Art and Design

Retrostar: The Coolest Accessory For Your Mobile Phone!

German creator, Donkey Products has a good thing for those of us that love the comfort of the old handsets and don't want to take any unnecessary chances on microwave exposure. It's the Retrostar Telephone Handset, " the coolest accessory for your mobile phone."

Don't care for red? No problem. How about retro-orange?

A "Love" Seat For Net Surfers: The Calypso Chair

When you think of a love seat, net surfing doesn't immediately come to mind. But from toddlers to seniors, between mates, friends or colleagues, most will admit that they do love the Internet. It's a good thing, because so much of our existence relies on the Internet for information and income... and more and more of us are working at home, where a traditional love seat just doesn't do the trick.


Russian Organization Offers Art, Healing And Innovation

Just last summer, South Ossetia was a war zone. Today, however, it marks the spot of the Inva Studio, a special place of hope and healing that helps people with disabilities develop their art skills. Read on for more details about this most unusual art center.

Detachable RV May Be the Next Step in Recreational Technology

It's been a little while since we have seen anything on the RV side of the house, but after a little searching, something turned up that could easily be the future of recreational vehicle production. Of particular interest is the attention that was placed on keeping it as environmentally friendly as possible. It will be a long time before RVs are ever considered truly "green," but any progress is still progress.

Share The Profits Of Fashion Designers & Fashionistas With

When I heard about Catwalk Genius' adopt a designer program, I thought "what a business concept!" My imagination ran wild with the possibilities of such an innovative idea, but after reading about in depth, I have to say, I'm not quite so impressed. Don't let that stop you from reading on, however, because I will reveal my expectations regarding Catwalk Genius' implications of adopting a designer and how it just doesn't live up.

Superior Comfort, Health, And Style In The Bambu Pet Lounger & Diner

Ah, lounge and dine, lounge and dine... Makes you want to be your own dog and cat. Pet Lounge Studios, a new company from sunny Florida, is making those experiences even more pleasurable for the lucky ones in your home. More pleasurable, more stylish, more eco-friendly, and more anatomically correct for our four-legged friends.

Ivo Vos: Kitchen Designs For The Totally Neurotic!

Despite the fact that Vos's kitchen gadgets are meant to emphasize neurotic behavior -- the perfection of mundane breakfast making activities -- they are very cool designs, and at the risk of being dubbed "eccentric," I wouldn't mind having a toaster that pops toast right on to my plate.

The Wrath of God in a Towel

Want a glimpse at what really happened to the world when Noah built the ark? Bet you didn't see a giant shammy in the scheme of things, did ya? Neither did I.

Creative Way To Write Your Way To Your Name in Lights

There are many people out there who dream of becoming published writers, and for most of these individuals of all ages, their creative writing pursuits never develop into anything substantial. Two businesses out there help writers establish their names in print. Cowrite is developing a community-sourced screenplay with multiple writers, and Tikatok lets kids of all ages publish their own storybooks.

Breath Into the Eco-box And Make Fuel

These days it seems everything can be turned into fuel: cooking oil, garbage, corn, algae, etc. I never imaged an airport full of people's breaths could be converted into fuel too. If the idea seems a little far-fetched, it isn't. The breaths we exhale could one day be recycled into fuel. Liverpool John Lennon Airport, in Liverpool, U.K will be the first to test the idea this year, with the Eco-box.

Electrolux Design Lab '09 Call For Entries: Design For 90 Years!

Every year the challenge gets steeper for designers entering the Electrolux Design Lab competition. Design Lab '09 is no exception. The theme: "Designs for the next 90 years." The deadline: May 31, 2009. If you are planning on entering this competition, I suggest you get started.

Sweethearts®, British Style: Love Hearts Go Gold And Silver!

Love Hearts candies are definitely the sentimental equivalent of our Sweethearts® when it comes to the role they play in the Valentine history of a Brit. That's why Suck UK's sterling silver and gold plated versions of the Love Heart make gifting so sweet!

More Fun Than PhotoShop? Create Images Anywhere With SumoPaint

Ever wish you had a copy of Photoshop on your work computer, just in case you get hit with inspiration in the middle of the work day?  If you're the type who needs image manipulation on the fly, then SumoPaint is for you.

Smallest Russian Submarine: Officially Registered as Boat

Mikhail Puchkov hails from St. Petersburg and he has the distinction of being the proud owner and creator of Russia’s smallest submarine. He built it himself and although it was once illegal to own a submarine, the vessel is now officially registered (albeit as a boat) with its own name and number. Read all about this most amazing man and his sub.

Finally! Inexpensive And GREEN Cat Furniture In One "Caboodle"

You'll have to forgive my exuberance about the new Caboodle™, Corrugated Habitats for Cats. You see, I've been waiting forever for this product!