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Surge Protectors Just Got Circular

Surge protectors aren’t pretty. They can look extremely ugly with a lot of cords everywhere and are capable of tripping you if you’re not careful. But a company called Kreative Power hopes to change the look of these hideous electrical outcasts.

Hearthware’s Nu-Wave Infrared Oven: A New Kind of Air-Conditioner

Whoever heard of an infrared oven that keeps house cool? No one; that is, until now. Read more about this incredible kitchen appliance from Hearthware.

Compact Single Person’s Cooker: When Two is a Crowd

People who live alone and are too busy most of the time to plan healthy and/or gourmet meals will love this new compact cooker that does the job for them. Read on for more details.

Jailhouse Frocks are Japan's Latest Fashion Trend

A series of stark, black & white aprons and totes emblazoned with the Hakodate Juvenile Prison logo in both Japanese and English has proven so popular, inmates can't keep up with demand.

Don't Keep Your Favorite Clothes Closeted: Use Them As Lampshades!

It's the Clothes Hanger Lamp. Yes, you read it right. It’s a lamp that uses clothing as a lampshade. Designed by Hector Serrano for the prolific Dutch design house Droog, the Clothes Hanger Lamp leaves a laundry list of opportunities to create new looks.

Orange Juice Motion Lamp: Retro Groovy

Remember those weird lava lamps from another psychedelic time and place? Well, they are sort of back, sort of. Read on for all the groovy details!

Mohawk Drink Hat: One For The…Warpath?

Is the world ready for the new Mohawk Drink Hat? I don’t know, but look out because…here it comes!

Scatalogical Door Handle Is Universal Symbol For Bathroom

Need something on your bathroom door that says "bathroom" in a universal language? French designer Florence Doleac created a door handle that does just that. Poignée signalétique could be translated into "identifiable door handle" or an "identifiable handshake," as you wish. But let's not quibble about which translation to use; scatologic is universal.

Going Green With Windows

MIT Scientists have taken solar powered energy and combined it with windows to make a new combination that might be greener than you think.

Can You Ever Have Enough Octopus Chandeliers? 6 That Leave You Wanting More

Adam Wallacavage is a brilliant photographer and sculptor who sculpts chandeliers - surrealistic octopus chandeliers, some with sinuous arms swept by the movements of the sea, others at rest, and still others showing off their prey. Here are a mere six octopus chandeliers to arouse your appetite for more!

Israel’s Marital Mitzvah Machine - The ATM

What would you think if you walked into a wedding reception and saw an ATM at the front door?

Fleeing From Originality

One new concept for a digital camera is looking soar into the air, literally.

Dragon Fire King Kamado Charcoal Grill: For All Seasons And Seasonings

There are charcoal grills and then there are charcoal grills. Read all about the Dragon Fire King Kamado Grill and why it is a cut above others of its ilk.

Nerd-Approved, Lunch Monkey Mayo Cup With Banana Spoon

This handy little bento product from the folks at Nerd-Approved has entered the world of weird and wacky gadgets. Read all about its unique magic.

New Travel Ad Campaign Highlights Reliability

An innovative new ad campaign for Cox & Kings Travel focuses on the company's longevity in the hopes of building trust in its services.

Colorful Sanitary Napkins Cheer Up a Blue Period

Feminine protection – whether it's pads, napkins or liners, this essential women's hygiene product has been the last frontier for marketers who seek to embellish every product with “designer” cachet. No longer, at least not in Japan where new colorful pads sport stylish designer prints.

This Scarecrow® Really Works!

Have you exhausted your options when it comes to getting rid of pesky animals (not your own, of course) from your backyard?

Well, here's a Scarecrow® that really works!


Made To Order Spooky Shades For Your Interior Lights

Naked lamps can be harsh on the eyes, but also on your interior design. An interesting lamp or chandelier shade allows your light to make a design statement that can change the whole atmosphere of its surroundings. Take this mildly spooky Lampshade by British textile artist Julie Roberts...

The Almost Complete Guide to Voice Changers

Voice changers offer anonymity for whatever reason you choose to use them for.

Starbucks Japan Grows While American Stores Close

Starbucks is closing over 600 stores in the USA alone this year as the coffee giant goes through a painful contraction, yet its Japanese subsidiary continues to grow while posting very tasty sales numbers. Is Starbucks Japan doing something different, or are they destined to echo the mother company's boom and bust?