A consortium consisting of Italian space engineering firm Alta SpA, Pisa-based engineering university Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and design firm Foster + Partners has been busy exploring the possibilities of 3D printing to construct lunar habitations. Addressing the challenges of transporting materials to the moon, the study is investigating the use of lunar soil, known as […]
‘Screw :)’ is the product of a collaborative effort between Japanese designer Yuma Kano and Komuro Seisakusho, a screw factory in East Osaka, Japan. The unique screw features a smiley face meant to surprise and delight anyone who happens to randomly glance at the seldom-noticed object. This is Kano’s way of infusing emotion and new perspective into the things that we have taken for granted.
Bicycles have been around for more than two centuries, and even until now, they are still described as having two wheels, a pedal, and a handlebar. But the guys over at Brooklyn-based Pop Chart Lab came up with this cool family tree to show us the rich history and evolution of bikes. Looking at it, […]
F@*$! Yeah is Right! Horselove Art and Apparel Label creates unique hand-illustrated and hand-screened t-shirts, notebooks, and art prints – each one limited and one-of-a-kind. Their offbeat illustrations include anything from pop culture references to warm and fuzzy pet drawings, making this anything but your usual design label. Shop for Horselove items in the Lost […]
Design student Nicole Pannuzzo of Arizona State University has found a way to squeeze that hard-to-reach last drop of toothpaste out of the tube. How? By turning the tube into an accordion. Redesigning the typical toothpaste packaging design as a spiral utilizes simple physics to eject the toothpaste more easily and without hassle. As the toothpaste empties, the accordion-like tube collapses, becoming flatter and flatter until there’s no more room inside for the paste to hide in.
The main antagonist of ‘The Masters of the Universe’ franchise and arch-nemesis of He-Man is also apparently a very good motivational speaker. Skeletor has been documenting his daily affirmations and sharing them on the blog, ‘Skeletor is love/Heal Yourself Skeletor’.
You’ll never have to spend money on an overpriced cup of coffee ever again. Just buy these Starbucks mugs from Japan and it will always be full. Sorta. Japanese studio ‘Nendo’ redesigned the classic white Starbucks mug by imprinting a pattern on the base. When you hold the mug upside-down, it will look like the mug is full.
How does a giant, thousand-year old, bounty hunter eating, alien find itself in your toilet? It all started with a poop joke. Robbie Rane, creator of the sticker set, got the inspiration when a buddy of his said he was off to ‘toss Boba Fett in the sarlacc’. Since then he couldn’t take his mind off it and knew he had to make the Great Pit of Carkoon a reality.
No smoke and mirrors are needed to make this swimming pool disappear. All you need is good ‘ol fashioned science and engineering! Take that, Houdini! Israel-based ‘Agor Creative Engineering’ has created a swimming pool that can be tucked away when it’s not needed, giving users more space for their home during non-swimming days. The pool […]
With the passing of Ghostbuster Harold Ramis (presumably to do more ghost research on the other side), it won’t be too long until someone from the younger generation carries the torch. Ghostbuster fan/car enthusiast/generous uncle Bryan Wilson, also known as Redditor ‘tabres,’ is already preparing his newly born nephew for that role.
There ain’t nothing better than to drink your morning coffee from the brain cavity of an ugly mad scientist or a gruesome zombie. Unfortunately, there’s none too many hideous creatures who would offer their heads as mugs. That’s why sculptor Jean Cotton of ‘Making Faces Pottery’, came up with the next best thing: ‘Aesthetically Challenged Mugs’.
‘Elephant in the Room’, is a cute but somewhat-controversial electric plug accessory made by designers Idan Noyberg and Gal Bulka. The little plastic elephant serves as a playful façade for the common power outlet by covering up the wall jack and using whatever cord is plugged in as its trunk. It makes for a more aesthetically-pleasing and fun way to cover up an otherwise intimidating hole in the wall.
Back in 1996, in a lake in the Isle of Tyree in Scotland, sat a beautiful, one-of-a-kind house that reflected the vast scenery around it. It had no doors, no windows, no furniture, just mirrors on all sides. It was called the ‘Mirror House’, a temporary installation by artist and sculptor Ekkehard Altenburger. We interviewed Altenburger to find out more about this timeless installation. [Read our original post about the Mirror House here]
Have you ever seen ATMs more fabulous than these GAYTMs in Sydney? I don’t think so! The ANZ Bank in Australia partnered up with TBWA/Whybin Melbourne to celebrate and show its support for the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. They commissioned artists to give ten of their ATMs some much needed makeovers, decking the machines out in colourful and bedazzled designs.