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GHOST Everyday Backpack Hits Kickstarter (video)

A new everyday backpack called the GHOST has been developed by a team based in Seattle to provide users with the ultimate gadget bag, marketed as …

Cool Stuff

The Intelligent Extinguisher

Did you know that your fire extinguisher has an expiration date? That’s icing on the cake for a product that so few of us actually know how to use in …

intelligent

These clever layout tricks will maximise your living room space, regardless of size or shape

Get tips for a square room, long room, L-shaped room and awkward room.<p><b>Living rooms come in all shapes and sizes, from long and large to small and</b> …

Condominiums

Blank-faced Japanese house takes minimalism to the extreme

Party in the back<p>This ultra-minimal Japanese retreat turns a cold shoulder to the street. The “front” facade is a windowless white expanse of concrete, punctuated by a single palm tree rising from behind the parking gate. In contrast, the back of the house is dominated by windows, open terraces, …

Architecture

An industrial chic home with a touch of glamor

We've seen our fair share of industrial apartments, but more often than not, they leave us wanting. Perhaps they don't have enough softness or …

Interior Design

Airy Costa Rica home enjoys incredible views of the ocean and jungle

This gorgeous Costa Rican residence occupies a unique location near Santa Teresa Beach, where the jungle meets the Pacific Ocean. Architect Benjamin …

Architecture

The original Tesla Model S rival has returned, and it's as stunning as ever

• <b>The Fisker Karma was the original Model S rival.</b>• <b><br>But Fisker Automotive went bankrupt in 2013, leaving Tesla the victor of the electric-car space.</b>• <b><br>Now the car is making a comeback; this time it's called the Karma Revero.</b><p>Want to go fast and look cool in an electric car? Buy a Tesla Model S. Discussion …

Electric Vehicles

An Introduction to Graphic Design

<i>Graphic design</i> occupies the intersection of the science of communication and the art of aesthetics. In its most abstract sense, graphic design …

Graphic Design

Are long hours the secret to success? Here’s how to maximize your productivity to get ahead at work.

Superbowl-winning football coach Jon Gruden used to wake up every morning at 3:17 a.m. to the Notre Dame fight song. Even when that clock “expired of …

Time Management

A Designer’s Guide To Brainstorms That Are Actually Useful

Rule No. 1: Always say “yes.”<p>The Apollo 13 Mission Control team faced a huge number of seemingly insurmountable obstacles after an oxygen tank exploded on board the 1970 mission to the moon. They needed to find a new route that would get the astronauts back to Earth quickly with a limited supply of …

Design Thinking

GoTenna Mesh

<b>Pros</b><p>Lets you share text, location, and maps without cellular connectivity. Mesh network increases range. End-to-end encryption. Durable build.<p><b>Cons</b><p>No …

Wi-Fi

Five Photoshop Tools You Should Know

One can spend a lifetime learning Photoshop. But since we’re all pressed for time, there’s YouTube.<p>In this tutorial from Tutvid, Nathaniel Dodson …

Photography

Costa Rica eco-resort combines jungle yoga with sustainable design

The NALU boutique hotel in Costa Rica is a sustainable jungle retreat for exercise and relaxation. Merging green building strategies with local …

Architecture

Cuban graffiti artists bring social critique to Havana's walls

HAVANA (Reuters) - The graffiti of alien-like beings and balaclava-clad men appearing on Havana's dilapidated walls strikes a contrast with the upbeat political slogans and effigies of Cuban revolutionaries.<p>For a handful of young Cuban artists, these illicit creations are a means of touching on …

Cuba

How to choose the right prototyping tool

Prototyping is perhaps one of the most important parts of the web design process. By building a website prototype we can test ideas with users, we …

UX Design

Bollinger B1 Electric Sport Utility Truck

Traditional design flies out the window when you don't have to accommodate a transmission and engine.<p>We're so accustomed to the design constraints …

