There's something pulling me back, and for once, it's not laziness. The Speed Resistance Training Parachute is designed for athletes who need more than just a protein shake to amp them up. The parachute allows runners to focus on their speed, stamina and acceleration and all the while being followed by a decorative large wind flower. I wonder if the pull they feel when they run with this is how dogs feel when they're on a walk and they see something they really, really want.
People have only been drinking Tea for, oh I don't know, centuries? A bag of Earl Grey and an Ikea mug have become standard routine. Yet industrial designers have only been thinking of new ways to design mugs recently. Industrial artist Lee Weilang took his inspiration from fabric that has zips in it. With this in mind, he created the Zipper Cup. The zip parting at the top allows for an easy placement of the tea bag's string. An altogether attractive and useful design.
These illuminating umbrellas are like something out of a Studio Ghibli film. What could be more beautiful than standing in the rain on a dark night, protected by the glow of your own umbrella? Maybe nothing except sitting by the fireplace with a hot chocolate, laughing out the window at people still stuck in the rain, but that's about it. Unless you're a spy or an undercover cop who can't risk the attention, I can't imagine a better gift for the rainy seasons than this.
I once heard a comedian say that one the reasons it's especially awesome to be a baby is that for the first several months of being alive, their main method of travel is crowd-surfing. Except babies are soft and easy to transfer, so people are enthuastic about it, unlike when you tried to initiate it during one or several rock concerts, and everyone in the crowd ignored you. Now, babies have the option to upgrade to the luxury liner experience, with the Delta Baby Travel Bag, which functions as a nursery bag, carrycot for napping and changing, and another storage unit for all the gifts people bestow on your super cute baby. It includes two insulated bottle holders so you can always be ready with the perfect baby snack, and plenty of extra pockets for baby essentials, whatever that means.
How does gravity work?
The Where, the Why, and the How: 75 Artists Illustrate Wondrous Mysteries of Science is the extensive and detailed tome full of the questions and mysteries that fuel scientific discovery. Questions range from need-to-know like "What triggers puberty?" to big, largely unanswered mysteries like "What is dark energy?"
Danny Kaye and Goldwyn Girls
Enjoy vintage Hollywood the way it should always look: in the warm and rich comfort of Kodachrome, developed in 1935 for use in photography and cinematography. The photos you'll see here are from Hollywood in Kodachrome, a collection of gorgeous images of Hollywood greats, as collected by David Wills. Although you're likely to recognize all the famous faces here, some stand-outs include Sinatra, a young Ronald Reagan, Rita Hayworth, and the lovely Lucille Ball.
Since most designer shoes that women lust after online live beyond the realm of reality, either due to price or availability, it doesn't upset me that the Shoe Fleur series of fantasy footwear are merely conceptual. Designer Michel Tcherevkoff's non-existent inventions are stunningly beautiful and remind me of the flower girl Thumbelina with her floral attire.
When something's function is clear from one quick look at it, that's a sign of good design. The Scrap Trap could not be simpler - it fits under any counter, drawer or table and even contains a little brush for scraping food into it. Next time you sit down for a long vegetable chopping session, save yourself the effort of walking three steps to the trash can, and attach The Scrap Trap.
Made of easy-to-clean silicone, Fred, the carrot whisk, is for those kitchen connoisseurs who appreciate the personification of vegetables. I don't think the carrot cake is included, but you can certainly use Fred as a model for decorating inspiration.
I don't advocate doing away with the centuries-old, serious practice of sushi preparation, but if you simply can't get enough sushi, it's now possible to make your own quick version at home. Sushezi helps you make perfectly uniform rolls of sushi once you prep and place the ingredients inside. Watch the video below for a demonstration, and follow the Amazon link if it tickles your fancy.
Don't get too excited and rush to the market: this genetically modified egg is but a concept from the mind of designer Dominic Wilcox. In a recent exhibition in Italy, Wilcox presented his thoughts on the pros and cons of genetic modification. On the one hand, an egg genetically modified to resemble a cup for ease of eating would make breakfast more simple. On the other hand, is the chicken okay with that? Science has come a long way, fueled by curiosity and enabled by new technology. In South Korea, they can clone dogs now. Again, on the one hand a million puppies would be great. On the other hand, how long before they clone a million Lee Myung-baks? Food for thought.
The Strida 16 LT Foldable Bike is designed especially commuters, as it folds into a portable, lightweight machine in 10 seconds. Cyclists can then hop on the subway or bus. The bike's belt drive has no grease, which means no grease stains (especially important for anyone with a dress code). You can even buy the bike online right now, via the Amazon link below!