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Ha Uchiwa Leaf Fan From Japan Beats The Heat In Three Cool Shades

The Ha Uchiwa Leaf Fan from Japanese design house Koncent uses no power – well, maybe Flower Power – to keep you cool this summer. It's the nearest natural air conditioning solution to waving around a big ol' tropical plant leaf and it lasts MUCH longer.

Smart Car Cozy Coupe Puts Childlike Fun Back In Driving

OK, so you bought a Smart Car for its fuel economy, park-ability and all-round urban practicality but you still get mocked for driving a “kiddy car”... what to do? Just go with it by dressing up your Smart Fortwo as a (slightly) oversized Cozy Coupe!

The Star Cars Of SpeedWeek Are... Studebakers?

While SpeedWeek has changed much since a 1953 Studebaker coupe made its first official run across the Bonneville Salt Flats, one thing remains constant: Studebakers are STILL making and breaking class records a half-century after the company itself went out of business.

WearableTech: Fashion TEQ’s Zazzi Smart Jewelry Line

Are you a double agent in between assignments or just a busy career woman who needs some discrete way to receive phone messages and text notifications? If telecommunication is your lifeline, read on for more information on Fashion TEQ's new line of jewelry accessories.

Want This New Invention? A Circular Cubicle Workstation

There are times when it is difficult to find a quiet, private space to relax quietly and get something done -- for work or play. The Italian design firm Campeggi has created a new cubicle style that they call Tuttomio and it is something that really turns the old cubicle around. And around. And around. It rather resembles a giant Solo cup that you might play beer pong with.

Maywa Denki Fishbone Cord USB Charging & Communication Cable Is Bony In Ivory, Black Or Pink

The USB Fish Cord from Maywa Denki features eyes that glow when the cable's in use and comes in three color choices to complement any tech workspace's décor scheme.

Color-Changing Citroën's Got It Made In Two Shades

Don't it make your brown sides blue... or purple, in the case of a cool but crazy color-changing Citroën spotted in a Beijing, China, used car dealer's lot. Perhaps the owner got tired of bystanders asking what the car's true hue really is.

LEGO My VW! The Strange Tale Of The Volkswagen Golf Harlequin

One car two car red car blue car... make that red and green and yellow and blue car! The innovative Volkswagen Golf Harlequin was the ideal choice for indecisive carbuyers who just couldn't settle on an exterior paint color. Resplendent in blue, yellow, green and red, exactly 264 quad-hued Golf Harlequins left VW's factory in Puebla, Mexico, and 18 years later a dedicated registry devoted to them lists 116 survivors.

ReStyle Restores Hope For Women

ReStyle is a company which brings Fair Trade, women artisan made products to the mainstream market. ReStyle gives women in El Salvador, Columbia, and India the ability to create art, earn money, and support their families and children. ReStyle has renewed many women’s lives by giving them the hope for a brighter and safer future by recycling and using native materials.

Fordite: Fossilized Finishes From Detroit's Golden Age

Fordite (also known as Motor Agate) makes the perfect jewelry for any car nut. Hard as rock but structured as intricately as the skin of an onion, Fordite was formed when accumulated layers of enamel paint overspray were repeatedly baked in automakers' paint-drying ovens, then knocked off the skids & supports to be dumped as worthless slag.

Ford Hopes Their New 2015 Focus ST Diesel Will Sell, Not Smell

Finally, an STD you'll want to get! Ford's been teasing us with the new, 182bhp, 2015 Ford Focus ST and the excitement is... infectious? The new Ford Focus ST Diesel, as it's currently called, probably (make that hopefully) won't be badged STD so save those burning sensations for Taco Bell.

Custom Alfa Romeo-inspired Guitar Redefines High Performance

Harrison Custom Guitar Works is crafting only eleven “Alfa Romeo” guitars, one for each decade of the storied Italian marque's history. While the awesome axes pay homage to Alfa's performance on the racing circuit, Harrison's use of high quality materials ensures these rare instruments will perform with equal flair in concert halls and recording studios.

Want This Funny Innovation? Kaiju Garden Gnome

On Saturday the year officially switches gears from spring to summer. Your garden should be well and truly planted by now and looking fantastic. Well, maybe it needs a little something . . . something inorganic tucked away in some little corner to surprise the heck out of visitors. Perhaps something like this Rampaging Kaiju Garden Gnome.

LEGO Creator MINI Cooper Mk VII Won't End Up On Blocks

Forget Grand Prix, LEGO is bringing us grand bricks! LEGO's upcoming Creator Series replica of the classic MINI Cooper Mk VII features everything one expects in a life-sized MINI, plus a picnic basket and bottle of wine.

Print My Ride: 3D Printed 1971 Gran Torino Won't Amuse Clint Eastwood

Romanian-born artist Ioan Florea took a 3D printer and pimped Clint Eastwood's ride. The result – a 1971 Ford Gran Torino from the fourth dimension – can be described as being good, bad and ugly.

Nissan's New Navara NP300 Pickup Truck Is The Strong & Stylish Type

The new Nissan Navara pickup truck was just unveiled in Thailand, where the smooth-looking hauler will be made at a just-built production plant in Samut Prakan. Available in King Cab and Double Cab configurations, Nissan's latest entry in the pickup wars is a winner if looks and specs are any indication.

Tattoo Pens Create The Awesomeness Of Tattoos Without The Committment

Tattoos can look awesome, but they require serious committment. If you want the look for less time than say, the rest of your life, you can try tattoo pens. These cosmetic skin pens create the illusion of tattoos without the committment or the pain. Now, you can feel like a rebel without having to rebel against anything.

Matte's Incredible! Ten Cool Cars With Matte Finishes

Whoever decided cars should have shiny, gleaming, polished skins probably never saw a well-done matte paint job or vinyl wrap. These ten cars not only sport cool matte finishes, you can bet their owners don't freak out over every little smudge or fingerprint.

Hunchback Cat Figurines Chide Computer Users To Stop Slouching

Bandai's new neko-ze figurine collection is meant to remind office workers who hunch over their computers and gamer geeks whose backs ache from poor posture to sit up, stretch out and keep their cat-like necks from straying from the straight and narrow.

Volkswagen SP2 Sports Coupe: Brazilian Beauty That's Only Skin Deep

With the world's eyes focused on the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, it's worth looking back to a previous Brazilian achievement, this one of the automotive variety: the gorgeous 1972-76 Volkswagen SP2 sports coupe.