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Lee Bul’s Suspended Sculptures Are like a Science Fiction Fantasy

In most science fiction stories, the future world is designed to be a hardy and geometric place, able to withstand nuclear disaster and protect its …

This is what the entire universe looks like in one image

The universe is so vast it's almost impossible to picture what it might look like crammed into one field of view.<p>But musician Pablo Carlos Budassi managed to do it by combining logarithmic maps of the universe from Princeton and images from NASA. He created the image below that shows the observable …

Universe

Creative and Aesthetic Illustrations

The graphic designer and illustrator Geoff McFetridge, based in Los Angeles, made these pretty, colored and abstract illustrations. Halfway between …

Hackaday

For electronics aficionados, there are few devices cooler than music synthesizers. The first synths were baroque confabulations of opamps and ladder …

A Brief History of House Music

When a young Bette Midler left the stage at the Continental Baths in the early 1970s, two black teenage disc jockeys named Larry Levan and Frankie …

Soul Music

Clever DIYs Made From Items You Didn’t Even Know You Could Recycle

With a little imagination and some clever thinking, anything can be recycled or re-purposed. Use a cup as a pencil holder or a door as a tabletop. …

DIY

Daily Inspiration #2272

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Digital Art

Mir Unbuilt Architecture

Unconstrained by the limits of materials or budgets, Mir Unbuilt Architecture brings to life fantastical buildings that are as real as the CGI in the …

Design

The App-ocalypse: Can Web standards make mobile apps obsolete? | Ars Technica

Many big tech companies—absent Apple—are throwing weight behind a browser-based world.<p>It's the apps. The iPhone and Android conquered the world …

Apps

The Mid-Century Modern craze: clean-looking furniture for a dirty world

I moved apartments recently and figured I should buy some new furniture to fit the new space: a lounge chair, a couple of lamps, maybe a nightstand for the bedroom. I thought I'd find a wide, even paralyzing range of options, but everywhere I turned stores were pushing variations on the same style: …

Kitchenware Into Lamps

Objects wich are not used now, can be recycled. Here are and old coffee maker and a kettle. The bottom […]Read Kitchenware Into Lamps by gille monte …

Coffeemakers

Surreal Street Art By Mehdi Ghadyanloo

Iranian artist Mehdi Ghadyanloo paints dystopian scenes on the walls of Tehran’s buildings. Working with the city’s Beautification Bureau, an …

Hong Kong

Optimo's JD Twitch compiles 80s synth and industrial classics

<b>Front 242, Tuxedomoon, Eric Random and more not-disco classics for the dancefloor.</b><p><b>JD Twitch</b> has done more than most to improve our record collections …

Gerhard Richter: The World’s Highest-Priced Genius

People<p>One man's love affair with art is another man's collectible.<p>,<p>Gerhard Richter is commonly known as the world’s greatest living painter. A master …

Art

20 Modern Sculptures You Will Fall in Love With

While traveling abroad, it’s hard not to notice the works of art created by talented modern sculptors out of simple stone and metal. To save you from …

Art

Top 10 Kickass Arduino Projects

The Arduino is a cheap electronics board that allows you to make your own electronics without a ton of coding experience. We love the Arduino, but …

How to Export Your Prototypes for Collaboration with Mockplus

Share and export your prototypes with Mockplus is really easy. In this tutorial we will explore how you can do this.<p>One of the most important …

Prototypes

The Armstrong Light Trap, a Desktop Lamp Inspired by Moon Craters | Colossal

<p>Inspired by the pockmarked surface of the moon, Russian designer Constantin Bolimond developed this fun concept for a ceramic desktop lamp covered …

Furniture

Magnificent Faucet Swirls Water into Elegant Patterns

A London student recently designed this conservation-friendly faucet that swirls your water into captivating geometric patterns as soon as you turn on the tap. The faucet weaves small jets of water into intricate, cross-hatched designs that look like they belong on delicate crystal glassware. The …

Water

3D Printed Faucets: DXV by American Standard

A whole new era of fixtures is here: 3D printed faucets. DXV by American Standard is taking it to the next level with their brand new creative faucet …

Sleek "Baselamp" Can Turn Ordinary Objects into Illuminating Lamps

The ingenious <i>Baselamp</i> by Luke Lamp Co. can transform almost any object into a lamp. Anything that allows light to pass through it–a glass bottle, flower vase, fish bowl, etc.–can now easily turn into a functioning light source. Just set the item on the sleek, minimalist base and watch it instantly …

Furniture
OS X

11 tech gifts small enough to fit in your pocket

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>So, with the holiday season in full swing, we've rounded up a few diminutive gadgets worth gifting. All of them are small enough to …

Consumer Tech

Mom Turns Her 3-Year-Old's Drawings into Incredible Art

Many parents hope their kids develop an interest in areas like debate, science or software design. But Canada-based painter Ruth Oosterman wanted her daughter Eve to love art as much as she did -- so much so that she made her own creative process a very familiar part of 3-year-old Eve’s life.<p>“When …

HCI

LA's Petersen Automotive Museum reopens with KPF-designed metal-ribbon facade

The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles reopened this week following an extensive renovation, featuring a new wavy steel and aluminium facade …

The History of Electronic Music Poster

After making two posters for film fans and book lovers, studio Dorothy recently imagined a poster that shows the history of electronic music through …