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Portraits of People and Their Essential Everyday Items

How much can you tell about a person from the small items they carry around every day? Do they provide a more comprehensive picture of who a person …

Color Us Happy: Designers Team Up with Crayola to Create Dresses Made of Crayons

For its spring 2015 campaign, Bloomingdale's recruited the talents of seven designers to create exclusive pieces saturated in a bright, spring-ready …

Clothing

Special "Anti-Paparazzi Clothing" Ruins Photos by Excessively Reflecting Light

At first glance, these clothes looks like your average suit, hat, scarf, and hoodie. Once a camera flash hits them, though, their secret weapon is revealed. The garments ruin flash photographs by blowing out the pictures with excessive reflective light. DJ Chris Holmes designed the apparel as …

Clothing

You Can Eat KFC’s New Coffee Cup

Most coffee cups are made from paper or plastic. But KFC Britain has a strange, potentially better idea: Serving coffee in sweet, edible cups.<p>Dubbed the “Scoff-ee Cup,” KFC worked with food designers at The Robin Collective to construct a cup shaped from a<p>thin lattice of KFC Original Recipe fried …

What Traffic Signs Get Wrong (And How To Fix Them)

People pay more attention to signs that appear dynamic than those with static figures, according to a new study.<p>Drivers don’t always pay enough attention to the road signs around them. For instance, a Chicago survey last year found that 61% of drivers didn’t stop at pedestrian crossings, even when …

Happy face or angry face? A dog can tell the difference, study finds

Word to the wise: Don't play poker with your dog. He can read your face like a book. A new study shows that man's best friend is remarkably good at discerning happy expressions from angry ones – even when he's only looking at half of a person's face.<p>The authors say the findings, published in the …

20,000 Cups of Tea Went Into This Portrait

Fancy a cuppa tea? How about 20,OOO cups of tea? Apparenly artist and architect Hong Yi did, because that’s just how many cups of tea she brewed in order to make a thoughtful portrait of a Malaysian tea vendor from the appropriate materials.<p>I wanted to create a piece that reflected an everyday …

Portrait Photography

Spectacular Illusion Makes Flat Walls Appear to Be a Swirling Vortex

Peter Kogler's geometric patterns transform flat, white walls with illusions of dizzying underground tunnels. The artist's contoured lines that blanket gallery walls employ curves and swoops to make viewers feel as if they've been sucked into a swirling vortex. Some of the designs encompass entire …

Digital Art

Fiber Optic Lights Turn a Bathroom Floor into Starry Night Sky

Have you ever wanted to add some serious sparkle to your boring bathroom floor? Well, now you can. An Instructables member named Baldr turned their restroom tile into looking like a starry night sky, and they tell you how to do it, too! Using materials like fiber-optic lights, tile, and grout, …

DIY

Netflix countdown will help parents fool kids on New Year's Eve

Thanks to Netflix, many parents will be ringing in 2015 a few hours early.<p>While the childless might be popping champagne and staying out late, 87% of parents are planning to celebrate New Year's Eve with their kids, according to a Wakefield Research survey conducted by Netflix.<p>Midnight, however, is …

Be My Eyes app harnesses volunteers to help sight-impaired people

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Be My Eyes<p>The Danish developer Robocat, which I’ve previously covered for its Thermodo thermometer dongle, has fully …

Top 10 Breakthrough Artists in 2014

The best of the best! It's that time of year again, time to look back and list the Top 10 Breakthrough Artists of the Year. What does that mean? These are the artists, designer and photographers that took the world by storm. They're the ones who decided to push their creative limit, introducing a …

Top 10

The Case Against Paying Designers By The Hour

Creativity doesn’t start when you punch a clock. Here’s a better way to charge for design work.<p>Someone, somewhere, at some time decided that the value of design directly correlates to the time spent solving a client’s problem. Today, most design firms use an hourly rate to determine creative …

Innovative 3D-Printed Yearbooks Let Blind Students "See" Their Friends

For many people, yearbooks are precious keepsakes that help preserve the memories of old friends and classmates long after graduation. Thanks to advanced 3D printing technology, the agency 3D TEK was able to surprise eight blind students in South Korea with <i>Touchable Yearbooks</i>, lifelike busts that …

3D Printing

Artist Boldly Reimagines US Currency with Modern Design

Blending vivid colors, sleek geometric patterns, and minimalist elegance, American designer Travis Purrington offers up a bold new vision for US currency. As part of his design school Master's thesis, he set out to conceptualize a set of bills that shift the focus from enshrining long-deceased …

Art

3D Printing Creates Tangible Memories for the Visually Impaired

Singapore-based 3D printing company Pirate3D aims to bring 3D printing technology into the mainstream by developing affordable machines that can be available to everyone. The company recently developed an innovative way to put this type of contemporary printing to good use.<p>Pirate3D collaborated …

3D Printing

VL92 Gin & Tonic Emergency Kit

More than just curious paper packaging (though it is lovely, thanks to design agency Rare Fruits Council), VL92's Gin & Tonic Emergency Kit is a smart option for the ever-famous cocktail—and those who want to quickly whip it up. With the recipe incorporated onto the bag design, anyone can easily …

Cocktails

Smart Scents

Mist Shine is a clever wearable creation that combines smart tech, aromatics and fashion into one! The wearable design pairs with your smartphone and …

130 Suspended Toy Guns Form a Map of the USA

Artist Michael Murphy is back with yet another clever yet controversial piece! (Who could forget the assault rifle made up of 1200 ping pong balls?) For the open art competition ArtPrize this year, he's created <i>Gun Country</i>, a site specific installation that consists of 130 toy guns. The large …

Art

Abstract Typographic Experiments

Anthony James put together a series of amazing abstract typographic experiments that are really inspiring. I am really motivated to play with some of …

World's First Electric Wakeboard Means You Can Take This Sport Anywhere

Wakeboarding, a combination of water skiing and surfing, is generally one of those sports that you can't do just anywhere. It takes a large enough body of water and powerful waves to really have a good time. Luckily, Swedish wakeboarder Philip Werner has solved this problem. He created the Radinn …

Wakeboarding

Friday Fresh Free Fonts - Duma Bold, Reis, Big John

Friday fresh free fonts is a series of free fonts posted every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts …

The Pin Pen

The first of its kind, Poppin is a push-pin dispenser inspired by the writing pen that makes it easier than ever to tote and place pins on bulletin …

Watch An Entire Year of the Sky in Less Than Five Minutes - The Fox Is Black

One of my favorite films this year has been <i>Boyhood</i>. Shot over a period of 12 years, it tells the story of Mason as his life unfolds during a period …

Hell in a Handbasket: Sidewalk "Phone Lanes" for People Who Can't Stop Walking and Texting

As Louis C.K. sits in a coffee shop, a millennial staring into a smartphone bumps into him. Instead of looking up or apologizing, the kid keeps his …

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