Eric Carlson

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Turn Your World Into A Secret Message With This iPhone App

In Knit, you can pin virtual notes to real-world locations for your friends and loved ones.<p>Knit is a new iOS app designed by Treble Apps that aims to make your iPhone a decoder for a world of secret messages, pinned to real-world locations by your friends and loved ones.<p>In execution, Knit is like a …

Home is where your car is.

Like the impenetrable city with which it shares a name, the Troy concept utility vehicle is designed to protect its precious cargo over a variety of …

Time is Money: An Ongoing Search for the Affordable Watch

Illustration by Gear Patrol.<p>I live a life suddenly and violently saturated with watches. They festoon the top of my cigar humidor and hide in the …

The "Geometric House" in Connecticut by Daniel Libeskind

Daniel Libeskind traveled to the foothills of West Connecticut to build this sharply angular home. Made of dark stainless steel and bronze, the …

50 Best Watch Brands & Their Amazing Stories

No matter how far we come in technology, the mechanical movements of a timeless wristwatch will always be a fascinating work of art. An art that has …

The Pocket Watch Redefined

The story goes that in the 18th and early 19th century, men typically wore pocket watches and wristwatches were meant for women. However, during …

Miansai Swiss Movement Men's Watches

In addition to furthering their beautiful core watch designs, today, Miami-based accessories brand Miansai has upgraded their insides with a Swiss-made Ronda quartz movement. This latest line, the M12 Swiss, comes in stainless steel and PVD copper versions—not to mention, a choice between the …

Tokyoflash Kisai Kaidoku Wood LCD Watch with Stainless Steel Case

The stylish, elegant, easy to read Kaidoku watch gets a new look, say hello to Tokyoflash Kisai Kaidoku Wood LCD Watch. It’s a limited edition wood …

Stainless Steel

Boyfriend watches: the wish list – in pictures

Strike the right note this autumn with a mannish timepiece. Say goodbye to dainty bracelet watches and hello to the more masculine boyfriend watch

8 Follow-Worthy Personal Projects on Instagram

With over 200 million users, Instagram provides the opportunity to follow and like images from your favorite photographers, celebrities, brands, and …

Pelty High Quality Audio Speaker Powered by Fire

<b>Pelty High Quality Audio Speaker</b> features a unique way to power itself, it’s one of its kind. It’s innovative technology allows this device to …

artisanal

PARALLAX Bottle Opener

Inspired by the geometry of distorted perception in space, <i>Parallax</i> by <b>Light + Ladder</b> is a sculptural bottle opener made of brass. Its utility …

World’s Largest Underground Trampoline Is Completely Bonkers

Blaenau Ffestiniog, a mining town of fewer than 5,000 residents in Wales, will soon be home to one of the coolest bounce houses in the world. On July 4, Bounce Below opens in the Llechwedd quarry, one of many mines in the region that, since the 18th century, supported a once-thriving slate industry.<p>…

Outdoors

The Scribble Pen: Scans Colors, then Reproduces Them

Back in 2010 we showed you designer Jinsun Park's nifty Color Picker concept. The idea was that a magic marker would be loaded up with both a sensor …

Scanners

Bricksy: Lego version of Banksy Art

Jeff Friesen started playing with legos along with his daughter and took it to a whole other level when he decided to recreate masterpieces of the …

Lego

Vector Watch Boasts Industrial Styling with Castellated Bezel

<b>Vector Watch</b> boasts industrial styling with chunky edges. Designed by Peter Fletcher, this concept watch is the new variation of previous watch that …

Futuristic Clothes Keep You Off Social Media, By Blocking Cell Signals

Our technology addiction has come full circle, and we now live in an era of forced phone-and-tablet detoxing. There are camps for it, and we’ve enthusiastically extolled the virtues of unplugging here at <i>Fast Company</i> as well.<p>For a short-term solution, tech accessories can create a faux Airplane …

Social Media

MIT’s CityHome Is A House In A Box You Control By Waving Your Hand

Think 200 square feet is too small to live in? MIT Media Lab might persuade you otherwise.<p>Two hundred square feet. It’s horrifyingly small, even by New York standards. But a new project called CityHome, by MIT Media Lab’s Changing Places group, can make it feel like you’re living in an apartment …

1 Hour of Sunlight Gives This Solar-Powered Watch 3 Months of Battery Life

Q&Q SmileSolar watches allow you to harness the power of the sun on your wrist while looking good at the same time. These bright and fashionable accessories are solar-powered and now available to the worldwide market with a price tag that won't make you cringe. For only $40, you can own one of …

Amazing Metallic Sculpture Appears to Endlessly Melt

<i>Melter 3-D</i> appears to be a continuously moving sphere of liquid metal but, in fact, this amazing sculpture is actually an optical illusion developed by digital artist Takeshi Murata. Recently revealed at Frieze New York 2014, the small chrome sphere sits alone in the corner of a dark room, …

Beautifully Engraved and Gilded All-in-One Astronomical Tool

The beauty of science and art are embodied in what's known as the astronomical compendium, a multipurpose, all-in-one instrument that carries numerous devices for telling the time and performing astronomical calculations. Many astronomical compendia, such as the ones housed at the Museo Galileo in …

Wild! Tableware Made From Animal Bones, Fur, And Skin

Long before mass-produced plastic dishware, humans made tools and utensils from animal bones, hair, and hides. But the industrial meat industry has done away with the traditional and sustainable practice of using every part of the animal, and we’re left with disposable Solo cups clogging …

Passover

Photos from the Early 1900s Prove LOLcats Were Around Long Before the Internet

If you thought cat photos were something new, you’d not only be greatly mistaken, you’d be stepping all over the life’s work of one Mr. Harry …

Kick the Habit with Quitbit

In an age when even cigarettes are electronic, nicotine gum, patches and hypnosis are pretty outdated ways to approach the challenging—for some, impossible—act of quitting smoking. The Quitbit is a new device in the form of a lighter that aims to track your habits, allowing you to learn what time …

Incredible Moleskine Art Tells Magnificent Stories

Not since Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes have I seen such amazing art created on a Moleskine. Using just pencil and pen, 20-year-old artist Gabriel Picolo creates magnificent drawings that tell intriguing stories. His works pull you in, making you not only pay attention to the level of …

Core77 Conference Speaker Profile: Becky Stern of Adafruit

<b>The Core77 Conference</b> is just over a month away. Don't you want to know who will be presenting and what they'll be talking about? If so, this profile …

Wearable Tech

America's First Cat Caf Opens: Drink Coffee Alongside Adorable Cats

Yesterday, America's first cat caf opened in New York City. Cat lovers, you now have only three more day to sip coffee and eat pastries alongside adorable cats! Purina One teamed up with the North Shore Animal League, the country's largest no-kill shelter, to create this pop-up caf that's the …

Solar Lamps Double As Cute Robotic Pets

The Species of Illumination lamps (that’s Darwin and Wallace to you) can autonomously provide light in a dark room.<p>“As Plato said, ‘You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.'” That’s designer Bob de Graaf talking, and he has thought up a lamp that our …

Robotics

Darth Vader Toaster Cooks The Sith Lord Onto Your Bread

How would you like some of the Dark Side with your breakfast? Pangea Brands worked with Lucas Licensing to create the Darth Vader Toaster, meaning you'll never have to dine without the Sith Lord. The Star Wars-themed appliance is not only in the shape of the villain's helmet, but will cook his …