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Mokulock Wooden Bricks: Not The Green LEGO Blocks You Were Looking For

Mokulock's wooden bricks are what you'd get if, say, the LEGO company made and marketed their world-famous bricks a thousand years ago instead of right here, right now.

China's First Mobile Phone Only Sidewalk Puts Smartphone Users In Their Place

Tired of accidents caused by self-absorbed texters, tweeters and Facebook status updaters? Hey, who isn't? The Chinese city of Chongqing decided enough is enough, installing a segregated mobile phone-only sidewalk along a portion of popular Yangren Street.

The BioCouture Innovation: Will Bacteria Rule Fashion's Future?

Will your next pair of shoes be grown rather than manufactured? Environmental challenges and strained natural resources are forcing the evolution of different ways to produce sustainable consumer products. Read on to learn more about one designer's solution that may well shape the future of the fashion world.

Nissan's New Infiniti ESQ Shines In Mirror Finish Silver Paint

How shiny is TOO shiny? A new Infiniti ESQ recently displayed at a popular Beijing shopping mall answers the question after just a few seconds of reflection.

Stellé Audio Clutch: Wearable Tech Innovation Meets Audio Couture

An exciting new wearable tech product for the ladies,  the Stellé Audio Clutch is an edgy innovation, marking a fusion with fantasy, accessory fashions, music and technology. Read on to learn more about this new, top-of-the-line design audio clutch bag.

Fermented Fashion: Wearable Tech Garments Smell Like a Hangover

A dirty petri dish brought about the discovery of penicillin and in the same sort of vein, although arguably less momentous, a contaminated vat of wine was the catalyst for the phenomenon known as 'fermented fashion.' Read on for more details about this edgy Australian wearable tech innovation.

Transparent Bathrooms All The Rage At Chinese College

Inviting friends over to your dorm room just got WAY more awkward! Students checking out the newly built double-occupancy rooms at Wuhan Institute of Bioengineering were shocked to discover the bathroom walls were made from transparent glass – a design feature intended to save electricity according to college administrators.

Frog Backpack Gets The Jump On Back-to-School Fashion

Kick your schoolday fashion quotient into high gear with the Frog Backpack from Japan's Tokyo Otaku Mode. The shiny (not slimy) backpack features straps disguised as amphibian arms and “skin” as green as a new lily pad.

The Mink 3-D Make Up Printer: Wearable Tech’s Cosmetic Innovation

Harvard graduate, Grace Choi, has invented a 3-D prototype printer called Mink that enables users to print any form of makeup right from their home. Read on to learn more about this amazing wearable tech innovation.

School Running Track Sports Innovative Rooftop Design

A four-story tall Chinese elementary school with space issues and an oval roof solved the former by utilizing the latter, laying down a rubberized rooftop track surface and securely fencing it in.

Curry Restaurant Background Music CDs Are So Hot Right Now

Opening up a curry restaurant in Japan? Unless you've already arranged for a house band to soothe diners ears while your food sears their palates, you'll want to invest in JVC Music's series of Indian Curry Music BGM CDs.

Retro 2 Con Famicom Earphone Mic Channels Classic 1980's Gamer Design

The Retro 2 Con Famicom Earphone Mic from Datel Japan evokes the Eighties 8-bit era and Nintendo's groundbreaking Famicom without sacrificing the high-tech conveniences we've all come to know and love.

New Toyota Mark X Yellow Label – A Better, Brighter Camry?

Toyota's Mark X (pronounced “Mark EX”) offers Camry-class car buyers a front engine/rear drive alternative (with optional AWD) to the popular front-drive Camry. Now Toyota's sweetening the deal by offering specially-trimmed versions of the Mark X in a choice of colors including the lemon-hued Yellow Label.

Undercover Colors Nail Polish: Wearable Tech Meets Crime Prevention

Can science combine with fashion accessories to prevent sexual assault? According to one fingernail polish start-up company, the answer, hands down, is yes. Read on for more about this unexpected collaboration.

Augmented Reality Gets Its Big Boy Pants

Still thinking Augmented Reality (AR) is a fad at worst or science fiction at best? Is it just a passing distraction-dujour for teen gamers, before they move onto the next new shiny thing? Or is truly disruptive technology that’s on the cusp of enhancing our every day lives?