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2009’s Most Innovative Vending Machine Prototype: The Boobox By Fosfor

Fosfor Designs and Systems marketing agency is taking vending machines to a new level with machines designed to dispense a wide array of free marketing samples for their clients. Now, people who like free stuff can get it anywhere one of these innovative vending machines have been placed. What could be better than that?

Make Your Military Living Dreams Come True At The Zero Star Hotel

Always wanted to stay in an air-raid shelter or military bunker? A new Swiss hotel, the Zero Star Hotel will let you do just that. If you're used to 5-star luxury accommodations at a hotel, be prepared to lower your expectations when booking your place at the innovative Zero Star Hotel.

Have You Walked Your Green Home Lately?

What has 6 legs, solar panels, windmills, windows and a roof? Give up? It is The Walking House you see pictured above created by N55 and Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire.

Business Ideas Take Center Stage: Live Networking For Entrepreneurs With Bloblive

A few months ago, I introduced you to Biz Equity; a business tool for entrepreneurs that allows them to predict just how profitable the small business they aspire to build will be. Biz Equity provides insight into the prospective financial standings of small business start-ups, but subsidiaries of the same company focus on the other important aspects; coming up with a good business idea, getting feedback, and gaining the exposure that is a necessary part of any entrepreneurial startup. Enter Ideablob and Bloblive.


Improve Your eBay Sales With Portable Photo Studios

Chances are that if you shop online at eBay or other auction sites, you won't bid on poorly displayed items. I won't even open the listing if I see a bad photo. But you also know it can be very time consuming to set up a decent shot of the items you sell. Well, you don't have to go to a photo studio to achieve a more professional photo; you can purchase your own fold-out and fold-up portable photo studio at very reasonable prices.

Wedding Emergency Survival Kits: Business for the Bridezilla

Smart wedding planners recommend that their brides (and grooms) carry wedding emergency kits with them to their weddings, and while there are comprehensive lists available online; it's just one more thing to have to think about when your wedding day approaches. In order to help brides and grooms prepare for any eventuality on their wedding day, businesses like Wedding Emergency Survival Kits are distributing their own pre-packaged emergency kits to help solve wedding day mishaps.

Bushfire Housing: Bed Matchmaking For Fire Survivors

Space-sharing businesses aren't new; we've seen businesses that advertise available parking spaces and Single Spot Camping where homeowners lease space in their own backyard for travelers to pop a tent. Bushfire Housing is a business that offers the most intimate form of space leasing; beds. And while it may seem intrusive, read on, because it's for a good cause.

Charity, Cause Awareness and Fashion Collide With Rosa Loves

We've seen t-shirts that deliver the lesser-known news, and now there's Rosa Loves; a business concept that uses the sale of fashion t-shirts to spread awareness about charitable causes, provide support with proceeds of the sales, and naturally, help wearers look fashionable.

Business Helps New Parents With Automated Birth Announcements

 After giving birth, as excited as new mothers may be; the last thing they have the energy to do is call relative after relative to make the big birth announcement. A new company, GooGoo Grams does all the legwork, but still provides a personal touch with personalized recorded voice messages.

Innovative Children’s Fashion: Inchworm Shoes Adjust to Grow with Your Child!

Children's fashion can be awfully cute, and often, incredibly expensive, which is a shame when the children's clothing or shoes must be discarded only months after purchase. Inchworm shoes have created a new, innovative technology that prolongs the life of the shoes by allowing them to grow with the child.


Twitter, the Friendly Ghost

Following your favorite celebrity on Twitter? Maybe not! While the whole world is a 'twitterin'...was it any wonder that a certain level of the elite twitterati would eventually find a way to game the system. The latest trend a foot is "Ghost Twittering." The term was coined to describe when someone, usually a celebrity, politician, sport figure or a corporate brand pays another person or persons to update their Twitter account on their behalf. The use of ghostwriters has been around in the literary world since literature was first penned. Now,it appears it is prevalent in Twitterdom as well. But, while it may make sense for our busy world leaders to farm out their tweets, when celebrities engage in this practice it really seems to be defeating the purpose.

Maghound Lets You Compile Your Favorite Magazines Through One Subscription Service

As an industry, magazine subscriptions of course, aren't new, but a new trend emerging in the market allows more flexibility, by allowing magazine subscribers to receive a compilation of their favorite magazines at a lower monthly cost.


Apparel For Cult Movie Fans: Create Your Own Hat Based On A Fictional Brand

Replica fashions based on clothing seen in movies have been sold in stores all over the world. Now, a new DIY fashion business, Lucky Seven, allows cult movie and TV show fans to create their own caps based on the fictional brands made famous by film.

Rescue Critters: Animal Mannequins Teach Veterinary Students About Animal First Aid

Testing on animals has rightly faced controversy for decades, but that doesn't change the fact that in order to learn how to medically treat an animal, veterinary students need practice. In order to give veterinary students a safe, humane method to learn their craft, without practicing on someone's beloved pet; Rescue Critters has created animal mannequins that may look goofy, but mean serious business.

Ski Jump Toilet is the World's First Sport-A-Potty

Move over Scotland, Japan now features the world's scariest toilets. Designed by Tugboat Agency for Georgia Max Coffee, stalls at a number of high-end Japanese ski resorts feature wrapped graphics that give the user the illusion he or she is sitting at the top of a regulation ski jump!

Innovative Cultural Fashion: Sporty Headscarves for the Culturally Aware

Traditional headscarves can be burdensome for those who wear them for cultural beliefs and engage in an active lifestyle. While they may be culturally fashionable, headscarves may be overly insulated for highly aerobic sports, not insulated enough for cold outdoor activities, and impractical as swimwear which forces people to choose between their values and ability to participate in certain activities. Capsters are a fashionable alternative to the traditional headscarf, with a variety of styles conducive to a variety of lifestyles, and they're pretty stylish too.


Weatherbill: Unique Weather Insurance Lets People Predict And Profit From Mother Nature

You may have heard of weather insurance, which protects businesses when their profits decline due to bad weather. However, Weatherbill is a little bit different from its competition, as an e-commerce website, it allows anyone to invest in weather conditions, to make an easy buck if those predictions are reached.


Go Home Gorgeous: Mobile Spa Service Ready To Pamper Moms As Soon As Baby Pops Out!

Women love services that help them relax, and new mothers like to be pampered after giving birth; to help them feel comfortable in their new bodies and help them adjust to motherhood. Go Home Gorgeous combines both of these aspects, to make new mothers feel beautiful and pampered after having a baby, before they even leave the hospital.

Niche Matchmaking Service for Rednecks: Fall in Love & Have a Laugh

The online dating market has become a hubbub of activity with single (though not always) people looking to make a love connection. In order to be successful in the dating industry, online dating businesses are turning to strange niche businesses, to attract unique clientele looking to meet their match. Redneck and Single may sound like a joke, but really, Rednecks take their honky-tonk dating seriously!


Workaholic Pillow Lets You Sleep Easy in Tough Economic Times

We all know real workaholics never rest, and now their secret is out: the Workaholic Pillow!