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Mother's Milk Is Celebrity Soapmaker's Not So Secret Ingredient

Mother's milk? In my soap? It's more likely than you think, thanks to Japanese actress Asaka Seto. The pretty celebrity, blogger and new mother recently posted her step-by-step recipe for homemade Human Milk Soap.

'Nose Clipper' Clamp Gives You A Cleopatra Nose

Would you like a "Beautiful New Look of Nose", or even "Be a Cleopatra's Nose? Of course you do, and now you can, thanks to the clothespin-like Nose Clipper from CoCo... or so they say.

Couple Pays For Their Entire Wedding Through Recycling Because They Can

In the past few years I have read a lot about stories of kind, generous, crazy and even sad things people will do to help the environment. However, the story I came across today was so sweet I couldn't wait to write about it. It involves a wedding, love and a generous couple with an idea that just keeps on giving and recycling.

Golfing With the Dark Knight

Until now I never had proof that Batman even liked playing golf...

8 Money Saving Do-It-Yourself Pet Fur Grooming Products

DIY grooming saves money, but can also enhance your relationship with your pet.  Do it daily, gently (always working in the direction of the hair growth!),  reward your pet, and make grooming fun for your pet.  There will still be times you want to take your pet to the groomer for nail trimming and ear cleaning... and a good haircut.  But you can reduce those visits by half, if you can manage their fur 'issues.'

 


Outdoor Cat Enclosures: How To Go From Patio To Catio

Take the 'P' from 'Patio,' substitute a 'C' and you get a suitably named Catio, an outdoor cat house. Catio is where indoor cats can hang outside of their houses or apartments in an outdoor enclosure that safely keeps them in and predators out.  If you have time to build a catio, you can do-it-yourself, but there are several options.

Mom Inventor Turns Millionaire With Simple Product Idea

Imagine being a stay-at-home mom, coming up with a brilliant idea, creating a quick prototype with a sewing machine, and then generating millions of dollars in revenue from that simple idea? That's what happened to Kim Levine, the creator of the Wuvit

Inventor Success Stories That Inspire: The Slinky

Every Kid Wanted One: Ever heard of the Slinky? The fun toy that sold more than 250 million units worldwide!The creators of the Slinky were just ordinary people that came up with a simple product idea. And that simple product idea produced more wealth then they could have ever possibly imagined!


Brazil's Volunteers Build Dog Houses For Homeless Dogs

The houses aren't very big, but they're enough to give a dog some shelter and... a place to call home, temporarily, one hopes.  The shanty town within the southern Brazilian city of Caxias do Sul, where the dog houses are located, is called a favela, like the shanty towns built for displaced persons in almost all of Brazil's large cities.

 


Set Up A Bird Band In Your Own Backyard!

There was an exhibit at a London gallery by French composer Celest Boursier-Mougenot.  The exhibit, entitle 'From Here To Ear,' was an aviary filled with zebra finches, electronic instruments, and various other sound-making objects that were all connected to an audio system.  It occurred to me that a smaller scale music palace could be created for wild birds in our own yards so we can have our own bird bands. (see video)

 

Join The Dots Wallpaper Allows Kids To Draw On The Walls

As simple as the concept is, playing connect the dots can keep children entertained for quite a while.  Imagine the fun they would have with this on a much larger scale.  Join the Dots Wallpaper from Cox & Cox allows exactly that.

For $20 You Can Have Your Own Donut Factory!

Donuts are their own food group.  They are practically everyone's favorite naughty food. Donuts wouldn't be that naughty though, if you could make them at home, skipping the deep-frying, using whole wheat flour instead of bleached white, maybe reducing the amount of sugar you put in the glaze... 

 

Smart Solution For An Indoor Cat: The Litter Garage

An interior designer and a home re-modeller have figured out how to keep kitty inside the house without her litter box.  It's a contraption you put together yourself called the Litter-Garage™, but to use it you have to have a wall that adjoins your home and your garage.

Sealed Air Pops The Seal On Bubble Wrap Contest, 2009-2010

One of the yearly invention competitions that kids really get into is the Bubble Wrap Competition for Young Inventors. Out of 2500 entries to the fourth Bubble Wrap contest, Sealed Air, the inventor and manufacturer of Bubble Wrap, has announced 3 finalists and 12 semi-finalists in the 2009-2010 competition.  The neat thing for kids and grownups is that you can make them yourselves!

Bring The Fat Back (Or Bring The Back Fat)!

Embrace your inner Kirstie Alley or Kevin Smith! How To Get Fat is the essential manual for anyone who is dangerously thin (i.e., less than 300 lbs.)!


Chair Painting Livens Up Addidas Store In Bangkok

Ratinan Thaijareorn, a young Thai freelance painter and illustrator, was commissioned by Adidas to apply her artistic skills to a pair of library chairs for the Adidas Originals store in Bangkok.... And boy what a difference they made to the interior of the store!  Now, we're not talking about just painting the wooden frames of the chairs; Thaijareorn used the upholstery of the chairs as her canvass!

 

Joshua Tree's Awesome Mirage: A Gold Hotel In The California Desert

Architect Robert Stone is not shy about pushing the envelope, or in this case, about designing a hotel that does not look or feel like any other hotel in the world.  He's designed and built the Acido Durado out of gold, inside and out.  And he's built it at the end of a dirt road in Joshua Tree, CA, where it appears in its dramatic desert surroundings as a glittering mirage.

 

 


9 Great Green Gift Ideas For Mother’s Day

It is that time of year again to celebrate Mother's Day. If you are debating making your mom a homemade gift or buying her a gift. The choice is yours. I cannot decide that for you. However, I can show you a list of 9 innovative green gift ideas for inspiration. Take a look below.

5 Cool Eco-finds To Celebrate Earth Day

April 22nd is Earth Day. In celebration of Earth Day I have put together a random list of eco-friendly innovation I think are quite interesting. Take a look at the list below.

DIY Pocky Machine Helps You Roll Your Own Snacks

Pocky sticks are one of Asia's most popular snacks, and thanks to Bandai's DIY home Pocky making machine you can have fun designing your very own lip-smacking slim stick snacks.