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5 Extraordinary Trash To Treasure Chandeliers

I’m not a big fan of chandeliers. They’re too much glitter and glamour for me, but every now and then I will come across a unique chandelier that just sparks my interest. Below is a list of trash to treasure chandeliers I think are absolutely innovative.

10 Totally Unique Business Cards Sure To Capture Your Attention

Today the marketing of the individual is as important (if not more important) than the marketing of a company.  The business card is usually quite effective - until you end out receiving a gazillion cards that are all the same shape and size.  People have started getting very creative in the way they market themselves.  Some of these are quite brilliant.  Others make you ask, "How am I gonna fit that in my pocket?"

Memorializing Your Legacy With Quirky Caskets and Urns From Eternal Image

Once you die people honor your memory, and they grieve the loss. But who says once you die you have to give up the things that you believed in during your life - like your favorite sports teams, organizations, TV shows, or other cult phenomena? Well, until recently, traditional caskets and urns did by offering designs that don't allow the deceased to show off their personalities, even after death, to those that will forever carry the memory.


Horror-themed Toilet Paper from Japan Puts You on the Edge of Your Seat

Spare a square? You may pity the paperless peon in the next stall but if horror-themed toilet paper from Japan is what you're using, tearing off a square might mean missing a melodramatic moment.

Take Injuries Like A Superhero: With Comic Strip Inspired Bandaids

For the Superhero in us all, I introduce you to comic strip bandages, so you can show off your injuries just like Batman with quirky, visual sound effects. No longer hide behind the same of cut and scrapes, hurry up and get your hands on these funny, fashionable bandaids and pamper your injuries vintage-style!

Laid-Off Workers Display Business Cards at CardsofChange.com

We've all been feeling the crunch of the world's economy slowing down into this current recession, but a few hopefuls out there are trying to make the best of it.  CardsofChange is a site that collects the modified business cards of ditched workers all over the world and puts them on display.  We'll all get a few laughs out of these images, but maybe some of these bright individuals will find themselves a new gig, too!

My Favorite 2009 Trash to Treasure Chair Design: FUNature

Once, when I was in high school a boyfriend and I were kicked out of the McDonald's playground ball pit because we were too old to play in it. It was my first time in a ball pit and though I knew we were not allowed in the ball pit something about the pit called out to me, "Play With Me!" Hugh Hayden's ball pit chairs call out to me too.

Murderous Hair Care Products: Personal Defense Combat Brushes and Combs

Most women carry a brush or comb in their purse for on the go touchups, but now brushes can do more than just fight hairstyle aggressors. With Comb-at combs by Lorenzo Damiani and Combando by Studiobo, women cal feel like they're armed and dangerous each and every time they're battling a hair care emergency, or even when engaging in hand-to-comb combat.


Wash-Free Underwear: Meeting The Underwear Fantasies Of Men

As if men need encouragement not to change their underwear, a new line of wash-free underwear doesn't require laundering due to its unique design. I think it goes without saying that this disgusting fashion underwear design was created by a man.


10 Animal Stars Of The Most Creative International Award-Winning Print Ads

If you love to laugh, you have to see these ads.  While I usually find humorous ads for animal or pet products, this time I decided to research the print ad winners of about 40 different international advertising prizes awarded during 2007 and 2008 just to select the "10 best award-winning people-product print ads featuring animals, fish, or insects in starring role."

Become Model Thin Through Fashion With Katie Gallagher’s Designs: No Diet Required

As if the fashion industry isn't already obsessed with being thin, a new fashion line by Katie Gallagher provides the starving model look; binging and purging not required. For that real exo-skeletal look, this unique fashion line relies on nude body-suits and re-created ribcages. I can't decide if this is one fashion line that will transform the fashion industry, by removing the need for crash dieting when the look is available through clothing, or if it's just another way to promote the model thin image to make pre-teen American girls feel inadequate. Read on and you tell me.


Go Ahead And Tickle Someone With This Feather Art

Feather artist Julie Thompson creates gorgeous artwork painted delicately onto peacock feathers.

Not Just Small Change: Johnny Swing's Nickel Couch

Ever wanted to be surrounded by money?  Artist Johnny Swing knows the feeling.  That's why he created a couch out of 7,000 nickels. 

Freyagushi Couture Designs: Medicine Meets Fashion With Gory Clothing

With all this talk of swine flu and sickness, I couldn't help but wonder what interesting clothing items were out there to help those who want to dress up and play nurse. While that naturally brings up connotations of the sexy "naughty nurse", there is nothing attractive about the Freyagushi medical designs that I came across; which are better described as gory, graphic, and imaginative, with a touch of femininity.


Murder Scene Mop Up Company Advanced Bio-Treatment: A Business Built On Gore

Not everyone has jobs they're proud of, and even fewer have occupations that make people want to vomit during introductions. Businesses like Murder Scene Mop Up certainly aren't for the faint at heart, but it's a disgusting job and someone's got to do it.

Cell Phone Watch. Didn't Inspector Gadget Have One of These?

It's a phone. It's a watch. It's a phone... no... wait... it's a watch, a camera, a phone, an MP3 player, and pretty much everything but your own personal chef. I want one.

See Jacko's Amazing Auction Catalogue at JuliensAuctions.com

The King of Pop has been feeling the crunch of the recession just like the rest of us, and now he's getting a little hard for cash.  In an effort to stay afloat, Michael Jackson has decided to start auctioning off items from his world-famous Neverland Ranch.  For this endeavor, Jackson has employed Julien's Auctions to create a catelogue of what's up for grabs.  JuliensAuctions.com will give you an interactive experience as you peruse Jacko's mysterious and bizarre auction items.

Cigarette Pack Mobile Phone

Here's a new gadget that certainly falls into that 'Shanzhai' category: A cigarette pack mobile phone. This little winner will certainly be popular among guys in China. Given that about 57% of men over 18 are heavy smokers, you couldn't ask for a better market. Maybe a few of them would be willing to substitute out their cancer sticks for a cell phone?

Gitta Gschwendtner's Uncanny Lamps

Every once in a while you run into interior design ideas that were clearly influenced by Lewis Carroll's 'Alice in Wonderland' or some other fanciful work of hallucinogen-fed fiction.  The Uncanny Lamps series by Gitta Gscwendtner reflects that inpsiration pretty clearly.

Forget Sniffing! Try Whiffing Le Whif Chocolate

You may not believe this story, and I'm not even going to tell all of it, because I don't claim to believe, or even understand, how this product came about.  But Le Whif is proported to be a real product, so if you want to try it, you don't really need the story of its origination, which is terribly convoluted and seems as if written while the developers were very high.  High on Le Whif chocolate?  I don't know.  Take a whiff and see!