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LifeStraw Filters Dirty Water Too


Like the LifeSaver, another innovation can also turn dirty surface water into clean drinking water in a matter of seconds. It is called the LifeStraw and unlike the LifeSaver, the LifeStraw,personal water filtration tool, is a lot cheaper, a lot smaller and easier to take around. It can even be hung around the neck for easy access. read more »

Loope Lupita: A Twist on Modern Seating


 

The latest concepts in on-floor seating have quite literally taken a turn. The Loope Lupita, designed by twenty-one year old Victor Aleman, reminds me of a cross between some kind of fruit peel remnant and a mini racetrack ... read more »

Illumination for Wallflowers


Along with the coffee pot and the stove, checking to see that the wallpaper is turned off before leaving your home may actually become a typical routine in the not-so-distant future... read more »

Open the Door to a New Era of Table Tennis


Anyone who inhabits "postage stamp" size apartments can appreciate the value of space-saving innovations. And unless you are among the lucky few who boast voluminous digs, accommodating a ping pong table into your living quarters is probably more of a joke than a realistic venture... read more »

8 Environmentally Friendly Burial Alternatives.. or 8 Options to the Boring Old Coffin


Today's funeral practices are not environmentally friendly. Between clearing land out to make burial sites, green house gases due to cremation, trees cut down to make caskets and embalming fluid which contains chemicals like formaldehyde, methanol, ethanol and other solvents, death is not as natural as it should be. Funerals are detrimental to the land, water and air. The good news is that green funeral options continue to grow in popularity. Below are some innovative burial alternatives to choose from. read more »

Abduction Lamp Sheds Light on the Truth


According to Lasse Klein, the creator of the Alien Abduction Lamp, Elvis is still alive. Apparently he's living comfortably on Mars. Not only that, but he's got an endless supply of hamburgers read more »

The Paperclip Lamp: An Evolutionary Design


Ah, the paperclip. Surely, its top-ranking position in the world of office fasteners is unrivaled - only the unattractive staple could possibly compete... read more »

One Cool Ad Campaign: Inox Bonomi Knives


Here's my pick for the cool ad campaign of the week.

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The End of the Naked Cord - Redefining Illumination


In honor of Dutch Design Week I'd like to highlight some of the fresh ideas coming our way from northern Europe, with a special emphasis on those designers who work to make what is traditionally considered unattractive -- like the cords of lamps, for example-- into an integral feature of the design... read more »

9 Awesome Last Minute Halloween Costumes You Can Make From Junk


In celebration of Halloween I have found some innovative last minute fashionable Halloween costumes for those of you still in need of a costume. The best part about it is that you can make these yourself with regular household items. read more »