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Art and Design

A Layer of Love: Amazing Paper Art!

Many people enjoy books because they come alive and allow the author's message to blend with the creativity of the reader. Some artists take a more direct approach, like Luciana Frigerio, and choose to share their artistic message in words made out of pages, rather than in words printed on them.

The Ultimate Book Nook For Bibliophiles

For all of their convenience, electronic readers like the Kindle and Nook haven't make the dent in book sales as had been expected overall. There has been no death knell for traditional publishers. Lovers of books are not completely ready to give up the tactile experience of holding the pages in their hands, smelling the paper, and dog-earing a page to mark the spot. People who love to read also love to have just the right nook to curl with with a book. Enter Openbook by TILT -- a chair and library in one.

The Gallery of Nature: Art of the Earth

It often seems that the modern generation of artists has become obsessed with using the most outlandish or unusual materials to create their work. Richard Shilling chooses to return to the literal roots of art and uses the elements of the natural world to inspire awareness and delight the senses.

Anti-Loneliness Ramen Bowl Combats Dinner-For-One Blues

There’s not much that’s lonelier than having a bowlful of tasty noodles and no one to share them with. The Anti-Loneliness Ramen Bowl allows you to slurp away while also staying in contact with your nearest and dearest.

No Joke, These Artists Are Bananas

As children, these artists were clearly never told not to play with their food. Apparently, they ran out of canvas and tradional sculpting material, so they used whatever they could get their hands on. Namely, bananas.

Unique Fire Pits Are Custom Art For Your Yard Or Patio

There is nothing like sitting around a fire on a summer night, talking with friends and family, and maybe toasting a few marshmallows. While this has long been common practice on camping trips, it is nice to be able to do it at home as well -- thus the invention of the fire pit. While these fire pits are nice, they can be so much more. Just ask Melissa Crisp. She won't just tell you, she will show you. She is an artist who is creating fire pits as works of art.

The Evolution of Function to Form

Everything is created for a purpose, regardless of whether that purpose is useful or pointless. But when 100 or 1000 identical things come together, they bring about a new purpose no one had ever imagined, and art emerges. English artist Laurence Poole understands and manipulates the evolution of everyday things into art that intrigues and inspires.

Headless Animal Stools Add Body(s) To Any Home Décor Scheme

Sure “Headless Animal Stools” would make a great band name but they make even greater ottomans and end tables, assuming your idea of room décor is more than a little weird.

Give Crusty Classic Universal Studios Monster A Makeover, They Will Bring It To Life! IT LIVES!

The Wolfman, Frankenstein Monster and Mummy scared the heck out of 1930’s movie goers, but if you can update your favorite to 2013, Universal will bring your horrible creation to life!

Give Fashionable Fabric Fan Dust Covers A Whirl!

If your freestanding electric fan blows accumulated dust around the room every time it's turned on, a fashionable fabric dust cover will keep the fan clean while adding some designer dash to your room decor.

Wearing Your Heart on Your Art

Some art theorists say that art is a reflection of self, but Lisa Nilsson takes that a step further with her anatomical art made entirely out of curled pieces of paper. Her one-of-a-kind style takes a new look at the world that beats beneath our skin...and for the record, it's more than paper-thin.

Mao Cerveza! China's 8 Coolest Beers

China is the world's largest beer market with over 500 breweries straining to slake the thirst of a billion potential imbibers. With production surpassing the 50 billion liter per year mark in 2011 – double that of the USA – one might expect at least a little variety among the flood. We're glad to state that this is indeed so, and our countdown of China's 8 coolest beers proves it.

Crochet the Change You Want to See in the World

Pulling the strings of New York artist Olek will only give you more questions to answer. Her crochet-based installments and art are riddles wrapped in a mystery inside....well, yarn. She tries to untie the knots of society and unwind her own self-expression as an artist by weaving her journey into her work.

Lightning Charger Connector Caps Add Dash To iPhones, iPads & iPods

Is your iPhone, iPad or iPad bare and naked? Cover those unsightly holes with one of 5 Lightning Charger Connector Caps from the Bone Collection. Snapping snugly into your Apple device's Lightning connector slot, these cute character covers fit flush against the body while keeping the slot dirt-, dust- and debris-free.

Suit Of Inverted Puppies Puts Dogs Into Your Style

Think fashion has gone to the dogs? You are correct sir! This outrageous outfit on sale at the Laforet Harajuku Department Store and Museum in Tokyo, Japan, adds a diagonal row of upside-down puppies to a snazzy black pinstriped suit.

USB Silent Desktop Fan Blows Cool, Looks Even Cooler

This USB silent desktop fan from U-Like didn't come from the future or a 1950s sci-fi flick, it just looks that way. Designed to stand without a stand, so to speak, the fan rests on its side – any side – and quietly directs air upwards where it's most wanted.

3D Printed Bow Ties Are What All The Cool Nerds Are Wearing

Bow ties (along with pocket protectors) are the typical fashion trappings of the classic nerd, even more so if the tie is a clip-on. Now the clever designers at Monocircus have turned that tired stereotype on its head by creating what just might be the first cool clip-on tie... and it's a bow tie to boot!

Design Spacecraft For NASA Using Legos, Win The “Imagine Our Future Beyond Earth Competition!”

 Lego and NASA has teamed up in the hopes that fans of the popular building toys will construct an amazing spacecraft that would suit one of NASA’s upcoming missions. Impress the judges and you’ll win plenty of cool Lego prizes!

Print Your Own Robot For The Mechanical Uprising With My Robot Nation!

Admit it- You’ve always wanted to build a customized robot friend, but the limitations of modern science just keep giving us vacuum cleaners to step around. Thankfully, My Robot Nation found a worthwhile use for 3D printing to give you the robot of your dreams!

Why Inventors are Awesome....

I think we all know that inventors are awesome.  Even when their inventions don't work, they still show an incredible amount of creativity that many people don't possess.  I'm one of those people that can't think that far out of the box to create something (other than art and fiction, that is).  This video is a salute to inventors--and it's pretty funny as well.