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Is This A Lamp Or A Plumber's Worst Nightmare?

Ever have really intense day or an intense few days of doing what you do non-stop?  You can't sleep or, if you do, you have obsessively weird nightmares. The worst example of this for me was when I used to play in week-long bridge tournaments... I was so crazed that people in my dreams were all Jacks and Queens and spades and hearts! 

That's why when I saw the KOZO lamps, I immediately thought, "Plumber's worst nightmare."

Fashion Size Shrinking? Don’t Let Your Wardrobe Suffer The Same Fate, Use Transitional Sizes

One of the biggest challenges of dieting or exercising to build body mass is maintaining a professional wardrobe to keep up with your changing body size throughout the process. Transitional Sizes is a fashion rental program that allows individuals to maintain a vast wardrobe that fits their lifestyle, without the price tag of overhauling their existing wardrobe to keep up with their changing body.

Businesses Of Illusion: No Green Thumb Required With The Grass Painting Industry

We all like to have green lawns to add to the curb appeal of our homes. A green lawn gives a great first impression that a home is well cared for. But seeding a lawn to healthy, green perfection can be challenging for even the lawn care professionals. Now, a new trend in landscaping is emerging; grass painting, which is being embraced by lawn care businesses and homeowners throughout North America.


Innovative New Ninjapin Push Pin Fills Its Own Holes

Ninjapin gives the humble push pin a much-needed makeover. Your walls (and your landlords) will thank you!

10 Zoo Ads That Will Make You Laugh Like A Hyena

Spring is a great time of the year to visit the zoo or wild animal park, wherever you live. These 10 clever international ads will remind you that "It's all happening at the zoo," whether you're in Argentina or Abu Dhabi. Maybe these ads will inspire you to visit your nearby zoo, but at least I hope they give you a good laugh.

Baby Fashion Gets Wiggy With Hysterical Baby Toupees

There's no denying that parenting is hard work, but Baby Toupee of Santa Barbara, California also believes in parenting as a source for endless amusement. That's where their line of Baby Toupees come in; with many unique designs that are fun fashion for your baby as well as a source of comic relief for parents.

Hello Kitty Mini Fan, Designed to Look (and Be ) Cool

Hello Kitty boasts an abundance of branded products, a few of which stand on their own as demonstrations of creativity and innovation. The Hello Kitty Mini Fan is one such design triumph.

2009’s Most Innovative Vending Machine Prototype: The Boobox By Fosfor

Fosfor Designs and Systems marketing agency is taking vending machines to a new level with machines designed to dispense a wide array of free marketing samples for their clients. Now, people who like free stuff can get it anywhere one of these innovative vending machines have been placed. What could be better than that?

The 4th Bin Design Contest: Help NYC Get Rid Of Its E-Waste

What's a city to do when it creates 500,000 tons of electronic waste a year? That's the amount of e-waste projected in New York City for  2010, the year the Big Apple will have a dedicated waste bin - the 4th Bin -- specifically for all the obsolete or broken electronics... the computers, DVD players, tape players, TVs, even batteries... all the stuff New Yorkers and everyone else has been throwing in the trash that ends up as toxic waste, leeching into the soil and poisoning the underground water.

Little Mismatched Makes A Bold Fashion Statement With Clashing Fashion!

Old-fashioned fashion rules have taught us to always ensure that all of our accessories match. It once was fashionable to have your belt match your shoes, and your purse; until recently, when it became about coordination rather than matching. However, a new fashion company has rewritten all the fashion rules about coordinating your outfit by selling pairs of clothing that don't match, they don't even coordinate; what do they do? They clash!


Have You Walked Your Green Home Lately?

What has 6 legs, solar panels, windmills, windows and a roof? Give up? It is The Walking House you see pictured above created by N55 and Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire.

Sexy Lingerie Takes Its Cue From The Prehistoric Caveman Era: Introducing The Skong

A new, strange trend appearing in sexy lingerie stores all around the nation is the skong. Half skirt, half thong, these panties might be sexy or unfortunate; read on, and you tell me.

Who Am I? Ask My DNA Bookcase!

A bookcase tells your story... who you are... who you became after your genetics determined your hair and eye color. In MYDNA, Mexican designer Joel Escalon has designed an altar-like DNA strand that lets you tell your own unique story through the things you love -- your personal treasures and the books, music, and movies that entertain or inspire you.

Improve Your eBay Sales With Portable Photo Studios

Chances are that if you shop online at eBay or other auction sites, you won't bid on poorly displayed items. I won't even open the listing if I see a bad photo. But you also know it can be very time consuming to set up a decent shot of the items you sell. Well, you don't have to go to a photo studio to achieve a more professional photo; you can purchase your own fold-out and fold-up portable photo studio at very reasonable prices.

Los Angeles Pavilion Luxury Dog Show Awards: Spring 2009

"March madness" was tame compared to the excitement generated by the Luxury Pet Pavilion Show in Los Angeles, a few weeks ago. The exhibitors were luxury dog product companies and dogs themselves, dressed to the nines, walking the famous Pavilion red carpet. Three contests were the highlights of the event: Best Dressed Dog, Best Booth, and Best New Product.