Art and Design

Want A New Tent For Camping? How About A Doughnut?

Camping is a great hobby that many of us enjoy. And some of us like to go old-school with a tent and that can be a real hassle even with some of the newer ones. Designers Sungha Lim, Hyunmook Lim, and Han Kim have created a new concept tent that can provide camping in the round -- or a number of other shapes. Then tent is a collapsible tube that is known as The Camping Doughnut.

United Nude’s 3D Printed Float Shoes: If The Shoe Fits

United Nude is committed to unconventional  and innovative foowear blended with high technology design. Read on to learn more about this unique company and their out-of-the-box footwear designs.

Want A New Piano? Why Not Get A Space-Age One?

Pianos . . . the final frontier . . . Okay, maybe not. But this piano is the newest and most major change since the instrument was first invented over 300 years ago. It is the Boganyi Piano or as some are calling it "the bat piano" since it looks like Batman would play it in the Bat Cave. Almost every one of the nearly 18,000 components has been rethought and redesigned for a "sound beyond time."

South Korea’s Wearable Foldable Battery: Watt Was That?

Batteries that can assume any shape or form sound like sc-fi creations and yet a Busan-based company has unveiled one at the Wearable Expo in Tokyo. Read on for more about this incredible innovation in wearable tech.

The App For Breast Cancer Survivors Who Want Ink

1 in 8 women struggle with breast cancer, and 50% of survivors are left with unwanted scars. The designers of a new app want women to feel strong and beautiful after their fight against cancer rather than disgusted by what cancer left behind. The P. INK insperational app can help cancer survivors cover their scars with lovely tattoos. Rather than feel ashamed of scars, women can create beauty from their trauma.

It Takes 19 Tons Of Candy To Make One Sweet Street Mosaic!

When a team of artists in Chengdu, China laid down a most tasteful mosaic in front of an upscale shopping mall, they eschewed the use of tinted tiles in favor of colorful candy... a jaw-breaking 19 tons of sweets in total!

Want To Decorate With The Most Amazing Walls Ever? UV Murals Will Do It

Flat paint on walls can be boring and wallpaper seems to be passé. You can hire an artist to come in and paint in some small motifs to dress things up, but what if you really want something different? Hungarian-born, Vienna-based artist Bogi Fabian may be just who you are looking for.

Fleeceleeves Cuddle Your Coffee Cup The Eco-Friendly Way

Java junkies feeling guilty about tossing out cardboard coffee cup sleeves after each use now have a fashionable, innovative, eco-friendly alternative: the Fleeceleeve! Available in a wide range of colors and patterns, these fleecy mug-huggers fit almost any cup and can be over and over again.

Rainbow Highway Tunnel Is A Sight For Drivers' Sore Eyes

A soon-to-be-opened highway underpass in central China is a road course of a different color – 12 different shades to be exact. The 1,300-ft long “rainbow tunnel” looks good to be sure but its real purpose is to help drivers' eyes adjust from natural to artificial lighting and back again

Merry Sustainable Lingerie: Sexy Xmas Recycling

Read on to learn more about what a French company is doing to recycle unwanted Xmas trees. The season of giving may be over for now, but the joy of a new season of giving back to the environment has only just begun.

Want To Upgrade Your Drawer Pulls? Try These Body Parts

Okay, it is time to upgrade the look of your cabinets and drawers. One of the easiest ways to do this is to change out the pulls with something newer and more modern. While they may not be your taste for the whole house, these creative Ear and Tongue Pulls might cut it for your Goth teen's room or the guest bathroom. Wherever you might choose to put them you are certain to surprise everyone.

Water Inspired High-Tech 3-D Printed Top: Swim At Your Own Risk

Read on to learn more about Lim Kae Woel and Elena Low, two Australian architects/designers working out of Melbourne-based XYZ Workshop and their creation of a prize-winning 3-D printed top inspired by water.

The Lepow Convertible Hi Smart Bag: Who’s Calling, Please?

Meet the HiSmart Bag created by Lepow, a company known for its design and creation of everyday technologies. It has the distinction of being the world's first connected  convertible messenger bag/backpack that is both fashionable and high tech.

Lichi A01 Electric Car Is One Sweet EV!

Like Daimler AG's Smart Fortwo Electric Drive, the Lichi A01 seats two and runs on electric power drawn from an onboard battery. Unlike its “smarter” European competitor, however, the Lichi A01 is smaller, less expensive and dare we say... more fashionable.

Impossible Instant Lab Turns Your iPhone Into A Polaroid Camera

Technology is great—until it doesn’t work. Or until it doesn’t work for me. I love to capture moments of my day and events with my children, but then the images of those moments seem to live forever in my smart phone or digital camera. I have almost 3,000 photos on my phone, and while half of those may not be worth printing, there are certainly some pictures I wish I had on display. I simply haven’t taken the time to select the ones worth printing and then turned them into tangible, color images. Impossible is making it possible to get my favorite moments onto paper instantly with their Impossible Instant Lab.