Alex Christodoulou

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Sana's smart sleep goggles for insomniacs will be out in 2018

These sleep googles by a company called Sana Health cost a lot more than your typical mask, but it promises peaceful sleep 10 minutes after you put them on. That's because they more than just block the light: they have mechanisms inside that chunky, VR-headset-like frame that give them the power to …

An Exhibition of Crazy, Never-Built NYC Architectural Concepts

The Queens Museum is trying to get "Never Built New York" off of the ground, and needs your help<p>You might know that in the 1940s there were plans to …

The age when you hit 'peak loneliness' – and other life milestones

A new study has found that 35 is the age at which men feel the most lonely. But when might you feel the most creative or content?<p>Everybody has to peak sometime. We’re all vaguely aware of this. The problem is that science has taken that vague “meh” of life’s slide and is increasingly converting it …

Over Two Hundred Free Art Books Are Now Available to Download from the Guggenheim

Tomes of work by Picasso, Kandinsky, Lichtenstein, Flavin, Klimt, Rothko, and more are as good as yours.<p>A veritable art history degree's worth of books digitized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum are now available for free.<p>There's Wassily Kandinsky's 1946 treatise, <i>On the Spiritual in Art</i>; books …

Apartment XIV

Paris, Île-de-France, France<p>This small apartment (80 m²) was renovated for a very young couple, both passionate collectors, and their dog. Our concept was to invade the space by design! The existing context is that of a 150 year old Haussmanian apartment with a rigid layout (defined structurally) …

Food & Dining

Tiny home in Tokyo is made of two skinny structures

It packs some seriously satisfying design details into a small footprint<p>Japan’s progressive zoning regulations mean that slipping a creative home onto an awkwardly small slice of property is practically a national pastime. But with an entrance measuring just six and a half feet wide, this Tokyo …

This ready-made tiny home can be shipped to any destination

There are those who work for months or even years to create a beautiful tiny home out of nothing, but if you don’t have time for all that, now you …

Prefab Homes

This office accessory leaves the sitting or standing desk debate in the dust

HOVR is a leg swing that helps users burn calories at work while improving circulation and cognitive productivity.

The Underappreciated Man Behind the “Best Graphic Ever Produced”

He’s known for his acclaimed depiction of Napoleon’s ill-fated invasion of Russia. But Charles Minard was full of innovative visualizations.<p>Charles Joseph Minard’s name is synonymous with an outstanding 1869 graphic depicting the horrific loss of life that Napoleon’s army suffered in 1812 and 1813, …

Geometrical & Minimalist Tatoos by Malvina Maria Wisniewska

London based, the english tattoo artist Malvina Maria Wisniewska combines geometrical shapes to create beautiful minimalist compositions. Creations …

A Visual Guide To Statistics

A Brown University student creates math lessons for the more visually inclined among us.<p>Statisticians are one of the fastest growing jobs in the country–and for good reason. “As data becomes more and more a part of people’s lives, statistics is becoming more a part of people’s lives,” says Daniel …

Airbus reveals a modular, self-piloting flying car concept

Airbus has been talking about its Vahana flying autonomous vehicle project for a while now, but at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, it’s showing off a concept design created in partnership with Italdesign. The demonstration vehicle offers modular functionality, meaning it an operate both on the …

Someone has invented a waterproof toupee that looks just like real hair

A young British couple have designed a toupee that's unlike any other conventional hair replacement.<p>'Quiff and Co' have become a massive hit online …

A collection of rare photos features men of the late 1800s in surprisingly intimate embraces

Men embracing<p>Brotherly love in Victorian times<p>c. 1880s<p>In 2008, Columbia University librarian Herbert Mitchell passed away, bequeathing a trove of …

Columbia University

Woonkerk XL

Utrecht, Utrecht, Nederland<p>In the Netherlands there are hundreds of empty churches. Since 1970 more than 1000 churches are closed by church communities. More than 1/3 was demolished and half of the Catholic churches were thrown down. The coming years another 1000 churches will lose their original …

Architecture

A Visual Explanation of Gerrymandering

The Washington Post recently published this simple but very effective visual explanation of Gerrymandering: How to steal an election: a visual</i> …

Data Visualization

Get free flights to New Zealand, y'all. But only if you accept a job interview

If you're working in the tech world, New Zealand wants YOU. Specifically, the city of Wellington — self-titled tech and innovation capital of the …

DeepCoder builds programs using code it finds lying around

Like all great programmers I get most of my code from StackOverflow questions. Can’t figure out how to add authentication to Flask? Easy. Want to shut down sendmail? Boom. Now, thanks to all the code on the Internet, a robot can be as smart as a $180,000 coder.<p>The system, called DeepCoder, …

Japan’s beautiful Twilight Express Mizukaze sleeper train is running this June

A stunning sleeper train called the Twilight Express is due to begin a series of tours in Japan this June, with tickets for the experience proving to be an extremely sought-after commodity.<p>With the name that translates into English as “joyous wind”, the Twilight Express Mizukaze offers stunning …

A man who flew around the world for 3 months on less than $1,000 shares his best advice to save a fortune on airfare

After retiring at age 34, Brandon traveled around the world for three months, visiting 14 countries on four different continents — and he paid only $947.91 for his flights.<p>What's his secret to traveling so cheaply?<p>Frequent flyer miles, scored through free credit card signup bonuses.<p>Brandon, who …

Frequent-flyer Programs

Virtual Reality App 'Art Plunge' Takes You Inside Your Favorite Paintings

A new app will let you dive headlong into the enigma that is the <i>Mona Lisa</i>. Art Plunge is a virtual reality gallery that allows users to get an …

This Portland Startup Wants to Make Rental Application Fees a Thing of the Past

As a renter, no doubt you've experienced the annoyance of paying rental application fee after rental application fee while searching for a new place. …

Oreo beer is here to add some cookie to your cold one

Everyone has those days where all you want to do is indulge in junk food and drink a cold one.<p>There is now a beer that helps you do both of those …

The Library of Congress Sigmund Freud Collection Is Now Available Online

Whether you’re looking to learn more about Sigmund Freud’s life and relationships or his thoughts on psychoanalysis, the Library of Congress has good …

89-year-old and her hottie roommate talk living arrangements on TV

Ever done something nice for your neighbour? Maybe you've let them know you're holding a party in advance, or some such.<p>Whatever good deed you might …

Robot-Staffed Coffee Shop Opens in San Francisco

What the barista at Cafe X lacks in human warmth it makes up for in efficiency. Customers input orders into a digital kiosk and receive their coffee …

The sound of impending failure

Sound is an incredibly valuable means of communicating information. Most motorists are familiar with the alarming noise of a slipping belt drive. My grandfather could diagnose issues with the brakes on heavy rail cars with his ears. And many other experts can detect problems with common machines in …

Y-3 FW17 Was a Goth Ninja Extravaganza, as Usual

Like so many brands showing on the Paris circuit, Y-3 has become a cult favorite by sticking to its guns and reworking the same aesthetic season …

Genderless Nipples account frustrates Instagram

Only men are allowed to show their nipples on Instagram. Poor Instagram, now they will have to use human or software-based nipple inspectors to …