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Art and Design

Incrudo and the Russian Phantom Smartphone

The smartphone market is constantly expanding and Russia, while slow to start, is getting on the bandwagon. Creators of the exclusive Phantom refer to it as the “Rolls Royce of the mobile phone world.” Read all about this beautiful gadget made of incredibly expensive materials.

Do-It-Yourself Design Made Easier!

If you're a design hound like me, you have distinct pictures in your mind of exactly what you want for your home. Unfortunately, it's difficult to find designers with the same pictures in their minds. But suppose you could design your own custom fabric for your bed covers, your throw pillows, or even your own clothing, and have that fabric printed for you at a very reasonable price?

Mother Is Necessity For This Invention: Escape By Nora Flood

Necessity, the saying goes, is the mother of invention. But in the case of Escape, a portable fire escape ladder, Mother was the necessity for the invention.

Elegant Toilet Paper Rolls Take Eco-Crafting To Another Level

Yuken Teryua doesn't do it for the environment. He doesn't just do it for politics either. He just takes regular household items that would otherwise be thrown away and he turns them into art for what seems is the love of art.

Dreamy Crinoline Outdoor Furniture For Spring

Everything is fresh and new in Crinoline, Patricia Urquiola's playful, but aristocratic line of outdoor furniture. It's like Spring itself -- fresh, novel, playful, but delightfully haunted by past springs, or were they dreams?

Solar Powered Fan Hat: Wearable Gadget Looks and Feels Cool

Spring is in the air, and it's time to start shopping for those unique fashions to build your spring and summer wardrobe. A geeky new wearable gadget, the solar powered fan hat, is the perfect fashion accessory for spring or summer; with its trucker design, it both looks and feels cool.


Lost But Found Again - Recycled Environmental Art

While we all try and do our part to save the environment, artist John Dahlsen makes art from it.

New iPod Shuffle Drowns Out Predecessors

Apple's new iPod Shuffle is now at the top of the New York Times "Smallest Music Player List" with nothing in second place. Still, its 4GB memory holds 1,000 songs!

Designer Logos: If You Can’t Wear Them, Lick Them

If "clothes make the man," many men and women are out of luck in these dark economic times. Only those who don’t rely on the stability of the stock market, the banks, or the old homefront can afford to buy the real Yves St. Laurent or Gucci ware. But photographer Massimo Gammacurta suggests that if we can’t wear signs of success, maybe we can lick them....

Rule the Stars by Drawing Pictures with Them

For thousands of years, man has traced the stars in the heavens to make shapes out of them.  Even our modern-day calendar is full of references to the ancient zodiac.  Remember when you were a kid, and you laid on your front lawn just making up shapes out of constellations that probably didn't even exist?  Well, even if you don't, you'll still get a kick out of Arcelik's Rule the Stars.

Fashion Advice For Men Got You Tangled In Knots? Learn To Tie A Tie With 2TieATie.com

2TieATie.com is a website startup by a group of young teenagers who understand what it means to be mortified when you have no idea how to get the perfect knot (or any at all) into your necktie before a major fashion event. Not only does this fun fashion website help men overcome their shortfalls with neckties, it teaches them that being fashionable isn't just for the fairer sex after all

A Baker's Dozen of Japanese Colonel Sanders Statues

When a southern colonel sets up shop in the far east, the west is history.

LaCie Has The Key To Your USB... FreaKey

What do you get when you combine a wacky French design team with a computer memory storage company that calls itself "The Company?" Last year we got some fun flash drives, CurrenKeys from 5.5 Designers and LaCie. Now, they bring us the real key trio of flash drives: iamaKey, itsaKey, and PassKey.

Automobile Technology Makes Unique Design For A Stool: Plopp

While Plopp has the appearance of a stool, it also has the appearance of a stool that can't support more than five pounds of weight! But it's not made like a child's vinyl swimming tube; it's not even made of vinyl! It's all steel, very supportive, and its engineering is similar to that used in automobile manufacturing!

Trendy Tween DIY Fashion With EST Today Design Studio

Tween Fashion today is taking off; little girls just don't dress like little girls anymore, since many are preparing for the daily fashion show that takes place at school. Now, tween fashion lovers can do more than just shop for their favorite tween fashion; they can design their own clothing with EST Today Design Studio.