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This Hilarious Social Experiment Proves People On The Internet Are Willing To Believe Anything

Have you ever pretended to know something to avoid seeming stupid? Well apparently everybody’s doing it.<p>Jonny Sun has taken the internet by storm …

Watch Toro Y Moi’s Chaz Bundick Design And Screen Print A T-Shirt

Artist Chaz Bundick’s slinky, chilled music as Toro y Moi sounds like an Instagram-filtered summer day. But anyone familiar with Bundick knows that his colorful, casual style extends beyond his music–the former graphic design student creates all of his own merch and cover art, and even designed a …

How I Helped Polar Get to 40M+ Pageviews

<i>Dmitry Dragilev is the founder of growth hacking consultancy Criminally Prolific. He also runs JustReachOut, a service that helps startups get featured by the press.</i><p><i>Before I start this article I want to say that LukeW, Jeff Cole and the entire team at Polar have done an incredible job building and</i> …

Online Dating

How to Optimize Blog Design to Better Engage with Readers

This doesn’t mean your blog needs to have groundbreaking aesthetics or world-class graphics. In a lot of ways blog design has more to do with establishing visual clarity and organizing information in a logical, consistent, and appealing way.<p>The following best practices lay out some guidelines for …

UI Design

A Lightbulb-Shaped Projector Could Power The Smart Home Of The Future

The creators of Beam, a smart projector that fits into a light socket, are onto something.<p>Beam, a lightbulb-shaped gadget, promises projects your smartphone screen onto any surface you want. Launched on Kickstarter this month, the $350 projector screws into any lightbulb socket, so you can set it …

11 Things Healthcare Professionals Wish You Knew

As an English major and an avid writer I never expected to—or remotely <i>wanted</i> to—work in healthcare. But in May of 2014 after being laid off from a</i> …

CogniToy Smart Toy Interactively Engages And Grows With A Child (video)

Development team Elemental Path have designed a new smart toy called the CogniToy that has been designed to provide both speech and personality, …

Safer With The City Firefly

Designed as a bicycle chain lock system, the City Firefly doubles up as a safety gear for cyclists. Blending fashion with functionality is clever and …

Whimsical Popcorn Machine Resembles a Minimalist Sculpture

The Popcorn Monsoon is probably unlike any popcorn-popping machine that you've seen before. Jolene Carlier designed this appliance to look fun and whimsical as well as functional. She thought that the popping process was a dull experience and wanted to make it more exciting by using this …

Minimalism

10 ways Facebook has ruined your life

Facebook has ruined your life. You might think it's this awesome, free resource to keep you connected to your friends and family, but it's slowly …

Top 12 Most Amazing Sculptures in 2014

Let's look back on the year and check out some of the most amazing sculptures in 2014. Who “wow-ed” us with their ingenuity? What sculptures made us do a double-take? Today, we present to you twelve sculptures that stood out because of the materials the artists used, the way the sculptures …

Art

Chair with Sexy Curves Constructed Entirely from Two Pieces of Plywood

This gracefully curving wooden chair is one of the latest pieces exquisitely crafted by designer Alejandro Estrada. The <i>Pipo Chair</i>, produced for sale by Guatemalan manufacturer Piegatto, was imagined to utilize wood as the sole material for the entire design.<p>Flaring out at the arms, the layers widen …

Furniture

Abandoned Hubcaps Transform into Amazing Animal Sculptures

For over twelve years now, Brighton, UK-based artist Ptolemy Elrington has been morphing discarded hubcaps into amazing animal sculptures. While most of us see hubcaps as just replaceable car accessories, Elrington sees them as art, taking these scraps of metal and forming them into everything from …

Sculpture

Small Cubic Cabin Sits on Glowing Orange Aluminum Spines

This spiky, orange-glowing cube, known as the <i>Barnards Farm Sitooterie</i>, is the newest sculptural and architectural addition to the grounds of the UK's National Malus Collection in Essex. Adapted from Scottish origins, a “sitooterie” is a small summer cabin, as in a place to “sit oot.” The perfectly …

