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Hollywood Hustling Infographics
Hollywood Hustling Infographics
Allmand Law Reveals How Cinemas Evade High Costs in Movie Making
The film industry is one big money-making hot spot, and Allmand Law, a company that helps individuals evade bankruptcy, reveals how the job’s done behind Hollywood’s closed doors. Back... MORE
Animal Advice Charts
Animal Advice Charts
This Pet Infographic Shows the Best Choices for Those Living in Tight Spaces
Having rather large pets in small spaces can be an inconvenience, but this pet infographic provides tips on which creature will best suit your needs at home. Dogs are the most popular pets, and... MORE
Transport-Savvy Braille Watches
Transport-Savvy Braille Watches
'Metro Dot' Helps the Visually Impaired Ride the Subway with Ease
It’s not very easy for the visually impaired to get around using the subway, but the ‘Metro Dot’ design is a high-tech device that will help people use the transportation system... MORE
Lifesaving Urine-Based Tips
Lifesaving Urine-Based Tips
Instructional Survival Video Shows How to Build a Fire With One's Pee
For most people, urine is considered a gross human waste but in this instructional survival video by The King of Random, people are shown how one’s pee can be used to build a fire. When there&... MORE
Deceiving Urine Sample Treats
Deceiving Urine Sample Treats
Candy Warehouse Offers a Mouth-Watering Pour of Sour Liquid Candy
Candy Warehouse is offering the Tower of Sour Liquid Candy Urine Samples and it’s the ultimate prankster item to own. This five-pack sour candy comes in a liquid form and even though the... MORE
Booze Bag Underwear
Booze Bag Underwear
The Freedom Flask Allows Users to Drink Alcohol Where Ever They Choose
The Freedom Flask is a modern flask designed to be worn as a pair of underwear. It’s made so that people can fill up a bag with alcohol, strap it to their waist and be worn discreetly.... MORE
Illuminating Intergalactic Illustrations
Illuminating Intergalactic Illustrations
Nebulae by Fabian Oefner are Photographs Made from Lamps
These timeless illustrations that look like a chromatic shot of outer space are actually made from simple home items and the series is entitled Nebulae by Fabian Oefner. Oefner is a Zurich-based... MORE
Discreet Chewable Toothbrushes
Discreet Chewable Toothbrushes
Rolly Brush is the Modern Portable Teeth Cleaner
The worst thing to forget in the morning is brushing your teeth, but it’s not as bad when you have the Rolly Brush, a portable and modern toothbrush that cleans when chewed. It’s... MORE
Tragically Hilarious Toddler Pranks
Tragically Hilarious Toddler Pranks
Jack Vale Tricks Pedestrians With a Mask Inside Baby Carriage
There’s nothing better than getting a good laugh out of a prank and the notorious prankster Jack Vale knows just how to do it. In order to trick pedestrians, Vale places a creepy mask of an... MORE
Fiercely Spiked Seats
Fiercely Spiked Seats
The Icicle Chair by Ali Alavi is Whip of Avant-Garde Furniture Design
The Icicle Chair by Ali Alavi is definitely the type of furniture that’ll whip up a conversation with anyone. This blast of gothic chic and wintery style chair is eye-catching and looks... MORE
Multifaceted Timepieces
Multifaceted Timepieces
Alp Germaner Designs the Chrono Watch That Offers a Variety of Functions
Nowadays, some people would say that a cell phone replaces a watch but designer Alp Germaner has created a timepiece that will definitely make people think otherwise. It’s the Chrono Watch... MORE
Wicked Watermelon Dragon Creations
Wicked Watermelon Dragon Creations
Shawn Freeney Carves a Sculpture Made Entirely From Fruit
Watermelons are usually gobbled down on hot summer days but artist Shawn Freeney has instead created a mouth-watering dragon sculpture made entirely from 14 watermelons and two Fiji pineapples.... MORE
Wooden Marble-Based Melodies
