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Finally, An Umbrella That's Tough Enough to Hold Up in a Wind Storm

The Cypress Umbrella is meticulously designed to withstand strong winds without turning inside out.<p>We've all had it happen—a sudden gust of wind in a heavy rainstorm turns your umbrella into an inverted canvass lance that pulls you backward while you get drenched. After that, the umbrella is …

Addiction

Unusual ways to rent in London

<b>Not a day passes without a reminder of the shortage of affordable rental property in London.</b><p>Cases have been reported of teenage girls sharing rooms with strange landlords, people sleeping on sofas in kitchens and sheds and increasing numbers are sleeping on the streets.<p>Some Londoners are …

Housing

The Ultra-Rare Ferrari Vignale Is Put up for Auction

One of only four in the world.<p>RM Auctions is set to put one of the world’s most unique Ferrari builds under the hammer next month. Only 22 units of the 1953 Ferrari 250 Europa were built before the introduction of the second edition, and of these 22, only four were bodied by Vignale. The car to be …

Classic Cars

Vintage Adverts Featuring Demonic Children & Evil Teens

Whether by choice or design, the following collection of vintage adverts from The Advertising Archives come complete with numerous demonic looking …

Advertising

The Know app lets you snoop on your partner and it's even worse than Peeple

There has already been a sea of controversy over the yet-to-be-released Peeple app that lets you review anyone you know like a restaurant.<p>And now it has a contender for the worst app of all time – The Know, which uses the tagline “because ignorance is never bliss.”<p>The purpose of this iOS app is to …

Apps

World Rejoice! Mystery Jets Return!

<b>Mystery Jets</b> have broken cover, with a new label and fresh material in tow.<p>The group will release new album 'Curve Of The Earth' on January 22nd via …

Almost all the sci-fi spaceships you know are on this massive chart

If you regularly follow geek culture, you've probably seen early versions of Dirk Loechel's spaceship comparison chart, which shows the relative sizes of vehicles from science fiction games, movies and TV shows. Well, it's finished -- and it's even more authoritative than the last time around. Get …

Dezeen Watch Store has now closed

Tags:<p>Search results:<p>Dezeen Watch Store has now closed, and is no longer taking orders.<p>For a full list of our former watch brands and where to buy …

Beautiful Agate Gemstones Naturally Resemble Snapshots of Landscapes

Agate is a popular gemstone that's a banded form of finely-grained Quartz. Known for its vibrant colors and patterns, the translucent rock delights with its subtle, multifaceted beauty. One variation of the beloved stones features tiny, abstract scenes that resemble mountains, rivers, and skies. …

Jewelry

Young Thug Nails a Dunk in New Video for "Power"

Earlier today he appeared in Jamie xx's video for "I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)",and now Young Thug has shared a new video for his song "Power", which is featured on his recent <i>Slime Season</i> mixtape. In it, Young Thug rides a segway and hangs out in a park before making an epic under-the-leg …

Arcade Fire Announce Reflektor Deluxe Edition

<b>Update (10:43 a.m.)</b>: They've also shared a clip from <i>The Reflektor Tapes</i>, where they perform <i>Reflektor</i>'s "Here Comes the Night Time". Watch it below, via <i>Billboard</i>.<p>Arcade Fire have announced a deluxe edition of their 2013 LP <i>Reflektor</i>, which will be digitally released on September 25. In addition to …

Punkt launches Jasper Morrison-designed MP 01 as a "liberating" alternative to smartphones

<b>London Design Festival 2015:</b> Swiss technology brand Punkt has launched a stripped-back mobile handset designed by British designer Jasper Morrison …

Fantastic-looking Custom Made Steampunk Bullet Shell Chess

According to an author: “First, note the quarter placed in the images for a size reference. The board for this set was made from jointed pieces of …

Premiere: Nomine - '84600'

<b>Nomine</b> seemed to emerge from the darkness, releasing a string of deep cuts on 12 inch vinyl.<p>Working with Tempa, the producer is now ready to unveil a …

What Happens When a Flaming Quadcopter Hits a Propane-Filled Balloon?

This happens.<p>We've seen drones take on birds and shotguns and trees, but that all pales in comparison to drone-kind's most recent adversary: a balloon filled with propane.<p>Now when would a drone with a sparkler mounted on it ever run into a balloon filled with propane during normal circumstances? …

How to Make a Lampshade in 8 Easy Steps

You can make a lampshade out of pretty much anything—watered silk stretched over hammered coat hangers, corrugated steel, copper tubing strung together with wire . . . or twine and glue, like this one.<p>1. Find an inflatable ball, such as a beach ball, a little smaller than you want the lampshade to …

Premiere: Boogarins - 'Avalanche'

Soon after the first tab was dropped psychedelia spread across the globe.<p>In Brazil, though, it was about much more than music. Pop culture fused with …

Images of cloaked figure who 'dropped raw meat' prompt police investigation

Authorities in Gastonia, North Carolina, have been unable to determine source of photos that have gone viral: ‘We don’t know if someone is playing around’<p>Images of a cloaked figure who reportedly dropped raw meat near an apartment complex in North Carolina last week went viral and frightened local …

North Carolina

Interactive Installation Transports Viewers to Dazzling Universe of Infinite Lights

Japanese tech art studio teamLab invites viewers to step into a galaxy of twinkling lights in <i>Crystal Universe</i>, their latest fully immersive installation. The Tokyo-based collective positioned 60,000 suspended LEDs in three-dimensional space, using their original 4D Vision technology to create the …

Universe

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No Reserve: BaT's 1972 Porsche 911T

This 1972 Porsche 911T coupe is a numbers matching car that has an all stock drivetrain and interior. We listed the car two months ago (link), and …

From Japan, a Brilliant Notebook Hack for Organizing Your Notes

A simple trick to easily index and find the information you need<p>My notes are a mess. I desperately wish I could carry just one notebook, but every …

Productivity

Trembling Bells - The Sovereign Self

<b>Trembling Bells</b> sit close to the heart of Glasgow's experimental arts scene, a group whose incisions upon the flesh of the traditional folk song …

5 Racecar Driver Secrets You Should Learn

Go faster while staying safer with five video tutorials. Practice these at your next track day.<p>Driving skill isn't an absolute; there are always gains to be made. As a rule, more track time is better, and there's always room to improve. The best way is to find a well-regarded performance driving …

Rosso Aurora: 1969 De Tomaso Mangusta

This 1969 De Tomaso Mangusta has been with the seller for 19 years, during which it’s undergone what sounds like a very high quality restoration with …

Magnifique

'56 #Chevrolet #Nomad #Wagon. Simple, #classic lines AND Sierra gold/India ivory. What's not to like? #woodward #cruise

The Potential $100 Trillion Market For Space Mining

Emily Calandrelli Contributor<p>Emily Calandrelli is a producer and the host of FOX's Xploration Outer Space.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>A brief history of SpaceX<br>• SpaceX’s Next Steps Toward Rocket Reusability<p>Who owns the asteroids in our solar system? It may seem strange, but Congress hopes to …