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Exploding Billboards Make For Innovative Marketing

This remarkable billboard was designed for a courier company. To underscore the importance of sticking to a deadline, the billboard, in a busy part of Auckland, was rigged to explode at a particular time.

Sh!t Happens! Why Not Have A Fun Place To Put It?

Jungeschachtel (shit happens) is a new design agency founded by two established graphic, advertising, and packaging designers -- Nina Dautzenber and Andrea Gadesmann -- and the agency dog, Cuno, whose prior experience was being "the cutest little lab on earth."

The Original Octabong: No More Boring Beer Parties

Racing beers against one another, or beer bonging as it is known among the collegiate set, is a party practice that has been around at least since the 1960s (sober records discount earlier claims). If you have never heard of beer bonging, read on. If you have, do the same.

A Wireless Antenna That Crawls Along Human Skin

Wireless technology as we currently know it provides the means for transporting information through the air from one point to another. A recent medical invention developed by a team of researchers from Queens University Belfast has opened the door for future wireless technology possibilities.

This DIY Design Project Is One For The BOTTLEBOY!

Of course, you could mount some metal hooks on your walls to hang your handbag or hat when you come in the door. But the Bottleboy has so much more appeal, recycles a PET plastic bottle, and makes a great DIY project: you can make one Bottleboy hook or a whole wardrobe full of them!


An LCD Display Gadget That Really Stinks

Have you ever taken a walk and all of a sudden gotten hit with a whiff of something that smelled great and as a result, made you hungry? I'm pretty sure you have. Some people believe that we as humans are born with a predetermined template of the type of smells we do or do not like but one company is determined to prove otherwise.

Second Generation Solar Trees Imitate The Real Thing

Last year, in collaboration with the Museum of Applied Arts solar powered streetlamps, resembling trees, designed by Welsh designer Ross Lovegrove were introduced in Vienna. The reaction to them was positive so Ross Lovegrove is taking it to the next step. He is now working on improving his design with his next generation of solar trees called "Adaptive Solar Tree".

Amy Winehouse Made Spokesperson for Hair Product

Amy Winehouse has recently been made the personal spokesperson for "The HairCleaner" after her recent incident of punching a fan.

Home Health Gadget Promotes Longer Living

Although we live in an era that promotes increased health and well-being, there is still a steady rise in the number of people around the world, who are suffering from chronic illnesses. Meeting the needs of those who require regular ongoing medical attention, places a great strain on the health care system, but

Little People Art Taking Over the World

Street artist Slinkachu has an ongoing art project titled “Little People”, in which he places miniature people sculptures around the streets.

PET Lights Could Be Your Next Pet Project!

The most efficient way to recycle things is to reuse them. Austrian design company Walking-Things.com has the perfect design-it-yourself solution to recycle your plastic water bottles!

Now, drink the water first....


The Handy Makes Hard Jobs Easier

So busy that you wish you had another hand? The people at Spot Industries have taken this concept quite literally with an articulated robotic human-like hand and forearm assembly appropriately named "Handy".

5 Keyboards That Have Been Beaten With the Ugly Stick

I've used a number of keyboards in my lifetime, and they all seem to have their ups and downs. And when it comes to technology, I usually believe that functionality should precede aesthetic appeal, but I've since changed my mind after laying my eyes on these eyesores.


The Candom: Better Safe Than…Warm?

Have you been on the look-out for a cool can insulator that will keep your beverage cool and be a great ice-breaker as well? Well look no further. The Candom, one “cool” cooler, is here.

Ten Even More Weird and Bizarre Japanese Soft Drinks

Japan has the market cornered on weird & bizarre drinks – new, ever weirder concoctions land on store shelves daily. Some have strange names, others have odd ingredients, and a few are just so bizarre one has to wonder what their creators were, um, drinking when they came up with the concept. Following up on last year's list, here are Ten Even More Weird and Bizarre Japanese Soft Drinks!

Wonderfully Wacky Toy Art

What can you do with those old used up toys that your children used to play with, but are now collecting dust in the corner of your attic? Artist Robert Bradford makes good use of them and creates sculptures out of these toys.

Philips Eco TV Brings Smiles to Environmentalists

A TV that is bringing smiles to both environmentalists and avid boob tube watchers alike is the Philips Eco TV model 42PFL5603D. This TV is both elegant, powerful and lives up to its title of being eco friendly.

6 Exclusive Dog Houses, Because 'Dog Is A God®'

Marco Morosini is a successful Italian artist and designer who expresses what he perceives around him through lively graphics, a line of clothing and accessories, poignant photographs of the Bosnian War, and just about anything he puts his attention to. Giving his wink and a nod to the god-like way dogs are treated in modern society, Morosini has created six godly temples to honor dogs in his series Dog Is A God®.

Ceramic Drunk Chicken Heads: Sober Barbecue Fare

Beer-butt drunken chicken is the newest trend in barbecue cooking. These funny but morbid chicken heads enhance the experience. Read on, whether you kill for fun or necessity.

The Decoy Face Helps You Avoid Annoying People

Behold the Decoy Face. That’s right, the Decoy Face. This remarkable device is the very first breakthrough in face-to-face avoidance, a trailblazer in every sense.