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Construction Quilt Sparks Creativity In Kids And Adults

Kids think forts are great.   Up until now the building blocks of most forts have been sofa cushions, blankets and cardboard boxes.  The Construction Quilt could offer a new element to the mix.  It could also be used by adults as a funky design piece in their home.

2011 Paper Fashions Hit The Runway In Denver

Some were sexy, some demure, but to be sure, it was not your typical couture.  No, it was the 7th Annual Paper Fashion Show 2011, held in Denver this past week where hundreds of paper couture designs showed up on gorgeous models who walked the runway... yes, dressed in paper.

China's Street Sweepers Buff Boulevards with Homemade Broom-Go-Round

Cleaning streets with brooms may be old school, but Chinese street sweepers are proving once more that everything old is new again.

Spring's Here! - Banish Pasty Skin With These 5 Sunless Tanners

By now we all know that traditional tanning is not a good idea.  Over the past couple of decades tons of self tanning products have hit the market.  There are so many different formulations and application methods available that anyone who wants to get a touch of color should be able to find something to use, but where to start? 

O! That A Man Might Know - James May Wants Your Invention

James May wants to feature your invention on his TV show, Man Lab.

The $10,000 Cupcake: 'You Make Me Want To Stout!'

For the fourth straight year, Scharffen Berger chocolate and TuttiFoodie sponsored the Chocolate Adventure Contest, awarding $20,000 to the three best original recipes incorporating Scharffen Berger chocolate in the U.S.  Well, there's one more catch...

Garment Deodorizer Destroys Unpleasant Smells In A Matter Of Minutes

Clothes absorb smells from all over the place and sometimes you just don’t have time to get rid of them before you go out.  If you had a Garment Deodorizer though, you could take care of this unexpected situation in a matter of minutes. 

Green Goose Rewards You For Keeping Up With Life

A new program called Green Goose may offer just the incentive that many people need to get back on track with their health goals and household routine.  The system, which is currently in beta, comes with several sensors to monitor different activities such as flossing, going for walks, taking vitamins, drinking water, etc. and plays out kind of like a video game.

U.S. Soldier Makes Trash to Toys: Uses Them To Inspire and Connect With People

I think a man in uniform is captivating. A man in uniform, who can make toys out of found items and then uses them to inspire people is amazingly captivating! This is exactly what Private First Class Rupert Valero does and so he is.

My Little Cupcake Creates Fun Cake Bite Pops

The My Little Cupcake is a hinged mold.  It allows you to insert a ball of cake mixture and squeeze together.  What you are left with when you open it is a perfectly shaped mini cupcake creation.

Understanding the Buying Process at Major Retailers

If you’re new to the game of selling to major retailers, then you’re probably wondering how their buying processes work.   It’s a question that comes up all of the time in my workshops and classes.  And this important topic rarely gets discussed, so I thought I’d take a minute to review!

Ito Thinks Plastic Bags Recycled Back Into Oil Can Cut Down Our Carbon Footprint

Plastic bags are made with oil. So, why not recycle littered plastic back into oil? Akinoir Ito didn't think it would be very difficult and gave it a try. As a result he created a plastic to oil conversion machine.

In The Gardens We're Seedin' - The Guerilla Gardening Movement

Around the world, people are reclaiming orphaned urban land, and turning it into gardens.

Social Media Meets Marathon Man: Introducing the iRun

Joseph Tame is taking social media to the streets – literally – with something he likes to call 'iRun'. Tame intends to wear the 'World's Most Advanced Mobile Social Media Studio' on February 27, 2011, when he stands on the starting line of the Tokyo marathon. I just have one question... Is it safe?

Donut Hole Maker Creates Fast, Fresh and Non-Fried Morsels In Minutes

I previously reported on a countertop cupcake maker and on an individual pie maker.  The newest device of this sort that I have come across is a Donut Hole Maker by Nostalgia Electrics.  This baby allows you to whip up seven tasty little morsels of donutty goodness at a time.

Bringing a Food Product to Market - The TERRA Chip Success Story

The story behind the success of TERRA Chips is truly inspirational for any entrepreneur interested in bringing a new food product to market. 

Here’s their story…

Beauty Lift High Nose Gives The "Perfect Profile" Without Surgery

Well those wacky ‘beauty’ gadgets from Japan just get wackier all the time.  The newest one that I came across is the Beauty Lift High Nose.  From what I can tell this odd looking little contraption is supposed to give users that extra snooty, nose-in-the-air look without the need for cosmetic surgery. 

Easy Feet Is Never Too Tired To Give A Foot Massage

The Easy Feet device looks like a sandal, but with suction cups on the bottom and bristles on the inside.  The idea behind the product is that once it is suctioned to the bottom of the tub a person can thoroughly wash his/her feet without having to lean over and risk slipping.

Twist 'N Sparkle Adds Some Fun To Plain Old Water

Water and other non-carbonated drinks just don’t seem very exciting.  No wonder so many people are addicted to drinking soda.  With the Twist ‘n Sparkle system you can easily turn most non-carbonated drinks into fizzy ones.

The Ultimate DIY Inventor Success Story!

Since founding her company, Sara Blakely has donated more than $10 million dollars, employs 100+ people, has been on Oprah, was featured in a reality show with Sir Richard Branson, and met former President Nelson Mandela!

How did Sara Blakely reach such success? The story goes like this…