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Modular Garden Furniture
Modular Garden Furniture
Pierantonio Bonacina Lets You Create Your Outdoor Haven in Phases
I also have like modular anything, and modular garden furniture is among my favorites. This is why I really like the modular furniture design from Italian designer Pierantonio Bonacina, which takes a minimalist… MORE
Mud Furniture
Mud Furniture
Jennifer Anderson's Chairs Redefine Mass-Produced Seating
Furniture designer Jennifer Anderson has garnered her latest inspiration for a chair series from an Eames LCW, a Thonet Café Chair and a Wegner Wishbone, and recreated them into unique chairs designed… MORE
Archived Denim Inspirations
Archived Denim Inspirations
Robert Geller's Vintage Vision for Levi's Jeans
Robert Geller took some inspiration from Levi’s and added a touch of his signature design to create a Levi’s collection to be released at Bloomingdale’s in September. According to Carl Chiara, the director… MORE
Slithering Furniture
Slithering Furniture
The Striking Snake Stool by Svilen Gamolov Blends in with Home Decor
This amazing concept furniture piece from Svilen Gamolov is carved out of wood and looks ready to strike out at you like a desert snake. Dubbed the Snake Bar Stool, it is both a piece of furniture and… MORE
Sneak Peeks at Retail Stores
Sneak Peeks at Retail Stores
Microsoft Store Plans Leak From Lippicott
When Gizmodo reported the plans for Microsoft's new consumer electronic retail stores, many people weren’t sure if it was a hoax or for real; confirmation from Microsoft says that plans are already being… MORE
Completely Hairless Faces
Completely Hairless Faces
The ‘No Eyebrows' Look is Becoming a Phenomenon
The Givenchy show where male and female models either bleached or had their eyebrows removed has caused quite a stir in Britain, and responses as far as beauty and health have cropped up over the fashion… MORE
Transformer Art Exhibits
Transformer Art Exhibits
Optimus Prime Featured in Mall Display in Hong Kong
Optimus Prime stands guard against the Decepticons in this mall exhibit in Hong Kong, as shoppers watch in awe of the friendly robot. The latest release of Transformers is still out of course, and this… MORE
Fantasy Book Art
Fantasy Book Art
Budding Illustrator Creates Extrordinary Version of ‘The Silmarillion’
Illustrator and calligrapher Benjamin Harff from Germany has been working close to two years on a work of love of the J.R.R. Tolkien story ‘The Silmarilion,’ which is among the best, if not the best, works… MORE
Sci-Fi Basketball Kicks
Sci-Fi Basketball Kicks
Nike Transformer Tie-in Shoes in Megatron, Bumblebee, Soundwave
The tremendous popularity of the Transformer franchise is a bonanza for retail merchandisers, and Nike has entered the fray with three new basketball shoes based on Transformer characters Bumblebee, Soundwave… MORE
Rodent Rescuer
Rodent Rescuer
Rat-like Scratchbot Robot Navigates Using 'Whiskers'
Built to mimic the way a rat feels its way with its whiskers, a research team from Britain unveiled a robot built like a rat that could navigate its way through rubble in the search and rescue of potential… MORE
Wrist-Worn Chargers
Wrist-Worn Chargers
The Energy Bracelet Uses Thermoelectric Energy for Mobile Juice
How many times have you needed just those extra few minutes on your cell phone and the power wasn’t there? A new gadget student entry for the 2009 James Dyson Award named the ‘Dyson Energy Bracelet’ offers… MORE
Hybrid Retro Fashion
Hybrid Retro Fashion
Stella Zotis Blends 40s Glam With 80s Biker Girl Grunge
One of the more popular past contestants from "Project Runway," Stella Zotis, has released a new collection named ‘Zotis 09 Collection,’ which continues her mantra that she’s going to do her fashion her… MORE
Crooked Playhouses
Crooked Playhouses
Whimsical Play Homes You Can Customize With Paint & Porches
Many families and children are thrilled at the fun and imaginative “crooked playhouse” for children offered by Kids Crooked Houses. The curled, serpentine, twisted little houses not only come in pre-packaged… MORE
Zigzag High-Tops
Zigzag High-Tops
Missoni Partners with Converse for Edgy 2010 Kicks
Calling their new men’s line of All Star sneakers “Premium Chuck Hi Missoni,” the highly recognized zigzag print of Missoni will be featured on this new men’s line of high-tops in the spring-summer of… MORE
Game-Stream Fashion
Game-Stream Fashion
'Last Action Gamer' Offers Geeky Streamlined T-Shirt Designs
In what looks like something that falls between mainstream and game-stream, a new company named Last Action Gamer has just released their first line of clothing targeting the gamer market, and as expected,… MORE
Bleeding Color Silhouettes
Bleeding Color Silhouettes
Amelie Hegardt's Illustrative Watercolor Fashion Design
Darling Management, a Swedish design agency based in Stockholm, has a stable of talented fashion illustrators. Amelie Hegardt, one of these designers, has a compelling style which most will appreciate.… MORE
Literature Flaunters
Literature Flaunters
The Decorative Slim Case Displays Your Favourite Book Covers
