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MINI Businessman Concept Car Channels Tomorrow's MINI Today

If today's MINI compact car is a triumph of retro automotive style, what will BMW's boxy British brand look like tomorrow? The MINI Businessman Concept revealed by students from the International School of Design in Valenciennes, France, offers us a tantalizing glimpse of MINI's future.

TechTagger Is The Low Tech Solution To Lost Items

Raise your hand if you've ever lost your phone. Quite a few of you, huh? Have you tried GPS lock-on or 3rd party GPS tracking software to find your lost phone only to be sorely disappointed when it was unable to track it for you? Do you believe in the good of your fellow man? TechTagger is the low tech solution to one of our most frequently lost items, cell phones, and relies solely on other people telling you they found your phone.

Leantisserie Is The Rotisserie That Fits In Your Oven

If you love rotisserie chicken, but don't want to spend the money on a rotisserie, you may want to check out the Leantisserie. It's a free-standing, self-rotating rotisserie that fits in your oven, and the best part is it won't break the bank.

Freeline Skates: The Offspring Of Skates And Skateboards

If a roller skate and a skateboard could have offspring, it would look something like the Freeline Skate. Freeline Skates look like mini skateboards, but they're meant to be ridden as if they were roller skates--one per foot.

Withings Activité Is An Activity Tracker Disguised As A Designer Watch

When shopping around for an activity tracker, you won't find too many that are designed for function and elegance. In fact, the Withings Activité may be the only activity tracker you'll find that is disguised as a designer watch.

Best In Show! SmartyKat Feather Whirl Electronic Motion Ball

There are not many toys that can keep a cat's attention for very long; we cat owners have noticed that once or twice....  But there is something special about the SmartyKat Feather Whirl Electronic Motion Ball that does seem to keep cats interested, and the toy even won the Best In Show Cat Product Award at the 2014 SuperZoo new product show.

Like Skateboarding? Try Free Riding With Brooklyn Workshop's Skatecycle

If you like skateboarding, rollerblading or riding on your RipStik, you should try Brooklyn Workshop's Skatecycle. Skatecycle looks intimidating to ride, but if you can ride a skateboard or caster board, you can get the hang of Skatecycle.

Wrap This Up: Audacious Audi Doesn't Know What Color It Wants To Be

Vinyl vehicle wraps are most often used to display graphics and advertising but a growing automotive subculture is using wraps for purely cosmetic purposes. When the right kind of wrap is expertly applied, some spectacular visual effects are in the offing and such is the case with an eye-popping Audi that gleams in copper, green and brown – depending on your point of view.

Get Your Blood Pressure With Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor

There are probably a thousand products on the market that will take your heart rate. There are fewer that will give you a blood pressure reading, and even fewer of those are available for in-home use. However, the Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor is one that you can get for yourself and one that is designed for the tech geek.

Men's Sheer Bra T-shirt Brings Lingerie Out Of The Shadows

The Men's Sheer Bra T-shirt emblazons the shadowy image of a black bra across the back. Sold online by Japan's Village Vanguard, the subversive shirt sold out almost immediately after being listed due to unexpected demand.

Listen To Your Music Underwater With FINIS Neptune

We, this generation's runners, lifters, cyclists, Crossfitters, gym rats, fitness freaks, all love our music while we're getting our sweat on. But what do you do in the pool or on your paddle board? You forgo the tunes, so you don't ruin your device...unless you have a Neptune from FINIS.

Save Your Pitching Arm: Get A Pet Treat Launcher

I very easily see the point of ball launchers for dogs like the Chuckit, but you really have to 'throw like a girl,' and not like Philadelphia teen Mo'Ne Davis, the now-famous female little league pitcher with a 70 mph fast ball, to need a treat launcher!  Still, there are some benefits to having a gadget that can pitch a pet treat for you....

LEGO My Lunch: 5 Essentials For Your LEGO Lover's Lunch Box

Meal prep can be monotonous. To take some of the drudgery out of making my daughter's lunch, I sneak stickers into my her lunch box or cut her sandwich into different shapes with cookie cutters. I buy food containers that are reusable and fun. I enjoy making a lunch I know my daughter will be excited to open. Lunches should be fun to eat—and make. And who can’t have fun with LEGOs? Here are five essential items for your LEGO lover’s lunch box.

Bea Szenfeld’s Strangely Exquisite Paper Collections

Paper is a ubiquitous material, but up until now has never been used as a substitute for fabric in a line of apparel. While this may seem a bit far out, it's here. Read on for more about these amazing  paper collections created by Bea Szenfeld.

Zendome: Unique Structure For Your Yard Or Weekend Getaway Spot

Able to enclose spaces ranging from 20 to 1,000 square meters, the Zendome geodesic domes were designed for commercial use--information stands, pop-up stores, etc--however, their unique design can be utilized to accent your home's yard space or provide a shelter with a great view at your favorite getaway.

PNY Lego USB Drives Add 16GB Storage To Your Builds

Flash drives encased in Lego bricks are hardly a new concept, but these ones from PNY have the Lego Group's official blessing. They're cheap, too.

TK-Tool Epotimizes Fitness Device Simplicity

It looks like a cross between a punching pad and a push up bar, or maybe just a tiger printed shield. The TK-Tool is, in some ways, all of the above. You can use it as a punching pad/shield or as a push up bar or to do bicep curls or tricep extensions. The TK-Tool is a simple device with a lot of uses.

Roll Up Sail Turns Your Paddle Board Into A Mini Sail Boat

Paddle boarding is a great way to enjoy the outdoors while staying active. However, every so often the staying active part becomes a little difficult, like those times when you're going against the current, paddling like crazy. With the roll up sail, you can turn your paddle board into a mini sailing vessel.

Beacon LED Yoga Mat Will Teach You Proper Poses

Want to take up yoga? You could, of course, hire a personal trainer or take a class or two. You could even try to learn via instructional book or DVD. You could also check out this new concept from Molly Duffy--Beacon, an LED Yoga Mat that can teach you yoga.

Traditional Japanese Porcelain Cups Mix Medieval Monks With Skateboards, Horse Masks & More

Skateboarding monks? On my traditional Japanese porcelain cup? It's more likely than you think, if the traditional Japanese porcelain tableware comes from Kutani Choemon, a 130-year-old Japanese pottery maker who looks ahead instead of back for inspiration.