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Guerilla Mosaic Artist Now Filling Chicago Potholes with Flowers | Colossal

<p>Artist Jim Bachor (previously) continued his guerrilla effort to remedy Chicago’s pothole problem by creating a number of flower mosaics in streets …

Neiman Marcus fields a $300,000 slot-car track

Among the furs and jewels littering the most recent Neiman Marcus Christmas Book – the annual gift guide from the luxury US retailer – is perhaps the ultimate gift for the gearhead who refuses to grow up.<p>The bauble in question is a custom slot-car track from Slot Mods USA, a specialist that has …

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London mulls plans for a £600m floating bike path

In an inspired burst of think-outside-the-street strategy, a London consortium is floating an audacious plan to turn part of the River Thames into a nearly eight-mile-long, bikes-only pathway.<p>Aimed at reducing the ever-present risk of bike-meets-lorry encounters on the city’s traffic-choked …

Bluesmart wants to crowdfund the 'world's first' connected luggage

Losing your luggage is no fun, but while companies like Trakdot have been selling trackers for some time, a startup is taking to Indiegogo to create what it calls the "world's first smart, connected carry-on." Bluesmart is a small suitcase with a host of features that its makers believe frequent …

Physicists create reversible laser tractor beam

The groundbreaking tractor beam, made of a hollow laser beam (a laser bright around the edges and hollow in the centre), was able to move particles 0.2 mm in diameter distances up to 20 cm (7.87 in) -- around 100 times farther than has been achieved in previous experiments.<p>"Demonstration of a large …

8 Ways to Lower the Odds of Being Ticketed When Police Pull You Over

How do bad cars happen? How, for instance, did Pontiac's Aztek—the greatest failed model in recent history—get all the way from flawed design to ugly product? We asked Bob Lutz, our industry expert and man-about-town. Here's the inside dope.<p><i>(Photo Credit: Visions of America/Contributor/Getty Images)</i><p>…

This Micro Apartment Transforms When You Push A Button To Give You More Space

This is why a new apartment design aims to make it easier to live in a tiny space. As you shift activities, you push a button, and the whole …

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Couple’s Extraordinary 550,000-Mile Road Trip Across 177 Countries Over 26 Years

In 1988, before the fall of the Berlin Wall, Gunther Holtorf and his wife Christine set off on a monumental road trip that would span 26 years, 177 countries, and nearly 550,000 miles (885,139 km). The couple originally planned to spend just 18 months touring the African countryside in their …

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Walking With An Independent Streak

The one thing that you will note about the folks who have some imparity is that they strive to be fiercely independent. To help them walk the streets …

Rebecca Minkoff To Debut Tech-Enabled Jewelry

Rebecca Minkoff, the fashion brand known for elegant accessories with a downtown edge, is following in the footsteps of competitors like Diane von Furstenberg and Tory Burch and designing a line of five wearable devices that will launch this fall.<p>“Our girl wants to wear bracelets and jewelry and …

TUEL Mobility Product for Children by Anne Gorgy

The project <b>TUEL</b> arose from the observation of young disabled kids, whom due to their disability couldn’t interact properly with other children and …

A Wearable Antidote

I’d sooner be caught with a dead iPhone battery than resort to sporting most of the wearable technology options out there. This bracelet by QDesign, however, is so sleek and minimal you might be inclined to put it on even when you’re fully charged.

Solar-Powered Floating Island is an Off-Shore Green Retreat

What could be a better eco retreat than drifting along the coastline in your own self-sustaining floating resort? Designed by Michele Puzzolante, …

Wireless charging from 15 feet: can WattUp deliver on the promise?

Wireless charging for mobile devices has been around for a little while now, but you’re still dependent on cables in some form, be that through a USB connected charging mat or Qi inductive docking station. Wouldn’t it be so much better if you could just walk in through the door and have your …

Try Google’s Amazing Photo Sphere App On The iPhone

Want to create spherical panoramas of what you see? Now you can.<p>Photography is changing. Digital systems can create images beyond the confines of the chemical canvas known as film–in other words, photos can think beyond the rectangle.<p>A perfect example is Google’s Photo Sphere, an app that allows …

Savioke’s first robot begins its career as a hotel bellhop

If you call down to the front desk at the Aloft hotel in Cupertino, Calif., to replace that toothbrush you forgot to bring, a human will not come to …

Turn Your World Into A Secret Message With This iPhone App

In Knit, you can pin virtual notes to real-world locations for your friends and loved ones.<p>Knit is a new iOS app designed by Treble Apps that aims to make your iPhone a decoder for a world of secret messages, pinned to real-world locations by your friends and loved ones.<p>In execution, Knit is like a …

Nimble Backpack Features Innovative Modular Attachment System

Nimble is a backpack designed for mountaineering brand Alpina, aiming to solve one main problem:<p><i>How do you carry big objects which don’t fit in your</i> …

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Body Fuel

I am training hard and on a mission to knock off some excess weight, so I totally understand the need to eat the right food at the right time. …

An Isolated Case: OM/ONE Is World’s First Levitating Bluetooth Speaker

Audiophiles often debate the merits of coupling or isolating speakers from their stands: the “coupling” contingency believes speakers should be …

Cloudea Futuristic Airship Floats In The Air Just Like a Cloud

We just spotted a cool airship that looks like a giant balloon, checkout what the designer says about this project:<p>Cloudea is a futuristic concept …

Dash arrives for iOS, could greatly improve your driving

Dash, the breakthrough driving app for Android, has officially made its debut on iOS. Having been in a beta testing program for some time, Dash is …

From Unu, la dolce vita minus the petrol fumes

The late fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent once expressed something that Porsche 911 owners have known for decades: while fashions fade, great style is eternal. The makers of the new Unu electric scooter apparently would agree.<p>Many electric scooter makers – IKOO, ZEV, BMW and Yamaha among them – …

2014 Core77 Design Awards Winner Spotlight: Sandwichbikes, the Flat-Packed Bicycle That Makes Anyone a Bike Builder

Flat-packing has spread its proverbial wings and flown to all corners of the globe, thanks largely to a certain Swedish furniture company. It's said …

...And Then There's the MotoArt Way to Recycle Airplanes

Boeing may have transformed their derailed 737s into scrap-metal cubes, but if that accident had happened closer to California, perhaps the outcome …

Bodacious Bourbon Barrel Boarding

The Bourbon Barrel Board is as simple as it sounds: a skateboard made from reclaimed bourbon barrels! The use of this upcycled material makes them …