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Pearl is a Canadian with a science background and a passion for design. Curiosity comes naturally. She also loves to read and collect all sorts of information and trivia. Blogging and jewelry making are her most favorite things to do. She also teaches the craft.
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Compact Folding Video Stands
Compact Folding Video Stands
This Portable Wireless Overhead Video Captures the Perfect Shot
The rostrum camera stand for overhead video and stills capture has been thoroughly modernized for the digital age in this current Kickstarter project. It can be used with smartphones, tablets,... MORE
Paperless Office Scanners
Paperless Office Scanners
DOK-DOK Turns iPads into Portable Document Scanners
The DOK-DOK document scanner for the iPad finally makes the paperless office a reality. Who needs a dedicated scanner or even a full size computer if all you’ve got is the DOK-DOK and an iPad?... MORE
Snapping Camera Stands
Snapping Camera Stands
Modahaus Steady Stand Makes Overhead Pictures a Snap
Photographers need not spend vast amounts on expensive and bulky overhead equipment any more for professional quality overhead product pictures; Modahaus' latest line up of table top studios called 'Steady… MORE
Portable Photo Studios
Portable Photo Studios
The Modahaus Table Top is Set-up for iPhone Jewelry Photography
The iPhone 4 is not the usual kind of camera one would pick for jewelry photography but the Modahaus Table Top Studios have got it covered. Camera enthusiasts may have dissed the mobile phone camera but… MORE
Wall-Mounted Tablets
Wall-Mounted Tablets
Wallee Hard Case Lets You Hang Your iPad Anywhere
The Wallee hard case not only protects the iPad, but also ingeniously incorporates a way to hang the iPad on a wall. The possibilities are endless with the Wallee hard case! These wall-mounted iPads can… MORE
Virtual Fishing
Virtual Fishing
Takara Tomy's Virtual Master Real Toy Lets You Reel in Fish Anywhere
Virtual Master Real is a new sophisticated toy which will let you fish just about anywhere. Virtual fishing is accomplished with a cellphone-sized control “rod” with a built-in camera which captures whatever… MORE
Pulsing Light Walls
Pulsing Light Walls
Acrylicize's Mosaic Installation Features Color Changing Lights
A sure way to make an impression is to install a cool wall by Acrylicize in an office lobby. The Engine company headquarters' lobby makes a bold stattement with a new, colorful pulsing light wall. The… MORE
Modern Frescos
Modern Frescos
Yola Celebrates Seniors in His Renaissance-Inspired Street Art
Street artist Yola's work in Warsaw, Poland features seniors from a local community center. He painted them as modern frescos, which are large murals of Biblical scenes painted in a style reminiscent of… MORE
Symbolic Fish Bowls
Symbolic Fish Bowls
Roger Arquer's Hand Blown Glass Art Explores Human Qualities
Industrial designer Roger Arquer explores different and unique designs of hand blown glass art. His symbolic fish bowls let us imagine what the fish would want if it were human. His designs are fun and… MORE
USB Scalp Analyzers
USB Scalp Analyzers
The Ska-Loop Camera Checks Scalp Condition to Help Improve Hair Health
Ska-loop is a Japanese technological gadget which resembles an anime octopus creature. The USB scalp analyzer is a camera mouse which allows the user to see what the condition of the scalp is like. Unhealthy… MORE
Granny Handbag Heroines
Granny Handbag Heroines
Video Sensation Senior Foils Robbery Attempt by Six Men
Foolhardy? Perhaps, but it is undoubtedly courageous. The video of an unlikely granny handbag heroine has captured public attention when she foiled a robbery attempt by six young men wielding hammers.… MORE
Interactive Play Food
Interactive Play Food
Japanese Toy Konapun Lets You Prepare and Cook Miniature Food
Konapun is a popular Japanese toy by Bandai. It's so much fun, even adults are captivated with this interactive play food. The product comes complete with different sets of tiny kitchen utensils and various… MORE
Amazing Bookbinding Art
Amazing Bookbinding Art
Strikebooks Gets Creative with Handmade Eco Books
Montreal artist Tammy Forsythe is skilled in the ancient art of bookbinding. She departs from the norm with her amazing bookbinding art. The book covers she makes comes in a range of unusual shapes. Her… MORE
Optical Illusion Art
Optical Illusion Art
Felice Varini Projects Floating Architectural Art
Felice Varini is a Swiss artist known for his uncanny skill with perspective and geometry. His well-known geometrically-inspired optical illusion street art can be found outdoors. The designs seem to… MORE
Flower Beanbags
Flower Beanbags
Lotus-Shaped Dream Bag Inspires Spirituality
Flower beanbags such as the Dream Bag are ideal for transporting because the petal-like multi-pillows can be folded up. However the choice of the flower (the lotus) is significant from a spiritual sense.… MORE
Light-Up Grills
Light-Up Grills
Japanese Craze for LED Smiles Continues With Laforet Harajuku Campaign
