Art and Design

Kitchen of the Future: Rendez-Vous and Volare from Electrolux

Based out of Stockholm, Sweden, the Electrolux Global Design team is an international team comprised of about 150 designers with a philosophy of 'thoughtful design'.  Their latest two concepts, Rendez-vous and Volare, reflect the latest in modern lifestyle trends and consumer driven customization, and offer a sneak peek into some very futuristic kitchen design.

Take Injuries Like A Superhero: With Comic Strip Inspired Bandaids

For the Superhero in us all, I introduce you to comic strip bandages, so you can show off your injuries just like Batman with quirky, visual sound effects. No longer hide behind the same of cut and scrapes, hurry up and get your hands on these funny, fashionable bandaids and pamper your injuries vintage-style!

Stove-Seat: Multi-Functional Camping Stove

The "Relax" stove-seat is a self-contained cooking stove and camp chair designed to cut out a little bulk in your trunk or backpack.

The Camera Tripod With Simian Agility: Gorillapod

Camera tripods are so 19th century.  They're fine if you want a straight-on shot and you're shooting on level ground but, you have to admit, the tripod is somewhat limiting.  Now, along comes the multi-jointed simian tripod, otherwise known as the Gorillapod, to take over where the tripod left off more than 100 years ago.

Laid-Off Workers Display Business Cards at CardsofChange.com

We've all been feeling the crunch of the world's economy slowing down into this current recession, but a few hopefuls out there are trying to make the best of it.  CardsofChange is a site that collects the modified business cards of ditched workers all over the world and puts them on display.  We'll all get a few laughs out of these images, but maybe some of these bright individuals will find themselves a new gig, too!

My Favorite 2009 Trash to Treasure Chair Design: FUNature

Once, when I was in high school a boyfriend and I were kicked out of the McDonald's playground ball pit because we were too old to play in it. It was my first time in a ball pit and though I knew we were not allowed in the ball pit something about the pit called out to me, "Play With Me!" Hugh Hayden's ball pit chairs call out to me too.

Get Plenty of DIY Projects From Easy2DIY

Home improvement is easily one of the most fun and rewarding hobbies one can take up, and the internet has proven to be a good place to find information on lots of those particular projects on you "to-do" list.  Easy2DIY is an all-in-one stop for your fixer-upper projects that includes tutorials, shopping, and advice.

Fujiyama E-PC Netbook Computer Sounds Japanese But Accent's Only Skin Deep

Bull in a China shop? Maybe bull FROM a Chinese shop if the Fujiyama Netbook computer is a typical example. If imitation really is the sincerest form of flattery than Chinese manufacturers really do love Japanese products.

Utterly Composed: The Composition Chair

In a remarkable display of patience and attention to detail, Japanese designer Kouichi Okamoto of Kyouei Design handcrafted the Composition Chair, a seat composed entirely of bent aluminum.

Murderous Hair Care Products: Personal Defense Combat Brushes and Combs

Most women carry a brush or comb in their purse for on the go touchups, but now brushes can do more than just fight hairstyle aggressors. With Comb-at combs by Lorenzo Damiani and Combando by Studiobo, women cal feel like they're armed and dangerous each and every time they're battling a hair care emergency, or even when engaging in hand-to-comb combat.


Pet Travel Made Easier With The Travel-Tainer For Pet Food

Taking a car trip with your pets this summer?  You already know that every inch of room in the car will be precious, so packing your pet's necessities will involve some good space economy.  I just found a wonderful container -- I mean "Travel-tainer" -- that combines pet food with pet bowls and packs them quite compactly in a 7 x 5.25 inch container with a handle for easy transport.

Can Men Wear Spanx, too? The Core Precision Undershirt Says, Yes!

Women have been swearing by Spanx to keep their bodies under control and looking desirable in their sexiest fashions, but can men wear Spanx, too? Equmen has created the Core Precision Undershirt to give men equal opportunities in control undergarments, and while the men in the ads may not need help concealing any undesirable jiggle (and no, unfortunately, the undergarments don't promise the same ripping 6-packs), the average guy may benefit from a little bit of additional fashion support.

Stupeflix Helps You Easily Make Great Looking Videos

With a name like Stupeflix, you've got to be wondering what's up with this site.  What the site does is provide you with a graphical interface that allows you to create your own slide show videos, complete with soundtracks, text overlays, and image legends.  What makes the site a real winner is that it's not just easy to create these things, but you have all the freedom in the world to create your video.

Nautilus Shell USB Hub to Sea and Be Seen

The tasteful Nautilus design of the USB 3-Port Hub in a Shell proves once again, it's hard to beat good old Mother Nature when it comes to good looks and functional style. 

Wash-Free Underwear: Meeting The Underwear Fantasies Of Men

As if men need encouragement not to change their underwear, a new line of wash-free underwear doesn't require laundering due to its unique design. I think it goes without saying that this disgusting fashion underwear design was created by a man.