Trucks

Meet the Italian Artists Inking Museum-Worthy Tattoos

Tattoos may be more socially acceptable than they once were, but a nice sleeve hasn't yet become a marker of taste and refinement quite like, say, a collection of art on your wall. Italian tattoo artist Marco Manzo has made it his mission to fully bring body art into the world of fine art and high …

Tattoos

Striking concrete and glass home has a twist

Does the front door ruin its style?<p>From certain angles, this home on Portugal’s São Miguel Island looks like a concrete cousin of Philip Johnson’s famous Glass House—a single glass-walled horizontal volume, a statement of modern minimalism. Designed by the Portuguese firm Arco Mais, the home has a …

Architecture

9 absolutely trend colors for your new wall in 2017

Once again, we find ourselves thinking that another year needs to bring new innovations into our homes and with the nights starting to draw in again, …

Interior Design

10 Excel Tips You Need to Keep Your Job

In today's dynamic corporate environment, the best way to stay employed is to show the boss that you're indispensable. If you're a knowledge worker …

Microsoft Excel

Which Type of Logo is Best for Your Brand?

Choosing a logo type, after understanding the positives and negatives of each type, is one of the first steps to creating a successful logo for your business<p>If you are starting a new business the type of logo you choose will affect how clients perceive your brand. Choosing a logo type is one of the …

Identity

The Entire Universe As We Know It In One Spectacular Photograph

There’s a tremendous amount of information available about the universe, so much so that it’s a feat to even comprehend how much scientists have documented. In 1946, we saw the very first photograph from outer space; 70 years later, we have images of over 5,500 different galaxies courtesy of the …

Hubble Space Telescope

Renovation transforms traditional Barcelona apartment into house of mirrors

Perfect for design-loving narcissists<p>Merging traditional architecture with contemporary flair is something of a trend in Barcelona apartment renovations, and this latest project from Miel Arquitectos is no exception. The original third-floor home in the Sant Antoni neighborhood had a lovely vaulted …

Architecture

Hyperloop One’s full-scale pod reaches 192 mph in new Nevada track test

Hyperloop One has achieved a new milestone in terms of making its Hyperloop vision a physical reality: The company completed a test on July 29, 2017 at its full-scale Nevada test track that travelled at high speed, running nearly the entirety of the 500 meter (1640 foot) test route. XP-1, the …

Transportation

Life at the very top: luxury homes in new skyscrapers around the world

Luxury

Snail-inspired retreat is the perfect escape for nature lovers

Although you certainly wouldn’t be able to carry this shell-shaped structure on your back, the El Caracol retreat is perfect for getting away from it …

Architecture

IBM scientists have captured 330TB of uncompressed data into a tiny cartridge

It fits in the palm of your hand<p>In a new world record, scientists at IBM have captured 330 terabytes of uncompressed data — or the equivalent of 330 million books — into a cartridge that can fit into the palm of your hand. The record of 201 gigabits per square inch on prototype sputtered magnetic …

World Records

Tesla Model 3 doesn't have a key – and seven other things we learned

Elon Musk’s new mass market-aimed electric car has no directly visible speedometer, comes in two battery versions and isn’t a bad option for a sleep<p>Elon Musk revealed Tesla’s Model 3 is unlocked by a smartphone and doesn’t have a traditional key or fob among a host of other details at the delivery …

Model 3

5 Secrets to Cheap Kitchen Renovations That Big Companies Don't Want You to Know

Raise your hand if you could use a kitchen renovation in your home. Now raise your hand if you've actually made a plan to make this dream kitchen a …

Kitchens

These Dystopian Illustrations Look Like Gorillaz Meets 'Borderlands'

The gritty steampunk compositions by Australian artist Max Prentis don't correspond to an era or aesthetic category, but instead meld together visual elements from a multitude of different cultures and time periods. Much like digital artists Nivanh Chanthara and Fred Rambaud, Prentis has created a …

Illustration