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For Chocoholics Only: Diva Chocolate Grilling Rubs

When I go out with a female friend for a long lunch, a leisurely drink, or a hike across a nearby lake, I can expect to come back with a new scheme. A business venture, a new product, a book, a campaign for a cause, or something will come out of it. It may not stick; it usually doesn't. But let two women dish for awhile and they're going to get into trouble. So it must have been when Heather and Julie went on a camping trip together and cooked up Diva Chocolate Grilling Rubs.

Otohime Saves Face by Sounding Like a Flush

Toilet noises can be embarrassing, but what's a shy girl to do besides repeatedly flushing in situ? Japan's answer is the Otohime - an electronic "flush" that saves face as well as water.

The Filterbrella -- Rain Filtering Umbrella

A simple yet powerful concept, the Filterbrella is an extremely innovative and eco friendly umbrella. The canopy is made of compostable polylactic acid plastic blends, which makes it environment friendly. Adding to the environment friendliness is the innovative activated carbon filter in its hollow rod.

Looking Ahead: Flatware That Stands Up!

Did you ever wonder why flatware always lies on the table or in a coffin-like holder in the drawer? I never gave it a thought until I saw this photo of the Sunny Side Up cutlery, I not only started to wonder, but am still wondering why it took so long and whether stand-up flatware will be the wave of the future?

Let Loopa Lower Leaks And Spills

Young children love to explore, and sometimes that involves taking a mid morning snack “to go.” If you are tired of trailing behind your toddler with a mop or broom, the Loopa Bowl may be ideal for your household.


Three Great Gifts For A First Father's Day

Father’s Day is right around the corner, and when it comes to gift giving for new dads, a little innovation and a bit of humor can go a long way.

Shotgun Belt Buckles

Albert Mardaga reinvented the belt buckle using a mechanism similar to the opening of a shotgun action. While wearing the L'A Mardaga belt buckle, the firearms enthusiast can now have a constant reminder of this art.

What A Gift! Towel Cakes Are Sooo Tempting!

More tempting than a funnel cake... More luscious than a tunnel cake... the Towel Cake has arrived! And what a great gift it makes for Father's Day, wedding showers, baby showers, birthdays....just about any occasion for a sweets-lover! The Towel Cake, by Le Patissier, will make your recipients drool!

Honda Appeals to "Man's Best Friend"

We will almost always go out of the way to make life easier for our pets. Knowing this, Honda has made a very noticeable turn towards pets in hope of selling more vehicles to pet owners and some of the outcomes have some very high expectations.

The Double Life Of A Grill Boy

I love surprise gadgets and the Grill Boy is one. It's a stylish stainless steel magnet shaped like a broad, flat stick figure, with grooves for hands and feet. But the grooves are all different sizes, so don't try to fit your Grill Boy with pairs of mittens and socks...

Innovative Gravity Defying Shoes

While investigating shock absorption for buildings and automobiles, scientists discovered a special polymer that was both lightweight and absorbed shock and vibration. This material forms the sole of these innovative shoes.

Toyota's Night View Identifies Pedestrians

Nightime driving is an area that can always be improved upon. We now have headlights that turn with the steering wheel to essentially "see" around corners and detectors on the front of our cars that will warn the driver of something in the road ahead. Toyota took that a step farther by putting together a system that can recognise humans and feed the information straight to the dash.

Sculptor Makes His Own Car Out of Polyurethane

Polyurethane...you know, the same stuff we use to fill in the annoying little cracks along the window. It has now made it's debut in the automotive world as more than just a filler. A Lithuanian "sculptor" has built almost an entire vehicle out of the mirale stuff, and it doesn't look all that bad.

The Well-Dressed Dog At A Wedding: Trend-Setting Elegance For Dog Grooms

Western European custom has it that the human bridegroom dress in a conservative dark suit or tuxedo at his wedding: the bride should never be upstaged, and that's as it should be! But dog brides better be prepared to share the stage when it comes to the newest fashions for dog grooms. These trend setters are anything but reserved.

The Well-Dressed Dog At A Wedding: 10 Awesome Dog Bridal Gowns

Whether it's the mild temperatures, the aura of the summer solstice, or there's just more love in the air, a June wedding always has the ring of a destiny fulfilled. There are some breathtaking designer ready-to-wear dog bridal gowns for summer and early fall, so there's no need to have one custom-made. I've selected some awesome gowns from the unbelievable array available this wedding season.

New World Record for Largest Single-Cylinder Motorcycle

When we think of today's motorcycles, most people will automatically picture a V-Twin on a sunny afternoon. We sometimes forget about the hard hitting single cylinders. However, Franz Langer has come up with something that should bring the spotlight back to single cylinders for at least a while.

BananaHandle: Because Chimps Don't Burn Themselves On Hot Pans

As Fred says, "You've never seen a chimpanzee burn himself on a hot pan, have you?" Fred's the man behind dozens of creative, humorous, and amazingly functional gadgets for the home, and particularly, for entertaining. The BananaHandle's one of Fred's latest products and you have to admit, it looks like more fun than most pot holders.

Custom Portrait Cufflinks

Available in gold, silver, white gold or platinum these unique cufflinks are designed to be miniature portraits. When not in use, the two halves snap together to form a miniature bust.

Selling Cellphones to the Gray Generation

Society may be aging but the older generation still wants to enjoy the benefits of technology. Marketers like Japan's NTT Docomo realize this and their new Raku Raku ("Easy Easy") Phone Basic S cellphone brings hi-tech back to basics.

Luna: A Watch to Watch Out For

A combination of stainless steel, Swarovski's finest crystal, a portion of Signity's brilliance in gems, a Spessartite Garnet and the design element of John Pszeniczny have gone into creating the Luna watch, a uber cool time machine.