Wooden Marble-Based Melodies
Tinka Tune Allows Children to Compose Their Own Music
Phil So is the designer behind Tinka Tune, a musical toy that’s made with low-technology and built with wood. Unlike other musical toys that come in once piece, the Tinka Tune allow users to... MORE
Geeky Chic Skirts
Geeky Chic Skirts
Ashley Mertz Mixes Intergalactic and Comic Patterns With Fashion
These geeky skirts by Ashley Mertz may not be considered haute couture style but they are definitely a fun spin-off of everyday fashion. The imprints are made up of characters from Star Trek, New... MORE
Tear-Inducing Insurance Reels
Tear-Inducing Insurance Reels
Thai Life Creates a Short Film About How Precious the World Can Be
This Thai Life insurance video is a short film that’s bound to make you feel the blues and want to cry. To demonstrate how precious life is, Thai Life showcases this reel that’s a... MORE
Candid Credit Card Campaigns
Candid Credit Card Campaigns
NAB Shows its Good Nature by Rewarding People for Their Honesty
Everybody loses their possessions at times, and in this prank credit card company NAB shows that honesty shouldn’t go unnoticed. Outside a shopping center in Australia, a pair of sunglasses... MORE
Foldable Docking Stations
Foldable Docking Stations
The Viva Speakers are Perfect Travel Companions
When the art of origami met metal, out came Jang Se-Chan’s cleverly crafted Viva Speakers, a portable docking system that can be folded. It’s portable and doesn’t require any... MORE
Squiggly Line Time Tellers
Squiggly Line Time Tellers
Kisai Online is a Watch Read with a Secret Code
If Tron were to advertise for a watch, the Kisai Online would definitely be it. The Kisai Online was once only a concept designed by Sam Jerichow, a German fan and submitter to Tokyoflash. This... MORE
Scrumptious Meat Stuffed Sweets
Scrumptious Meat Stuffed Sweets
The BBQ Pulled Pork Cupcake is Filled With Savory Goodness
Cupcakes are usually catered to those with a sweet tooth but the BBQ Pulled Pork Cupcake is ideal for those whose taste buds are waiting for something savory and scrumptious. The treat is made... MORE
Sensual Flavored Tattoos
Sensual Flavored Tattoos
Juicy Lickers are Temporary Ink Stamps That Come in a Variety of Flavors
The scratch and smell stickers in people’s childhood days now have a naughty adult version that comes in the form of a temporary tattoo that’s made to lick. Juicy Lickers come in a... MORE
Arboreal-Inspired Ball Nets
Arboreal-Inspired Ball Nets
Basket Tree is a Playful Arena That Takes the Form of a Tree
The Basket Tree is designed by A/LTA Architects and it’s a basketball net that takes inspiration from a tree. It’s a clever design and it looks as if a tree and a basketball net came... MORE
Compact Camouflaged Guns
Compact Camouflaged Guns
The Henry U.S. Survival Ar-7 Rifle is Easy to Carry And Use
Rifles are usually long and big but the Henry U.S. Survival Ar-7 Rifle is a compact gun that can be assembled and dismantled in no time. This killer machine can be packed into a small container... MORE
Fantastically Flat Facebook Phones
Fantastically Flat Facebook Phones
This Concept by Michal Bonikowski Gets a Lot of 'Likes'
As cell phones become more adaptable to avid social media users, there’s no reason why industrial electronics designer Michal Bonikowski would not create this latest Facebook phone concept.... MORE
Fatal Death Statistics
Fatal Death Statistics
The Cardiac Arrest Infographic Highlights Heart Problems
This cardiac arrest infographic shows how important it is to take care of one’s body. The heart is one of the most sensitive organs in the body, and once it’s messed with, it’s... MORE
Elevator Information Charts
Elevator Information Charts
The Skyscraper Lifts Infographic Reveals Mechanics
Elevators are something used on a daily basis, but people never really stop to think about the mechanics behind this fascinating machine, as revealed in the Skyscraper Lifts infographic. Created... MORE
