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A Single Thread Wrapped Around Thousands of Nails

Kumi Yamashita, whose mind-blowing shadow artworks have been featured before, uses a single, unbroken thread wrapped around thousands of nails to …

Pictures of the Week 8.14.14

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Exciting Arrangements of Food Suspended in Mid-Air

Rather than arranging foods from one recipe into perfectly aligned rows of ingredients, German artist Nora Luther created this exciting collection where the items burst into the air in an organized chaos. Created in cooperation with Pavel Becker, <i>Recipes</i> is a series of deliciously presented foods in …

Food

Easy Glider

Alexander Shevchenko’s Delta hang-glider explores the use of new materials that are more efficient to fix or replace in common occurrences like …

Kickstarting: A Watch That Lets You Tell Time By Feel

For the sighted and the blind–and inspired by a Paralympic medalist–an inventor creates a watch no one ever has to look to.<p>The act of people glancing at watches to tell time is already potentially on its way to extinction, as the devices we rely on as timekeepers aren’t necessarily strapped to our …

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“Full Circle” by Half Moon Run - The Fox Is Black

Been listening to this track from Half Moon Run for a few weeks now, it’s a pretty solid summer jam. If you’re unfamiliar with HMR they’re a young …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

We're building a comprehensive, firm-wide resource for project specifications.<p>This is what great architecture looks like today.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>Natural light was harnessed for these spectacular A+Award-winning projects.<p>Renowned architects have now …

Architecture

How An “Impossible” Aviation Challenge Led To An Innovation Breakthrough

The winners of the Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition didn’t “think outside the box.” They just chose the right box to think in.<p>On June 13, an enormous, ridiculous-looking pedal-powered contraption wafted itself into midair and made history. The helicopter, called Atlas, was designed to …

WaterBean Filter

While there are a plethora of water filtration containers on the market, from the popular Bobble to the elegant Nava by Kor or Eau Good, WaterBean proposes to do the same, without the bottle. On a fishing trip with his family, UK-born, Japan-based Graeme Glen observed a small island of plastic …

Corian Powermat Wireless Charging by DuPont & Power Matters Alliance

Helping to ensure Corian's continued presence at materials' leading edge, <b>Corian Powermat Wireless Charging by DuPont & Power Matters Alliance</b> sees …

Ceramic Stereo by Victor Johansson

Putting more real world feeling into digital controls, <b>Ceramic Stereo by Victor Johansson</b> is a smartphone audio controller that activates Play, Pause …

Portable Prefab Pod Home: Compact, Minimal & Modern

Like cramped yacht cabins, many tiny homes try to cram too much into a small space – this design focuses instead on simplicity and essentials, …

Futuristic Lichtschlucker Lamps Made From Disposable Cups

A recycled thing is great in itself because it helps us not to waste something. When such a piece has a fantastic look or design – it’s ten times …

Big Girls Don't Cry by Ana Dias Photographer (r)

How I Took a Product Concept to Market as a Design Student, by Rob Bye

Text & photos by Robert Bye<p>I first envisioned initial concept for Hangen 18 months ago, and since being featured on Core77 in February 2012, it has …

Time with a Twist of Orange, Please

Conceived for use by the blind but stylish enough to appeal to a broader market, the Nike Citrus watch’s spiral form stretches to fit any wrist size …

Sad for mosquitos, great for us!

Know why mosquitos like us humans so much?! It’s because we give off carbon dioxide – who knew? The Mostrap taps into their CO2 craving so they go …

The Weirdest Typewriters You’ve Ever Seen

The folk at the ever excellent Dangerous Minds specialize in unearthing fascinating things from the Internet, and they’ve surpassed themselves with a …

Typography

Ephemeral Sculptures Made ​​of Wax by Urs Fischer

Dwindling Sculptures.<p>A couple of ephemeral sculptures made ​​of wax by Swiss artist Urs Fischer, who currently lives and works in New York City. Just …

Art

Ariel Cruiser by Vasilatos Ianis Has Won Local Motors Cruiser Design Challenge

Love…love…love… those 3 words express how much I love this vintage motorcycle design from Vasilatos Ianis, <b>Ariel Cruiser</b>. It was a design submission …

Modern Contemporary Design

Design

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Embarrassing Pothole Caricatures of Politicians Spur Action to Fix the Streets in Russia | Colossal

<p>I can’t speak from personal experience about the political climate in Yekaterinburg, Russia but if we take this video from the ad agency Voskhod at …

Humorous and Political Street Art by Escif | Colossal

<p>Spanish muralist and street artist Escif hails from Valencia, Spain but is actively globally with recent works popping up throughout Canada, Italy, …

Who Invented the Umbrella: The Romans, the Chinese, or Frogs?

We've seen umbrellas stuck into car doors; optimized for wind resistance; slapped onto bikes; and the design potential for this simple device is so …

Saline Lamp

The Clear Light uses saline water to conduct electricity and light up this lamp. Essentially it replaces wires with saline water to reduce metal …