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Art and Design

Rilakkuma Donut Cushion Keeps Your Coccyx Cozy

Show your tailbone a little TLC with this comfy donut cushion from Tokyo Otaku Mode designed to look like Rilakkuma, Japan's favorite cute character bear, who must have done something terribly bad in his previous life.

Innovative Wearable Tech: Tinkerbelle Inspires Light-Up Dress

Is wearable tech beautiful or clunky? Boxy designs seem to dominate the field, or at least they have until now. Read on to learn more about designer, Richard Nicholl's Tinkerbelle-inspired dress made of fiber-optic fabric triggered with LEDs hidden within its folds.


Want A Wedding Dress Made Of Divorce Papers?

When 15-year-old Demi Barnes received a class assignment for a project, little did she realize that she was going to create an internet sensation that would be the ultimate visual description of irony. She wanted to make a dress out of recycled materials and had originally planned to use old magazines. She decided that such a material was kind of meaningless and after some deeper thought she chose to use divorce papers instead to create a wedding dress.

Detroit Electric SP:01 Sports Car Gears Up For Full Production

The powers that be behind the sleek, stylish Detroit Electric SP:01, reputed to be the world's fastest production electric sports car, have finalized the two-seat sports car's exterior design and expect to go into full production early in 2015.

Statue Of Liberty Action Figures From Japan Express A Little TOO Much Freedom

Think the Statue Of Liberty's a little too stiff? Think she should loosen up a little... or a lot? Be careful what you wish for, a designer from Japan's Takara Tomy just might make your bronze-plated dreams come true.

Hussein Chalayan: Innovative, Fantastic, Beyond Avant-Garde Designs

Read all about Hussein Chalayan, the British/Turkish/Cypriot designer who has won acclaim for his fantastical fusion of art, science and fashion and whose creations incorporate elements of modern interiors, urban architecture and geometric structures.

Ping Pong Paddle Pot Trivet Adds Sporty Flair To Any Kitchen

The Ping Pot Mat from Japan's Evolete might look like a run of the mill paddle but its dimpled silicone rubber surface makes it a kitchen all-star. Able to resist temperatures more than twice as hot as the boiling point of water, this terrific trivet is a triumph of practical and whimsical kitchen tool design.

New Jewelry Fad: Innovative Exhibit Evokes Out of Body Experiences

Learn more about the work of Daniel Ramos Obregon and his innovative exhibit, Outrospecton:The Body and Mind. Although comprised primarily of porcelain body parts that are considered pieces of art, they may one day be adapted for jewelery and other fashion-related accessories.

Thirsty Ninja Bottle Opener Stealthily Cracks Open Cold Ones

There's nothing like a cold beer or soda pop to settle one's nerves after a ninja attack, and there's nothing like the Thirsty Ninja Bottle Opener from Japan's Evolete to quickly and quietly pop the tops off those frosty bottles.

Want A New Way To Know When Your Food Has Expired?

There are times when expiration dates can be confusing and inaccurate. Sometimes they say "sell by" but don't tell you how long you have left. Others give you just a date and no explanation of what it means. Many foods last beyond the date. So the time may have come for Bump Mark. It is a way of telling if your package of food is still fresh without having to decipher the date. This way a label changes and becomes bumpy as the food ages.

New Toyota Ponam-31 Sports Utility Cruiser Goes Where No Cars Have Gone Before

If you're prone to stating “Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads,” either your name's Doc Brown or you're the proud owner of a new Toyota Ponam-31. This 31-ft long, twin-engined “sports utility cruiser” seats 12 comfortably and yes, as a matter of fact it IS a boat.

Want To Use A Bicycle As A Blood Centrifuge?

Using medical equipment that we consider standard in the Western World can be difficult in Third World Countries where things like electricity are in short supply. Designer Jack Trew has created a simple blood centrifuge that works by being attached to the spoke of a bicycle wheel -- something that can be found most of the world over. The Spokefuge is currently one of the finalists for the James Dyson Award and the prize of $45,000.

Want To Swing Through A Waterfall?

For most of us one of the great joys of childhood was spending time in a swing. There was that feeling of flying as we swung forward and that moment of weightlessness as we reached the back of the arc that gave us thrills. We are older now and the swing is not quite the enchantment -- that is unless you add water. Enter the Waterfall Swing.

2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe Flaunts Swarovski Crystal Headlights

Austrian crystal manufacturer Swarovski AG is helping put the “S” back in Mercedes-Benz' 2015 S-class coupe. A unique optional luxury package enhances each of the sleek coupe's full-LED headlights with 47 Swarovski cut-glass elements.

Men's Peeler Ensures Your Veggies Are Skin & Hair Free

The Men's Peeler from Japan's Evolete is a kitchen veggie scraper that shaves the skin off your carrots in much the same manner as your fancy five-bladed razor leaves your cheeks as smooth as a baby's bottom.

Want To Tend To Your Knitting With A Bowl Of Yarn?

Knitting has been around for many hundreds of years as a way to make clothing and other textile goods. Now it is mostly practiced by individuals as a hobby or as an independent artisan at craft fairs and on websites like Etsy. One of the universal problems knitters face is having that ball of yarn trying to make a sudden getaway. This can be a problem no more with the help of a Yarn Bowl.

Retro Christine Gaming PC Case Will Fill You With Fury

What does a creative case modder and car enthusiast do when it's time to design a horrifyingly cool new gaming PC? He takes inspiration from Stephen King's 1983 novel and and the John Carpenter-directed movie Christine, of course, and builds a custom computer case that evokes King's demoniacally possessed 1958 Plymouth Fury.

New Daihatsu Tanto: Is This The Shape Of Minicars To Come?

The alarmingly cubic Daihatsu Tanto appears to have taken on the shape of the box it was shipped in, much like those cool square watermelons grown inside molds. Being boxy isn't all bad, however, as the Tanto's interior is far more expansive than one might expect from a minicar.

Invasive Jewelry Controls Body Energy: Innovative Fashion Accessories

An industrial designer by the name of Naomi Kizhner  has created a most unusual concept for innovative jewelry known as Energy Addicts. The jewelry taps into body movements which are then converted into an energy source. Read on to learn more about this fascinating line of unique accessories.

Meet The New 2015 MG GT... It's Not Your Father's MGB But Dear Old Dad Would Approve

Not only is the MG auto brand alive, it's doing very well thank you! Owned (since 2007) by Chinese automaker SAIC, MG now offers a full range of cars to the Chinese market and assembles others from knocked-down kits at its venerable British production plant. The newest of these, proudly wearing the iconic octagonal MG badge and the legend “Morris Garages”, is the impressive MG GT sedan.