These LED mouth inserts are the latest innovative successor to grills or fronts for that truly glowing look. As the video shows, Japanese women consider this latest fashion accessory as a “party in the… MORE
Emotional Healing Jewelry
Emotional Healing Jewelry
Anamotology's Anatomy Inspired Pieces Were Created After a Heartbreak
Amy Sweetman, the artisan behind Anatomology created her emotional healing jewelry after she went through a heartbreaking divorce. The design process of her work was her solace and helped her through this… MORE
Arched Eco Houses
Arched Eco Houses
Richard Hawkes's Passivhaus Has No Conventional Heating System
British architect Richard Hawkes designed and built an innovative energy-efficient house in the English countryside that relies on passive heating. The clay tiles of the home's distinctive arch help regulate… MORE
Lacy Underwear Bags
Lacy Underwear Bags
Brag Company's Bra and Panties Bags Protect Unmentionables
Take the bra or panty bag on a plane with you as carry-on luggage if you dare. The sexy underwear bags are in the shape of bras and panties in a variety of colors and patterns. They are really "luggage… MORE
Wrist Wallets
Wrist Wallets
Cuffs Couture Stylishly Keeps Valuables Safe Without a Bag
Nightlife suddenly got easier with Cuffs Couture's wrist wallet jewelry. Women can wear these cuffs, which have hidden compartments big enough to carry essential valuables like keys, credit cards and perhaps… MORE
Sketchpad iPhone Covers
Sketchpad iPhone Covers
Trexta Sketch-Up Covers Let You Be Creative
In an age of mass production where millions carry iPhones, people seek a more personalized look to their cell phones with more unusual covers. Creative souls can now do artistic customizations with sketchpad… MORE
Car-Shaped Coffins
Car-Shaped Coffins
'Cruisin Caskets' Offers Rides of the Eternal Kind
In an age where people want customization, 'Cruisin Caskets' delivers. Their car-shaped coffins can be custom-made to suit the preferences of any car enthusiast. These car-shaped coffins really define… MORE
Recycled Trash Sculptures
Recycled Trash Sculptures
Steven Siegel Creates Monumental Art from Junk
Steven Siegel is an extraordinary environmental artist who creates large art pieces made from unwanted material. His recycled trash sculptures have been installed in many places around the world. They… MORE
Roadkill Jewelry
Roadkill Jewelry
Lucy Jenkins Makes Ethical Fur Bangles
Lucy Jenkins is a Britain-based jewelry artisan who makes the kind of jewelry PETA would approve. The rabbit and hare fur incorporated into her roadkill jewelry is ethically sourced. The gold-plated roadkill… MORE
Inksplosive Art
Inksplosive Art
Pery Burge's Amazing Ink in Water Collection is Captivating
British artist Pery Burge came about her astonishing inksplosive art form out of necessity. Repetitive strain injury prevented her from wielding paintbrushes, so she really "went with the flow" when she… MORE
Paper Animal Mask Sculptures
Paper Animal Mask Sculptures
Paper Cut Project's Awesome Animalia Paper Art Collection
Paper Cut Project is a wonderful collaboration between Amy Flurry and Nikki Salk who create all sorts of cut paper art installations. Their Animalia collection is a series of paper animal mask sculptures… MORE
Cross-Eyed Opossums
Cross-Eyed Opossums
Leipzig Zoo's Latest Furry Social Media Sensation
The latest improbable media darling is Leipzig Zoo’s cross-eyed opossum named Heidi. Her soaring popularity has seen over 65,000 likes on Facebook so far, a hit video song on YouTube, a soft toy inspiration… MORE
Mathematical Photography
Mathematical Photography
Josh Sommers Creates Escher-Like and Droste Effect Art Prints
Josh Sommers, a California-based artist and software engineer, spent years trying to develop and master an innovative form of mathematical photography based on formulas. While a couple of artists did point… MORE
Emotional Billboards
Emotional Billboards
Jon Jackson 'Adios LA' Visual Art Goodbye is Like a Breakup
Artist Jon Jackson lived in Los Angeles for years, but when he received an offer to move to New York for a new position, he said a fond goodbye to his first love in a series of five emotional billboards… MORE
Astroturf Houses
Astroturf Houses
An Austrian Concrete House Celebrates Cubism in a Green Way
A wonderful concrete built house in Frohnleiten, Austria is certainly green, but not in the usual context -- it is an astroturf house! The architectural firm, Weichlbaeur Ortis covered the cubism inspired… MORE
Athletic Wheelbarrows
Athletic Wheelbarrows
Sledbarrow Provides Multifunction Physical Workouts
Wheelbarrows were first invented to carry loads. They were even used to transport military supplies over difficult terrain 2000 years ago in China. Wheelbarrows are still in use today by gardeners and… MORE
Sculptured Art Jewelry
Sculptured Art Jewelry
Nora Fok's Amazing Nylon Botanicus Collection
British artist Nora Fok makes the most amazing sculptured nylon art jewelry out of very thin strands of microfilaments. These are difficult to work with and yet she manages to knit and knot the strands… MORE
Sexy Eco Underwear
Sexy Eco Underwear
Enamore Undies Are Made from Soy and Bamboo
