No, you won’t need an eye patch to be the commander and top honcho of your very own Helicarrier. What you’ll do need are 22,649 LEGO bricks, a lot of money to buy those bricks, time to kill, lots of patience, and a place to store that massive 85-inch floating LEGO fortress. LEGO Ideas user […]
You had one job, Mr. Woodworker, one job! Vancouver-based woodworker Judson Beaumont has created the ‘Oops! Cabinet’, a dresser that appears to have a giant cartoon-like hole in the middle, but actually is… yeah that is a giant hole in the middle. But don’t be fooled by the gaping hole, it’s all a clever design ploy.
Here’s something that would make you want to be a kid again. The brainchild of inventor Trisha Cleveland, the SlideRider is a set of foldable mats that will turn your boring, old staircase into an all-weather, impromptu indoor slide. Why walk down the stairs when you could effortlessly slide down, right?
How come no one thought of this sooner? Instead of ruining perfectly good cookbooks by splattering, staining, dripping, and accidentally burning them in the kitchen, why not just plaster them on your skin?
You heard it right. Dandelions that glow from within. They’re called ‘OLED TAMPOPO’ and they’re a product of cinematographer Takao Inoue’s wild imagination. In this interview, we ask him about the inspiration for the whimsical lamps and how he makes them. [Read more about the Dandelion Lamp here.]
You just don’t know it but, the power outlets in your home are very private individuals. In fact, they’re going to want you to get them one of these covers by shoji screen designer Tori Sugimura.
You know how the Game of Thrones’ coveted Iron Throne was forged out of thousands of swords? Well the ‘Bibliochaise’ is kinda like that. It’s both a seat of power and was forged by combining hundreds of books – 300 to be exact – making it the throne of choice for book lovers everywhere.
Umbrellas seem like one of those inventions that have reached their evolutionary limit. Meaning to say, you can’t improve upon it anymore. You can change its aesthetics, but functionality-wise, it has achieved its full limit. Kinda like a pizza cutter or a bottle opener. But Italian designer Alessandro Busana has found a tiny crack in […]
If you have fond memories of these devices – except for the Instagram camera – chances are, you’re getting old! Artist and designer Chris McVeigh created LEGO recreations of outdated technology like analog phones, boxy TV sets, and phased out video game consoles.
Artist Eiko Ishizawa created this bearskin sleeping bag as a tribute to Bruno the brown bear. You see, back in 2006, the bear made headlines as it crossed over from its home in the Italian Alps to Bavaria, becoming the first bear to be seen in the German wilderness in 170 years. Tragically, it was hunted down by the government, which saw him as a threat.
Can’t bear parting with your cat while you slave away at work? Well then, introducing the ‘CATable’, a table that doubles as a feline playground. With this table, you can work while your cat sneaks in and out of the table’s tunnels.
The world is now a better place, thanks to inventor Kenneth Rubi’s simple but clever invention, the Align Stapler. Think of it as the stapler that can go where no stapler has gone before. While a regular stapler’s reach is limited by its length, Align can separate itself from its base, allowing it to maneuver […]
By Jacob Paul Cherniayeff in Architecture on Thursday 10 April 2014
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, […]