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Revived Muscle Car Concepts
Revived Muscle Car Concepts
The Pontiac Firebird Concept Brings the Iconic Coupe Back to Life
Before you get too excited over this Pontiac Firebird concept, know that it’s not an official design. It was actually created by Russian designer Kasim Tlibekov. The Firebird may be long dead,... MORE
Limited-Edition Canadian Supercars
Limited-Edition Canadian Supercars
The Anibal Icon Will Have a Production Run of Just 50 Cars
The Anibal Icon is a new Canadian supercar built by a company most known for tuning Porsches. That know-how was obviously put into the Icon, which has a Porsche-sourced flat-six engine making 920... MORE
Crowdsourced Bar Atmosphere Apps
Crowdsourced Bar Atmosphere Apps
The Current Nightlife App Gives a Live Look Inside Bars and Clubs
Going to overcrowded or completely dead bars is something the Current Nightlife app is trying to make a thing of the past. The app is designed to give users an inside look at the current atmosphere... MORE
Single-Person Car Dealerships
Single-Person Car Dealerships
This Peugeot Phone Booth Features an Online-only Showroom
The Peugeot phone booth car dealership may very well be the smallest car dealership in the world. The French automaker’s marketing stunt is an attempt to push its online ordering platform. In... MORE
Anonymous Voting Apps
Anonymous Voting Apps
The Aop App Lets Users Secretly Vote on Hot-button Issues
The Aop app is an anonymous opinion platform built for those feeling stressed out by the polarized state of the world. The app allows users to see where their opinions on issues fit in with broader... MORE
Double Duty Smartphone Cases
Double Duty Smartphone Cases
The PodCase Recharges Your iPhone and Keeps Your AirPods Safe
The PodCase is a new Kickstarter project that wants to help iPhone 7 owners be more organized. Specifically, it wants to help them keep better track of their AirPods, the new wireless headphones... MORE
No-Fee Credit Card Startups
No-Fee Credit Card Startups
The Petal Credit Card is for Those Looking to Build Their Credit Score
The Petal credit card was designed for people who have had trouble getting approved for a traditional credit card. Instead of determining an applicant’s credit worthiness based on their credit... MORE
Ridiculously Artisanal Subscription Boxes
Ridiculously Artisanal Subscription Boxes
The Awful Box Contains One-of-a-kind Novelty Items
The Awful Box is a new type of subscription box that is incredibly self-aware. The box contains seven unique novelty items that the people behind it guarantee you won’t be able to find... MORE
Race-Ready City Cars
Race-Ready City Cars
The Mini John Cooper Works Gp Concept is Built for the Track
When most people think of Minis they don’t think race tracks, but it’s hard to picture the Mini John Cooper Works GP driving on anything else. The new concept car is based on the two-... MORE
Elegant Asian Station Wagons
Elegant Asian Station Wagons
The Kia Proceed Concept Previews a Sporty and Mature Hatchback
Automotive enthusiasts have to be pleased by the Kia Proceed concept. Driving purists are known for loving sporty and elegant station wagons. Yet many automakers have turned away from them in favor... MORE
Apartment Referral Apps
Apartment Referral Apps
The Rentgrata App Connects Apartment Hunters with Their Would-be Neighbors
Making it easier to find an apartment is the goal of the Rentgrata app. It connects apartment hunters with their would-be neighbors, letting those on the housing hunt chat with tenants in the... MORE
Crowdsourced College News Apps
Crowdsourced College News Apps
The Wildfire App Lets Students Share What's Happening Around Them
The Wildfire app is a new crowdsourced news app targeted at college students. Submissions are location-based and can be a short message or a message and photo. Users can browse posts based on... MORE
Futuristic Carsharing Concepts
Futuristic Carsharing Concepts
