The Gift Guide

Stumped for what to get your friends and family this holiday season? Want to take care of all your shopping online? Looking for things to put on your own wish list? With the help of a few friends, I've just launched a holiday gift guide full of great products not before seen here on Cool Hunting. There's also a list of fantastic web boutiques full …

Biodegradable Mobile Phones

Well… not the entire phone. University of Warwick, together with PVAXX R&D, have created a prototype mobile phone casing, made of a biodegradable polymer. To exaggerate (and beautify) the point, they embedded a sunflower seed in the case so that once it goes back to the earth a sun flower will grow. via Treehugger

Shigeo Fukuda

The new book, Masters of Deception, features the work of several illusionists, including the sculptor Shigeo Fukuda. Fukuda's mastery is in creating physical forms that take on a second identity when the viewing angle changes or a light is introduced. In the Lunch with a Helmet On (above), the shadow of a motorcycle is built entirely out of welded forks, knives and spoons. Movies of …