According to New American Dream, "More than 100 million trees' worth of bulk mail arrive in American mail boxes each year - that's the equivalent of deforesting the entire Rocky Mountain National Park every four months." Most of us, if we don't recycle our junk mail, we throw it away, but we never really think much more of it. Fortunately, there are people like Gretchen Fleener, an industrial designer, who have found ways to make good use of junk mail. read more »
How often have you stood at a gadgets store knowing what you want yet unable to buy anything as the variety of choices in terms of brands, features, prices etc simply leaves you more confused than you were before you entered the store?
There is help available for all the non-techies.
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Real estate, real estate...that's all I hear about these days. First, prices are going through the roof. Now, supposedly, prices are caving in. Who cares?
All I know is that with prices so high, I can not afford a decent sized place to live. The way my cash flow is going, I may have to move into some teeny tiny space which is more aptly described as a closet than a house.
Assuming that everyone is just like me, boxed in and feeling wretched, I decided to help my fellow small space dwellers by finding items of furniture that can help you save on space.
This furniture gives you 7 Ways to Live in a Closet or Other Cr@ppy Tiny Little Hole in the Wall That You Call Home: read more »
I don't know about you, but I am involved with a woman. That, by definition means that whenever she and I go out together, I somehow end up holding her purse. I don't know what it is with women and their purses. My lady can't go anywhere without it, but then tries to dump it on me every chance she gets.
Waiting around the mall this weekend bored out of my mind, I realised that I really I should be able to do something to make it more fun for a man to hold a woman's purse. I mean, if we men are going to end up holding the darn thing, shouldn't it be something we can have more fun with or at least not be mortified to be seen with?
So here are my picks for the 10 HandBags A Real Man Can Carry: read more »
The shelf is so designed that once you fold a towel and place on it, the shelf becomes invisible.
Keep stacking the towels.
People will wonder what is holding them up.
Apart from the enigma of the design, what I like most is the simple sleek lines and the functionality read more »
Designed by Lupus Sabene, the Fabric Clock will redefine fashion.
You can keep customizing it to suit your mood.
The face of the clock has a piece of fabric that you can keep changing...blues for Monday, stripes for Tuesday... read more »
Often when the need for a drink arises, most of us rummage through cutlery drawers or stands, look through kitchen counters in the desperate attempt to find the elusive, all important tool—the bottle opener. Ok, ok so you are the super organized type, who knows where everything exactly is…but this is for the “normal” mortals…
The Suck UK team needs to be congratulated for this cool, new bar accessory. A fridge magnet that doubles up as a bottle opener. read more »
Here's her article for the readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com:
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In the past few weeks, I have created a whole series of articles on different types of Wacky Products, but I have to say that this one is my favorites.
Here is what I think are 13 of the Wackiest Products for Your Kitchen to Help Keep You Cooking, with choice quotes from vendors selling these products:
Are you trying to figure out what would be the perfect gift for your girlfriend or wife?
You may be having some difficulty because although it's pretty obvious that they want expensive jewelry, your wallet is in denial.
The holidays are a great time to reflect on whether you REALLY want to be in a relationship with the woman currently in your life. There is nothing like the cold hard reality of having to plunk down lots on cold hard cash to buy jewelry for a woman you are not excited about to make you think seriously about dumping her.
If you want to dump her, it's usually a smart move to do it before you spend lots of money on her...unless of course, she gives great gifts. If she's a great gift giver, I have a better idea. read more »
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I can’t shake this feeling that I’m being pushed into a holiday season full of movie-related cross-promotions that have been shoddily scraped together. Let’s see…Has Daniel Craig earned his role as Bond? Could Casino Royale draw first blood as the top grossing movie of the new holiday season? Will electronic sales of surveillance products increase for the holidays?
Heard all this already? Me too. Have you seen all the 007 related products they want to shove in your face? Me too. So let’s forget the marketing: I’m here to offer a helping hand so we can get through the comodification of our holy days together. read more »
Thanksgiving is such a predictable and tedious holiday. You cook and clean for days only to have everyone snarf down what took days to cook in about 10 seconds (and that's only if they chew slowly). Then, you sit around all groggy waiting for those annoying people you are somehow related to finally get out of your house and go on to theirs.
I think that Thanksgiving Day should be a lot more fun...a bit more of a surprise.
So, for my friends who are bored, I have collected together a few items that I think will turn any painfully tedious Thanksgiving Dinner into something people will remember for years. Here's my list of the 10 Things You Need to Have the Best Thanksgiving EVER: read more »
You men out there who want some helpful new hints for turning a woman on have come to the right place. I cannot speak for all, but as a woman I know something about how a man can get me going. In this article I have incorporated some simple new ways using inventive products to get the woman in your life to start looking your way. If your old tricks don't seem to be doing the job, give these new ideas a whirl! read more »
This got me thinking. If businesses are monitoring us, is there any way that we can monitor them? If we’re being observed to make sure we’re not stealing from stores, is there a way we can monitor stores to make sure they’re not stealing from us?
I think there is, but I might need some help with this idea. read more »