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'Reflection of Mineral' House Proves Urban Design is Hard

Tokyo is a nice place to visit and you WOULD want to live there - especially if your home was the 'Reflection of Mineral' house by innovative urban architect Yasuhiro Yamashita.

Moscow Art Gallery and Tattoed Pigs: Art Imitating Life?

Artists have always been considered those who live and work “outside of the established form,” but Belgian conceptualist, Wim Delvoye, quite literally pushes that envelope to its ultimate extreme with his creation of tattoed pigs currently on display at a Moscow Art gallery. Read on and…grunt.

eco:Drive To Help Reduce Fuel Consumption

With fuel prices as high as they are, many people are going to great lengths to alter their driving habits to improve the efficiency of their vehicles and stretch those gallons a little bit farther. If this sounds like you, Fiat has created a tool that can help you to improve even more.

Russian GPS System Tracks Siberian Bridge

A bridge being built over the Yenisey River in the Krasnoyarsk region of Siberia will have the honor of becoming the first bridge to be partly controlled by Russia's GLONASS satellite navigation system. Read all about this exciting use of space technology here on earth.

Calamete Pasta Fork Enables Neat Noodle Nibbling

Dining just got more dangerous, thanks to the fiendishly spiky Calamete pasta fork!

Arash AF10 Almost Production Ready

About 2 years ago, a British Automotive Company called Arash showed us a prototype of a vehicle called the AF10 at the London Motor Show. Since then not much has been heard about it, until just recently that is.

US To Get Some VW Diesel Action!

Volkswagen offers an amazingly diverse array of powerplants for their vehicles. Sadly, the North American continent doesn't get to see many of the more exciting options due to different standards. That is set to change however, because VW has confirmed they will be building a plant stateside that will produce diesel engines.

Save The Trees, Use Leaves! VerTerra

VerTerra just won the Natural Products Expo East's 2008 Best New Green, Environmentally-Friendly Product Award for its paper plates -- items that are generally considered wasteful! But see how not-wasteful VerTerra is and you will understand why it won this award!


Russian Navy Launches New Strategic Missiles

A new generation of weapons for the Russian armed forces that are designed to pierce anti-missile defense systems is in the air. Read on and learn how all this might affect the balance of world peace …if there really is such a thing.

A Green And Ergonomic Toilet Combo: Washup

The Washup is a conceptual design for a toilet/washing machine combo, to conserve water, save space, and provide a more ergonomic solution to typical washing machine interfaces.

Strange Bench-Fellows "Come A Little Bit Closer"

If the people sitting on this bench look a little perplexed, there's a reason why....

"Light" Dining With Terzani's Ortenzia Table Top

Whether entertaining a sweetheart, a group of intimate friends, or a special group of dignitaries, home lighting cannot be underestimated when it comes tits ability to create mood, especially when it comes to the dinner table. The Ortenzia Table Top can set a mood for any of these occasions.

The Hand Grenade Mouse: Bombs A-W-A-A-A-Y!

Are you plagued with the secret desire to blow up your computer and make it pay for everything bad it has ever done to you? Do you harbor a love for war movies but fear reprisals from friends? Well, then, this Russian hand grenade mouse is for you. Read on but….from a safe distance.

Bigfoot Goes East? Yeti Footprints Discovered by Japanese Researchers

Abominable snowman or improbable snowjob? Researchers from Yeti Project Japan have discovered a set of odd footprints that just might be from the Yeti, Bigfoot's mysterious Asian cousin.

Liposuction May Some Day Save Your Life!

Two researchers at the Bernard O'Brien Institute of Microsurgery in Australia have discovered a method of getting stem cells from fatty tissue and converting them to living heart muscle cells. The stem cells from the fat tissue actually begin beating in rhythm to the heart cells when they are placed together.

All Electric Mini May See Production

The Mini Cooper has captured quite a fan base since its re-introduction in 2001 and with talks of bringing out an all wheel drive version, its popularity will only increase. Another possibility on the Mini's horizon is an all-electric version that could see production in less than 2 years.

Bed Too Short For Your Bedside Table? The Panier Solution

If your bed is a double, or queen, or king size bed, the proper size sheets are available for it. But beds are not made in one standard height any more, and the designers of bedside furniture are only slowly catching on. One stunning and modern solution is the Panier, by French design team Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec.

Strange Holes in the Ground Discovered in Siberia

Residents of Novoselovo district in the Krasnoyarsk region of Siberia have discovered some strange holes in a field some 100 meters (about 400 feet) away from a major highway. What they are and what they mean remain a mystery. Read on, if you dare.

Audi’s All Electric Vehicle Will Not Be A1 Based

The rumors about Audi's all electric vehicle have been around for a while now and until just recently, they were just rumors. However, during a Q and A session at the Paris Motor Show Audi confirmed that they were in fact working on developing their own electric vehicle and they went on to share a few more details.

Decorative Stuffed Animal Chairs By Campana Studio

Moss design store, known by many a design reviewer as, "the best design store in the world," has many extraordinary creations by world renowned interior and industrial designers. I got caught up in browsing through some chair designs on the Moss website, particularly the stuffed animal chair designs of Brazilian brother design team of Fernando and Humberto Campana.