Enamore’s sexy eco underwear collections are all handmade from soy, bamboo, organic cotton, hemp and natural silk. These products are not only ethical but fun and funky too! From bras and panties to camisoles,… MORE
Nomadic Houses
Nomadic Houses
DRMM's DIY Eco-Friendly Naked House Also Dismantles for Transport
Naked House, a prototype home designed by British architectural firm dRMM, can be transported in a standard container anywhere in the world and erected quickly using the container as a base. It can also… MORE
Airplane Window Art
Airplane Window Art
Jim Darling Paints Landscape Views of Aircraft Windows
Landscapes are popular subjects with artists, but illustrator Jim Darling celebrates the landscape views you see up in the sky with his airplane window art pieces. The scenes vary from cityscapes to… MORE
Controversial Street Art
Controversial Street Art
Blu's Street Art Makes Strong Political Statements
Blu, a secretive Italian, is famous for his amazing murals and graffiti the world over. His distinctive comic book style sometimes deliver caustic messages against big corporations like the oil companies.… MORE

Featured Ideas

Barbie Doll Parts Made Into Jewelry
Barbie Doll Parts Made Into Jewelry
Margaux Lange Designs
You can relive your childhood with this fabulous range of jewelry made from old Barbie doll parts. Margaux Lange says, " Barbie was immensely important in fueling my creative life as a child, and ironically… MORE
War Games on Mugs
War Games on Mugs
Relive Your Childhood & Play Battleship on your Coffee Break
Good games never die. They just come back in another format. So it is with Battleship, a game which predates the First World War. It’s the game many of us used to play with pen, paper and graph paper and… MORE
Toucan Inspired Cutlery
Toucan Inspired Cutlery
Tukaani Chopsticks
Lots of people can't use chopsticks properly; takes practice and some skill to first, hold two sticks in your hand, and then coordinate them so they can grip the food. If you've ever struggled to eat your… MORE
Litter Boxes for Dogs
Litter Boxes for Dogs
Nowhere Butt Here
John Nouanesing's humorous designs are a Trend Hunter favorite. In the gallery is one of his latest, called, "Nowhere But Here", a dog urinal for when the nights are wet and/or cold and you couldn't be… MORE
Pimped BMX Bicycles With Subs
Pimped BMX Bicycles With Subs
"Made in Queens" Stereobike Crew
Too young to drive, a group of Trinidad-born kids now living in Queens, New York decided to pimp out their bikes just like their big brothers' cars. Calling themselves the Stereobike Crew, they worked… MORE
Animated Spice Girl Promotions
Animated Spice Girl Promotions
Mel B and Richard Branson for Virgin Media
The Virgin group does it again with this clever animated ad starring Mel B. from the Spice girls. The ad is entertaining and does the job promoting Virgin's Movies on Demand launch. It's amusing and direct… MORE
Social Connection Games
Social Connection Games
Six Degrees of Wikipedia
Six degrees of separation refers to the number of “steps” whereby everyone is “connected” to each person on Earth. This small world phenomenon is applied in the well known trivial game “Six Degrees… MORE
Gyroscopic Snack Bowls
Gyroscopic Snack Bowls
Non-Spill 'Loopa Gyro Bowl' Keeps Tots' Treats Handy
Any parent of toddlers can relate to finding Cheerios everywhere--both on the floor and in the family car. So they will appreciate the Loopa Gyro Bowl, a snack bowl invented by parents Brad and Melinda… MORE
Shadow Fashion Shoots
Shadow Fashion Shoots
Photography by Solve Sundsbo
In the competitive world of commercial photography, one photographer who stands out is Sølve Sundsbø. His innovative photographic techniques include the skillful use of shadows on fashion models as shown… MORE
Blinged-Out Home Decor
Blinged-Out Home Decor
Gemstones in Luxury Interior Design
It’s not enough to have beautiful natural stone and slate in home decor. The ante’s been upped to precious gemstones typically used in jewelry like amethyst, tiger eye, carnelian, quartz, and agate applied… MORE
High Rise Composts
High Rise Composts
Vermicondo
Apartment and condominium dwellers interested in using worm composting for their kitchen scraps usually don't have the space to hide the ugly containers. A good solution is Vermicondo, a sleek multi-level… MORE
Seizures Triggered by Specific Music
Seizures Triggered by Specific Music
Musicogenic Epilepsy
Stacey Gayle is a Canadian woman living in Queens, NY who suffers from a very rare malady - musicogenic epilepsy. Her epileptic seizures are triggered by some music. In her case it was Sean Paul's "Temperature"… MORE
Raw Lipsyncing Through Music Removal -
Raw Lipsyncing Through Music Removal -
A video shows Britney Spears performing at a Las Vegas concert with mostly her vocals audible as she sings breathlessly into her microphone. This live feed was naturally not what the audience heard. What… MORE
Credit Crunch Superstitions
Credit Crunch Superstitions
Yellow Underwear Means Money
Brazilians believe the colour of their underwear worn at midnight on New Year’s Eve will dictate their fortune for the following year. As the colour yellow represents money, yellow underwear has been selling… MORE