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The SwRing Is Fun For All Kids And Therapeutic For Those With Autism

Though the SwRing was invented by Emory Clark more than 30 years ago, it is new to some parents and their autistic children. It’s similar to a tire swing in that it swings while spinning in small circles while rotating in larger ones. The SwRing is built as tough and long-lasting as playground equipment, but is safe enough for children as young as 18 months. Kids can climb on, sit in, or stand on SwRings, but it’s more than child’s play. SwRing is fun for all but therapeutic for children with autism and recently won a 2014 Family Choice Award for children’s products.

Zen Float Tent: In Home Sensory Deprivation

Maintaining health and wellness is about balance. Of course you need your exercise and fitness, but you also need recovery and relaxation. One proven relaxation method is sensory deprivation. Typically, you have to visit a location with isolation tanks to experience sensory deprivation. Or, you could have your own isolation tank--the in home Zen Float Tent.

Petollar: An Ingenious Device To Minimize Pet Allergens In The Home

A university student from Thailand, Mr. Thanut Chaovakul, has made it into the semi-finalist round of the Electrolux Design Lab 2014, with his ingenious concept to remove pet allergens from the air, thereby making more petless folks into pet owners.  Allergies to dog and cat fur are among the most common, but Chaovakul has designed an eletrostatic air cleaner that follows your pet around and picks up his fur and dander. Amazing!

Want This New Innovation? Titanic Gravy Boat

For some reason, despite all of our hopes, dreams, and best intentions, family dinners tend to turn into emotional disasters. With a Titanic Gravy Boat you can symbolize the impending disaster, flood your mashed potatoes, and get the kids to stop asking why it is called a gravy boat when it doesn't look like a boat. It's a win-win-win. And it's darn cute too.

Infinity Hammock Puts A Modern Twist On The Traditional Hammock

The hammock is one of the ways humans have integrated the comforts of home and nature--it's the ideal means to lounging and enjoying the breeze and scenery. The Infinity Hammock puts a modern twist on the traditional hammock and gives your backyard or patio a modern appeal.

Zoku Fish Pop Molds Are Perfect For Little Hands

Popsicles and summer go hand in hand. Popsicles and my one-year-old twin boys go poorly. But it’s summer and they want what their big sister has. Short of using a hand-held mesh food bag that allows them to gnaw on frozen fruit or letting them lick a popsicle while I hold it, I haven’t found a way to let them enjoy one of summer’s best treats. Until now. Zoku, the company who gave us the Quick Pop Maker, now offers Fish Pop Molds. These pops are the perfect size for little hands.

Aliens Unite Over The Power Nap Head Pillow

There's not much joy in travel these days, but I can see that this Power Nap Head Pillow might just make a positive dent in the otherwise dreaded train or plane ride. So what if other passengers stare at you and laugh.... You won't see or hear them!

Ping Pong Door Flips Down To Become A Ping Pong Table

Why have an ordinary door, when you can have one that flips down and becomes a ping pong table? Tobias Fraenzel's Ping Pong Door is just that. Not only does it serve you as a door, swinging open and shut and doing all the amazing things doors do, but it provides you with a fun time with the family or friends.

Want This New Innovation? Safety Bananas

It's an old bit of silent movie shtick to have someone one slip on a discarded banana peel and then do a major pratfall.  These days banana peels are out to improve their image by helping prevent slip and fall incidents. They are doing this by creating The Banana Cone -- something to replace those usual wet floor sandwich boards that we have all learned to ignore.

Want This Funny Innovation? Kaiju Garden Gnome

On Saturday the year officially switches gears from spring to summer. Your garden should be well and truly planted by now and looking fantastic. Well, maybe it needs a little something . . . something inorganic tucked away in some little corner to surprise the heck out of visitors. Perhaps something like this Rampaging Kaiju Garden Gnome.