Inventionland is the creative work environment of Davison, a new product development firm located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Inventionland, turns out 2,000-2,400 new inventions each year with a license being secured with a corporation every three business days. In order to inspire creativity, Inventionland provides one of the most intuitive work environment ever. It’s 75,000-square-foot design […]
Most kids will eventually get over their childhood obsession with comic book superheroes by the time they reach high school, but not Herbert Chavez. This 35-year old Filipino designer is so crazed with Superman that he has undergone several cosmetic surgery for his nose, cheeks, lips and chin down to his thighs and even his […]
Forget nip-slips. British designer Rachel Freire recently unveiled a collection of dresses at London’s Fashion Week crafted entirely out of cow nipples – 3,000 to be exact. Unsurprisingly, her creation have instantly raised the ire of the public, politicians, bloggers and animal-rights groups alike, who have vilified her creations as “inappropriate and disturbing”, “absolutely grotesque”, […]
If your idea of a holiday is to live inside a sewage pipe, then congratulations – you qualify for a night’s stay at the Das Park Hotel in Austria. Three huge concrete drain pipes located in a public park in the Austrian city of Ottensheim is all that make up the Das Park Hotel. The […]
Capsule hotels are a unique form of accommodations developed for working Japanese men who are too busy to go home. The hotels comprise of individual blocks of small, coffin sized living quarters with just enough room to sleep. Some capsules include a TV, a wireless internet connection, mirrors and alarm clocks. The capsules are stacked […]
One night In the fall of 1993, a guy named Harrod Blank had a dream in which he covered his car with cameras and then drove around and took pictures of people on the streets. When he woke up the next morning he decided to build such a vehicle in reality. With the help of […]
I’m not sure why but Barbie dolls have often inspired creativity. Designers have went on to plug them into soccer tables or create macabre photo series. There is even a beauty contest for the most beautiful Barbie doll held annually in Venezuela. Then there is Margaux Lange’s jewelries. This New York designer creates jewelry pieces […]
Running out of creative ideas? This is what you should do: Take an Apple product Destroy it Photograph the wreckage Put it up in an exhibition Profit That’s what artist Michael Tompert does. He takes expensive Apple’s products and wrecks them with blowtorches, sledgehammers, handsaws and handguns. Then he snaps pictures of them and lo, […]
Berlin-based artist Ralf Schmerberg has constructed a gigantic igloo made entirely of old refrigerators in the center of Hamburg, Germany. The 11 meter-wide igloo is made from 322 old refrigerators attached to a metal frame. Inside is an extraordinary collection of gadgets including fans, toys, toasters, a TV set and an inflatable mushroom cloud.
Nailympics 2010, the self-styled ‘Olympic Games of fake nails’ was started in the USA ten years ago by three nail brands who wanted to create an impartial, non-profit making nail competition. This year it took place at the London Olympia on 19th- 20th September where the world’s top manicurists battled it out for medals in […]
Dr. Elena Bodnar, whose inspiration comes in part from having witnessed as a young physician the devastating effects of the Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster in 1986, has created an Emergency Bra which is also a gas mask. Once removed, it separates into two masks which, when placed over the nose and mouth, filter out particles. […]
Of course, advertisement is still sexist but early print advertisements were more blatant, some of them downright offensive. Could you imagine what the reaction would be if any of these advertisements were put up today?