Gender Driving Comparison Charts
Gender Driving Comparison Charts
Creditplus Cars Makes an Infographic on the Battle of the Sexes
This infographic by Creditplus Cars compares male and female drivers. There are three tests in this infographic that determine whether or not males or females are better drivers. The first... MORE
Illusory Levitating Cups
Illusory Levitating Cups
The Floating Mug Appears to Hold in Mid-Air
The Floating Mug is a brilliant cup innovation that will put an end to table stains. It was created by Tigere Chiriga, who took inspiration from a banana holder. Chiriga is a big tea drinker, and... MORE
Human Vices Charts
Human Vices Charts
The Seven Deadly Sins Infographic Reveals the Worst Characteristics to Have
This seven deadly sins infographic reveals the worst characteristics a person can have. In this infographic created by Become Career, the inner qualities everyone deals with is explored with in-... MORE
Saxophone Prankster Apps
Saxophone Prankster Apps
The Sexy Sax Man is Now Available on iOS Devices for Fans
The Sexy Sax Man is notorious for going into random places and blaring sounds from his instrument. There’s now an app so fans can keep track of this seductive mullet-wearing Internet... MORE
Talking Teddy Bear Installations
Talking Teddy Bear Installations
'T,ED' by Sean Hathaway is an Installation About Human Emotions
Sean Hathaway has created a room of 80 Teddy Ruxpin dolls that spew out real human emotions. Entitled ‘T,ED’ for “Transformations, Emotional Deconstruction,” Hathaway has... MORE
Skateboarding Denim Pants
Skateboarding Denim Pants
The Levi's X Nike 511 Skateboarding Jean Allows for More Flexibility
Denim is not the best choice of material when it comes to activities such as skateboarding, but the Levi’s x Nike 511 Skateboarding Jean is a stretchable trouser that’ll feel like a... MORE
Solar-Powered Concerts
Solar-Powered Concerts
Sun Boxes by Craig Colorusso is a Sound Installation Powered by the Sun
Sun Boxes by Craig Colorusso is an ambient sound installation that’s comprised of 20 speakers equipped with solar-power technology. Each box plays a different loop of guitar notes and... MORE
Adaptable Wheelchair Carriages
Adaptable Wheelchair Carriages
Cursum Stroller Makes It Easy for Parents to Be With Toddlers
The Cursum Stroller is a design by Cindy Sjöblom who’s created a wheelchair that’s connected to a baby stroller. During the first few years of a new born’s life, it’s... MORE
Mind Control Levitation Stunts
Mind Control Levitation Stunts
The Ascent by Yehuda Duenyas Allows People to Float With Thoughts
The Ascent by Yehuda Duyaens is a live action participatory theatrical ride experience that involves mind control and levitation. Participants are hooked onto a harness and equipped with a... MORE
Pedestrian Tripping Compilations
Pedestrian Tripping Compilations
Dean Peterson Makes a Short Film About an Accident Prone Subway
It’s stunning to see what a camera and a little investigation can do as is shown in a video created by Brooklyn-based filmmaker Dean Peterson. The subway that Peterson uses everyday is... MORE
Urban Apartment Gardens
Urban Apartment Gardens
The Auxano Makes Plant Life Possible for City Dwellers Lacking Space
The Auxano by Philip Houiellebecq is a hanging garden designed for urban dwellers who want to grow produce but have limited space. It’s a bittersweet situation when it comes to living in a... MORE

Featured Ideas

Cocoa Couture Treats
Cocoa Couture Treats
'Love is the Key' Chocolate Collection Will Open a World of Succulent Goods
Love is the Key chocolate is a handmade collection of finely crafted treats made with high-quality Belgian chocolate. World renowned chocolatier William Curley has another competitor with these... MORE
Beautiful Beehive Buildings
Beautiful Beehive Buildings
The Buzz Around the Recycled Pellet Pavilion by Avatar Architettura
