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A Cutting Board That ‘Cuts’ Prep Time in Half!

The life of a designer turned writer is quite frustrating. The number of times I come across a product and go “Why didn’t I think of that?!” is damn …

How One Company is Combining Net-Zero Performance with Prefabricated Architecture

Point Zero's homes combine energy-efficient construction and health-oriented design without sacrificing the comfort or aesthetics you expect in a modern home.<p>Thanks to their financial and ecological benefits, hyper energy-efficient Net Zero (or near-Net Zero) homes are coming into vogue across …

Energy Efficiency

A Dieter Rams-Inspired Recycling Center

While working as an Environmental Manager in construction, UK-based Jon Walker easily recognized the importance of recycling, leading him to found …

Stair Design Idea - 9 Examples Of Built-In Handrails

Recently, we’ve been seeing more homes and buildings that have built-in handrails to accompany the stairs. They look great and take up less space …

'Creature' is a smart exhibition at the Broad museum

“Creature” is the second special exhibition assembled since the Broad museum opened in its flashy downtown L.A. digs 14 months ago. Drawn entirely from its permanent collection, the show assembles roughly 60 paintings, sculptures, photographs and mixed-media works by about two dozen artists.<p>The …

Art

Madame Tussauds London gets to work on new Trump wax figure

LONDON: A new addition will soon be coming to Madame Tussauds, London's famed wax museum, which on Thursday (Nov 10) showed some of the …

Two New Burning Man Sculptures Arrive At Patricia's Green In Hayes Valley

That little Hayes Valley park at Octavia Boulevard has welcomed a few Burning Man art and sculpture pieces over the years, probably none more iconic …

A beautifully machined spinning top

Machinist/sculptor Chris Bathgate (previously) teamed up with Richard Stadler, who machines beautiful spinning tops, to create "sculpture …

Carved Pencils by Cindy Chinn

Cindy Chinn is a full-time artist, and nowadays she is mostly recognized by her carved pencils sculptures. When she creates artwork, she […]

Sculpture

Indent Is Dialed Into Simplicity

Pinja Piira, a student at the Royal College of Art, sent us her MA graduation project, Indent, a music player with an ingenious new take on the audio …

Tactica One

TACTICA One is a sleek and practical bottle opener to carry with you, the perfect EDC item to make sure you can open a cap whenever the opportunity …

Trailmate Cooler

Igloo Coolers have introduced the ultimate all-terrain cooler, the Trailmate Cooler. A must have if you´re one of those who won´t give up the chance …

Steam Oven Toaster Balmuda

Posted in Kitchen and Space<p>The Toaster from Japan’s Balmuda is for adults only, reason being: it turns perfectly innocent food into decadent food …

Design Ballendat's Hyper-Efficient Stacking Chairs, Benches and Tables

The VLEGS are nuts-and-bolts industrial design at its finest<p>The issue with the design of most stacking chairs is that, when stacked, they look like …

Furniture

Audi Japan is selling one 'Final Fantasy XV' themed R8

Square Enix's long-awaited next entry in the 30-year-old <i>Final Fantasy</i> franchise arrives November 29th on PS4 and Xbox One, but first up is this promotional tie-in from Audi. In the run up to <i>Final Fantasy XV</i> , Sony Pictures released the all-CG rendered <i>Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV</i> movie back in …

Lego Meets Velcro In This Clever Apple Watch Strap

Designed by Benjamin Hubert at Layer, Labb is made of a stylish new material that could also make belts, jewelry, and purses easier to fasten.<p>It’s surprisingly hard to design a watch band that’s perfect for everyone. Leather watchbands might feel good against the skin, but since they close like a …

These Micro-Lofts Are the Future of Real Estate in Downtown Detroit

28Grand will offer 218 fully furnished, mixed-income units in a new building that encourages communal living<p>It's no secret that Detroit—the onetime capital of American auto production before it became a symbol of postindustrial collapse—is on the upswing. With companies like Shinola breathing life …

One-off Audi R8 "Star of Lucis" supercar to scream off the screen into someone's garage

Audi can count some pretty special achievements in its 106-odd years, but not every manufacturer can lay claim to a Royal Warrant from the Kingdom of …

Applying a Trendy Bathroom Designs Which Arranged With a Luxury Gray and White Color Accent Decor

Roohome.com – Would you want to arrange your bathroom? What kind of the suitable design that you want to apply? If you are still looking for a …

This Design Student Built A Gun That Weaponizes Tears

Yi-Fei Chen turned her frustrations into a literal weapon.<p>Ask any parent, any spouse, or any histrionic teenager, and they’ll tell you: Tears can be used as weapons. Until now, though, those weapons were figurative, wounding the heart of onlookers without actually damaging the flesh.<p>Fuck that …

The Narrative of Making: Rethinking Soft Materials

Students from the Furniture Design and Textiles Departments at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), were challenged to rethink how soft materials …

Alex Brokamp’s A__to__B Studio

Alex Brokamp, an industrial designer located in Cincinnati, Ohio, recently launched A__to__B Studio, where he’s producing design-focused objects and …

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