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Spare Me! The Top 13 Scary Spare Tire Covers

Halloween only comes around for one day each year but that doesn't stop some folks from driving on the dark side of the street any day, every day... and every night.

Chinese “Beautiful Scenery” Apartments Troll Tenants With Painted-On Windows

A real estate developer in Qingdao, China named its newest residential highrise Yichang Meijing, or “Beautiful Scenery”, even though many of its windows are painted fakes. Problem?

Whoosh! The Futuristic, Innovative Chrysler Turbine Car Turns Fifty

Fifty years ago today, a Chrysler Corporation rep handed over the keys of a brand, spanking new Chrysler Turbine Car to the first of 200 specially selected road testers. By the time the program concluded, an even 50 metallic bronze production Chrysler Turbine Cars had helped enlighten the minds of the American public to the exciting concept of alternative energy vehicles.

Tell A Modern Fairy Tale Through Your Architecture, Win $1,250!

Hey innovators! Do you have what it takes to create a modern-day fable that intricately weaves into a piece of magical, mysterious and fun construction? If you can wow the judges at Blank Space, you could earn some treasure of your own…

Design Our Home Among The Stars For The 2014 NASA Space Settlement Contest!

Ever since 1994, NASA has looked to grade school students from around the world to dream up potentially viable orbital settlements that humanity could thrive in for a chance to win $5,000, and this year is no different!

Meet The Laserist: He Makes Cool Toys With Lasers!

Check out the laser-cut art, puzzles, toys and other goodies made by the Laserist: An inventor, industrial designer and someone who’s all-around handy with a powerful laser beam!

Get Your Knit Together For The Carpet Design Awards Competition!

If you are a professional hand-made carpet or rug maker, submit your best designs for the Carpet Design Awards 2014 for a chance to win international acclaim for your work, a fancy trophy and €2,500 in prize money!

Original, Innovative & Fun: The Top 5 Specialty Toys

Here’s the latest list of the most unique “Toy of the Year” industry-leading specialty toys that were originally available through select retailers from the past five years. These one-of-a-kind toys offer new entertainment experiences, and they’re all together in one handy guide:

Your Important Files Are In Good, Cute Hands With Deego Toys!

Deego Toys’ roly-poly collection of characters are the perfect balance of external file storage and hip urban vinyl toys. This combo of art and technology certainly makes for a much cuter workstation!

Let Your Personality Shine Through Your Apple Devices Via Macstyle Skins!

Hey- I didn’t want to say anything, but your MacBook, iPad and iPhones are all… naked! You’d better hurry up and stick one of these colorful custom stickers on your machine before someone sees!

Meet The Sweet Designer Chocolates That Won The 2013 Chocolate Lovers Contest!

Sure, these three tasty-looking conceptual chocolate bars would make for an artistic snack time, but unfortunately the winning trio will most likely stay confectionary fiction. But it doesn’t hurt to appreciate the imagination that went into designing them!

Design THE 21st Century Skyscraper, Win $5,000 Via eVolo 2014 Skyscraper Competition

If you are an architect, designer, futurist, artist or inventor with a vision for how skyscrapers will look in the 21st century, there’s no better way to showcase your work than the eVolo 2014 Skyscraper Competition!

Innovate A Modern Table & Win Up To € 3.000,00 Via Porada Furniture Design Award 2013

The 2013 Porada Furniture Design Award is challenging creative inventors and designers from around the world to reimagine the concept of a wooden table for a chance to earn big bucks!

The Top 5 Coolest Inventions From James Dyson Award’s Top 20!

The judges have selected their favorite innovations from each of the 20 participating nations shooting for the James Dyson Award, and as brilliant as all of the finalists are, I challenged myself to pick out the five new goodies that truly deserve the grand prize:

Get A Free Working Prototype Via “Miproto Idea, Made Real” Competition!

Do you have designs for a fantastic new invention? Share your plans and impress the Miproto Crew for a chance to earn a 3D model or working prototype of your creation! Everyone wins a £50 Miproto voucher too!

What's An Ergonomic, Eco-Friendly & Stylish Ball Shucker For Your Dog? The Wood Chuck

There are a few ball shuckers on the market and they're all ergonomic, enabling you to throw a ball pretty darn far - sometimes too far! - for your dog without stressing your throwing arm and shoulder too much.  But the Planet Dog Wood Chuck is not only ergonomic, it's real eco-friendly and extremely stylish.  What a cool design!

Werner's 4-Engined "Red Porsche Killer": More Motors Make A Meaner Motorbike

Four engines good, two wheels badass! The eye-popping, jaw-dropping and awe-inspiring Red Porsche Killer drag-racing art bike was created by Rötger Feldmann, the graphic artist and motorcycle maniac behind Germany's wildly popular “Werner” comics, books and movies. Unlike most art projects of its kind, the Red Porsche Killer is fully functional and actually did race a red Porsche – twice.

Design & Construct A Boxy Papery Pal With Foldable.Me!

Foldable.Me’s highly customizable miniature characters are the result of an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign that resulted in simple and fun to make your very own “mini me,” without having to spend billions on cloning technology.

Making a Splash: Spectacular Liquid Drop Art

The rise of digital technology has expanded the range of visual art to unimaginable levels in recent years. Without ultra-sensitive photography, the mind-blowing organic forms of Corrie White's liquid drop art would be impossible. Luckily, the combination of creativity and technology has allowed her to make quite a splash in the art world, and the mesmerizing dance of water and gravity that she is able to capture makes for some truly unforgettable art.

Create The Lego Set Of Your Dreams With Cuusoo!

What would you say if you could design a custom official Lego building set that would be manufactured by Lego and that you’d earn 1% from the sales of your creation? Check out Lego’s Cuusoo program: