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Don't Be An Ash: Japan Tobacco's 'Smoking Manners for Adults' Ads, Part 5

Japan Tobacco ad execs sweated, strained and no doubt chain-smoked a whole lot of their main product while brainstorming up 73 "Smoking Manners for Adults" ads. Numbers 41 through 50 are presented here in hopes that rude smokers will smarten up and get their ashes in order.

Design Student Creates Masterful, Memorable Eco-Sculptures

Satish Behera is a design student in India who has been exploring the ancient craft of paper maché as an ecological design material. His style is so unique, his designs so impressionable that they are hard to forget. His has created a style that is very professional and objects that are very desirable.

Inner Message Ring: Fashion Jewlery Tattoos You With Romance

What woman doesn't like the message delivered when a sparkly rock of an engagement ring is placed on her finger? Even if she doesn't want to marry the man, it's the ultimate form of flattery and pretty snazzy fashion. But now, there's the Inner Message engagement ring that not only implies that he wants to spend the rest of his life with you, it says it!

 

Drive Alert Master: Wearable Geeky Gadget Keeps Drivers Alert Behind The Wheel!

For many, when driving at night, or even long hours during the day; they run the risk of nodding off behind the wheel and coming to terms with their own mortality. Without a fellow passenger on hand to keep tabs on the driver's alertness, falling asleep behind the wheel is a very real danger. The Drive Alert Master is a smart technology that keeps drivers awake through annoyance, just like having your spouse in the passenger seat!


Fashion Or Furniture? UK Designer Hussein-Chalayan’s Fashion-Forward Clothing

Twice awarded Designer of the Year, UK native Hussein-Chalayan doesn't have the typical background you'd come to expect of a fashion designer - in fact, he's a tech geek who's translated his knowledge into fashion and that certainly comes across in his unique designs. On exhibit now at the Design Museum in the UK until May 17th, one of Chalayan's exhibits have visitors to the museum asking, is it fashion or is it furniture?


5 Delightful Earth Friendly Bunnies Just In Time For Spring

Whether you celebrate Easter, love the Spring, want to do something cute and eco-friendly for Earth Day (April 22nd) or just love bunnies below are 5 bunny crafts made of recycled material to inspire you to live a little greener and a little hoppier. Get it? Hoppier! 

'Go Doggie Go Green' Dog T-Shirts For Earth Day!

Even if you are not into the environment, you know that your dog is.  Dogs are born nature lovers.  They love to dig in dirt, roll in other dog's feces (you know what I'm talking about), sniff other dog's private parts, lick their own pee, and eat grass.  If you're not a dog owner, don't worry, the worst is over.

Bring 'Em On! Handshoe Mice Wanted To Relieve NSAH Pain

Everyone else in the U.S. is getting relief; what about us poor computer slaves who are suffering from NSAH (Neck, Shoulder, Arm, and Hand) pain?  Before we get the darned Handshoe Mouse, we'll have added another body part to our pain!

10 Funny, Dramatic, & Irreverent Peep Shows Too Good To Miss

If sugar ever goes out of fashion, the folks who make Peeps® never have to worry; Peeps is a gift that keeps on giving in all kinds of amusing ways during holidays, but especially at Easter. Here are some 2009 winning Peep designs to which I've given my own awards, like the Best Political Peep Show, Best Industrial Use of Peeps, and the Best 'As Seen On TV' Peeps...

Russian Innovation: State-of-The-Art Door Chain

Russia’s Lebedev Studio is known for its creativity in transforming objects from the world of the mundane into works of art with unique designs. Their new door chain lock is no exception and housebreakers beware, because there is a new lock in town! Read on for more details.

Homemade Fashions For The Paranoid Geek In Us All

The Body Laptop Wooly Jumper is a homemade, knitted fashion for the profoundly paranoid. A fashion prototype in concept only, this funny and freaky fashion might just be an emerging trend in fashion; but I doubt it. Read on and see why...and just wait until you see the hysterically useless keyboard jumper/glove.


A Man's Car Is His Dog's Castle: Honda Element's New 'Dog Limo'

We're all suckers for our dogs and Honda's no fool. Honda's new concept for the Element, unveiled at the New York Auto Show today, upgrades the safety features and accoutrements for pets to the level of premier class. Honda should throw in a chauffeur's cap with this car!

Create Beautiful Works of Art at Origami.com

So you sit there and think, "How am I going to get through to the weekend?"  Well, you could play games, or watch silly videos, or you could achieve enlightenment of the ancient Buddhas by folding paper into funny shapes!  Origami.com is here to help bring you to nirvana, or at least help you kill a few hours while you sit there, suffering at your desk.

ARK: Clothing Company Inspires Acts Of Random Kindness

We've seen clothing companies like Rosa Loves which spreads awareness about charity causes with their t-shirts. And now there's ARK, which stands for Acts of Random Kindness; a fashion line which does exactly what the name says. Its t-shirts for men and women aren't inspirational themselves, but through their purchase the funding is made available to support random acts of kindness.

Sushi: Dutch Designer Blends Japanese and Moroccan Design For Italian Design House

One of the more global and intriguing furniture designs I've seen this year is Moroso's Sushi Collection, designed by Edward van Vliet Studios.