Though we may consider ourselves intellectually and technologically superior to our cave-dwelling ancestors, we still adorn our bodies, transports, and homes with the skin of conquered animals. But unlike the wholly organic methods used by our forebears, the modern leather industry is simultaneously killing the local…
Designer Sruli Recht creates experimental fashions that often have as much to do with where his materials come from as what the final product looks like. For example, he's woven horsehair garments, tanned the leather of stillborn lambs, and extracted silk from a spider's silk gland implanted in a goat's milk duct.…
A Swedish company called Intellego Technologies is set to commercialize a special wristband, much like the kind wrapped around your wrist at concerts and music festivals, that can alert its wearer when it's time to get out of the sun so as to avoid burning or potentially carcinogenic sun damage.
Moscow's notorious Butyrka prison has housed everyone from Alexander Solzhenitsyn to Hitler's nephew. And before the end of the year, its inmates will be able to go tanning. That's great, actually.
Eliminate those pasty white feet with the Solafeet foot tanner. Surely, the a lack of tan lines on your ankles will more than make up for exposing your bare feet at work.
If getting a natural tan is on your summer to-do list despite all of the health warnings about sun exposure, a French company called NéoSun aims to make the process easier with their NéoSunMore lounge. Besides its futuristic look, the chair can be rotated 360-degrees with simple movements of the armrests. That means…
This is a tanning bed for cats and dogs. Also, it is a sign of the apocalypse and/or the downfall of the American empire. Because really, when you're tanning your pets, you don't deserve to have any influence over the rest of the world. You're officially an idiot.
Lying face down on the ground to tan or get a back massage invariably leads to awkward positioning and sore necks. Not so if you have the Squid Face Pillow! It keeps your face pointed straight down and your neck comfortable, allowing you to cook your skin to an appetizing golden brown without any side effects other…
The Mool Hood Toaster is undoubtedly more likely to get you laid than the standard 2-hole variety, but with this concept modeled without any objects for scale, a once brave little toaster comes across more like a Massive Human Baker of Doom.
Now you can take a shower and conveniently boost your chances of skin cancer at the same time. The Sentavi Solarium is said by its maker to be easy to install in most bathrooms, where its UV light bulbs are hidden behind a seven-inch deep panel.
For those too modest to go to a nude beach to get an all over tan, there's the Idrolux luxury tanning shower that, get this, tans while you shower. Two models are available, the Symphony, which fits into your current unit, and the Idrolux, which is an integrated replacement for your entire shower.
Winter is starting to wind down for those of us in the northern hemisphere, which means that beach weather is right around the corner. Let
s face, though: you
re a little pale from spending the past few months indoors. Here
s something that will fix that problem lickety split. The Facial Tanning Sun Lamp promises to…
There's nothing like the healthy, just-fried glow of a young man or woman who has just crisped themselves under old Mother Sun. The creeping redness. The burning. The slow and inevitable onset of skin cancer. Youth, you know, is wasted on the young.