The Smart Vision EQ Concept EV is Self-driving and All-electric
The Smart Vision EQ concept is a look into the future of Smart. The Vision EQ concept represents the company’s two-pronged plan for the future: electric cars and carsharing. The Smart Vision... MORE
Sleek Electric Station Wagons
Sleek Electric Station Wagons
The Alcraft GT is Designed for Practicality and Performance
The Alcraft GT is a new electric car from startup British EV company Alcraft. The sleek shooting brake, the auto industry’s term for a performance-oriented two-door station wagon, is meant to... MORE
Automatic Emergency Contact Apps
Automatic Emergency Contact Apps
The Iris App Tells Friends and Family When You're in the Hospital
The Iris app bills itself as a modern day emergency alert. That’s because it is designed to tell friends and loved ones when you’re in the hospital. It can tell doctors your critical... MORE
Sporty Eco Car Makeovers
Sporty Eco Car Makeovers
The 2018 Bmw i3S is Designed to Be Fun to Drive
The 2018 BMW i3S is a response to everyone who said the automaker’s pint-sized eco car was too boring to drive. The new i3 sits lower to the ground, having been dropped by a full inch. It... MORE
Spare Change-Saving Loan Apps
Spare Change-Saving Loan Apps
The ChangEd App Uses Spare Change to Pay Off Student Loans
The ChangEd app is designed to help people pay off student loans using their spare change. The spare change is collected by rounding up purchases. Users link their bank accounts to the app and every... MORE
Retro Video Apps
Retro Video Apps
The OLDV App Lets You Shoot Video Straight Out of the 1980s
The OLDV app makes modern videos shot on smartphones look like they’re actually a 1980s television show. The simplistic app lets users shoot up to four one-minute long videos. At any time... MORE
Sporty German CUVs
Sporty German CUVs
The Volkswagen T-Roc is a Stylish Entry-Level Crossover
The Volkswagen T-Roc is the latest model from the German automaker. The baby SUV is very important to VW as it is lacking in the crossover segment. Slotting in below the Tiguan, the T-Roc is a... MORE
On-Demand Beauty Apps
On-Demand Beauty Apps
The GetBetty App Lets You Schedule a Blowout at Any Time
The GetBetty app is designed for women who don’t have the time to book an appointment at a salon…or those who couldn’t get one. The app lets you order a blowout on-demand. Once you... MORE
Entry-Level Supercar Successors
Entry-Level Supercar Successors
The Ferrari Portofino is the Replacement for the California T
The Ferrari Portofino is the successor to the California T, the current entry-level model in the Italian automaker’s lineup. Since the Portofino is the “starter” Ferrari it’s... MORE
Reinvented Wedge-Shaped Supercars
Reinvented Wedge-Shaped Supercars
The Kode 0 is a Modern Tribute to Supercars from the 1970s
The Kode 0 is a new supercar designed by Ken Okuyama. That name may not sound familiar, but chances are you at least know of the Japanese designers most famous creation: the Ferrari Enzo. The Kode 0... MORE
Reinvented Super Sedans
Reinvented Super Sedans
The New BMW M5 Makes 600 Horsepower and is AWD for the First Time Ever
The all-new BMW M5 is a very important car for the brand. It’s a reminder that the German automaker is still committed to making performance cars. And perform this car does. It packs a twin-... MORE
Minimalist Reminder Apps
Minimalist Reminder Apps
The 1Memo App Enhances Productivity by Keeping Users in the Present
The 1Memo app is a new notes app designed specifically for minimalists. Unlike other note apps which offer multiple functions, 1Memo does one thing only. Users can only make and see three cards (... MORE
Performance-Enhancing Luxury Wheels
Performance-Enhancing Luxury Wheels
Porsche's New Braided Carbon Fiber Wheels are $18,000 a Set
At first glance it’s hard to tell what makes the new Porsche braided carbon fiber wheels cost almost $18,000. These are some of the most expensive, if not the most expensive, optional wheels... MORE
