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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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Chic Triangletecture
Chic Triangletecture
The Triangle House by Ryoichi "Kodi" Kojima and Hiroshi Ono
The Triangle House in Kawasaki City, Japan looks like a slice of cake pointing directly to the sky. Designed by Ryoichi “Kodi” Kojima and Hiroshi Ono, who looked after the architectural and structural… MORE
Snow Shoveling Robots
Snow Shoveling Robots
The i-Shovel Robot is Ready to Rid Your Walkway of Snow
It’s Winter and with Winter comes snow. This means snow angels, snowmen, snowball fights and also clearing (and salting) the drive and walkway. This year save your back and body from shoveling with the… MORE
Photographic Pet Face Detection
Photographic Pet Face Detection
Fuji's Finepix Z700EXR Will Focus in on Cats and Dogs
FujiFilm's new digital camera, the Finepix Z700EXR, will feature pet face detection so that when you take a picture of your cat of dog it is guaranteed to be properly in focus. This camera is sure to be… MORE
Backstage Male Models
Backstage Male Models
Kevin Tachman Documents a Day in the Life of a Model
Talented photographer Kevin Tachman documented a day in the life of up-and-coming modeling sensation William Eustace during New York Fashion Week this year. British model, William Eustace was a hot commodity… MORE
Religious Gamer Paintings
Religious Gamer Paintings
'Our Lady Peach' by Sarah Bolton
Artist Sarah Bolton has created ‘Our Lady Peach’ an acrylic on canvas painting of Super Mario Bros character Princess Peach as the Virgin Mary. It seems rather fitting that if you worshiped at the Nintendo… MORE
Dehydrated Energy Drinks
Dehydrated Energy Drinks
Vemma Thirst Is Water-Added Healthy Hydration
Vemma Thirst are small packets of specially formulated essential vitamins and minerals for everyone from children to athletes. Just add the easily carried dehydrated ingredients to water and your thirst… MORE
Goofy Chairman Photos
Goofy Chairman Photos
RNC Boss Michael Steele and RNC Interns Pose for the Camera
These photos of Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele and RNC interns are pretty awesome. They show Steele, whose nickname is “Moo” clowning around with fellow interns, all seem to having… MORE
Boardwalk Fashiontography
Boardwalk Fashiontography
Model Behati Prinsloo Brings Her Thigh-High Boots to the Beach
Matthias Vriens-McGrath photographs model Behati Prinsloo, wearing the Prada hip-wader-inspired thigh-high boots, hanging out on the Santa Monica boardwalk for this month’s Italian Flair. In a refreshing… MORE
Pull-Up Tees
Pull-Up Tees
The Clever Shikisai T-Shirts Encourage Wearers to Play With Their Clothes
Clothes usually have buttons and strings as decorations but often these accouterments are useless. The Shikisai t-shirts are cleverly designed to include bits of string, a pen, a strap and other dangling… MORE
Futuristic Squiggly Seating
Futuristic Squiggly Seating
The Exclusive Ripple Chair by William Emmerson
The Ripple chair by William Emmerson is a futuristic recliner on which you can comfortably put your feet up and relax. The limited-edition chair was designed for Ralph Pucci International and is perfectly… MORE
Curvaceous Cosmos Clocks
Curvaceous Cosmos Clocks
The Milky Way Alarm Clock by Henrik Amberla
The Milky Way clock is an alarm clock designed by Finnish design student Henrik Amberla as an exercise in form. The shape of the timepiece is supposed to reflect the sleep/wake cycle and its duality and… MORE
Cat's Cradle Canvases
Cat's Cradle Canvases
The Chinese Portraiture of Zhu Yi Yong
Sichuan-born artist Zhu Yi Yong creates moving portraits of Chinese life. Choosing to focus more on the past than the present, Zhu Yi Yong presents a unique perspective of life within China from the perspective… MORE
Futuristic Education Facilities
Futuristic Education Facilities
Kristin Jarmund Architects Create a Modern High School
Oslo-based Architect Kristin Jarmund designed a sleek and modern high school in Gjerdrum, Norway. The compact plan invites activity and use. The main entrance leads into a circular open schoolyard atrium… MORE
Edible Fruit Bags
Edible Fruit Bags
Vitasnella Combines Food and Fashion With New Fruit-a-Porter Purses
These Fruit-a-Porter purses are all part of Italian brand VitaSnella's new marketing campaign for their line of fruit crackers. With the tag line “Fruit A-Porter. The good of fruit always with you,” the… MORE