I make up words all the time! Its great fun. Just listen to a funny that someone says... and make up your own spelling of it!
Anyhow, 'Mendomic' bevels. Funny shapes bevelled up to give them a it more depth, even realism.
(Note: creating things that look 'real', or could be 'real' is a hot area of digital design)
Anyhow, these objects are the result of a bevelled effect applied to shapes created using my Flash mendomic shape creator.
The origins of that project were a direct copy of work by Jared Tarbel, from his excellent site //www.levitated.net .