Modernized Convertible Concepts
Modernized Convertible Concepts
The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet is an Old School EV
There’s a very good chance that the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet will be one of the most expensive electric cars ever when it goes on sale. Yes, this massive droptop is powered by... MORE
Shareable Sports Cars
Shareable Sports Cars
The Toyota Public Sports Concept is an EV Designed to Be Ownerless
Those who fear what the future holds for the automobile industry should be comforted by the Toyota Public Sports Concept. Nobuhiko Honda’s concept is an electric sports car that’s... MORE
Iconic German Roadster Updates
Iconic German Roadster Updates
The BMW Concept Z4 is Designed to Be Both Angry and Elegant
Gearheads have been waiting a long time to see the BMW Concept Z4. There’s a few reasons for that. The first is because this is the first real look at the successor to the current-gen Z4. The... MORE
Scholarship Discovery Apps
Scholarship Discovery Apps
The Raiseme App Helps High Schoolers Find and Earn Scholarship Money
The RaiseMe app is a new way for high school students to earn money for college. The app works by connecting students to scholarships they might not have known about. These scholarships can be for... MORE
Classic Race Car Tributes
Classic Race Car Tributes
The Ford GT '67 Heritage Edition Celebrates the GT40's Epic Le Mans Win
The Ford GT ‘67 Heritage Edition is an homage to one of the automaker’s greatest racing victories. All the way back in 1967 the Ford GT40 took the overall victory at the 24 Hours of Le... MORE
Performance-Focused Sedan Redesigns
Performance-Focused Sedan Redesigns
The Volkswagen Passat GT is Sporty and Practical
No one has ever accused the Volkswagen Passat of being too much fun, but that could change once the Passat GT is released. The German automaker is preparing to introduce a performance trim level of... MORE
Retro Japanese Race Cars
Retro Japanese Race Cars
The Infiniti Prototype 9 is an Electric-powered Tribute to 1940s Racing
The Infiniti Prototype 9 is an attempt to see what a Japanese open-wheel racer from the 1940s would look like. Of course this isn’t the 1940s, which means the Prototype 9 isn’t entirely... MORE
Smartphone Whiteboard Designs
Smartphone Whiteboard Designs
UX Whiteboards are Designed to Help Designers Work Better
UX Whiteboards knows that despite the rise of touchscreens, sometimes you just need a physical representation to bridge the gap between idea and understanding. To that end the company has created a... MORE
American History Musical Apps
American History Musical Apps
The Hamilton App is Designed for Both Fans and Newcomers
It seemed like only a matter of time before the Hamilton app would make its debut. The app is designed for fans of the hit musical and those who have yet to see it. There are stickers and selfie... MORE
Anonymous Truth-Telling Apps
Anonymous Truth-Telling Apps
The Tbh App Lets Users Anonymously Rate Their Friends
The Tbh app is a new anonymous app that lets you tell the truth about your friends. Users on the app authorize Tbh to access their contacts. Once the app has been populated with names questions are... MORE
On-Demand Physical Therapy
On-Demand Physical Therapy
Theryon App Lets You Easily Schedule a Physical Therapy Session
The on-demand economy doesn’t really cater to health needs, but Theryon app is trying to change that. The app lets users in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens request a physical therapist when... MORE

Featured Ideas

Recycled Cinema Seating
Recycled Cinema Seating
Cardboard Cinema Provides Eco-Friendly Furnishings for Your Home Theater
Turn any room in your house into a theater with Cardboard Cinema. Cardboard Cinema is designed to provide spacious seating so that you and your friends can enjoy a movie or two in movie theater-like comfort.… MORE
Tearful Face Paintings
Tearful Face Paintings
Michelle Samuels' 'Painted Faces' is Emotionally-Charged
