bring us the most joy. For the ninja in you, there's the samurai sword umbrella; based on ancient traditions, this strange fashion accessory will fight off threatening raindrops and let you live out your ninja fantasies.

Cats Invited To Climb "The Everest" By Refined Feline

Cat climbers just keep getting more stylish as they offer more options to your cat. The Everest, soon to be released by The Refined Feline should definitely be classified as designer furniture if only by its price -- $999, probably plus shipping.

Top 10 Scariest Contact Lenses: Fashion For Your Eyes

The world of eyewear has been forever changed by the introduction of contact lenses, however, not all of them are practical or fashionable; some contact lenses are just downright disgusting, creepy, and especially scary. The top 10 contact lenses mentioned here are in no particular order, because I just can't seem to decide which ones creep me out more!

Safe Sex Fashions: Swanky Or Spanky Condom Pocket Underwear

 Everyone knows that abstinence is the best way to practice safe sex, but let's face it; sexual abstinence just isn't a realistic choice for all couples, young or old, around the world. A new line of sexy, sleazy and safe underwear encourages safe sex practices by ensuring that a condom is always on board for looming sexual encounters.

Talk About Challenging Times: Try The Binary Clock

What a neat clock. It tells the time, but only after you learn its language. It's the Designer Binary Clock and it will keep your brain doing pushups that actually hurt your head.