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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.

8 Hot Diggity Dog Easter Bonnets + Two Funny Bunnies

Easter's a perfect time for your dog to show off her spring wardrobe, and there's nothing more captivating than an Easter Bonnet to top off that wardrobe. So whether she's going to an Easter parade or a holiday meet-up, the Easter bonnet's a must for any stroll on Sunday. Here are 8 absolutely adorable dog Easter bonnets I've found and 2 precious bunny outfits, in case your dog wants to go out incognito!


Introducing a Totally Hands Free Umbrella -- Nubrella

The Nubrella promises to be totally hands free and to never invert in the wind.


The Fitness Challenge equals The Biggest Loser, home version

Fitness is a big word in America these days. As our population swells, not just in numbers but also into double, triple and quadruple X sizes, more and more inventions hit the market to help the average citizen achieve their fitness goals, and one of the best inventions out there, patent pending, is The Fitness Challenge.

The Creepy Ad Campaign for Stella Espresso Coffee

This ad campaign from Stella Espresso Coffee shows coffee drinkers in Italy just how strong their coffee is and how much “bite” it really has.

ASCII Code Curtain Branches Into Home Decor

Inspired by the incredible volume of information transmitted via the ASCII coding system, Dutch designer Nienke Sybrandy has captured its cryptic flow in the good and wholesome form of a tree.

eWINE Match(es) Wine And Food For You

Most wines are meant to be enjoyed with foods. A wine that you taste before a meal, will likely taste quite differently when shared with a bite of smoked sturgeon or steak tartare. The right wine enriches the enjoyment of a good meal, but what many newcomers to wine don't realize is that the right foods allow you to fully enjoy a wine. eWINE Match can make it a lot easier to pair the right wines with foods than the trial and error method!

The Luck of the Irish - Soda Cans

Diet Coke recently took a non-Saint Patrick's Day promotion to Ireland.

The 6 Stages of Drunkenness in Japanese Cellphone Charms

This series of 6 Drunken Salaryman cellphone charms illustrates not only the affection Japanese have for these pillars of the economy, but at the same time reminds us that we're all human and act pretty much the same once we've had a few too many.

BedUp Touches Down in Space-Saving Style

On the eternal quest for space-saving innovations, the BedUp by French designers Décadrages takes the idea of a Murphy bed to new heights. Not your standard fold-down version which requires the daily moving of furniture, the BedUp gracefully descends from the ceiling in the manner of an elevator.

Pandigital's All-In-One HDTV, Digital Photo Frame, And Cookbook!

The TV set goes, the cookbooks are out. Let's take those barely-magnetized pictures off the frig, the ones you're always picking up from the floor.

Now, that you've made space... Here comes the Pandigital Kitchen HDTV/Digital Cookbook/Digital Photo Frame!