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Habitat Turning Hashtag Spam Into 'Green Eggs & Ham'?

The power of social media and real-time search can turn on anyone in a moment's notice when misconduct online takes the spotlight. As evidenced recently by Kanye West, Joe Wilson, United Airlines and countless others, there are no "get out of jail free cards," when individuals and brands misbehave badly. The immediacy and the transparency of social media will catch you every time.

Recycled Fire Hose Shoulder Bags are Hot, Wet & Green!

Where do old Japanese fire hoses go to die? The answer is Patina Japan, a green company dedicated to remaking and remodeling vintage fire hoses into slick eco-friendly shoulder bags.

Mecha Impression with the Gundam 30th Anniversary 1:60 Replica Model

Can't afford the 60-ft tall Gundam RX-78 Mobile Suit that looms menacingly over Tokyo's Odaiba Island? That's OK, it's not for sale... but a 12-inch tall, 30th anniversary replica model is!

Trendy Or Unnecessary? Pre-Dirtied Shoes From Golden Goose

The pre-worn in look is in style today, from ripped jeans, to shredded jeans, to clothing that looks like it's gotten into a terrible fight with bleach and lost. But there's one trend that I'm not sure I'm sold on.

This Shower Seat Stayed In School!

... Sure, you can buy about 10 plastic patio tables for the cost... but the Teak Shower Seat is so much smarter.  It stayed in school until it was ready to do the job. 


Converse Wool Sneakers: Cool Outdoor Shoes Offer Warmth

It's back to school season and that means it's prime time to shop for fall fashions. This year, if you live in a cool climate, you don't need to shop for boots, because a much more fashionable design now offers warmth and protection from the elements.


9 Most Inventive Flip Flops Of Summer 2009

Summer's coming to a close, and it's time to start reflecting on all of those fond memories of beaches and margaritas, and while we're at it, let's not forget about the fashion. Summer 2009 brought some truly innovative and inventive fashion. A favorite summer staple, the flip flop popped up in a variety of forms that were fashionable, functional and wacky.


Let's Party Like Its 09/09/09!

What is the significance of 09/09/09 and why is there this slow simmering buzz about it? Well for one, its the last of the single digit dates for this millennium. Next year, we move to double digits with 10/10/10, and September 09,3009 isn't due for another 1000 years.

Facebook,Twitter, Flickr & YouTube Boycott Whole Foods

Labeled A-Hole Foods by some, an army of bloggers have taken to full battle gear ever since John Mackey's op-ed appeared in the Wall Street Journal on August 12, 2009. Triggering significant backlash, Whole Foods may have a hard time overcoming a social media nightmare spurred on by their leader.

Crocodile Foot Charm Means 'Hands Off'

This cured crocodile foot comes in your choice of 5 pleasing colors. It also comes in handy when you want to send a message but don't have any severed horse heads around.

Shopping Bag Speakers

Speakers shaped like shopping bags bring a distinct, lavish twist on the average MP3 dock.

Sexy And Scandalous Lace-Up Leggings

Leggings are all the rage, not that I need to tell you that. But, typically they are a modest trend that lends a level of conservative fashion to what would otherwise be scandalously short dresses and bare legs. But not all leggings are modest; some actually make a sexy fashion statement of their own.

Headphones Become Fashion Accessories: Jet-Set Beaded Earbuds

It's rare to see someone walking down the street or sitting on public transportation without headphones or a pair of earbuds attached to their ears, because as a society we've really become iPod addicts. But, headphones and earbuds just aren't fashionable, so to take them from simply a functional necessity, one company has recently turned them into attractive accessories.

13 Best Halloween Pet Costumes 2009: Cutest, Prettiest, Most Neurotic, Funniest, & More!

Halloween is my favorite time of year and I love covering the dog costume beat for InventorSpot.  For 2009, we have some new categories of Halloween costume awards for dogs and cats, including Best Looking Witch,  Most Literary, Most Neurotic and our first one out, the Best Swine Flu Worker Pet Costume Awards.  Enjoy them!

12 Fashions Made From Strange, Cool And Innovative Materials

Sometimes the appeal is not the fashion itself, but what it's made from. Check out these strange, cool and innovative fashions which are all interesting for the materials used in the design, but not necessarily about the style of the fashions themselves.