Design-it-online Pants

Author: Alex  |  Category: Online, Retail

Design-it-online services is becoming more popular since the boom of internet. From food to clothing, things can be customized online before actual production and sale. Take for example Franklin + Gower, they let style-savvy men customize their trousers.

Visitors to Franklin + Gower’s website can choose from a wide array of fabric selection and then pick seams in designer fabrics, retro prints or a classic piping of their choice. The pants are then made to order in Los Angeles and flown to respective destinations. That way, customers can get their pants tailored within their own home saving the hassle of traveling. Brilliant!

Custom Chandeliers

Author: Alex  |  Category: Lifestyle

Here something for the interior designers and outdoor decoraters. Lighting is an important aspect of interior design and it makes a lot of difference when comes to the choice of lights that are used. Well…if you are looking for something more edgy and alternative, why not check out Rock and Royal? They create customize chandeliers with attitude fusing posh and punk to create chandeliers in the form of champagne bottle, skulls, guitars and etc. The chandeliers are not just a source of lighting but also an art piece that can be place strategically in a space to create the ambiance you are looking for.

It is a great example of taking a very traditional product and turning it into something fresh and newly desirable. I could see many interior designers that may need this kind of light pieces for interior as well as outdoor décors.

Tattoo Web Simulator

Author: Alex  |  Category: Online, Wierd

Well…this is something interesting for all tattoo lovers. Are you one of those people who is wondering whether you should get a tattoo or not? I use to be one them but never get myself to do that because I am not sure how it would look on me and if it does not look good, I am stuck with it.

Here comes TatMash, a site that lets users see what a real tattoo would look like on them before they really get it done. All you need to do is upload your photos and grad the tattoo’s image to the spot on their body where you would like to have it done. They have a wide array of tattoo design for you to choose (not too sure whether they have any tattoos for insurance advertising).

 So, if you own a tattoo parlor, this is a great way to differentiate yourself.

Eco Treadmill

Author: Alex  |  Category: Environmental, Gadgets

I have blogged about a gym that actually generates electricity through the use of exercise machines that converts human movements to electricity that can be stored in batteries.

Well… now this technology can even made available for those who works out at home. Introducing Woodway EcoMill treadmill. It is eco friendly where you not only exercise but also you actually  generate enough electricity to power the treadmill without even needing to plug it into the socket(wall) to draw electricity. The power generated is sufficient to keep the display up and running. It does this by utilizing Woodway’s near frictionless drive system.

I want to have one.

Extreme Games

Author: Alex  |  Category: Wierd

Ever thought of paying to experience something harrowing e.g. being kidnapped or being chased by drug dealers? Well… I am sure some crazy thrill-seekers out there will pay for such a thing. Forget about bungee jumping or sky diving, now you have an alternative that will get your blood running in no time.

Introduced by Ultime Réalité, thrill-seekers have the options of choosing services such as”Kidnapping”, “Manhunt” and “Go-Fast Adventure”.  If you choose to bee kidnapped, basically you will be taken by surprise and held for a number of hours before you are rescued. With additional fee,  Ultime Réalité can even throw in helicopter chases for paying victims.

Wow… talk about extreme games. I think I will need a blue acne light treatment after playing this game.

Online Cigar Business

Author: Alex  |  Category: Lifestyle, Online

This is a business idea for smokers particularly cigar smokers. Cigars is quite similar to wine in a lot of ways. The price can range from something economical to something astronomical but cigar lovers will be able to tell the difference between them.

What many people don’t know is that cigars can make a wonderful gift. Wouldn’t it be great if there is online place where you can purchase cigar gift sets for your friends or clients? Take for example They have created a website that makes it easy for people to purchase these cigars. They even have something called the “Cigar of the Month Club” whereby registered members will receive a specially selected combination of 5 premium hand made cigars (they may even have Black and Mild cigars), once a month. These cigars are nationally recognized brands, and represent a vast assortment from the marketplace. Basically, you can sign someone up (or yourself!) for a subscription.

So wait no more all smokers out there. Start something to finance your smoking habits.

Window Solar Energy Collector

Author: Alex  |  Category: Environmental, Lifestyle

In tropical countries where sunlight is abundant, it can be both a problem and an opportunity. Why not invent something that can kill two birds with one stone – remove the negative impact of sunlight but harness the positive attributes at the same time. Well… you may think it is impossible but wait till you here about Smart Energy Glass.

Smart Glass Energy is a new innovation from Dutch Peer+ that turns windows into solar energy collectors with a customisable appearance. It does not only collects solar energy but owners can even adjust visibility level by switching between three modes: dark, bright and privacy, which scatters the light passing through. By controlling the darkness mode of the windows, harmful UV rays can be minimized. The energy that is harnessed can be used directly by home owners and the surplus can even be fed back to the grid resulting in lower energy cost. Whether you are running a business card printing or a gym, this Smart Energy Glass will benefit you.

What a great idea!

Flipping Properties

Author: Alex  |  Category: Services

For those who have not heard of the term “Flipping Properties”, it is actually a term used primarily in the United States to describe the practice of buying an asset (in this case could be a house, an apartment or a commercial property) and quickly reselling (or “flipping”) it for profit.

This business is especially suitable for those who have sufficient cash to buy a property and refurbish/remodel it to make new an old property. Either you can do a total renovation or selective renovation either by doing a paint job, add additional rooms or just simply adding in Grohe faucet into the bathrooms. Smart property flipper knows the market very well and will know an under valued property when they see one. So… in order to be successful, do equip yourself with knowledge of the property market. Also not forgetting to get yourself familiar with building repair and construction works so that you can estimate accurately how much it will cost you to refurbish your home. Partner up with a reliable contractor that you can work with. If you do not know any, you can check out. They have been partnering up with investors to flip properties.

Solatube – Renewable Light Source

Author: Alex  |  Category: Environmental

How may of you out there are bored with your sales jobs and think that if you have a great and interesting product, you will do well? I have something for you which you might find interesting.

Introducing Solatube, a natural daylighting system. Everyone is talking about cutting carbon emission and reduce energy consumption recently, and launching this product now is a great timing. Just to provide a quick introduction. The Solatube natural lighting system captures the sun’s light with a unique Solar reflector inside a high impact acrylic dome.  The dome is mounted on a specially designed UV protected roof tile fitting that can be located strategically at areas where it captures the most daylight. The light is directed down a highly mirrored aluminium tubing system to an attractive diffuser on your ceiling and from the bottom, it looks like a typical recessed downlight.

For those who are interested, you can contact them to find out how you can be a sales agent or a distributor at

Home Renovation for Old Folks

Author: Alex  |  Category: Services

This business idea is for all the home remodeling contractors out there. This business environment is a tough market with many contractors fighting over a limited market. Contractors who can differentiate themselves will be the victor in this fierce competition.

Most contractors out there do not have a selected niche and this can be a problem. Well… Ruby Slippers manage to come up with something called the “Ageless design”to help people enjoy living independently in their own homes for as long as possible even when they are old. Their designs takes into account smart features to cater for aging population that wants to live independently at home.

This is a fantastic idea because when people are at their 40s, they need to be thinking about their future living not when they start using lots of msm cream for their joint pains. People in their 40s are also usually at their peak of their careers and therefore have the money to spent. Something worthwhile for contractors to consider