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Japanese Sailor School Swimsuit Adds Class To Any Beach

The Sailor School Swimsuit from Japan's SchoolFiction turns any summertime siesta into an amusing expose of anime expression... not that there's anything wrong with that.

Camping In A State Of Suspension -- A Suspended Tent That Is

Look! Up in the trees! It's a UFO! It's a hammock! It's a tree house! No, it's a . . . tent? Yes, that's it. It is the Tentsile Stingray tent and it is designed to be used either on the ground or suspended in the trees. It is the brain-child of tree house designer Alex Shirley-Smith, in partnership with product designer Kirk Kirchev. The idea was to make a simple, lightweight, portable tree house using minimal materials. The result is an other-worldly looking design.

Unique Fire Pits Are Custom Art For Your Yard Or Patio

There is nothing like sitting around a fire on a summer night, talking with friends and family, and maybe toasting a few marshmallows. While this has long been common practice on camping trips, it is nice to be able to do it at home as well -- thus the invention of the fire pit. While these fire pits are nice, they can be so much more. Just ask Melissa Crisp. She won't just tell you, she will show you. She is an artist who is creating fire pits as works of art.

The Freeloader Keeps Parents On The Move When Little Legs Get Tired

The Freeloader is a child carrier with a twist. Unlike traditional carriers, which are made basically just for babies, the Freeloader can hold a child of up to 80 lbs. It fits on the adult like a backpack and has a lightweight, fold-down seat at the back.

Hello Kitty Baby/Child In The Car Sign Rocks & Rolls To Grab Drivers' Attention

The officially licensed “Hello Kitty Baby in the Car Sign” from Sanrio combines bright, contrasting colors and clever kinetic movement to ensure other drivers know your precious snowflake is riding shotgun. It also grows with your offspring, changing from Baby to Child when they do.

Crochet the Change You Want to See in the World

Pulling the strings of New York artist Olek will only give you more questions to answer. Her crochet-based installments and art are riddles wrapped in a mystery inside....well, yarn. She tries to untie the knots of society and unwind her own self-expression as an artist by weaving her journey into her work.

Lightning Charger Connector Caps Add Dash To iPhones, iPads & iPods

Is your iPhone, iPad or iPad bare and naked? Cover those unsightly holes with one of 5 Lightning Charger Connector Caps from the Bone Collection. Snapping snugly into your Apple device's Lightning connector slot, these cute character covers fit flush against the body while keeping the slot dirt-, dust- and debris-free.

Safety Nets Keep Pedestrians Covered When Beijing Manholes Aren't

Dropping out of sight through an open manhole might be funny in cartoons but in real life, not so much. China's capital city of Beijing is testing out a possible solution, installing safety nets under 1,000 manhole covers along with a reflective pylon that pops up if the cover is removed.

As Seen on TV: The Pocket Hose -- Product Review

The Pocket Hose is quite innovative.  I own one.  It was given as a gift by my girlfriend's mother.  And before your minds go into the gutter, let's take a look at the actual product...

Colorful Plastic Umbrella Hangers Make Your Parasol Stand Up & Stand Out

These small, strong and colorful Umbrella Hangers from Japan's Mabuworld have no moving parts but perform more than one function: they hang your umbrella virtually anywhere while marking it as your property.

Let The Sun Shine On Intersolar 2013’s Solar Powered Exhibition!

If the future of solar energy makes you all sunny and warm inside, there’s no hotter place to be than Intersolar North America in sunny San Francisco, California.

Zoomies -- Binocular Glasses. Stylish? Maybe... But Do They Work?

Zoomies.  Just the name inspires curiousity.  Essentially these things are binoculars that you wear like sunglasses.  Cool idea.  But do they work? Should you buy Zoomies? Here's my review.

Rising Stars In Action Sport Industries At The Agenda Trade Show! NYC, Long Beach, Las Vegas!

If you’re ready to see what the latest trends, innovations and fashions are about to hit skateboarding and streetwear, then it’s time to get pumped for Agenda!

Huge Inflatable Rubber Ducks Now Available Online In China

Rubber duckie, you're so... BIG! Inspired perhaps by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman's 16.5m (54ft) tall inflatable Rubber Duck currently afloat in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour, Chinese company KK Inflatable is selling similarly sized (and larger!) blow-up ducks online at Taobao.

RentAGoat.com: When Business Innovation Meets Low Tech

Using the internet to develop and market an innovative idea doesn’t need to be a hairy experience, but this green landscaping company is the exception to that rule! Let’s take a closer look at RentAGoat.com’s innovative business:

More Than Skin Deep - Spectacular and Wild Body Art!

Does Art Reflect Life? Or does Life reflect Art? The unbelievable body art of Craig Tracy will not bring that timeless paradox anywhere close to closure, because his mixture of the human form and artistic expression is nothing short of (r)Evolutionary.

Cool Inspiration From Previous Arctic Innovation Competition Winners!

If you’re planning on entering the 2013 Arctic Innovation Competition, it wouldn’t hurt to take a peek at the inventions that wowed the judges of this chilly contest, so here are the grand prize winners from 2009 to 2012 for extra inspiration:

Propose Efficient Energy Solutions From Latin America, Win Up To $100,000 Via 2013 IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest!

The government of South Korea, Inter-American Development Bank, Nordic Development Fund and GDF SUEZ, have pulled together to seek out energy solutions from Caribbean, South and Central American nations, and there are huge cash prizes for the best ideas!

Give A Solution That Is A Cut Above The Competition To Win €4.000 From The Pöttinger Engineering Contest!

European farm equipment producer Pöttinger is looking for help, and if you can revamp one of their existing harvesting tools to slice plants in a neat and orderly manner, you’ll walk away with a nice cash prize for thinking outside of the box!

Up In Smoke: The Revolution of High Art

4/20, International Pot Smoking Day, has come and gone, but Chronic artist Cliff Maynard never stops celebrating the holidaze. His mind-blowing portraits made of the burnt-out roaches from thousands of joints prove that drugs don't just inspire art, sometimes they actually make it. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.