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Art and Design

Don't Just Sit There! Levitate With the Hoverit Lounger


Seems the days of mere lounging are quite passé - now it's hip to hover. UK-based design company Hoverit transports you beyond the realms of gravity with "The Lounger." read more »

Lussedia Chair Brings the Bling Bling


Interested in dropping some extra cash on a luxury chair? You may have found the perfect choice with Lussedia, the latest in ultra-luxe seating. read more »

Embrace Your Inner Librarian: 7 Cool Storage Ideas for Books


With the winter months upon us, it's not uncommon for one's interests to turn to such noble pursuits as the fine art of reading. Ah, literature. Certainly, one of life's finer pastimes, indeed. But what do you do when you find your Danielle Steel collection strewn haphazardly about your living space? Surely, there must be a solution to the stacks that seem to pile higher each day, no? Well, I've done some hunting, and here are a few of my top picks for storing your favorite written works. read more »

A Second Life in Israel


Image from CO-STAR BlogImage from CO-STAR BlogSecond Life Israel was launched Sunday, enabling Second Life users from around the world to visit Israel's beaches and historic sites. The virtual state, preceded by a whole Jewish neighborhood in Second Life, is a work in progress, meant to, "present Israel to a global audience beyond the traditional media," according to co-founder Chaim Landau. read more »

Lensbabies 3G Digital SLR Camera Lens Wins the 2008 “Hot One” Award from Professional Photographer magazine


Professional Photographer magazine's prestigious Hot One Awards are awarded to the most innovative camera products in each category, and the Lensbabies 3G camera lens has won this award in the medium format lens category. The Lensbabies 3G camera lens allows photographers to literally bend the lens to create some amazing effects in photos. read more »

Come Clean With the "Clean Lady" Bucket


Buckets are handy home essentials, no doubt about it. Anyone who likes to clean will tell you they're absolutely necessary for effective housekeeping. Studio Neils en Sven livens things up with their new spin on an old classic. read more »

Smoking Jacket For the Polite Smoker


In the photo above there is a picture of an innovative jacket designed for the polite smoker by Fiona Carswell, a recent graduate of the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at NYU. read more »

Trick Out Your Tank With These Toilet Graphics


Do you suffer from a tired toilet tank?  Wake up your bathroom terrain with these jokey vinyl stickers from Vital Industries... read more »

The Rocking Cube: Not Your Grandma's Rocker


Jessica Nebel's Rocking Cube shatters old conceptions of the traditional rocker and brings the classic up to speed with its clean lines and simple geometry. read more »

Styrofoam Couch Takes DIY to the Next Level


Aside from insulation, floral arrangements, and the housing of egg sandwiches, the joys of Styrofoam have apparently crossed into the realm of interior design with Kwangho Lee’s Styrofoam couch. read more »

Imbroglio Calendar: Your Dose of Daily Abstraction


In case you haven't caught up to 2008 yet, the Imbroglio perpetual calendar gives you the chance to do so in fully modern form. read more »

Handy CD Storage Doubles as Wall Art


The design duo Eva Guillet and Aruna Ratnayake of studio.lo have discovered a whole new way to store CDs -- as wholly cool wall art made from sturdy paper cases. read more »

Designer Radiators by Carisa Heat Things Up in Style


For most of us in the northern hemisphere, winter has us fully in its grip by now, so staying warm is somewhat of a priority as the temperatures drop. If you're in the market to not only stay toasty but also add some panache to your home décor, Carisa radiators promise to keep you both snug as a bug as well as luxuriously stylish. read more »

Lighting Ideas From Your Kitchen Drawer : Francois Legault


We've all heard of spoon-bending and telekinesis, but Quebec native Francois Legault brings a whole new level of organized interconnectedness to the domain of eating utensils with his unique lighting collections. read more »

The DYMO DiscPainter CD/DVD Printer Creates Professional Looking Discs


The DYMO DiscPainter is a very cool device that will appeal to some people, while others will find the cost of operation to be unjustified. This little printer is a must-have for budding musicians, photographers, business professionals, and amateur cinematographers. read more »

Time Is On Your Side With the Emily Wall Clock


Greg Wolos, winner of the "Show Us Your Skills" contest held by retro clockmakers furni, has turned timekeeping on its head -- rather, its side -- with his funky, vertical-mounted wall clock titled, "Emily." read more »

Coming to a Movie Theater Near You: High Quality 3-D Movie Posters that “POP”


A company in Canada by the name of RabbitHoles has created a new technique of turning regular 2-D images, such as a movie poster, into high quality, full-color 3-D images that can even have animation sequences implemented into the photo. Check out the video of this new technology in action... read more »

Waterfall Bar Looks Wet, You Stay Dry


Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka blurs elemental lines with the Waterfall, bringing new meaning to the term "wet bar." read more »

The Light Drop: LEDs on Tap


Turn on the faucet and let the light flow? Hmm... Seems a bit paradoxical, but the Light Drop by Brazilian designer Rafael Morgan does just that. read more »

The Love Mattress: Modern Sleeping Solutions for Couples


Sleeping entwined with another is a novel concept, but there's always the problem of that extra arm. Where does one put it? Mehdi Mojtabvi's Love Mattress offers a simple solution for the chronic limp arm that often results from sleeping while wrapped in a prolonged embrace. read more »