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Russia’s New Unauthorized Computer Access Protection Device

The processing of three-dimensional images aimed to raise a computer’s level of protection from unauthorized access is now a Russian reality. Read on, but watch out for that camera!

Zen And The Shadow Art Of The Riddled Table

When a table and the light that passes through its glass top and sculpted stands creates such "rippled" shadows as those from the Rippled Table, it cries out for its own special room, a meditation room.

Russia’s Naval Grenade Launchers: Shiver Everyone’s Timbers!

The colorful age of bearded pirates in velvet brocade and knee high boots sweeping the decks of Spanish galleons laden with gold may well be a thing of the past, but sea piracy is a real threat today and Russia’s top arms producer is fighting back. Read and…keep your distance!

Lumigram Launches Party Wear

French design house Lumigram is really living up to its motto of "Light for Style." Now Lumigram has launched a range of evening wear for both men and women including sexy bras and shawls.

Something's Fishy Here... The Top 'Ate' Strangest Sushi

Sushi - It's delicious, nutritious and made from fishes, but for some folks that's just not enough. Ignoring the traditional mother's maxim of "Don't play with your food!" and then taking it to a whole new level, we present the Top 'Ate' Strangest Sushi.

Fabulous Chair Concept: Only 100 Shock Absorbers To Go!

Alessandro Bêda has a super cool idea for a chair and, if he can make it work with 100 gas shock absorbers, he can make his mark on a whole new line of furniture.

Toyota Winglet Lines-Up with Segway

As gas prices rise, more and more people are beginning to resort to scooters and personal mobility devices. Toyota apparently wanted a stake in this market and put their robotics team to work, the final design being a smaller and more agile version of the Segway.

Mascara With The Shakes: Review of Lancome Oscillation Mascara

After the press hype that Lancome Oscillation mascara has received, I normally would not have the slightest interest in the product. I mean, big deal, so the mascara wand vibrates? What rational person would fall for a gimmick like a vibrating mascara wand? You might as well put a battery in a pencil. But...

Girls Get the Anime Look with Extra-Wide Contact Lenses

Anime girls are known for their big-eyed beauty; so much so that Japanese girls are now trying to snag anime-obsessed Otaku by wearing extra-wide tinted contact lenses.

Ancient Chinese Puzzle Brings New Characters To Your Walls

Tangram puzzles are still made and still played all over the world. But designer Daniele Lago has put together some elegant geometric shapes that you can play with on your walls, making real characters out of the components, and some extra storage room for books, cd's, office files, and curios.

The Olympics In Detroit: Technology Helps Athletes Stay In Medal-Winning Shape

Doctors in Detroit are taking a close look at the Olympic women's soccer team... but not for the same reason sports fans are watching.

Vibering Jewelry Senses Danger To Help Deaf

People who are hard of hearing or deaf miss out not only on the sweet sound of music or the sound of a loved ones voice, they also cannot register more important sounds like car horns or any other sounds of danger emanating from out of sight sources.

Vibering is a path breaking concept in the life of everyone who is hearing impaired.


Japan's Aging Population Deals with Old Man Smell

Old Man Smell... Seems that's what's on the minds - and noses - of Japan's aging population these days. Concerned salarymen are looking to a new series of specially formulated products to eliminate age-related aromas.

The Anger Busting Vending Machine

I'll admit it. When I get really angry, I feel like breaking something. Picking up a big glass or dinner plate and smashing it against the wall would make me feel better. I know it would. I've just never done it, because frankly, I just don't want to pick up the pieces.

Sock It To Me! Fashion Footwear Takes a Leap Back

After seemingly taking modern fashion as far as it can possibly go, many in Japan are looking back to traditional styles of clothing. Take these distinctive "tabi" socks, for example, updated with pleasing colors and attractive patterns.

Shadow Lighting Your Interior Design, Peter Buning Style

Shadows give depth to your interior design during the day and steal the show at night. Shadows are mysterious, organic, architectural, romantic, fascinating... and they can add dimension and design to your interiors without weighing them down.

Sh!t Happens! Why Not Have A Fun Place To Put It?

Jungeschachtel (shit happens) is a new design agency founded by two established graphic, advertising, and packaging designers -- Nina Dautzenber and Andrea Gadesmann -- and the agency dog, Cuno, whose prior experience was being "the cutest little lab on earth."

Quell the Smell with Deodorant Clothing

Call it "don't mask, don't smell" clothing! Specially treated fibers used to make Aoki's summer clothing line not only absorb odors, they kill the bacteria that make them.

Fire Up Your Romance With The Travelmate Portable Fireplace!

Now here's a design that's bound to catch fire. A traveling gas fireplace!

This DIY Design Project Is One For The BOTTLEBOY!

Of course, you could mount some metal hooks on your walls to hang your handbag or hat when you come in the door. But the Bottleboy has so much more appeal, recycles a PET plastic bottle, and makes a great DIY project: you can make one Bottleboy hook or a whole wardrobe full of them!