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A Laser Gizmo That Helps You Drill Straight

The BullseyeBore makes it easy to see when you're off-angle<p>Learning to drill a hole perfectly perpendicular to your surface is a crucial DIY skill. …

Woodworking

How the Navy SEALs Train for Leadership Excellence

Almost every world-class, high-performance organization takes training and education seriously. But Navy SEALs go uncomfortably beyond. They’re obsessive and obsessed. They are arguably the best in the world at what they do. Their dedication to relentless training and intensive preparation, …

Leadership

American Vintage Badges 5

American Vintage Badges 5 – Logo templates in a nice wild west style.<p>This is already number five of the popular American Vintage Badges by Opus …

Steffen Kehrle's Toothy Adjustable Shelves

Steffen Kehrle is the Munich-based designer whose beautiful TRAY we showed you earlier. He's got some other tricks up his sleeve when it comes to …

The Handsome Hawg

The latest from the gearheads at Thunderbike, the Precision-R project showcases their custom Frame-Kit and original Thunderbike Monoblock wheels …

Articles about how design mahogany on Dwell.com - Dwell

Decorating with statement rugs is often challenging, so here are some tips and tricks to help guide the process.<p>The color pink is traditionally associated with many things, including love, luck, and good health; perhaps that's why these...<p>The creative method used by designers to bring their …

Painted Pedestrian Views of Dark, Urban Scenes by Cristóbal Pérez García | Colossal

<p>Cristóbal Pérez García’s oil painted scenes are those found in twilight or dusk, landscapes encased in smog and the highly trafficked realities of …

Art

SUBSEE Concept Yacht by Sylvain Viau Design

<b>Subsee concept yacht</b> is a trimaran explorer yacht designed for leisure purposes. This long traveling yacht is operated with integrated lifting …

Industrial Design

Funny Mr. Bean Photo-manips by Rodney Pike

Now these cracked me up! I was taking a good look at Rodney Pike's work, an awesome set of celebrity photo-manip caricatures, but a bunch of his …

Photo Manipulation

Confederate X132 Hellcat Speedster Features Drag Race Architecture with Innovative Engineering

Gorgeous <b>Confederate X132 Hellcat Speedster</b> features amazing specifications with uncompromised design. It is named after the iconic F6F Hellcat …

8-Year-Old Carries His Disabled Brother Through Their First Triathalon

This story of brotherly love is both inspirational and awe-inspiring. When 8-year-old Noah Aldrich heard about a local youth triathlon being hosted by the YMCA, he decided that he wanted participate in the event alongside his 6-year-old brother Lucas. For three months, the boys trained for the …

Landlocked? These Interpretations of Ocean Waves Rival the Real Deal

It's unfortunate that we can't all take in the swirling blues and greens of the large bodies of water that make up 70 percent of the Earth's surface …

Sculpture

The Rolling Stones Illustrations by Stavros Damos

Illustrated portraits of the the legendary Rolling Stones.<p>Thessaloníki, Greece based illustrator Stavros Damos has created this amazing series of The …

Conrad Jon Godly’s Mountain Paintings Drip from the Canvas | Colossal

<p>When looking at Swiss painter Conrad Jon Godly’s mountainous paintings, it takes a moment to truly appreciate the incredible skill behind what seems …

The Perfect Office - Sony 4K Media Player, Nomad Desktop CNC Mill and Office Ideas

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every …

Media Players

Jaw-Dropping Pen and Ink Cityscapes That Seem to Sprawl into Infinity by Ben Sack | Colossal

<p>With meticulous determination and a steady hand, artist Ben Sack picks up a black 0.05 Staedtler pigment liner pen and begins to draw the dense, …

The Spring Classics – Vintage Print Series by Neil Stevens

The Spring Classics – Vintage Inspired Illustrated Cycling Prints.<p>Oh yes, that is something for real cycling fans like me. London based creative …

Cycling

Endur: A 3D-Printable Polypropylene Substitute

Polypropylene is one of your go-to plastics for injection molding, and being both flexible and tough, you can do sexy things like making living …

Spreading the Furniture Technology Gospel: Hettich

Self-proclaimed "furniture technology" company Hettich makes the clever, mostly unseen hardware that makes cool furniture work: Hinges, handles, …

Marutaro, the Pygmy Hedgehog, Poses With Creative Illustrated Masks

Marutaro is an adorable pygmy hedgehog with some serious Internet fame. The Japan-based celebrity has over 47,000 followers on Twitter, and more fans around the web. It's not hard to see why – just look at that face! Marutaro enjoys getting his picture taken, and he is patient enough to pose with …

How The “Star Wars” Lightsaber Was Designed

How do you design a futuristic laser sword? Take a stick, rotoscope it, and then let a sound design genius work his magic.<p>In all of the annals of film and science fiction, you’d be hard pressed to find an object as singularly identifiable as the <i>Star Wars</i> lightsaber. Even if you don’t like science …

Die Hard

Blue Hills House by La SHED Architecture

This single story residence nestles itself between the surrounding trees on a steeply sloped lot in Morin-Heights, Québec, Canada. Dubbed the Blue …

Architecture

Portable Design for Moving Heavy Sheet Goods: Zieker Innovationen's Plate Clamping Trolley

We previously looked at the Gorilla Gripper and the Handle on Demand, two portable solutions for hauling heavy sheet goods. From Germany's Zieker …

Portable

Spectacular Splashes Create Colorful Liquid Creatures

It would be quite shocking to come across these giant creatures emerging from the surface of a lake. In reality, though, it wouldn't be possible considering Milwaukee-based photographer Jack Long captures the beautiful liquid formations at extremely high speeds.<p>With technical acuity, Long documents …

Sprawling Nature-Inspired Mural Drawn Entirely with a Sharpie

After seven long months of work, California-based artist Sean Sullivan finished <i>Grand Pale Maw</i>, an expansive drawing that covered the wall of a hallway in the Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) gallery. Using just a black marker, the artist started drawing with the image of a fallen oak …

Dad Uses Special Effects to Turn His Son into a Superhero

The title of “Coolest Dad of the Year” might just go to Daniel Hashimoto for his epic home videos of his 3-year-old son, James. Hashimoto, an After Effects artist for DreamWorks Animation, adds spectacular special effects to short videos of his son's playtime, turning everyday scenes of visiting …

Lumio: A Portable Light That Opens Up Like a Book

While Lumio looks like a bound book at first glance, you’ll realize as soon as you begin to open it up that the “pages” don’t contain words. The …

Portable

Wooden Skate Decks Beautifully Designed by Laser Engraving

Customized skate decks are nothing new, but you've probably never seen them look like this before. Brooklyn-based design studio Magnetic Kitchen used their talents and laser cutter to permanently transfer artwork onto premium maple wood boards. The process creates a unique embossed effect by …

Hyperrealistic Eyes Drawn with Colored Pencils | Colossal

<p>Texas-based graffiti artist Redosking draws fantastically detailed eyes using colored pencils. It seems like eyes are a common muse for illustrators …