Art and Design

Mouth Watering Fashion Comes To Life With Chocolate Clothing

Until recently, chocolate has simply been a sweet indulgence. Now chocolate is a material used to create other items that typically aren't meant for eating, including clothing. These innovative, strange and delicious fashion items will make your mouth water.

Do You Look Like Your Dog? Make Something From It!

Paul and his dog Buddy from San Diego, California had their pictures taken at the beach and submitted one to Jet Blue Airway's Pet Look-Alike photo contest. Next thing they knew they each had a free round-trip ticket to any of 51 cities on Jet Blue's fly-to list.

ReCork America Needs 300,000 Wine Corks to Yield a Ton

Did you know cork is ideal for recycling? Why? It is ideal for recycling because it is biodegradable, renewable, energy efficient, sustainable and 100% natural. Cork can be recycled into so many useful things, including: flooring, furniture, insulation, packaging materials and so on. Amorim understands how beneficial cork is and is why Amorim started ReCork America. 

Inspired By Nature's Shadows: Jo Angell's Solar Sanctuary

Most recently, Ms. Angell has been experimenting with the idea of solar canapies inspired by the natural shade provided by trees and plants. In fact, standing under one of her canopies, you would believe it was a tree or plant providing the shade.

Globus Scriptorium Work Pod: Perfect For Agoraphobics

Extend your hand out 2.5 feet in front of you and make a 360 degree turn. That's the size of the Globus Scriptorium. Pressed for office space? This could be it. The pod you see takes up the space of a big living room pouffe and it contains a desk and chair. Is there an air vent in there? You might be able to hide in it.

Erotic Chairs From Fabio Novembre: His & Hers

Reviewers seem to love Fabio Novembre's work or hate it; but at least they consider each design one at a time. Fabio is famous for being talented, for being "out there," and for designing exactly what he wants, not caring what reviewers think. He's a rock star.

Pomegranate Phone Ad More Than Meets The Eye

The ultimate gadget has arrived! Or has it...? Welcome to the incredible Pomegranate Phone advertising campaign.

Bubble Wrap® Competition Winner Invents "Swing Thing" For Sister

The Grand Prize went to eleven-year-old Tucker Haas from Charlotte, NC. His winning entry, entitled "My Personal Swing Thing," was inspired by his younger sister Lexi, who has Kernicterus, a physical disorder similar to cerebral palsy.

I Never Would Have Guessed! The Tufty

You know the expression, "Boys just want to have fun?" Today's interior designers, boys and girls, are having enormous amounts of fun. Just look at Tufty by Lithuanian designer Jonas Jurgaitis...

Improve Your Looks With Bodypainting Art

The World Bodypainting Festival is a show held every year that features artists showcasing their work on the human body.

Another 10 Hilarious International Pet Ads

It's been a few months since my last funny pet ads column, so I thought I would bring you some special ones for Valentine's Day... just say they're from the pets that love you so very much. This set of 10+ international ads is just as clever as the prior sets; there's something about our furry and feathered friends that brings out exceptional creativity in ad designers. See what you think...

Greener Gadget Design Competition 2009: My 5 Favorites

The Greener Gadget Design Competition is back again. Have you voted for your favorite green designs from the list of 50 finalists yet? I have. Take a look at my picks.

11 Ads To Disgust & Disturb You

Look at that picture. Just look at it for one second. My first reaction was, "Gahhhhhh!!!!" Sometimes advertisers come up with just plain disturbing ideas. Wanna see more? Read on...

How To Ship Your Booze: The Rackpac

I'm not a big boozer, but I love wine. Living in California and coming across so many wonderful wines at such great prices, I naturally want to share them with my friends. (Wait: I've been back east, and I know you don't get the wonderful variety of California wines we do.) But shipping wine? Arrgh!

Inspired By Scotch Pine: Lightweighting Software

The Mercedes-Benz Bionic Car used the lightweighting software to reduce its weight, yet keep the car's strength. In addition to being influenced by the Scotch Pine, the Bionic Car mimics the aerodynamic shape of the boxfish.