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Good Design International Award: Celebrating Modern Design

Enter its 64th year, the Good Design International Award continues to celebrate the latest and greatest innovative products and industrial goods from all over the world. With dozens of categories available to showcase your ingenuity, there’s surely a special place for your bright ideas to this classic Chicago-based contest!

Looking For Novel Ideas: 26th DuPont Awards For Packaging Innovation

Once again, DuPont is looking throughout the packaging industry for the year’s most innovative, environmentally responsible and overall fantastic designs. If you’ve recently helped to design a consumer friendly bag, box, wrapper, container or other piece of professional packaging, it’s your time to shine!

Urb-E Is An E-Scooter That Folds Up

The Urb-E Electric Scooter is perfect for the trendy, start-up employee or the over-zealous college student. Designed to traverse 20+ miles on one charge, and topping out at 15 miles per hour the Urb-E goes from transportation method to rolling luggage in a few simple motions. With two models available, a three-wheeled version and a more agile two-wheeled version, will the Urb-E be right for you?

Get Inspired For Dutch Design Competition USA 2014!

Calling all Dutch and American inventors! Kikkerland and Shapeways are teaming up to produce 500 copies of your Dutch-inspired item. Time to bury them with an avalanche of fun ideas!

What is the Leia Display System? Well, it's... Cool.

Within the next five years we may have holographic telephone systems akin to the Dejarik game in Star Wars (you know... the one with the little monsters... "Let the Wookiee win").  I don't know about you, but I can't wait!

Here's A Tip: The Touch Point Stylus Pencil Topper

Sometimes a real simple idea can make a big difference in how we accomplish things.  I think this very small, simple gadget has the capacity to do just that, and it comes out at a time when most of us can use it - and chuckle while we do....


The 2014 IES Illumination Awards Are Looking For Bright Designers!

Are you an interior designer or innovator in the field of lighting? If so, then it’s time to earn some well-deserved recognition for your brilliant work by submitting it to the 2014 IES Illumination Awards. Winning the Award of Excellence is a huge achievement for anyone devoted to pioneering lighting systems, and it shows how brightly your work shines!

June Bracelet Combines Ultra Trendy Style And Anti-Aging Benefits

Getting a new piece of jewelry is exciting! Finding a way to avoid wrinkles is, in my opinion, even more thrilling. Imagine my joy in discovering the June bracelet that combines both.

41st Annual Interior Design Competition To Honor Great Designs

It’s that time again: the International Interior Design Association is accepting entries for the 41st Annual Interior Design Competition. If you are an architect or interior designer with some fantastic work completed after January 1st, 2012, you just might deserve an award!

The Totally Practical, Extraordinarily Stunning Canine's Raincoat

When you see the dogs on the runway in this fabulous Canine's Raincoat, you will want one for your dog!


Design Donkey Calf Raise Attachment For Smith Machine, Win $1,000!

3D Technology and GrabCAD are looking for talented exercise equipment designers to develop an attachment for Smith machines to make donkey calf raises comfortable, safe and easy to perform. Share your fitness prowess, and you can earn up to $1,000!

PetChatz Lets You Bond With Your Pet While Away

Pet parents will soon have another way to communicate with their dogs and cats while they're at work or out of town.  PetChatz, which will ship in just a few months, is now pre-selling its Greet & Treat Videophone - imagine Skype that delivers treats and scents!

Design Razor’s Latest PowerWing Scooter, Win Big!

Hey inventors! How would you like to innovate the classic three wheeled body-powered scooter for Razor USA, Siemens, Luxion and GrabCAD? There’s cash and prizes if you impress the iconic scooter makers!

Open Wide For the Kolibree Bluetooth Toothbrush

It seems like practically everything has Bluetooth capabilities these days, but there is one place the technology hasn’t hit yet- your mouth. That is, until now. Get ready; coming soon to a mouth near you is the Kolibree Bluetooth Toothbrush.

What is the Selk'bag? A Camper's Dream... To a Point

Until recently I went camping several times per year.  And believe it or not, it gets damned cold in Florida during certain months.  So, when nature calls and you've gotta crawl out of that tent at 3 A,M... well, this is close to an answer to staying warm.

KJB Security Camera Lens Cup Has an Eye on You... And a Cup a' Joe.

Well, okay... it's not a real lens.  But if you are into photography, you may want to check out this clever coffee mug.  And it also has a coaster for cookies!

The UpBed™ Literally Gets You Out Of Bed In The Morning

Many of us have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning, but that may be more a reflection of our mental state than physical.  For those with conditions that physically limit their ability to get out of bed without assistance, whether due to arthritic conditions, balance issues, or injury, the new UpBed™ Ajustable Lift Bed can really make a big difference in their independence.

The WildCat -- A New All-Terrain Robot that Sort of Looks Like a Monster

Look at that picture on the right.  Looks innocuous enough, right?  Well, wait until you see this thing in motion.  Quite scary.  But, scariness aside, there is something to say about the WildCat robot.  It may just be the way to cover long distances across all sorts of terrain at a rather rapid pace.

King Robota -- A Real Giant Robot?

Ranging anywhere from eight to sixteen feet in height, King Robota manufactures some amazing robots designed for corporate events and large entertainment venues.  But... how much of the robot is a robot?

Innovate Transporting Party Food, Win Great Kitchen Swag From Instructables Potluck Contest!

When bringing food to a party, you’re worried about it tipping over in the car, getting too cold, melting or otherwise morphing into a gross-looking glob before you get there. If you’re perfected transporting casseroles, pies and other snacks, enter the Potluck Contest to win some sweet swag!