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Mannequin Lamps "At Your Command"

Consistent with my theory that today's designers just want to have fun, comes Daniel Loves Objects, an industrial designer from Singapore, who clearly had a great deal of fun creating his "At Your Command" mannequin lamps.

Wear a Fin and Pretend To Be A Dolphin: Great Idea?

The Dolphin Fin Swimming Accessory known to those in the aquatic know as Patent#US D494652 is an idea whose time may or may not have arrived even though it is sort of here anyway. Perhaps someone needs to ask the dolphins how they feel about it? After all, inquiring minds always seek to know.

Strange Business Idea: Online Shopping Website Hugs Its Shipments

Soul's Calling, an online shopping website that features inspirational products, may seem like a normal business, but to see why it's so strange, you need to look at it a little bit closer. The owner of this weird and wacky home business, believes in Positive Energy Transfer which she instills in her products through prayer, meditation, and of course, hugging.

Wacky Wearable Gadget: World’s Smallest Watch For Your Finger Nail

Timex and Core77 have collaborated to introduce one of the world's smallest watches. This unique, wearable gadget is disposable timepiece designed to mould to your fingernail and with its light up function makes a bold fashion statement.


Surreal Rings That Bind

Fired with creativity, tempered with nature, these rings will surely command a second glance and are guaranteed conversation makers, even if they do not take your relationship to newer heights.

Education Begins in The Womb: Great Idea?

The Fetal Educator Strap, which is sometimes referred to as Patent# US 6840775 provides a way for a mother to discuss matters with her chlid before it enters the world. Brilliant in its simplicity, this invention may make all of us question exactly when a child’s education should begin. Read on, but watch what you say.

Rinspeed Unofficially Unveils the iChange--Talks Production

A short while back, we brought you the story of the Rinspeed iChange Concept vehicle. The iChange is essentially a single seat sports car that, when necessary, could extend the cabin area to hold up to three people. Since then, Rinspeed has refined the concept car and the time has finally come to unveil it to the world.

Fraunhofer Institute working on 3-Dimensional Dashboard

Car dashboards are slowly but steadily becoming a conglomeration of technology. More and more information can be readily displayed upon request and in some cases, the entire thing can be customized right down to the finest detail. In keeping with this progression, Fraunhofer Institute has developed what could be the next big jump in dashboard technology.

Arsenic: Is This Ancient Poison a Modern Remedy?

News sources in Hong Kong have released information concerning the success of some leukemia patients that have been treated with a combination of arsenic and vitamin A. How far has this poison dating back to an 8th century A.D Arab alchemist named Jabir really come? Read on for some startling details.

Urawaza: Time Tested Tips for Troubled Times

Urawaza is Japanese for "clever lifestyle tips and tricks", and that's what this colorfully covered book by Lisa Katayama delivers in spades. What's more, the current financial crisis has made Urawaza's blend of folk wisdom and cheap fixes all that much more helpful.

New BraDryer To Be Customized To Your Bra Size!

From 32 to 44, from B to DD, the BraDryer will have a shape just like yours... or your bra's anyway.

Twitter vs. Facebook - Battle of the Social Goliaths

How social are these mega social networks? Well social enough for Facebook to have courted Twitter most recently...to only be rebuffed as a lustful suitor too eager to get to third base before the first pitch was thrown. Back in fall of 2008, Facebook offered Twitter $500 million in stock to wed and bed her.

Beware Of Fakes

These non-licensed brand name products might last a few days, or if you are lucky, you might just be able to say, "I can't believe this is not the real stuff."


Do You Need Some Help Kissing?: Great Idea?

Patent# US 6789799 is called the Kissing Shield Game and Method of Use Thereof. One would think that the human race has evolved far enough so that kissing is an acceptable art form, but perhaps it hasn’t. French and other type kisses spread germs and this inventor has the answer for preventing this. Read on but be careful. Germs are lurking, watching and waiting to pounce on unsuspecting lovers everywhere.

I Beams Are Right At Home In Architect's Interior Design

You wouldn't think that I beams, common beams used in construction, would make comfortable pieces of furniture and, even less so, very attractive furniture. Not until you see Filippo Ghezzani's very livable and "workable" line of interior design...