I never thought much of painted face photoshoots until I saw Michelle Samuels' 'Painted Faces.' 'Painted Faces' is different from most painted photo shoots in that it is completely unscripted. Samuels'… MORE
Erotic Forest Photoshoots
Erotic Forest Photoshoots
'Forestory' by Michal Janica is Mysteriously Risque
This 'Forestory' photo series by Michal Janica tells a bizarre and semi-erotic story of humans behaving badly. The masked men and women of this spread changes the dark forest vibe into a more lustful,… MORE
Colorfully Disguised Pekoe Shops
Colorfully Disguised Pekoe Shops
Alan Chu Creates a Color-Popped Storefront for the Gourmet Tea
Brazilian architect Alan Chu has just created a colorfully disguised storefront for The Gourmet Tea. The Gourmet Tea is a Brazilian tea brand, known for its colorful packaging and organic teas. Alan... MORE
Informative Money-Carriers
Informative Money-Carriers
The Mighty Wallets Map Wallet Subtly Shows off Subway Routes
Keep yourself from getting lost on the major subways of the world with the Mighty Wallets Map Wallet. Mighty Wallets has skinned three wallets with maps of the subway systems of New York City, Chicago… MORE
Boney Stilt Seating
Boney Stilt Seating
The Three-Legged NONO' by stefanO soavE Changes Sitting Forever
The NONO’ by stefanO soavE will change the way you view chairs forever. Only once in a great while do chair innovations come along and blow our minds. First we had the stool. The the stool with a back--or… MORE
Finned Life Vests
Finned Life Vests
Sea Squirts Life Jackets are a Fun and Safe Way for Children to Play
Whoever thought of Sea Squirts Life Jackets is a genius. These life jackets have a fin on the back, making a lame and uncomfortable necessity a cool tool of play. Children will love Sea Squirts Life Jackets.… MORE
Cult Cartoon Loungers
Cult Cartoon Loungers
The Snorlax Beanbag Chair is Perfect for Pokemaniancs
Any child of the 90s will be able to appreciate the extreme awesomeness that is the Snorlax Beanbag Chair. This beanbag chair is designed after Snorlax, a Pokemon from the hit cartoon of the same name.… MORE
Violet Court Kicks
Violet Court Kicks
The Jordan 5 Prime Grape is Perfect for Fashion-Conscious Ballers
Get noticed on the court for something other than your shot with the Jordan 5 Prime Grape. The Jordan 5 Prime mixes elements of the Jordan I and Jordan V to form a unique shoe with a style all its own.… MORE
Water-Bound Photography
Water-Bound Photography
'Liberation' by Michael Howard Features a Couple in Dire Straits
'Liberation' by Michael Howard looks like something straight out of an old spy film. In this photoshoot, a man and a woman are bound underwater, struggling to escape. I can feel my adrenaline pumping… MORE
American Hero Appliances
American Hero Appliances
The Captain America Kitchen Collection Lets You Cook Like Steve Rogers
The Captain America kitchen collection is proof that branding knows no bounds. This collection of appliances consists of a toaster, coffee machine, waffle iron, crock pot and popcorn maker. While a... MORE
Music-Streaming Rewards Apps
Music-Streaming Rewards Apps
The Sonotize App Gives Out Gift Cards to Listeners of Spotify Premium
The Sonotize app was created to reward people who stream music on Spotify Premium. For every five seconds of a song streamed, Sonotize gives out one point. Collect enough points and you’ll be... MORE
Wearable Radiators
Wearable Radiators
The Akopo Radiator Provides Wearable Warmth
I've never lived in a cold climate before, but if I did, I would want the Akopo Radidator in my home. This radiator was designed by Julien Bergignat and works just like a regular radiator with the exception… MORE
Boring Car Campaigns
Boring Car Campaigns
The 2011 Subaru Mediocrity Pokes Fun at Dull Four-Doors
Drivers who want neither frills nor thrills need to check out the 2011 Subaru Mediocrity. The 2011 Mediocrity is the figurehead of Subaru's hilarious new marketing campaign. Subaru decided to poke fun… MORE