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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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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
Blinged-Out Home Decor
Blinged-Out Home Decor
Gemstones in Luxury Interior Design
It’s not enough to have beautiful natural stone and slate in home decor. The ante’s been upped to precious gemstones typically used in jewelry like amethyst, tiger eye, carnelian, quartz, and agate applied… MORE
Sinking Titanic Ice Cubes
Sinking Titanic Ice Cubes
Gin and Titonic
The Titanic tragedy has long captured people's morbid fascination and the movie was, as we know, wildly successful. So the next time you plan a cocktail party, make some unusual ice cubes with the Gin… MORE
Harry Potter Fashion Shoots
Harry Potter Fashion Shoots
Emma Watson in Vogue Italia
It’s Hermione Granger looking all grown up and glamorous! Emma Watson, the young actress who plays Hermione in the Harry Potter movies, modeled for the September/October 2008 fashion shoot featured in… MORE
Geottoos
Geottoos
Angelina Jolie's Arm Showcases Multicultural Brood
Angelina Jolie has been spotted with new tattoos that indicate her interest in technology as well as her sentimentality as a mother of six. During her first outing after giving birth to the twins, when… MORE
11 No Surgery Bum Boosters
11 No Surgery Bum Boosters
Butt Bras
Trendelacreme.com recently recommended five easy ways to get a butt-lift without surgery - butt-bras. When gravity gets you down, head to the lingerie department! There is quite a range. If overall slimming… MORE
Disappearing Chess Pieces
Disappearing Chess Pieces
The Alice Chess Set
Remember the Cheshire Cat in "Alice in Wonderland"? It slowly disappeared, leaving nothing but a smile. Well, this unusual chess set by Yasmin Sethi does that same disappearing trick. The chess pieces… MORE
Band-Aid Carpets
Band-Aid Carpets
Ricardo Garza Marcos Creates Bandage-Inspired Rugs
Ricardo Garza Marcos created an unusual carpet design, one that is first aid-inspired. His Band-Aid carpet may not be a true sterile dressing, but perhaps he had some unusual applications in mind. Perhaps… MORE
Geeky Physics Rap Songs
Geeky Physics Rap Songs
Large Hadron Collider CERN by AlpineKat
Katherine McAlpine, a 23-year-old professional science writer, has been earning praise for her informative and fun rap on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in CERN near Geneva, Switzerland. She sweet-talked… MORE
Pantone Chip Mosaics
Pantone Chip Mosaics
Manetones by Tim Fraser Brown
What do you do with over 5,000 unused pantone paint chips? Why make it into a picture! British artist Tim Fraser Brown created a cool reproduction of Édouard Manet’s ‘Bar at the Folies Bergere’ entirely… MORE
Solar Powered Tree Chargers
Solar Powered Tree Chargers
The Photonsynthese
Vivien Muller’s Photonsynthese is a gadget charger with style! The branches of this bonsai tree shaped charger carry 54 tiny photovoltaic panels to store energy accumulated in a battery during the day. … MORE
Virtual Video Charades
Virtual Video Charades
Youcharades
Youcharades is the virtual version of the parlour game charades where participants guess what the book, movie, song or whatever else the contestant is trying to act out. Users can guess and type in the… MORE
Coffee Cup Coat Racks
Coffee Cup Coat Racks
Birkiland
These fun hangers are by Icelandic designer, Ragnheidur Ingunn Agustsdottir and marketed through Birkiland. Cups are useful everyday objects, so why not use them in a totally different way? The cups themselves… MORE
Deep Animal Relaxation Galleries
Deep Animal Relaxation Galleries
"Kittens I've Killed"
The “Kittens I’ve Killed” website, rest assured, is not about killing these adorable cats, although the gun shot you hear might startle at first as do the words “Refresh kills”. Every time the page is… MORE