Art and Design

Build Your Own Kayak: The O Six Hundred Kayak

The kayak has been around for thousands of years. Since the Bronze Age, Inuit hunters have been using the kayak to hunt on lakes, rivers and coastal waters. The O Six Hundred Kayak borrows the original Inuit design and employs modern materials to make a tough, lightweight kayak. And just like the Inuits, you build it yourself.

Atlanta High Museum Honors Haute Couture and 3D-Printed Fashion

Read all about the leading art museum in the southeastern United States and its new and exciting US premiere exhibit featuring the works of Iris Van Herpen and the world of  Haute Couture and 3-D printed fashion.

British-American Duo Invent Portable Power-Charging Belt

Meet the ION Belt Battery, a sleek, safe and stylish accessory with a secret double life as a portable charger that eradicates the need for bulky  battery packs.

Jumbo Shrimp Neck Pillow Is Creepy & Comfy

This boiled jumbo shrimp neck pillow from Japan makes the perfect holiday gift for that tough-to-buy-for seafood lover but you'll be tempted to keep it for yourself: it's a unique couch cushion that'll also freak out your cat.

Innovative Bio-Skin: Will Clothes One Day Self-Ventilate?

Learn more about MIT researcher, Lining Yao, who has created along with her highly skilled team a bio-skin that reacts to sweat and might suggest a future of self-ventiliating clothes.

Dazzling 3-D Printed Accessories: Swarovski Crystal Sparkles and Struts

Read on to learn more about IPNOTIX, an exciting and innovative Italian technology company and its new line of dazzling accessories combining 3-D technology, Swarovski crystals and stylish Italian fashion.

Take Your iPad On A Totally Retro Trip

These days the iPad is THE thing. The one problem is that you need some sort of stand to hold it up so that you can watch movies and videos without your arms getting tired. There are many stands out there, but none of them as cool and retro as this Cardboard iPad TV Stand. The design is right out of the 50s and 60s and brings back so many memories for some of us.

Search For The Perfect Bike: Arvak Bicyle

What would the "perfect bicycle" look like? Would it maybe look like the Arvak Bicycle--elegant and simple, minimalist, yet eye-catching? A designer and a wood craftsman teamed up to create a company on a quest for the "perfect bicycle," and it led to the creation of the Arvak Bicycle.

Geek-Chic: Nerdy, Neat, Nifty and Clunky Fashion Styles

Read  on to learn more. about the geek/chic/nerdy fashion phenomenon that has seeped into American pop culture and the world of fashion.

Wet Runway Shower: Dresses Dissolve in Spring 2016 Fashion Collection

 Fashion designer, Hussein Chalayan, has once again created a unique runway show and collection. His Spring 2016 collection defies convention with its water-soluble dresses that dissolve on the runway.

Rethinking The Fashion Runway: Upside Down Is Chic Side Up

The symbolic interpretation of carrying each other's societal burdens may look good in fashion sketches, but  on the catwalk the visual impact of models carrying models is very weird indeed.  Read on for more about designer, Rick Owens, and this dizzy perspective targeted to defy fashion convention.

What Do You Get When You Pour Molten Aluminum Into A Melon? Something Unique, That's What!

Creating original art in an original manner is a unique skill.  In this case, what is needed is insanely hot aluminum and some melons.  Yep, you read that correctly.  Melons.

New Airless Tires Will Never Go Flat

After years of discussion on the topic and countless attempts at making it a reality somebody's finally perfecting a tire for personal and commercial vehicles that won't go flat. Available in a variety of colors, non-pneumatic tires are the wave of the future.

3-D Printed Gold-Plated Heels: There’s Shoes in Them There Gold

From the Italian verb, mutare, meaning to change or mutate, comes this unusual Mutatio, 3-D printed, gold-plated shoe collection created by New York designer, Francis Bitonti. Read on for more on this spectacular fashion innovation.

The Anti-Ogling 3-D Printed Top: Camera Foils Creeps Who Dare To Stare

Not the first 3-D printed interactive wearable, this garment stands heads above all others because of its complex ability to identify viewers and move exactly in line with their gaze. Read on to learn more about designer, Behnaz Farahi, and her "Caress of the Gaze" anti-ogling top.