Research confirms that most people buy books based upon the look of the cover art and design more than anything else, and a new product called “Slim” has been introduced with the stated purpose that it… MORE
Naughty Necklaces
Naughty Necklaces
Luxury Accessories Surrounded by Decadence
French designing minx Nicole Locher is at it again, as her line of necklaces and pendants she describes as “perversion with a touch of class,” continues on with her theme of assumed innocence in her creations,… MORE
Student Design Showcases
Student Design Showcases
Central Saint Martins BA Show is the Future of Fashion
Entrants in this year's Central Saint Martins BA Show were as creative as ever, and it’s refreshing to see things that are completely different than normal, and not have that finishing touch on them. Those… MORE
Customized Grunge
Customized Grunge
'Stolen Girlfriends Club' Leaves Their Fashion Incomplete
The Stolen Girlfriends Club fashion line has captured the imagination of a lot of people who are presented with a number of pieces, but left with the opportunity to add their own to complete their personalized… MORE
Hair Bras
Hair Bras
Miranda Kerr Goes Bare on Rolling Stone for Australian Habitat
With the desire to put the focus on the natural habitat of Australia, and more specifically, the koala, supermodel Miranda Kerr has gone natural herself in Rolling Stone magazine. To thank koalas for… MORE
Fashion Sketch Witticisms
Fashion Sketch Witticisms
Humorous Look at Fashion Industry through Street Sketching
At his recently started “The Unknown Hipster” blog, French artist Jean-Philippe Delhomme has a good time making fun of the fashion industry through street sketches and witticisms. It’s all good natured,… MORE
Perilous Internet Surfing
Perilous Internet Surfing
McAfee Releases Riskiest Search Keywords to Watch Out For
In an excellent report from McAfee, they identify numerous search keywords that are highly popular with Internet users, which are used to embed malware of various sorts on your computers. Unsurprisingly,… MORE
Giant Shoulder Thorns
Giant Shoulder Thorns
Mexican Designer ‘Teamo' Makes Pointed Fashion Statement
It’s hard to tell if “Teamo” created these exaggerated shoulder thorns for a regular party, Comicon or a Halloween bash. Either way, they’ve definitely drawn attention to the peaked shoulder style, which… MORE
Biker-Friendly Pants
Biker-Friendly Pants
Outlier Cyclist Pants for Men Cut for Comfort and Made to Stretch
These new cyclist pants from Outlier dubbed “The Climber,” target the slender male biker, but also fit the average body size as well. What’s great about these Outlier cyclist pants are they are not only… MORE
Powerful Alzheimer's Ads
Powerful Alzheimer's Ads
Saatchi & Saatchi Exposes Tragedy of the Disease
I think the ad campaign by Saatchi & Saatchi in conjunction with the French Alzheimer's Association is one of the best group of images I've ever seen to help people understand what loved ones are up against,… MORE
Headless Fashion Campaigns
Headless Fashion Campaigns
Je Suis Belle's Foreboding A/W ‘09 Collection
The latest collection of Je Suis Belle is not only different from the past, but also contrary to their name, which in English means “I am beautiful.” Of course, it all depends on your interpretation of… MORE
Furniture Therapy
Furniture Therapy
Alice Wang's 'Chairs of the Dysfunctional' Reflect our Society
Alice Wang's most current project is named “Chairs of the Dysfunctional,” and was created in response to the changing society we live in. She moved away from the practical side of chairs to the way we… MORE
Sculpted Caricatures
Sculpted Caricatures
David O'Keefe's Fascinating Interpretation of Celebrities
When I found these sculpted caricatures by David O’Keefe, I had to go check out his website and see what else he had. It was fantastic, as you can see from the caricatures, he has a touch of the gross… MORE
Naughty Wildlife
Naughty Wildlife
Scandalous Birds & Bees Print Ad Pushes the Limits
When you first look at these ads with birds and bees, you get the feel of innocence and wonder; then you really see what’s going on, and are caught off guard from their actions. It shocks the senses and… MORE
Blasphemous Marketing
Blasphemous Marketing
Antonio Federici Under Fire for Sexualized Nun & Priest Ad
There’s nothing better than controversy for a brand, as it attracts more attention than any regular ad ever could. The trick is to do it in a way that goes up to the line, but doesn’t cross it. In the… MORE
Horror Movie Portals
Horror Movie Portals
MySpace Launches New Fear Channel for Scary Movie Fans
News Corp. seems to be gravitating more and more toward genre entertainment; in that vein, they have launched a new channel on the site that focuses entirely on the horror film niche. Featured on the… MORE
Hands-Free PC Backup
Hands-Free PC Backup
Seagate Replica Safeguards Data Sans Human Interaction
Just plug it in and it does all the work: That’s the premise behind the new Seagate Replica, which guards all your data without the need for humans to do anything. Launched just a few days ago, the new… MORE
Colorful Retro Hairbands
Colorful Retro Hairbands
Mischa Barton Releases Headbands Line for Stacey Lapidus
