Strange, Odd, Weird or Wacky

Build Your Own Clothing And Accessories: 4 Funky Lego Fashions

Lego is possibly the material that is easiest to design and build with, and it also has a fun and whimsical element to it. As a result, it's not surprising that so many designers are embracing it...just like a kid in a candy store; or rather, a kid with a bucket of Lego.


Habanero Cream Puff Puts Desert Heat In Your Dessert Treat

The Habanero Cream Puff snack from Japan's Kyoto Habanero combines rich sweet custard cream with searing hot habanero pepper pastry - it's a match made in Hell!

The Latest Trend In Shoes: Boot Meets Sandal With The Bandal

There's a new trend on its way for fall 2009, and it might be a hit, or it might be a gigantic miss. The latest trend involves hybrid footwear of two styles that are typically reserved for two very different seasons.


Japanese Robot Mannequins Move Shoppers To Buy

Next time you check out that robot mannequin in a Tokyo department store window, don't be surprised if the mannequin is checking YOU out at the same time. "Palette", a robot mannequin, senses admiring shoppers and poses to please!

Tiny Wii Device Controls Giant Scary Grappling Machine

Want to see what it's like to control a 15 ton grappling machine with a Wiimote?  Read on to find out!

Crocs O-Dial Updates The Shoe Phone

Bumbling secret agent Maxwell Smart had his shoe phone; you can have an O-Dial from Crocs. These perforated plastic pouches look better cradling your phone than your feet, though there's no guarantee you won't be considered to be bumbling... they're still Crocs after all.

Jewelry For The Fighter: Fancy, Feminine Brass Knuckles Necklace

Tough girls like to be pretty too, and one stylish yet freaky fashion accessory is actually multi-purposeful, with its weapon meats jewelry design.

Cat LED Flashlight Runs Green, Shines White

The Cat LED Flashlight is either exceptionally cute or irritatingly freaky - maybe a little of both. At least it's eco-friendly thanks to hand-cranked power generation that negates the need for batteries.

Handerpants: Fashion Not Just Below The Belt Anymore Thanks to Underwear Gloves!

If you've believed that underwear belongs strictly below the belt, think again, because the Handerpants are changing that!


Tax Deductions For Pets? The HAPPY Bill

Congressman Thaddeus McCotter of Michigan has introduced a bill that would change the U.S. Tax Code by allowing a new itemized deduction: pet care.

UK Gym Introduces Unique Business Model: Workouts With Human Barbells

A gym's a gym, right? Regardless of where you choose to workout, you'll find all the same standard equipment. Well, with so many gyms worldwide offering similar service, it can be difficult for one to really capture the industry. Forget enticing membership promotions, one gym in the UK is making their name with a very unique form of weight lifting equipment.

Traveling Fire Trunk for those Chill Nights

Though not quite yet the colder seasons, fireplaces have been making the rounds on the design blogs these days, and one particularly kitschy little number is this portable fire in a trunk from Atria.

Bebé Glotun Allows Kids To Breastfeed - Um... What?

Breastfeeding is a topic that is sure to come up between a parent and child.  Children are curious.  They ask questions.  But, as with any question from a kid involving a natural bodily function, awkwardness can arise.  But fear not!  Now your kid can breastfeed his/her own baby with Bebé Glotun!

Bio-Accessories: Seriously Freaky Fashion Where Nature Meets Fashion Design

If you live in a big, urban city, you might have a strong focus on fashion, but don't you also find that you miss the quieter life, sights, sounds and accessories included? Well, now designers have created a unique line of fashion accessories that make a bold fashion statement, and also help you reconnect with nature.


Portable Bathroom Noisemaker Soothes The Shy, Saves The Earth

Toilet shame - it's a not-so-silent killer of confidence for Japanese women. The common way of coping has been to repeatedly flush but that wastes millions of gallons of water every year. Now thanks to the Eco-Otome, shy ladies can create the sound of a flush without wasting a drop of water.