Tree-Trunk House

It’s amazing what you can build with a few logs. This log cabin house was constructed by Piet Hein Eek, the house is nestled in the woods. Fully ventilated with the sliding windows, the abode is a reclusive hideaway from modern distractions. I don’t know about insurance, this is one place that will go up…

New Pee-Wee Herman Stage Show

Considering the hoopla of recent celebrities, it’s all water under the bridge for Paul Reubens and his man-child act. The fascination of Pee-Wee Herman’s Playhouse (which won 22 Emmys over its five year run) is one of mystery. The mystery man is back, the show is now on stage made popular with Reuben’s annoying nasal…

Patti Smith in Dream of Life

Patti Smith is not a household name as is French poet Arthur Rimbaud, her idol. Considered a rock icon, she beats to her own drum without any Billboard attainment in the top 10. The closest she got was with “Because the Night”, which was co-written with Bruce Springsteen and reached number 13. You might not…

New Lego App

Lego always finds cool ways to promote and re-invent the wheel when it comes to their brand. It’s seems Lego has a stranglehold on our youth. Those little interlocked blocks that fuel our imagination is a thing that passes from one generation to the next. Lego has jumped into the app business too with their…

Ice Castle

Some countries celebrate the coming of snow and build around the frigid conditions to amuse themselves. Take Harbin in north-east China as an example, they turn ice into a thing of beauty. They are hosting, The International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. This is one place where there is no shortage of ice. The celebration…

Happy Birthday Homer

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpER_vn2iQ0&w=425&h=344] It’s Twenty years already? Happy Birthday to Homer and company. The fortunes of Fox Television greatly depend on the success of their longest running show, the Simpsons. Ron English pays homage to Homer Simpson channeling Jackson Pollack as his conduit of inspiration for a new documentary by Morgan Spurlock ( of “Super Size Me”…

Calvin and Hobbes Licked in 2010

Calvin and Hobbes finally get licked in 2010 with a series of comic strip stamps that pay tribute also to Archie, Dennis the Menace, Garfield ,and Beetle Bailey.  The street date is July in the United States, the stamps will be a very popular set with collectors.  Stamp of Approval>>

The Cargoshell, the Future of Transportation

The Cargoshell is an ingenious new way to transport products and is easily collapsible for future storage. You will no longer need empty towering shipping containers stacked like Legos in shipyards. The shipping containers has not changed in 50 years. The newly proposed Cargoshell will save millions and space at the same time.

Vitamin Water Facebook Flavor Connect

Thinking outside the box was the ingenious design of new flavor for Vitamin Water’s water simply called Connect. The Facebook contest was instrumental in creating the product and buzz. Facebooker Sarah from Illinois was awarded a cash sum of $5,000 for designing the new Connect flavor. Give the people what they want. Let’s hope the…

Spiraling Skyscraper Pod Cities

Could the London skyline look so foreign in the future. The alien looking spiral skyscraper is the latest in designs to create eco-friendly habitats for the future. The pod looking building is based on the ecosystems created by the mangrove tree. Designed by Chimera, the mangal city is an elaborate complex of science going wild…

The Skiff Reader

Let the games begin. It seems the flood gates are now open and e-readers will soon hit the market to grab that lucrative share of this young market that will re-write many in the publishing industry. According to Amazon Kindle, e-book downloads were amazing for the holidays. The numbers just keep getting better. The new…

iTouch Sleeping Sheets

You can now eat, drink and sleep iTouch all the time. The integration of the smartphone technology is just assimilating our daily life in such a fast degree that 2010 will usher a new way of doing business and interacting. The iTouch sleeping sheets is a symbol of this advancement into new grounds. Might as…