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New York Introduces Pop-Up Cafes!

In the past, there was no option for NYC business owners to introduce cafes along the city's curb lanes, but after a successful summer trial this past year, the city is actually encouraging the establishment of some pop-up businesses and they're willing to make changes to make it work!

YogaTailor: Site Creates Custom Yoga Programs

Yoga is hugely popular right now, and in order to compete, websites and yoga studios need to have an edge against the competition. There's a new website that offers a unique yoga experience for a very affordable price!

Street Dinner: A Surprise Italian Dining Adventure

This is without a doubt one of the most intriguing business concepts I've come across in a while, and I would love to see it surface in every major city around the world. This business, Street Dinner offers individuals the chance to experience an Italian dining adventure, and it's all a surprise!

Don't Let Saggy Pants Drag You Down: Get Subs™ Control

One inventor, Andrew Lewis of Harlem, has come up with a way to keep the eyesore saggies above the butt.  It was a trend many of us hoped would go away, but it has actually caught 'on fire' in urban neighborhoods.  Saggy pants.  The fat workman's 'crack,' so often hyperbolized as the height of grossness, is now considered fashion among school kids and even those in their twenties! 

 

Salvation Army Modernizes Their Kettle Collection

One of the big names in business that you hear about during the holiday season is the Salvation Army. It's a non-profit that we all know best for their collections efforts that involve collections kettles and little ringing bells. This year, they've decided to take their business plan, and collections efforts to new levels by modernizing the way that they take donations.

The Sharpie Dotifier - DIY Robots FTW

Sometimes, you've just got to build yourself a robot arm that draws pictures by dotting them on paper with a Sharpie, and that's exactly what Chris over at PyroElectro projects did. Enjoy!

Boonghand Lighter Keeps Thieves From Getting Your Precious Fire

Lighters are one of the most often-purchased plastic commodities – cheaply purchased and easily forgotten or stolen by others of the cancer-stick or fire-loving persuasion. Now, the concept Boonghand lock lighter helps keeps sticky fingers off of your fire-maker.

NHow Hotel: A Music Oasis In Milan

Niche hotels have been popping up all around the world to appeal to specific groups of travelers, and the latest one in Milan will be music to many travelers' ears (literally)!

Eau De Paris: Sparkling Water Fountains Hit Paris Streets

We've seen a number of different businesses install pay-per-use water fountains on city streets to encourage use of reusable water bottles for waste reduction. But now, one international city has decided to make a little side business through their public water works and it's got that sparkly, new feeling!

Giant Robotic Dust Ball Is Here To Destroy…Dirt?

We’re all for slick future technology, and designer Dave Hakkens is definitely trending that way with his Giant Robotic Dust Ball, along with a healthy dose of the “holy crap that’s weird” feeling. 

Magic Carp-pet Swims Into Your Living Room - Nothing Fishy Here, Folks

From ClarkeHopkinsClarke Architects comes the cleverly-named Magic Carp-pet, a fuzzy little rug image of carp that appear to swim when viewed through a special glass coffee table.

Out Of All Social Media Shopping Deal Sites, Did Google Bet On The Wrong Horse?

After the smoke cleared and Google's all-time highest acquisition offer for Groupon went south, one has to ponder if the search giant should have gone after one of its competitors versus the market leader? And instead of spending $6 million they could have gotten away with a lot less - say, with a site like, LivingSocial.

Airport Compass Boarding Pass May Take Flight

From Kang Eun-Kyung and Park Ji-Eun comes the Compass Boarding Pass Concept, a way to help travelers navigate the most confusing part of their trip - the airport.

Packaging Your Product For Major Retail Success

Packaging is essential to your success with Major Retailers.  Therefore, it is imperative that you spend more time and effort on packaging!  I've seen amazing product concepts not get realized by Major Retailers because of packaging. Truly, packaging can make or break a buyer's decision as to whether they buy your product or not.

Fivepoint Gloves Give Your Touch-Screen Device The Finger

From wet, cold, and glove-friendly Britain come the Fivepoint gloves, a stylish way to stay warm and still touch your favorite mobile device.

Kompakt Carrier Delivers Big Potential

Designer Jane Loniak has created the Kompakt carrier – a “no passenger” carrying vehicle that can help tote just about anything a user has in mind.

 

Luxe Home Swap - Directory Of Luxury Accomodations Around The World

Home swapping is becoming increasingly popular and there are businesses all around the world that focus upon connecting people with homes in the locations they intend to visit. Now, one business is catering just to those that have the highest of high standards.

Does The Social Media WUPHF.com Start-Up Have Merit?

When the fictional desk jockeys at Dunder Mifflin on the TV show The Office start moonlighting on a Web 2.0 start-up, the mayhem and laughs that follow at first glance seem to overshadow the  potential business model they are lampooning. Because if one were to look closer at the premise for temp Ryan Howard's social network idea, you might see its merit.

HumanIPO - Helping Startups Gain Exposure

HumanIPO is an Estonian company built on the idea that successful companies emerge through collaboration between networks of free agents. They aim to help the development of any kind of start up by giving entrepreneurs the opportunity to share ideas, build teams, and find mentors, foreign sales agents and investors.

The Kee4 Keyboard - Computing's Future At Your Fingertips

If you're looking for the key to mobile computing, look no further than the Kee4 Keyboard - a one-handed, four-button creation that can do pretty much anything we do now with our giant plastic monstrosities.