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Fancy Philanthropic Footwear
Fancy Philanthropic Footwear
David Palmer Creates $18,000 Flip Flops to Save the Rainforest
LA-based artist David Palmer and sandal company Chipko have teamed up to create a pair of fancy flip flops that will set you back $18,000. Each pair has been hand-painted by David Palmer himself and comes… MORE
Ab-Amping Golf Clubs
Ab-Amping Golf Clubs
The Gold Flex Golf Trainer Will Flatten Your Tummy and Improve Your Swing
The Gold Flex warm-up and tempo training aid is a golf trainer suitable for those who want to improve their swing at home. This 1.5 pound yellow and black stick is specially designed to help you get that… MORE
Rainbow Recycled Belts
Rainbow Recycled Belts
Tie-Ups are Eco-Conscious and Elegant
Tie-Ups are a new, unique plastic belts. These colorful recycled belts are made from re-used plastics. Tie-Ups come in two sizes: adult and kids and can be customized to your specifications. Mix and match… MORE
Mommy Model Fashiontography
Mommy Model Fashiontography
Arizona Muse Shows Off Her Son For Manifest Destiny in Vogue
Model of the moment Arizona Muse looks super hot in Manifest Destiny in Vogue US. The February 2011 editorial was photographed by Peter Lindbergh and styled by Vogue Editor Tonne Goodman. Manifest Destiny… MORE
Outrageous Office Updos
Outrageous Office Updos
The Art of Artificiality in Vogue Italia Beauty by Miles Aldridge
Playing on the idea of a bored corporate drone model, Charlotte Di Calypso is cast as a robotic office beauty for the latest edition of Vogue Italia Beauty by Miles Aldridge. Aldridge captured Di Calypso… MORE
Punky Forest Pictorials
Punky Forest Pictorials
Hans Feurer Captures a 'Green Winter' for Vogue China
It's a 'Green Winter' for Vogue China as model Ming Xi is captured roaming a lush fall forest for the November 2010 issue. Photographed by Hans Feurer, the nature-inspired editorial features some of the… MORE
Floral Origami Chairs
Floral Origami Chairs
Designer Patricia Urquiola Fights The Disease of Bad Design
Relax in scientific style with the Antibodi Chair by Patricia Urquiola. These unique chaise loungers are decorated with triangular shaped, petal-like designs that seem to blossom over the lounger's exterior.… MORE
Furry Denim Editorials
Furry Denim Editorials
Model Anna de Rijk is 'The Jean Bourgeois' in Vogue Nippon
Bringing a touch of glamor to the usually casual world of denim, 'The Jean Bourgeois' in Vogue Nippon casts model Anna de Rijk as a laid-back lady with a penchant for mixing fur and fun. Photographed by… MORE
College Housing Containers
College Housing Containers
'Cite A Docks' uses Shipment Containers for Student Homes
In Le Havre, France students live in a residential complex designed to look like shipment containers. Called 'Cite A Docks,' the student housing consists of 100 apartments built into a 4-story structure.… MORE
Blinged-Out Doughnuts
Blinged-Out Doughnuts
Wear You Favorite Pastries With Petit Donut Necklaces By Calourette
Made of brass and enamel, this collection of petit donut necklaces by Calourette are sure to have foodies and fashionistas clamoring for more. Just pick your favorite flavor and a matching topping, and… MORE
Almighty Kosher Ales
Almighty Kosher Ales
He'Brew The Chosen Beers are Beverages with a Jewish Twist
If you're looking to give your barley and hops a little blessing, Shmaltz Brewing Company has a few beverages for you to check out. He'Brew The Chosen Beers are a selection of mischievously named brews… MORE
Glow-In-The-Dark Gnomes
Glow-In-The-Dark Gnomes
The Baddy Garden Gnome Modernizes Outdoor Decor
If you've been searching for a whimsical yet modern piece of outdoor decor, look no further than the Baddy garden gnome. Artist Joe Velluto (aka JVLT) redesigned these kitschy garden regulars into sleek… MORE
Ultra-Cozy Fashiontography
Ultra-Cozy Fashiontography
Dree Hemingway in 'My Own Private Idaho' for British Vogue
