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Pod Hotels Feature Capsules, Cabins, Igloos & iPods

There was a time when travelers sought out spacious hotels for business and leisure. Large guestrooms signified luxury and comfort and the traveling public was willing to spend the higher room rates for connecting rooms, suites and penthouse level accommodations. In fact any hotel room that exceeded 400 square feet in most city hotels was considered roomy.  However, times do change and today we're adjusting to recessionary times by employing cost-cutting measures at work and  when we travel.  "Pod Hotels" is the latest segment of the hospitality industry to emerge as the trend-du-jour to address those needs.

Toy Traveling: Send Your Inanimate Friend For A World Tour!

Travelocity may have started it with its jet setting gnome, but the new trend is taking pictures of inanimate objects in various places around the world. The only problem is to send your toy to get its picture taken in front of the Eiffel Tower means that you've got to get your own plane ticket.


'United Breaks Guitars' Music Trilogy Now Complete With Debut of Song #3

Even though United Airlines donated $3000 to the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz and Taylor Guitars ponied up a couple of replacement guitars, Dave Carroll is following through with his original promise to produce and record three songs dedicated to his now infamous damaged guitar incident. For those that don't know Dave, he is the songwriter/singer whose guitar was damaged on a United Airline's flight from Halifax to Nebraska last summer.

Sofia Concept to Help Bring New I.DE.A Institute into Light

While Geneva may be about showcasing the latest and greatest automotive concepts from today's automakers, it is also a place for up and coming companies to introduce their idea of what automobiles will be in the future. Such is the case with the I.DE.A Institute and their new hybrid concept.

5 Ergonomic Pet Carriers That Provide Comfort For You Too!

Small dog owners can get away with taking their dogs so many places. But dogs are more welcome visitors to commercial areas when they're carried by their owners.  Notice how employees treat your dog when he's at your waist level as opposed to when he's at your feet.  Makes sense, dogs can't pee on merchandise when they're in pet carriers.

Inflatable Sleeping Jacket Lets You Nap Anywhere

Protect yourself from the rain and wind while carrying your sleeping gear on your body. The Sleeping Coat is a very functional design for campers and backpackers.


Citroen DS High Rider Concept to Offer SUV Capability and Hybrid Drivetrain

As expected, automakers are inundating the world with teaser images of their concepts slated for the Geneva Show Floor. It is also no surprise that many of these new vehicles are either hybrid based or all electric. The most recent of these reveals, and one that has a respectable chance of making it to production, is the DS High Rider Concept by Citroen.

Rinspeed UC? to Make Use of Rail System to Provide Clean Transportation

Rinspeed never fails to impress us with their concepts during the Geneva Motor Show, with the iChange of last year being their most recent. For 2010 it seems the company decided to keep with the clean and green ideology, bringing us the UC? Electric Concept vehicle.

Tesla Teams Up with Design Students to Bring Futuristic EYE Concept EV

While a great deal of Tesla's resources have been devoted to the upcoming Model S, the designers have had a little time to work on future vehicles. One particular concept designed in conjunction with the Istituto Europeo di Design of Turin, or IED for short, could be hinting at the direction Tesla is planning on taking in the future.

All Electric Mercedes-Benz Vito to Challenge Ford Transit Connect

Limited range vehicles are being introduced by the dozen these days, and for a good reason. Many people in the market for more fuel efficient vehicles live close enough to their jobs that it doesn't matter. But what about those companies that need a short range vehicle for something as simple as delivery? Mercedes plans on solving this with the production of their Vito Electric Vehicle.

Most Expensive Bike Ever?

The most advanced bicycle that we've ever seen was fittingly designed by a company that specializes in F1 racing car technology. Your Schwinn will never quite look the same again.


The T-Jack Jacket Brings Fun and Function

If you have ever seen that disillusioned look in your child’s eyes when he/she opened up a gift only to find there were clothes inside, then you should check out the T-Jack jacket from Convertible Designs.  This adaptable item is part toy, part backpack and part jacket.

Pocket Sized GPS Tracking Key to Offer Parents and Bosses Piece of Mind

Even the most trusting parents will agree that the most intelligent teenager can be quickly swayed by not so intelligent friends. Compounding this problem is that simple fact that this often happens when they are behind the wheel of a car. However, thanks to a new GPS tracking system made by LandSeaAir, parents can carefully monitor how and where their loved ones go when they are not sitting in the passenger seat.

The BabyDeck Stroller Allows for Diaper Changing on the Run

Changing your baby when you are out and about can be challenging at the best of times.  Fortunately, the new BabyDeck stroller has an innovative solution.

Three-Piece Kayak Makes Storage And Travel Much Easier

The Point65 Tequila kayak makes the sport a whole lot more convenient with some simple, innovative design.