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To Die For ... Star Trek Urns and Baseball Caskets!

Clint Mytych, chief executive of Eternal Image, wanted to take marketing to the final frontier.  So his company designed caskets with team logos of Major League Baseball teams, Star Trek themed urns, Vatican themed merchandise and more.

Can The Aeropress Deliver The Perfect Cup Of Coffee?

Would you believe that you can make a cup of espresso or cafe americano in 30 seconds flat and it would be the best cup of coffee you ever tasted?

Calico Café Caters to Cat Cuddlers Craving Kitten Companionship

'Rent A Cat' cafés like Calico in western Tokyo are catching on with wannabe pet owners in Japan's big cities who find their furry feline friends are barred from rental apartments.

Maintain the Balance with One Smart Bookshelf

I love books. I love balance. I might love balancing books. I've tried the book-on-the-head model walk before, and can make it quite some distance before the inevitable toppling, but what of maintaining the balance of my knowledge? Insert pensive nod and eyebrow lift here.

False Teeth For Cats! What Next?

In an age when the humanization of pets seems to have few boundaries and little purpose but self-amusement, false teeth for cats might be grouped with cat clothing and wigs in the 'eccentric cat lady' category. But is false teeth for cats or any animal so crazy?


Zip Your Lights Down Low With the Zipper Light

Has Freddy Krueger made a comeback? David Ngo's Zipper Light might suggest that, but thankfully it's only his clever design that's razor sharp.

Easter Egg Waterproof LED Lights Enhance Romance

Bored with your monotonous, monotone lifestyle? Sure you are - that's why you need these Banpresto 'Feeling Egg' Waterproof Lifestyle Lights, and just in time for Easter. Ambient lighting that adds color and egg-citement to booths, baths or both!

Drunken Butterfly Master: Paul Villinski's Beer Can Art

As the classic adage states, "One man's trash is another man's treasure." New York artist Paul Villinski takes this sentiment and runs with it - or flies, I should say - into the beautiful realm of winged sculptural installations made from found beer cans.

Sumo Wrestler's Blog Typifies Japan's Blogging Boom

Blogging is a passion in Japan, to the point that if you DON'T have a blog, you're hopelessly behind the times. With 1.5 million new blog posts every day, even Sumo wrestlers have blogs - at least, top-level wrestler Kotoshogiku does.

Lighting Gets Ill: Lichtinfusion by Christian Maas

It seems there is a trend arising in hospital-based design in interior furnishings. Lichtinfusion, Cologne-born Christian Maas' latest creation, is modeled after a traditional saline drip.

In Japan, Waffle + Mochi = Moffle

The waffle, in typical Japanese fashion, has been dissected and re-concocted. Substituting the gooey rice paste, mochi, for the wheat flour used by westerners in the waffle, Japanese chefs have created the moffle, Japan's latest food craze. And a quick-thinking entrepreneur stepped up the craze by creating the Moffle, a moffle cooker.

Baby Tunes For Hip Families

Say goodbye to boring baby music, thanks to the newest tot tunes courtesy of your favorite artists!

2007's Best Easter Celebration - Can Anyone Top It This Year?

To celebrate Easter last year, Thorntons,a British chocolate company, created an 860 pound pure chocolate billboard in London, making it the world's first chocolate billboard.

Toshiba 'Invitation Only' Designer Cellphones Exude Exclusive Luxury

Toshiba's FanFun 815T handset is a popular choice among Japanese phone users thanks to its many features and adaptable design. Japan's rich, however, go for exclusivity and the $4,000 Cosmic Shiner version gives them that in spades.

The 5 Tackiest Invention Ideas for Easter Ever!

There is no religious holiday of more importance to a Christian than Easter. To this end, some inventors wish to provide believers with helpful symbols and trinkets to assist or focus their faith. Then there are the others: inventors who capitalize on - exploit? - this kind of solemnity with their own particular tacky take on the holiday. In my opinion, the following patents illustrate this point exactly. What do you think?

A Jacket Made to Sleep In -- Excubo

A jacket that provides an unique solution to sleep problems for travelers all across the globe.


Hunting for Eggs -11 Interesting Uses of Eggs in Advertising

When you think of Easter, amongst other things, many of us think of eggs. Perhaps some Cadbury chocolate eggs or the dyed, bright colored Easter eggs kids find in Easter egg hunts.

The following ads take a different look at eggs, and companies around the world use the incredible egg in advertising for a variety of products.


Peter Piper Picked A PickleSickle?

 

Yep. It's going to be the new tongue twister: "Peter Piper picked a peck of PickleSickle Pops." That would certainly tickle the co-founders of PickleSickle.com. They make the puckable PickleSickle Pop and market it primarily to schools, the very place such a tongue twister might thrive.

Sucking pickle pops may not sound like your thing, but pucker-up and read on...

 

Holey Cat Climber! The Cat Climb Condo

Cat condos don't have to be boring anymore... not for you or your cat. After years of picking the best among the pole, plank, and carpet formats, I'm delighted to see that designers are stepping up to the climb for cats and their owners. The holey Cat Climb Condo will add flair to your decor and give your cat some fun!

Design Collaborative NEL Invites Us to Play (and Think)

Playful by nature and focused more on the conceptual side of design, Mexican design collaborative NEL's projects include both experimental endeavors as well as large scale projects. Running the gamut in terms of subject matter, I've chosen a few of my favorites for you to peruse below.