Showcasing her famous roots, model Dree Hemingway takes fashionistas to Ketchum, Idaho, in 'My Own Private Idaho' for British Vogue. Hemingway, a relative of the famous writer Ernest Hemingway was photographed… MORE
Glowing Green Bridges
Glowing Green Bridges
A Gridded Walkway by Jacques Ferrier Architects
Jacques Ferrier Architects has conceived a remarkable bridge in Choisy-lo-Roi, France. Hovering above a busy section of train tracks, the distinctive perforated aluminum bridge glows green. Modeled after… MORE
Angular Crystal Complexes
Angular Crystal Complexes
High Tech Studies at The Creative Media Centre in Hong Kong
The Creative Media Centre in Hong Kong will be the first Asian center to offer high level education and training in media technology, computer engineering and information technology. The futuristic... MORE
Zebra-Clad Skaters
Zebra-Clad Skaters
'Sidewalk Surfer' in BlackBook Magazine Shows New Street Style
Model Eric Ramos gets a little punk in Hollywood as a 'Sidewalk Surfer' in BlackBook magazine. The streetwise editorial appears in the October 2010 issue and was photographed by Blossom Berkofsky. Fashion… MORE
Sci-Fi Biker Gear
Sci-Fi Biker Gear
The Limited Edition His & Hers Tron Motorcycle Suits
The new science fiction film 'TRON: Legacy' is almost in theaters so it's time for the tie-in gear to be released. First up is the "his and hers" matching TRON motorcycle suits. Made by UD Replicas, these… MORE
Alcoholic Astronaut Brews
Alcoholic Astronaut Brews
A Low-Gravity Space Beer by Two Australian Companies
4-Pines Brewing Company and Saber Astronautics Australia have teamed up to create a low-gravity beer meant to be consumed in space. This special brew is meant to be enjoyed by those lucky and rich enough… MORE
Colorless Seatography
Colorless Seatography
Photographer Hengki Koentjoro Captures Ocean Beauty
Hengki Koentjoro was born in Central Java, Indonesia. The photographer, who now resides in Santa Barbara, California, often returns to his homeland to capture the beauty and essence of its culture and… MORE
Ice-Climbing Fashiontography
Ice-Climbing Fashiontography
Abbey Lee Kershaw for The Big Chill in Harper's Bazaar
Abbey Lee Kershaw, Sebastian Lund and Brad Kroenig go on a cool adventure for 'The Big Chill' in Harper's Bazaar. The editorial appears in the magazine's October 2010 issue and was photographed by Karl… MORE
Otherworldly Replicas
Otherworldly Replicas
A Handcrafted Duct Tape AT-AT Model Excites Jedis
If you're a die-hard 'Star Wars' fan, then you should consider creating this featured giant duct tape AT-AT replica. Standing 4-feet by 5-feet and made of cardboard, duct tape and wood, this pre-made replica… MORE
Easy Meal Shopping
Easy Meal Shopping
Kochhause Grocery Store Takes The Guesswork Out of Dinner
Berlin's Kochhaus grocery store is making shopping easy for tired, hardworking customers. Throughout the store are stalls that advertise meal ideas with takeaway recipes that list all the ingredients and… MORE
Retooled Bond Roadsters
Retooled Bond Roadsters
The New Aston Martin Vantage N420 Will Make You Feel Like 007
The new Aston Martin Vantage N420 Roadster has a 4.7 liter engine that produces 420 horsepower and can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds. The sleek body is made of carbon fiber riding atop 10-spoke… MORE
Absinthe Chocolate
Absinthe Chocolate
Nunu Chocolates Will Encourage Visits From the Green Fairy
Absinthe is one of the key ingredients in one of the most popular flavours of Nunu Chocolates. The hallucinatory beverage heightens the confections made by the husband-and-wife combo behind Nunu Chocolates.… MORE
Champagne-Carrying Plates
Champagne-Carrying Plates
The Happy Dish by Elena Pogliani Stores Your Glass of Bubbly
The Happy Dish by Elena Pogliani allows you to carry you plate of food and your bubbly using only one hand. The convenient solution comes in the form of a square plate with a cut-out at one of the corners,… MORE
Fuzzy Philanthropic Fashiontography
