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Call Me A "Doormat" If You Like, But I'm The SmartMat

Doormats get a bad rap. They take all the dirt we can wipe off on them, withstand tremendous weight, let our dogs urinate on them. And when doormats get very dirty or very old, their owners don't even bother to clean them; they throw them away and lay new ones out.  But a South Carolinian inventor, Andrew Clark, has created a doormat you won't want to throw away... because it's very very smart.

Meet The Windows That Block Sunlight By Themselves

All houses, offices and stores have windows, mostly in order to deliver natural light inside them. However, sometimes the sunlight is just to much and, to block it, we use blinds. But these blinds are somewhat inaesthetic and, for stores, are not exactly great for business. But all this may be about to change, because a Silicon Valley company has developed a special glass that blocks the sunlight on its own.

Two-Lane Pavement Picnic Sheet Takes Road Food To The Next Level

Old and busted: picnics in the park. New hotness: a picnic in a parking lot! Japanese artist/designer Yuma Kano's disconcerting “On The Road” picnic sheet puts al fresco diners square on the pavement even if they're off the beaten path.

Toilet Training Your Cat Made-Easy(er) With 3 Cat Training Kits

Being the adoptive mother of several feral cats, I've had my share of challenges just training them to do their stuff in a litter box, but there are reasons - several, I understand - to train your cat to "go" in a toilet bowl.  Many cat owners have tried and failed to do this, but there is help in the form of toilet training kits for cats.  You will need patience regardless of which kit you choose, but those who've trained their cats couldn't be happier that they're saving money on cat litter and living in a cleaner home environment. 

Get Cozy With Victoria Classics To Develop New Bed & Bath Products!

Bed, bath, window and general designer décor brand Victoria Classics is on the hunt for innovative products that will fit in with their huge line of comfortable home goods. If you propose a design that improves on how consumers enjoy any of the areas listed above, they’re ready to team up with you!

Plaid Looking To Collab With Inventors For New Craft Products!

Plaid Enterprises, Inc., the company behind classic crafting goodies like Mod Podge, FolkArt paint, and Gallery Glass, are searching for the next big thing in do-it-yourself consumer products. If you’ve got an invention that will make crafting easier and more fun, they might pick up your product!

The Perfect Budget Solution: Tiny Artist Studio That Doubles Up As Living Space

Today's cities are getting overcrowded and, with that, houses are getting more and more expensive. The solution is, therefore, getting a small house, but if you are working on your own you still need to rent a working space - but what if you could merge both places, cutting down the costs but keeping a truly organized and functional spaces?

Design StaX Accessories, Win $100 & Free StaX!

StaX is a fresh idea that should get a lot of our 3D printer jockeys excited, and the duo behind the creative aluminum modular containers is looking to the inventor community for bold new directions to accessorize the Stax system. Oh, and they’re giving cash to their top three ideas too!

The Pebble Smart Doggie Doorbell: An Ingenious Pet Invention

If your front door looks like mine, you will appreciate the Pebble Smart Doggie Doorbell.  I think it's one of the most ingenious pet products created in some time, and I recommend that you at least consider investing in this clever device for a few reasons: one, to keep your dogs from scratching up your doors when they want to come inside (or go outside); and two, to have some great fun training and rewarding your dogs for using it.

Save Your Relationship With The Snore Activated Nudging Pillow

If your significant other snores like a hibernating bear, oblivious to the world, you have a few choices... wake (let's call the snorer "him") up, sleep in another room, count sheep, or buy him the Snore Activated Nudging Pillow.