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Happy 30th, 'Super Mario'! Five big Mario moments

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hard to believe it has been 30 years since we were first told "our princess is in another castle."<p>For those of you not familiar with the reference, "Super Mario Bros.," one of the most popular video games of all time, turned 30 on Sunday.<p>It was first released in Japan on September 13, 1985, …

Retrogaming

A Tiny Modular Housing System For Cities Where Real Housing Is Too Expensive To Afford

Will San Francisco become a city only for the rich? The goal of these parking space-sized units is to stop that from happening.<p>Many cities face a real challenge to remain affordable in the future. They’ve become so attractive as places to live and invest that they no longer offer basic, decent …

Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

Heil Hipster: The Young Neo-Nazis Trying to Put a Stylish Face on Hate

Inside the tote-bag friendly, "Harlem Shake"-happy world of Germany's "nipsters"<p>It's a rainy Sunday evening in May, in the town of Weiden, in …

The psychology of Soylent and the prison of first-world food choices | Ars Technica

Why are some repulsed by Soylent, but others desperate to receive their orders?<p>Back around Labor Day 2013, Senior Editor Lee Hutchinson passed on the …

The Paper Skin by Leica

Leica has recently announced the availability of a limited edition of the X2 camera called “The Paper Skin” by Fedrigoni, changing band leather …

13 Apps to Inspire Creativity

If you haven’t fallen off the resolutions wagon yet… congrats. If as soon as week one ended, so did your good intentions, we totally hear you. But one resolution that’s always worth keeping is continually trying to bring creativity to your life every day. In our obsession with doing just that, …

Creativity

Around Clock White

What is time? A system of order in which all of civilization relies on to avoid falling into chaos? A societal construct devised to drive you mad? Get existential as you watch the hours tick past on the <b>Around</b> <b>Clock.</b> As the name suggests, the <b>time is measured by the rotation</b> of its cylindrical body. …

Write a tune, get it 3D-printed with Music Drop

The new service Music Drop lets you compose a little 16-note tune and have it immortalized in the form of a 3D-printed music box.<p>Though they only …

A First Look At How Beats Music Plans to Take on Spotify, Google, and Apple

The launch also marks Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers’s year at the company.<p>Near the end of the workday Friday, an office manager at a startup in San Francisco’s industrial Potrero Hill neighborhood scurried to grab a chilled bottle of sparkling wine. The company was commemorating its App Store …

Playlist

The Five Most Disruptive Innovations at CES 2014

The launch this week of our Big Bang Disruption book added significant urgency to our annual search for the biggest disruptors at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.<p>After all, the book’s principal argument is that continued exponential improvements in price and performance of …

NHDK – Building Photo Manipulations by Víctor Enrich

Architectural Photo Manipulations.<p>Víctor Enrich is a photographer and digital artist who creates breathtaking surreal images. NHDK is a series of 88 …

Ramon Bruin's New 3D Illustrations Spring to Life

Dutch artist Ramon Bruin, aka JJK Airbrush, continues to create optical illusion drawings that make animals and objects seem as though they're popping off the page. The illustrator's skilled visual effects transform flat surfaces into seemingly three-dimensional subjects. Bruin gives depth to the …

Drawing

Daily Inspiration #1621

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 …

Digital Art

Funny Animated Short About People Living in Constant Wind

For his 2012 graduation film at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany, student Robert Loebel created this incredibly funny animated short called <i>WIND</i>. In 2013, it went on to win multiple awards at film festivals all over the world including in Croatia, Korea and Macedonia.<p>Earlier …

Animated Movies

AJ Fosik's New Wooden Sculptures Jump Off the Canvas

Portland, Oregon-based artist AJ Fosik creates bright, three-dimensional wooden works that look like vibrant illustrations come to life. The artist uses a radiant spectrum of colors for each of his pieces, exaggerating their animated nature. As a result, the sculptural works have a whimsical appeal …

Art

Oakland businesses divided over Latham Square design

A pilot plaza at Latham Square, created by eliminating car traffic from the 1500 block of Telegraph, where it intersects with Broadway, has garnered …

A Monster Puppy And 9 More Terrifying Creatures Designed By The CGI Gods

Ever wonder how your favorite CGI monsters are created, from Gollum to Hippogriffs to Spawn? A new book showcases leading creature designers and documents their creative processes.<p>We’d like to warmly welcome a new family of creatures into the world. Their names are Chub, Bog Bomber, Egg Thief, …

Manta Rays

HitFix

‘Mute’ Visits A Dirty, Near-Future Berlin Filled With Nasty Characters<p>'Annihilation' Is A Lean, Straightforward Modern Sci-Fi Classic<p>A review of Alex …

Best of the Week: Websites, PS4, Tech News and more

It's time for our best news of this week. We have a lot of graphic and web design, a bit of architecture, ads, tech news, awesome reads and other …

Times Square

Woodworking Tip: How to Drill Pilot Holes... Without a Drill Bit!

<i>Meet my friend Brad, he's a pilot</i><p>The drill bits I break the most are the 1/8" ones I use for pre-drilling. Probably because I keep buying those cheap …

Woodworking

Coin, The Electronic Credit Card, Reaches Its Pre-Order Goal In 40 Minutes

We are, I believe, in an interstitial zone when it comes to payments. Credit cards are still king – just ask Square – and NFC is just a dream in most countries. That’s why Coin is so interesting. It’s a credit-card-sized device that holds other credit cards, allowing you to swap from card to card …

Cars and Films – Poster Series by Jesús Prudencio

Cars and Films.<p>Selected posters of a series called “Cars and Films” by Jesús Prudencio, a freelance graphic designer currently living in Seville, …

Kim Seongjin's Concept Work: A Braun Camera, Easy-to-Cut Zip Ties, an Anti-Theft Umbrella and More

Seoul-based Kim Seongjin was studying Chemical Engineering at Chonnam National University, but dropped out to complete South Korea's mandatory …

South Korea