Architecture

New Spectacular Moleskine Doodles That Explode with Energy

A lot has changed in a year and a half, or when we last featured the work of Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes. Take a look at his website, called Sketchy Stories, and you'll see a chart filled with logos of the companies he's worked with which include Nike, Ford and Mazda. On Facebook …

Social Media

The Right Sleep Positions: Ease Back Pain, Heartburn and More

What's to blame? Not just too-few hours in the sack. The way you lie down is a major factor in the quality of your slumber. The wrong sleep position can cause muscle cramping, impair circulation, and leave you hurting come the a.m. And for the millions of women with preexisting aches (such as back …

Things to Do in Dallas: Events, Concerts, Restaurants & More: GuideLive

Clean – Blend – Clean

The Dual Mixer is a Blender that can sanitize all ingredients to be blended thoroughly, before you mix them up. The cleaning process begins inside …

Design Process Revealed: Aaron Draplin Walks You Through a Logo Design

I greatly enjoyed Barry Berkus' "How to Think Like an Architect" videos, and have been searching in vain for an industrial design counterpart. To …

Sense: A gadget to change the way we sleep

British entrepreneur James Proud, 23, presents a white sphere the size of a tennis ball covered in a criss-cross pattern. “It is beautiful,” he says, when asked to describe it. “It doesn’t look like a piece of technology. We wanted to make something people actually want to put on their bedside …

Embracing Touch: Designer Shapes Stools in Her (Legs') Own Image

Despite <i>The Onion</i>'s shock report earlier this year that the world does indeed have enough chairs for the time being ('We Can Just Keep Using The …

11 Instagram Accounts Worth Following This Art Basel Miami Beach Season

Art Basel Miami Beach is fast approaching and so is the accompanying onslaught of contemporary art, jaded socialites, scary price tags and free champagne (that's not for you.) Though the fair doesn't officially begin until December 4, festivities will be taking over the city of Miami beginning …

17 Ways You're Sleeping Wrong

Correct these mistakes for a good night's rest.<p>Even if you eat kale, exercise, and somehow resist the office cupcakes, it still won't matter much if you don't get a decent amount of sleep. Your body and mind desperately needs rest to function properly.<p>If only it were as easy as shutting your eyes. …

Styling Tricks for Waking up to Good Hair

Sleep in, skip the morning shower and still have a good hair day.<p>Waking up to good hair without any effort on your part the night before is like accidentally getting the half off on current-season boots at Barney's—rare, precious and best accepted without question. Waking up to great hair every day …

Oversharing Toys Let Your Baby Post On Facebook

Ingenious design or sickening sign of the times? That’s for you to decide.<p>Every new set of parents must have The Talk, and no, I don’t mean something about how babies are made. I mean, you have to decide with your partner just what images and stories you can share of your child on social media. …

Gadget Kickstarters (and one Indiegogo) that raised millions

We gathered the top 10 products that went from concept to reality with the help of millions of dollars raised via crowdfunding.<p>It's only been a few years since people started asking strangers for cash to help transform gadget ideas into actual gadgets. In that span, there have been some remarkable …

Crowd Funding

NPIRE Uses 55,000 LEGOs To Create a Funky Pixelated Wall

Creative agency NPIRE recently outdid themselves by using 55,000 LEGOs to build a nifty room divider for their Hamburg office. The LEGO wall works to …

Lego

An Interactive Dancing Pedestrian Signal by Smart | Colossal

<p>This fun urban intervention from small car manufacturer Smart attempts to redesign the humble traffic light by making it a bit more interactive. The …

This One Red Button Promises To Do Anything

An easy button for the Internet of Things? Not a bad idea.<p>We’ve all seen the Staples Easy Button–a marketing schtick which imagines one button could solve any problem you had.<p>In the case of Staples, that button was just a metaphor for buying more ink and paper at their store. But now, The Button …