Art and Design

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!

Feast Your Eyes! The International Design Awards (iDA) 2008

The 2008 International Design Awards (iDA) have been announced in iDA's traditional categories: Interior Design, Architecture, Fashion, Product, and Graphics. One design is more breathtaking than the next, but I can't say which one!

Vertical Wind Turbine Could Be Successful

Imagine spending your life savings on an invention you are sure will someday be successful, even if skeptics think it is impossible. It's pretty risky right? Well Adam Fuller from Racine, Wisconsin has done this very thing. He has spent his life savings designing an invention he believes in, a vertical wind turbine. Will it work?

World’s Longest Television Remote: Russian Innovation

Art Lebedev, one of Russia’s most famous design studios, continues its creative tradition of modifying the most ordinary things and transforming them into…well, something else. Read on for details about their new television remote.

Decoupage Anyone? My Best Design Gift For Valentine's Day

For Valentine's Day, Cardboard Safari has created a Heart Pattern Gift Box Puzzle and a Heart Pattern Wreath. While they are lovely as is, the heart puzzles make a super base for a decorate-it-yourself project. That you can paint, wrap, glitter, and paste-upon the puzzles while they are flat, make this DIY project an ideal one!

Fake, Fragrant Flowers: Great Idea?

Patent #US 6830733 which is also known as the Artificial Flower, does leave one wondering about the real meaning of things. An artificial flower that allows for the insertion of an artificial fragrance should perhaps require an artificial nose (or at the very least a very superficial person) to smell it, no? Read on and …continue to wonder.

Gino The Dog's Haute Design For Rich Dogs

"If you have to ask," I told my dog, "You can't afford it. So let's just look. Appreciate the beauty of the lines, how well they would fit in a rich dog's home, and move on," I said.