Log in   •   Sign up   •   Subscribe  feed icon

Art and Design

Inventive Packaging - Hot You Can See!


Want to see a brilliant new way to package hot liquids?

Amy Gifford, our Guest Blogger, works in PR for a group of nonprofits after previously working in media and advertising in the auto industry. She wanted to share her smart marketing finds with the readers of InventorSpot.com.

Here's her article: read more »

Another Giant “Green” Sock Monkey?


Imagine a giant sock monkey. Rockford city did and they named him Nelson. He is 5'8" tall without his hat; 6'2" with his hat and 7'2" including his tail. Nelson, named after John Nelson (the man patented the first sock knitting machines in 1869, 1876 and 1879) is made out of 44 Rockford Red Heeled socks. He is the original giant sock monkey and you can visit him at the Midway Village and Museum Center.

Now take a few more minutes and then imagine another giant sock monkey, but this time imagine an anatomically correct sock monkey. Having a little trouble? read more »

Mr. Hoyos Lives A La Lata


At first glance you may think this chair is just another chair made from recycled parts, but if you look deeper you may find something more. At first glance you may be appalled when you see that the chairs environmental design consists of non-earth friendly twisty ties. Or, if you look deeper, have an open mind and patience, you may find in it instead potential, potential to have a great social and environmental impact on the world.

Carlos Alberto Montana Hoyos, a designer, who studied in Japan in Kobe Design University, knows his chair isn't perfect, but he's working on it. read more »

Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium - Review


Our Guest Blogger, Charlie Mann, writes the ByzzBytes and SuperFitness, newspaper columns distributed within the US by American NewsFeatures Syndicate. He has published 6 novels and written fitness books with such celebrities as Ken Norton, the former World Heavy Weight Champion. He wanted to share his review of Adobe's recent product with the readers of InventorSpot.com.

Here's his article:

Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium will harness the versatility, productivity, and creative potential you need to thrive as a design professional today. Work faster than ever with tightly integrated creative tools designed ro run smoothly on most current Macintosh or Windows compatible computers.

  read more »

Light as Air


 

A fan that doubles up as a light?

I did a double take when I came across this one. Read on to know more about this innovative, cool and wonderful new idea.

  read more »

Solar Dough : Product Review


If you have kids and you want to teach them hands-on about the power of the sun, Solar Dough is a good way to start. Watch them pull it apart and mash it back together as they "ooh" and "awe" over the different colors that it turns to in the sun. That's what my little ones did. They watched their solar dough turn from blue to darker blue to purple and then, just as advertised, back to blue in seconds when taken out of the sun. The smiles on their faces were enough to say to me "this is fun!" read more »

Mac Tablet : Tablet of Dreams


Curuious what would be an ideal tablet concept?

Tech Gone Awry, our Guest Blogger, is a full-time freelance writer who enjoys writing about the latest in technology, as well as fiction. He lives in Pullman, Washington with his wife and three children. He wanted to share some of the latest in gadgets with the readers of InventorSpot.com. Here's his article: read more »

Locust Bike a Good Investment?


It has been years since I've ridden a bike, other than a stationary fitness bike. I've thought about it a lot, but never really did anything to get back on one. Besides, there aren't many places around where I live to ride a bike without needing to drive several miles to a park. I could risk the busy streets, but I think my bravery flew out the window as soon as I had kids.

Then a few months ago my daughter received a bike as a gift and it got me thinking about how nice it would be to go bike riding with her, even if just at the park. It would give us a chance to bond more and exercise together. read more »

Seth Says: Check Out Next Level Graffiti


As a pseudo-artist myself I hold a degree of respect for grafitti artist, even though I don't necessarily identify with their medium or often times their subject matter. However, the UK graffiti artist known as Banksy is reshaping the way I look at an elusive art form. read more »

Have Money to Burn? Pay $50,000 for a Mattress


The Vividus, created by Swedish manufacturer Hästens, sells for just shy of $50,000. Vividus, the super-luxury mattress, uses all-natural horsehair, cotton, linen and wool in the various steps in the bed's manufacture. read more »

Bubblehead and USB Happy Kid: Making Webcams Cuter


Ever wish your webcam was more fun to look at?

Tech Gone Awry, our Guest Blogger, is a full-time freelance writer who enjoys writing about the latest in technology, as well as fiction. He lives in Pullman, Washington with his wife and three children. He wanted to share some of the latest in gadgets with the readers of InventorSpot.com. Here's his article: read more »

Chimney 2 Humidifier - Smoothing Up the Air Up There


It's about time somebody reinvented the humble humidifier, and with the Chimney2, Japanese designer TAKUMI has done it up right! read more »

Wine Made Dress?


 

Have you read about the dress made from wine yet? Yes, wine! read more »

A Floating Picture In A Frame


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After virtual frame, talking frame, digital frame etc., technology has reinvented the whole concept by introducing a photo frame which is not a frame.The photo simply floats within the periphery of the frame. read more »

Timeless Design in a Bedside Timepiece


If you've ever smashed a digital clock out of frustration ala Bill Murray in "Groundhog Day" ("then put your little hand in mine..."), then the limited edition LED Wood Clock by TAKUMI of Japan is the answer to your dreams! read more »

Seth Says: A Better, More Beautiful Way to Online Game


Sometimes you are tired at work (or wherever) and need something of a pick-me-up to go along with that cup of coffee. You think to yourself "I know, I'll jolt my brain with a stimulating game of Collapse or Typer Shark." But sometimes you want the exact opposite, something that will keep your brain active, but on a subdued level. I recently found a website that caters to just such a mood. read more »

Seth Says: Buttons Are Cool (I Promise)


So many choices!So many choices!

 

I'm always looking for ways to spruce up my outfits, and I think the best way to do that is to focus on detailing. Throw on a tie clip, maybe an interesting belt, or, perhaps, a button. Prickie.com has thankfully provided a slew of buttons that I feel comfortable pinning on my blazer or hat just to, ya know, liven it up a bit. read more »

Seth Says...Soothing ApartmentTherapy


Today's post marks the beginning of a daily blog I will run called "Seth's Says...." I hope to bring to my readers a daily dose of cool by providing links to noteworthy websites, designs, fashions and writings. I spend all day at a computer, so why not put all that surfing to use and show you what I find out there in cyberland. Feel free to pass me links you find and I'll give a shout out in my post. Enjoy!

If, like me, you are subjected to the oxymoronic woes of living in a tiny apartment in a big city, take a few minutes a day to visit ApartmentTherapy.com and get some helpful ideas on how to make even the smallest spaces work for you. read more »

Product Review: The JumpSnap


When it comes to a challenge, unless it's illegal or immoral, I'm pretty much willing to accept it.

So, a little over a month ago, after reading my article, featuring the JumpSnap, the jump rope without a rope, Brad LaTour of JumpSnap challenged me to actually give the JumpSnap a try. I was happy to do so and rose to the challenge. After all, what's the worst that could happen? I'd exercise more?

One trial month later, I have to say, it isn't all that bad! But it isn't all that good either. What I mean to say is that I wasn't 100% satisfied. Still, I did see potential in the JumpSnap and believe with a few minor changes I could find myself appreciating this exercise tool and using it on a frequent basis. read more »