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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.

Give Your Face A Workout With The FaceTrainer

The FaceTrainer is an interesting anti-aging product that promises to reduce sagging and wrinkles and improve skin tone and color.  Very much the way that one would train other parts of the body at the gym, the Face Trainer is supposed to be used as a work-out device.

Design For Doomsday: Underground Survival Communities By The Vivos Group

Whatever you previously imagined about living underground in a survival shelter... it's not what the Vivos Group has in mind.  Vivos has thought of every aspect of survival and your comfort, with supplies and food for up to a year, in case doomsday happens.  It's the 'modern day Noah's Ark.'


The Solafeet Eliminates Unsightly Shoe Tans

The Solafeet foot tanner is made to take care of those pasty tootsies so that you can wear your sandals and strappy heels without fear of ridicule.  Its design allows users to tan all areas of the feet including the ankles, sides and back.

Brazilian Peel Your Way To Glowing Skin

The Brazilian Peel is a facial peel treatment meant for use at home, but with nearly the same benefits of professional peels.  If you have used the regular peels that you can buy in most stores and are thinking that this one will probably be similar, you may be in for a surprise.

PBS Announces 2010 Trash To Treasure Competition For Kids

It's the 40th anniversary of Earth Day and to celebrate PBS's Emmy® and Peabody Award-winning TV series, Design Squad is launching a nationwide 2010 Trash to Treasure competition for kids 5 to 19.  The launch will begin on April 5, 2010.  2009 was the first year that Design Squad held this competition.


Become A Better Sleeper With The Zeo Personal Sleep Coach

Sleep is incredibly important and has been shown to have a large impact on our overall health and wellbeing.  The Zeo Personal Sleep Coach is a product designed to help diagnose and overcome many common sleep issues.

Unforgettable Eco-Egg Hunting For Grown-Ups

I went on an early eco-egg hunt online this month. Guess what I found? I found a giant egg skyscraper eco-resort, a fair trade chicken, a solar powered rabbit building, an egg "tie" dying kit, and an innovative egg shaped eco-washing machine. Take a look.

Unique Eco-friendly Gardening Containers For inside or Outside The Home

Container gardens do not have to be ordinary nor stationary. Plants can grow just about anywhere, if you want them too. With a little imagination you could even have your plants growing out of unique containers like the ones below

DIY Furniture Repair With "Prosthetics" By 5.5 Designers

Always at the vanguard of design, 5.5 Designers, have again surprised its followers with a line of designer furniture prosthetics.  Sure, they are all bright, bright green, but that's part of their charm.  And a bright green crutch, prosthetic seat, suture kit, or grafting kit will not only give your furniture back its function but give it a little flamboyance!

 

Stop The Signs Of Aging With Radio Frequency Technology

It can be costly trying to keep ahead of Mother Nature.  Fortunately, we are in luck.  The Stop device from TriPollar  uses radio frequency to tighten the skin and stimulate new collagen and it is made to be used at home. 

Calling All Inventors! Casting Invention TV Show In Chicago!

If you can create an amazing gadget out of anything... If you love tinkering with crafts... If you go by the nickname 'mad scientist'... Then, an Emmy-nominated production company is looking for you to interview for a new series with a major cable network.

The Tanda Clear Device Uses LED Light To Destroy Acne

Acne can be a pain, especially if it persists beyond the teen years.  The Tanda Clear Acne Light Therapy Treatment uses a blue LED light to destroy the acne causing bacteria.