Strange, Odd, Weird or Wacky

Walk Your Way Through the Summer In Innovative Eco-Flip Flops

I love flip-flops. I know flip-flops are not good for the feet, but in my opinion neither are toe constricting high heels or sneakers. Flip-flops are easy to put on and fresh air can also circulate the feet and help them stay cool during the summer. So, in dedication to an eco- friendly summer here are a few flip-flops I found intriguing.

Mother's Milk Is Celebrity Soapmaker's Not So Secret Ingredient

Mother's milk? In my soap? It's more likely than you think, thanks to Japanese actress Asaka Seto. The pretty celebrity, blogger and new mother recently posted her step-by-step recipe for homemade Human Milk Soap.

A REAL Fish Story: Dutch Create The First Goldfish Hotel In The World

You've been boarding your dogs, cats, birds, and even snakes when you take a vacation; but now, if you're travel plans include Amsterdam, you can board your fish at the Goudvissen Hotel, the only hotel in the world exclusively for goldfish.

Yummy Dough Lets Kids Have Their Modelling Fun And Eat It Too

So we all remember that kid in preschool, the one who had to taste every craft (and sometimes non-craft) item that was available.  Anyways, one item that was always safe to eat was the modelling dough.  Just because it was safe though, does not mean that it was tasty.  Knowing that kids are going to try eating it no matter what, Yummy Dough was created.

New York Drinks Dirty Water To Save Children

In New York, UNICEF set up a vending machine so that New Yorkers could buy filthy water for $1. This innovation is UNICEF"s effort to shock the public into awareness of the problems and dangers a child must face when they do not have clean water to drink. Mission accomplished.

A Design From The Sea: The Sand Baby Castaway Doll

Designers are expressing their frustration with environmental issues in various ways.  Yesterday, I wrote about the Save The Beach Hotel, HA Schult's architectural monument made of 12 tons of garbage he collected from the beach.  The Sand Baby Castaway Doll is Los Angeles designer Glenda Rolle's handmade, limited edition, sculpture of what could have been washed up by the sea, albeit more haphazardly.

Iron Maiden Bench? Excellent!... Unless You're Short On Cash

This prickly park bench by design student Fabian Brunsing is a real pain in the butt... unless you pay first.

Candwich Wants To Save You All The Trouble Of Sandwich Making

What is a Candwich?  Dare you ask?  Yes, as the name implies, it is a sandwich packaged in a can.  There will be three tempting flavor options to select from – peanut butter and grape jam, peanut butter and strawberry jam and BBQ chicken.

Hotel Of Trash Built With 12,000 Tons Of Garbage - Outside The Vatican

If you were imagining what the Pope was doing on June 5, 2010, he might have passed by, or seen from one of his many Vatican windows, the world's first hotel made entirely of garbage - 12 tons of it, picked up from European beaches in just a few days.  It was the Save The Beach Hotel designed by German artist HA Schult and it was built to emphasize World Environment Day.

 

 

A Real Lightsaber? Not Quite. But It Can Fry Your Face Off!

I've wanted a real lightsaber since I was 12-years-old...  until a few minutes ago, when I realized I would fry my eyes out...

Woody Woodpecker Would Be Jealous Of This Wooden Art

German artist Gehard Demetz creates beautifully odd sculptures out of wood.

Frame Napkin Shows Off Your Good Taste

The "Frame Napkin" from Japan's Kyouei Design allows one to make a mess in the mess hall, then hang the results on the mess hall wall.

Watching Your Weight? So's This Scale... With Eyes

Doing the dreaded morning weight check just got a whole lot creepier, thanks to a bathroom scale that silently stares you down while looking you up.

Beer Bands: Not Quite Like Beer Goggles, But Still Fun

With summer comes summer parties and with summer parties comes beer...and coolers...and ciders.  Summer parties can be a great time, but in the midst of all the revelry sometimes drinks get mixed up or tossed out. Now there is a fun new way to help prevent this misfortune.  Beer Bands by Fred and Friends are colorful, stretchy rings made to fit around your beverage bottle or can.