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10 Stunning Fan Designs For The Modern Home, Office, or Head

After being wowed by about 40 fan designs created by second year students in the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, it occurred to me why I hide all my room fans when guests come to my home. They're eyesores! They're throwbacks to the 1890's! What are they doing in my post-modern home?

Indoor Gnome Bowling - A Strike?

Gnomes as we know them to be are those small bearded weirdish looking little men that wear pointed hats. They can often be found nestled in gardens around the world but as of recent, they are now being sighted...

Creepy Stuffed Animals Feature Your Child's Face

Does owning custom stuffed animals with the face of your child or significant other seem somewhat creepy? Well yeah, kind of - but you can have one anyway, courtesy of Sha@lark, the Japanese company who came up with this odd idea.

El ZULO! An Ergonomic Chair Pod For The Power Nap

Just looking at the design for El ZULO, Spanish for "the hideout," makes me sleepy. Instead of putting my head down right here at my desk and catching a few zzz's before my stiff neck and back cry "Oooh, that hurts!," I imagine myself mustering just enough energy to get up, move a few feet away from my desk, and assume a similar, but ergonomic, position in this peaceful, padded, perfectly positioned chair pod for my power nap.

Put Out The Fire With Fire Hydrant Art

Bored on a Sunday afternoon and want to spice up your neighborhood? Why not paint a fire hydrant? Artists in Cleveland, Ohio painted fire hydrants as part of a project called ‘Sparx in the City’.

Man Makes Paris In 15 Years Using Junk

There isn't much too say about this next green innovator, Designer Gerard Brion, except that he is passionate about his artwork. He is very passionate. In fact, with regular household items, some glue and paint Gerard Brion has spent 15 years of his life creating a detailed replica of Paris.

Creating Illusion With Lighting: Kate Wall Lamps

The "Kate" wall lamps are brilliant combinations of utility, fiction, and fascination... like functional trompe l'oeil murals or wall stickers.

Doodle Away the Day With Biro Art

NobbyNobody is an artist that creates awesome drawings using just a ball point pen.

9 Racks That Rock By David Byrne

New Yorkers have something to look forward to when they return from summer vacation next week. New bike racks! And nine of them are the designs of Talking Heads founder, pop rocker, lyricist, visual artist, furniture designer - well, modern Renaissance man -- David Byrne!

Start Your Morning Right With the Aroma of Coffee Art

We all enjoy a nice, steaming cup of coffee in the morning, right? Artist Ryan Lewis creates art from raw coffee.

The Top Ten Strange and Unusual Japanese Chewing Gums



Chews your poison...

Some of the Ten Strange and Unusual Japanese Chewing Gums listed here are actually quite good! As for the others... let's just say that Japanese chewing gum companies produce some VERY strange and unusual types of chewing gum. How strange? Let's find out by getting down to the good, the bad and the sticky! read more »

Chews Your Underwear with Xylish Chewing Gum

In what can only be described as a "brief" promotion, the makers of Japan's popular Xylish chewing gum are giving away 10,000 pairs of wild & wacky underwear.

Update: The N+EW Now Comes With Lights and More

Chilean graphic designer, Rodrigo Alonso Schramm has done it again and again.

Hiroshima's Hippo Car, Dispensing Sweets and Dispersing Sadness

Growing up amid the radioactive ashes of war, children in 1940s Hiroshima had little to smile about... until the Kabaya "Hippo Car" cruised through their shattered neighborhoods. Sixty-plus years on, an updated custom sound truck still roams city streets, dispensing sweet caramels to a new generation.

Now Ear This! The Elephant Earpick Cell Phone Charm

Clean ears are just a call away with the Elephant Earpick cell phone charm. Whether traveling, commuting or out on the town, this handy dandy earpick goes along so you never forget to clean your ears.

Halloween 2008: 14 Best Pet Costumes (including Cutest, Sassiest, Silliest, and What In The Heck Is That? )

2008 is a wonderful year to be judging Halloween pet costumes. My gosh, the dog, cat, ferret and bird costumes are even cuter than they were last Halloween. This year, Lady Bee was barely able to pare the awards down to 14. Some of the award categories are Lady Bee's Best Couple In A Famous Movie, Scariest Cat, Most Devilish Dog, Best Human Impersonator and, of course, the What In The Heck Is That? category.


Because Your Car Is Your Favorite Child, There's Carloft®

"My car is my favorite child," goes the German saying, so you will understand why the German visionary architectural firm, Langhof, incorporated the first Carloft® in its design of Berlin's new Paul- Lincke-Hofe apartment building. Yes, CarLoft makes Mercedes transport so much easier, right into your living room, in fact.

2008's Funniest Adult Halloween Costumes

The 2008 Halloween fashion trends are heavy into "movie characters" and "gruesome," but there are still plenty of just plain funny costumes for adults. This year, the Funniest Adult Halloween Costume awards are being given in 10 categories, among them: Cleverest Cadaver Costume, Sexiest Linguine & Meatball Costume, Hairiest Feminist Costume and Smartest Dummy Costume. See them for a laugh out loud!


Let Meow't® Cat Patio Lets Indoor Cats Hang Out

Indoor cats have it rough. It's hard enough for them to squelch their instincts to hunt, but they have to stay in the same environment day in and day out. B O R I N G for a cat.

Have a Second Helping of This Food Art

Artist Jim Victor is a sculptor that creates art from my favorite thing on the planet…food.