Invention

Social Media's Privacy vs Intimacy, Facebook vs Chatroulette

While the redefinition of privacy continues to engage debate amongst netizens, this current era of pushing boundaries online is on the surface somewhat of a paradox. While many feel that relinquishing data about ourselves subsequently deprives us of control (i.e. Facebook's Open Graph), there are others that are willing to relinquish control in exchange for a random form of intimacy (i.e. Chatroulette's video chat).

Reusable Style Snaps Allow For Quick, No Stitch Hem Changes

Style Snaps are a product that claims to offer a simple, no sewing, no gluing solution to your hemming woes.  These reusable adhesive snaps can be used to change hem length over and over. 

Can Small Scale Really Sell Products to Major Retail?

A common misconception about selling to Major Retailers is that you have to be a large established company in order to sell to them. This is absolutely  not the case! The truth is that there are many small start-up companies with just one product SKU that have gotten their products into Major Retailers. 

The Boy’s Toilet Trainer Helps Your Little Guy Learn To Pee Standing Up

Potty training boys can be a challenge because you have the added task of teaching your toddler how to use the toilet standing up.  For anyone who is about to or currently going through this parenting rite of passage The Boy’s Toilet Trainer is designed to make the ‘standing and peeing’ portion a bit more convenient. 

As Sand Through The Hourglass, So Are The Seconds Of Our Lights

Designers Jia Wen Chen and Wei-Ting Chen have created the Flat Light, a lightswitch/timer combo that helps you to save energy and gives you a visual cue as to when the lights will go dark.

Laser Backpack? The Air Force Busts It Out

Funded by the US Air Force, a new portable backpack laser system has been developed for mapping interior environments and also for being AWESOME.


Next Time You're Stressed Out, Lie On A Bed Of Nails

Have you ever had one of those really rough days when all you can think about is flopping down in bed and letting the stress of the day melt away, only to find that once you are there you still cannot relax and recharge?  Sometimes you are lucky enough to have someone around who gives amazing massages, but for those times when you are on your own or just want to try something new, you could look into the Bed of Nails Relaxation Mat. 

Robot Servants? Now Only An App Away

California designers Willow Garage have created a robot for the masses - or at least the first generation of it. Enter the PR2, and start your Frankenstein Complex engines.


Smokey The Silencer Covers Your Culinary Disasters

You turn your back for what seems like only a few seconds and the inevitable happens – you burn the toast...badly.  The smoke alarm starts blaring and all you can do is grab for a towel and fan it frantically until the smoke finally clears.  If Smokey the Silencer ever makes it to the shelves it could practically eliminate this morning mayhem. 

Exmobaby Biosensor Pajamas Take Baby Monitoring A Step Further

Practically everyone who has a baby uses a baby monitor these days.  Exmovere is now going one step further with this popular parenting gadget.  Come next year they hope to launch Exmobaby biosensor pajamas for your infant. 

Warped Wastebasket Makes Trash More Compactable

New Push-Up concept garbage can aims to make filling it with trash twice as useful and three times as fun. On average.

Conserve Water Or The Fish Gets It

From designer Yan Lu comes the “Poor Little Fish Basin” – a concept sink to help convince consumers to control their water use.

The Frosting Deco Pen Takes Your Baking To The Next Level

I love to bake and can create some pretty amazing tasting confections, but unfortunately when it comes to decorating these pieces of pastry perfection, I often fall short.  The Frosting Deco Pen by Kuhn Rikon may be just the tool to take my decorating from frustrating to fabulous.  

Auditory Inputs Give Sight Of Textual Satisfaction With BabelFisk

From designer Mads Hindhede - he's Mads, Mads we tell you - comes the BabelFisk speech to text translator. Cool, huh? Oh - it's a pair of glasses. Say whaaaat?

Sharky Looks To Be A Bloody Good Tea Infuser

If you are an avid shark enthusiast, watching Jaws every movie night and never missing a shark special on TV, yet you also enjoy the refined tradition of a hot cup of steeped tea then the Sharky Tea Infuser is made for you.  This tea accessory, by Argentinean designer Pablo Matteoda, is an unexpected combination of elegance and gory fun.