The Recycled Pellet Pavilion by Avatar Architettura is an astonishing piece of architecture. Italian firm Avatar Architettura is notorious for transforming recycled wood pellets into bedazzling pieces… MORE
Adaptable Wheelchair Carriages
Adaptable Wheelchair Carriages
Cursum Stroller Makes It Easy for Parents to Be With Toddlers
The Cursum Stroller is a design by Cindy Sjöblom who’s created a wheelchair that’s connected to a baby stroller. During the first few years of a new born’s life, it’s... MORE
Dual Function Smartphone Holders
Dual Function Smartphone Holders
The Ö Case by Löytö Esineiden Has a Kickstand and
Since the launch of the iPhone, there have been many cases designed to style, protect and provide functionality but the Ö Case by Löytö Esineiden does it all with one design. This duo function... MORE
Coffee Consumption Charts
Coffee Consumption Charts
The Pouring in Your Cup Infographic Spills the Beans on Caffeine Intake
Quality coffee makers Hamilton Beach created the Pouring in Your Cup infographic to reveal the details about coffee consumption in the United States. For most coffee drinkers, a morning without... MORE
Poop-and-Scoop Disposals
Poop-and-Scoop Disposals
The Curve is a Sanitized Trash Can Designed Specifically for Dogs
The Curve by designers Kőrös Benedek and Ben Koros is the ideal trash can to dispose a dog’s waste as it doesn’t involve any insanitary touching. There’s nothing more annoying... MORE
Love Chain-Encouraging Murals
Love Chain-Encouraging Murals
Artist Duo Herakut Sends a Meaningful Message Through Urban Art
The dynamic duo Herakut painted a new mural in Mannheim, Germany titled ‘Brothers Helping Sisters Helping…” This stretch of urban art lines the wall of a train track where... MORE
Old-School Apple Layouts
Old-School Apple Layouts
Ben Vessey Goes Back to 1984 with Retro Mac OS Designs
Instead of making ultra sleek and futuristic designs for the Mac OS laptops, Ben Vessey does the opposite and equips modern technology with a retro interface. Vessey is an Amsterdam-based art... MORE
Savvy Senior-Specific Decor
Savvy Senior-Specific Decor
‘No Country for Old Men' by Lanzavecchia + Wai is Rad
This collection by Lanzavecchia + Wai, entitled ‘No Country for Old Men,’ is a savvy series of domestic objects designed for the elderly. The piece was made by a collaboration of two designers,... MORE
Morbid Patched Pillows
Morbid Patched Pillows
Crapestry by Theo Humphries Combines Cross-Stitch Art with Dark Humor
The cross-stitch pillows you see at retirement homes or at your grandparent’s pad are not like Crapestry by Theo Humphries. Artist and designer Theo Humphries hilariously depicts unexpected images... MORE
Saxophone Prankster Apps
Saxophone Prankster Apps
The Sexy Sax Man is Now Available on iOS Devices for Fans
The Sexy Sax Man is notorious for going into random places and blaring sounds from his instrument. There’s now an app so fans can keep track of this seductive mullet-wearing Internet... MORE
Spiralled DNA Homes
Spiralled DNA Homes
Double Helix House by Onishimaki and Hyakudayuki Architects isn't Easy to Find
The Double Helix House is the perfect name to describe this spiral-designed home. It’s located in the Yanaka area in Tokyo and it’s not easy to find; it’s accessible only from a... MORE
Cave Art Light Shows
Cave Art Light Shows
'Grotte Stellaire' by Julien Salaud Turns Primitive Murals into LEDs
Art space Palais de Tokyo recently housed a luminescent art installation entitled ‘Grotte Stellaire’ by Julien Salaud. This light show is an interesting approach to showcasing primitive... MORE
Interactive Race Car Messages
Interactive Race Car Messages
The Audi Fan Messenger Projects Phrases With Long Exposure Photos
Audi fans around the world got a chance to be in a race car show by participating in the Audi Fan Messenger interactive message play. Essentially, a device installed inside a race car enabled fans... MORE