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Mighty Wallet™ - Put Your Money Where Your Art Is

Tough economic times are hitting consumers where it hurts - in their wallets. MOMAstore Japan and artist Terrence Kelleman have the cure for your fiscal pain: the Art Lover Wallet.

New Russian Water Purification Technology: Best in the World?

Researchers from Pyatigorsk, a famous Russian mineral water resort, have developed a new technology for water purification, which they claim to be the best in the world. Read all about this exciting and innovative technological advance that does not require any energy sources to maintain itself.

High Tide Heels

The design of the shoes got me thinking, with global warming and rising water levels, high heel flippers might one day become an essential part of our lives.

A Practical, Adorable, And Ghostly Salt Squad From d-VISION

When something grabs you, well it just does, and you can't forget it. This happened to me when I spotted the Salt Squad on the d-VISION website. The attitude, the freshness, the impish, ghostly appearance of the Salt Squad shakers just drove me nuts... so now you can go nuts too!

Unknown Beast Washes up on Russian Shores: What is it?

They say a picture is worth a thousand words and that axiom is no more applicable than at this moment. For the strange and unknown creature that washed up on a Russian beach almost 5,000 miles east of Moscow, there are few words to describe its mysterious and unsettling appearance. Read on and try not to look.

Is This Bacon Art For Consumption Or Introspection?

Perhaps Simone Racheli doesn't even know that bacon scarves are a craze and that the bacon scarf designers wish that their creations looked as realistic as Racheli's sculptures. What he has created, though, are sculptures of inanimate objects, that have animal (and human) insides, like fat, meat, guts, bones... And, like animals prepared for consumption, their skins have been removed.

Loofah Gone Wild! 8 PIE Studio Natural Fiber Seating Designs

Looking like huge modeled loofah scrubs, some of the seating designs by Project Import Export (PIE) Studio may look, at first, like misfits for home interiors But the furniture lines are sensual, the shapes are contoured, and with a few cushions they look really smart and very comfortable.

Russian and Japanese Barcodes: A New Venue For Artistic Expression

Most would agree that these ubiquitous, plain parallel lines are merely emblems of our consumer oriented cultures. Whoever would have thought they would have become roses among the thorns of commercialism and tower as artistic creations especially in Japan and Russia? Read on, if you don’t believe and read on if you do.

Wall Street Journal Announces Innovation Awards For 2008

The Wall Street Journal announced the recipients of its 2008 Technology Innovation Awards. The top award went to Vidacare, a U.S. firm, that created the EZ-IO device, a high-speed drill that delivers medications and other fluids directly into bones.

12+ Padded Walls And Other Exquisitely Tufted Designs

In all the old Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers movies, decor was so voluptuous, so plump, so satiny... The more geometric the lines, the more rich and expensive-looking was the decor. That's the way it is with tufting - what the French call capitonnage or capitonné.

Japan's Robotic Unicyclist... Yes, Wheelie

Japan is widely heralded as being in the forefront of robotic technology, and this new, self-balancing schoolgirl robot is just the latest example. "Seiko-chan" was designed to ride a unicycle because, well, we're not quite sure but we do know it's cool!

11 Bizarre Backpacks That Go Beyond the Basics

The backpack has evolved like never before. Now we have backpacks that double up as jets, bicycles, personal masseurs and even refrigerators. Take a look at 11 Bizarre examples of all that a backpack can be:

 


Ring Cellphone: A Ring and A Phone

Technology and design along with fashion have taken a giant leap forward with this innovation: The Ring Cellphone. Designed by Industrial designer Tao Ma, the Ring Cellphone can be worn by both men or women.

Where Fish And Fowl Can Meet And Greet

Caged birds and tanked fish rarely have opportunity to visit each other, and the mere fact that these pets are contained makes them more vulnerable to boredom. French designer Constance Guisset has designed a new world for pet fish and fowl, one where the air and water world can interact a bit.

Small Bathroom? Make It Vertical With Vertabrae®

Hate your small bathroom? Vertebrae® is a new vertical bathroom design by Design Odyssey Ltd. that will give you your space!

'Tamagotchi Plus Color' Updates the Original Digital Pocket Pet

Tamagotchi, the digital pet that became a Nineties icon, is making a colorful comeback! Hoping to repeat the phenomenal success of its digital pet, Bandai has added an LCD color screen and upped the digital content to match.

Thanks For Coming, Now Go Away!

Don't you sometimes wish that you could tell your guests to leave? Maybe it's not that they bore you, you're just not in the mood for company. Well, come in and see this crazy doormat....

How To Make A Toxin-Free Gold Nanoparticle

Gold nanoparticles that are used today in medicine and other fields of technology, are broken down from gold compounds, or "gold salts," with synthetic chemicals, some of which are toxic -- bad for you, bad for the environment. A research team from the University of Missouri just made big news by finding a biocompatible and environmentally friendly method of obtaining gold nanoparticles through "green" chemistry.

Russia’s Navy in Venezuela: What’s Really Going On?

Washington officials have not been taking the recent Russian and Venezuelan joint naval exercises being conducted close to American territorial waters very seriously. Some, however, are questioning what kind of forces these warships will present in the near future. Read on for some disturbing information.

The Dazzling NEW Museum Of Arts And Design (MAD)

It's taken a few years from design to realization, but the Museum of Arts And Design (MAD) will finally re-open in its new dazzling diggs on September 27, 2008. Its new address: 2 Columbus Circle, right at the southwest corner of Central Park, and right at the heart of New York City's world stage for theatre, ballet, orchestra, opera, and now arts and design.