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New 2015 Ford Everest SUV Peaks Interest At Its Chinese Debut

The attractively styled and generously equipped 2015 Ford Everest SUV made its debut at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Beijing, China, disappointing delegates from this side of the pond who won't be able to purchase the Asia-Pacific market only vehicle back home.

"Green Green Army" Animal Soldiers Are Ready To Fight World War Zoo

Remember those plastic green army men you played with as a child? Takara Tomy has reinvented these classic toys with a neat twist: the eight soldiers in the upcoming Green Green Army series are animals, ranging from bazooka-toting gorillas to giant tortoise radio operators.

The Synapse Dress: High Tech Couture That Reveals Emotions

Check ou this 3-D printed dress whose sensors reveal what the wearer is really thinking. Forget about trade and other types of secrets. Read on for more information on this amazing wearable tech fashion innovation.

Design Skin Stickers Let You Personalize Your Sewing Machine

You can turn on your sewing machine so why not have your nifty knitter return the favor? Design Skins from Swiss-based sewing machine manufacturer Bernina International AG are adhesive stickers you can design online and have mailed to your home or workplace. At long last, one can transform their staid & stolid stitcher into something wild!

Tire Eraser Lets You Burn Rubber Without Burning Up Your Homework

Because “a desk top is like a garage”, your workplace has something missing if it doesn't have a Tire Eraser or two rolling around. Ideal for any test but a driver's examination, the Tire Eraser stands ready to erase your every error without leaving any telltale skid marks.

Motor Psycho: The Top Ten Motorcycles Of The People Of Walmart

Ever wonder where Eric Von Zipper and his Malibu Rat Pack bikers (and their juvenile delinquent descendants) shop for Made-in-China motorcycle accessories and bargain biker gear? Walmart, of course, and a brisk browse through the parking lot reveals their mutant motorbikes in all their faded glory.

Disco Drive: The Anadol STC-16, Turkey's Innovative Homegrown Sports Car

Odds are you've never heard of the Anadol STC-16 but for young Turks coming of age in the 1970s, the sleek, innovative, homegrown sports coupe holds a special place in their hearts.

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.