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This Company Wants To “Breed” The Perfect Chair, Using Eugenics

What happens when 10 of the most iconic chair designs ever mate with one another for five years?<p>Imagine using computers to bring countless generations of chairs to life, then forcing them to mate with one another in an orgiastic rut of successive DNA pairings until you finally have the <i>uberstuhl</i>: a …

Airships

Since the 1850s, engineers have been experimenting with powered lighter-than-air flight, essentially balloons with steering and propulsion. Like other early aeronautical experiments, the trial-and-error period was lengthy and hazardous. Dirigibles (with internal support structures) and blimps …

Behind the scenes at Apple and Google: in pictures - Telegraph

Menlo Park

Daily Inspiration #1550

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 …

Shell to Dwell

Jerusalem is known for its vertical communities that climb from hillside to hillside. This proposal for the area applies the modernist concept …

Surreal Figurative Sculptures of One Man

Using a unique synthetic resin, Korean artist Bhac Ji-Ho has produced an intriguing collection of figurative sculptures that play with shape, form, and color. The eye-catching works present multiple perspectives of one face in unconventional compositions. Each piece is a sort of self-portrait that …

Modern Art

Wild Animals Stalk the Streets of a Small Town in Finland at Night | Colossal

<p>One night while walking the streets of Porvoo, Finland with a camera in hand, photographer Mikko Lagerstedt (previously) captured the silhouette of …

Volvo’s Scandinavian Design-Inspired Concept Coupe

We all know that Volvo makes some of the safest cars around, but just one glimpse of their new concept car shows us that they’re not a one trick …

Music to My Eyes: Modern Piano by Audi & Bösendorfer

I am so in love with this piano, which I’m surprised I hadn’t see before now. I had no idea that Audi had ever designed a piano, let alone a piano …

My Modern Shop Spotlight - Lincoln Harrison's Spectacular Startrails

Australian photographer Lincoln Harrison is now well-known for his magnificent long exposure photography of radiant, swirling stars illuminating the night sky. Each remarkable shot after the next is a breathtaking document of the luminous, starry Australian nights Harrison diligently stayed up, …

Photography

Beautiful Houses: The Deck House

This week we will show you the breathtaking Deck House in Pahang, Malaysia, a project by Choo Gim Wah Architect. We couldn't find details about the …

Architecture

Subliminal Perception – Photography by Elif Sanem Karakoç

Experimental Photography.<p>Black and white photographic artworks by Elif Sanem Karakoç, a Turkish artist and photographer. The images are original …

Photography

Disarm: A Mechanized Orchestra of Instruments Built from Decommissioned Weapons | Colossal

<p>As part of his ongoing effort to transform weapons into musical instruments, artist Pedro Reyes (previously) constructed a fully mechanized …

Hexcell Concept Watch Can Be Customized to Suit Your Style

<b>Hexcell concept watch</b> was clearly inspired by natural hexagon shaped structures which usually can be found in nature. The main watch face actually …

Homes wish list: what we like this week - in pictures

The Weekend interiors team picks their five favourite high-street finds each week. So whatever you're looking for to brighten up your home – be that a new lampshade, a great candle holder or a groovy chair – check out their wish list. This week, their choice includes a cushion, a rug and a cabinet

Beautiful Ocean Reflections by Htet T San

On a personal journey to find herself, New York-based photographer Htet T. San has created a beautifully artistic series called “The Frail Second.” Shot at beaches around New York City, on Coney Island or Brighton Beach, all of the photos show the silhouetted reflections of random people as they …

Coney Island

An Iceberg in Antarctica Looks Like a Grumpy Old Man

The world is filled with anomalies and pareidolia (i.e. inexplicable phenomenons) but how would you react if you were sailing along Antarctica and came across an iceberg that looked like a grumpy old man? Redditor strummingmusic came face-to-face with this unusual situation and had to photograph …

Antarctica

Introducing the WestEdge Design Fair

WestEdge Design Fair will host a comprehensive schedule of panels and workshops in a theater outfitted by Benjamin Moore. In sponsoring the fair’s …

“The space between the void” (Kaleidoscope Cabinet) by Sebastian Errazuriz

“The space between the void” (The Kaleidoscope Cabinet) by Sebastian Errazuriz is another attempt to deconstruct the paradigm that a cabinet should …

Slices Of Life by Txchnologist staff GE sliced a horned melon (top) and a violin (bottom) into sections to demonstrate an imaging technique called tomography. When employed in medicine, this process...

<b>Slices Of Life</b><p>GE sliced a horned melon (top) and a violin (bottom) into sections to demonstrate an imaging technique called tomography. When employed …

3D Printing

Concept to Consumer - Design (Episode 1 of 4) | Jeep®

Articles about 5 creative modern porches and decks on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dishwashers don’t seem to hold the same cache as some of the more lust-worthy kitchen appliances (looking at you, gas ranges).<p>It's never too early to instill a good sense of design into your kids.<p>This curvaceous Missouri home, which we first spotlighted in 2012 for its sunken outdoor fire pit, grew …

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Apple devotees might have a long wait before they get an iWatch on their wrist

Smartwatches have met with a lukewarm reception so has Apple shelved plans for its own Dick Tracy-style wearable device?<p>For months rumours and reports have indicated that Apple has been in the process of producing a smartwatch of its own. The iWatch, as recent trademark filings name it, was to put …

Apple introduces the iPhone 5s, launching September 20th starting at $199

Ladies and gentleman, the moment you've all been waiting for. As expected, this afternoon's day-brightening news (or part of it, at least) arrived in Cupertino in the form of a brand-new handset. CEO Tim Cook took to the stage at Apple HQ to introduce the world to the iPhone 5s (lowercase "s," …

Dave Kinsey at FFDG - The Fox Is Black

Street artist turned gallery artist Dave Kinsey has been a long time favorite of mine. Known for his bold works which combine tagging with abstract …

Acrylic Artworks by Brendan Monroe

Illustrated Portraits of Warping and Twisting.<p>Enjoy these new paintings by Brendan Monroe. The work of the Oakland, California based artist and …

Ring Clock : Futuristic, Eco-Friendly, and Playful Ring that Displays The Time

<b>Ring Clock</b> is precious project of Gusztav Szikszai that took 2 years from the initial design picture to prototype. The first this project was posted …

Fantastic animated illustrations by Robin Davey - The Fox Is Black

I’m a big fan of Robin Davey’s work. Based in London, Robin works as a freelance illustrator, animator, designer and director. Recently he’s been …

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