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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

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Holistic Libido Boosters
Holistic Libido Boosters
Citrulline Watermelon the New Viagra?
Watermelon is a favourite fruit for many people for it is refreshingly juicy. It is also has health benefits like being a very good source of vitamin C and A and has significant amounts of vitamin B1 and… MORE
Graffiti Prevention
Graffiti Prevention
Graffiti Alarm Detector
Graffiti is unsightly and is impossible to remove if it is not paint based but etched into perspex. Usually the whole perspex piece would have to be removed and replaced which is costly. To prevent such… MORE
DIY Swiss Army Keys
DIY Swiss Army Keys
Fold Up Your Keys, Pretend to Hot Wire Your Car
Now you can finally have Swiss Army Keys!  Key rings in pockets jangle announcing arrivals into a room long before the person actually does. They also make holes in pockets. So for handy people, the website… MORE
Anti-Aging Hand Treatments
Anti-Aging Hand Treatments
So Your Hands Match Your Botoxed Face
Skin treatments commonly used for the face to improve the appearance of aging skin are now being used to reduce the tell tale signs of aging in hands. Fortunes are spent on beautifying and making the face… 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
Stylish Upcycled Purses
Stylish Upcycled Purses
Sheila Odessey Makes Eco Handbags from Recycled Plastic Bags
Americans discard a shocking 100 billion plastic bags every year, reusing only a scant 1%. When textile designer, Sheila Odessey, realized it actually costs more money to recycle a bag then to make one,… MORE
Eco Wine Jewelery
Eco Wine Jewelery
Maison Martin Magiela Accessories
Sometimes the humblest of materials can be used as jewelry. By recycling the corks and sealers of wine bottles as well as the pull tabs of beer cans, Maison Martin Magiela jewelry is not only cocktail-inspired… MORE
Recycled Junk Mail Tables
Recycled Junk Mail Tables
ReVision Furniture
The goal of the teenage artists apprenticing at Artists for Humanity was to create a green furniture line. After considerable time and development they came up with ReVision furniture which is made from… MORE
Mobile Pet Carriers
Mobile Pet Carriers
Olivier Gregoire's Cocoon Lets You Take Your Cat for a Ride
Cats whose humans bike for exercise or to save fuel can now enjoy a safe ride with them - if they want to. Cats, or even small dogs, can tag along inside the “Cocoon” pet carrier without any risk of them… MORE
Word Clouds From Any URL
Word Clouds From Any URL
Wordle
Wordle is an amazing website that lets you create word clouds easily from any list of words or better yet, from the URL of any blog, blog feed, website, web page so long as they have an Atom or RSS feed.… MORE
Anti-Scar Bandage
Anti-Scar Bandage
Memory Polymers Preserve Your Beauty
Stanford University scientists have now developed and patented special bandages to prevent the stretching and raising of scars. They are made from special “memory” polymers which remember their shape… 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
City of Wine Luxury Hotel
City of Wine Luxury Hotel
Marqués de Riscal Ciudad Del Vino
The Marqués de Riscal is a well known wine. The 139 year old winery went on to produce even something more spectacular - the Marques de Riscal “City of Wine” - a one of a kind destination located… MORE
Look Alike Fashion
Look Alike Fashion
Handcrafted Camera and Phone Bags
Camera bags and phone pouches are functional, protect your gear but are so boring. Hine Mizushima’s handcrafted bags are anything but boring. These functional art pieces for your purse are fun, funky,… MORE