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Whatever Floats Your Wine Bottle... But A Chain?

Yes, that's a wine bottle floating in the air with a chain around its neck.

A Time-Honored Perpetual Calendar: Timor By Enzo Mari

...perhaps it's fitting that Enzo Mari designed "Timor," a perpetual calendar displayed in many of the world's modern art galleries and museums... and one that's being produced by the Italian design store Danese.

Customized Travel Guides: Great Idea That Leaves Me Wanting More

Offbeat Guides may look like a typical travel guide, but it's the only version that provides up to date information to future voyageurs by allowing you to create a live version immediately.

Snowball, The Dancing Cockatoo, Disproves An Evolutionary Theory

Snowball is a dancing bird. He keeps time with his head and he dances with his legs and claws. He's precious, and it's really hard to watch him with any degree of objectivity. So I don't know how Aniruddh D. Patel, of the Neurosciences Institute and the University of California, San Diego, was able to watch Snowball's videos over and over again, in order to study the bird's movements in relation to the music he was hearing.

Bizarre 'Liquid Lamp' Puts Fright in Your Light

The Liquid Lamp from Caina, a Japanese design retailer, adds a touch of film noir surrealism to any room. Depending on whether you select white or red, the lamp appears to be spilling milk or blood.

Max Wallack Wins Grand Prize in Design Squad "Trash to Treasure" Contest

If anyone deserves a special gift this Holiday season for his kindness and his innovative ideas it's ninth-grader Max Wallack from Natick, Massachusetts. He has already won a few rewards for his inventions. His latest invention won him thousands of dollars and has the potential to help the homeless and clean the environment all at once.

Keep Time With These Samba Dancing Kitchen Timers From Pylones

"Beeeep?" "Ting-Ting?" or "La-la La-la-la. Tschoo-te-tscha-te-tscha-tscha?"

Okay, so I can't write rhythm, but you get the point? If you have a timer in your kitchen, which one would you want to hear when the hour is up? My choice is a member of the band of samba playing, dancing, wind-up dolls from the fanciful French house of Pylones.


Pillow With Retractable Umbrella: Great Idea?

United States Patent 6711769 refers to a Pillow With a Retractable Umbrella, the beach accessory to end all beach accessories. This invention is comprised of a pillow that transforms into a pillow with a retractable umbrella to offer optimum protection if a user is lying in the sun. Should you get one? I would wait if I were you.

Does Your TV Do Beer? The v-POD Does!

Does your new digital TV dispense beer?

Cell Phones in Russia: Nokia Leads The Way

Russia has a passion for cell phones, especially glitzy and different ones that enable them to keep up with the Russian equivalent of the Jones’s (whoever they are anyway.) Read on and learn about Nokia’s cultural hold over the Russian people.