Art and Design

Ferrari Design Students to Attend Modena University: Provide Better Cars for the Future

While most automotive designers will be happy with a job working for one of the several huge car companies across the globe, there are a few who have set their sights even higher. From them, exotics are what they want to design and they will settle for nothing else. Which raises the question: "Where do the men and women who design the exotic imports attend school?" If it's Ferrari, they will be attending the new Mille Chili Laboratory housed in Modena University.

A Do-It-Yourself Cat Bed: Ample Sample

Okay, I should have thought to do this cat bed myself, but I didn't. Portuguese designer, Helder L. Santos did, however; and I'm going to share his Ample Sample 2008 DIY project with you, with modified instructions. This cat bed is really easy to make!

Sound Walk: Wearable Audio Fashions For The Outdoors Plays Your iPod Music

If you're like many people these days, you're probably attached to your iPod or MP3 player 24/7, whether it's to go for a run, hike in the woods, or when you're just out and about town. A new fashionable clothing line, Sound Walk by AZA Extremes has created fashion with built in speakers which is reminiscent of the 80's, when music was made portable with large boom boxes; however with Sound Walk the clothing is more fashionable and the music is built in.

Reducing Carbon Footprints, LED Luminaires Glow At Awards

Light Emitting Diodes have their own competitions now that they are the "hottest" way to present lighting design. The Strategies in Light conference announced the winners of the LED Next Generation Luminaires™ competition this week in Santa Clara, CA.

Weird Revealing Fashion: Dissolvable Dress Offers Sexy Strip Teases From Spills

A UK designer has teamed up with leading chemists, Professor Tony Ryan and Professor Helen Storey to create a strange fashion that is also sustainable; the dissolvable dress. This unique look at strange fashion and sustainability is meant to demonstrate society's needless consumption and apt to throw things way without a second thought. Termed the Wonderland Project, this unique sustainable fashion not only creates environmental awareness; it's a well designed piece fit for the fashion runways. Wearers beware; hot spills might leave you overexposed (talk about wardrobe malfunction!).

3 Fun Mirrors From Suck UK

Suck UK creates so many innovative and fun products that always make you smile. Today, I fell for three fun mirrors that I'd like to share with you: Five x Five, Who Tall Are You, and the Wiper Mirror.

Get Out Your Pen! Doodling May Help Your Memory

Do you find yourself forgetting things? New research shows that doodling while listening helps some people remember details.

Spark Awards 2009 Call For Entries

... The competition is in two phases; the first phase is now until September 11, 2009. But, early registration is definitely wise. It saves you money and it also gives you more exposure to the judges.

Really Groovy Dishes From Designer Ross McBride

Sometimes just having the perfect tools is an excuse for an occasion. Like when you purchase a new barbecue grill, it's an excuse to invite friends over for a cookout. What better excuse to "dish" with a pal than these groovy dishes from Ross McBride, now designing from his studio in Tokyo.

Marketing Goes Green! Natural, Unique & Sustainable Advertising By Curb

Effective marketing strategies can make a great contribution to the success of a business. While many marketing agencies are turning to blogging and online marketing to advertise their clients' services; Curb is going green in their marketing strategies by using eco-friendly, sustainable marketing methods that rely upon nature.

Renewable Energy From Artificial Trees: SolarBotanic's Fascinating Designs

Using wind and solar energy, SolarBotanic's plan for individual homes and energy grids may end up costing users 50 percent less than current solar systems. And, as SolarBotanic is quick to point out, its plan is far better looking than photovoltaic panels or wind turbines.

Japanese Animated Short Film Wins Oscar

"Tsumiki no Ie" (House of Blocks) was a surprise Oscar winner in the Short Animated Film category at this year's Academy Awards. The entrancing film, directed by Kunio Kato, breaks free from the stereotypes many people have of Japanese animation.

Howie’s Hand Me Downs: Durable Fashion Designed To Last Forever

Even designer clothing isn't designed to last forever. Howie's Hand Me Downs specializes in making high-quality clothing that uses fabrics and materials made to withstand the tests of time; so not only will your fashion purchases last your lifetime, they can spend their days draped on a second generation wearer and still look great. Read on decide if this clothing manufacturer that emphasizes recycling fashion is onto a trendsetting concept, or if its classic style is a fashion flop.

City Night Lights Create Day Lights In Window Shades

Finish interior designer Elina Aalto has created a novel window shade that comes in cities, instead of colors!

Green Man USB Memory Flash Drive Has a Head for Data

USB memory flash drives come in just about any shape, size and/or color possible but the Green Man stands head and shoulders - mainly head - above the goofy gadget crowd.