Art and Design

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.

Student Creates 'Boomer' Mobility Aid That Climbs/Descends Stairs

A student at Monash University in Australia has designed and fully prototyped the Boomer, for all of us up-and-coming mobility aid seekers. Designer Daniel Molloy has won the recognition of the Australian Design Award committee, which selected Boomer as one of 13 finalists in its student award competition. The Boomer's futuristic styling and lightweight manufacturing technique make it more bearable to think about moving into a walker... but its safety aspects may cinch the case.

Indulgence Blossoms Into Sensual And Unique Cantilever Chair

Dima Loginoff is not shy about expressing sensuality in his designs, thankfully so. Indulgence may be the most sensual of his works yet. Unlike chair designs that easily satisfy the eye but not the body, Indulgence is not just visually appealing with its robust, Rubenesque, fluid hollows and curvaceous peaks; Indulgence is viscerally satisfying. It calls on you to sit and indulge.

Match Your Interior With A Fun, Multi-Functional LoJo™

The LoJo™ is the first product to be launched by the design team of Bang Creations, a design studio formed by a pair of design engineers who met at engineering school, went their separate ways, and then met again while at Hasbro... he, designing boy toys and she, girl toys. Now, they're married with children and a lot of customers for their new LoJos.

N2A Stinger Corvette Brings Back 1960s Styling with Modern Comfort

Even though the new C6 Corvettes are easily the most well engineered in the history of the Corvette name, many people still prefer the earlier generations for their unmistakable styling. Sadly, these older Corvettes are becoming more elusive as collectors and age claim them one by one. The good news is, N2A Designs is now offering up a custom fabricated retro Corvette that uses the best of both new and old.

Charity, Cause Awareness and Fashion Collide With Rosa Loves

We've seen t-shirts that deliver the lesser-known news, and now there's Rosa Loves; a business concept that uses the sale of fashion t-shirts to spread awareness about charitable causes, provide support with proceeds of the sales, and naturally, help wearers look fashionable.

Sloan Greywater System Saves Water and Money

Do you know how many gallons of water are used to flush your toilet? Whether you are using an old toilet in your home, which uses about 5-8 gallons of water per flush or a newer version, which uses about 2 gallons of water per flush, you are using up a lot of water to flush your toilet. Fortunately, the Sloan Valve Company has found a solution to this problem.