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Nine people choke to death eating mochi rice cakes in Japan

Japan’s habitual New Year killer has struck again, after nine people were reported to have died in recent days from choking on rice cakes.<p>Mochi – glutinous cakes of pounded rice – are traditionally eaten in vast quantities over the holidays, usually in soup, or toasted and served with sweet soy …

Japan

Great Blue Hole off Belize yields new clues to fall of Mayan civilisation

Research supports theory that drought and climate conditions reduced Mayans from a regional power to survivors abandoning cities to virtual extinction<p>What are sinkholes and what causes them?<p>A massive underwater sinkhole surrounded by reefs, caves and sharks has provided archaeologists with clues in …

Archaeology

This Just Might Be the Rustic Fairytale Home of Our Dreams

This castle-cabin combo is simply breathtaking.<p>Sometimes our taste in real estate is a bit contradictory around here. We go gaga for grand, centuries-old English castles, and but totally swoon over super-cozy cabins, too. So this home, which we spotted on Curbed Ski, checks all the right boxes: …

LEGO-Inspired Kids Furniture Collection Sparks Up Nostalgia

Considering kids love for all things LEGO, Spanish furniture design and manufacturing company Lola Glamour imagined a modern furniture collection …

Home Accessories with Color, Reflection, & Simplicity in Mind

Studio Thier&vanDaalen launched a series of simple home accessories, named Interior Reflections, that focus on the play of light and reflection. …

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

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

Explosive Moleskine Doodles by Kerby Rosanes | Colossal

<p>Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes began his career as an artist by doodling away in Moleskein notebooks and sharing the results online. …

'THIS IS BERK' Poster

Movie posters are probably one of my favorite mediums in terms of graphic design and reason behind the constant feature here on Abduzeedo. I think it …

Monkeys and Kittens Combine to Form Adorable "Mittens"

Seoul-based artist and photographer Sarah DeRemer playfully combines different species of animals to form unique hybrid creatures. Using photos of cuddly kittens and adorable monkeys, she seamlessly fuses the two in a series called <i>Mittens</i> (monkey kittens). The results are fantastical and …

Monkeys

Nemen L.E.D. Jacket Is Made Out of Optical Fibers Woven Into The Fabric

Nemen L.E.D. Jacket is the result of an experimental project that represents this brand’s passion of endless searching in textile development and …

50 Prisms Emit Colorful Lights on the Streets of Montreal

Canadian architecture firm RAW recently unveiled <i>Prismatica</i>, a dazzling public art installation in Montreal that emits light from 50 prisms. The six and a half-foot-tall structures are spread throughout the Place des Festivals where visitors can walk around all sides of the rotating kaleidoscopes. …

Art

Yes, Even Popsicles Are Designed Now

Nuna is a popsicle with high art aspirations. Created by architect Manu Kumar and designer Stefan Gandl, Nunas geometrical angles and gorgeous colors at least look appetizing. Attached to a “sustainable bamboo stick” and featuring flavors by chef Heiko Antoniewicz with names like N71, N51 and N65, …

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

Power Pods for Your Phone!

Charging cables are sooooooo last season! Which is why we love the ORA pod. It’s a cleverly crafted wireless charger that’s designed to go anywhere …

Randomly Generated Polygonal Insects by ‘Istvan’ for NeonMob | Colossal

<p>Created by designer ‘Istvan’ of Chaotic Atmosphere, these geometric insects are a beautiful exercise in fictional biology, code, and digital …

Intricate Paper Animals Crafted with Elaborate Origami Techniques

Polish artist Piotr Sokolowski's elaborate origami creations use intricate tucks and folds to bring three-dimensional paper animals to life. To make the creatures, the artist uses the practice of modular origami – folding paper and creating multiple components, then joining the components into one …

Origami

Daily Inspiration #1952

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 …

Spectacular Ice Formations Atop a Windswept Mountain in Slovenia | Colossal

<p>After a long period of pummeling wind, snow, and ice, weather photographer Marko Korosec sensed an opportunity to climb Mount Javornik, part of a …

Pforzheim Design Students and Hankook Tire Team Up for Futuristic Wheel Concepts

It's time again for Hankook Tire's biennial design school team-up, where they task ID students with developing futuristic tire concepts. Last time …

Intricate Shadow Silhouettes Carved from Knife Blades by Li Hongbo

Beijing-based artist Li Hongbo recently unveiled <i>Shadow of Knives</i>, an incredible series of carved silhouette sculptures exhibited in his solo show at Contemporary by Angela Li in Hong Kong. Intricate, precisely cut animals, humans, and skeletons rise from knives like shadows, leaving behind …

Knives

The 11 Most Important Cats Of Science

I can haz scienz?<p>[Special thanks to materials scientist Joe Spalenka for letting us use his photoshopped image of Watson And Crick Plus Chloe The Cat.]

Pets

Classic Books Updated with Striking Modern Cover Art

Most reprints of classic books are dominated by large companies that produce low-quality paperbacks with bland covers, as David Mautz discovered when he was looking for a nice set of classic paperbacks. Frustrated by the limited options available, he founded Rock Paper Books, a startup publishing …

Books

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix proves the series’ worth, even if it makes little sense (review)

<i>Check out our Reviews Vault for past game reviews.</i><p>We all have series that we love a bit more than others. Kingdom Hearts is definitely one of mine. As a huge Disney and Final Fantasy fan, this odd cross-over of action role-playing games feels like a gift crafted specifically for me.<p>Developer Square …

South Park’s next target: YouTube gaming sensation PewDiePie

Comedy Central’s long-running animated show <i>South Park</i> is in the middle of its nerdiest season yet. It’s already taken on Oculus Rift, free-to-play games, and consumer drones. This week, it’s going to nerd out once again.<p>South Park Studios, the production company responsible for the show, released a …

How to Make a Micro Raspberry Pi Powered Arcade Cabinet

How to use your Raspberry Pi to complete a great project? If you’re a big fan of video games, you may like to build a micro <b>arcade cabinet</b> powered by</b> …

Radius V2 Minimal iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6 Cases

No doubt, the protective case can show off the gorgeous design of your iPhone 6 without reservation. If you like this kind of minimal design, let’s …

ClockONE By Twelve24 Uses World’s Largest Die-cut E-Ink Display (video)

If you are looking for a larger than life clock for your home or office workspace you might be interested in a new design by Twelve24 called the …