Strange, Odd, Weird or Wacky

Design To Enlighten Or To Drive You Crazy? Nendo's MD.net Clinic

If you aren't crazy when you enter this MD.net Clinic, you will be after you see the carpeting!  Far be it from me to express such a concern about the creation of a world class designer, but if this is the way psychiatry is headed, we crazies should head the other way.

Japanese Mascots For Fun And Profit... Especially Profit

Big eyes and a gentle smile... and the bigger and gentler, the better. That's what designers of 'Namisuke', Suginami City's dinosaur-like mascot, had in mind when bringing their advertising and merchandising campaign to life. Namisuke personifies Japan's mascot-mania, or as some say, characters gone wild!

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.

Designer Work Gloves Get A Grip With Great Graphics

Work gloves don't have to be workmanlike, and these great graphic New Nippon Working Gloves are anything but! Grab your choice of 30 daringly different designs printed in grippy, groovy white acrylic on black fabric.

iPhone Cookies Answer The Call For High Tech Snacks

A Japanese bakery is dialing up your taste buds and answering the call for high tech snacks with these delightful iPhone cookies. No telling if they're apple flavored.

Artistic Novelty Tees For The Peeping Tom

You'll have to either have a good sense of humor to appreciate these t-shirts, or be a complete creeper who likes to spy on people with your face pressed up against their window or a telescope.

Collagen Marshmallows To Wipe Out Wrinkles?

Here is an unusual creation that combines two of my favorite things – eating and beauty products.  What is this beauty breakthrough you ask?  Marshmallows!

Unique Wedding Ring Design Symbolizes The Harsh Realities Of Marriage

Marriage might seem like a fairy tale in the movies, but those who have tied the knot know that any relationship is not all candy and roses; that's just the reality. A real relationship has its ups and downs, and it goes through stages as it progresses. In order to reflect this, one designer has created a symbolic wedding ring.


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

10 Chindogu: The Art Of Intentionally Making A Useless Invention

The Japanese say they invented it, but maybe they were just the first to name it.  The name, Chindogu, is becoming universally known and used to describe inventions that are useless.  Well, I don't know about Ben Franklin or Thomas Jefferson or the prolific inventor Leonardo da Vinci, but haven't most inventors created some useless stuff?  In fact, mostly useless stuff?

 


Will the LavNav Keep Me From Peeing On the Seat? - Product Review

Late night trips to the bathroom may just become a lot more pleasant!  Armed with a stalwart research assistant, I take on the efficacy of the LavNav!

Do a Double Take With Acrylic Human Canvas Art

Alexa Meade is an artist that paints her masterpieces on people, using acrylic paint on their bodies.

As Seen On TV: The Belly Burner. Same Ad, Different Consumer.

How many times in my life will this thing show up on my TV screen?  It's like the whole Matrix Revolutions thing.  It's happened before and it'll happen again... Over and over and over...  Yet the product remains the same.  But today's consumers are more savvy.  Right?

Boost Your Grin With The Beauty Smile Trainer

Here is an interesting beauty product for all those who have ever been disappointed with the magnitude or shape of their smile. The Beauty Smile Trainer fits inside your mouth and is supposed to improve the look of your smile over time.

Clashing Pattern Menswear: Breaking The Conventions Of Style

Over the years, we've began to break those old rules of fashion that were once so constricting. It's now okay to mix green and blue, wear more than one pattern of they're coordinated tastefully, and of course, wear white after Labour Day. A line of menswear is pushing the boundaries even further with their designs for men.