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My Favorite 2009 Trash to Treasure Chair Design: FUNature

Once, when I was in high school a boyfriend and I were kicked out of the McDonald's playground ball pit because we were too old to play in it. It was my first time in a ball pit and though I knew we were not allowed in the ball pit something about the pit called out to me, "Play With Me!" Hugh Hayden's ball pit chairs call out to me too.

10 Animal Stars Of The Most Creative International Award-Winning Print Ads

If you love to laugh, you have to see these ads.  While I usually find humorous ads for animal or pet products, this time I decided to research the print ad winners of about 40 different international advertising prizes awarded during 2007 and 2008 just to select the "10 best award-winning people-product print ads featuring animals, fish, or insects in starring role."

Humminbird RF35 Fish Finder Watch

The Humminbird RF35 is a GPS fish finder watch that allows you to quickly scan your favorite fishing area for the best spots. Avoid those hopeless casts and fish with confidence.

Poo To The Rescue Once More: EcoFaeBrick

Before I tell you about this next innovation I want to inform you that I don't have a fascination with dung, despite how much I've written about it. I do however find it fascinating how many wonderful products can be made with this sort of waste. It is even more fascinating how beneficial using it can be. This next innovation, a brick made with cow manure, is a perfect example. 

Go Ahead And Tickle Someone With This Feather Art

Feather artist Julie Thompson creates gorgeous artwork painted delicately onto peacock feathers.

Taga Allows You To Easily Bike Anywhere With Your Children

The Taga is a versatile bike-stroller that allows you to take one or two of your children for a ride. The bike converts into a standard stroller and folds up for transport.

Inspired By A Nocturnal Gecko: Possible Strange Visions!

A nocturnal gecko, the Helmeted gecko (or Tarentola chazaliae), that is native to the west coast of Africa, has caught the attention of Swedish researchers, who gazed into the eyes of the little lizard looking for the secret to his powerful and colorful night vision. What they found may help them to create better camera lenses as well as multi-optical contact lenses for human eyes.

Moss Can Be Used As 'Surrogate Mother' To Human Genes

Moss, that dark green, short, furry plant that seems to grow spontaneously in dark, moist spaces, has unexpectedly shown up as a kind of surrogate mother to human genes, able to read human genes and manufacture the proteins encoded on them!  This finding, made by  Martin Fussenegger, Professor of Chemical and Bioengineering at ETH Zurich and others at the University of Freiburg im Breisgau, is a 450 million year old reversal of fortune!

Heart-Shaped Watermelons Show How Love Grows

The heart-shaped watermelons grown by Japanese farmer Hiroichi Kimura and his wife are more than just a labor of love, they are products of the Kimura's passion for farming - and each other.

Mom, Do Your Balls Recharge? More Earth Friendly Gifts For Mom

Shouldn't every day be Mother's Day? Mother's everywhere will probably shout, "Yes!" This year show your mom how much she is appreciated. Then help her relax with gifts like the unique earth friendly gifts ideas below. 

Inspired By Nature:The Pixel Carbon Neutral Prototype Office Building

Grocon, a third generation Australian development and construction company, is about to build the world's first carbon neutral office building, complete with fresh air, native grass filtration of rain water, natural daylight, and windows that open!  Sounds revolutionary, doesn't it?

12 Weird, Wild, And Wonderful International Zoo Ads

Zoo ads are conceived to show you just how weird, wild, and wonderful our fellow creatures are, and how each time you visit them, you not only have fun, but you learn things from them as well as about them.  This is one area of advertising that always delivers what it promises! Here are another 12 very clever zoo ads from all over the world for your enjoyment.

Convenient Farmer’s Market For Commuters Supports Local Economy

Non-profit group Sound Food, which aims to support the consumption and sale of locally grown produce, is bringing the ultimate farmer's market convenience to ferry commuters in Seattle. Understanding that not everyone can find the time to go to local farmer's markets, which are often hosted during the week when the majority of people are at work, Sound Food is bringing the farmers markets to them at an affordable price.

Shark Submarine Allows Divers A Close-Up View Of The Ocean's Greatest Predator

Sharks are scary.  So imagine having the cajones to not only swim near great whites, but with great whites.  Fabien Cousteau has created the ultimate shark research tool: a shark submarine.

Solar-Powered Lantern Is No Joke

The Pisat K-Light solar-powered lantern is an efficient, versatile light for any camping afficionado.

Fishy Mother's Day Gifts And The Coolest Fish Bowls Too

While writing about the best aquarium ads the other day, it struck me how relaxing it is just to watch one or two fish in a bowl; it's a very zen like experience that always seems to relieve stress. I thought why not buy a fish bowl and a small fish for my mom this Mother's Day, and do that for myself as well. I'll share the cool fish bowls I found in my search.

Vending Machines in Japan Offer Free Drinks in Case of Emergency

Free drinks from a beverage vending machine? It's more likely than you think - in Japan, that is. Specially labeled vending machines equipped with battery backup are programmed to offer victims of natural disasters life-giving water and soft drinks at no charge.

Wow! Wide-Angle Action Video And High Definition In A Wearable Camcorder: ConcordHD

This is not the world's first wearable camera; but it is the world's first wearable camera with high definition and a wide-angle lens.  And when you want the fastest action, this camera can accommodate; you can switch from high definition (30 fps)  to high action (60 fps) and shoot your stunts, slopes, jumps, or rafting escapades like the devil!

Swim Guard Lifesaver Vest: Big Protection, Small Package

The Swim Guard Lifesaver vest offers all the protection of a traditional life vest, but keeps it wrapped up in a sleek, form-fitting package.

Earth Friendly Mother's Day Gift Idea Sure To Leave a Giant Impression

If your mom loves roses, I mean if she really loves roses, and you want to make a lasting impression with your gift this year send her a bouquet of the world's tallest roses sold at Organic Bouquet. These giant roses could just prove to her how much you understand her love for roses and put you on the list as her favorite child. Come on, you know you're aiming for favorite child.