Art and Design
Have you read about the dress made from wine yet? Yes, wine! read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
As our readers know, we have started a weekly series of Inventive Marketing articles to highlight some of the most creative and innovative ways of advertising and marketing a product.
Dark Roasted Blend has pulled together an extensive collection of advertising that I thought was pretty awesome. I think some of the bag concepts were pretty fun. read more »
According to New American Dream, "More than 100 million trees' worth of bulk mail arrive in American mail boxes each year - that's the equivalent of deforesting the entire Rocky Mountain National Park every four months." Most of us, if we don't recycle our junk mail, we throw it away, but we never really think much more of it. Fortunately, there are people like Gretchen Fleener, an industrial designer, who have found ways to make good use of junk mail. read more »
Youth, creativity, dynamism, style all come together in the furniture line by Animi Causa.
The furniture is created ‘for reasons of spirit' and is an ode to the relationships between objects and the body.
The designers have managed to create furniture that is a reflection of both the sensory and emotional experience. read more »
Real estate, real estate...that's all I hear about these days. First, prices are going through the roof. Now, supposedly, prices are caving in. Who cares?
All I know is that with prices so high, I can not afford a decent sized place to live. The way my cash flow is going, I may have to move into some teeny tiny space which is more aptly described as a closet than a house.
Assuming that everyone is just like me, boxed in and feeling wretched, I decided to help my fellow small space dwellers by finding items of furniture that can help you save on space.
This furniture gives you 7 Ways to Live in a Closet or Other Cr@ppy Tiny Little Hole in the Wall That You Call Home: read more »
The website Nothing to do with Arbroath shares a unique way of promoting a chocolate makers wares, a real edible billboard made with 860 pounds of chocolate.
The Easter creation, a world first, was made of 10 chocolate bunnies, 72 giant chocolate eggs and 128 chocolate panels, each weighing 2kg.
The billboard took three months to plan and 300 hours for the team of 10 to build and was expected to last a week but alas was devoured by Londoners in less than three hours. (Source and photos at BBC)
Inventive marketing? What do you think? read more »
Looking for a great way to lounge? Check out the Omni lounge chair by Sumo, a durable, comfortable bean-bag-of-a-chair that's great for, what else? Lounging. Here's my review. Plop down and take a look! read more »
There is a new solar concept that could help you look sexy and keep you cool at the beach without an effort. What is it? It is the Solar Powered Bikini.
Designed by Andrew Schneider, the Solar Powered Bikini is part of his iDrink line. This standard medium-sized bikini with a USB connection provides new and fun possibilities with solar power. read more »
The lamp is in chrome and brushed aluminum finish and is encased in a clear crystal globe.
The design of the globe is what sets this lamp apart. The globe is shaped like a bulb! Now where have you seen that?
A lamp inside a bulb.
Cool is the first word that came to my mind. read more »
Reading from the About My Planet online green news, I came across a strange and funny picture of a person dressed in a Selk Bag. A Selk Bag is a wearable sleeping bag. read more »
Looking for a new type of clock for your walls?
Kavita Mathur, our Guest Blogger, is a public relations professional in the field of Education with a passion for communicating. Taking a much deserved break from her career to bring up her two children, she has gone back to her first love-writing - in her free time. She wanted to share her love for cool gadgets with the readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com.
Here's her article:
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Appreciation of art can be a time consuming affair. read more »So why not combine the two together?