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foot the coacher Releases a F.A.S.t. Series 1603 "Front Zip" Pack

The latest from the eclectic Japanese footwear brand.<p>Japanese footwear brand foot the coacher recently released its F.A.S.t. series 1603 “Front Zip” pack. Known for its unique renditions of classic footwear silhouettes, the F.A.S.t series 1603 front zip could be its most unique model yet. The shoe …

Japan’s UltraSmall Houses Photos

In Japanese cities, the average house is 1,075 square feet. That makes sense when you consider that the country has a landmass smaller than Montana but a population that puts it at number 11 worldwide. Creativity abounds despite such constraints, notes Naomi Pollack in Jutaku: Japanese Houses …

Japan

Illustrator Spotlight: Tomer Hanuka – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

10 Ways to Organize All of the Media in Your House

Even the nearly obsolete stuff (we like our DVD collection, OK?).<p>Even the nearly obsolete stuff (we like our DVD collection, OK?).

Explore The Terrifying Scale Of Mount Everest In This 3.2 Billion Pixel Interactive

Here’s why you’re probably not ready to climb Everest.<p>Even as yet another eponymous movie) opens in theaters, Nepalese officials are making access to Mount Everest harder than ever to attain. If you’re wondering why, look no further than this 3.2 billion pixel interactive tour of Mount Everest by …

Mountaineering

Vibram's New Furoshiki Shoes Wrap Around Your Soles

Tech and traditional make an odd sort of fusion with these new Furoshiki shoes by Vibram, which may be one of the weirdest or coolest things you’ve …

Slyder Gives Your iPhone A Secret Compartment

There are always situations where you want to bring just your phone and maybe a few cards. Maybe you’re going out for a run, maybe you just need to …

Kokoon Headphones Help You Sleep

Most of us just want to shut out the world when we sleep. But that can be a tricky proposition, at best, especially if you can’t take having …

Consumer Tech

Work Hard, Play Hard

Joe Sardo’s ultramodern line of multifunctional furnishings will make you sweat! In an unexpected marriage of fitness and furniture, the series blurs …

Play Hard

The Drumi Can Wash Small Loads With Just Your Foot To Power It

One of the great aggravations of apartment dwellers around the world is laundry. If you’re lucky, your building has a few machines in the basement …

The Tesla Home Battery Changes the Way We Store Energy

The Tesla Powerwall home battery is revolutionizing the way people store energy in their homes. Using electricity generated from solar panels, this …

Clean Energy

Meticulously Handcrafted Paper Objects by Zim & Zou | Colossal

<p>Master paper crafting duo Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann of Zim & Zou (previously) continue to create some of the most eye-catching paper …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Six Design Approaches to the Folding Bike Helmet

Everyone's got a different idea of how the hard shell should compress--but none of these may matter<p>No one likes carrying a bulky bicycle helmet …

Bicycle Helmets

Metazoa: Mixed-Media Cabinets by ‘ROA’ Reveal the Hidden Anatomy of Animals | Colossal

<p>Belgian artist ROA (previously) just opened his first solo show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC titled Metazoa. The new series of mixed media …

Art

Matali Crasset's Self-made Seat is a sofa made from modules that can be carried like suitcases

<b>Milan 2015:</b> French designer Matali Crasset has debuted a sofa made from a system of individual modules that can be carried like suitcases (+ …

The World's Oldest, Simplest Chair Design?

…and perhaps the world's first piece of flatpack, space-saving furniture<p>This type of chair was a build project for America's Boy Scouts since the …

Running Shoes

Sushi Bath Towel Concept by Jenny Pokryvailo | Colossal

<p>Have your sushi and … dry off with it, too. Designer Jenny Pokryvailo came up with this amusing concept for a series of towels that when properly …

Fish

Flyp Lets You Add Multiple Numbers To Your Smartphone

Flyp is a new iOS/Android app that lets you have up to six different phone numbers simultaneously active on your smartphone. The first number is free and each additional “premium” phone number (a maximum of five) costs $2.99 per month (or $29.99 per year) to maintain. The Flyp app manages all the …

Apps

Tokyo by Night by Masashi Wakui

The city of Tokyo, Japan is one the most wanted places to visit in the World. I haven't had the chance to go visit yet and the series Tokyo at Night …

Japan

Breathtaking Aerial Panoramas Show the World Like You've Never Seen Before

Ready to see the world like you've never seen it before? AirPano, a not-for-profit company that focuses on high-resolution panoramic shots, has traveled to over 230 breathtaking locations on our planet, giving us the most incredible aerial views of this earth. While they're known for their 360 …

Rio De Janeiro

Adorable Little Clouds Delightfully Water Potted Houseplants

In a whimsical twist that brings the great outdoors inside, this little cloud waters your hanging houseplants. The innovative wall hanging is comprised of a resin pot attached to a blue or green backing. Above the pot, a water filtering system disguised as a whimsical cloud hovers over the plant. …

Houseplants

Beautifully Otherworldly Photos of Frozen Waterfalls in Japan

Tokyo-based photographer Hayato Wakabayashi captures otherworldly images of frozen waterfalls, caves, and frost in his ongoing series <i>Gravity</i>. Bundled in warm layers and weighed down by heavy gear, the adventurous photographer braves the bone-chilling cold of Japan's mountainous regions in order to …

Photography

A Vision of Better Mobility

This combination automobile/wheelchair affords those with disabilities an enhanced, seamless system of mobility that simplifies life. The electric …

Disability

Move Over Cairo: Egypt Wants To Build A New Capital City From Scratch

Within seven years, the Egyptian government plans to build a new Cairo that would be home to 5 million residents.<p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK1AkKdYIDY<p>In less than a decade, a new Egyptian capital may rise out of the desert. Last week, Egypt’s housing minister Mostafa Madbouly announced plans …

Urban Design

Bright Idea: Beam Labs on the Making of Its Light-Socket Projector

The Beam smart projector fits any light socket—and can make any surface interactive through if-this-then-that rules.<p>“What if we could make a …

Weather

Hover X is the crazy desk that turns your lap — and anywhere you sit — into a PC gaming space

Lapboards aren’t necessarily new — Razer has a fancy one coming up, and Phantom Entertainment has a really nice one — but these are lap-friendly keyboard and mouse solutions, and they do nothing for the notebook user.<p>While the idea of a laptop computer for PC gaming seems nice, there’s one huge …

A Desk That Lets You Record Thoughts & Ideas in the Moment

Throughout the day we have all kinds of thoughts that pop in our head that we might want to jot down. Kirsten Camara created the Analog Memory Desk …

Furniture

Student project creates template for turning old tyres into footwear

Disused materials including tyres, burlap sacks and rope are recycled into footwear for the developing world in this project by Ravensbourne …

Developing Countries

Stunning Life-Like Animal Sculptures Made with Layers of Galvanized Wire

Artist Kendra Haste uses the ubiquitous galvanized wire and transforms it into life-like sculptures of wild animals. By layering, fraying, and sometimes painting it, she's able to mimic the anatomical appearance of creatures both large and small.<p>Haste masterfully crafts the wire so that even subtle …

Sculpture