Fuzzy Philanthropic Fashiontography
The Lane Crawford Heritage 160 Campaign Helps UNICEF
The Lane Crawford Heritage 160 campaign helps the exclusive and iconic Hong Kong retailer celebrate it's 160th anniversary in luxurious style. Rasa Zukauskaite and Oleg Antosik star in the magical images… MORE
Collectible Catwalker Covers
Collectible Catwalker Covers
The i-D Magazine 'Define Yourself' Covers Show Personality
For October 2010, you can collect five different covers for the i-D magazine 'Define Yourself' issue. Models Kristen McMenamy, Kiya Kebede, Lindsey Wixson, Daisy Lowe and Joan Smalls each get their own… MORE
Humble Haunted Houses
Humble Haunted Houses
The Ivy House Goes From Derelict to Chic
Tucked away in Toshima-ku, Tokyo is the Ivy House by Hiroya Yoshizato, Hiroyuki Miyabe and Tomoko Kawai, and SPEAC, Inc. The collaboration originated as a plan to make something creative out of an abandoned… MORE
Sleek Nano-Slayers
Sleek Nano-Slayers
The Sony S750 Video Walkman Will Keep Your Head Bobbing For 50 Hrs
The new Sony S750 Video Walkman is here to steal the iPod Nano 6G's thunder. Arriving in 8GB and 16 GB versions, this sleek black music player boasts Sony Walkman's quality and consistency all wrapped… MORE
Liquor Leftover Penne
Liquor Leftover Penne
Marche Noir's Wine Pasta Makes Good Use Out Of Old Grapes
If you don't want to have a glass of red with your meal but do enjoy wine, consider cooking with Marche Noir's wine pasta. Milled from the dried skins of cabernet grapes leftover from the wine-making process,… MORE
Tricked-Out Pro Cameras
Tricked-Out Pro Cameras
The New Pentax K-5 Digital SLR is Lightweight and Superfocused
Photography geeks, get ready for the Pentax K-5 digital SLR camera with its 16.2-megapixel Sony Exmor SMOS sensor, 1080p HD video abilities and weather-sealed magnesium body. With an ISO range from 50-25,600… MORE
Mock Mobile Funerals
Mock Mobile Funerals
Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 Buries the iPhone and BlackBerry
To drum up hype for the Windows Phone 7, Microsoft held a mock funeral for BlackBerry phones and iPhone mobiles. The event was sparsely attended. Pallbearers dressed in mourning attire, a lone bagpiper… MORE
Weightless Coffee Mugs
Weightless Coffee Mugs
The Zero Gravity Cup Makes Drinking Your Morning Joe Super Geeky
The Zero Gravity Cup will stay suspended on an edge until it is filled with your favorite brew. A thin plate at the bottom of the cup allows it to rest on an angle, but sit horizontally when full. Featuring… MORE
Gilded Cross Kicks
Gilded Cross Kicks
These Above-The-Ankle Hi-Tops For Adidas by Jeremy Scott are Way Hot
In keeping with the religious theme for his F/W 2010 Originals by Originals line for Adidas, Jeremy Scott has embellished the tongue of some very high hi-tops with gilded crosses. The military-esque footwear… MORE
Travel-Friendly Confections
Travel-Friendly Confections
GDesserts 'Cupcakes in a Jar' Let You Eat on the Go
Transporting cupcakes can pose a problem. Your sweets can end up overturned with their icing all smooshed or worse still, the cake could no longer resemble its original design. 'Cupcakes in a Jar' aim… MORE
Revolutionary Frozen Custards
Revolutionary Frozen Custards
Guerrilla Ice Cream Takes the Fight to Your Taste Buds
A New York-based street cart is trying to get customers to think about politics and social awareness in a whole new way. Guerrilla Ice Cream sells gourmet frozen treats with names such as 'Velvet Revolution,'… MORE

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Dynamic Gastric Models
Dynamic Gastric Models
The Robotic Stomach is an Ethical Drug Testing Alternative
Researchers at the Institute of Food Research in Norwich, England have created a robotic stomach. This accurate working model of a human stomach will help scientists study digestion and help test medicines.… MORE
Smart Beverage Billboards
Smart Beverage Billboards
A Customized Advertisement Picks Out Drinks in Shinagawa Station
