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Second Generation Solar Trees Imitate The Real Thing

Last year, in collaboration with the Museum of Applied Arts solar powered streetlamps, resembling trees, designed by Welsh designer Ross Lovegrove were introduced in Vienna. The reaction to them was positive so Ross Lovegrove is taking it to the next step. He is now working on improving his design with his next generation of solar trees called "Adaptive Solar Tree".

15 Crystal Chandeliers That Blind You With Their Brilliance

Hans van Bentem, using fine Bavarian crystal and cutting techniques learned from generations of crystal makers, creates grandiose chandeliers for private and corporate clients, but van Bentem's works don't have the look or feel of their wide-skirted predecessors. They just may plant some new images of "chandeliers" in your mind.

PET Lights Could Be Your Next Pet Project!

The most efficient way to recycle things is to reuse them. Austrian design company Walking-Things.com has the perfect design-it-yourself solution to recycle your plastic water bottles!

Now, drink the water first....


Index Chopping Boards: Brilliance, Practicality and Simplicity

More often than not, brilliant ideas are very simple. These innovative Index Chopping Boards designed by Damian Evans of Element Design fill the bill exactly. Read on for more germ-free details.

Solar Powered Teepees

If you are still looking for the perfect outdoors place to vacation this summer while keeping connected with the rest of the world, check out these Solar Powered Teepees. These Teepees in Canada's Yukon are luxurious, solar powered and eco-friendly. They are perfect for anyone who loves outdoor living without roughing it.

Ceramic Drunk Chicken Heads: Sober Barbecue Fare

Beer-butt drunken chicken is the newest trend in barbecue cooking. These funny but morbid chicken heads enhance the experience. Read on, whether you kill for fun or necessity.

The Goldfish World Cup or 10 Sports You Can Teach Your Pet Fish

I doubt if B.F.Skinner ever thought his training methods would be applied to soccer training for goldfish, but they are now! Dr. Dean Pomerleau has developed a training kit to aid you in training pet fish to play soccer and other un-fish like sports, using the operant conditioning training methods he uses to train larger sea animals.

10 Fun Ways To Pee On A Flower

Gentlemen and others of the male persuasion... Aren't you tired of peeing in the institutional vessel -- the monotonous urinal? Urinal-makers sure don't want you to enjoy your experience, do they?

Gin and Titonic Ice-Cube Mold: A New Drinking Experience and Sinking Feeling

Do you yearn to see the film Titanic over and over again? Do you secretly regret you have never been in a shipwreck? If so, this next product from Fred and Friends may well be for you.

A Simply Brilliant Design: The Strap!

It's hard to find shelving that fits a certain space, a special function, and modern minimalist design. But I think that Dutch designer, NL Architects, has created one. In fact, you might say the Strap is a very elastic design, able to meet a variety of space, function, and personal preferences.