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29 Jan 2015

Concrete Jewelry

Concrete is a pretty amazing material. Form Matters explores the dual nature of concrete — of how it can be used to create architectural masterpieces meant to last hundreds of years to wearable, everyday accessories. It examines the overlapping
28 Jan 2015

3D Portrait Gummy Bear

Gummies aren’t just for bears and worms anymore. Tokyo’s FabCafe in Shibuya offers customers the chance to create a 3D-printed gummy version of themselves! Using the café’s 3D body scanner, customers can make colorful gummies of their bodies for White Day—a
27 Jan 2015

Cat Playhouse

7 Cats love boxes, that is the universal truth. Amsterdam based company Poopy Cat embraced the idea, initially by creating their hit cardboard litter box, and now with the new line of cat playware. BLOCKS is a
26 Jan 2015

Green Wedding Diamonds

Wedding rings are traditional. Even the staunchest non-traditionalists have wedding rings. For some they are a status symbol, but for an environmentalist, eco-friendly wedding rings can show commitment to sustainability, protection of the environment, fair trade and
16 Jan 2015

Built-In Sleeping Nook

Two tiny bedrooms connected by a bathroom presented a challenge in terms of making the most of the usable space, packing queen-sized beds and adequate storage into each. Conventional furniture would quickly clutter up the rooms, taking
15 Jan 2015

Strainer Bowl

I am a kitchen gadgeteer, and this item by studio Caveman Factory, made me reach for my wallet like nothing else. Anton Strainer Bowl is a very cool idea. It sits on your counter without mixing with
14 Jan 2015

Five Tips That Can Help You Choose an Ice Cream Store Franchise Opportunity Successfully

Many entrepreneurs purchase franchises each year. This is understandable because franchises offer many benefits that make operating your own business worthwhile.Many of these franchise opportunities are offered by high-quality ice cream vendors who offer franchisees many ways
2 Jan 2015

Electronically-enhanced Cycling

If a new crowdfunding campaign is successful, yet another “smart bike” will soon be available to consumers. Called the BiCi, it was designed by a team from Shanghai-based AOAO Studio after a four-month period of focusing on
1 Jan 2015

3D Car For Sale

It was at this year’s International Manufacturing Technology Show that we saw the launch of the world’s first 3D printed car, created by Local Motors. The Strati was the result of four and half months work and
30 Dec 2014

L-shaped Partition For Small Apartments

Japanese apartments are notoriously tight on space, but Tokyo-based architecture firm Sinato managed to make the most of a small footprint in their recently renovated Fujigaoka M apartment. Located within a 26-year-old apartment complex, the unit was
29 Dec 2014

Scaling the Brand Image: Investments Worthy of your Consideration

The brand image is why companies like Apple are able to sell a tablet with similar (or lower) specs as the competitors while charging a higher price. When your business is just getting its start it can
29 Dec 2014

POS Tablets: A Quiet Revolution In Retail

A long line at a cash register may warm a merchant’s heart but will dismay a customer in a hurry. While the old-time cash register has long since been replaced by computer terminals, this has benefited merchants