Strange, Odd, Weird or Wacky
Surveys are coming out right and left these days, as retailers try to find out exactly what people will buy when they really shouldn't be buying anything at all. And don't think the pet industry has been asleep at the wheel. The American Kennel Club (AKC), the purveyor of the well-bred dog, released data from its survey yesterday.
Psst. She loves the dog more.
The sports center in Callao, Peru will never be the same. Oh, it will probably look the same, but after this past Sunday, it will likely never smell the same.
A new firearm, designed for easy access and shooting ability, and usable by millions of disabled and elderly persons, has received a listing from the FDA as a "medical device." The Palm Pistol™ is now appealing for Medicare and Medicaid coverage.
"Hey Doc? How about a prescription for this handgun?"
Christopher Brosius, entrepreneur, artist and founder of CB I Hate Perfume has made his distain for floral and effeminate scents into a profitable business. His line of personal and home scents may be off the wall, but they are being picked up by perfume retailers in Canada and the US.
If you're like me, you might have a few empty cans sitting around the house. Instead of throwing them away--or, more approriately, tossing them into the recycling bin--why not build a robot?
In an exhibit entitled The Power Of Seat(ing) at Milan Design Week 2008, designers Sung-Hyun Kyung, Jesse Weser, and Gesthimani Papadopoulou used their collective talent to create chairs that reflect individual psyches, either who a person is, or who he wants to be. Which of the chairs represents you? The Queen, Superman, or The Thinker?
As beautiful and sentimental as they may be, most wedding photographs follow a similar format that are timeless but not what you'd call unique. Trash the Dress.com showcases the photos of the risk-taking bridal parties willing to throw caution (and their glamorous wardrobes) to the wind to capture a series of unique shots.
The Dad's Cab is a neat gadget that breeds an interesting business idea. How about charging children for the services we provide as parents, including carting them around to their many activities and engagements?
Apparently, the artist that made these suitcase designs wanted to experiment with the idea of what we see and how it compares to how we perceive it. How we judge a book by its cover, you may say.