In Tokyo's Shinagawa train station, there is a 47-inch touchscreen billboard that will recognize you. This customized advertisement uses a mounted camera to determine a person's age and gender and will… MORE
Comfort Food Chocolate Blends
Comfort Food Chocolate Blends
Komforte Chockolate Makes Oddly Mixed Cocoa Confections
Combining chocolate with some of our favorite comfort foods can't be a bad thing--at least, that's what Komforte Chockolate hopes. This small upstart company has combined the taste of ramen noodles, French… MORE
Social Networking for Pets
Social Networking for Pets
Puppy Tweets Lets You Know What's Going on With Your Dog
You know how some people set up Facebook profiles for their pets? Well, Puppy Tweets aims to get dogs on Twitter. Mattel developed a plastic USB tak that syncs with your computer that can be placed on… MORE
Sounds from Sight
Sounds from Sight
The Magic Flute Speakers Will Allow You To Hear What You See
After years of research and testing, SW Speakers has created the ultimate sound system. The company's Magic Flute speakers claim to outshine all the rest, bringing to reality the ability to hear what one… MORE
Voluminous Haute Hair
Voluminous Haute Hair
Hairstylist Luigi Murenu Showcases Wavy Hair for Allure Magazine
Famed fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier shoots six beautifully coiffed models with wavy hair for the October 2009 beauty editorial, ‘Making Waves.’ Allure Magazine is showing its readers how to… MORE
Red Bull Bikes
Red Bull Bikes
Barrend Massow Hemmes Creates a Conceptual Red Bull Motorcycle
This crazy bike is a concept vehicle by Barrend Massow Hemmes. If motorcycles are also known as hogs, this particular bike should be known as a bull, the red bull motorcycle, to be exact. If the motor… MORE
Luxury Tribute Bikes
Luxury Tribute Bikes
The Icon Sheene by Andrew Morris Honors a Legendary British Racer
British motorcycle racer Barry Sheene is being honored with the Icon Sheene by builder Andrew Morris. Only 52 (the same amount as Sheene's age) Icon Sheene bikes have been made. The Icon Sheene features… MORE
Smokin' Masked Singers
Smokin' Masked Singers
A Kohl-Eyed Lily Allen in Harper's Bazaar Russia
Appearing in the January 2010 issue, Lily Allen in Harper’s Bazaar Russia makes an alluring cover girl. Photographed by Alan Gelati, the British songstress looks lovely in the mostly black and white shots.… MORE
Recession Conscious Footwear
Recession Conscious Footwear
Uniqlo Shoes is the Latest from the Japanese Mega-Retailer
If you want cheap and chic shoes that are going to give you the most bang for your buck, take a look a the new line of Uniqlo shoes. The Japanese mega-retailer is offering four styles each of men’s and… MORE
Minimalist Nursery Schools
Minimalist Nursery Schools
Children Learn and Play in a Design by C+S Associati
This minimalistic concrete building houses a nursery school in Treviso, Italy. The nursery school by C+S Associati architects is both modern and tradition as it is located in a town thats landscape is… MORE
Auto Cash Combinations
Auto Cash Combinations
David Lachapelle's New Works Consist of Cars and Money
‘Cars and Money: New Works by David Lachapelle’ is the most current exhibition of the infamous artist’s work. It is currently being shown at Wolfgang Roth and Partners Fine Art but was also available for… MORE
Urbanite Greenhouses
Urbanite Greenhouses
Jochem Faudet Wants Everyone to 'Grow Your Own'
The Grow Your Own by Jochem Faudet is a small greenhouse intended for use in city gardens and on roof terraces or balconies. It is a hassle-free, self-sufficient system that includes a watering system,… MORE
Drug-Detecting Coasters
Drug-Detecting Coasters
Drink Safe Texas Aims to Protect People from the Date Rape Drug
Drink Safe Texas produces date rape drug-detecting coasters. Protectionist and preventative methods of date rape drug protection are on the rise, trying to help previously powerless people. Add a few drops… MORE