It seems Mischa Barton has a penchant for the hippie look, and that seems to come out in her new headband line for Stacey Lapidus. Bringing out that inner hippie, her new line includes all sorts of pearls,… MORE
Hot Wax Painting
Hot Wax Painting
Robin Rose 'Cypher' Exhibit Goes Beyond Encaustic Art
Robin Rose has been considered one of the leading workers in ‘encaustic,’ which is also called hot wax painting, for some time. The practice involves heating up beeswax and adding colored pigments to… MORE
Miming Robots
Miming Robots
Robotic Marimba Player Improvises With Human Piano Player
In a rendition of Duke Jordan’s “Jordu,” we hear for the first time the piece played by a human, while the robot marimba player named “Shimon” improvises. Simon was created by Roberto Aimi of Alium Labs,… MORE

Featured Ideas

Luxe Trashiness
Luxe Trashiness
Popular Fashions for Fall 2009 Don't All Fit The Definition of 'Classy'
Fashion critic Booth Moore, writing for the LA Times, gave her take on some of the top fashion trends for fall 2009. Moore felt that while there was “luxe trashiness,” the question is whether anyone will… MORE
Underwater Army Inspectors
Underwater Army Inspectors
SeaBotix LBV150SE-5 Remote-Controlled Vehicles
While SeaBotix’s LBV150SE-5 deep-water remote-operated vehicles are cool enough on their own, add their attachments, which can be fitted to the underwater probe, and the cool factor rises big time. With… MORE
Tactile Illusions
Tactile Illusions
More Blind-Friendly Tech Through Vibrations on Phones, Music Players
At first glance, tactile illusions seem like a silly thing to pursue, other than being an interesting conversation piece at a party. But there’s actually a practical side to why tactile illusions are being… MORE
Temporary Kidttoos
Temporary Kidttoos
'Sailor Retro Chick' Tattoos Make Children Look Badass for MQ
When you launch a temporary tattoo marketing campaign, with the winner being awarded a shopping spree at MQ fashion store, you don’t know which direction consumers will take things. It could have been… MORE
Canine Social Networking
Canine Social Networking
Australian Dogtree Lets You Find Puppy Playmates Online
Are you lonely? Need a friend? Looking for someone compatible? NO! Not you! At least that’s what a new social networking service for dogs and dog owners has to say. A free service called “Australian Dogtree”… MORE
App-Enabled Handheld Gaming
App-Enabled Handheld Gaming
Nintendo DSi Competes with Everything Handheld
The release of the Nintendo DSI over the weekend was definitely a big step forward, as the new gadget competes just about with anything you carry in your hand. It made one writer at GearCrave reflect… MORE
Archived Denim Inspirations
Archived Denim Inspirations
Robert Geller's Vintage Vision for Levi's Jeans
Robert Geller took some inspiration from Levi’s and added a touch of his signature design to create a Levi’s collection to be released at Bloomingdale’s in September. According to Carl Chiara, the director… MORE
Craving Classic Films
Craving Classic Films
Warner Bros is Shocked by Sudden Demand for Vintage Films
Some executives at Warner Bros. were almost hyperventilating recently, as demand for their classic video library was so huge they were in shock. They introduced 150 titles from their classic library and… MORE
Credit Crunch Literature
Credit Crunch Literature
Vintage Books by Ayn Rand Surge in Popularity Thanks to Recession
Ayn Rand has never just been a temporary flavor or simply a trend, as her books, especially “Atlas Shrugged," have been one of the best sellers year after year for decades. Interestingly, with the economic… MORE
Stylish Weather Shields
Stylish Weather Shields
Umbrellas Are Once Again Becoming Fashion Statements
The umbrella in general has been on somewhat of a fashion hiatus after the compact umbrella came out a few years ago, at which point umbrellas became more of a utility rather than a statement. That’s… MORE
Perilous Internet Surfing
Perilous Internet Surfing
McAfee Releases Riskiest Search Keywords to Watch Out For
In an excellent report from McAfee, they identify numerous search keywords that are highly popular with Internet users, which are used to embed malware of various sorts on your computers. Unsurprisingly,… MORE
Fact-Based Search Engines
Fact-Based Search Engines
Wolfram Alpha Can Compute Answers Like an Electronic Brain
Just the facts, ma’am. That’s the premise behind the new Wolfram Alpha Internet engine, which is evidently able to answer factual questions better than Google is able to. Developer and scientist Stephen… MORE
Fake Car Commercials
Fake Car Commercials
Shocking Auto Ad Illustrates Backlash of Eco Snobbery
Just about everything in this auto commercial--including the statistics--is made up, and in a short time the ad seems to carry you to an obvious conclusion. But just when you think it’s another version… MORE
Headless Fashion Campaigns
Headless Fashion Campaigns
Je Suis Belle's Foreboding A/W ‘09 Collection
The latest collection of Je Suis Belle is not only different from the past, but also contrary to their name, which in English means “I am beautiful.” Of course, it all depends on your interpretation of… MORE