Art and Design

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.

A Special Deal On This Engagement Ring

It's so hard on guys nowadays if they want to propose marriage. The economy is terrible, jobs are uncertain... it's just tough to get by. But, well, you know how it is, you have to give your girl something when you ask her hand in marriage... and it better be something to put on that hand.

Send Your Valentine Recycled Elephant Poop

The title is meant to catch your attention and maybe even make you smile, but seriously Uncommon Goods is selling an alternative eco-friendly solution to fresh cut flowers. So, this year instead of buying your loved one perfumed pesticide-filled roses, which by the way will die in a few days, consider these roses made with elephant poop.

The Joy Of Parallel Synchronized Randomness In Design

Call it fate, call it kismet, call it parallel synchronized randomness; it is always wonderful when seemingly unrelated things just come together as if there was a divine plan for them all along. It is a romantic notion. Things or people coming into our lives are meant to be, but their discovery is always a surprise. As it is in Kacper Hamilton's design, Parallel - Synchronized - Randomness (PSR), surprise can be very rewarding.

7 Ads That Vie For Your Heart This Valentine's Day

With the dire state of today's economy, advertising agencies are having to pull out all the stops to raise product awareness in the consumer. The advent of Valentine's Day unleashes a storm of new advertising campaigns. Will any of these capture your heart?

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.