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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 »

"Glo" with the Flow of Modern Lighting

Marrying art and function isn't always easy. But award-winning, Italian designer Danilo de Rossi makes it appear as effortless as the effect of gravity on a drop of water... read more »

This Year's Best Solar Powered Halloween Lights

Solar powered Halloween lights have evolved a little more this year than last year's. Below you will find a variety of solar powered lights to choose from. The list includes: pumpkins, gargoyles, witches, monsters and a scarecrow. Some are cute and fun. Others are scarier and gruesome., but they all charge up during the day and then light up the night while saving you money on your electric bill year after year. read more »

Lawnmower That Cuts Your Grass and Tones Your Legs

What is environmentally friendly, cuts your grass, tones your legs and is fun to ride all at the same time? A bicycle lawnmower of course. read more »

Great Invention Idea? Butt Cheek Spreader

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Elizabeth Valeri, our guest blogger, is a resident of Colorado with an interest in the material abundance of everyday life. That is, she is amused by the ways we “over-invent” our lives in a fleeting attempt at controlling them. She wanted to share some of her wacky patent finds with the readers of

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I remember, several years ago, when I first encountered the hands-free faucet. read more »

Robot Makes Your Personal Space “Shady”

 Going by the name "Shady," this robot climbs windows and produces a small shade to block the sun from shining on the exact spot you're sitting. read more »

Virtual Race on a High-Tech Stationary Bike

I'm not a big fan of video games and on-line games. I think they are partially to blame for the obesity dilemma we have in the world, but I will admit I once was a Mario Brother addict. Yes I know I've dated myself admitting this, but my point is I understand how addicting games can be. So if you must play games at least play them while working out aboard the Ergo Bike Premium 8i. read more »