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Art and Design

Pull Out Your Pocket Protector For Seductively Sexy Pen Art

Juan Francisco Casas is an artist that creates life-like works of art by using just a blue Bic pen.

Chara-Covers Mutate iPhones Into Superheroes!

The first wave of Chara-Covers instantly show everyone which popular heroes and villains from Marvel and DC comics are your all-time favorites. Go, Team Venom!

Design Stellar Seafood Dining Set & Win €10,000 Via ArtZept 2013 Contest!

If you’re a cutlery or kitchenware designer and a seafood gourmand, then I’ve got the perfect international contest for you!

The New Perspective: Art is Everywhere

Albert Einstein once said, "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." Turkish artist Sakir Gokcebag tweaks that slightly with his common object art installations, clearly stating that there are two other ways to live your life, as though nothing is art, or as though everything is art. You can probably guess which perspective he holds.

Rolls-Royce Wraith: Rich & Powerful, Just Like Its Owners

One might say the new 2013 Rolls-Royce Wraith is the “sporty” member of the esteemed Rolls-Royce automotive family but to do that would ignore the many superlative technological features of this most enviable ride.

What New Innovations Are Coming Soon In Bathroom Technology

The bathroom renovation of the future will include more than just new technology. New innovations will include more customizable and programmable features than ever. Connected bathrooms will be the norm, as toilets automatically open and shut or clean themselves. Potentially offensive or embarrassing odors and noises will be a thing of the past. Your connected scale and toothbrush might monitor your hygiene habits or send reports straight to your doctor and dentist. Nope, not creepy at all. So take a look at what's coming soon:

Bathroom Renovation: New Innovations In Bathroom Technology Today

What new innovations should you put into your bathroom renovation? What new technology have inventors created to make life in the loo better? Check out some amazing future bathroom technology you can actually own today.

We Are Plastic People: Bizarre Living Sculptures

The next time a trendy hipster next to you says that they are "really into art", ask them if they would like to be inside some art. If so, they might be the perfect model for Marie-Lou Desmeules' fascinating and slightly disturbing Living Sculptures, which take a shot at society and our standards of 'beauty' with their plastic facades of celebrities on top of actual people.

Great Big Stuff: It’s Stuff You Already Own, But Much Bigger!

I’d say that the chances that you’d ever need a tennis ball with a one foot diameter, a five foot tall toothbrush or a gigantic polymer pickle are pretty slim, but hey- Why not, right?

Japanese Prison Introduces New Cute & Cuddly Mascot

Meet Katakkuri-chan, the official mascot of Japan's far-northern Asahikawa Prison! The cute, cheerful, smiling character is spearheading the jail's efforts to warm up their chill and forbidding image. Maybe this is an idea other prisons can try, such as designing a canary wearing a striped jumpsuit to represent Alcatraz.

Develop Your Concepts, Designs, Prototypes... At Cardboard Helicopter Product Development

It's an unlikely name for a product design shop, but just imagine that if you could build a cardboard helicopter that flies, you could make just about any inventor's dream a reality. That's what the crew at Cardboard Helicopter, headed by CEO industrial designer Tim Hayes, aims to do... make your dreams a reality.


Dress For The Job You Want With The Workaholics Bear Coat

You’ll look like a total fool if you wear white after Labor Day, so save yourself the embarrassment by ordering this fine fur coat today!

Kitchen Renovations Of The Future: See What You Should Be Dreaming About

We have looked at some of the technology available in kitchen renovations today. But where will this technology take us in the future? Take a look at some of the amazing kitchen innovations in the works.

New Cadillac Elmiraj Concept Coupe: Not Your Granddaddy's Caddy

Cadillac's stunning Elmiraj Concept Coupe marks a new milestone in General Motors' luxury vehicle division's longstanding efforts to leave its bloated land-barge days in the dust. The 500 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque put out by the slick 4-seater's twin-turbo 4.5 liter V8 engine help those troubled times recede into history that much faster.

Redesign Tikves Chardonnay Label, Win 500 Euros!

This international contest, presented by Tikves winery and Skopje Design Week, will test product packaging pros to revamp the label for Tikves Chardonnay for a chance to win 500 euros!

Hey DJ! Amazing Vinyl Portraits

Movie stars and the Gods of Rock 'n' Roll are used to seeing their faces plastered all over the world, but Alejandro de Antonio has put their faces somewhere they have probably never been. Depending on their particular artistic field, this talented Spanish artist creates their likeness on a canvas that makes sense, including old-school vinyl records and the metal canisters that film reels used to be stored in. His work is about as close to art imitating life as you can get!

Cows! We've Got Cows on Cowscape!

The painted cows seem surreal, perhaps Photoshopped, to visitors to the Cowscape exhibition. The cows are real, the creations of Australian body-paint artist Emma Hack, the stars painted to raise awareness of the South Australian drought. 

Toothbrush Dish Brush Cleans Plates, Not Plaque

The Toothbrush Dish Brush from Japan's Nodaya-Net promises to leave your dirty dishes as white as snow... that is, if they were white before serving dinner. If you liked the way Nodaya-net's nifty Sing-A-Long Tongs added amusement to your kitchen, the Toothbrush Dish Brush is sure to make you smile!

Is Shanghai's Roast Duck Ferry Boat In Poor Taste?

Damn the torpedoes and pass the hoisin sauce, it's The Shanghai Duck! This deliciously decorated passenger version of Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman’s huge (and hugely popular) inflatable yellow rubber ducks is making waves, though for some they're waves of nausea.

Kidrobot’s Yummy Collection: Deliciously Adorable Toys!

When had your food been as happy to see you as you are to see it? Heidi Kenney and Kidrobot have teamed up to present the Yummy series: a wide range of sweet and smiling toy treats!