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Louis XIV-Inspired Floating Chandelier Made of 91 Porcelain Candles

The French design firm Beau et Bien has produced this eerily captivating floating chandelier. The piece, known as <i>Wersailles</i>, features 91 porcelain candles hanging down as far as 10 feet from the top anchor point. With the help of a round mirror mounted directly overhead, the candles give off a …

Candles

Lovely Rainy Day Photos That Look Like Oil Paintings

Eduard Gordeev's cityscape scenes distinctly capture the moody ambiance of dark skies and rain-soaked streets. The St. Petersburg-based photographer often features widely recognized Russian landmarks viewed through windowpanes as raindrops streak down the glass. As the rain smears colors and …

Painting

Amazon’s New 3-D Printing Store Is Only Selling A Buzzword

With nothing more than 3-D printed tchotchke crap, Amazon’s latest endeavor is a huge disappointment.<p>When Amazon gets involved with anything, it gets exciting. eBooks were a novelty before the Kindle made buying, installing, and reading them easy, building a technological platform around a concern …

J.T.M Branding and e-Commerce by Huaman Studio

A branding and e-commerce project by Huaman Studio for J.T.M, a Madrid based brand.<p>Spanish studio Huaman was commissioned to realize an extensive …

Release

In 1958, the inaugural issue of the Neue Grafik – The International Review of graphic design and related subjects – was launched by four Zürich-based …

This Giant Touchscreen Is Borderline Senseless, But Shhh

We could tell you that this 16-foot-long touchscreen table is some hyper-efficient glimpse at the future of project management because it supports half a dozen people digging through media files at once. We could elaborate, explaining that a complex digital taxonomy was at play, linking metadata in …

Logo Design: Dots

We keep going through our weekly journey checking out great logos! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new topics, good ones, to share with you …

Classic Cycling Apparel by Henri 1865

Henri Desgrange was a celebrated sports journalist, decorated cyclist and the first organizer of the Tour de France. He is known to many as the godfather of urban cycling and is, in fact, a defining source of inspiration for Henri 1865, a young cycling-minded clothing brand that takes its name from …

Cycling

The Flowing Bowl and Other Vintage Cocktail Books

Currently, there is a classic cocktail revival occurring; bartenders are once again revered as artists and flavors become the palette for one's palate. But what are these classic cocktails being revived? Where do their roots begin? How did those before us knock them back? Turns out, there are a few …

Waldorf-Astoria

3D weaving can "reduce cost and improve structural integrity" in architecture

<b>Dezeen and MINI Frontiers:</b> RCA graduate Oluwaseyi Sosanya shows us the 3D-weaving machine he invented, which he claims could be used to create better …

Eight Acoustic Amplifier for iPhone

The <b>Eight Acoustic Amplifier</b> would be a nice gift for anyone with love for wooden products. It’s a beautifully crafted solid wood dock that amplifies …

The truth about Internet slang: It goes way back

<b>Zosia Mamet in "Girls," William Shakespeare (HBO/Mark Schafer/Stocksnapper via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>The English language wouldn’t be what it is today if not for a long history of abbreviations and alternate spelling<p>Cameron Hunt McNabb<p>August 3, 2014 8:30pm (UTC)<p>In 2007, BBC reporter and presenter John …

Shazam takes its music discovery powers to the Mac

Shazam has already covered ground on mobile platforms such as iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8, but now it is prepared to bring its media identification software to more devices. And it all starts with Apple's line of personal computers. The newly minted Shazam for Mac, naturally, features the same …

Wearable technology hasn't taken off in the way it was expected to – why not?

Concerns around cost and style are holding consumers back, plus we already have the perfect device – the smartphone<p>As 2014 began it looked set to be "the year of wearable tech". The much-lauded (and awarded) Nike Fuelband had gained mainstream acceptance, becoming the Christmas present of choice …

Amazon Enters 3D Printing Race

Amazon has joined the ranks of Staples, Home Depot, UPS, and a range of other big brands that are capitalizing on the 3D printing trend. Amazon, of course, has an approach that only they can pull off at this scale – giving you access to digital files, allowing you to customize them, and 3D print …

Makerbot plants its 3D-printing flag in Europe

Makerbot has just announced the launch of an EU division called Makerbot Europe in order to replicate its US 3D-printing success overseas. The company has already been successfully selling its Replicator Mini (above) and other models through distributor Hafner's Buro in Europe. However, it decided …

How wearables are driving the rethinking of notifications

At their recent developer conferences, Apple and Google introduced new facilities in their mobile operating systems that will serve as aggregation points for a rich stream of data from wearables. But the more important stream to manage may be the path back from the phone.<p>In these early days of …

Will we soon have vision-correcting tablets that eliminate the need for reading glasses?

SusansDisneyFamily<p>TabTimes had an interesting article the other day that talked about the future of reading on tablets. TabTimes discussed whether a tablet could adjust to a person reading on it and therefore render glasses unnecessary.<p>Apparently, scientists are working on just that type of tablet …

Tablets

The Real Revolution In 3D Printing

If you search the two terms, intellectual property and 3D printing, you will find a hefty debate on how the new world of 3d printing is attacking or liberating, depending on your perspective, the consuming public. After working through the Hasbro and Shapeways post earlier today, I decided to take …

Sharing Economy in Cities: Moving Towards a More Inclusive Urban Future

The sharing economy makes headlines daily: from anti-Uber protests across Europe to Airbnb's recent $10 billion valuation.

Are you ready for the virtual reality revolution?

My body is in the <i>Observer</i>'s offices in King's Cross, but my mind is in another world entirely.<p>Strapped to my head is the Google Cardboard virtual reality headset. Assembled from a handful of simple components, the cardboard contraption has whisked me away into a peaceful forest with red, orange and …

A visit to the Googleplex shows off all of the ways you can goof off at work (photo gallery)

Google has a unique campus in Silicon Valley and the world. It was made famous in the comedy film <i>The Internship</i> starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn. While it may seem familiar in tech circles, the wider world still does<p>I visited the Googleplex back in 2007 when I was a tech columnist for the San …

This Plug-And-Play Utility Bike Lets You Gear Up As Needed

Our team–composed of Huge Design, 4130 and PCH Lime Lab–came together to create the quintessential commuter bike. From the beginning, the passion and …

San Francisco

Technology’s Role In Direct Democracy

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Michael Papay is CEO and co-founder, along with David Timby, of</i> <i>Waggl</i><i>, a communication tool designed to source input and create engagement with audiences one question at a time.</i><p>An influx of communication and collaboration technologies since the beginning of the 21st century has helped …

Enterprise Mobile Apps Pay The Most Yet Attract Few Developers

A recent survey by Vision Mobile found that just 16% of worldwide developers are building mobile apps for enterprises, despite this market being the most lucrative of all to serve. Their recent global study of 10,000 developers across over 130 nations is the basis of the free downloadable report, …

Microsoft hits Samsung with Android patent-royalty suit

Microsoft has filed a contract dispute suit against Samsung over what Microsoft claims is a breach of contract by Samsung involving Android patent royalties.<p>Microsoft filed its complaint against Samsung in US District Court in the Southern District of New York on August 1, following what Microsoft …

Intellectual Property