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Art and Design

PEEL Lamp From Japan Adds A New Dimension To Night Lights

The PEEL Lamp is an innovative night light from Japanese design duo YOY. This unique electrical fixture utilizes an ultra-thin OLED light source to create the illusion of another, brighter world lurking just beyond our own.

Hands-Free Maps Turn Tourists Into Locals

Traveling in a strange city can be intimidating enough, without the embarassment of having to pull out a map every two blocks. These Metro cuffs might not give you the layout for whole cities, but at least you'll look like a pro in the subways when you never have to look at a map...except for the one on your wrist.

Trash To Treasure - Amazing Celebrity Portraits

Celebrity portraits have always captured the attention of the world, but San Francisco-based artist Jason Mecier has built his career by making portraits that tell the real story behind celebrities. His mosaic portraits are made of candy, pills, lipstick, cell phones, cigarette butts, and every other object (or substance) in between.

Release the Beast - 3D Animal T-Shirts

Are you an animal lover that wants to shout that fact from the footops? Well, how about shouting it from your chest instead? You can't put a hippo in a handbag, but you can certainly keep one close to your heart with these tricky 3D T-Shirts designed by Vincent Hie.

Designer Mahogany Meiji Chocolate Bar Case For Candy Dandies

The Meiji Chocolate Design Wood Case from Japanese jewelry and design house Sweet D Life isn't only a thing of beauty, it's destined to make the heartbreak of bent chocolate bars a thing of the past.

Etch A Sketch Art - All Grown Up

For many people, myself included, an Etch A Sketch toy is nothing more than a frustrating memory from childhood that convinced me I would never become an artist. But artist Bryan Madden has used those two maddening dials to create unbelievable cityscapes and portraits in his own version of Etch Pop Art. No Shaking Allowed!

Trendy & Tasteful: The Top 5 Trendsetting Cruelty Free Taxidermy Inventions

The popular decorative trend of displaying beautiful taxidermy animals throughout the home hasn’t slowed in 2013. Inventors were quick to jump at the chance to get a piece of the taxidermy décor craze by creating stunningly impressive one-of-a-kind animal-inspired inventions that are guaranteed to be completely cruelty free. My top five animal-free taxidermy innovations are just a click away!

Don't Lose Your Head - The Skull Tidy Organizer

There are still a few things that smart phones can't do, like find themselves when they are misplaced. Therefore, desk and life organizers still have their uses, and with the Skull Tidy Organizer, you can keep your daily pocketful of items in one place, while adding some twisted style to your home decor.

The Guardians of Time - Mysterious Sculptures Traveling The World

If artists are the guardians of culture, than Austrian artist Manfred Kielnhofer takes that title quite seriously. His eerily beautiful and mysterious "Guardians of Time" sculptures have travelled the world and captured the attention and imagination of millions.

Not One, But 40 Peeps Shows For Easter 2013

I bet 'Mr. Peeps' never dreamed 60 years ago that his yummy, gooey, marshmallow treats would be fodder for a cult.  I bet he never thought that in 60 years there would be as many as 40 different Peeps Shows throughout the United States to commemorate Easter.  And the thousands of talented Peep artists who create diaramas where Peeps play famous characters such as Pi or Pope Francis.  Well, Mr. Peeps, aka Bob Born, must be eating these celebrations up - so to speak.

Tilda Swinton Is Thinking Inside The Box....Again.

Are you still looking for that perfect way to relax after work? Oscar-winner and occasional performance artist Tilda Swinton has a unique way to unwind after a long day - just lay down for a nap. In a glass box. In the MoMA.

Add Some Eggsitement To Your Easter With Amazing Easter Eggs

Easter is just around the corner, and with it comes the annual task of decorating Easter eggs. This year, leave your pastel paints and your boiled-on plastic sleeves behind. Try your hand at some of these designs which are sure to amaze your children and exhaust your patience... 

Showcasing The Best Of The 2013 International Home + Housewares Show

Although the 2013 International Home + Housewares Show has come and gone, the convention’s 2,000+ exibitors from 35 nations left us with a massive hoard of innovative goodies. While there’s no way that I’d be able to share everything that was presented in Chicago’s ultimate new product party, but here are a few especially cool things that caught my eye at this year’s event:

The World Is A Canvas - Mind Bending Perspective Art

If you only like looking at art in museums, you might never experience the ingenius, perspective-based art of Felice Varini, a Swiss artist who sees the whole world as his canvas.

Milestone's 1/12 Scale Model Urinal Set With Sink

Looking for that special gift for the model-maker who has everything? Consider this 1/12 scale pair of urinals from Japan's Milestone that comes complete with sink, tile wall and privacy partition. Little Jimmy will just love it! His parents, not so much.

Happy Hacking Keyboard Could Be Just Your Type

While the Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional 2 from Japan's PFU was designed with the needs of coders and UNIX system administrators in mind, its many attributes appeal to everyday, practical-minded keyboard users as well.

Think Higher - The Levitating BAT Mouse

Is your wrist sore from pushing a mouse around all day at your computer? Well, with the BAT Levitating Mouse, you can live in the future and prevent Carpal tunnel syndrome at the same time. But you'll have to lift more than a finger to do it.

Hold-Me Mug Gives Mug Snugglers The Opportunity To Get A Little Closer

Attention all you mug snugglers! Designed with mug hugging in mind, Hold-Me Mug's organic design allows you to get super cozy with your warm beverage of choice.

How Grandma Got Her Groove Back - Fujitsu's GPS Cane

Next time your aging loved ones want to get some fresh air or run some errands on their own, let them! Fujitsu's GPS Cane prototype provides older generations with easy-to-follow directions, health monitoring, and an important link to Next Generation technology. Oh yeah, it helps them walk too!

Guerra de La Paz Wears Their Art On Their Sleeves

The clothes we wear tell part of a story about who we are. Cuban artist team Guerra de la Paz uses recylced clothes to express their political and artistic messages.